Tales From the Tatted: Tattoo Conventions and Why They’re Important

Tales From the Tatted: Tattoo Conventions and Why They’re Important

Tattoos have become a norm for younger generations, but older generations can’t seem to shake the negative stigma against tattoos (Image via Haaretz) Long gone are the days when tattoos were permanently inked on only the meanest, toughest dudes and the rare female. The year is 2017 and tattoos have begun to crop up just… 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

Japan tourism agency asking onsen owners to relax tattoo policies

Japan tourism agency asking onsen owners to relax tattoo policies

A sign at the entrance of an onsen near Yokota Air Base, Japan, warns that tattooed guests are not allowed inside the public bath, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The Japan Tourism Agency is urging the popular traditional hot springs spas to relax their tattoo policies for foreign guests as the country attracts a record number… Read More

'Feeling the Bern' for the long term: Bernie Sanders tattoos making a statement

Bernie Sanders tattoos making a statement

Tarah MacGregor is about as diehard a Bernie Sanders supporter as there is. She even has the tattoo to prove it. “This is not a campaign,” MacGregor said. “This is a revolution.” A Seabrook resident and native, MacGregor will be graduating from Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill this spring and wants to take an… Read More

DIY 'stick-and-poke' tattoos are on the rise - but come with serious health risks

Stick-and-poke tattoos are on the rise and come with serious health risks

A hand-poked tattoo by Seattle-based MKNZ The needle pokes into your skin, piercing it so that the tattoo drips into your flesh. Poke, poke, poke. It hurts, but don’t you dare wince – you’re the one hammering the ink into yourself. A heart on your wrist, a leaf on your ankle, the word "remember" on… Read More

The Best Fonts For Small Tattoos Isn't Something You'll Find Online

The Best Fonts For Small Tattoos Is Not Something You Will Find Online

Small tattoos are the gateway drug to the world of tattoo artistry. Whether it’s your first piece of ink or a baby step to a full sleeve, a small tattoo can be a killer way to commit to ink. Small tattoos carry an infinite amount of meaning, especially for a first tat. Getting inked up… Read More

How to dress to complement your tattoos

Dressing to complement tattoos

Angel Garcia, of Denver, shows how to dress your tattoos in black. Garcia, a make-up artist and stylist, also recommends no crazy patterns. If you must do patterns, go simple, with polka dots or stripes, she says. ( ) My new floral-print dress matched my eyes, hair color, makeup and facial skin tone. I had… Read More

5 Myths About Stick & Poke Tattoos That Need Some Serious Clarification

5 Myths About Stick & Poke Tattoos That Need Some Serious Clarification

I can’t remember my first attempt at DIY tattoos, but I do remember that I had at least a couple before the myths of stick and pokes began to buzz around me. It’s not as if everyone I knew was doing having wild stick and poke parties in college, but I can say that enough… Read More

These Women Transformed Their Breast Cancer Scars Into Gorgeous Survivor Tattoos

These Women Transformed Breast Cancer Scars Into Survivor Tattoos

by Katie Kausch This year breast cancer will affect an estimated 230,000 American women, many of whom will turn to surgery to prevent or treat the disease. Mastectomies often result in heavy scarring as well as the loss of the nipple, which doctors may attempt to recreate through tattoos. Unfortunately, with little tattoo training, doctors… Read More