September 5, 2017
  “BODY ART UNLEASHED” LAUNCHED BY MARIO BARTH The World’s First Live Stream Global Interactive Tattoo Event at Meadowlands Top International Tattoo Artists to Appear & Engage in Real Time     Mario Barth’s Body Art More
August 28, 2017
Throughout history, tattoos have been an important means of communication for humans. Societies across the globe—through varying times—have utilized tattoos for an assorted collection of purposes.   For early man, More
August 25, 2017
If you do a quick google search for the phrase “Women in tattooing,” you’re going to find yourself staring at search results like A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, 5 Female Artists on Making it in a Male Dominated More
August 3, 2017
One of my favorite things about running a tattoo shop is the observations I’m able to make while at work. As someone who has always been fascinated by the practice, who has reveled in the history of the practice and More
August 2, 2017
The world of tattooing has changed drastically in the last 100 or so years. Once a community of undesirables, soldiers, and sailors, the industry has become flooded with clients of all classes, professions, genders, and More
August 1, 2017
Tattooing has only recently become regulated by governmental agencies in the last few decades. For a practice which has been around for over 5,000 years—with some gaps, of course—a few decades seems like a small blip in More
July 31, 2017
Recently I wrote an article for a different publication I freelance for in which I discussed the impressive art of posters from 50-100 years ago. During my research, I came across many museums and galleries that More
July 28, 2017
The decision to get your first tattoo should not be taken lightly. It’s a big step. Getting your first tattoo is memorable. As the owner of a tattoo shop, I can’t tell you how many times each day I hear about the More
July 27, 2017
You’ve experienced a horrible trauma. You’ve been in a car wreck and you’ve been transported to the hospital. As they roll you in on the stretcher, the doctor who will be treating you comes to the bedside to get the More
July 24, 2017
During the early years of tattoo’s rebirth, tattoo shops and parlors were associated with people of an undesirable character—criminals, women of the night, and gang members. Tattoo shops definitely weren’t family- More
July 20, 2017
Photo Credit: Graham Fielder   As next-level anchors of the bands that they have graced with their otherworldly skill-sets, it was apparent that the combination of utter mastery was bound to come to life when the More
July 11, 2017
Southbay Mike, a veteran of tattooing since the 90’s, has great news for anyone seeking a tattoo from one of the true masters of the art. New to Chula Vista, CA is Blackwater Tattoo Club, located at 323 Broadway, Chula More
June 30, 2017
As women began to break into the tattooing industry in the mid to late 70s, the industry started to shift. No longer something reserved for the less-desirable factions of society, tattooing took on a more feminine More
June 29, 2017
While the feminist campaigns of the 1960s saw an increase in women tattooing their newly appointed “freedom” upon their skin, the 1970s turned into a period now deemed the revival of tattooing. As women of all walks of More
June 21, 2017
Gone are the days of mass societal stigmas regarding tattoos. Today, you can’t venture outside of your home without seeing a varied assortment of body art. Tattoos are just about everywhere. In fact, studies say that More
June 20, 2017
A tattoo is an investment and, like most expensive investments, they require a certain level of care after you walk out of the tattoo studio. You wouldn’t purchase a BMW and expect to never wash or maintain it after you More
June 12, 2017
If you’ve spent time in Canada and you’re involved with the tattoo industry at all, chances are you’ve heard of Black Line Studio. The shop is currently boasting the rating of Toronto’s number one tattoo, piercing, and More
March 21, 2017
Everyone has their own personal reasons for getting inked and every tattoo has a specialized meaning to the wearer, even if it is a simple, common design. That band logo tattooed on two different people may mean two More
March 11, 2017
For many, tattoos are a symbol of pride. They’re to be shown off, displayed for the world to see. For others, tattoos are personal. They’re to be hidden below clothing, there for the wearer but not for the public. More
March 8, 2017
For anyone who has been involved in the tattoo industry or has even been just a fan of it, the name Ryan Eternal should sound familiar. Originally from Stockton, California, Ryan Eternal has currently set up shop in the More
March 6, 2017
When discussing my tattoos with people I face several of the same questions, over and over. Obviously, the first one is, “Do they hurt?”—a question I personally hate to answer, as I have a pain tolerance of a rhinoceros More
February 27, 2017
Bartending is a serious gig that requires intense people skills, the ability to multi-task, major problem-solving technique, and a "don't f*** with me" kind of attitude. Bartending can go underappreciated by patrons, More
February 25, 2017
Hart & Huntington Tattoo of Orlando is home to many world-renowned artists, and currently, they’re harboring the next big thing in tattooing—Nate Needles.   Nate has been at H&H for just about a year and a half More
February 20, 2017
Tattooing is a specialized skill. Not every artist can be a tattoo artist. It takes a detailed passion and precision which other forms of art do not require. When creating a piece of art upon someone's skin, there is a More
January 29, 2017
*/ Paris, France has dealt with a lot of heartbreak throughout its history. Luckily, heartbreak leads to beautiful art, which also includes tattoos. Known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris More