Tattoo 101 - Planning, Getting and Caring for a Tattoo
If you're new to the idea of getting a tattoo, there's a lot more you need to know than just what design you want to get. Here's the basics you need to learn before taking the plunge.
Ink without regret with these tips.
If you have questions about getting a tattoo, this is where you'll find the answers.
Photos and explanantions of the entire process of getting a tattoo from filling out your paperwork to walking out with fresh new ink.
If you are new to the world of body art, you have a whole new language to learn! Get the meanings to many common words and phrases used in the body art community.
If you're looking for ideas for your tattoo, check out the gallery. Browse through pictures of tattoo art submitted by artists and fans from all over the world. See beautiful work from some of the best artists.
If you're concerned about the pain involved in getting a tattoo, let this help you set aside your fears. It helps you to put the pain into perspective and give you other things to focus on.
There are some questions about getting a tattoo or piercing that are difficult, even embarrassing, to ask. But that doesn't mean they're not valid and important. Here you will find those questions asked, and answered, for you.
Should you tip your tattoo or piercing artist? Find out what the professionals think about it and how you can give the best tip without spending an extra dime.
Unfortunately, new tattoos and blood donation just don't mix. If you're considering either one in the near future, here is some food for thought.
Still not sure? Read these experiences and get some practical advice from other that have already "been there".
Tattoo pain is a large concern for beginners, who want to know if outlining or shading hurts the most. Find out what others have said about comparing the pain.
Topical anesthetics like Emla cream and lidocaine are wonderful products for medical patients, but do they have any place in the tattoo industry?
If you have tattoos you want to keep looking nice, you might want to think twice before you sun bathe or visit the tanning bed.
Stubble may be itchy and annoying, but it sure beats a wrecked tattoo from premature shaving.
More answers to your embarrassing questions, this week's focus is on weight fluctuation and stretch marks. How can they affect an existing tattoo, and can stretch marks be tattooed over?
What you don't know can hurt you - from Chemistry Guide, Anne Marie Helmenstine.
Before you get that nice Chinese or Kanji tattoo, make sure you know exactly what you're getting or you could end up red in the face.
Many studios have policies against doing tattoos on the hands, feet or face. Some artists feel strongly enough about it to turn down potential business by refusing to do this type of tattoo. But what is the big deal?
When a tattoo artist makes a mistake, it becomes headline news. But most tattoo artists deal with a lot of annoying clients on a daily basis and no one ever pays attention. Every now and then, an artist gets to the point where they have taken as much as they can handle and they have to vent. And in between the curse words and yelling, there are words of wisdom that all of us should take to heart. Here are some pearls of wisdom from a tattoo artist on the edge.
Some people have become very lazy and rely too heavily on flash for choosing their tattoo design - or worse, they steal someone else's tattoo.
Taking a good, clean picture of your tattoo doesn't have to be difficult, but there are a lot of common mistakes people make that result in bad quality photos. Here's some tips on taking a shot of your tattoo that does the artist's work justice.
Despite the rumors that there is a kind of semi-permanent tattoo that only lasts a few months or years, it's nothing more than a scam.
You want a tattoo or piercing really bad, but Mom and Dad say no. How can you convince them to let you get it done? Here are some helpful hints for reasoning with the folks.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In some cases, this is true. But there are also instances when imitation is actually an insult, not flattery. Maori Ta Moko is one of those instances.
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