September 4, 2017
The date of your tattoo appointment is rapidly approaching. You’ve been eagerly awaiting this, having already gone through your consultation, worked out the custom design with your artist, and scheduled up your More
August 25, 2017
If you do a quick google search for the phrase “Women in tattooing,” you’re going to find yourself staring at search results like A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, 5 Female Artists on Making it in a Male Dominated More
July 28, 2017
The decision to get your first tattoo should not be taken lightly. It’s a big step. Getting your first tattoo is memorable. As the owner of a tattoo shop, I can’t tell you how many times each day I hear about the More
July 10, 2017
Tattoo by Danny Belden   We can see you staring. We can feel your eyes crawling over our skin like a scarab beetle climbing out of a sarcophagus. It’s rude, but we’re used to it.   For someone who is heavily inked, More
June 21, 2017
Gone are the days of mass societal stigmas regarding tattoos. Today, you can’t venture outside of your home without seeing a varied assortment of body art. Tattoos are just about everywhere. In fact, studies say that More
June 20, 2017
A tattoo is an investment and, like most expensive investments, they require a certain level of care after you walk out of the tattoo studio. You wouldn’t purchase a BMW and expect to never wash or maintain it after you More
May 30, 2017
It’s almost summer—time to throw on the bikini or swim trunks and head to the beach! It’s time to start collecting that brilliant summer tan you’ll be showing off all season... It’s also the perfect opportunity to show More
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