LAS VEGAS TATTOO REMOVAL.

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Laser tattoo removal results: After 3 sessions here’s the progress on removing this tattoo. 

Tattoo removal can be very effective and here are just a few examples of what our laser removal system can do. At Skin Design, we take great pride in the art of tattoos. Whether it be color portraits or bng, tattoo removal or cover ups, we’ve got all your needs covered.

Laser tattoo removal can be used to remove a tattoo in its entirety, or it can be used to fade an existing tattoo in order to get a better cover up. Of course, the age of your tattoo, the type of ink used, the colors of the ink used, all play a major factor in removing an old or unwanted tattoo but the professionals at Skin Design can guide you in the right direction with all the information you need.

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To the left is a 10 year old tattoo, and to the right, is the result after 3 laser tattoo removal sessions.

About Skin Design Tattoo Removal:

Skin Design Tattoo Removal is the premier tattoo removal center in Las Vegas. As always, we appreciate the trust that each of our customers offer when they trust us with their skin, and we’re both blessed and humbled.  At Skin Design, we strive to provide each of our customers with the highest quality of services at affordable rates. Our skilled and compassionate team delivers exceptional state-of-the-art care using the most advanced treatments and technologies in a friendly and intimate environment.

In addition, our expert staff is trained to resolve your many skin concerns so if you’re got questions we’ve definitely got the answers. In the end, our goal is for you to leave our clinic feeling educated, refreshed, and comfortable about your choices so please feel to contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.

FERNIE ANDRADE TATTOO

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Another banger from tattoo artist Fernie Andrade

Here’s another tatt that’s in the works by Fernie. If you’re in or around the area be sure to stop by and check out the shop as well as all the other amazing artists on deck. We’ll have updated pictures of this incredible piece of work, and as always, thanks for stopping by the site. Stay tuned for more updates as well as some fresh editorial that’ll be dropping on some of our amazing artists.

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 Athena even depicted an owl on some Greco-Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and of course, wealth.

In ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds, and a protection of the dead. In other cultures it has also gained a grim reputation for being the ruler of the night and seer of souls. Thus creating the morbid misunderstanding that it had negative associations with death.

Needless to say, the owl is a powerful creature both in form and function, but also from an artistic perspective. The depth and detail that comes from its natural make up gives the artist a challenging subject which can end up in a magnificent piece as seen in this completed work by Andy Pho.

GOLDEN STATE TATTOO EXPO: BEST SLEEVE CATEGORY

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Golden State Tattoo Expo 2016: 2nd Place Best Sleeve category.

Congrats to our bossman and Monte for taking home 2nd place for Best Sleeve at the Golden State Expo. The even went down in Pasadena, CA this past weekend and as we get to packing, to head back home, we’d like to thank everyone who stopped on by the booth. The event had a great turn out (and we’re exhausted) but it was well worth the trip. We’ll definitely be participating at the next Golden State Expo and we’d like to thank everyone who stopped on by.

Of course, all this wouldn’t haven’t been possible if Monte didn’t show up for all his sessions – as well as this show – so a big up to Monte for his constant dedication. He’s been at this for a while and we can’t thank him enough. In the end, the awards are cool and all but regardless if you take one home, our art would never have a platform to showcase on if we didn’t have loyal customers like Monte, so thanks again to all of you who trust us with your skin. It’s truly an honor.

COVER UP TATTOO SAMPLE

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Cover up tattoo by artist Andy Pho

Cover up tattoos is an art in itself and this is a prime example of what can be achieved when you choose the right artist. When our client Garrett stopped by, he wanted an old tribal/ dragon tattoo covered up and after to back to back sessions here’s where they ended up.

On his third session, he’ll be extending the arm tattoo to a full sleeve so we’ll keep you updated on any progress and as always thanks for stopping by the blog.

GREEK THEMED/ STYLE TATTOOS.

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Zeus & Baby Dionysus

Tattoos, as with any art, have their themes and styles which change in trending ways. At one point, tribal tattoos were all the rage, and I remember a time when pit bulls were perhaps more common than lions. Yet throughout all the changes that we’ve seen, one thing remains certain, and that’s the fact that Greek culture and mythology will always remain a common denominator and a theme that will never go out of style.

