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Jodie Michalak

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jodie Michalak

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What Hurts the Most-Tattoo Outlining or Shading? Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Whether you're considering your first tattoo or adding to an existing design and are wondering how much discomfort you can tolerate, you may be asking what hurts the most- tattoo outlining or shadi...
    • Music Theme Tattoos Created: Saturday, August 16, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      A music tattoo design is the perfect choice for anyone that is musically inclined or who has a passion for music, voice and playing. Let the following music tattoo suggestions play on in your mind until you find one that harmonizes with your body art.
    • Roman Tattoos Created: Saturday, August 16, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      If you're looking for a tattoo that's rich in symbolism and history, why not consider a Roman tattoo? Much like a good, well-planned tattoo, the culture of ancient Rome is rife with elegance, meaning and a timeless, permanent quality. From the centurion soldier's armaments to the diverse pantheon of gods and goddesses to the language and Roman numeral systems, Rome was organized, elegant and classy. Here are some of the ways that you can incorporate some enduring class into your body art.
    • Butt Tattoos Created: Saturday, August 16, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Hi, Dear Bottoms Up, This is such a curious question. But rest assured you're in good company with a butt tattoo.In fact, some say butt tattoos are quickly becoming a stylish new tattoo trend. Many people remember Cher donning her sexy fishnets onstage with nothing more than a high cut bodysuit, revealing her two cheek, flower butt tattoos. How can Cher be wrong?
    • Ink Master Season 4 Interview with Kyle Dunbar Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Kyle Dunbar, owner of Almighty Tattoo in Flint, Michigan, gets under peoples' skin. Kyle, like a lot of passionate idealists, can be enthusiastic about his beliefs. And one thing he believes in is inking outside of the box. As one of the final four in Season 4 of Ink Master, this self-taught renegade proved that he can ink in all styles. But he dislikes the strict rules of styles, opting to create his own "badass art" free from the shackles of what's been done before. People come from all over for his signature extreme realism. Whether people like him or not, they love his unique creations. Why? Because the dude has talent.
    • Bird Tattoo Trend Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Currently one of the most popular tattoo trends for girls inspired by many celebrities is a small flock of birds tattoo. Often placed on the shoulder blades, chest or on an intimate curve of the back, the designs are dainty and also send the message of freedom and flight. Are you considering a bird tattoo? Let's take a look at the bird tattoo trend, and decide whether or not you're ready to make these feathered designs permanent. Tattoo trends change year after year. Whether influenced by fashion, culture, or even from famous actresses, actors and musicians, one thing is certain- trends also come to an end. Look back in the 1990s when tribal tattoos were inked on nearly every bicep. Today tribal tattooing is much more respected when it's done by an actual tribal member- often using ancient methods such as hand-poking.
    • Ink Master Season 4 Interview with Gentle Jay Blondel Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      "Gentle Jay" Blondel of Alchemy Tattoo Arts in Bellmore, Long Island, New York chose the perfect name for his shop. Alchemy is the art of transforming the mundane into the magical. And Gentle Jay is a true alchemist. The passionate 37 year old contestant on Season 4 of Ink Master gained a lot of fans for being outspoken about his art. He prides himself on his versatility, because his goal is to develop his own style. Gentle Jay is not only an exceptional artist who works in the mediums of ink and skin. He is an alchemist.
    • Which Major Body Modification Would You Consider? Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Ask a hundred people why they want a body modification and you might get a hundred different answers. From spiritual and philosophical reasons, to rites of passage and cultural significance, to the...
    • Soccer Mom Tattoos Created: Friday, July 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      If you haven't heard the term soccer mom you're probably: 1: Past soccer mom age 2: On the field watching your kid play soccer. 3. In a tattoo...
    • Best Spots for a First Tattoo Created: Thursday, June 19, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      There are a few best spots for a first tattoo that can help you appreciate your art at its finest. While designs play an important factor in tattoo placement, nothing should be more important that the overall effect your tattoo has on your body. Use your body art to your advantage and place your tattoo in spot you'll always cherish. Tattoos are said to be addictive, but if you're mindful where you place it you could likely stop at one.
    • The Piercing Bible Interview Created: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Exclusive interview with Master Piercer and author Elayne Angel.
    • Astrology Tattoos Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The best part about astrology tattoos is that you're least likely to regret them. Rather than a name tattoo to symbolize lovers, or a quote or a verse tattoo you may grow tired of, an astrology tattoo will have lifelong sentiment without being obvious what or who it even symbolizes. Should a bad breakup with your lover occur, there's a one out of twelve chance you'll meet another with her sign.If you have children, tattooing their astrology signs on your body means you'll carry a little part of their existence on your body forever, no matter where they are in this universe.
