Tatu-derm and the Artists Who Use it!

In case you missed our last post, which you can go back and read by clicking here, Tatu-derm is a transparent waterproof bacterial barrier that protects new tattoos better than any aftercare method ever has . . . with a lot less hassle. It keeps tattoos safe from abrasions and

California Love – 12 Cali Inspired Tattoos

California, or Cali as most locals refer to it is the most populated state in the U.S.  California has major influence on Global Pop Culture, because of the birth of the film industry, many tech companies getting their start here and the birth of the hippie culture.  If your from

Epic Vintage Tattoo Flash

In the first days of tattooing, tattoos were worn by sailors, soldiers and outlaws.  Traditional tattooing was developed and these posters were hung in tattoo shops for customers and clientele to choose their pieces from.  These epic vintage tattoo flash pieces were hand painted and kept as a visual record

Vintage Tattoo Signage Part One

The first documented professional tattoo artist in the USA was in 1846 and became mainstream in the 1970's.  Here are some of the signage associated with tattooing and tattoos that dates back decades.     [divider]  *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these

Prison Tattoos and the Meanings Behind Them

Prison tattoos are done with home-made needles and tattoo guns. The "needle" might be part of a paper clip, a staple or a bit of metal guitar string. Usually an empty ballpoint pen will then hold the needle. Ink for this type of tattoo might come from a pen, or it might

Russian Tattoo Artists You’ve Never Heard Of

It's no secret that Russia turns out some talent when it comes to tattooing.  All of the artists on our list share one definite thing besides being Russian; their tattoos possess unique expertise and artistic talent.  Here are some of Russia's tattoo artists that you probably haven't heard of but

Insane Corset Piercings

Corset Piercing is a beautiful type of body modification.  You get piercings sewn on both sides, done in parallel rows then after they have healed, they can be laced with ribbon and pulled taut.  They do have a tendency to be rejected by the body, and since it is a

The Newbies Guide to Tattoo Styles

Traditional, Tribal, Portrait, New School, Geometric, Blackwork, on and on it goes -- There are many different forms of tattooing that exist today, but many are derived from these basic forms and adapted from an aspect of design that contains these classic tattoo styles. These forms are the essential building

Medical Tattoos and Health Emergencies

The decision to get drastic and permanent body modification is usually tied to what's going on in an individual’s life. Significant experiences and events of a person’s life, no matter how good or bad, can change a person forever. The most commonly desired modifications in this regard are tattoos, and

Success is not what you think it is, by Dan Henk

[divider] One of the most common questions I get, is people asking how to get ahead. To become well known. How to “make it”. The vast majority seem to think there's a simple trick to it. An avenue you take, a person you need to know, that sort of thing.   Well there

Part 2: Nikolai, Russian Prison Tattoo Artist

Con't from Part 1: - We cannot show his Nikolai's face, remember, as he fears for his life by talking about the Russian underground, while inside he had a relatively comfortable experience, tattooing the big bosses and the upper echelon of criminals. Though he was able to live a better