Whether you are thinking about getting your first piece or you have a few already, here are some bits of advice and wisdom that I've collected about getting tattooed. Some of these are from personal experience, while others are from the experiences of other people or tattoo artists themselves.
Last year I got my nostril pierced, and I wish someone had told me all about nose piercings before I had it done. Here are fifteen things to know about getting pierced and living with a nose ring.
Everything you want to know about birds to help you design your bird tattoo project. Don't get inked before you read this!
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!
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.
Choosing earrings for sensitive ears can be tricky. The label "hypoallergenic" does not mean earrings are allergy free. Here are some tips to help you find jewelry and a material that suits your sensitive skin.
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.
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.
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?"
Planning a sleeve tattoo? This article will guide you through how to build a design, how to pick out a theme, what the process will be like, and what to expect in terms of cost and pain.
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.
The rose is an enduring symbol of beauty and love, but why is it a popular tattoo design and what does each design represent?
The Kitsune is a mythical creature in Japan’s legend. It's sometimes seen as a deity and other times as a demon. So is the fox good or bad? Explore the different kinds of foxes and view designs for your tattoo inspiration.
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.