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Jodie Michalak

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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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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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 www.Tattoo.com....

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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...

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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...

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Nipple Tattoo Interview with Mario Delgado at...

 

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Nipple Tattoos Redefine Body Art

Nipple tattoos are an artful approach to the healing process after a mastectomy.

 

Renormalizing the appearance of the breast can provide a survivor comfort and...

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Fall 2014 Top Ten Tattoo Trends

 

Roughly one out of five people has a tattoo. Rare they are not- there’s still room to make a mark and define your own identity.

 

The key with any tattoo...

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Mike Rubendall of King's Avenue Tattoo

Lured by the mystique of the needle, world-renowned tattoo artist Mike Rubendall is certainly the king of his own creation. Owner and artist at King’s Avenue Tattoo in Massapequa, NY, he...

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Disturbed Asylum Tattoo Shop in Jewell City, CT

Not to sound morbid, but David Kruger, owner of Disturbed Asylum in Jewell City, CT, will artistically disfigure a model in the style of a Day of the Dead tattoo just for kicks....

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Muse Tattoo and Body Piercing in Palmyra, New...

The definition of muse is to inspire. Adam and Hannah, owners of Muse Tattoo and Body Piercing in Palmyra, New Jersey, hope to do just that for their customers. Offering a clean and...

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Top Five Tattoo Customer Rants

Top Five Things Your Tattoo Customer Wants to Change About You

 

Tattoo artists have their share of complaints. Customers who are indecisive, request uninspired after...

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World-Renowned Tattoo Artist Todo Brennan of...

Owner of award-winning ABT Tattoo in McDonough, Georgia, Todo Brennan is a world-renowned tattoo artist with over thirty years of experience.

 

Although the shops Todo...

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Black Pearl Tattoo and Body Piercing in Houston...

Thanks to their positive reviews and high standards, Black Pearl Tattoo and Body Piercing in Houston, Texas is currently expanding their shop with another 900 square feet, soon to...

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Eastside Tattoo Shop in Athens, Georgia

Starting from home, Dustin Stewart of Eastside Tattoo in Athens, Georgia, took a big risk building his professional tattoo artist reputation. Despite the challenges of perfecting the...

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How to Talent Scout a Professional Tattoo Artist

 

The best part about tattoos is that they are permanent. Unlike most purchases you will make in your lifetime, when you get tattooed you're wearing a tangible piece of art....

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Afflicted Ink Tattoo Shop in New Jersey

Starting from  the ground up in a city with an  ordinance of just two tattoo shops, Tommy opened his Afflicted Ink tattoo shop in New Jersey two years ago, and has been...

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The Tattoo Regret Trend

The Trend of Tattoo Regret

 

There’s a new trend and it’s called tattoo regret.

 

Tattoos are a creative and permanent medium for self-...

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Nature Inspired Tattoo Designs

 

The following nature custom tattoo designs prove that Mother Nature got it right. Ramble through this list of...

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Studio 28 Tattoos in New York

TJ Cantwell, owner of Studio 28 Tattoos in New York, is about to change your perspective on tattooed people in the workplace.

 

People often think it’s one or the other...

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Tattoo Artist Kristen Sorrenson Gets Real

Kristen Sorrenson is young, gorgeous and without any tattoos. As irony often proves, Kristen is also one of the most talented, rising tattoo artists in the industry. Tattooing in...

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