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

San Francisco’s Black Heart Tattoo (Video)

http://youtu.be/HjSPhZ11LIw *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever –   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of Tattoo Artist Magazine

Things to Look For in a Reputable Tattoo Studio

We have discussed this topic before . . . however, the stories of bad tattoo experiences still come in.  So, here are some things to look for before committing to an artist or his/her place of business. Getting the tattoo you want is really a test of time . . . Many

10 Amazingly Cute Furry Animal Tattoos!

Whether it's a pet or you're just an animal lover, animal tattoos never go out of style! Here's a small collection of furry animal tattoos from the artists at STR Body Modifications for your viewing pleasure...Hope you're not allergic! 27813

TAM presents: Mastectomy Tattoos w/artist Shane Wallin

Many of you may remember this amazing post-mastectomy tattoo image, shared across social media and blogs worldwide- Crash: When I first saw Shane's work I was blown away, not just by the work he does (which is exceptional) but by the stories of the women he has helped reclaim a sense of

The real cost of a cheap tattoo

Source: www.itv.com Unlicensed tattoo artists often work from their homes, sometimes offering customers designs for little more than a tenner. But if they are not sterilising equipment properly, the real cost could be much greater. Blood borne infections such as Hepatitis B or C and HIV can be transmitted through contaminated needles, and

The Opening of ATAK:SF

After a year & a half search, six months of construction, blood, sweat, tears, etc., we at last announce the opening of the ATAK:SF creative workspace & gallery.  Located in the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood within a lofty brick building, this flex creative space will allow us to

Swallows & Daggers Interview with Mike Shea

  Reblogged fromwww.swallowsndaggers.net For those who don’t know you, could you please introduce yourself? My name is Mike Shea, I make tattoos at Redemption Tattoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. I have been tattooing professionally for 13 years. You co-own Redemption Tattoo with Erick Lynch.  How did you both come to the decision to open