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Amateur designs

Dangers of an Amateur Tattoo

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. Have you found a tattoo artist […] 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…

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