General Information and Resources Related to Tattoos

General Information and Resources Related to Tattoos

Tattoo Aftercare (10)Tattoo FAQ (23)Tattoo Removal (5)Tattoo Safety (4)Temporary Tattoos (3)Top 10 Reasons to NOT Get TattooedAs an avid fan of body art, why would I discourage anyone from getting a tattoo? Well, there are some circumstances under which a person really shouldn’t get tattooed at least not yet and here’s the top list of those reasons you should probably wait.Claire’s Boutique Body Art Friendly JobsIf you have visible tattoos and piercings, finding a job with a company or employer that is accepting of body art can be a daunting task. On this page, find out about one retailer that is known to make employees with visible body art welcome.Tattoo and Piercing Friendly Jobs and Career FieldsThere are several career fields that typically focus on the person’s ability rather than their outer appearance, so this list is for you if you’re looking for a job and are having a tough time due to tattoos, piercings, dreadlocks, facial hair or other physical obstacles.Finding a Job When You Have Tattoos, Piercings, and/or Body ModificationsFinding a job in these stressful times is difficult for anyone, but having tattoos and piercings can make it even harder. This article series will give you advice on how to find a job and impress a potential employer, even if you have body modifications.Sugar Skulls: History Significance of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)The sugar skull is a popular icon in the tattoo culture, but it comes from an ancient Mexican holiday known as Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. Learn the significance of the sugar skull as part of this celebration and how it is used in modern times.When Good Tattoos Aren’t Good EnoughA reader asks why being a decent (but not stellar) tattoo artist isn’t good enough as long as his work is clean and his clients are happy.Finding Meaning in Someone Else’s InkWhat should you do if you want to know what a tattoo means or if a symbol represents something you’re not familiar with? This article discusses the issues of privacy and respect when seeking out the meaning of a particular tattoo.How to Write a Legally Binding Apprenticeship ContractIf you’re entering into an agreement to either provide or receive training as a tattoo or piercing artist, you should always write up a legal contract to protect both parties. This article explains how to write the contract so it is legally binding and what needs to be covered in the text of the document.Top 10 Differences Between Tattooing and Traditional Art FormsThere seems to be a number of traditional artists who feel that if they can create beautiful works on paper or canvas, they should be just as able to create beautiful tattoos. While that may be true for some, there are some major differences between tattooing someone’s arm and painting on a canvas. This list of comparisons can help distinguish.Body Mods and Job Discrimination IssuesTattoo FAQ Tattoos, Piercings, and jobs. What should you do if you’re discriminated against at your current job or can’t get a job because of your body mods? Find out what your rights are and whether or not you have a legal leg to stand on.Hell City Tattoo Festival (Columbus, Ohio May 2009) Summary and ReviewFind out what happened at the “Killumbus” 2009 Hell City Tattoo Festival and follow the links to see all the pictures we took while attending the show.Lucky 13 Tattoos Is the Number Thirteen Lucky or Unlucky? While the number thirteen is widely considered unlucky, especially in western cultures, it actually remains a popular symbol of luck as tattoos. This article explores why the number got its bad reputation in the first place and possibly why the body art community doesn’t share the superstitious view.Foot Tattoos Pain, Healing, and My Questionable SanityAfter having my foot tattooed for the first time a few days ago, I have a whole new appreciation for foot ink. Read about my experience and consider this thought are body art enthusiasts masochistic because they go back for more ink, knowing it’s going to hurt? This article explores foot tattoos, pain issues and mental stability.Foot Tattoos When to Get Them and How to Care for ThemWhile fall and winter may be the best seasons for most tattoos, spring is actually the best time to get inked on your feet. Find out why and learn how to care for a new foot tattoo.How to Save Money on a TattooIt’s not polite to ask an artist to lower their price for ink time, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any ways to save money on a tattoo.Down Under the SkinMy 14 year old daughter wrote this essay on what kind of tattoo she plans to get when she’s old enough and who she plans to get it from.Build an Impressive Art Portfolio to Find a Tattoo ApprenticeshipHow to create an impressive art portfolio to help you find a tattoo apprenticeship.The Infamous Tramp StampIs it true that women who have tattoos on their lower backs are sexually promiscuous? This article explores the widespread claims that there is a scientific correlation between lumbar tattoos and immoral behavior in women.How to Design an Appropriate Memorial Tribute Tattoo When a loved one passes away, you may decide to get a tattoo to honor them. Because this is a tattoo dedicated to someone else and should reflect their personality rather than your own, you should take time to consider a design that appropriately memorializes them.The Gift of InkYou might be thinking of giving that special someone in your life the gift of a tattoo for Christmas, a birthday or other significant holiday or occasion. As a fan of body art myself, I would consider this the perfect present. There are a few things, however, that you should consider before taking this step so your gift of love doesn’t land you in the doghouse.Mingling with the ModifiedIf you’re intrigued by body art but haven’t personally experienced it yet, you could be guilty of some major no no’s when it comes to talking with people who are modified. If you meet someone at a store or even a tattoo convention, here are some basic guidelines of respect and personal space we would like you to observe.How to Become a Successful Tattoo ArtistIf you want to become a tattoo artist, there’s a little more to it than just learning how to operate a tattoo machine. These quick tips will get you started in the right direction to becoming a professional and successful tattoo artist.Is Body Art On Its Way “Out”?Celebrities are publicly regretting their body art and tattoo removal is on the rise. Is this an indication that tattoos and body piercings are on their way out as a fashion trend?Getting a Tattoo or Body Piercing While Traveling on VacationIf you’re going on holiday and are planning to travel to a new location, it might be tempting to get a tattoo or piercing as a souvenir. But there are things you need to know before doing so, to keep yourself safe.Derby Girls Tattoos and AttitudeAn article mini series about what it’s like to be a derby girl and what is required to join this elite group of badass tattooed ladies.How to Design, Draw and Sell Your Tattoo Flash ArtThis article covers how to go about designing tattoo flash art for sale and how to attract buyers for your art.

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