The Risks of New Tattoos . . .

It’s the moment of truth. Your tattoo artist has wiped way the cleanser and you are looking in the mirror or down at your fresh tattoo.  Most of us have total satisfaction with this event.  The time, thought, energy, physical endurance and the financial investment all comes to fruition in

Gross Infected Tattoos: The Signs and Symptoms

There’s a reason getting a tattoo hurts. The outer layer of your skin, which serves as your first line of defense against bacterial invasion, is destroyed in the name of body art. This is why fresh tattoos are susceptible to infection, which could easily destroy your tattoo before it’s even

Are Tattoo Conventions Sanitary? Helpful Guidelines–

Tattoo conventions certainly have a lot to offer tattoo enthusiasts and the local communities, starting with access to some of the best artists from around the world, without the expense of flights and accommodations. The question of sanitation at conventions has long been a topic of concern debated by artists and

Deb Yarian On the Pain of a Tattoo

Deb Yarian tattoo artist

By Deb Yarian I've heard it over and over again from my customers - The more they get tattooed, the more it hurts, and I've thought about it and experienced it myself. I don't think it's my imagination. Each time I get tattooed it does seem to hurt way more than

Can You Tattoo Over my Scar/Stretch Marks?

That's a question we tattoo artists get asked a lot- "Can you tattoo over  scar tissue?" The answer to this question is yes, no, and maybe. It is possible to tattoo scars, (meaning, you can insert ink into scar tissue), but it's important to realize that scar tissue differs from the rest

Aftercare: Skinlock product info

Skinlock is a supporter and paid advertiser of TAM, they also happen to offer one of the most unique aftercare product lines around, with some top notch names supporting them. I really can't wait to try it out, myself. [NOTE: This is for artists- Skinlock sells only to tattoo shops and