May 13, 2017
Tattoos are everywhere... and chances are if you’re reading this, that you’ve got ink yourself. For those of us inked folks who have kids, there are some conversations which might arise that may put you in an odd More
March 24, 2017
The sitcom is one of the most American things that exist. It's something that people of all backgrounds, ages, economic status, you name it, can sit down, have a laugh, feel emotions, and relate to one another on a More
March 22, 2017
Tattooing has long been a subculture of society which has been watched from afar—intriguing members of the general public, but still just precarious enough to keep them from dipping a toe into the muddy waters of the More
March 21, 2017
Everyone has their own personal reasons for getting inked and every tattoo has a specialized meaning to the wearer, even if it is a simple, common design. That band logo tattooed on two different people may mean two More
March 19, 2017
While tattoos have come a long way in gaining acceptance in the United States over the last several decades, there are still some who frown upon a heavy amount of ink. In fact, one of the biggest reasons people don’t More
March 14, 2017
Recent political trends have sparked an uprise in interest when it comes to dystopian literature. The classic known as 1984 by George Orwell is of the most popular in discussion and has even spiked in book sales over More
March 13, 2017
For most people, the early few months of the year brings tax season... a time when you have to file your taxes and cross your fingers that you’re going to get a decent refund. These refunds can make or break some people More
March 11, 2017
For many, tattoos are a symbol of pride. They’re to be shown off, displayed for the world to see. For others, tattoos are personal. They’re to be hidden below clothing, there for the wearer but not for the public. More
March 9, 2017
Skateboarding is a sport that has been insanely popular over the past thirty years thanks to famous professional athletes like Rodney Mullen, Bam Margera, Geoff Rowley, Rob Dyrdek, Ryan Sheckler, and of course the More
March 7, 2017
I’ve always been a bit off the norm when it came to my appearance. I’ve always loved bold clothing choices, dark colors, and exceptionally high heels. I’ve had colored streaks in my hair since I was old enough to begin More
March 2, 2017
Roller derby is not for the faint of heart. Don't let the skates fool you, because the sport isn't just some after school ring around the rink with your friends. While derby is a co-ed sport, it is safe to say that More
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