Danny Black: Changing the Game

Hailing from the San Fernando Valley, Danny Black is one of the few artists who has played a pivotal role in the way tattoos are...

Maori Tattoos as Social Indicators

The Maori culture of New Zealand includes a history of unique tattoos that appear to have originated before the Maori recorded...

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...

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...

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...

Sacred Geometry Tattoo - Decoding The Trend

These days, a new trend has emerged among tattoo enthusiasts, and that is sacred geometry. Such tattoos are certainly beautiful...

Military Tattoos

Tattoos have a long history in the military. Sailors in the Navy who returned from China and Japan with hand-inked tattoos...

Under the Blacklight: The Scoop On UV Ink

Blacklight tattoos, also known as UV tattoos, are tattoos made using specially devised ink that is visible when seen under an...

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

We've never featured a shop quite like SikInk Studios. Rob McClurg was nice enough to answer a few questions, share his insight...

Extreme Body Modification: Beyond Tattoos and Piercing

Body modification can be broadly defined as any procedure that is commonly done to deliberately alter the appearance of the body, such as tattooing, piercing and plastic surgery. Such...

Geek Chic: Geek Ink on the Rise

With the rise of geek chic and its fashion influences, nerdy tattoos are not only appearing on the skin of dedicated nerds but are also beginning to cross over into the mainstream. Geek...

Custom Tattoo Design: From Idea to Ink

Working with your artist to get what you want! Having a custom tattoo is an admirable goal, however, it takes more than just...

Tattoo Machines: Old School Methods

With today's fancy technologies, tattoo artists have wonderful tools at their disposal. The tattoo machine, however, has not...

Girl Tattoos: Expressively Feminine

With tattoos becoming more popular, more women who might not have considered them in the past, are now getting them done. Girls...

Tattoo Cover-Ups

Everyone makes mistakes. You lock your keys in your car minutes before you need to be somewhere important. You forget to pay a...

Couples Tattoos: Make It or Break It?

Couples want to do things together; they want to feel close to each other, connected and bonded. One way of doing this is for...

The Lighter Side: The Rising Popularity of White Ink Tattoos

An emerging trend in the tattoo world is white ink tattoos. More subtle than a regular tattoo, a white ink tattoo might suit...

Full Back Tattoos: Big Expression

Full back tattoos are always a site to see. They are large and usually the person proudly sporting one has put a lot of thought...

Celebrity Skin: Public Fascination with Celebrity Tattoos

There are lots of stories about celebrities and their tattoos in the media. A lot of...

Jared Preslar Tattoo

Inside Look at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo [Video]

Lucky Bamboo Tattoo was opened in Layton, Utah seven years ago by owner/artist Jared Preslar after his experience at other shops...

Art Tattoos

Art Tattoo: When Ink is Fine Art

With newfound admiration and ever growing popularity, the tattoo industry is peaking the interest of lots of new talent and fine...

Toronto Skyline Tattoo

Toronto's Best Tattoo Shops

The streets of Toronto, Canada have exploded onto the tattoo scene over the last decade. Being a huge metropolitan city and a...

Antonio Todisco

Tattoo.com Video Round Up 1/27 - 2/3

We’ll keep it short and sweet this week. SanctionedTV interviews acclaimed Italian black and grey master Antonio “Macko” Todisco...

Myke Chambers Tattooing

Tattoo.com Video Round Up 1/13 - 1/27

Circumstances beyond our control made us delay last weeks video round up, but fret not, we’re back! To round out January, watch...

Ty Pallotta Sleeve

Ty Pallotta of Premium Blend Tattoo

Located in the up and coming DoMa section of Manahawkin, New Jersey, Premium Blend was opened in 2004 by owner Ty Pallotta, 37,...

Preslar Tattoo

Behind the Machine: Jared Preslar [Video]

Lucky Bamboo Tattoo in Layton, Utah, was opened by owner/artist Jared Preslar seven years ago after he had a vision to create an...

NY Nic Tiger

NY Nic of Body Language Tattoo, Astoria, NY

Born and raised in New York, Nicole Palapoli aka NY Nic, 33, has been an artist since she could hold a pencil. From early on,...

Paul Booth

Tattoo.com Video Round Up 1/7 - 1/14

Another week, another round up. This week, SanctionedTV returns with Tattoo Stories, Tattoo Artist Magazine previews their...

Chris Block Walter White

Tattoo.com Video Round Up 12/23 - 01/06

A day late and a dollar short, but we’ve compiled a brand new tattoo video round up to ring in the new year. We hope you all had...

Patsy Grieco Freehand

Patsy Grieco of Fast Lane Tattoo

Located right outside of Albany, New York in Castleton, is Fast Lane Tattoo. With three full time artists, two apprentices, a...

Preserved tattoo skin

Tattoo Preservation in Amsterdam

Peter van der Helm, a Dutch entrepreneur and tattoo shop owner, has hatched out a new business plan that will preserve the...

Mike DeVries Tattooing

Tattoo.com Video Round Up 12/16 - 12/23

Welcome to the final installment of our weekly video round up of 2013! Yes, the 30th is still 2013, but we’re going to take the...

Mike DeVries Sleeve

Behind The Machine: Mike DeVries [Video]

Looking at Mike DeVries’s immense tattoo talent, it’s hard to imagine that his career in the industry started almost on accident...

Happy Holidays from Tattoo.com!

December is one of the most anticipated months of the year. With Christmas and the New Year around...

Bang Bang

Tattoo.com Video Round Up 12/9-12/16

It’s a bit special this week as we included two of our new videos on our round up. This week’s list features five brand new...

NY NIC Tiger Tattoo

Body Language Tattoo NYC

Body Language Tattoo was the brainchild of two hungry and eager minds that wanted a change in their lives. After leaving her job...