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 their origins. Using a technique that no other culture...

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...

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...

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...

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, but is there a deeper meaning to this practice? Sacred...

Military Tattoos

Tattoos have a long history in the military. Sailors in the Navy who returned from China and Japan with hand-inked tattoos played a role in introducing tattooing culture to mainstream...

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 ultraviolet light, or blacklight. For someone reluctant to...

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 about where the industry is headed, impart some advice for...

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 great tattoo ideas to make a truly awesome tattoo. You will...

Tattoo Machines: Old School Methods

With today's fancy technologies, tattoo artists have wonderful tools at their disposal. The tattoo machine, however, has not been around for millennia. How then did the ancient tattoo...

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 with tattoos these days are not just the rebels or the...

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 bill. Maybe you hit ‘Forward All’ on that e-mail meant only...

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 someone who does not want to aggravate a loved one or family...

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 into the concept before getting it inked. Full back...

Celebrity Skin: Public Fascination with Celebrity Tattoos

There are lots of stories about celebrities and their tattoos in the media. A lot of the interest in celebrity tattoos is related to the broader...

5 Tattoo Artists You Should Know - Page 5

5. Mike Devries is the owner and tattoo artist at MD Tattoo Studio in Northridge California. He has been tattooing professionally since 2003. Why you should...

10 of the Worst Tattoos You've Ever Seen

What is the worst tattoo you've ever seen? Crappy tattoos exist for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it happens to the best of tattoo wearers. Not doing the proper research and finding...

10 of the Worst Tattoos You've Ever Seen - Page 2

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10 of the Worst Tattoos You've Ever Seen

What is the worst tattoo you've ever seen? Crappy tattoos exist for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it happens to the best of tattoo wearers. Not doing the proper research and finding...

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Zombie Tattoos: Close up detailed black and gray zombie head.

Close up detailed black and gray zombie head.

Zombie Tattoos: Another tattoo based on the original comic book art.

Another tattoo based on the original comic book art.

Zombie Tattoos: Rick Grimes before the "beard."

Rick Grimes before the "beard."

Zombie Tattoos: A Walking Dead mantra

A Walking Dead mantra. Extra points if you remember where this showed up on the show. Comment below!

Zombie brain eater tattoo

Zombie Tattoos: Yummy....braaaaiiinnnnzzzz...

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10 Disney Princess Tattoos

What happens when little girls who've been raised on Disney movies grow up and start getting tattoos? The most amazing Disney Princess tattoos you've ever seen, that's what! Whether your...

10 Christmas Tattoos to get you in the Holiday Spirit

Not too many people love Christmas enough to get it permanently adorned on their bodies, but there are a select few who wear their Christmas love on their sleeve, or as a sleeve! Check...

10 of the Hottest Tattooed Redheads You'll Ever See

10 of the Hottest Tattooed Redheads You'll Ever See

Sleepy inked hottie redhead.

 

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10 Amazingly Sexy Blonde Inked Women

Cute, inked beach babe!

 

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Featured Tattoo Designer: Benjamin Wright

Meet our featured tattoo designer, Benjamin Wright. He has been drawing as long as he can remember. He has been designing for Tattoo.com for a few years now, and has become quite a success.

10 More Walking Dead Tattoos to be Jealous of

Today's the big day-the premiere of Season 5 of The Walking Dead! The day is buzzing with ZOMBIE EXCITEMENT! There's been a lot of talk about the season and especially this first episode...

Common Tattoo Meanings

While some people wear body art that bears no personal significance others wouldn’t dare wear a design that lacked considerable and thoughtful context. Part of what makes body art so...