The Foo Dog (or Fu Dog) tattoo shows a magnificent creature with its curly mane and menacing snarl, but did you know that it’s not actually a dog? What exactly is it, how did it come about and more interestingly, why is it known as a “dog”? We delve deeper into history and take a closer look.
Tattoo inks are not regulated by the FDA despite increasing evidence of negative short-term and long-term effects, including skin cancer and auto-immune disorders.
Considering an octopus tattoo? Here, you'll find lots of information and inspiration for your next ink project and discover what an octopus tattoo might represent, historically and figuratively.
Thinking of getting a tattoo? Awesome! But be sure not to make a mistake you will regret. Here are ten pearls of wisdom that will have you saying "hell yes!" instead of "what the hell?"
While tattoos are permanent, the ink pigments that form your art can degrade to look dull and lifeless with time or improper care. Although fading is an inevitable process (just like aging), learn the dos and don'ts to slow the process.
Not that I regret it, just that there are things I know now that would have been very nice to have known ahead of time. Here is a list of the things I wish I'd thought about before I got the tattoo.
Hannya masks are popular symbols in Japanese tattoo culture. Learn about their intriguing history and their significance. Browse through unique hannya tattoo designs for inspiration.
Choosing earrings for sensitive ears can be tricky. The label "hypoallergenic" doesn't mean earrings are allergy free. Here are some tips to help you find jewelry in a material that suits your sensitive skin.
Looking for some inspiration for a Harry-Potter-themed tattoo? Don't want just the generic "dark mark" or "Deathly Hallows" symbols that everyone else has? Here are some unique suggestions for Harry Potter tattoos!
The rose is an enduring symbol of beauty and love, but why is it a popular tattoo design and what does each design represent?
As weapons or as graphical signs, arrows blend elegance, symmetry, speed, and deadly precision. If you're considering an arrow tattoo or already have one, here are some fascinating facts to guide you.
Traditional American nautical tattoos have a long history behind them. If you want a maritime tattoo for yourself, check out the meanings and history, and you might find some informative gold nuggets.
Are you looking for help with an infected daith piercing? Wondering what the signs, symptoms, and remedies are? Here's how you can care for and heal an infected daith piercing, as well as my own personal story with an infected daith!
My tattoo artist Frank Lopez and I had a candid talk about what attitudes or practices might make or break a tattoo artist's career. This is a candid interview with one of LA's best tattoo artists.
This is a story of a prolonged belly piercing fail. Hopefully, this experience helps others who may be considering this type of piercing.
Everything you want to know about birds to help you design your bird tattoo project. Don't get inked before you read this!