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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Strang8

  • 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.

    Tattoo Stereotypes

    Tattoo Stereotypes

    by Natalie0

  • 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 Daily Deals UK7

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 at Work?

    Should Tattoos Be Allowed at Work?

    by Lynsey Harte13

  • 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

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

    Tattoo Machine Mechanics

    Tattoo Machine Mechanics

    by Jason Goodrow46

  • Most tattoos will become infected after you leave the tattoo studio. It is very rarely the artist's fault. Infections can be viral or bacterial, but most tend to be bacterial and are easily prevented.

    Help Prevent a Tattoo Infection

    Help Prevent a Tattoo Infection

    by AutmBlanche1

  • The world of tattooing and the colorful individudals 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, and various ways to modify the body have been...

    Tattoo Apprentice: What You Need to Know

    Tattoo Apprentice: What You Need to Know

    by Jason Goodrow5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Goodrow11

  • After scouring the internet trying to find an answer to this question when I got my first tattoo, I realized that there really are not a lot of sites out there that bring all the information together. Some sites offer one extreme or another, but...

    Does Getting a Tattoo Hurt?

    Does Getting a Tattoo Hurt?

    by zspuckl lm5

  • 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 Smith50

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 LM1

  • 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

  • Lots of talented artist become interested in learning how to design tattoos. Read on to learn what you'll need to know beyond how to draw.

    Learning How to Tattoo Well

    Learning How to Tattoo Well

    by Le Tigre4

  • In this article, we will discuss what type of equipment you should have when you are first beginning to tattoo.

    Beginning to Tattoo

    Beginning to Tattoo

    by Jason Goodrow45

  • This article will give you some ideas to make a boring tattoo more interesting. It also lists some of the more common tattoo ideas and tells you how to make them personal.

    Put a Modern Spin on a Popular Tattoo Idea

    Put a Modern Spin on a Popular Tattoo Idea

    by carolinekirby2

  • 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 Whitney381

  • 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

  • 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 Anne3

  • 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 Ciunaite81

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

    Tattoo Parlor Etiquette

    Tattoo Parlor Etiquette

    by becauseilive28

  • 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

  • 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 Kawika Chann10

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tattoos are painful but it's worth it. What can you do to make a tattoo less painful? Here are some tips on managing tattoo pain and some tips on care.

    Tricks for Dealing With Tattoo Pain

    Tricks for Dealing With Tattoo Pain

    by Rosana Modugno5

  • 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

  • Preparing for your new tattoo will assist 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Tatiana14

  • 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 Maybrier22

  • 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 Iacono19

  • 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

  • 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 Whitney98

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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? Read to learn the answers to these questions.

    Don't Regret Your Next Tattoo

    Don't Regret Your Next Tattoo

    by becauseilive12

  • 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, Setting Up, and Getting Ready to Tattoo

    Getting Started, Setting Up, and Getting Ready to Tattoo

    by Jason Goodrow10

  • 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

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