Ten Signs You Are in the Right Studio

The Tattoo Artist Provides Samples of Previous Work Never select an artist who can not produce some kind of portfolio. A photo album of tattoos done on living skin should be provided for you to look at in the studio. An artistic display of stock tattoos on the walls is not enough to tell you that the artist has a good reputation. 2. The Tattoo Artist Lives in a Disposable Universe Nothing that that the tattoo artist uses should ever be placed back into a container. This includes ointment, ink...

The Science of Tattoos

Early tattooing techniques seem quite barbaric by today's standards. South American tribes scratched or pricked at the skin and then smeared it with dye or dirt. The Inuit punctured the skin and passed a needle covered in soot through the open wounds. The Maoris pierced the skin with a tool used for cutting bone and then smeared ash and other dyes over the cuts. Today traditional Japanese tattoos are still created by manually puncturing the skin and wiping the wounds with dye. Fortunately,...

Designing Your Tattoo on the Internet

Stock Tattoos

Typing the word tattoo into your search engine will bring up scores of sites inviting you to look at what are called flash or stock tattoos, which you can sometimes have for free, or a small fee. These are the same kinds of images that you often see displayed on the walls of a tattoo parlor. The idea is that you can take these templates directly to a tattoo artist and have them replicate the image on your body. Usually the tattoo artist will also personalize the tattoo slightly for you also,...

Fairies Pixies and Nymphs

Tattoos Fairies Pixies

These mythic creatures that have existed in every culture since before the birth of Christ are especially popular choices for tattoos for women. Most designs find their origins in Celtic or British art. A Dragon Fly Fairy by Enrique Patino Bottino www.artesagrado.com A Flower Fairy by Tim Hanan www.artfultattoo.dyns.net Fairy Under an Umbrella by Stacey Sharp www.sharptattoos.com The most popular fantasy figures are dragons, wizards and unicorns. Images of wizards, with their long cloaks and...

Good Reasons To Get a Tattoo

Tattoos About Death Animals

Tattoos are works of art that can be used as a vehicle to display your unique sense of individuality to the world. For instance, if you are into the undead scene others will be able to identify you by the ghostly spirit tattooed on your arm. If you are an art lover, an Andy Warhol or Leonardo Da Vinici inspired tattoo will deliver the message to others. The tattoo can also give others some idea of your occupation. A good example of a tattoo expressing an occupation or a hobby....