Tattoos & Body Piercings Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26

Tattoos by John Biswell - Online Photo Portfolio Gallery - Biswell Tattoos - Portland Maine
Pictures of tattoos and paintings by award winning tattoo artist, John Biswell. Page 10.

Tattoos by John Biswell - Online Photo Portfolio Gallery - Biswell Tattoos - Portland Maine
Pictures of tattoos and paintings by award winning tattoo artist, John Biswell. Page 9.

Which Body Piercing Style Fits You?
Are you considering a nipple piercing, or perhaps a Monroe facial piercing, or even a corset back piece for a special event or photo shoot?Spending the time considering the pros and cons of each popular body piercing will help you determine whether it's the right choice for you, and if it will make a worthy investment.

Featured Artist Gallery - Thomas Randall - Against All Odds Tattoo - Auburn, Alabama
Pictures of tattoos by Thomas Randall from Against All Odds in Auburn, Alabama. Page 7.

Featured Artist Gallery - Thomas Randall - Against All Odds Tattoo - Auburn, Alabama
Pictures of tattoos by Thomas Randall from Against All Odds in Auburn, Alabama. Page 17.

Featured Artist Gallery - Thomas Randall - Against All Odds Tattoo - Auburn, Alabama
Pictures of tattoos by Thomas Randall from Against All Odds in Auburn, Alabama. Page 16.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Featured Artist Dawn Grace - Tattoo Factory - Chicago, IL
Gallery of tattoos and art by Dawn Grace of the Tattoo Factory in Chicago, IL.

Featured Artist Tattoo Gallery - Tim Phelps - Age of Reason - Goodlettsville/Nashville Tennessee
Photos of tattoos by accomplished portrait artist, Tim Phelps, of Age of Reason in Goodlettsville, Tennessee (near Nashville). Page 17.

Featured Artist Tattoo Gallery - Tim Phelps - Age of Reason - Goodlettsville/Nashville Tennessee
Photos of tattoos by accomplished portrait artist, Tim Phelps, of Age of Reason in Goodlettsville, Tennessee (near Nashville).

Featured Artist Tattoo Gallery - Tim Phelps - Age of Reason - Goodlettsville/Nashville Tennessee
Photos of tattoos by accomplished portrait artist, Tim Phelps, of Age of Reason in Goodlettsville, Tennessee (near Nashville). Page 18.

Featured Artist Tattoo Gallery - Tim Phelps - Age of Reason - Goodlettsville/Nashville Tennessee
Photos of tattoos by accomplished portrait artist, Tim Phelps, of Age of Reason in Goodlettsville, Tennessee (near Nashville). Page 12.

Featured Artist Tattoo Gallery - Tim Phelps - Age of Reason - Goodlettsville/Nashville Tennessee
Photos of tattoos by accomplished portrait artist, Tim Phelps, of Age of Reason in Goodlettsville, Tennessee (near Nashville). Page 13.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 2.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 16.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 5.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 23.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 14.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 17.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 13.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 8.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 21.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 7.

Featured Artist Traci Hancock Tattoo Photos - Boomtown Tattoo - Martinsburg West Virginia
Photos of tattoos inked by featured tattoo artist, Traci Hancock. Traci recently opened her own shop - Boomtown Tattoo in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Page 22.

Featured Artist Dawn Grace - Tattoo Factory - Chicago, IL
Gallery of tattoos and art by Dawn Grace of the Tattoo Factory in Chicago, IL.

Featured Artist Dawn Grace - Tattoo Factory - Chicago, IL
Gallery of tattoos and art by Dawn Grace of the Tattoo Factory in Chicago, IL.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Featured Artist Gallery - Thomas Randall - Against All Odds Tattoo - Auburn, Alabama
Pictures of tattoos by Thomas Randall from Against All Odds in Auburn, Alabama. Page 8.

Featured Artist Gallery - Thomas Randall - Against All Odds Tattoo - Auburn, Alabama
Pictures of tattoos by Thomas Randall from Against All Odds in Auburn, Alabama. Page 5.

Featured Artist Gallery - Thomas Randall - Against All Odds Tattoo - Auburn, Alabama
Pictures of tattoos by Thomas Randall from Against All Odds in Auburn, Alabama. Page 12.

Megan Hoogland Tattoo and Art Gallery
Gallery of tattoos by featured artist, Megan Hoogland, of Cactus Tattoo in Mankato, Minnesota. Page 10.

Tattoo Gallery - Tattoos by Sasha Merritt - Dragonfly Ink - San Francisco
Pictures of tattoos inked by artist, Sasha Merritt, owner of the all-female owned and operated studio Dragonfly Ink Custom Tattoos in San Francisco, California. Page 2.

Tattoo Gallery - Tattoos by Sasha Merritt - Dragonfly Ink - San Francisco
Pictures of tattoos inked by artist, Sasha Merritt, owner of the all-female owned and operated studio Dragonfly Ink Custom Tattoos in San Francisco, California. Page 7.

Tattoo Gallery - Tattoos by Sasha Merritt - Dragonfly Ink - San Francisco
Pictures of tattoos inked by artist, Sasha Merritt, owner of the all-female owned and operated studio Dragonfly Ink Custom Tattoos in San Francisco, California.

Tattoo Gallery - Tattoos by Sasha Merritt - Dragonfly Ink - San Francisco
Pictures of tattoos inked by artist, Sasha Merritt, owner of the all-female owned and operated studio Dragonfly Ink Custom Tattoos in San Francisco, California. Page 4.

