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American Style Tattoo

Inside: American Style Tattoo Styles + Definition  What is American style tattoo? American Traditional design styles use heavy black outlines with minimal color and a lot of black shades. They are usually darker in appearance and the color choice is limited to simple colors such as average blue, green, red and yellow. Colors are used in […] Read more…

Lower Back Tattoos

Tramp Stamp Tattoo

Inside: Tramp Stamp Tattoo + Meaning. What is a Tramp Stamp? A lower-back tattoo is a tattoo that became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s and gained a reputation for its erotic appeal. They are sometimes accentuated by low-rise jeans and crop tops. Key Takeaways The lower back is one of the most […] Read more…

Mandala Ideas

Mandala Tattoo Definition & Meaning

Inside: Mandala Tattoo + Meaning. What Does a Mandala Tattoo Mean? Mandala is the Sanskrit word for “circle”, and as a tattoo, is composed of shapes and symbols that radiate from the center outwards in a circular pattern. Like a circle, a mandala is meant to reflect balance, eternity, and perfection. What are the Three Types of Mandalas? Mandalas […] Read more…

Tattoo Aftercare – How To Do It Right

Inside: Tattoo Aftercare + Ideas. The Best Tattoo 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 […] Read more…

Pop Art

Pop Art Tattoo Definition & Designs

Inside: Pop Art Tattoo Style Defined. What is a Pop Art Tattoo? A pop art tattoo will stunningly amplify your sense of masculine amazement. The special potential of pop art ink is unparalleled in its limitlessness. Any mainstream icon can be transformed into glorious body art, and an original eye for style is all it takes to pull […] Read more…

How to Autoclave tattoo equipment

Autoclave Tattoo Defined

Inside: Autoclave Tattoo Definition & Purpose.  What is an Autoclave? Autoclaves are also known as steam sterilizers and are typically used for healthcare or industrial applications. An autoclave is a machine that uses steam under pressure to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores on items that are placed inside a pressure vessel. The items are heated to […] Read more…

Aboriginal Designs

Aboriginal Tattoos

Inside: Aboriginal Tattoos Definition, Meaning & Inspiration. Aboriginal Tattoos Description These designs find their basis in the historical techniques used by ancient Aboriginal tribes. Many tattooists are inspired by this style and often these designs feature an excellent balance between nature, man, and experience. These tattoos should be personal and not just decorative. History & […] Read more…

Flash Tattoo Ideas

Flash Tattoo Art Defined

Inside: Flash Tattoo Art Ideas. What is a Flash Tattoo Art Flash is the term used for premade tattoo images. The tattoo flash often comes in sets called flash sheets and these can be seen in just about all tattoo shops. The pieces usually have a common theme such as flowers, animals, vintage, skull, or […] Read more…

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Tattoo Blowout

Inside: Tattoo Blowout + Definition. What is a Tattoo Blowout? Tattoo blowouts occur when a tattoo artist presses too hard when applying ink to the skin. The ink is sent below the top layers of skin where tattoos belong. Below the skin’s surface, the ink spreads out in a layer of fat & this creates […] Read more…

Dotwork Ideas

What Are Dotwork Tattoos ?

Inside: Dotwork Tattoos + Definition. What are Dotwork Tattoos? As the name implies, dotwork tattoos are images composed entirely of single dots. As you may expect, this process can take a long time to complete. Artists typically use black and gray, as well. But, this doesn’t mean that color isn’t an option. Dark blue is […] Read more…

Biomechanical Tattoos

Biomechanical Tattoo

Inside: Biomechanical Tattoo + Definition. What is a Biomechanical Tattoo? Biomechanical Tattoos originated from biomechanical art which is a contemporary kind of art. It reflects the human body like mechanical parts. For example, the body joints and bones are represented by parts of a machine like pistons and gears. The tattoo has various designs, which makes every tattoo unique. Key […] Read more…

Line Art Tattoos Examples

Line Art Tattoo Defined

Inside: Line Art Tattoo + Examples. What are Line Art Tattoos? Line tattoos amaze thanks to their simplicity. Basically, every tattoo is made of lines, but there are those that aren’t clothed in pretty colors and shading. In addition, you’ll also see abstract tattoo designs or drawings made of one cursive line. Visually speaking, line tattoos represent minimalism. Key Takeaways Find a skilled tattoo […] Read more…

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