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  • 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!

    Should Tattoos Be Allowed at Work?

    Should Tattoos Be Allowed at Work?

    by Lynsey Hart13

  • Thinking about getting a tattoo? Read about a few things you should know beforehand to have a safe and enjoyable tattoo experience.

    What to Know Before Getting a Tattoo

    What to Know Before Getting a Tattoo

    by Mikal Smith23

  • 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.

    How to Get a Tattoo That You Won't Regret

    How to Get a Tattoo That You Won't Regret

    by Anna Marie Bowman37

  • An early history of tattoos, from Paleolithic tattooing instruments and tattooed mummies, to traditional Maori and Japanese traditions.

    A Brief Introduction to Tattoo Art

    A Brief Introduction to Tattoo Art

    by tattoos-intro0

  • 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.

    Your First Tattoo: Just Do It!

    Your First Tattoo: Just Do It!

    by Catherine Taylor13

  • 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.

    How Much Does a Tattoo Cost?

    How Much Does a Tattoo Cost?

    by Whitney383

  • 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!

    How to Choose Your First Tattoo

    How to Choose Your First Tattoo

    by kpelkey0

  • 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.

    Where Can You Work and Show Your Tattoos?

    Where Can You Work and Show Your Tattoos?

    by Mikal Smith52

  • 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?

    How Do You Choose a Tattoo?

    How Do You Choose a Tattoo?

    by Cindy Lawson49

  • 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.

    A Tattoo Artist's Tips for Getting a Tattoo You'll Love Forever

    A Tattoo Artist's Tips for Getting a Tattoo You'll Love Forever

    by Ilona Ciunaite86

  • 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.

    Where to Find Inspiration for Tattoos

    Where to Find Inspiration for Tattoos

    by becauseilive3

  • 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.

    How to Take Care of a Tattoo

    How to Take Care of a Tattoo

    by Catherine Taylor5

  • 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...

    Getting Your First Tattoo

    Getting Your First Tattoo

    by becauseilive70

  • 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.

    10 Things to Consider Before Getting a Tattoo

    10 Things to Consider Before Getting a Tattoo

    by PermissionGiver9

  • 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.

    Tattoo Apprentice: What You Need to Know

    Tattoo Apprentice: What You Need to Know

    by Jason Goodrow5

  • 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.

    Standard Stretching Techniques for Tattooing

    Standard Stretching Techniques for Tattooing

    by Jason Goodrow12

  • 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.

    A Comprehensive Guide to Caring for Your New Tattoo

    A Comprehensive Guide to Caring for Your New Tattoo

    by Gabrielle VJ2

  • 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.

    Can You Get a Tattoo While Pregnant?

    Can You Get a Tattoo While Pregnant?

    by Dana Strang9

  • 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.

    Maori Tattoo Designs - Think Before You Ink

    Maori Tattoo Designs - Think Before You Ink

    by Laura du Toit29

  • 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.

    9 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got a Tattoo

    9 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got a Tattoo

    by Joanna Fonté3

  • 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.

    Good Girls Get Tattoos, Too!

    Good Girls Get Tattoos, Too!

    by Three-Legged Dog12

  • 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.

    Designing the Perfect Tattoo With Your Artist

    Designing the Perfect Tattoo With Your Artist

    by kpelkey2

  • 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.

    Tattoo Aftercare Product Reviews

    Tattoo Aftercare Product Reviews

    by Hexadecimal LM2

  • 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?

    Tattooed Parents With Tattooed Kids?

    Tattooed Parents With Tattooed Kids?

    by Stacey0

  • 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.

    Tattoos: A Form of Self-Expression

    Tattoos: A Form of Self-Expression

    by Holly17

  • 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?

    What Is the Problem With Tattoos?

    What Is the Problem With Tattoos?

    by Angie Jardine38

  • 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.

    Tattoo Copying: What's the Big Deal?

    Tattoo Copying: What's the Big Deal?

    by BunnyClaws5

  • 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.

    Can You Get a Tattoo If You Have Psoriasis?

    Can You Get a Tattoo If You Have Psoriasis?

    by Kawika Chann10

  • 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.

    Debunking Tattoo Stereotypes

    Debunking Tattoo Stereotypes

    by Natalie0

  • 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.

    The Story of My First Tattoo and My Advice to You

    The Story of My First Tattoo and My Advice to You

    by Loxley Jones1

  • In this article, I discuss how to properly conduct yourself in a tattoo parlor.

    Tattoo Parlor Etiquette

    Tattoo Parlor Etiquette

    by becauseilive28

  • 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.

    So, You Want to Start a Career in Tattooing: Step One

    So, You Want to Start a Career in Tattooing: Step One

    by Boots Iacono20

  • 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.

    How to Pick a Tattoo Artist

    How to Pick a Tattoo Artist

    by kpelkey2

  • 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!

    40 Cool Tattoo Shop & Parlor Names

    40 Cool Tattoo Shop & Parlor Names

    by Tatiana15

  • 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.

    Caring for Healing Tattoos

    Caring for Healing Tattoos

    by Raye799

  • 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.

    14 Warning Signs That a Tattoo Shop May Not Be Clean

    14 Warning Signs That a Tattoo Shop May Not Be Clean

    by The Tattoo Artist's Blog0

  • 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.

    How to Create a Tattoo Portfolio for an Apprenticeship

    How to Create a Tattoo Portfolio for an Apprenticeship

    by Boots Iacono11

  • 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.

    Beginning to Tattoo: What Do You Need to Be a Tattoo Artist?

    Beginning to Tattoo: What Do You Need to Be a Tattoo Artist?

    by Jason Goodrow46

  • 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. `

    Getting Your First Tattoo?  Read This!

    Getting Your First Tattoo? Read This!

    by Katherine Sanger7

  • In this article, I will review tattoo machine mechanics for you to better understand how to operate your equipment.

    Tattoo Machine Mechanics

    Tattoo Machine Mechanics

    by Jason Goodrow46

  • 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!

    How Long Does It Take to Get a Tattoo?

    How Long Does It Take to Get a Tattoo?

    by Anne4

  • 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.

    How to Keep Your Tattoos Looking Fresh and Prevent Fading

    How to Keep Your Tattoos Looking Fresh and Prevent Fading

    by Peony6

  • 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.

    What to Do Before You Get a Tattoo

    What to Do Before You Get a Tattoo

    by Anne4

  • 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.

    Sterilization Procedures in Tattooing

    Sterilization Procedures in Tattooing

    by Jason Goodrow5

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