Santa Clara Tattoo Artist Paco Dietz at Graven Image Tattoo

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Sat, 2014-04-19 10:44

Featured in several International tattoo publications, Santa Clara tattoo artist and shop owner Paco Dietz of Graven Image Tattoo, specializes in custom biomechanical tattoo designs.


I spoke with his partner Lindsay for a moment to discover what inspires Paco’s art and style.


Tell me about your shop and Paco Dietz:

Paco is the sole artist and owner of Graven Image Tattoo, which has been open since 1993 and now occupies a converted Santa Clara loft.


Inkfreak Inc. Somerset Tattoo Shop in Wisconsin

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Sat, 2014-04-19 09:54

Boasting naturalistic views of the Apple River, the comfortable Inkfreak, Inc. Somerset tattoo shop in Wisconsin is co-owned by tattoo artist Jinx Lyon and her partner, Chris Langer, and specializes in both nature and lettering tattoos.


I spoke with Chris for a moment to find out what makes this Somerset tattoo shop a unique and inspiring location to get inked.


Tell me about your Somerset tattoo shop and the artist’s specialty:

Currently we have my partner/ artist Jinx Lyon, and one apprentice.


Angel Wing Tattoos

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Fri, 2014-04-18 21:45

Angel wing tattoo  designs are one of the most popular Holy tattoos that can represent the love of Christ and religion.


As we near Easter Sunday, many people are considering religious theme tattoos. Angel wings, crosses, and lettering tattoos with Psalms and verse make unique additions to devotional body art.


Eridano's Tattoo and Gallery in Boston Massachusetts

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Fri, 2014-04-18 20:56


Not many tattoo shops in the Boston area can also call themselves fine art galleries. Owner and Artist of Eridano’s Tattoo and Gallery, Markus Blanchard proves his art can go from canvas to skin flawlessly.


I spoke with Laura, Shop Manager and Tattoo enthusiast at Eridano’s, and got the scoop on the gallery’s prized talent.


Please tell me about Eridano’s Tattoo and Gallery shop and the artists:

Inked Celebs and Tattoo Trends

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Fri, 2014-04-18 11:39

Have you been inspired for body art based on these most famous tattoos worn by  inked celebs?


Inked Celebs Who Set Tattoo Trends

Not every inked celeb starts a most famous tattoo trend. Since tattoos are just so personal, there has to be something really appealing or different for a basic tattoo design to spread like wildfire. It could merely be the star’s popularity or the designs themselves that have the following inked celebs walking the red-carpet of tattoo style.


Image credit: Mi Familia Tattoo Studio

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.

How Tattoo Artists Can Create a Demand for Work

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Wed, 2014-04-16 14:11


How to Create a Demand for Your Work

Nothing worthwhile comes easy in life. We’ve all heard  it, and we know it to be true. If you don’t apply yourself in your job, hone your skills, carry passion with you through the door, and strive to connect with every single customer in your chair, your skill will never reach the heights that will help your career soar.


Tattoo Lettering

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Tue, 2014-04-15 12:56

Are you considering a tattoo lettering design?


Whether you wish to scribe your favorite quotes, song verse or Psalms, finding the right font is nearly just as important as the written context. Don’t be in such a hurry to say what you want to say, take a look at the following tattoo lettering tips, and then find an artist who's worthy of penning it.


Where to Find Tattoo Lettering Font


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).

Bryan Childs of Spidermonkey Tattoos in Olympia Washington

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Mon, 2014-04-14 20:17


Bryan Childs has been tattooing for over twenty years in the Pacific Northwest, and fourteen years ago opened Spidermonkey Tattoos in Olympia, Washington.  His reputation and regular clientele have required him to close his schedule entirely, while he instead works from a nearly three-year backlog of potential clients.



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