Tattoo Gallery - Tattoos by Sasha Merritt - Dragonfly Ink - San Francisco
Pictures of tattoos inked by artist, Sasha Merritt, owner of the all-female owned and operated studio Dragonfly Ink Custom Tattoos in San Francisco, California. Page 6.

Tattoo Gallery - Tattoos by Sasha Merritt - Dragonfly Ink - San Francisco
Pictures of tattoos inked by artist, Sasha Merritt, owner of the all-female owned and operated studio Dragonfly Ink Custom Tattoos in San Francisco, California. Page 3.

Tattoo Gallery - Tattoos by Sasha Merritt - Dragonfly Ink - San Francisco
Pictures of tattoos inked by artist, Sasha Merritt, owner of the all-female owned and operated studio Dragonfly Ink Custom Tattoos in San Francisco, California. Page 5.

Kym Gorham-Tongate Tattoos
Tattoos by featured artist, Kym Gorham-Tongate from Artistic Skin Designs in Indianapolis, Indiana (East side studio). Page 10.

Tattoos by T Massari - Electric Soul Tattooing - Lancaster California
Pictures of tattoos by featured artist T Massari of Electric Soul Tattooing. Page 4.

Tattoos by T Massari - Electric Soul Tattooing - Lancaster California
Pictures of tattoos by featured artist T Massari of Electric Soul Tattooing. Page 5.

Tattoos by T Massari - Electric Soul Tattooing - Lancaster California
Pictures of tattoos by featured artist T Massari of Electric Soul Tattooing. Page 6.

Tattoos by T Massari - Electric Soul Tattooing - Lancaster California
Pictures of tattoos by featured artist T Massari of Electric Soul Tattooing.

Tattoos by T Massari - Electric Soul Tattooing - Lancaster California
Pictures of tattoos by featured artist T Massari of Electric Soul Tattooing. Page 9.

Tattoos by T Massari - Electric Soul Tattooing - Lancaster California
Pictures of tattoos by featured artist T Massari of Electric Soul Tattooing. Page 12.

Tattoos by T Massari - Electric Soul Tattooing - Lancaster California
Pictures of tattoos by featured artist T Massari of Electric Soul Tattooing. Page 13.

Tattoos by T Massari - Electric Soul Tattooing - Lancaster California
Pictures of tattoos by featured artist T Massari of Electric Soul Tattooing. Page 15.

Featured Artist Tattoo Gallery - Tim Phelps - Age of Reason - Goodlettsville/Nashville Tennessee
Photos of tattoos by accomplished portrait artist, Tim Phelps, of Age of Reason in Goodlettsville, Tennessee (near Nashville). Page 15.

Tattoos by John Biswell - Online Photo Portfolio Gallery - Biswell Tattoos - Portland Maine
Pictures of tattoos and paintings by award winning tattoo artist, John Biswell. Page 20.

Tattoos by John Biswell - Online Photo Portfolio Gallery - Biswell Tattoos - Portland Maine
Pictures of tattoos and paintings by award winning tattoo artist, John Biswell. Page 19.

Tattoos by John Biswell - Online Photo Portfolio Gallery - Biswell Tattoos - Portland Maine
Pictures of tattoos and paintings by award winning tattoo artist, John Biswell. Page 16.

Tattoos by John Biswell - Online Photo Portfolio Gallery - Biswell Tattoos - Portland Maine
Pictures of tattoos and paintings by award winning tattoo artist, John Biswell. Page 18.

Tattoos by John Biswell - Online Photo Portfolio Gallery - Biswell Tattoos - Portland Maine
Pictures of tattoos and paintings by award winning tattoo artist, John Biswell. Page 15.

Tattoos by John Biswell - Online Photo Portfolio Gallery - Biswell Tattoos - Portland Maine
Pictures of tattoos and paintings by award winning tattoo artist, John Biswell. Page 13.

Tattoos by John Biswell - Online Photo Portfolio Gallery - Biswell Tattoos - Portland Maine
Pictures of tattoos and paintings by award winning tattoo artist, John Biswell. Page 14.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattooed and Classy
What makes classy and tattooed model Sarah Maillet turn heads? Let us count the ways in twenty questions.

Tattoo Gallery - Tattoos by Sasha Merritt - Dragonfly Ink - San Francisco
Pictures of tattoos inked by artist, Sasha Merritt, owner of the all-female owned and operated studio Dragonfly Ink Custom Tattoos in San Francisco, California.

Tattoo Gallery - Tattoos by Sasha Merritt - Dragonfly Ink - San Francisco
Pictures of tattoos inked by artist, Sasha Merritt, owner of the all-female owned and operated studio Dragonfly Ink Custom Tattoos in San Francisco, California.

Tattoo Aftercare - Different Methods and Advice
Why there are so many different forms of aftercare advice and how to know who you should listen to.

Contradictions in Tattoo Aftercare Instructions
Aftercare advice varies greatly from one tattoo artist to the next - find out why there is so much difference and what you should do. Also discusses different methods and products used for healing a new piercing and what to avoid. Page 2.

Top Five Spots a Tattoo Artist May Refuse to Ink
You can forget all the trendy photos you've found on Pinterest or Tumblr. While the following top five spots a tattoo artist may refuse to ink look innocent (or not so innocent) enough, there's fair reasoning behind their distaste. And if they are worth their weight in the industry, they won't make these permanent marks on you without full disclosure.

