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  • Have you got a bad tattoo? Tattoo gone wrong? What can I do about my bad tattoo? How to avoid getting a bad tattoo and what to do when you do.

    Tattoos Gone Wrong

    Tattoos Gone Wrong

    by Miss Rant A Lot6

  • Tattooing is one of the earliest visual art forms and has served as a means of self-expression for thousands of years. The process was probably discovered when ash or dirt became embedded in an open wound, leaving an indelible mark when healed. The word tattoo is derived from the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means to mark something. The earliest known reference to the word was made by Joseph Banks, a naturalist aboard the Endevour, captained by Cook. Banks notes in his journal, “"I shall now ment

    Tattoos : The Ancient Art of Tattooing

    Tattoos : The Ancient Art of Tattooing

    by shimla5

  • Should employers allow tattoos to be shown at work? Is there any harm in showing your tattoos? I discuss both sides, but still hope that one day, i can bare my ink at work!

    Should Tattoos Be Allowed In Work?

    Should Tattoos Be Allowed In Work?

    by Lynsey Harte13

  • Tattoos have evolved through the centuries but did you know they are now being used as makeup? Tattooed eyelids, eyebrows, even lipstick...yes I have first-hand knowledge about this, do you?

    Tattooed Makeup

    Tattooed Makeup

    by Mary Craig54

  • 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. While these stereotypes and stigmas are gradually loosening their...

    Tattoo Stereotypes

    Tattoo Stereotypes

    by Natalie0

  • Is your new tattoo developing scabs? Need to know how to deal with them and avoid damaging your new tattoo? Then read this!

    Scabbing on Your Tattoo

    Scabbing on Your Tattoo

    by Anne4

  • 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 Raye797

  • You've done it! You've finally got a tattoo. So now what? How do you keep that tattoo 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

  • To wrap or not to wrap? Although controversial, many swear by the use of plastic wrap to protect a new tattoo and help it heal. In this article, I share what I've learned with my tattoos.

    How to Heal a Tattoo with No Scabbing

    How to Heal a Tattoo with No Scabbing

    by RoxanneRock47

  • Well, that is exactly what we wanted to know. So I got on line, of course, and started searching google. I tried all kinds of different words & sentences that included, tattoo, burn, scar...you get the idea. Well, there wasn't much info out there,...

    Tattoos On Burn Scars

    Tattoos On Burn Scars

    by Bambi Watson48

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Tatoos and Psoriasis

    Tatoos and Psoriasis

    by KawikaChann10

  • 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. The shop also needs to be maintaining proper records of...

    Sterilization Procedures in Tattooing

    Sterilization Procedures in Tattooing

    by Jason Goodrow4

  • 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

  • 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 Iacono8

  • 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 4! Most people are surprised to see one peeking out from underneath the strap of a sandal or out of the waistband of my...

    Good Girls Get Tattoos, Too!

    Good Girls Get Tattoos, Too!

    by Three-Legged Dog12

  • 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 Tatiana5

  • 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 BunnyClaws1

  • If you’ve finally decided to join up and be one of the inked, here’s some advice to make sure you do it right from the beginning.

    Getting Your First Tattoo?  Read This!

    Getting Your First Tattoo? Read This!

    by Katherine Sanger7

  • In a recent hub I explained how to go about getting a tattoo for the first time, discussed the decision-making process and reviewed how to be assertive with your ideas. But I only touched briefly on tattoo shop etiquette, and it is certainly a...

    Tattoo Parlor Etiquette

    Tattoo Parlor Etiquette

    by becauseilive26

  • 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. People come in different shape and forms, and the skin types...

    Standard Stretching Techniques for Tattooing

    Standard Stretching Techniques for Tattooing

    by Jason Goodrow9

  • 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

  • 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 Smith45

  • Written by: Jaclyn Popola Some common arguments against getting tattooed are "How do you know you're going to want that there forever? Tattoos are permanent. What if it's just a phase? What if you don't like it ten years from now? What are you...

    Don't Regret Your Next Tattoo

    Don't Regret Your Next Tattoo

    by becauseilive12

  • 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

  • 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

  • With this particular tattoo lesson I will discuss the importance of knowing your tattoo machine and the mechanics so you may better understand its operation. Maintenance and repair are two main points of this tattoo lesson. Learning how to...

    Tattoo Machine Mechanics

    Tattoo Machine Mechanics

    by Jason Goodrow46

  • 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

  • People can say the stupidest things to people with tattoos! It really isn't that hard to be polite and not sound like an uninformed idiot. Learn some tattoo etiquette.

