Blackwork Tattoo

Blackwork Tattoo Ideas

Inside: Blackwork Tattoo Ideas. What is a Blackwork Tattoo? A blackwork tattoo is a bold work of body art rendered in solid planes of black ink. Usually, these tattoos are composed of abstract patterns and geometric shapes, though some feature figurative forms and recognizable scenes and subjects. Key Takeaways: Many people report that the shading hurts […] Read more…

Lion Tattoo Ideas

Fierce Lion Tattoo Ideas for Women + Men

Inside: Fierce Lion Tattoo Ideas for Men + Women. The lion is one of the most popular animals for people to get tattooed on their bodies, and they have been for centuries. The lion symbolizes royalty and self-confidence. It once was, and still is in some cultures, viewed as a creature of aristocracy and law. […] Read more…

Vegan Tattoo Ideas

The Vegan Tattoo Trend You’ll Love

Inside: Vegan Tattoo Trend. What is a Vegan Tattoo? When you choose a vegan tattoo ink, you eliminate glycerin being used as a stabilizer, bone char used to achieve a super-black color, or gelatin and shellac used for consistency and durability. There are plenty of name-brand manufacturers who make superior ink products that are vegan friendly. Vegan Tattoo Ink […] Read more…

Backpiece Tattoo

Tips For Getting A Backpiece Tattoo

Inside: Backpiece Tattoo Designs. What is a Backpiece Tattoo? piece Full back tattoos, or backpieces as we say in the industry, are impressive pieces of art. While some people get tattoos on their back when they are just starting out having a complete cohesive back tattoo done by one tattoo artist is a statement piece, to say the least. Key […] Read more…

Black and Grey Tattoo Work

Black & Grey Tattoo Work

Inside: Black and Grey Tattoo Work. What are Black and Grey Tattoos? Black and grey is a style of tattooing that uses only black ink in varying shades. This tattooing style is thought to have originated from prisons in the 1970s and 1980s and was later popularized in tattoo parlors. Key Takeaways: The black and grey aesthetic is not the same as black and […] Read more…

Tattoo Antiseptic

Tattoo Antiseptic & How To Clean Your Tattoos

Inside: Tattoo Antiseptic Definition. Tattoo Antiseptic + Aftercare Most tattoo artists have their own personal set of aftercare instructions. But one piece of advice they all have in common is to touch your tattoo with clean hands only. I recommend that you listen to the verbal directions from your tattooer first, then refer to the […] Read more…

Ambigram Designs

Ambigram Tattoo Defined

Inside: Ambigram Tattoo What is an Ambigram Tattoo? Have you ever seen a word and read the same word upside down? This is one form of an ambigram. An ambigram (from Latin: ambi both + gram = letter) is a word or words that can be read in more than one direction, where the word reads the same when upside […] Read more…

Irezumi Design

Irezumi Tattoo Meaning & Definition

Inside: Irezumi Tattoo + Meaning. Irezumi Tattoo Meaning The common term for Japanese tattoo art is irezumi, meaning to insert ink. This refers to the Japanese tattooing tradition of inserting ink beneath the skin to form the tattoo. What do Japanese tattoos represent? Traditionally, Japanese tattoos began as a means of conveying societal status as well as serving as spiritual symbols that were often used as a […] Read more…

Aztec Art

Aztec Art Tattoo Ideas & Meaning

Inside: Aztec Art Tattoo Definition. What Does an Aztec Art Tattoo Mean? Aztec tattoos were first worn by the ancient Aztec people who inhabited parts of Central America and Mexico. Their tattoos were applied as a part of rituals, meant to honor a chosen god. The art on their bodies was also used to differentiate between tribes and display a […] Read more…

Custom Designs

What Is A Custom Tattoo

Inside: Custom Tattoo Ideas. What is a Custom Tattoo? A full custom design is one you and your artist design together. Custom tattoos can be something you present with specific reference photos or one you describe and allow the artist to take creative rights over. A custom design is best if you want a tattoo […] Read more…

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