Should employers allow tattoos to be shown at work? Is there any harm in showing your tattoos? I discuss both sides, but I still hope that I can bare my ink at work one day!
Find out what, why, and how to deal with scabs on your new tattoo. Get advice, including information on aftercare, healing, and scab-formation.
Thinking about getting a tattoo? Read about a few things you should know beforehand to have a safe and enjoyable tattoo experience.
Here are some helpful dos and don'ts for getting a tattoo. Since tattoos are permanent, you'll want to get something that you will still love years later.
An early history of tattoos, from Paleolithic tattooing instruments and tattooed mummies, to traditional Maori and Japanese traditions.
Have you wanted to get a tattoo, but are on the fence? Having trouble with the desgn or finding an artist? Look no further, this helpful article will talk you through it step by inky step.
One of the most common questions is, "How much is my tattoo going to cost?" The short answer is: It depends! Here's how to accurately estimate the cost of your tattoo.
There are five steps required to become a professional tattoo artist, and becoming an apprentice is one of them. Learn what the steps are and why they're important.
Are you considering a tattoo for yourself? Here are a few reasons why a tattoo can be a great idea for older people.
Before you get inked, it's never a bad idea to investigate your chosen artists' sanitation techniques and safety tools. This protects you and them, so don't hold back!
After much thought, you have finally decided to get a tattoo. There are a plethora of ideas to choose from. I want you to love your first tattoo and have a great experience getting it!
1 in 5 UK adults are tattooed, and while the internet is swimming with information on how to care for your new ink, there's much less available when it comes to keeping your tattoo looking fresh for longer.
Today it seems like almost everyone has tattoos, but there are still many workplaces that require ink to be covered up. Here, you'll find over 100 career opportunities for people with visible ink.
Reviews of the best aftercare kits available to assist you through all the stages of your tattoo's healing and protection. Reviews and links.
Deciding to have a tattoo is a huge decision in itself, not only expensive to have done, but more expensive to remove if you change your mind. So if you feel certain that you do want one, just how do you choose a tattoo?
In this article, you will find professional advice on how to avoid the most common mistakes and get a great tattoo. You will learn how to create a design, how to find the best artist, how to prepare for a session, and how to take care of your new tattoo.
Tattoo aftercare instructions to ensure no colour loss. Protect your tattoo throughout its healing with an everyday household item!
How many times have you thought to yourself, "I want another tattoo, but I don't know what?" I've found myself in that predicament many times. I've learned, however, that inspiration can be gleaned from just about anything if you open your eyes to the beauty around you.
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?"
Tattoos are a permanent work of art on your body. Take care in how you design and care for your tattoo. In this article, I answer all the basic questions and share my personal tattooing experience.
You've done it! You've finally got a tattoo. So now what? How do you keep it looking awesome? Easy, just follow these simple tips to help your tattoo heal and keep it in tip-top shape.
Lots of talented artists become interested in learning how to design tattoos. Read on to learn what you'll need to know beyond how to draw.
This past weekend I had the honor of taking my best friend to get her first tattoo. I planned on taking her and her girlfriend (who was going to be getting her second tat) to my favorite parlor, "Il Bacio" in Trenton, NJ. I'm not sure if most...
There are plenty of things that go through your mind when considering a tattoo, but sometimes the first things that go through your mind are not the most important.
Is it possible to get a tattoo on burned, scarred, or grafted skin? The answer is yes. This is my husband's experience.
Is your new tattoo developing scabs? Need to know how to deal with them and avoid damaging your new tattoo? Then read this!
Your new tattoo doesn't feel or look right and you're concerned you may have an infection. Learn the symptoms of an infected tattoo and find out how to deal with it.
Being an inky mama rocks, but do people really need to pull down their pants to show me their Donald Duck tattoo?
If you're planning to get tattooed at a convention, it pays to be prepared. Here are 7 things I wish I knew beforehand.
Answers to everyday questions asked to people who are tattooed. Tattoo etiquette explained for people getting a tattoo and what not to say to someone with a tattoo.
The world of tattooing and the colorful individuals that implement them are in a league of their own. Tattooing or the "marking" of the body has been around as long as man has been on this planet. Read on to learn more about what it takes to be a tattoo apprentice.
The 3-point stretch. In this article, I will be talking about the various ways to stretch skin while tattooing and useful ways that will help you improve upon that necessary skill set.
The healing process for anyone with a new tattoo can be confusing and nerve wracking, especially if it's your first. This is a guide to help you understand and deal with the tattoo healing process.
There are many things to consider when getting a tattoo, including the cost, style, artist, location, and, last but not least, time. There are certain situations in which you should never get a tattoo. Learn about what the potential dangers are of tattooing at the wrong time.
The urge to decorate and adorn our bodies is human nature but for some cultures, their body art is more than just a decoration and for the Maori, their Mokos (tattoos) hold powerful meanings.
Not all tattoo artists can do amazing work. Learn how to tell a good artist from a not-so-good one and how to get a great tattoo.
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.
If you were to look at me, you'd probably never guess that I have a tattoo. You almost certainly wouldn't expect me to have four! Most people are surprised to learn that a seemingly plain-jane gal like me had the guts to get inked.
The artist's goal for each tattoo is to give you your desired result. They can't do it alone! For the perfect tattoo, you have to first do your homework, then communicate your idea to them.
Get reviews of the top three aftercare lotions and find out what the best lotion is for you to help your new tattoo heal.
There's a ton of products for tattoo aftercare, each boasting about improving color and longevity of your tattoo. But are they all alike? Read on to learn more.
I share my tattooing expertise here and offer tips on how a power supply machine works and how to choose one, use it, and tune it like a professional.
