Okay, so we all know tattoos aren’t cheap. They’re not like that old DVD you picked up out of the $3 bargain bin at Wal-Mart—you’re going to want to care for them PROPERLY.
Most respectable artists will go over the More
If you’re a fresh canvas, meaning you currently have no tattoos, then I’m betting you’ve got some questions. The industry is complex, with many technical terms and unique style names, and it can be quite confusing to More
As tattooing is an art form that has been in practice for over 5,000 years, the concept of using an electrical machine to apply tattoos is relatively new. In fact, the original patent for the very first electric tattoo More
Those of us with more than a few tattoos or who have a habit of making bad decisions have encountered the unmistakable feeling of tattoo regret. Perhaps we had one too many rounds of tequila while on spring break. Or More
If you’ve ever gotten a tattoo, you already know that it takes a lot of trust and faith in your artist. Letting someone jam needles into your skin hundreds of times can be a little daunting, but they’re professionals, More
Making the decision to ink a design onto your skin for the rest of your life is a big step. It’s a serious decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. But, just as the decision to get the ink should be a long, thought-out More
In every line of work there are things we love doing and things we hate doing. Regardless of whether you truly enjoy your job, there will always be some task that just gets under your skin when it comes time to complete More
So you’re going to get your first—or next—tattoo! Woo! You’re all pumped, excited for the event. You’ve told all your friends and family, you’ve posted about it on social media, and that’s great! Your tattoo artist More
One question non-tattooed people always ask the members of the inked community is, “Did it hurt?” As someone with a handful of designs inked upon my body, I can officially say that, yes, I have had to answer this More
Great, you got that tattoo. You did it! Congratulations.
But, now what?
What do you do once you leave the tattoo shop with your freshly inked piece? The healing process is one of the most important parts of the tattoo More
Salvador Dali had his mustache, Van Gogh had his ear--or lack thereof, and Andy Warhol had his wigs. Artists have always drawn outside the lines in their work and in their lives, decorating themselves as an extended More
(While YOU Were Sleeping...)
Relationships take work on both sides. Whether with family, friends, romantic or professional, if you’re not willing to invest time in building relationships with potential or existing More
How to Gain Your Client’s Trust
One of the most difficult aspects of sales jobs and services jobs, whether that means selling a product or your talent, is gaining a client’s trust. This is particularly true within the More
Admit it, you love seeing your Facebook fan page grow, and it’s a welcoming surprise to read comments from followers or friends who simply adore your artwork. Uploading photos from your iPhone is just one way you get More
Tattoo reality based TV shows have become a huge part of the tattoo industry, particularly its movement into the mainstream. Without a doubt, tattoos on TV have done wonders to bring body art culture into the homes of More
Tattoo designers, it's important to know when you should put in time and effort for the custom tattoo design requests. When it comes to bidding and commenting, please feel free to do this on any request. It's important More
When's the last time you took a really objective, critical look at your portfolio? It's a simple process that takes a bit of time but can make a world of difference. A stellar portfolio can get you more sales. An artist More
The most important part of your job as a tattoo designer is customer service. No matter how talented or skilled you are or how amazing your portfolio is, if you have bad customer service, you will lose clients, get More
Brittan “London” Reese, 27, has become a household name in the tattoo community in the last few years. From 2009 to 2012, Reese worked alongside Mike Devries. After being crowned victor of the first season of Oxygen’ More
Katana Tattoo has been running out of Green Bay, WI for about nine months now, providing large custom tattoo work to the faithful of the midwest. Paul Dhuey, the sole owner/artist/operator at Katana has spent almost 20 More
Watch and learn about the inspiring organization, Sacred Transformations:
Angela's Sacred Transformation from Thom on Vimeo.
Sacred Transformations is a Chicago based Non-Profit Organization that provides free More
Jeselyn, 28, is one of the the five talented tattoo artists at Marco’s Tattoo, one of Rhode Island’s premier custom tattoo shops. Over the last seven years, Marco’s Tattoo has been delivering a diverse collection of More
Alfredo Matta, 32, is one of the four tattoo artists at Cicada Tattoo in Seattle, WA. With a diverse collection of artists from different backgrounds, there is no shortage of flowing creative energy throughout, and the More
Alex Minsky is quickly making headlines with his inspirational story of tragedy turned motivation. Watch him talk about his story on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno below:
Minsky, 24, was born and raised in More
Becoming a tattoo artist can be a satisfying and lucrative career. If you're just beginning, here is some tattoo advice to help you jump-start your career. These tips, offered by some of the best artists, can make your More