The Fans With the Free Chargers Tattoos

The Fans With the Free Chargers Tattoos

The Chargers gave out free tattoos on Tuesday at Shamrock Social Club on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. You are forgiven if your first thought was something on the order of Oh, right, the Chargers play in L.A. now. Except they don’t. Not really. Not if we’re being honest about the geography. The Chargers play… Read More

Moony over tattoos tied to the eclipse

Moony over tattoos tied to the eclipse

Leslie Oldfield posted this photo on Facebook last week of her and daughter Ellie’s wrists. LATROBE, Pa. – You think full moons make people a little nutty? Monday’s solar eclipse already is affecting people’s behavior, including that of a Latrobe librarian who was moved to get a moon tattoo on her ankle to sort of… Read More

Why Couples Get Tattoos For Each Other — And What Happens If They Break Up

Why Couples Get Tattoos For Each Other — And What Happens If They Break Up

Forget socks or some new kitchenware: When Christmas rolled around two years ago, Katherine Gutierrez and her now-wife Emily decided to give each other the gift of ink. More specifically, the Guiterrezes got matching tattoos that spoke to both their individual identities and their identity as a couple. “We saw an quote on Pinterest that… Read More

How tattoos and motorcycles helped Sailor Jerry's become the second biggest spiced rum brand in the world

How tattoos and motorcycles helped Sailor Jerry’s become the second biggest spiced rum brand in the world

Sailor Jerry’s The rum brand Sailor Jerry sold a million cases for the first time this year, second only to to longtime category leader Captain Morgan. The company credits its revamped marketing strategy, centered on Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins — the renowned American tattoo artist that it is named after. Sailor Jerry has also ditched… Read More

All Sacred Tattoo Shop Wants to Remove Your Gang Tattoos for Free

All Sacred Tattoo Shop Wants to Remove Your Gang Tattoos!

Aries Rhysing of All Sacred Foundation and Tattoo Shop has a new goal in mind: Removing tattoos for free is not an ordinary service offered by tattoo artists, but All Sacred is no ordinary tattoo shop. The socially conscious shop is currently in the market for a tattoo-removal laser and hopes to offer free tattoo… Read More

The History of Tattoos in New York, from Bowery Sensation to Banned Art

From Bowery Sensation to Banned Art – The History of Tattoos in New York,

Andreas Feininger, “Bowery Tattoo Parlor” (1940s) (courtesy New-York Historical Society) Tattooing in New York has been a sideshow attraction, a banned underground practice, and an elite society trend. Performers in the early 1900s Bowery dime museums boasted wild tales of forced tattoos at the hands of “Indians,” while in the late 19th century, they were… Read More

You Asked: Are Tattoos Bad For You?

Are Tattoos Bad For You?

Tattoos are more popular than ever. Roughly half of millennials have one, as do 36% of Gen Xers, according to a recent Harris poll . The number of Americans with at least one tattoo has jumped 50% in the past four years. This explosion in popularity has led some health experts to take a closer… Read More

Japan Is Trying To Destroy Tattoos [Update]

Is Japan Trying To Destroy Tattoos?

Right now, there are some people in Japan who appear to be doing their best to kill off tattoos. This guy is one of many who wants to stop that. For the past two years plus, I’ve been working on a tattoo book called called Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design . It’s about… Read More