Nautical star tattoo

Nautical Star: Everyone's Got One, What Does It Mean?

The nautical star, a particular pattern of alternating light and dark shades in a five-pointed star, is often seen throughout the United States. The simple, elegant design attracts much attention and curiosity, but what does it mean? For some reason or another, I previously harbored a certain degree of contempt and disdain for the nautical star tattoos...


Tattoos in Movies - Who's Behind the Tattoos on the Silver Screen? - Page 2

He then moved to Los Angeles at 25 with his then girlfriend and now wife, Jill Warner, and began designing rock posters and album covers under the artist name Dickcherry.


Weird tattoo

10 of the Weirdest Tattoos Ever

Tattoos can get weird, really weird! Hey, to each his own. Tattoos are about self expression, for better or for worse. Some tattoos were created as an impulse, while others took a long time to figure out the best design for. Whatever your reason for getting a tattoo, it has to be personal. That being said, it's always best to think about your next tattoo for a while to ensure you won't regret it later. And so that you don't end up on one of these Tattoo Fail lists.


Here are 10 of the Weirdest Tattoos Ever:

First Tattoo Advice - Page 2

Also, your design should be something you don’t get tired of looking at. One technique I’ve used is putting a printout of my design on my wall, or mirror, some place where I will see it multiple times a day. If after a year I’m still stoked, then the tattoo design becomes a tattoo. Of course you’re not expected to wait a year before committing to each prospective tattoo, but it’s a good idea to at least get comfortable with the design before you get it cut.

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Placement of the tattoo will be a major consideration even for non-Maori people. Consider where and with whom you work; a facial tattoo or some other easily observed design is not appropriate for every workplace (for example, banks or stockbrokers). Not all Maori designs involve the face though, so a tattoo on the shoulders, arm, or torso may still provide the design and effect desired without creating difficulties with employers.

Tattoos in Movies - Who's Behind the Tattoos on the Silver Screen?

Ever wonder how movie stars get their tattoos for specific movie roles? The Los Angeles Times featured artist and graphic designer, Dickcherry, for his work in Hollywood creating temporary tattoos for actors. He has made temporary tattoos for characters in movies like “Mama,” the action movie “The Last Stand,” “The Hangover,” and his most recent,


Mustaches and tattoos

10 Tattoo Photos of Men with Mustaches

Who doesn't love mustaches? Well, even though mustaches might not be for every man (or their significant others), they are still fun to look at and admire. What's better than a great 'stache? A great 'stache with a myriad of tattoos, or course! While it may be becoming more and more comment to see among hipsters, it's also a throwback to the earlier days of tattoo history and a turn of the century style. 

Check out these 10 great photos of men sporting both a mustache and tattoos:

Alternative wedding tattoos

10 Alternative Wedding Tattoo Ideas

We are approaching Wedding Season once again (but isn't it always wedding season?) and with weddings come a lot of money spent on dresses, flowers, rings, and cake. Most people keep it fairly traditional, but there are always the outliers, the rebels, those people who do not like the idea of fitting in and would never conform, even on their wedding day. We know plenty of them who are fans of this site, hence the whole reason why they express themselves by getting tattoos!

First Tattoo Advice

Selecting and getting your first piece of body art is a big step and does take a certain amount of commitment. What do you want for your first tattoo? Which shop should you choose? How do you know the tattoo is being applied properly? One of the first decisions to make is the piece of artwork you want for your first tattoo. Most people choose something....


Pet tattoos

10 Beautiful and Meaningful Pet Tattoos

Most of us have had pets throughout our lives, especially in childhood. Even if we didn't get to grow up with a beloved animal in our own households, we were very aware of the love that friends and family had for their furry family members. Pets are a source of comfort and happiness for many. However, as with all living things, pets eventually pass on, and because their lifespans are shorter than humans, we are often left with only the memory of a devoted soul that will never leave our hearts.