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American Revolution Tattoo Studio in Midland, MI

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Sat, 2014-07-12 19:21

 

 

With over 2,000 followers on Instagram, it’s easy to understand why Jordan Grakauskas of American Revolution Tattoo Studio in Midland, MI has begun to carve out a niche as a New School illustrative tattoo artist. Often using over 700 colors in his tattoos, his personality is just as colorful and brilliant as his work. 

 

Tell me the story of American Revolution Tattoo Studio in Midland, MI?

Nipple Tattoos Redefine Body Art

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Tue, 2014-07-08 19:55

Nipple tattoos are an artful approach to the healing process after a mastectomy.

 

Renormalizing the appearance of the breast can provide a survivor comfort and confidence whenever she looks in the mirror. Here’s how many tattoo artists are using their gift to help people recovering from breast cancer or any other breast surgery.

 

Breast Cancer Statistics

Fall 2014 Top Ten Tattoo Trends

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Mon, 2014-07-07 17:34

 

Roughly one out of five people has a tattoo. Rare they are not- there’s still room to make a mark and define your own identity.

 

The key with any tattoo trend is to be on top of it before anyone else. Sure you’ll get tired of seeing mass-produced designs of your very own creation, but it’s always better to be a leader. Right? (So follow along. I’ve got the Fall 2014 Top Ten Tattoo Trends covered.)

 

Mike Rubendall of King's Avenue Tattoo

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Sun, 2014-07-06 23:59

Lured by the mystique of the needle, world-renowned tattoo artist Mike Rubendall is certainly the king of his own creation. Owner and artist at King’s Avenue Tattoo in Massapequa, NY, he lived by the mantra that he would become a tattoo artist by “Any Means Necessary.”

 

The Humble Beginnings

At just seventeen years old Rubendall was curious about the expression of body art. An avid listener of rock bands and heavy metal, the bands were all prominently tattooed and naturally, that made Mike curious about the culture.

 

Disturbed Asylum Tattoo Shop in Jewell City, CT

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Sun, 2014-07-06 21:01

Not to sound morbid, but David Kruger, owner of Disturbed Asylum in Jewell City, CT, will artistically disfigure a model in the style of a Day of the Dead tattoo just for kicks. Capturing deep emotions in Realism and black and grey is all part of Dave’s dramatic charm. Dave shared a moment with me to describe what keeps his passion, and tattoo shop, alive..

 

How long have you been tattooing?

I’ve been a professional tattoo artist for six years.

 

What is your tattooing style?

Muse Tattoo and Body Piercing in Palmyra, New Jersey

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Sun, 2014-07-06 20:56

The definition of muse is to inspire. Adam and Hannah, owners of Muse Tattoo and Body Piercing in Palmyra, New Jersey, hope to do just that for their customers. Offering a clean and professional environment for tattoos, body piercing, and to view local artwork, Adam unites and celebrates an entire community of artists- in all of their forms. With a passion for charitable work including animal rescue organizations, Muse Tattoo is a safe haven for abstraction.

 

What made you interested in owning a tattoo and body piercing studio?

Top Five Tattoo Customer Rants

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Tue, 2014-07-01 12:00

Top Five Things Your Tattoo Customer Wants to Change About You

 

Tattoo artists have their share of complaints. Customers who are indecisive, request uninspired after uninspired design, just to name a few. These complaints are generally valid, and you’re right to have them. However, your customers wish they could change just a few things about you. Consider this your “Honey Do” list- and just do it.

 

World-Renowned Tattoo Artist Todo Brennan of ABT Tattoo

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Sat, 2014-06-28 10:10

Owner of award-winning ABT Tattoo in McDonough, Georgia, Todo Brennan is a world-renowned tattoo artist with over thirty years of experience.

 

Although the shops Todo tried landing apprenticeships with back in the 1980s pretty much kicked him out the door, that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream as a professional tattoo artist.

 

He’s dedicated. He’s professional. He’s talented.

 

Here’s how one man followed his dreams and paved a road to success with his own two hands.

 

Black Pearl Tattoo and Body Piercing in Houston, Texas

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Sat, 2014-06-28 01:13

Thanks to their positive reviews and high standards, Black Pearl Tattoo and Body Piercing in Houston, Texas is currently expanding their shop with another 900 square feet, soon to accommodate a total of six tattoo artists with over twenty three years of combined tattooing experience. I spoke with owner Tim Crumley about his secret formula for success.

 

With a focus on stellar customer service and a unified goal to make people happy, The Black Pearl tattoo shop is a rare and sought out treasure.

 

Eastside Tattoo Shop in Athens, Georgia

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Sat, 2014-06-28 01:03

Starting from home, Dustin Stewart of Eastside Tattoo in Athens, Georgia, took a big risk building his professional tattoo artist reputation. Despite the challenges of perfecting the craft all on his own, he followed his passion and learned the culture and history of tattooing along the way.

 

Now the lone artist at Eastside Tattoos in Athens, Georgia, he talks about old school tattoo artists, culture, and how the tattoo industry is slowly gaining the respect it rightfully deserves.

 

What’s your work mantra?

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