Old Russian Prison Tattoos

Tattoos have been a part of prison culture for just about as long as modern tattooing has been around. It’s largely where tattoos got their bad reputation, with many people correlating tattoos with convicted criminals. We don’t want to perpetuate any stereotypes, but it’d be wrong not to acknowledge tattooing’s heritage

What are Stick and Poke Tattoos?

Stick and poke tattoos are essentially jail tattoos. They’re unregulated tattoos people apply to each other by using any needle-like tool they can get their hands to stick and poke ink into someone else’s skin. That’s why most stick and poke tattoos look like shit. They’re crafted by people who have

Artist Spotlight – Soma Zöld

Soma Zöld has been drawing and painting his entire life, and was even taught by the Hungarian painter Mihály Bakonyi in his youth. By the end of high school Soma began taking a serious interest in tattooing and found himself working at Stinger’s Tattoo in Budapest shortly after finishing school.

When Tattooing Goes Horribly Wrong!

Tattoos can go horribly wrong is a variety of ways, from misspelled words to design confusion. Unfortunately, tattoo guns don’t come with erasers. Mistakes often aren’t easy or simple to fix. You either have to go over the mistake again and hide it within the design or potentially be left

Lyrical Tattoos

Music has just about always been a part of the humanity. Something about it speaks to us on a deep level. A good song can resonate and impact people’s lives, getting them motivated or helping them decide on a course of action. Most of us have plenty of songs we know

Goregous Tattooed Women

You like tattoos? You like sexy women? How about a gallery full of stunning tattooed women? All of these women have at least one thing in common – they all know at least one good tattoo artist. We’d never show off a collection of bad tattoos (aside from out bad tattoo

Bangin’ Bat Tattoos

There are a lot of common misconceptions people have about bats, and we’re not talking about those related to vampire mythology. For starters, most bats don’t feed on blood. About 70% are insectivores – i.e. they eat insects. Most others nom on fruit. Only vampire bats and a few other

What the Ffffffffff…

We’re all for people being free to modify their bodies as they wish, but we’re not going to pretend like we understand every body modification we’ve ever seen. Just because we’re in the industry doesn’t mean we “get it” any more than you do. Hence the gallery you see below. These

Wow, Very Bad!

There are a lot of bad tattoos in the gallery below that will surely shock and amaze you at just how terrible they are. However, we’d like to talk about one in particular – the man with the dick down his leg. First of all, the tattoo is terribly drawn. It’s

Artist Spotlight – Szejn Szejnowski

Szejn Szejnowski’s artistic roots began to take hold as a graffiti artist, which is readily apparent in a lot of the tattoos he designs. He’s made a name for himself in the tattoo industry by combining the graffiti and tattoo worlds to create a new artistic design style altogether. That’s not

PLEASE STOP DOING THIS! GO TO A PROFESSIONAL!

SERIOUSLY! WE’VE BEEN OVER THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN! We’re sure many of you are tired of us showing and talking about bad tattoos just as much as we are, but for some reason people still haven’t gotten the message. Tattoos like these are BAD – something these people should

Artist Spotlight – Nate Hudak

Nate Hudak is one of the most recent tattoo artists to also become a business/studio owner. Last year he opened Crying Heart Tattoo in Cincinnati, OH and has continued to provide people with stellar tattoos they can be proud of for years to come. He specializes in colorful neo-traditional tattoos that

5 Must Know Facts About Ankle Tats

A lot of first time tattoo newbies think about starting their foray into the tattoo community with a small ankle tattoo that they can easily hide with a sock or pants. For those people, and maybe even a few experienced tattoo junkies, here are five things you may want to

Lovely Lotus Tattoos

Did you know that a lotus is a plant genus, not actually a singular type of flower? What that means is that there are dozens of different types of lotuses out there, not just the water lotus that most people think of (or see dozens of pages for when they

Fantastical Fairy Tattoos

A fairy, also known as “fay” or “fae”, is a mythological creature that originates from European folklore. They were born from Celtic traditions back during the romantic period of the Middle Ages. While often used when speaking of sprites or ethereal creatures much like the Tinkerbell-esque fairies most people think