May 22, 2017
Recently, I was approached by a friend who is currently pregnant and craving some new ink. She wasn’t sure if there were any “rules” against getting tattooed while pregnant. Immediately, my brain screamed—OF COURSE More
May 16, 2017
Tattoo shops seem to be a dime a dozen these days. They’re on just about every corner in every town. Even the smallest counties have a half dozen at any given time. So, you’d think they’re relatively easy to open, right More
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 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 20, 2017
As consumers, we are always out to get a fair price. One of the most worrying issues shoppers face is overpaying for an item or service. This is why there are so many price comparison tools, apps, and websites available 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 18, 2017
Tattoos are beautiful works of art that adorn your skin for a lifetime. They can be symbolic, memorial—speaking to the thoughts and ideals of the wearer. Ink can be therapeutic and good for one’s self-esteem. Tattoos 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 8, 2017
Lakeshore is the newest powerhouse in the heavy scene and are slated to release their debut EP, 41, in the coming month! Hailing from New Fairfield, Connecticut, the group is comprised of brothers Joe and Ben Lionetti 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 6, 2017
When discussing my tattoos with people I face several of the same questions, over and over. Obviously, the first one is, “Do they hurt?”—a question I personally hate to answer, as I have a pain tolerance of a rhinoceros More
March 5, 2017
Hailing from Central Illinois, Ashland is a new age pop sensation featuring haunting synthesizers, crunchy rock guitars, electrically charged drums, and seemingly retro 80s-inspired vocals. The duo, comprised of Asia More
February 27, 2017
For the most part, face tattoos are not a great idea. Depending on our career paths, or where we are in our lives, if you really want a face tattoo, it might be better to wait for the right time. On such a visible area 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 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 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 27, 2017
Courage My Love is a high energy trio comprised of Mercedes Arn-Horn on vocals and guitar, Phoenix Arn-Horn on vocals, drums, and synth; and Brandon Lockwood on bass. Their upcoming full-length titled Synesthesia is 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 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 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 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