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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…

Body Art Ideas

Interesting Body Art Tattoo

Inside: Types of Body Art Tattoos. What is Body Art? It is made on, with, or consisting of, the human body. The most common forms are tattoos and piercings. Other types include scarification, branding, subdermal implants, shaping (for example tight-lacing of corsets), full-body tattoo, and body painting. Types of Tattoo Body Art Tattoos: Tattoos are […] Read more…

Art Nouveau Tattoo Designs

Art Nouveau Tattoo Style Defined

Inside: Art Nouveau Tattoo + Ideas. What is Art Nouveau Tattoo Style? An ornamental style of art that flourished between about 1890 and 1910 throughout Europe and the United States. It is characterized by its use of a long, sinuous, organic line and was employed most often in architecture, interior design, jewelry and glass design, […] Read more…

Amateur designs

Amateur Tattoo Definition

Inside: Amateur Tattoo What is an Amateur Tattoo? Amateur tattoos are usually made in one color and their ink is in the top layer of the skin. This name refers to tattoos made by amateurs who are just training the trade and for tribal tattoos that are rites of passage, symbols of bravery or beauty. Key Takeaways: Amateur tattoos are a […] Read more…

Cover Up Ideas

How To Do A Cover-Up Tattoo

Inside: Cover-Up Tattoo Definition. What is a Cover-Up Tattoo? Is the act of tattooing over a previously unwanted design with a new tattoo. It is usually seen as being one of two options of removing an unwanted tattoo; the other option being laser removal. Covering up an unwanted tattoo is generally cheaper than tattoo removal. […] Read more…

Scarification

Scarification Tattoo Ideas Defined

Inside: Scarification Tattoo + Definition. What is a Scarification Tattoo? Scarification is all about pain. The name in itself suggests pain, wounds, and scars. The skin is scratched, etched, burned or superficially cut in designs. When the area is healed, it takes the shape of a permanent body tattoo. These ancient practices are regaining popularity in […] Read more…

Airbrush Tattoo Designs

What Is An Airbrush Tattoo

Inside: Airbrush Tattoo Defined. What is an Airbrush Tattoo? Airbrush tattoos are high-tech temporary tattoos. Using temporary inks and an airbrush machine to apply a design of choice to the skin. Airbrush tattooing is comparable to spray paint. The airbrush paint is sprayed through a stencil of the desired design. Key Takeaways: They can last from seven to fourteen […] Read more…

Fine Line

Fine Line Tattoo Defined

Inside: Fine Line Tattoo + Info. What is a Fine Line Tattoo? Fine line tattooing consists of distinct straight or curved thin lines, without gradations in shade or color to represent 2D or 3D objects, emphasizing form and outline over color, shading, and texture. These tattoos can have incredible levels of detail built-in, without being ‘loud’ about it. […] Read more…

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