Tattoo Information

Proper Post-Modification Clean-up Procedures

Each time you finish a tattoo or piercing, it's important to clean your workspace thoroughly and properly prepare for your next client. In this article, we talk about the four main steps in this clean-up and prep process that will ensure you're ready to do the next modification on your schedule: properly disposing of used supplies, cleaning surfaces in your workspace, cleaning and sterilizing your reusable tools, and prepping your workspace for your next body mod...

Tattoos in a New Era of Social Acceptance

Tattoos have been around nearly as long as man has walked the earth. The equipment used to ink tattoos and tattoo art have only evolved, but public interest in and acceptance of tattoos has waxed and waned over time. For the past few decades, though, tattoo art has metamorphosed into an art form that progressively more people respect and embrace. Read about the evolution of tattoos in society, where we are today, and the future of tattoos in this article, <em>Tattoos in a New Era of Social Acceptance</em>.

Our Take on Tattoo Tape

Did you know that there are 3 primary types of medical tape used in tattoo and piercing shops? Learn what these 3 types are, what sets them apart from each other, and how they're used in the body modification process to maintain a safe, sterile work environment and bandage clients; new mods before they head home...

Coil vs. Rotary Tattoo Machines

If you're a new tattoo artist interested in learning about the many different tattoo machines available to you or a tattoo enthusiast who wants a better understanding of tattoo machines, you'll find the information you're looking for here. We discuss the history of tattoo machines, outline the differences between coil and rotary tattoo machines, compare liners and shaders, and provide an overview of the best tattoo machine brands in this article, <em>Coil vs. Rotary Tattoo Machines</em>...

SkinLock FAQ's

SkinLock is a transparent, medical-grade tattoo sealant. Once you've finished a tattoo, apply this sealant to form a clear antimicrobial barrier within a matter of secons to protect and enhance the tattoo. Learn about how to apply SkinLock and many frequently asked questions you may have about the product...

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...