May 22, 2017
Recently, I was approached by a friend who is currently pregnant and craving some new ink. She wasn’t sure if there were any “rules” against getting tattooed while pregnant. Immediately, my brain screamed—OF COURSE More
March 20, 2017
As consumers, we are always out to get a fair price. One of the most worrying issues shoppers face is overpaying for an item or service. This is why there are so many price comparison tools, apps, and websites available More
March 16, 2017
You’ve just gotten your first tattoo and it looks great. You’ve been taking care of it, following the directions provided to you by your artist, and it’s all been good.   But wait...   You wake up one morning and take a More
March 6, 2017
When discussing my tattoos with people I face several of the same questions, over and over. Obviously, the first one is, “Do they hurt?”—a question I personally hate to answer, as I have a pain tolerance of a rhinoceros More
February 1, 2017
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
January 30, 2017
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
December 7, 2016
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
October 28, 2016
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
October 27, 2016
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
October 8, 2016
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
October 6, 2016
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
August 10, 2016
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
July 27, 2016
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
July 8, 2016
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
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June 9, 2015
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
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February 19, 2014
(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
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February 19, 2014
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
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February 13, 2014
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
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November 5, 2013
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
September 20, 2013
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
Rose and Dagger Tattoo Design
September 13, 2013
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
Custom Tattoo Bow Design
September 11, 2013
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
London Reese Blood Halo
August 13, 2013
  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
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August 13, 2013
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
 Eric Dean Spruth Tattooing
August 7, 2013
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