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
January 28, 2017
*/ A lot of people, particularly in the United States of America, have been discussing the possibility of relocating to Canada. Or at least visiting for a long period of time. The current political climate poses More
January 23, 2017
My other half and I are fairly inked. I mean, after all, he’s a tattoo artist and I’m a tattoo blogger. Clearly, we’re in love with the industry. Between us, we have four children—with an age range that spans from 2 More
January 12, 2017
Worn and loved all over the world, Converse, especially the classic Chuck Taylor All Stars, are one of the most recognized shoes out there. They are comfortable, they are sharp, and you can do anything while wearing More
January 2, 2017
First, I would like to preface this article with one very important statement:   I am not a doctor.   While I’m sure that is a no-brainer, as it is probably pretty clear I’m just a writer with an adoration for tattoos, More
December 30, 2016
Tipping... it’s an American standard in many industries. You know when you go to a restaurant that you’re supposed to tip your server. Hell, most establishments even show you a breakdown of tip percentages on the bottom More
December 10, 2016
Portland, Oregon is indeed a weird city, and its residents do everything they can to keep it that way by continuously plastering art all over the streets. As a liberal and progressive city, it can seem difficult to find More
December 8, 2016
*/ Seattle may be a rainy city, but tattoo lovers have a bright future with the metropolitan’s dense selection of awesome ink and artists. Aside from coffee, seafood and technology, Seattle is an incredibly art driven More
December 7, 2016
*/ Las Vegas, referred to by many as “Sin City,” is a place where people go to escape their daily quotidian. You’ve heard the phrase, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Unless, of course, you leave with a tattoo More
December 2, 2016
New Year's resolutions are quite the phony conception of a solution.  Millions of individuals who respond to life on traditional autopilot make pacts and set personal goals on the spot when the urgent almighty New Year' More
November 24, 2016
Thanksgiving is the perfect time, not only to spend time with friends and family to get your grub on and watch football, but to reflect on what you're thankful for in life. I firmly believe that taking the time to be More
November 23, 2016
*/ In San Francisco businesses like tattoo shops are a dime a dozen. The bay is a place of art and culture, which may make it seem like an abyss of world class talent and experience. San Francisco has gone through More
November 21, 2016
*/ Of all cities and regions in California, or even the entire west coast, Orange County is by far one of the biggest hot beds for some innovative and high quality tattoo art. Many of the world’s most famous tattooers 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 17, 2016
If you’re looking for a gal that can hold her own, who won’t give in to what others think and can light your fire like nobody else—then a tattooed gal is for you. Don’t believe the stereotypes you may have heard about 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 18, 2016
Most, if not all of us, have a celebrity type figure that we look up to and adore. Whether it's a musician, an actor, a comedian, or someone with a major following, there are those few people that have really made an More
August 12, 2016
So, we all know that couples tattoos are a thing. Of course, most people (a large percentage of artists included) tend to stress against getting tattooed as a couple because...Well, let’s face it, you never really know 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 30, 2016
When was the last time you picked up the telephone to tell someone you miss them, rather than shoot them a short text? How about the last time you wrote a letter with a pen and paper instead of typing out an email? In a 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 26, 2016
Riot Fest is equipped to be the greatest festival in modern day music culture. I have now attended Riot Fest and Carnival in Chicago for two years in a row and surely plan to be there again when September hits. Going to 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