Tattoos and Body Piercings: Design Ideas and Advice
Get tattoo inspiration and learn the meaning of popular tattoos. Find out what to consider before you select your body art, and the professional tattoo artist who makes it permanent.

Peeling and Flaking Tattoo
Do tattoos normally result in peeling skin? Learn how much peeling skin is to be expected with new tattoos and what treatment you can try to help the problem.

Feather Tattoo - Meanings and Design Ideas
Colorful and bold, or simple and symbolic, feather tattoos have rich history and significance.

personal experience - monroe piercing
Sara shares her story about her monroe piercing.

5 Tattoos You May Regret
The following list of tattoos usually cause the most regrets. If you're debating any of the following tattoo designs or placements, please think twice. Body art should be respected as a permanent commitment,and many people get tattooed now with the expectation that they can cover up and laser off later if need be.

Color or Black and Grey
One of the most important decisions of the tattoo process will be determining whether your design should be in color or black and grey.

Vertical Hood Piercing Experience - Personal Story
Submit your tattoo and body piercing experience. Email Jodie at tattoo@aboutguide.com.

Can I Go in the Sauna with a New Tattoo?
Lucky are you if you have both a new tattoo, and a sauna to let out some steam. Saunas are a relaxing way to detoxify the body and purify the pores, but one thing is inevitable. You will sweat and that's the whole point. If you're wondering whether or not you can bask in the dry heat of the sauna, read on.

Masquerade Mask Tattoo Info and Suggestions
What's behind the mask? A masquerade mask tattoo is a dramatic way to reveal your theatrical side and carry both the tragedy and comedy of life. Whether you enjoy the mystery and seduction of the ball, or simply have an alter ego you want to reveal a glimpse of, a masquerade mask tattoo makes a sophisticated if not elegant choice.

New Tattoo Aftercare Guide and Product Info
Proper aftercare of a new tattoo is crucial. Here are detailed instructions for cleaning your tattoo and keeping it healthy during the first two weeks.

Tattoos Costs Guide and Quote Options
Before you get inked make sure you can afford the cost of a new tattoo. Permanent art should be the absolute best that your money can buy. Don't settle, learn the cost of a tattoo before you end up paying for its removal by sacrificing quality.

Male Genital Piercing - The Ampallang
Description of male genital Ampallang piercing with information on risks and sexual limitations.

Apadravya - Male Genital Piercings
Description and information about the male genital body piercing called an apadravya.

Tattoo Safety Checklist with Explanations
Detailed information on how to get a safe tattoo, including a safety checklist to follow.

Female Genital Piercings: Christina
Information guide to the female genital piercing called the Christina. This will tell you what it is, who can get it, what kind of jewelry is required and how long it takes to heal.

Clitoris Piercing - Female Genital Piercings Guide
Your guide to the female clitoris piercing. This is a rare piercing that only a few women can get. Find out how you can figure out if this is the piercing for you, what jewelry is required and how long it takes to heal.

Dydoe: Genital Piercing for Men
Description, information and picture of the male genital Dydoe piercing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Getting a Tattoo
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about getting a tattoo - are they safe? does it hurt? can you use numbing cream? how much does it cost? can you tan? can you shave? and much more.

Female Genital Piercing Aftercare Guide
Your guide to cleaning and caring for your new female genital piercing.

Fourchette - Female Genital Piercing Guide
Your guide to the female genital piercing called the fourchette. This page explains what it is, what kind of jewelry it requires and how long you can expect it to heal.

Frenum Piercing: Genital Enhancement for Men
The frenum is one type of male genital piercing that is available and quite common.

Genital Piercings Guide for Men and Women
Your personal guide to both male and female genital piercings

Male Genital Piercing - Guiche (Perineum)
Description of a Guiche (male genital) piercing

Hafada/Scrotum: Genital Piercings for Men
Description of Hafada/Scrotum male genital piercings along with its risks and limitations.

Female Genital Piercing: Horizontal Clit Hood
Guide to the female genital piercing called the horizontal clitoral hood. This page explains what it is, what kind of jewelry it requires and how long you can expect it to heal.

Female Genital Piercing: Inner Labia
Information about the female genital piercing called the Inner Labia. Find out what it is, what kind of jewelry it requires and how long it takes to heal.

Male Genital Piercings Guide (Index)
Your personal guide to male genital piercings. This guide will explain the differences between the many male piercings available, which are the most common, who is suited for them and what the recommended starter jewelry is.

Female Genital Piercings - Less Common
Your guide to other female genital piercings you may have heard of that are not commonly known.

Female Genital Piercings: Outer Labia
Description, picture, and risks of the female genital piercing called the Outer Labia piercing.

Prince Albert Info and Care - Male Genital Piercing
Description of the male Prince Albert piercing.

Choosing the Right Tattoo Artist
How to choose the right studio and artist for your new tattoo.

Frenum Piercing Improves One Man's Sex Life
Personal experience from a man who explains how his frenum piercing enhanced his sex life

Clitoris Piercing - Personal Experience
Clitoris piercing experience. Tattoos / Body Piercings.

Nipple and Clit Hood Piercing Experience
Staci tells what it was like to get her nipple and clit hood pierced all in one day.

My Hood Piercing Experience
Tattoos & Body Piercings. Page 2.

