When it comes to tattooing, Red is the new black. Tattoo artists see it all the time in their studios – whether it’s Traditional, Black and Grey, New School , Neo-Traditional,  or Blackwork, there is a great deal of darkness going on in the world of tattoo art. This is a compelling trend that leads to some incredible art, but it also requires artists and suppliers to rethink some of their methods and tools. Why is it necessary to rethink essentials of tattooing like stencil paper in light of this new trend? We’re glad you asked. Skin Color Matters...

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The most important aspect of running a great tattoo studio is ensuring the safety of clients. Things you can choose not to do in your tattoo studio: Use a rotary tattoo machine Tattoo cartoon characters Take personal checks Be open on holidays Offer everyone free coffee Allow Justin Bieber songs Things you cannot choose not to do in your tattoo studio: Participate in rigorous safety standards The more you care about safety, the more comfortable your clients will be and the better you'll sleep at night. Keep in mind that safety goes both ways. You’re of course concerned about the...

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  There’s a revolution coming to the tattoo industry and it has us seeing RED....in a good way!  Though we’ve seen lots of innovation over the last several decades in tattooing, from ink formulation to new styles of machines to  , new tools for ensuring more effective black ink tattoos have been slow on the market. That’s about to change.  The best innovations in tattooing are driven by the science of the body melded with an understanding of the art of tattooing and we’re seeing a more seamless understanding of the tattoo process than ever before thanks to scientifically driven...

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