Military Tattoos - Page 3

Submitted by Naomi V on April 22, 2015 - 2:04pm

Through the years, each section of the military has acquired its own set of own iconic images which often appear in military tattoos: wings or airplanes for those serving in the Air Force, a bulldog for those in the Marines and chickens or pigs for those in the Navy, usually tattooed on the feet. The stories behind these designs create a sense of tradition and camaraderie as the individuals sporting these tattoos join a historical band of brothers with shared experiences. A tattoo can suggest commitment and loyalty with its permanence.

Military Tattoos - Page 2

Submitted by Naomi V on April 22, 2015 - 2:03pm

The choice of tattoo design can tell you a lot about someone’s beliefs and experiences, where they have served and whether they are a member of the Army, Navy, Marines or Air Force. The chosen image can be a way of showing solidarity and national pride or can be worn as a badge of honor or as a personal memorial to honor a fallen comrade. It can be a reminder of faith during difficult and threatening times as well as a testament to the sacrifices soldiers are prepared to make for others.

Sacred Geometry Tattoo - Decoding The Trend - Page 4

Submitted by Naomi V on April 22, 2015 - 1:22pm

Other individuals choose to merge sacred geometry and tattoos, believing that positioning certain shapes over a particular part of the anatomy will enhance some aspect of their health or spirituality. While the validity of this tactic is debatable, the key element here seems to be the tattoo wearer's belief. There may indeed be a psychological influence, similar to the placebo effect. On the other hand, some people say that an inked shape or figure can only affect the wearer if the ink has been blessed by a religious leader.

Sacred Geometry Tattoo - Decoding The Trend - Page 3

Submitted by Naomi V on April 22, 2015 - 1:19pm

• The octahedron, built from eight triangles, refers to air.

 

• The dodecahedron, composed of 12 pentagons, symbolizes spirit or ether.

 

• The icosahedron, made of 20 triangles, refers to water.

Sacred Geometry Tattoo - Decoding The Trend - Page 2

Submitted by Naomi V on April 22, 2015 - 1:18pm

• The tetrahedron, with triangles on all four sides, symbolizes fire.

 

• The cube or hexahedron, made of six squares, represents earth.

Tattoo Machine: Artist Insights with R.H "Rob" McClurg of SikInk Studios - Page 3

Submitted by Naomi V on April 21, 2015 - 9:44pm

Nice. What about advice for new artists looking to break into the industry?

 

Stay humble, loyalty is key to respect and once you get your foot in the door you need to pay your dues -and don’t give up.

 

Great! What about your machines? What do you use?

 

Tattoo Machine: Artist Insights with R.H "Rob" McClurg of SikInk Studios - Page 2

Submitted by Naomi V on April 21, 2015 - 9:42pm

Who or what inspired you?

 

Adam West inspired me with his ability to whip an image up with mastery and bold artistic understanding. I apprenticed under Adam in Panama City Beach, FL in 1990. The one and only time I called a Tattoo Machine a "gun", he pulled out a .38, put the barrel to my forehead, and quoted "this is a gun boy, that's a simple machine, know the difference".

 

Brutal. What about your relationship with your clients?

 

Tattoo Machine: Artist Insights with R.H "Rob" McClurg of SikInk Studios

Submitted by Gregory Malnar on April 21, 2015 - 4:31pm

We've never featured a shop quite like SikInk Studios. Rob McClurg was nice enough to answer a few questions, share his insight about where the industry is headed, impart some advice for newcomers, and reiterates the fact that it’s a machine, not a gun. Sikink Studios Tattoo and Special FX has been open since September 2011.

 

10 Jawdropping Jurassic Park Tattoos - Page 3

Submitted by Naomi V on April 21, 2015 - 1:32pm

Look at the detail of that skin texture!

 

Love the placement of this one.

 

Remember how you felt when that happened? 

 

10 Jawdropping Jurassic Park Tattoos - Page 2

Submitted by Naomi V on April 21, 2015 - 1:28pm

Full black and gray Jurassic Park sleeve.

 

This one moves!

 

Sounds like a good plan.

 

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