Hood Piercing - Aftercare and Healing
Tattoos & Body Piercings. Page 3.

Female Genital Triangle Piercing
Your guide to the female genital piercing called the Triangle. Find out what it is, what kind of jewelry is required and how long it takes to heal.

Choosing Your Tattoo Design and Where to Put It
Choosing what to get for your tattoo, and where to put it

Tattoo and Piercing Embarrassing Questions Answered
There are some questions about getting a tattoo or piercing that are difficult, even embarrassing, to ask. Here the questions have been asked for you, and the answers are provided.

Answers to Questions About Tattoos and Piercings
Get answers to questions on getting a tattoo or piercing that are difficult -- or even embarrassing -- to ask. Here you'll find myriad personal questions asked and answered. Page 2.

Tattoos and Piercings: Answers to Embarrassing Questions
Page three of these four pages of answers to questions about getting a tattoo or piercing that are difficult, even embarrassing, to ask. Page 3.

Weight Fluctuation, Tattoos, and Stretch Marks
Answers to common questions about tattoos and how they are affected by weight gain, weight loss and stretch marks. Page 4.

Tattoo Symbols - The Meanings Behind Common Symbols and Designs - Cemetery/Tombstones, Astrology/Zodiac and Flower Symbols
Part 2 of 4 - this page deals with symbols found on tombstones, in astrology and even the meanings of flowers.

Genital Piercings for Females: Vertical Clitoral Hood
A guide to vertical clitoral hood piercings. This page will explain what it is, what kind of jewelry is required and how long you can expect it to take to heal.

Henna Tattoo Art and Mehndi - Introduction
Henna tattoos are a fun and safe way to explore body art without pain or commitment. Henna is a natural substance that's been used for centuries to create beautiful, temporary designs on the body. Learn where henna comes from and how to create your own henna tattoos.

The Art of Mehndi Part 2: Henna Paste Recipe for Mehndi
Making your own henna paste is simple and provides much better results than pre-mixed tubes. Try this recipe out for a rich, dark color.

Captive Bead Ring (How to Open and Remove)
Although going to a professional is always the best choice, there comes a time that almost all of us will need to change our own body jewelry. The key is knowing how to do it right so you don't hurt yourself or ruin your jewelry.

Body Jewelry: Insert and Close a Captive Bead Ring (CBR)
Although going to a professional is always the best choice, there comes a time that almost all of us will need to change our own body jewelry. The key is knowing how to do it right so you don't hurt yourself or ruin your jewelry. Page 2.

Personal Nipple Piercing Experience
I got my nipples pierced in 1999, and this is my experience. Read my story of how I got them, wore them, enjoyed them and removed them (and why).

Body Art Friendly Companies and Employers – Whole Foods/Wild Oats Organic/Gourmet Grocery
Find out about one retailer known to make employees with visible body art welcome. Tattoo- and piercing-friendly companies are not always so easy to find.

Best Spots for a First Tattoo
There are a few best spots for a first tattoo that can help you appreciate your art at its finest. While designs play an important factor in tattoo placement, nothing should be more important that the overall effect your tattoo has on your body. Use your body art to your advantage and place your tattoo in spot you'll always cherish. Tattoos are said to be addictive, but if you're mindful where you place it you could likely stop at one.

Body Piercing Guide - Types, Styles and Risks
If you're interested in getting a body piercing but aren't sure where to start, you are in the right place. These pages will help you learn the basics of body piercing to help you have a good experience.

Possible Tattoo Diseases and Allergies (Link Index)
Can you get an infectious disease from a tattoo or piercing? Absolutely! Read up on how to prevent this from happening.

Henna (Mehndi) Free Designs and Patterns
Henna art (mehndi) is a lot of fun and doesn't require a lot of artistic skill. Here are patterns and designs to get you started from around the web.

Instructions, How to apply henna paste for mehndi art
Links to henna and mehandi resources that explain how to apply the paste and create designs.

Mehndi Art - Recipes for Henna Paste
Links to recipes for making your own henna paste.

Implants and Beading - Surgical Body Modification
Implants and beading involve placing an object or objects under the skin to mold or shape the skin outwardly for a particular appearance. Although minor, this is a surgical procedure and must be done by a professional. Other safety information can be found on the following pages.

Get Answers to your Tattoo Questions with these FAQ's
Links to finding the answers to the most common and most frequently asked questions about getting a tattoo.

Tattoo FAQ
If this is your first tattoo and you want to dispel the myths, you've come to the right place. From first-time tattoo jitters to aftercare concerns, look through the FAQ first and feel free to contact Jodie @Tattoo@aboutguide.com with any questions.

Safety and Regulations
Before you sit in the artist's chair, make sure you're safe and in a shop that abides by the current Health Department regulations in your state. This section will cover tattoo safety concerns and any pertinent laws by state and license information.

Oral Piercings - Galleries and Photos of Oral (Mouth) Piercings
This page will link to full galleries or individual pictures of oral (mouth) piercings. This includes tongue, web, scrumper, smiley and also lip piercings.

Information about Permanent Comsetics - Cosmetic Tattoos
Listing of sites that provide information and pictures dealing with permanent cosmetics.

Organizations involved in permanent cosmetic tattoos
Listing of organizations and legislation information dealing with the permanent cosmetics industry.

Before and After Photos of Permanent Cosmetics
Before and after pictures showing the results of permanent cosmetics.

