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Apr 15, 2019

Check out this 20-question interview with the one and only founder of PainfulPleasures, Marc Gagnier.

Jun 17, 2016

Merging an alternative look with a professional career can be daunting, but it certainly isn’t impossible. As tattoos and piercings become more common, we are seeing more and more professionals...

Jun 13, 2016

Instagram has become a powerful tool for tattoo artists all over the world. I love scrolling through my feed to see the latest posts by dozens of my favorite artists and mentally plan out my next 10...

Jun 06, 2016

Two tattoo books came to my attention and they are interesting examples of the two extremes in which women are represented in tattooing. The first is a full size, full color, hardbound coffee table...

Apr 22, 2016

Humans are a strange breed. We do all sorts of weird things and we have created an incredible catalogue of art throughout our existence. Tattooing is an example of our art, and it is a cross cultural...

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...