    You Can't Say That to Someone With a Tattoo

    You Can't Say That to Someone With a Tattoo

    by Anne10

  • Guys and gals I am not going to beat around the bush when it comes to your tattoo machine. If the tattoo machine is not set correctly, or the points are not maintained for good connection, then you are going to have a hell of a stressful time if you...

    Getting Started, Setup, and Ready to Tattoo

    Getting Started, Setup, and Ready to Tattoo

    by Jason Goodrow7

  • 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 (as the Maori Tattoo Designs are known) hold powerful meanings

    Maori Tattoo Designs - Think Before You Ink

    Maori Tattoo Designs - Think Before You Ink

    by Laura du Toit29

  • That's me tattooing. Here's a rundown of some things that we've covered for your basic tattoo machine liner settings: You should have a gap of about a dime’s width between the machine contact screw and front spring. Check all points on your...

    Power Supply Points and Tips for Tattooing

    Power Supply Points and Tips for Tattooing

    by Jason Goodrow85

  • 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 Whitney375

  • 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

  • Preparing for your new tattoo will assist with reducing discomfort, and increase the healing rat, 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 Anne2

  • Get advice on your tattoo, including information on aftercare, healing, and scab forming. Find out what, why, and how to deal with scabs on your new tattoo.

    What to Do When Your Tattoo Is Scabbing

    What to Do When Your Tattoo Is Scabbing

    by Anne13

  • In this lesson we will discuss what type of equipment you should have, and try to explain some of the photograph's I have provided. This is the first tattoo lesson, so if this your first time learning about tattooing, pay attention because it is...

    Beginning to Tattoo

    Beginning to Tattoo

    by Jason Goodrow39

  • There's a ton of products for tattoo aftercare, each boasting about improving color & longevity of your tattoo. But are they all alike? Which ones work & which are a waste of money? We'll take a look at some of the products out there, the pros &...

    Tattoo Aftercare Product Reviews

    Tattoo Aftercare Product Reviews

    by Hexadecimal LM1

  • 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 since I first started getting tattoos. Everyone who has at least one knows that tattoos are an addiction; even though they are painful, you always want more--even if you don't know what to get!

    Where to Find Inspiration for Tattoos

    Where to Find Inspiration for Tattoos

    by becauseilive3

  • Tattoo advice on how to get a great tattoo and avoid most common mistakes. You will learn how to choose what you like, how to find the best artist, how to prepare for session and how to look after it.

    A Tattoo Artist's Tips for a Successful Tattoo

    A Tattoo Artist's Tips for a Successful Tattoo

    by Ilona Ciunaite79

  • Tattoos are a perfectly valid form of self expression. Just make sure you think very carefully about what you get and why. You may think you're an adult, but I promise you: things will look different in 10 years (both to you and ON you.)

    5 Things to Consider Before You Get a Tattoo

    5 Things to Consider Before You Get a Tattoo

    by Liz Green Berry3

  • 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 kpelkey1

  • 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 Joanna0

  • You're either reading this because (1) you've just got a new tattoo or (2) you're thinking about getting a tattoo. Either way you must remember that tattoo aftercare may vary from person to person and artist to artist. Usually, your tattoo artist...

    Tattoo Aftercare Tips and Help

    Tattoo Aftercare Tips and Help

    by Whitney48

  • Learn which products to use, how to care for a new tattoo and what to watch out for. Healing tattoos isn't hard if you know what you're doing and a few simple steps makes all the difference.

    How to Heal Tattoos Fast

    How to Heal Tattoos Fast

    by Tom Maybrier21

  • Most people don't think about what is going into their skin when they get a tattoo, but tattoo inks vary widely and can impact the visual outcome of the tattoo and your health-this is material that is going under your skin after all! Tattoo ink is...

    Risks of Tattoo Inks

    Risks of Tattoo Inks

    by jonaitis0

  • 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 Hub 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 Iacono16

  • 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.

    Infected Tattoo: Signs and Treatments

    Infected Tattoo: Signs and Treatments

    by Whitney96

  • Although it is not right, but it is true that people will judge you by your appearance. You may want to consider this before you get a tattoo. Many companies have a dress code that states that you must cover all tattoos while in the workplace. If...

    Tattoos-A form of Self Expression

    Tattoos-A form of Self Expression

    by Holly16

  • 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 hub will talk you through it step by inky step.

    Your First Tattoo: Just Do it!

    Your First Tattoo: Just Do it!

    by Catherine Taylor13

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