Piercing Information and FAQ Directory
Answers and information about the most frequently and commonly asked questions about body piercing.

Are piercings safe? Get the information you need here
Your health and safety are very important when it comes to getting any body piercing. Find out what you should expect from a professional and how to play it safe.

Are piercings safe? Get the information you need here
Your health and safety are very important when it comes to getting any body piercing. Find out what you should expect from a professional and how to play it safe.

Free Tattoo Flash, Designs, Pictures and Ideas
If you're looking for flash, this is the place. Here you will find a collection of links to the best places to find tattoo flash, both free and for purchase.

Risks and Safety Precautions
There is nothing more important than your health and safety when you get a tattoo. Find out how to prevent infections and disease with these links provided for your precaution.

Body Piercing for Beginners
If you're interested in getting a body piercing but aren't sure where to start, you are in the right place. These pages will help you learn the basics of body piercing to help you have a good experience.

Ear Piercing Pictures - Galleries - Photos
This page will lead you either to galleries or individual pictures of various ear piercings. These may include lobe and/or cartilage piercings.

Extreme Body Modifications - Scarification, Branding, Implants and Surgical Alterations
Although tattoos and piercings are the most popular forms of body art, some more extreme forms are also practiced all over the world such as scarification, branding, implants and surgical alterations. These procedures are more risky and require a skilled practitioner to ensure your safety.

Facial Piercings Photo Gallery Index
This page will lead you to galleries or individual pictures of facial piercings. Facial piercings include eyebrow, lip, labret, monroe, madonna, cheek, nose (septum and nostril) and other piercings of the face.

Tattoo and Body Piercing Events and Conventions
Most recent updated list of tattoo and body modification events and conventions throughout the United States and worldwide.

Male and Female Nipple Piercing Pictures
This page will send you to galleries or individual photos of male and female nipple piercings. This may include traditional, single piercings or more extreme nipple piercings involving more than one piece of jewelry or stretched holes.

Navel / Belly Button Piercing Photos - Pictures - Galleries
Navel piercings probably have the most attractive and varied selection of jewelry, which may also contribute to their popularity. These pictures and belly button galleries will show you a variety of piercings and jewelry.

Piercing Pictures
If you're looking for a specific kind of piercing, it helps to see photos of several before you decide if it might look good on you. These galleries and photos will help you identify your favorite piercings and decide whether or not it would be an attractive choice for yourself.

Henna, Mehndi and Body Paint
Adorn and decorate your body with all types of art. From temporary tattoos to ancient Henna practices, the world of body art is a creative and vast.

Tattoo Basics
Tattoo Basics. Tattoos & Body Piercings.

History of Tattooing
History of tattoos and the origins of body art.

In the News
From celebs getting inked to the latest in shop horrors, if it made the tattoo news you'll find it here.

Zodiac and Astrology Tattoos
Tattoo depictions for the zodiac symbols.

Artist Interviews and Portfolios -Personal Bios and Tattoo Picture Galleries
The personal bios and picture galleries of tattoo artists who have been chosen to be featured on this site and interviewed. Get to know some talented male and female artists with a wide range of specialties and design styles.

Tattooing and Body Piercing Organizations
If you own a studio and want to show your customers how much you care about their safety, you may want to join one or more of these organizations. If you're a customer and want to know what your rights are as a client, you may find the information found within these pages helpful.

Permanent Cosmetics - Tattoo Makeup
Most women find the idea of not having to put makeup on every day pretty appealing, but that doesn't necessarily mean permanent cosmetics is the magical answer. There are pros and cons to these procedures which you should consider before you decide to get cosmetically tattooed.

Designs and Ideas
From Old School to Japanese, there's hidden meaning in everything. Get inked with knowledge first.

Tattoos Over 40 - Mature Men and Women Share Their Inky Stories and Pictures
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.

Mature Men and Women Share Their Stories and Pictures
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.

Tattoos Over 40 - Mature Men and Women Share Their Inky Stories and Pictures
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.

Tattoos Over 40 - Mature Men and Women Share Their Inky Stories and Pictures
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.

Tattoos Over 40 - Mature Men and Women Share Their Inky Stories and Pictures
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.

Tattoos Over 40 - Mature Men and Women Share Their Inky Stories and Pictures
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.

Tattoos Over 40 - Mature Men and Women Share Their Inky Stories and Pictures
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.

Tattoos Over 40 - Mature Men and Women Share Their Inky Stories and Pictures
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.

Tattoos Over 40 - Mature Men and Women Share Their Inky Stories and Pictures
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.

Tattoos Over 40 - Mature Men and Women Share Their Inky Stories and Pictures
The amount of middle-aged and mature adults getting their first tattoos is increasing every day. Here, a few of them share their experiences and pictures of the ink they waited so long for.

Unusual Gift Ideas for Freaks, Goths and Punks
People who are heavily into body modification don't usually fit the typical mold when it comes to gift giving. Do you have someone in your life that's difficult to buy for because they live on the edgy side of life? Here's a list of ideas that might help you find just the right gift for them this holiday season.

Unusual Gift Ideas for Freaks, Goths and Punks
People who are heavily into body modification don't usually fit the typical mold when it comes to gift giving. Do you have someone in your life that's difficult to buy for because they live on the edgy side of life? Here's a list of ideas that might help you find just the right gift for them this holiday season.

Om Tattoo Info and Guide
Express your spirituality and sense of calm with an om tattoo.

