February 27, 2017
Bartending is a serious gig that requires intense people skills, the ability to multi-task, major problem-solving technique, and a "don't f*** with me" kind of attitude. Bartending can go underappreciated by patrons, More
February 20, 2017
Classic Greek culture has inspired so much of Western culture, from art to music, to philosophy, architecture, infrastructure, and so on. The stories told in Greek Mythology are vivid, rich, inspiring, scary, and More
February 14, 2017
The internet is a-twitter with talks of Lady Gaga’s Grammy co-performance with the legendary rock band Metallica this past Sunday night. While many are talking about her risqué outfit, in which she donned fishnets, knee More
February 13, 2017
Women have been visually dominating the tattoo industry as of the last several decades.  Tattooed women are appearing in magazines, commercials, and printed advertisements. Female tattoo artists have become the newest More
February 5, 2017
The saying great things come in small packages really describes the latest in tattoo trends. I’m sure you’ve seen someone at some point—whether standing next to you in line at the grocery store or the nurse at your More
February 2, 2017
During the Presidential election period, a tape was released in which now-President Trump uttered a horrifying statement: “Grab ‘em by the pussy.” This statement was part of a larger conversation held, off-camera, with More
January 31, 2017
One New Years Resolution we hope that everyone made this year, and every year, is to avoid getting a tattoo that you will regret. Think about your ink before you get it, and make sure it counts. After all, it is More
January 29, 2017
*/ Paris, France has dealt with a lot of heartbreak throughout its history. Luckily, heartbreak leads to beautiful art, which also includes tattoos. Known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris 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 26, 2017
For some people, they get a tattoo and that’s it. They stop by a shop, get a small or moderately sized piece, and then they move on. For others, tattooing becomes addictive. They keep going back, filling every inch of More
January 25, 2017
Although self-discovery is an eye-opening, demanding and challenging road for any and every human being, it’s also about the manner in which you spearhead the journey and acknowledge that every single high and low More
January 24, 2017
Julia Gnuse’s claim to fame was her skin, something which had long given her troubles.   Born in 1955, Gnuse was diagnosed with a rare skin condition called Porphyria when she reached her mid-30s. This condition causes 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 21, 2017
One thing I’ve learned being involved with the tattoo industry is that is truly a community. Tattoos bond us in a way that clothes and other fashion accessories cannot. Common misconceptions of tattooed individuals More
January 20, 2017
If you haven’t heard about the rapidly approaching Women’s Marches, which have been planned all across the United States, then you clearly haven’t been on the internet lately. The main march, which will take place in More
January 19, 2017
Have you encountered someone who was living the Straight Edge lifestyle? Are you yourself personifying this way of life? Or are you plain-as-day wondering what the hell I’m talking about? If it’s the latter, let’s break More
January 17, 2017
For fans of minimalist tattoos, be prepared to get jealous over Bella Hadid’s newest ink addition.   The 20-year-old Victoria’s Secret model has been making headlines quite a bit recently thanks to her very public and More
January 16, 2017
It’s 2017! Hooray! Let’s all take a breather and thank our lucky stars that we made it out of 2016 alive and well. With the dawning of a New Year comes yet another excuse to get some new ink... after all, you made it More
January 12, 2017
It’s a New Year and with that, we get to shelve 2016 and all its disasters in the back of the closet. With the craziest mess in politics to date, a rash of beloved celebrity deaths, and more societal shocks than we were 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 10, 2017
There are beautiful women everywhere, but no woman is as sexy as one with lots of ink! There is just something badass about a tattooed woman, even if her tattoo is of a cartoon unicorn with sprinkles everywhere. There More
January 9, 2017
Washington is the Pacific Northwest gem of the United States and is ironically the state with the highest risk for seasonal depression. This is merely due to the climate and often rainy yet inspiring and beautiful More
January 9, 2017
Almost 20 years ago, I owned a very Bohemian style clothing, art, and record store in downtown San Diego, CA.  Back then, I trusted the best tattoo shop in the most tattooed city in America (San Diego) to get my second More
January 7, 2017
We all know that tattoos make everyone sexier. So what happens when you take someone who is already sexy and fit, and then you add tattoos? They instantly turn from a 10 into an 11! There just are not enough hot men who More
January 5, 2017
Ever since the first photograph was developed, a cavalcade of photographic processes have framed our perceptions of images. Waxing and waning through coloration and tonal range is seemingly natural for photographers More