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Jun 22, 2018

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Tattooers, reality check: the industry has changed a ton in the past few years and it's time you follow suit. Being a good, solid tattoo artist is no longer...

Apr 15, 2016

It was just last fall that we were reading up on tattoos “coming to life” by way of ink mapping . The new thing with tattoos and technology now? An app for iPhones called Ink Hunter. We...

Mar 16, 2016

Top: Addison, Brian, Laurent | Bottom: Quintin, Meeseun (Left to Right) Hi. We’re the Creative Department at Painful Pleasures. I know we look like a promotion for a new sitcom on your local...

Mar 04, 2016

I Don't Want a Job That Doesn't Want My Tattoos . That little gem was waiting for me in my search terms a few weeks ago. For you non-bloggers out there (you lucky dogs), search terms are...

Feb 11, 2016

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and what says “I love you” more than going to the parlor with your partner for some fresh ink? For some, the idea of getting your partner’...

Jan 14, 2016

This has been a hard week for creativity. On Monday one of the world's most interesting and influential musicians, David Bowie, passed away, and today, distinguished actor Alan Rickman joined him...

Dec 31, 2015

Today is New Year's Eve and even if you managed to avoid all the holiday hoopla over the last few weeks, no one - and I mean no one - can escape the inevitability of putting the wrong year on...