Work at Trader Joe's with Body Art
If you have visible tattoos and piercings, finding a job with a company or employer that is accepting of body art can be a daunting task. On this page, find out about one retailer that is known to make employees with visible body art welcome.

Ear Lobe Piercings Definition
Lobe piercings have been around since almost the beginning of time, and yet modern technology has made these piercings more dangerous today than they were hundreds of years ago. Find out why and learn how to ensure a successful piercing.

Vampire Bite Surface Piercings
Vampire Bites are piercings on the side of the neck that are made to simulate the look of fang bite marks. Vampire Bites are prone to rejection, so find out what you should know before you decide to get one.

All About Cameo Tattoos
Carve an eternal portrait of beauty with a memorial cameo tattoo.

Interview with Master Piercer Elayne Angel
Exclusive interview with Master Piercer and author Elayne Angel.

Symbolism of Cross Tattoos
Discover the many depictions of the cross for tattoo inspiration.

Getting a Job When You're Tattooed and Pierced - How to Write an Impressive Resume
First impressions always matter when looking for a job, but especially when you're tattooed and pierced. This article illustrates how to write an impressive resume and cover letter that catches the eye of potential employers and features you as a star candidate for the job. Page 2.

Tips for Body Modification Job Seekers
Employers often have a difficult time looking beyond our tattoos, piercings and other body art to see the person underneath, so we have to go the extra mile to stand out in a positive way when applying for a job. This article explains in detail how to fill out and submit a job application and make a great impression from the start.

Tattoos & Body Piercings
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Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Alternatives and Treatment
Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of latex and rubber allergies. Alternatives to latex gloves and specific application to those in the body art industry.

What it's Like to Walk into the Tattoo Studio
Are you nervous about entering a tattoo shop for the first time? Are you afraid the people won't be nice? Or that you'll make an impulsive decision that you'll later regret? Find out what other people experienced the first time they ever visited a tattoo shop.

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Gift Ideas for your Tattoo or Piercing Artist
While preparing for the holidays by buying gifts to show appreciation for the people who have made a difference in your life, don't forget your tattoo and piercing artists. Giving a gift of thanks doesn't have to be big, complicated or expensive. Here are some simple ideas that are sure to please.

Tattoo or Piercing Apprenticeship Contract
If you're entering into an agreement to either provide or receive training as a tattoo or piercing artist, you should always write up a legal contract to protect both parties. This article explains how to write the contract so it is legally binding and what needs to be covered in the text of the document.

Tattoos in Foreign Languages You Can't Read
If you don't speak or read the language of the tattoo you're getting, how do you know it says what you think it does? Avoid embarrassing mistakes by following these suggestions.

How Many Piercings Fit on an Ear Lobe
Ear Piercings - Is it possible to fit multiple piercings on the soft tissue of the ear lobe before running into cartilage?

Body Modification Stereotypes
It is our job to change the world's perception of body art. Are you doing your part to break the stereotype?

Untrained Tattoo Artists aka Scratchers
Do-It-Yourself-At-Home kits have brought an onslaught of untrained tattooists hacking up the masses. They fight for their right to tattoo, but should be getting their education instead.

Rotating Jewelry While a Piercing is Healing
Piercing Healing, Should body jewelry be rotated during cleaning or not? Get the answer to this question.

Piercings with Sensitive Skin
Sensitive Skin, will it be possible for you to get a nose piercing if you have sensitive skin? What if your ear piercings always get infected? Does that mean you can't get anything pierced?

Hair Growth and Tattoo Appearance
Tattoo FAQ: Hair and Tattoos - Can hair affect the appearance of a tattoo? What can you do to prevent a hairy tattoo?

MRI Scans When You Have a Tattoo
Tattoo FAQ - Tattoos and MRI Scans. Why do some doctors say you can't have an MRI if you have a tattoo? Is it something about the ink that inhibits the use of an MRI machine?

Outlining vs Shading Tattoo Pain
Tattoo FAQ - Tattoo Pain. When getting a tattoo, which hurts most the outlining or the shading?

Tips for Choosing a Booty Tattoo
Hi,Dear Bottoms Up, This is such a curious question. But rest assured you're in good company with a butt tattoo.In fact, some say butt tattoos are quickly becoming a stylish new tattoo trend. Many people remember Cher donning her sexy fishnets onstage with nothing more than a high cut bodysuit, revealing her two cheek, flower butt tattoos. How can Cher be wrong?

Dandelion Flock of Birds Tattoo Symbolsim
Blow the thistles of your dreams into the universe, and watch as a feather then takes flight and turns into a flock of birds. Does this mean your wishes will come true? Perhaps! You can dream.

Retouch or Redesign Your Old Ink
old tattoos. Tattoos & Body Piercings.

Effects of Shampoo/Conditioner on New Tattoo


Nipple Piercing Forum Discussion
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Itching and Swelling after the Tattoo Heals
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Repiercing a Closed-up Hole
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Effects of the Sun on Your Tattoo
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Nipple Piercing Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask
When it comes to body piercings, nipple piercings seem to create the largest amount of questions, especially for women. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about nipple piercings and answers to help you understand them better.

Getting Tattooed (Top Reasons People Do It)
Tattoos are rich in history and there are many reasons people get tattooed. Learn the history and common practices of this body art.

Tattoo and Piercing Aftercare Contradictions - Page 2
Aftercare advice varies greatly from one tattoo or piercing artist to the next - find out why there is so much difference and what you should do. Page 2.