There’s something engaging about Greek art. The lines, the simplicity, the ability to show off shading, gradients and shadows makes it a remarkable subject to tattoo and right above is a great example. In this latest piece by Fernie Andrade, he shows a great amount of detail in this portrait of Zeus holding baby Dionysus. It’s a great piece which is still fresh so we’ll have updated pictures once it all heals up.

To view more of Fernie’s work please click here.

TAKE AMAZING TATTOO PICS WITH THIS NEW LENS.

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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 smart phone. Carl Zeiss has long won the world over with their brilliant glass/ lens work and they’ve done collaborations with all the top dogs including Sony, Panasonic, and Yaschica. So it’s with great pleasure to announce that they’ve just introduced this new clip-on lens for Smart Phones and the results are sure to please.

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The clip on bracket is machined out of aluminum and it comes with a super wide angle lens that pans 165 degrees. The kit will also come with a lens cap, telephoto lens and lens hood as well as other accessories including a carrying bag. The ExoLens is available for the Samsung Galaxy S6, and every iPhone starting with the iPhone 6. Pricing starts at $97.50.

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Starts shipping in a few months.

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TATTOOING JESSICA MOORE.

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Got to hang out with these lovely ladies. 

We all have our daily routines and morning rituals, as for me, it consists of waking up, brewing a fresh pot of coffee and watching the morning news with the wifey. In specific, we’ve religiously watched the Channel 3 news and our favorite news anchor has always been Jessica Moore.

So last week when I got an email from someone named Jessica Moore, I was taken back, and thought this customer may have shared the same name. Needless to say, it turns out that the email request was for a tattoo from Emmy Award winning news anchor Jessica Moore from Channel 3 – I was blown away. 

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Like any job, you’ve got your good days and bad days, and that day was definitely a memorable one for the history books. I’ll be honest, in years past, I’ve been approached by a bunch of celebrities to do tattoos and it’s never impressed me or got me star struck one bit.

I one time had a big time rapper come in with his loose change mentality and kindly refused to work with him, and just recently I had one homie come through talking about his hits, his fame, and of course in the end he started bargaining me down  to scratcher rates so I had to kindly reject his offer.

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But truth be told, when Jessica Moore came in to get a matching tattoo with her sister I was honored, humbled and downright nervous. I was nervous to a point where I was left without words.

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It was a pleasure to be able to tattoo Jessica and her sister and I’m so thankful that they chose me to do their tattoos. Again, it’s one of those moments in time that marks a special occasion, and it’s great to be able to say that I met – and tattooed – my favorite news anchor now turned friend.

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THE BEST TATTOOS DON'T HAPPEN BY CHANCE. THEY HAPPEN BY APPOINTMENT.

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Jesus piece tattoo and dove combo done by Robert Pho. 

If you want to get the best tattoo then do your research. It’s really that simple.  A tattoo is a life long commitment that should never be rushed so do your homework. Ask around, check the studios Yelp, check their IG, check their website and at the end of the day trust  your eyes and your gut instinct when looking at an artists portfolio.

Here’s a great example, we had a customer named Jessie come in from Cali and when asked what brought him into Skin Design, he said that he had been looking for an artist for months. He said that he did his due diligence on looking for an artist and he was most convinced that Robert Pho was going to be giving him his first tattoo. Needless to say he paid us a visit the weekend after New Years and luckily Robert happened to be at the shop on a day off. As timing would have it, Robert agreed to knock out this banger and Jessie walked away with this clean Jesus piece with a dove on the bottom.

 

A KILLER KEITH RICHARDS TATTOO

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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 piece is sure to become even more incredible once it’s healed. The photo above was taken right after the tattoo was done but we’ll have updated photos once it’s all healed up so you can see the difference.

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The inspiration for this tattoo was based off of a animation/ cartoon drawing done by artist Tiago Hoisel. The artist, who was born in Brazil, has created some amazing caricatures of famous and non-famous people and characters and his work is simply incredible. To see more of his work click here, and to see more from tattooist Fernie Andrade you can click here.

About Keith Richards:

The English born musician, actor, songwriter and original member of The Rolling Stones, is simply legendary. Rolling Stone Magazine credits him as “rock’s greatest single body of riffs” on guitar and ranked him 4th on its list of 100 best guitarists. Fourteen of the songs that Richards wrote with the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger are listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.