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May 14, 2020

In this article, we walk through five tips for keeping your tattoo equipment and studio space clean, sterile, and safe. Read more.

Jun 14, 2019

Learn all about the dad behind the distributor. Here's a special PainfulPleasures feature for Father's Day!

Dec 10, 2018

Most tattoo artists find themselves slowing down from November to January. Here are a few of the best tips to help keep you tattooing every day.

Mar 11, 2016

Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means, the weather is heating up, and the sleeves are coming off, revealing all sorts of hidden ink gems that lie dormant in the winter. Now...

Oct 30, 2015

You know what tomorrow is, right? Well, if you are within 100 yards of a person under 12, you do. Tomorrow is the high-holy day of candy for the pint-sized set and the excitement is palpable.

Oct 08, 2015

October has a lot of things going on. First is the visual, olfactory and all pervasive onslaught of pumpkin spice. I briefly considered dressing as "Pumpkin Spice" for Halloween, but I was...

Sep 08, 2015

During a recent online escapade of researching tattoo conventions, I found myself on the Sponsor page looking at familiar logos of ink companies, supply distributors, and clothing brands. I then...