Tattoo and Piercing Aftercare Product Contradictions
Why there are so many different tattoo care products and forms of aftercare advice, as well as information on how to know who you should listen to.

Tattoo Symbols Meanings - Intro and Religious Symbols
When looking for a tattoo design, the question of symbolism often comes into play. If you've wondered what the meanings are to many commonly seen designs, you're not alone.

The Use of Saran Plastic Wrap on Fresh New Tattoos
Peggy Sucher, a member of the A.P.T. - Alliance of Professional Tattooists - guest wrote this very important safety advisory about the use of plastic wrap on new tattoos. Find out how it got started, why this is such a dangerous practice and why you, as a client or artist, should demand better.

Top Picks - Body Art Tattoo Magazines
Top 8 Tattoo and Body Art Related Magazines. Includes full product reviews of the top magazines.

Obsessive Ink 3D Tattoo Web App Review
This relatively simple but handy web application allows you to preview a tattoo design on a 3D avatar created in your likeness. My review will tell you the pros and cons of this program.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Sugar Skull Tattoos - Mexican Day of the Dead History
The sugar skull is a popular icon in the tattoo culture, but it comes from an ancient Mexican holiday known as Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. Learn the significance of the sugar skull as part of this celebration and how it is used in modern times.

Sugar Skulls - History, Significance, and Modern Day Tattoos
The sugar skull is a popular icon in the tattoo culture, but it comes from an ancient Mexican holiday known as Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. Learn the significance of the sugar skull as part of this celebration and how it is used in modern times. Page 2.

What Makes a Good Tattoo Artist?
If you think you have what it takes to become a tattoo artist, take a look at these requirements and see if you truly have the skills to meet up.

What Makes a Good Tattoo Artist - Competition and Meeting Up
If you want to be a tattoo artist, then you'd better take a look at what you're up against. See some examples of the best tattoo artists from around the world and find out what it takes to become one of them. Page 2.

Cross-Contamination Prevention Overview
Professional tattoo and piercing artists spend months learning about how to protect themselves and their clients from the spread of bacteria, infection, and disease. If your artist isn't following the meticulous set of rules laid out for body art professionals, would you know? Stop putting your trust in strangers and learn how to protect yourself.

Semi-Permanent Tattoos Myth Debunked
Despite the rumors that there is a kind of semi-permanent tattoo that only lasts a few months or years, it's nothing more than a scam.

Inspiration: Dragon Art for Tattoo Ideas
If you are wanting a dragon tattoo and need ideas for the design, this feature will help you in your search. View many different kinds of dragon pictures from around the Net.

DIY Body Piercing - Better Left to Professionals
People seem to have no problem going to a professional for stitches or a root canal. But when it comes to sticking a needle through their body, the urge to do it themselves is irresistible. Here is why body modifications should be left to the professionals.

How Long Will It Take Until My Tattoo Heals?
How long will your new tattoo take to heal, and what sort of aftercare products are you using? This guide will help explain the tattoo healing process and advise you can achieve a beautiful tattoo with individual effort and attention.

Choose a Tattoo Design
a simple how to on choosing a design for your new tattoo and where to look for examples and pictures.

Diabetes and Tattoos - Is It Safe to Get a Tattoo?
Medical tattoos such as a diabetes tattoo help raise awareness while affirming positive lifestyle changes.

Interview with Ink Master's Clint Cummings
Don't mess with Texas tattoo artist and Ink Master contestant Clint Cummings. He has Mohawk, he's covered in cool tattoos, and the guys got talent. Read the exclusive interview.

Top 10 Favorite Edge, Fantasy, Pinup and Surreal Artists
Body modification enthusiasts obviously love art, but our favorite artists are quite different from the typical collector and you probably won't find any of these paintings at your local estate auction. Here's a list of the top ten artists typically preferred by those with a taste for things more on the edge. If you're looking for a gift idea, this list will be very helpful to you.

Tattoo Symbols (Ancient Egyptian, West African, Tribal)
Part 3 of 4 - this page deals with symbols found in ancient and modern cultural societies.

Tattoos - Best Time of the Year to Get Tattooed
Find out when the best time of the year to get tattooed is and why. Most people think it's during the summertime, but this is not true.

Most Replicated Female Celebrity Tattoos
What do Angelina Jolie, Nicole Richie and Rihanna all have in common? They have copied tattoos. From a rosary, to Buddhist prayers and a hush, take a look at the most replicated female celebrity tattoos and get inspired for a design all of your own.

Symbol Tattoos
Interested in a small, symbolic tattoo? Looking for potential ideas for your new ink? Read on for suggestions and expert advice.

Meaningful Inner Wrist Tattoo Ideas
Find creative ideas for small symbol tattoos that have personal meaning for placement on your inner wrist. Size limitations will play a role in choosing your image.

Body Art Friendly Companies and Employers – Forever 21
Looking for body-art-friendly employers? On this page, find out about one retailer that is known to make employees with visible body art welcome.

When Body Art Becomes a Health Risk
When getting a tattoo or piercing could cause serious health damage, it's time to use some common sense and make an informed decision.

When Body Art Becomes a Health Risk (Pt. 2)
Use your common sense and make an informed decision when getting a tattoo or piercing that has the potential to cause serious health damage. Page 2.