    • Tips for Attending a Tattoo Convention Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The following tips for attending a tattoo festival may help you decide upon the artist of your choice as well as ensure their availability calendar. If you have never attended a tattoo convention before these insights will also explain what to expect- whether you are attending as a tattoo enthusiast, someone who is just curious, or even as a serious tattoo collector.
    • What is a Tattoo? Created: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      From your first tattoo to your last tattoo, tell the history of your life with a tattoo from a talented artist.
    • Aquarius Tattoo Design Ideas Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Born between January 20th-February 18th, the Aquarius of the zodiac is artful, analytical, and expressive. It's no wonder so many Aquarius love the medium of body art. The Aquarius is a fixed sign and its ruling element is air. Aquarius breathes fresh life into the world with their gift of social conscience and philanthropic interests. The Aquarius are deep and emotional beings who strive to make the world a brighter place. They inspire the people around them.
    • Bible Verse Tattoos and Ideas Created: Monday, October 21, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Find inspiration for a Biblical tattoo from your favorite scriptures and wear your faith with pride. Religious tattoos do not have to be lengthy to make an inspirational statement.
    • New school tattoo art Created: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Definition of new school tattoos.
    • Salvador Dali Created: Friday, September 07, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Get inspired for a bizarre tattoo by studying some of the symbolism used in Salvador Dali's art style. From elephants to ants, a Dali style tattoo is much more than skin deep.
    • Symbolism of Mermaid Tattoos Created: Sunday, January 06, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Learn the top five history and legends of mermaids before you ink a mermaid tattoo.
    • Top 5 Wish and Luck Tattoo Designs Created: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Go ahead and cast a spell with one of these top 5 wish and luck tattoo designs. Let nothing be too great if your heart so desires. From dandelion tattoos to horseshoes, close your eyes to a dreamy ...
    • Janet Jackson's Bare Breast Stunt Increases Body Piercing Interest Created: Sunday, February 08, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      An editorial commentary on the Janet Jackson Superbowl wardrobe malfunction mishap and how it seems to have increased awareness and popularity of body piercing." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • Piercing Guide - Body and Surface Piercings Menu Created: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This menu page will lead you to detailed reference pages about the most common types of body and surface piercings.
    • Most Tattooed Cities in the Nation Created: Friday, June 20, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Have you ever wondered what the most popular tattooed cities in the nation were? If not that's OK. I'm going to tell you anyway. With summer right around the corner, the industry will once again b...
    • Charm Bracelet Tattoos Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Adorn your body with memories and consider a charm bracelet tattoo. Much like collecting little mementos of people and places you cherish, a charm bracelet tattoo is a permanent jewelry souvenir. If you've ever owned a charm bracelet, you already know filling your chain takes both time and money. Every charm represents a memory. A trip to Paris, a skydiving adventure, a heart full of love, and perhaps a sand dollar or mermaid for the beach.
    • Burlesque Tattoo Talk with Pin-Up Dita Von Teese Created: Friday, August 10, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Burlesque starlet and pin-up girl Dita Von Teese teases and spills her thoughts about taboos, freaks and sexy pin-up tattoos for men.
    • Reader Question: Why Girls Like to Be Naked at Tattoo Appointments Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      I am dating a tattoo artist and I have noticed many girls like to see him and get naked for their tattoo appointment, and even if the design is being placed on the lower hip or back- they’ll take their pants off, which I don’t quite understand. Why is this and how can I not be upset? We just started dating and he has constantly reassured me he thinks nothing of it and even laughs at the girls, but I'm not stupid, they’re still naked. Maybe I should break up with him before he breaks my heart?
    • 2014 Tattoo Events and Convention Calendar Created: Friday, January 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      United States tattoo and festival event calendar for 2014. If you have a tattooing, body piercing or modification conference or live event, please email tattoo@aboutguide.com to have your festival ...
    • How to Discover Talented Tattoo Artists Created: Thursday, March 01, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Tips for Discovering Hidden Talent
    • How to Design Your Own Tattoo Created: Thursday, March 01, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      How to Design Your Own Tattoo. Tattoos / Body Piercings.
    • Tattoo Aftercare: How to Take Care of Your New Tattoo Created: Thursday, March 01, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Tattoo aftercare tips and advice.
    • How to Take a Good Clean Picture of Your Tattoo Created: Sunday, May 20, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      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 ...
    • How To Care For a New Tattoo Created: Monday, March 27, 2000 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      a simple how to on caring for a new tattoo, prevent infection, and keep your tattoo looking beautiful.

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