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

What Does the US Military Think of Tattoos?

We live in an era where the importance of freedom of speech is emphasized to a great extent. When it comes to freedom of expression, the type of expression is unique to every individual and can take a range of methods and forms. Even forms that were once considered mutilation

Tattoo Artist & Studio Marketing that Sticks!

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Russian Prison Tattoo Artist, Nikolai: pt1

Russian criminal tattoos were originally simple and decorative, with no real meaning to them. Later on, they were regarded more seriously when tattooed people, bearing symbols of strength on their bodies, started claiming leadership. Tattoos then became a kind of secret language because criminals needed a form of communication both

Tattoo Artists! Build Your Brand with TAM

Easy & Affordable Ways to Promote yourself with TAM 1 – FREE! -- Artists: Submit YOUR Work to us on Instagram. TAG @TattooArtistMagazine & HASHTAG #tattooartistmagazine We pull the bulk of our images from Instagram and do our best to always give the artist a link back to their Instagram account,  website or Facebook.

Unusual Facts about People with Tattoos

Given the amount of lore and culture associated with tattoos from contemporary modern expressionism to ancient art, there are numerous reasons why people get tattoos and reasons why they don’t. Let’s take a closer look at the number of people in America that choose to get tattoos. According to an online

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

One in Five Americans Has a Tattoo and Other Facts

You know you are main stream when . . . . According to Week Magazine, the American Medical Association published a scientific study on tattoo removal in 2012. While the AMA is busy discussing which colors are hardest to remove (blue) or what health factors make removal the most challenging (smoking)

The Dangers of DIY Tattoos

It’s never a good idea to tattoo yourself, even if you’re strapped for cash. If you’re thinking of getting a tattoo, you’re better off saving up the money for a professional tattoo artist rather than doing it yourself. We all know someone in the tattoo community who has (or had) a DIY tattoo and

RIP Isobel! Most tattooed senior passes away

I remember seeing pictures of Isobel early in my tattooing career. World famous for the amount of total body coverage and photographed in every major tattoo magazine at the time. RIP, you trendsetter![divider] Guinness World Records published with great sadness the passing of Isobel Varley earlier this year. Isobel was the iconic

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

How to paint Danny Trejo w/artist Ettore Bechis

by Ettore Bechis Danny Trejo is one of the most easily recognizable tattooed actors of our generation. From Desperado to Heat and his solo film, Machete, Danny's tattoos are nearly as famous as he is! A big thank you to artist Ettore Bechis for submitting this article to TAM. Enjoy! 27750

Deb Yarian on Zeke Owen

I saw him before I found out who he was. A striking figure of a man... He was movie star handsome with the physique of a boxer.It was 1980.  I was 21 and tattooing at a friend's shop in Daytona Beach, Fla.We weren't introduced but when I was told who he

Price of tattoos: why cheap ain’t good!

The Pricing Of Tattoos. Some basics to consider. -By Crash There's an old saying- "Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good." - Let's talk about why. Once the decision has been made to get a tattoo, the next thing people generally want to know is- "How much will it cost?" Though typical,