Photo source: @astraltravel Yesterday my Instagram feed was filled with a lot of angry reposts of the photo above regarding a segment that aired on Sunrise, an Australian morning show, a few days ago. The topic being discussed was tattooed women and one of the broadcasters didn’t have the kindest things to say. She stated that women will regret any tattoo they get, other people make negative assumptions about tattooed… Keep Reading
A while back I wrote an article about tattoo etiquette which highlighted the do’s and don’t’s of interacting with tattooed individuals. You’ve heard from the “tattoo-ee” stand point, but what about the tattoo-er? I asked around to local artists to get the scoop on everything from tipping to hygiene. Here’s what they had to say!
Image courtesy of SailorJerry.com Whether it was on an item of clothing, someone’s skin, or you happened to pick up a bottle of the rum created in his honor, you’ve no doubt seen the work of the late and great Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins. With so many new tattoo artists emerging every day, we sometimes forget the men that started it all. Norman was an innovator in his craft and… Keep Reading
I found this talented artist a few months ago through Instagram and I cannot wait to order some prints! She puts a wonderful new spin on the classic flash style of art. By far my favorite has to be the Norman Collins portrait she did. Any Sailor Jerry fan would love to have this on their wall! She sells prints, tote bags, shirts, and more! Head over to her Etsy… Keep Reading
Happy Tattoosday everyone! Just a quick and funny one today.. Tattoos are the EASIEST ice breaker, which is a blessing AND a curse. I’ve met some amazing people and learned some interesting stories just from someone noticing my tattoos and seeing a kindred spirit. Unfortunately those people are few and far between all of the others that approach you. A visible tattoo makes you highly susceptible to anyone who wants… Keep Reading
A few months ago I was having a discussion with someone who had recently dealt with a lot of negative comments regarding her tattoos. The usual.. “You’re going to look terrible when you’re older,” and “You’re not going to find a job because you’re tattooed.” It struck a chord with me because I’ve heard those very same comments firsthand about my own artwork. First off… can we all agree that… Keep Reading
With shows like Tattoo Nightmares, a growing number of tattoo seminars for artists on cover-ups, and my fiancé’s own horror stories from the shop (he just did a half sleeve cover up OVER an existing cover-up..it was that bad.. TWICE!), it’s becoming quite clear that people aren’t doing the homework before getting the artwork. Whether it’s your 1st tattoo or your 61st tattoo, the most important decision you can make above… Keep Reading
If you have any large scale, visible tattoos, you’ve no doubt experienced the stares, comments, and physical accostings from strangers trying to get a better look at them. I often joke that many people must think my tattoos are in Braille because they feel the need to run their hands up and down my arms to “see” them better. I’m accustomed to the stares, it comes with the territory, but… Keep Reading