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Body Art - What Makes a Living Masterpiece

Submitted by Naomi V on Thu, 2014-04-17 12:37

Body art is created on the human body. This can mean permanently or temporarily. The most well known type of body art is, of course, tattoo! Other types of body art are body painting, piercings, henna, body airbrushing and temporary tattoos. More taboo kinds are body modification like scarification, subdermal implants, ear punching, saline injection, branding, suspension hooks, just to name a few. The former category are considered taboo because they are less socially accepted and are more unusual. They are kept mainly to a subculture of people who have like interests.

Travel and Tourism Tattoo Design Ideas

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Mon, 2014-04-14 23:39


Perhaps you’re the sort of person who likes to plan ahead.


If you’re packing for a trip, your suitcase lies open, slowly filled throughout the week with a carefully edited wardrobe, just perfect for your destination.


Ladies, you have twice the tops as you do bottoms, a spare swimsuit, and a few evening dresses. For the men (who aren’t doing much of the packing) you’re prepared with dress shirts, Speedos, and a few nice pairs of pants or shorts.  (And don’t forget your sunblock, since you’re smart and protective of your tattoos).

Tattoo Fonts - Which One Says It Right?

Submitted by Naomi V on Sat, 2014-04-12 02:42

Lettering and Script tattoos are among the most popular tattoos around, but how do people decide what tattoo fonts to use? Sure there are some fonts that have been around for a long time in the history of tattoo, such as the type seen in old school or traditional tattoos. Another common type of font is the Old English font. Now that more people are getting tattoos, including more women of different ages and walks of life, we are seeing a boom in the industry when it comes to lettering. All sorts of fonts are being used to express what the collector wants to say.

Making It Personal - Design Your Own Tattoo

Submitted by Naomi V on Tue, 2014-04-08 21:15

What do you do when you have a creative mind with outstanding ideas and a vivid imagination, but can't draw a straight line to save your life? Well, if you've gotten a great idea for a tattoo, finding and commissioning an artist who can both hear and understand your vision as well as masterfully materialize it to your liking would be ideal. If you don't know an artist who can do exactly that, you've come to the right place!


Custom Tattoo versus Tattoo Flash

Submitted by Naomi V on Mon, 2014-04-07 01:13

So you're itching to get a tattoo, and choosing an existing flash tattoo would be the easiest and fastest route. But, is tattoo flash the best choice? The artwork was not created for anyone in particular and chances are, other people have chosen the same exact image and have it inked on them right now. If you're fine with that, then more power to you! Get your tattoo done.

Cool Tattoos: What Makes Your Tattoos So Cool?

Submitted by Naomi V on Sun, 2014-04-06 23:34

Hey that's a cool tattoo! You probably hear it all the time from tattooed and non tattooed people. Sure, a tattoo is something to take some pride in. After the pain endurance as well as the financial investment of permanent art, you deserve to get complimented. But, what makes a tattoo "cool?" There are a lot of factors that help make a tattoo cool, and not a tattoo FAIL. We've seen plenty of those! Let's investigate further:

T-Bone Tattoo Artist  East coast ink & body piercing

T Bone of East Coast Ink & Body Piercing

Submitted by Jodie M on Sun, 2014-04-06 00:11

Meet T-Bone of East Coast ink and Body Piercing Tattoo




Tattoo Sleeves: Confident Art Required

Submitted by Naomi V on Fri, 2014-04-04 01:00

Tattoo sleeves are more than most tattoos. It is not a small expression or anything that can be easily hidden or covered up. The arms are a major part of the body that is both very visible and active on a daily basis. Half or full sleeves require a tremendous amount of planning and confidence in the art. Tattoo sleeves are serious!


Make it count!


Wade's Tattoo LLC in Sidney, Ohio

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Fri, 2014-03-28 19:11

With a strong focus on colorful and bold Realism tattoos, Paul Morrow, Owner and Tattoo Artist of Wades Tattoo LLC in Sidney, Ohio, simply has a passion for people.


“Not everyone is the same,” Paul explains, “Each day I tattoo someone new, with a different story, and a completely different tattoo. That’s what motivates me.”


The Artist Process for Custom Tattoo Designs

Submitted by Naomi V on Tue, 2014-03-25 15:07
How does the artist process work for creating custom tattoo designs? Research, concept sketching, and listening to the customer are all part of it, but what does the process actually look like? We asked designer Benjamin Wright to let us in on how he works. He's a true talent and one of our busiest tattoo designers. What he sent are a number of sketches in various stages from rough concept to final color.


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