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Tattoo Needle Sizes and Uses Chart: Complete Guide

  If you are entering the world of tattooing, you might be a little bit confused by all the different types of tattoo needles available. How is a round liner tattoo needle different from a magnum or a Bugpin tattoo needle? How do you know which one to use with different kinds of tattoos? Our […]

Everything You Need to Know About Vegan Tattoos

You might well be shocked to learn that getting a tattoo can often not be vegan! If you have recently gone vegan and want to get yourself inked, you can do so, but you need to find specific vegan tattoos. How are Tattoos Non-Vegan? So, what is it that makes tattoos not vegan? Is tattoo […]

How to Prepare Your Skin for a Tattoo

There are a plethora of references about tattoo aftercare tips online. However, when it comes to pre-tattoo preparation, there’s hardly any. Or if there is, it’s likely not substantial. We think that only a few people really take the time to do some research and prepare themselves before getting inked. And that’s a let down […]

7 Questions You Should Ask Before Going to a Tattoo Shop

Let’s face it, once you get inked–there’s no turning back. Getting a tattoo is not just a huge commitment, it’s also life-changing. So if you’re considering breaking skin for the first time or finally completing that sleeve, you should start educating yourself so you won’t have any regrets. Realize that the experience of getting a […]

To Tip or Not To Tip: That is the question

Quite frankly, no one always knows what to do when it comes to tipping. The whole tipping thing can be so confusing and awkward. When it comes to tipping situations, the following questions are probably involved: – Who and when should you tip? – How much to tip? – When do you leave it? Along […]

TATTOOS USING THE ASH OF LOVED ONES.

Would you do it? Getting a tattoo using the ashes of a loved one might seem morbid to some, but for others it’s the ultimate form of love of dedication. According to one tattoo shop manager in Toronto, “Ashes are essentially carbon and carbon is the main ingredient in black ink”. To read this full […]

OWL & LION TATTOO

Owl portrait tattoo by artist, Andy Pho Tattoos always have some back end story, and this owl tattoo is no different. Whether it’s the significance of it’s meaning, its relativity to its roll in nature, there’s always a reason why people adore them. For the Greeks, the owl is sacred to the goddess of learning and […]

TAKE AMAZING TATTOO PICS WITH THIS NEW LENS.

The ultimate gadget if you take all your tattoo photos with a Smart Phone.  This new collaboration between Carl Zeiss and ExoLens is a must-have – especially if you like taking great pics with your smartphone. Carl Zeiss has long won the world over with their brilliant glass/ lens work and they’ve done collaborations with […]

A KILLER KEITH RICHARDS TATTOO

Keith Richards tattoo by Fernie Andrade The latest tattoo by artist Fernie Andrade is heavy. The detail, the texture, the shading and the overall image is a powerful one which pays homage to the legendary Keith Richards. This tattoo also serves as testament to Fernie Andrade’s skills with the tattoo machine. In addition, this significant […]

DIY TATTOO REMOVAL DANGERS.

Want to remove an unwanted tattoo? Well, DIY kits are not the way to go. Unwanted tattoos can be a kick to your self-esteem, but would you rather have a bad tattoo or a nightmare of skin infection and possibly permanent damage? Probably not, which is exactly why you should avoid any DIY tattoo removal […]