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Portrait Tattoo

Would You Get A Portrait Tattoo?

Inside: Portrait Tattoo What is a portrait tattoo? Portrait tattoos are tattoos that look like a portrait. They can be an image of just about anyone, whether real or fictional. These tattoos (when done well), are true works of art. Getting all of the unique characteristics of a person’s face into tattoo form is an incredible skill. Are […] Read more…

Pin Up Tattoo

Are Pin Up Tattoos Sexist?

Inside: Pin Up Tattoos Definition & Ideas. Would you get one? What is a Pin-Up Tattoo? Pin-up tattoos are an expression of the beauty of females. These tattoos are traditional tattoos that do not always have one specific meaning. In a pin-up tattoo, a girl is designed on a body part. With new designs of […] Read more…

Tattoo Scratcher

What is a Tattoo Scratcher + Why are they Bad?

Inside: What is a Tattoo Scratcher + Why are they Bad? What is a tattoo scratcher? A ‘scratcher’ is someone who tattoos from home or a hotel room unprofessionally. They usually profess to have worked in a tattoo shop before and some actually have. Why do tattoo artists hate tattoo scratchers? One of the main problems with scratchers is the health […] Read more…

Tattoo Removal

Inside: Tattoo Removal What is Tattoo Removal? This has been performed with various tools since the start of tattooing. While tattoos are generally considered permanent, it is now possible to remove them with treatments, fully or partially. The “standard modality for body art removal” is the non-invasive removal of pigments using Q-switched lasers. What are […] Read more…

Tattoo Needle Types + Usage

Inside: Tattoo Needle Types + Usage What is a Tattoo Needle? So what tattoo needles do what? RL or round liner needles are used for lining. RS or round shaders are used for shading. Flats are used for areas with geometric shapes and shading. Weaved magnums are used for shading, blending, and coloring large areas Tattoo Needle Types […] Read more…

New School Tattoo Ideas

What is a New School Tattoo?

Inside: New School Tattoo Defined + Ideas For Your Own. What is a New School Tattoo? A new school is a tattooing style originating as early as the 1970s and influenced by some features of old-school tattooing in the United States. The style is often characterized by the use of heavy outlines, vivid colors, and […] Read more…

Lettering ideas

Choosing Tattoo Lettering Tips + Ideas

Inside: Tattoo Lettering Tips. What Is Tattoo Lettering?  Tattoo lettering is a kind of design used in letters and numbers. You can pick the kind of font you want and the tattoo artist will copy it using the words that you want to be inked on your body.  You are free to create your own font […] Read more…

Variations of Magnum Tattoo Needles

Magnum Tattoo Needles

Magnum needles are the go-to for almost all shading work. These sets have a longer taper that’s either the same or greater than the taper found on round shaders. Magnums deliver a lot of ink, making them ideal for large areas of color. Because they allow so much ink through, you’ll need fewer passes over […] Read more…

Mainstream Tattoo IDeas

Are Tattoos Mainstream? Now Vs. Then

Inside: Are Tattoos Mainstream and how has it changed over the years. What is Mainstream? noun the ideas, attitudes, or activities that are regarded as normal or conventional; the dominant trend in opinion, fashion, or the arts. Which best defines mainstream? Having, reflecting, or being compatible with the prevailing attitudes and values of a society […] Read more…

Leg Sleeve Tattoo Ideas

Leg Sleeve Tattoo Info + Inspiration

Inside: Leg Sleeve Tattoo Ideas + Info What is a Leg Sleeve Tattoo? In tattoo vocabulary, we call “sleeve” an arm covered with ink, both with different small pieces or one big tattoo. What you can do with arms is equally transposable to legs, which is called a leg sleeve tattoo. Would you try it? […] Read more…

Laser Tattoo Removal

What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Inside: What is Laser Tattoo Removal & Is It Right For You? What is Tattoo Removal? Tattoo removal has been performed with various tools since the start of tattooing. While tattoos are generally considered permanent, it is now possible to remove them with treatments, fully or partially. The “standard modality for tattoo removal” is the […] Read more…

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