The Art of Healing People

 

Tattoo artists have a hefty responsibility to humanity.

 

When a customer walks through your doors they are hopeful that your artistic hands will make an...

Top Five Reasons You Love Pinterest Tattoos

Admit it. You have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On one hand you have more business than you ever expected, and you've mastered the dandelion flying bird design so well you...

How to Make Customers Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations

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...

The Smell of Sweet Deposit Money

Many tattoo artists and shops require appointment deposits because their time is valuable. If you’ve ever no-showed at your doctor’s, hairdresser or dentist’s (understandable)...

Grace is Contagious

 

As the tattooing industry continues to change, your artistry will attract a whole new genre and generation of enthusiasts. If you are stuck in your “old school ways” or aren...

How Tattoo Artists Can Create a Demand for Work

 

How to Create a Demand for Your Work

Nothing worthwhile comes easy in life. We’ve all heard  it, and we know it to be true. If you don’t apply...

CALL TO ARTISTS: Become a Custom Tattoo Designer

Have you ever wanted to draw tattoo designs for a living? Well here's your chance! We are looking for talented illustrators and designers to create custom tattoo designs for our...

Mystic Piercing and Tattoo in Crofton, MD Pilots Tattourist Reality Show

Jimi Harris, Tattoo Artist and owner of Crofton, MD Mystic Piercing...

Body Designs Tattoo Shop in Deer Park, NY Interview

 

Offering custom tattoo designs in the heart of Deer Park, New York, Body Designs is a little gem of a tattoo shop.

 

Tara at  Body...

Flower Tattoos

As spring makes its welcome arrival, you may choose to celebrate the change of seasons with a flower tattoo.

 

Flower tattoos, however pretty, are a unisex tattoo choice...

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Tattoo Artist Profiles

Tattoo artist profiles are a fundamental place to start if you want to find a talented and skilled artist in your locale, or perhaps even overseas if you have the means to travel. By...
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How to Gain Your Client's Trust

How to Gain Your Client’s Trust

One of the most difficult aspects of sales jobs and services jobs, whether that means selling a product or your talent, is gaining...

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Here’s the Tattoo Shop, Where’s the People?

Admit it, you love seeing your Facebook fan page grow, and it’s a welcoming surprise to read comments from followers or friends who simply adore your artwork. Uploading photos from your...

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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, and his wife Robyn. Since Ty had no clientele in the area...

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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, Nicole spent hours alone in her room, leading her enrollment...

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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 a happy holiday season, celebrating with your families...

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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 piercer/manager, the Fast Lane team is a well oiled machine...

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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 of five years, Nicole Palapoli invited her friend Rafael...

Moni Marino Painting

Tattoo.com Video Round Up Week 11/25-12/2

Settling back into your everyday schedule might seem like a daunting task after Thanksgiving weekend, especially when your stomachs are full of tryptophan and you have enough leftovers...

Rachel G Chest Tattoo

Rachel Gonzalez of Exotic Eye Tattoo

Exotic Eye Tattoo has been open for a year and a half in the beautiful state of Hawaii. A single artist operation, Rachel Gonzalez. 35, provides a wide array of tattoo styles for her...

Chich Rosary

Inside Look at 8 Zero 1 Ink Gallery [Video]

8 Zero Ink Gallery opened shop in Midvale almost three years ago, after owner/artist Isaac Luck got fed up of working under unprofessional management. With the input of his peers and...

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Tattoo.com Video Round Up 11/18-11/25

Take a load off and gear up for the holiday season with our weekly video round up. This week, our video round up brings you Mike DeVries and Inkjecta machines, Vanity Fair’s illustrative...

Jeff Gogue Neck Tattoo

Tattoo.com Video Round Up 11/11-11/18

As promised, here is Tattoo.com’s second installment of the weekly video round up with tattoo videos from all over. This week, we unveil episode three of our “Tattoo 3sixty Series”, Reno...

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Tattoo 3sixty with Chris Cashmore [Video]

Chris Cashmore hails from Canberra, Australia and has been operating out of his own shop, Tattoo Power, since 1997. Starting out in the early eighties, Cashmore was exposed to tattoo...

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Jasmine McLean of S and S Tattooing

Opened by artist/owner, Shawn Lee, S and S Tattooing has been up and running since 2009. With two experienced artists that , S and S specializes in quality, custom tattoo work of all...

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Tattoo.com Video Round Up 11/04-11/11

Welcome to Tattoo.com’s weekly video round up. Every week or so, we will scour the expansive plains of the internet and beyond for some of the most interesting, captivating and relevant...

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Mel D of Inkjunkys Tattoo

Inkjunkys Tattoo was founded in 2000 in Arkansas, but Owner/Artist Mel D changed locations to Tulsa, OK soon after. With two artists on board, Mel, 43, runs a well oiled machine that has...

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What to Take Away from "Tattoo Rescue"

Tattoo reality based TV shows have become a huge part of the tattoo industry, particularly its movement into the mainstream. Without a doubt, tattoos on TV have done wonders to bring...

Mike DeVries Portraits

Inside Look at MD Tattoo Studio [Video]

MD Tattoo Studio is one of the country’s most prestigious and professional tattoo shops. It’s no surprise that artists like Josh Duffy and London Reese cut their teeth under the world...

Tyler Whitlock Rose

Inside Look at Simi Valley Tattoo [Video]

Owner/Artist Mike Pesterre saw an opportunity and seized it; after apprenticing at Simi Valley Tattoo under previous ownership, he found out that it was for sale and took it upon himself...

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Behind The Machine: Todo B feat. 2 Chainz [Video]

Todo B is an award winning realistic tattoo artist out of ABT Tattoo in McDonough, Georgia. His tattoo beginnings started out in the 70’s after he was intrigued with tattoos in biker...

Ryan Weaver Gun Holster

Inside Look at Kingdom Tattoo [Video]

Decatur, Georgia’s own Kingdom Tattoo isn't your everyday shop. While some tattoo shops might come across as intimidating, Kingdom eases body and mind, providing a comfortable, quality...

Robert Kinman Tattoo

Robert Kinman of Southern Steel Tattoos

Robert Kinman 44 Southern Steel Tattoos is obviously doing something right; with two locations in Virginia and Kentucky, Owner/artist Robert Kinman, 44, spent years taking notes from the...

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Jake Baker of Inkjunkys Tattoo

Inkjunkys Tattoo was founded in 2000 in Arkansas but moved to Tulsa, OK two years ago. Still young, Inkjunkys plans on expanding beyond their two resident artists. With the ability to...

Chris Huff

Inside Look at Now or Never Tattoo [Video]

After working at another Georgia tattoo shop for 11 years, Chris Huff had a vision to open up his own custom tattoo studio with a diverse arsenal of talented artists. Opening his own...

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Inside Look at ABT Tattoo [Video]

ABT Tattoo has been up and running since 2005 and has established a reputable tattoo studio with world class talent to boot. With a family oriented atmosphere, sterile and comfortable...