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 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 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 16, 2017
You’ve just gotten your first tattoo and it looks great. You’ve been taking care of it, following the directions provided to you by your artist, and it’s all been good.   But wait...   You wake up one morning and take a 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 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
February 20, 2017
Tattooing is a specialized skill. Not every artist can be a tattoo artist. It takes a detailed passion and precision which other forms of art do not require. When creating a piece of art upon someone's skin, there is a More
February 18, 2017
When inking an image upon your skin, it’s always best to do your research. We’ve all heard that fabled story about someone rushing into a tattoo parlor and requesting the Japanese or Sanskrit symbol for the word “Love” More
February 16, 2017
This is another article I’m going to preface with the phrase: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. I am a writer, a writer with a penchant for the tattoo industry and learning everything there is to learn about the art form... every in 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 1, 2017
Okay, so we all know tattoos aren’t cheap. They’re not like that old DVD you picked up out of the $3 bargain bin at Wal-Mart—you’re going to want to care for them PROPERLY.   Most respectable artists will go over the 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 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 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 4, 2017
So you want to donate blood. That’s cool, go you! It’s quite a noble thing to do, but... you just got that new tattoo a few months ago. Now, you heard—somewhere from someone—that having a fresh tattoo disqualifies you More
January 3, 2017
*/ Montreal is a beautiful French-speaking city in Quebec that offers class and fine art everywhere you turn. It is the second largest city in Canada by population and is culturally unique from the rest of the country More
December 26, 2016
If you are looking for a job that will allow you to wear your ink loud and proud, check out these 10 Most Tattoo Friendly Careers. Tattoo Artist/Piercer At number one we have the most obvious "duh" answer, a tattoo More
December 23, 2016
*/ Denver is quickly becoming a hotbed for millennial relocation due to its thriving arts and entertainment scene, locally owned business, outdoor activities, and legalization of recreational marijuana. With an More
December 7, 2016
As tattooing is an art form that has been in practice for over 5,000 years, the concept of using an electrical machine to apply tattoos is relatively new. In fact, the original patent for the very first electric tattoo More
November 3, 2016
Tattoo culture varies from state to state, but in a place like Ft. Lauderdale--where the weather is awesome year-round and there’s always lots of skin on display--it’s especially important to find the right artist for More