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How to Find Inspiration for a Custom Tattoo Design

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Fri, 2014-05-09 02:35


If you want a custom tattoo design, you’re going to need to seek inspiration that you can later feed your tattoo artist for ideas and design planning.


Inspiration may come in the middle of the night, or it may take days if not years to find a muse.


It helps to understand the history and purpose of tattooing before diving into hobby or general interest tattoo designs.


Girly Tattoos: But What Kind of Girly?

Submitted by Naomi V on Thu, 2014-05-08 15:36

Who doesn't love girly tattoos? There is such a wide range of what one could consider girly. From classic damsel in distress, all in pink, girly-girly, to badass, roller derby chick, edgy kind of girly. Because girls all over the world are unique and not one of them are exactly alike, girly tattoos are also unique and can be simple and cute or complex and tough, or any combination of these! Let's talk about the more commonly seen girly tattoos among ink lovin' women!



Ankle Tattoos

Submitted by Naomi V on Wed, 2014-05-07 23:41

Ankle tattoos are a lovely place for girls to get some ink. The ankle is an elegant part of the female body, perfect for a feminine design. Because the ankle is a smaller part of the body, a smaller design should be selected. Don't worry, that still gives the wearer tons of options for this spot! It is also a wonderful spot to get tattooed if it is your first tattoo. It's less painful than other areas, and this part of the body doesn't change as much as other spots, such as the stomach or the thighs. Here are some ideas for ankle tattoos:


Free Tattoo Designs: At What Cost?

Submitted by Naomi V on Wed, 2014-05-07 23:22

Surprisingly (or maybe not surprisingly) there are people who look for free tattoo designs. While it may be monetarily free to do an internet search and select an existing tattoo design, that is not a truly unique expression of the individual who will add it to their body. It is their body, though, so who's to say? With free tattoo designs, you do not have the flexibility to change the artwork to what you really want (unless you are an artist or very artistically inclined).

Secrets of the Tattoo Whisperer

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Wed, 2014-05-07 19:50

Drawing an Audience: Part Eleven


Our Drawing an Audience series is intended for tattoo artists looking to maximize their profit potential by using to build long-term relationships with both new and existing clients.


“But you see Annie, where there's pain, there's still feeling and where there's feeling, there's hope.” - The Horse Whisperer


How to Make Customers Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Wed, 2014-05-07 19:42

Anyone who’s tattooed or been tattooed knows the experience is painful. To what degree depends on both personal pain tolerance and of course tattoo placement.


So before you grab the machine and get to work on customer’s skin, how do you make them feel comfortable?


Ease Their Expectations

If your customer has no prior tattoos and requests a design on a more tender area, a reputable tattoo artist should always advise first on the pain level, to better inform their customer of the potential experience.


What Are the Skills of a Tattoo Artist?

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Wed, 2014-05-07 15:48

As tattoos continue to emerge in popularity there are more people than  ever interested in the career.


Are you considering becoming a tattoo artist and wondering what the most important skills are that will be needed for your job?

Tattoo Generator: What You Really Want

Submitted by Naomi V on Tue, 2014-05-06 23:21

When looking for your next tattoo design, it's easy to become anxious and impatient. Along with this demand for tattoo art to fill the growing need, the tattoo generator can be found online, and many versions of it. We understand tattoos are a passion of yours! But the right tattoo take times and patience. While online tattoo generators may be faster, is there really the love and sould that you'd want, included in that generated design? Most of the generators online take the text you want in your design and let you choose some premade clip art type of designs that you can mix together.

What Makes a Tattoo Art?

Submitted by Naomi V on Tue, 2014-05-06 17:05

Tattoos have a long and rich history that spans among cultures and classes. There are stereotypes also associated with tattoo, but things are starting to change within the realm of tattoo culture. More people from different walks of life are adoopting tattoo as an acceptable form of personal adornment. Even moreso, people are starting to see tattoo for what it is - a true artform. While tattoo art is becoming less taboo and more largely appreciated, there still are some differences between tattoos and those we can deem as tattoo art.

I Wrote Your Mom a Poem

Submitted by Jodie Michalak on Tue, 2014-05-06 09:36

A Poem for Your Mom

         (From You)


Roses are Red


Violets are Blue


Here’s My Tattoo


An Ode to You


It’s Not the First One I Got


But it’s the First One You’ve Seen


And I Hope You’ll Accept Them


Because They’re Part of Me


I Didn’t Ink My Hands, My Neck or My Face


I Knew You Would Call Those a Terrible Disgrace