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
March 12, 2016
The idea of getting your first tattoo can be daunting. You are presented with the desire to get something permanently personal, but you are afraid it will hurt, won't heal, will look terrible when you're 80 years old, More
February 10, 2016
It's that time of the year-- Tax Season. And unlike every other week when your paycheck disappears to bills before it hits your bank, your tax refund should be that little extra something to help you treat yourself. So More
Trippy tattoos
July 3, 2015
One of my favorite drawings hands down (no pun intended) is the Hand with Reflecting Sphere or also know as Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror. This is a lithograph print by Dutch artist M. C. Escher. This was first More
Hand tattoos
June 3, 2015
Contrary to how neck and hand tattoos used to be viewed in the eyes of society, they are now becoming more widely accepted in both the social and working world, depending on where you're working. Although hand, face, More
May 19, 2015
Tattoo prices vary from city to city and artist to artist. The level of detail and time involved is a major factor in how an artist prices a piece of work, but it is important to also note that equipment, ink, and other More
Tattoo removal
May 6, 2015
You've been thinking about tattoo removal because there it is, staring at you day after day after day.  That little black bunny symbol you thought would look so adorable on your hand when you were younger.  It has More
April 20, 2015
Working with your artist to get what you want!   Having a custom tattoo is an admirable goal, however, it takes more than just great tattoo ideas to make a truly awesome tattoo. You will need a skilled tattoo artist who More
White Ink Tattoos
April 14, 2015
An emerging trend in the tattoo world is white ink tattoos.  More subtle than a regular tattoo, a white ink tattoo might suit someone who does not want to aggravate a loved one or family member or who perhaps works in a More
Tipping a tattoo artist
April 6, 2015
Tattoo artists combine precision, artistry and health care concerns all in one person.  Most people who get a tattoo done will tip their tattoo artist, especially if the piece is large and involved. But how much should More