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Monthly Archives: March 2017

What's the Buzz? Rotary Machines Take on Coil Machines as Industry Favorites

Despite the emergence of cordless devices that are both lighter and quieter, coil tattoo machines keep buzzing along. Most professional body ink shops remain "loyal to the coil" because these tattoo machines, which...

Who's the Boss: Women Leaving Mark on Tattoo Industry

When the local planning board granted her permission to open a tattoo and piercing parlor last week, on Paris Street -- located along a stretch of Norway, a town of 5,000 residents in...

Your Bad: Tattoo Artists on Mission to Cover-up Hate

The mistake was written all over his right forearm. Randy Stiles knew that he had  to right the wrong  -- images of a Confederate flag and noose with the words "Southern Pride" --...

Look ... It's a Bird ... It's a Tattoo ... It's Moving !

Look ... It's a Bird ... It's a Tattoo ... It's Moving ! Image via Andre Zechmann Look on her back. It's a bird. Not a plane. It's a moving tattoo that has become...

'Nevertheless, She Persisted': Tattoo Speaks Volumes for Angry Women

'Nevertheless, She Persisted': Tattoo Speaks Volumes for Angry Women He is 75-years-old. Republican. And, as Senate Majority Leader, one of the most powerful men in the U.S. Congress. Who would have thought Sen....

Tattoo Artists Can Get Under Skin to Detect Cancer

Tattoo artists may want to keep an eye out for funny looking skin. These rashes, lesions, or moles may be the first signs that their clients have advanced skin cancer. The problem is...

The Ink Life Tour in Fort Myers - An Adventure into the Tattoo Culture

Prior to going to the Ink Life Tour tattoo convention, I had been in contact with an old friend from years back, TJ Gallo, who was now tattooing in Ft. Myers out of Lighter...

7 Tattoo Conventions to Attend in 2017

Attending a tattoo convention can be a great way to reinvigorate your work as a tattoo artist, and give tattoo lovers great insight into the world of tattooing. This is why going to a...

How Stencils Can Ensure a Great Tattoo

Flowers and foliage are what makes Jen Stewart tick. When the 44-year-old Canadian artist looks over a landscape and sees something she likes, she takes a photo. She knows she is about to...