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Hair Pigmentation

Hair Pigmentation – More Than a Tattoo

Inside: Hair Pigmentation & Why It’s More Than a Tattoo. What is Hair Pigmentation? Hair Pigmentation is more than just a hair tattoo. It’s a popular non-surgical hair loss treatment during which natural pigments are applied within the dermal layer of the scalp. Replicating a natural shaved head look, hence making it a great solution […] Read more…

Scabbing

Why Do Tattoos Scab + Tips For Healing

Inside: Tattoo Scabbing Info + Tips. What is Tattoo Scabbing? As your tattooed skin heals, it will begin to scab. This is totally normal. It’s important not to pick at or scratch off the scabs, as this can ruin your tattoo. That’s easier said than done, as scabbing tattoos can get itchy as they dry out. How long does tattoo scabbing last? […] Read more…

What is the epidermis

Why Is Your Epidermis Important For Tattoo Placement?

Inside: What is the Epidermis? What is the epidermis layer of skin? The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin and protects the body from the environment. The thickness of the epidermis varies in different types of skin; it is only .05 mm thick on the eyelids and is 1.5 mm thick on the palms and the soles of the feet. What is […] Read more…

Ta Moko Tattoos

What is Ta Moko? Does it Hurt?

Inside: What is Ta Moko? Does it Hurt? What is a ta moko? Moko is a name for Māori tattoos and the culture that surrounds them. It is the skin art form of the Māori. What is the difference between ta moko and tattoo? ‘Tattoo’ is the English version of the Tahitian word tatu. Tattoo […] Read more…

Tattoo Pedal

What is a Tattoo Pedal + How Does It Work

Inside What is a Tattoo Pedal + How Does It Work. What does a tattoo foot pedal do? The foot pedal is extremely important to the tattoo gun, as it controls the vertical movement that the needle will make. It resembles a pedal used with a sewing machine, except for the fact that it determines how the needle will work. How […] Read more…

Pneumatic Tattoo Machine

What is a Pneumatic Tattoo Machine?

Inside: What is a Pneumatic Tattoo Machine? What is a pneumatic machine? A pneumatic device, any of various tools and instruments that generate and utilize compressed air. Examples include rock drills, pavement breakers, riveters, forging presses, paint sprayers, blast cleaners, and atomizers. What is a pneumatic tattoo machine? Basically, a pneumatic tattoo machine uses an air compressor […] Read more…

Samoan Tattoo Ideas

Samoan Tattoo Designs and Meanings

Inside: Samoan Tattoo Designs and Meanings. What is the meaning of the Samoan tattoo? The artwork and designs go beyond being skin deep—there is history and deep meanings behind them. The tattoo and designs of the Samoa islands represent community, power, status, respect, honor, and are a mark of pride that are only to be worn by Samoans. […] Read more…

Tattoo Parlor

What Makes a Tattoo Parlor Good?

Inside: What is a Tattoo Parlor + What Makes a Good One. What is a Tattoo Parlor? A place where people go to get tattoos. Why is it called a tattoo parlor? For instance, “tattoo shop” would more often give people the impression that they can buy things. Because “parlor/parlour” originally meant “lounge”, people might […] Read more…

Watercolor Tattoos

What Exactly Is A Watercolor Tattoo?

Inside: What is a Watercolor Tattoo? What are Watercolor Tattoos? A watercolor tattoo is a bright, vivid marking made up of a number of subtle color gradients and techniques that create a more gradual color fade-out. This effect is intended to mimic the characteristics of a classic watercolor painting, which is where the style gets its name. Dose a […] Read more…

What to include in tattoo portfolio

What to Include in a Tattoo Portfolio

Inside: What to Include in a Tattoo Portfolio. What is a Tattoo Portfolio? Showcases all the drawings, sketches, and pictures of finished tattoo work to let people know about your tattoo style and to book your tattoo services. What should be included in a tattoo portfolio? Highlight Your Creativity and Unique Concept Ideas Showcase Your […] Read more…

Sailor Jerry

Who is Sailor Jerry + the Tattoo Style

Inside: Who is Sailor Jerry & what is this tattoo style all about? Who is Sailor Jerry? Sailor Jerry was born Norman Collins but chose to define himself on his own terms. He simply wasn’t one of those people born to live a middle-of-the-road life and he knew it. Back in the 1920s, when Collins […] Read more…

Touch Up

When to get a Tattoo Touch Up

Inside: What is a Tattoo Touch Up & When To Get One? What is a Tattoo Touch Up? A touch-up essentially means tattooing over your existing tattoo to fix any problems with it. Unlike getting a new tattoo, a touch-up usually involves adding small details or a bit of color to the existing ink. They’re typically quick jobs that don’t require you to spend […] Read more…

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