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Tattoos and Aging

What is the effect of aging on a tattoo? Is there anything I can do to preserve the appearance of my tattoo(s) as I age? Are there places on the body that better resist the effects of aging and help maintain tattoo designs? We answer these questions and more in this article, Tattoos and Aging .

Tattoo Tubes, Tips & Grips

Tattoo tubes, tips and grips are core elements in every tattoo artist's toolkit, but with so many options available, how is an artist supposed to know which ones will work best for them? We break down all of your tattoo tip, tube and grip choices and outline the benefits and drawbacks of each in this article, Tattoo Tubes, Tips & Grips, so that you can make an informed decision about the combination of tools to put in your toolkit...

UV Tattoo Ink: To Use or Not to Use?

Are you curious about "glow in the dark tattoos"? UV tattoo ink, which causes tattoos to appear vibrantly under black light but be nearly invisible in normal light, is gaining popularity among tattoo enthusiasts. While it doesn't actually glow in the dark, but merely under ultraviolet light, UV ink is a pretty cool option for highlighting tattoos and creating "secret" tattoos that only pop under a black light. Learn more about UV tattoo ink and decide if it's an option you might want integrated into your next tattoo by reading this article, UV Tattoo Ink: To Use or...

Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs

If you have an old tattoo or a tattoo you've just fallen out of love with that you're looking to remove or cover-up, then laser tattoo removal may be the perfect solution for you. Learn about the efficacy of laser tattoo removal, how it's used to create more successful cover-up tattoos, the effects of laser tattoo removal on the skin, and more by reading our helpful <em>Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs.</em>...

Covering Up a Bad Tattoo

There's no need to go through life with a bad tattoo! There are too many talented tattoo artists who specialize in cover-up tattoos for you to walk around long-term with a tattoo you hate. However you ended up with your bad tattoo--whether by letting an aspiring tattooist practice on you or by visiting a graphically-talented artist who just couldn't spell--it's time to turn it into a design that you can actually enjoy. In this article, Covering Up a Bad Tattoo, we walk you through what you need to know to replace your bad tattoo with some awesome new ink...

Tattoo Needles

This article explores the defining properties of tattoo needles, like the number of needles in a group, the format in which they're compiled, and the diameter of the individual needles within a group. It will also help you understand when you should use each grouping...

Tattoo Needles & Codes

Our new Precision Tattoo Needles labeling system makes it so much simpler to find the exact combination of tattoo needle qualities you want. We break down each component of our new labeling system in this Tattoo Needles & Codes article so you can start shopping for the perfect tattoo needles for your next project with confidence...

Is Tattooing the Right Profession for You?

Have you been considering combining your skills as an artist with your love of body modification and becoming a tattoo artist? If so, it's important to first learn about the process of becoming a tattoo artist, what you can expect to earn, and what's involved in making a living. In this article, we discuss the education and artistic abilities needed to become a great tattoo artist as well as how to find a job, how much tattoo artists make on average, the business side of tattoo art, and how to build your reputation so that you can make an informed decision about this career path...

Helping Your Clients Choose Tattoo Designs

To be great at tattooing, you have to be able to do more than create stunning tattoos. It may come as a surprise, but vision and salesmanship are almost equally important to talent. There's an art form to drawing ideas from your clients, polishing them up, and getting clients to buy into your designs just as there is to tattooing. Master the tattooing process from start to finish using our tips for interviewing clients, deciding when to offer original vs. flash art, customizing and finalizing designs, and placing them...

Tattooing Safely: A Guide for Tattoo Artists

Tattoo safety is about protecting your clients' health by maintaining a sterile work environment, but it's also about looking out for yourself, both legally and in regard to your own health. In our <em>Tattooing Safety Guide</em>, we've outlined some of the most critical things you need to pay attention to and utilize to protect yourself as much as your clients...