You got tattoos in your younger days and possibly still get tattooed. You now have grown up kids and they now want tattoos... how do you feel about it?
Is your new tattoo developing scabs? Read this article to learn more about how to deal with them and avoid damaging your new tattoo.
Learn about the origins, roots, and histories of tattooing in the Egyptian, Japanese, Polynesian, Southeast Asian, and European traditions.
Many of us have an artistic side and adore the look of tattoos. We think of them as a unique form of self-expression that allows us to wear our personalities, interests, and passions on our sleeves—literally. unfortunately, however, tattoos aren't universally accepted in certain workplaces.
Do you have a tattoo, and are you proud of it? Why should having body art be so reviled by some people? If you are thinking of having a tattoo, why not look for a design that is a little less ordinary?
Guys and gals, I am not going to beat around the bush when it comes to your tattoo machine. You have to set up your machine properly. Read on to find out how.
Tattoos are a blast, and so are parties. Why not throw a tattoo party at your house? Here's what you need to know before a inviting a tattoo artist into your home and throwing a tattoo party.
It is often said that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but when it comes to something as personal as a tattoo, I could not disagree with that sentiment more.
Psoriasis sufferers are already self-conscious about their inflamed red skin patches, but how tattoo artists really feel about putting their needles into these affected areas may surprise you.
Are you experiencing swelling and bruising of your new tattoo? Are you concerned that it's not healing correctly? Read this article for information on the body's healing process with your new tattoo.
Tattoos have been around for a very long time and were part of many ancient cultures. That hasn’t stopped the development of stereotypes of people with tattoos and tattoo culture. Read on to learn about these stereotypes.
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.
Are you just dying to scratch your new, itchy tattoo? Don't do it! Hold out a bit longer and make an informed scratch.
Find out how much a new tattoo will hurt and learn what you can do to reduce the pain after getting one.
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.
The first step in becoming a tattoo artist, even before the apprenticeship, is learning how to draw specifically for the human body . . . and being able to show you know how to do so. This article covers just that.
Once comfortable with the aftercare process, I adjusted the routine to fit my needs and the way my body heals. These may not work for everyone. When in doubt, follow aftercare instructions from your artist.
An awesome-looking tattoo can unfortunately turn into a big infected mess. Read on to learn the symptoms of infection and how to treat it.
If you are looking for a tattoo artist in your area, you can start your search by asking local people whom they recommend, connecting with artists via social media, and visiting tattoo parlors.
Aftercare advice varies from place to place. Some people have some really bad ideas. Let's discuss the strange and contradictory tips you've heard and discuss what really works.
Video and photos of Ed Denny, aka "Sailor Eddie," owner of Bonnie & Clyde's Tattoo of Philadelphia, PA. Sailor Eddie has over 42 years of experience in the field of tattoo art.
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.
Tattoos are now mainstream. Where did they start and when did they become mainstream? Who has tattoos, just bikers or the little old lady down the street? Movie stars and the girl next door have tattoos too.
Before you get a wrist tattoo, you might want to learn more about its symbolism, placement, design options, and think more about its significance.
So, you want to get your very first tattoo? This article discusses what to expect before, during, and after getting tattooed and includes helpful tips and considerations for each step in the process.
Before you start showing off your new ink, it's important to get the aftercare right! Follow these tips and your fresh ink will be looking fabulous in no time!
Here, I will answer some of the silliest yet most common questions I have been asked about my tattoos over the years.
Keep your tattoos looking fresh and vibrant with DIY tattoo scrubs. You don’t need to shell out excess cash for exfoliators made “exclusively for tattoos.” Here are simple recipes using just 3 ingredients found right in your kitchen pantry!
Learn which products to use, how to care for a new tattoo, and what to watch out for. Healing tattoos isn't difficult if you know what you're doing, and a few simple steps make all the difference.
Having a tattoo shop name that is truly unique and stands out can mean the difference between a customer walking into your doors or passing you up for the next shop!
Especially after getting your first tattoo, you'll want to make sure that the healing process is going well. Learn to identify signs of developing scars and how to treat and prevent them.
Taking care of your new tattoo is essential for beautiful skin art for the rest of your life. Learn how to best care for your healing tattoo.
Want to know if you can get your new tattoo wet? Read on to find out when you can start bathing, showering, soaking, or going swimming with a new tattoo... or just cleaning it.
Learn how to evaluate if a tattoo shop is clean enough for you to get tattooed there. This article is for tattoo clients, but professionals may find some valuable information in here as well.
If you want to be seen as serious about becoming a tattooist by a potential mentor, you have to show you have the artistic ability and the basic know how on what is involved in designing appropriately-sized and drawn artwork for your friends. Who knows, you may get to tattoo your designs once you land the apprenticeship, so do it right starting right before you start.
In this article, we will discuss what type of equipment you should have when you are first beginning to tattoo. Propper equipment and proper sanitization are the two most important things to keep in mind when you're just getting started.
If you’ve finally decided to join in and become one of the inked, here’s some advice to make sure you do it right from the beginning. This article includes tips for preparation, the tattoo itself, and aftercare. `
In this article, I will review tattoo machine mechanics for you to better understand how to operate your equipment.
Want to know how long it takes to get an awesome-looking tattoo? Here are all the things that influence the amount of time a tattoo might take (and how much it will cost). Read on!
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.
Preparing for your new tattoo will help reduce your discomfort and increase your healing speed, minimising potential damage to your new tattoo. Learn what you need to do before, during, and after.
There are thousands of shops in the U.S. with tattooist’s performing the ancient old art of tattooing. Each state typically has specific sterilization procedures that need to be adhered to.