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Jodie Michalak

Location:
Mesquite, Texas
About

My name is Jodie Michalak and this is my formal introduction as Editor and Spokesperson for Tattoo.com (which is sort of awkward because self-promotion can be). Hence it’s my job and I can do it better than most. So here I am, typing away on a keyboard hoping it somehow unveils my deepest thoughts about my place in the tattoo industry and my role with Tattoo.com. I am a woman, a mother, a writer and a tattoo “enthusiast,” although I am not really sure what that means. I got my first tattoo twenty years ago, merely because I was a little wild. Tattoos are addictive, so I am glad I stopped at three during that impressionable time in my life. Over the past six years I have professionally contributed over 1500 articles to the tattoo and beauty industry, both of which I am very passionate about. As the world of tattooing evolves our industry needs a voice, someone who can relate to the single mom wanting her first tattoo, the father who lost his wife, or the woman looking for a design to cover her mastectomy scars. Having compassion, wisdom, intuition, a genuine interest in people, and an artistic eye, has helped me embrace the beauty of the craft, allowing me to help connect people with artists, designs and ideas. This is my opportunity to influence the industry and drive it to what it should be- an embraced and respected medium of self-expression, and a means for making all those significant moments in life permanent. I have a passion for vintage things and pretty styles. I am Feminine. I am a Dreamer. A hopeless romantic. A bit of a rebel. I like creepy things. And I always try to look on the bright side of life. I love tattoos that carry personal meaning, although I know not everyone does. I fancy Old School tattoos, gypsies, roses and insects. I also like Script tattoos, when written in a different language of course. I think body art is mysterious. I like hidden tattoos and body piercings. There's something sexy about just getting a small glimpse of who someone truly is... so this is all you get.

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Jodie Michalak Activity

Bamboo Tattoo Studio in Toronto

Specializing in all types of tattoo styles, including the hand poking tattoo technique, Bamboo Tattoo Studio in Toronto, Ontario is an award-winning studio featuring talented artists...

9aInk

Hoping to change the often negative perceptions of tattooing, 9aInk in Toronto, Canada offers a friendly, clean, sterile environment where anyone can feel comfortable getting a tattoo....

Good Point Tattoos and Piercings in Oakville, Ontario

Located in Oakville, Ontario, Good Point Tattoos and Piercings makes a sharp impression on its guests. Good Point opened its doors in April of 2009 in North Oakville, Ontario. With...

Tattoo Nightmares

I’m not one to evoke fear in people, but there are a few tattoo nightmare situations you should be cautious of if you are in the process of selecting a tattoo artist or a permanent...

Tattooing by Ron in Little Marsh, PA

For Ron Peddigree of  Tattooing by Ron in Little Marsh, PA, tattooing is just a way of life. That's how it's been his entire life; a life that he considers very special.


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Fallen Star Tattoo in Batavia, IL

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Tulsa Tattoo Co. in Oklahoma

Rev Benson, owner of Tulsa Tattoo Co. in Oklahoma, has worn many different hats in his time in the tattoo industry. Not only is he an awesome tattoo artist, but he is also part rebel,...

What Makes the Best Tattoo?

Perhaps you’ve scrolled through varied tattoo magazines and have seen the magnificent talent that exists in the tattoo industry.

 

Today, many artists post their tattoo...

Ink Well Tattoos in Winston-Salem North Carolina

Owner Barry Walker of Ink Well Tattoos in Winston-Salem, North Carolina cares about your tattoo. Walking into the shop, you will find some classic and colorful flash art on the...

Tattoo Cover Up Considerations

Cover up tattoos are a popular alternative  to laser tattoo removal and might be the perfect solution for a tattoo design you either regret, or have grown tired of. If you are...

Scorpio Ink in Dallas, Texas

Relocating from El Salvador, artist Ivan Beltrand of Scorpio Ink in Dallas, Texas, always knew he wanted to be a tattoo artist. Blessed with an indescribable talent at a very young age,...

Deft Tattoo Studio in Kingsford, Michigan

Josh Nordstrom of Deft Tattoo Studio In Kingsford, Michigan has a long history of helping people. First a soldier in the Army, and then a firefighter. Today, Josh serves the public by...

Logo and Advertising Trademark Tattoos

Let's be frank. The Harley Davidson logo trademark tattoo to my left is actually pretty sweet. Many bikers or enthusiasts would be happy to rock such a respected brand on their body,...

Tortured Souls Tattoo in Pueblo, Colorado

Brittney Miles, owner and artist at Tortured Souls Tattoo in Pueblo, Colorado is serious about her art. When asked about what she enjoys most about working in the industry, her...

Tattoo Gallery in Ferndale Michigan

Ever since he was little, Mark Somo, owner of Tattoo Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan, was a budding artist.

 

Born in Iraq, Mark learned how to tattoo at a very young age...

Painted Lady Tattoo in Higginsville, MO

Creating some of the best cover up tattoos in her area, there’s not many challenges Cynthia won’t take on at her Painted Lady Tattoo Shop located in Higginsville, MO.

A mother of...

Tattoo Convention Tips

Traveling to a tattoo convention is a perfect way to get inked by some of your favorite artists that may be featured right here on Tattoo.com. Tattoo...

Dr. Ink Tattoos in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Amir Marziparo of Dr. Ink Tattoos in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina isn’t quite sure what he’d be doing if he wasn’t a tattoo artist. Taught at the young age of just sixteen, his Japanese...

Body Language Tattoo Interview in Astoria, NY

 

Located in one of the most culturally diverse cities in America and employing a nearly-all female case of tattoo artists, Body Language Tattoo strives to offer more than a...

Nipple Tattoo Interview with Mario Delgado at Moth and Dagger Tattoo Studio

 

Mario Delgado of Moth and Dagger Tattoo Studio in San Francisco, CA is using his talent to help women reclaim their bodies after mastectomies. Approaching the topic with...

Archie Wood of Battle Born Tattoo in Reno, NV

When he was young he loved hanging out at tattoo shops. After seeing how art had the ability to transform people and make them happy, Archie Wood of Battle Born Tattoo in Reno, NV...

Leo's Body Artz Tattoo Shop in Tulsa, OK

When other high school kids were playing after school sports or doing their homework, Leo Pittore  of Leo’s Exotic Artz in Tulsa, OK was busy learning the tattooing trade. His early...

Tattoo Shop Names

 

If you’re ready to take your art to a place of its own, you may be wondering what some of the most popular tattoo shop names are.

 

Never discount the...

How to Make Yourself An Irresistible Tattoo Artist

 

No matter where you go in life things are just easier when you learn how to connect with people.

 

Connections aren’t hard to create. If you spend just a...

Buckin Tattoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Buckin Tattoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a full custom tattoo shop hidden on the northeast side of town. Scroll through the reviews of Cody Buck on Tattoo.com, and  it’s easy...

Art District Tattoo in North Hollywood, California

 

Isaac, owner of Art District Tattoo in North Hollywood, California, is bringing new ideas about art to the art district. Specializing in black and grey tattoos, custom...

Big Bear Tattoo in Saint Peters, Missouri

Terry and Bob have owned Big Bear Tattoo in Saint Peters, Missouri for a little over two years, yet their Facebook fan page has already garnered over 20,000 “likes.” Chalking it up to...

American Revolution Tattoo Studio in Midland, MI

 

 

With over 2,000 followers on Instagram, it’s easy to understand why Jordan Grakauskas of American Revolution Tattoo Studio in Midland, MI has begun to carve out...

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