This is Why You Should NOT Trust Scratchers!

Scratchers, in tattooing terms, is an untrained tattoo artist who tattoos outside of a studio utilizing any equipment he/she can get their hands on. Generally speaking, nowadays scratchers are people who think tattooing is simply taking a tattoo gun and sketching – or “scratching” – a design onto someone’s skin.

Free & cheap tattoos! What were they thinking?

These people clearly had no interest in getting a professional, well-done tattoo, opting instead for cheap alternatives. As the saying goes - You get what you pay for. At least they can still serve as warnings to others! And give us all a laugh in the meantime. What can they

Inside the Mind of a Tattoo Apprentice

Every artist starts somewhere and these days, IF you want to be a legitimate and respected practitioner in the field, that means earning your right to a tattoo machine through a tattoo apprenticeship.  For every apprentice out there trying to do it the right way, there are hoards of unethical

The Dangers of Shopping for Price: scratchers, infections and bad tattoos

With tattoos becoming increasing popular by the day, the dangers associated with getting tattoos are also increasing. While most adults are already aware of these dangers, very few teenagers seem to realize what's at risk. Often, it's much more than just a bad patch of inked skin. Yet bargain-shoppers in

FDA: Contaminated tattoo ink causing infections

This is why you SHOULD NOT get tattooed at home or by a scratcher. Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue


By Mark Fisher Multiple lots of tattoo ink and needles sold by a California-based company through the Internet, amazon, and ebay have been recalled due to potential bacterial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The voluntary recall by White & Blue Lion Inc. includes all tattoo inks, needles and kits distributed