Is it Safe for a Diabetic to Get a Tattoo?
Is it okay for a person with diabetes to get a tattoo? There isn't really a simple yes or no answer, because there are a lot of variables that have to be considered. This article explains those variables to help both diabetics and tattoo artists determine if getting a tattoo is a safe option.

Diabetics and Tattoos - Important Information
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Hood Piercing Leads to Romance?
Victoria gets her clit hood pierced and shares her sensual experience with a friend who went along for moral support.

Best Reasons to NOT Get a Tattoo (Top 10)
As an avid fan of body art, why would I discourage anyone from getting a tattoo? Well, there are some circumstances under which a person really shouldn't get tattooed - at least not yet - and here's the top list of those reasons you should probably wait.

Tattoo Removal Options and Alternatives
Tattoo removal is often sought by those who regret their tattoos or have had a severe reaction to the pigment. If you have a tattoo that you wish to have partially or completely removed, you should first consider your options and decide which method might be best for you, and keep in mind that there are also alternatives to removal that are less painful and expensive.

Can Tattoos Really Be Removed?
There are a lot of tattoo removal creams that claim to work but are they false claims? Read some experiences from people who have tried these products and what they think of the results. Also, there is one last option to those not wanting the pain and expense of tattoo removal. Page 2.

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Where Should I Get My First Tattoo?
If you are planning your first tattoo, you may be wondering where to put it. Here's a brief overview that will help with tattoo placement.

Taurus Tattoo Ideas
Make no bull about it, there are many inspiring Taurus tattoo ideas. You don't have to commit to an animal to honor your earth sign. Let's take a look at what rages inside the Taurus and find a few suggestions that will make you go red.

Astrology Tattoos
The best part about astrology tattoos is that you're least likely to regret them. Rather than a name tattoo to symbolize lovers, or a quote or a verse tattoo you may grow tired of, an astrology tattoo will have lifelong sentiment without being obvious what or who it even symbolizes. Should a bad breakup with your lover occur, there's a one out of twelve chance you'll meet another with her sign.If you have children, tattooing their astrology signs on your body means you'll carry a little part of their existence on your body forever, no matter where they are in this universe.

Tattoos, Piercings, and Blood Donation Effects
Having a recent tattoo or piercing can affect your ability to donate blood or plasma in some states. If the ability to donate blood or plasma is important, you'll want to consider this before getting tattooed or pierced.

Will a Stretched Ear Shrink Back if the Jewelry is Removed?
Will a stretched piercing shrink back to normal size if the jewelry is removed? The answer to this question depends on a number of factors.

All About Tongue Piercing Care and Healing
Tongue piercings are very popular, but can cause a lot of problems if you're not well-informed before you get one. Find out what you need to know before getting a tongue piercing.

Tattoos/Body Piercings
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Interview with Ink Master Joey
Currently living, working and tattooing in Las Vegas Nevada, Joey Hamilton has seen his share of bright lights. But now the spotlight is on him as it very well should be. After winning the title of Ink Master on SPIKE TV's tattooing competition, Joey shares a bit about his experience in the hot seat.

Meet Kitty Crystal
Artist, tattoo model, and actress Kitty Crystal shares what makes her the purrfect female role model in twenty revealing questions.

Meet Kitty Crystal
Artist, tattoo model, and actress Kitty Crystal shares what makes her the purrfect female role model in twenty revealing questions.

Tattoo Basics
Tattoo basics from start to finish along with proper aftercare and safety precautions.

Body Piercing and Modification
Explore the world of body piercing and extreme modification From clit piercings to corset piercings, gain invaluable advice and get expert tips for this unique form of body expression.

Body Mods Index - Branding and Other Extreme Body Mods
Branding is a form of body art that involves burning an image into the skin. Because this procedure is potentially dangerous, it's important that you seek out an experienced professional and know exactly what to expect. These pages will provide you with some necessary information.

Scarification - Extreme Body Modifications for Ritual and Pleasure
Scarification involves cutting in image into the skin and purposely irritating the wound to encourage scarring during the healing process. Due to the fact that this is potentially dangerous, it is very important that you seek out a skilled professional and learn what to expect.

Henna and Mehndi Galleries, Pictures, Photos
Links to henna and mehandi galleries of finished art.

Body Painting - Temporary Body Art
Body painting is a form of art that is just as enjoyable to view as it is to do. If you're looking for examples of painted bodies or where to start to try body painting yourself, these resources will head you in the right direction.

Articles written about permanent cosmetic tattoos
Listing of sites that provide information and pictures dealing with permanent cosmetics.

What you should know about permanent cosmetics safety
Listing of sites that provide information about safety dealing with permanent cosmetics.

Where to find institutes and technicians for permanent cosmetics
Listing of sites that provide information and pictures dealing with permanent cosmetics.

Temporary - Paint on and Stick on Tattoos for Kids and Adults
Temporary tattoos aren't just for kids anymore, and they don't just come in cartoons either. There's a wide variety of designs out there for the young and young at heart. Here's some places you can find temporary tattoos and kits.

How Much Are Tattoos?
Many people wonder how much are tattoos before heading to the shop to get inked. While it is normal to keep an affordable budget in mind, if you're solely basing your tattoo artist and design decision on your pocketbook, you may end up paying even more with regret.

Tattoos and Pain - How Much Does it Really Hurt?
How much does getting a tattoo really hurt? Find out how to put the pain into perspective and overcome needle fear.

New Tattoos and Swimming (How Long to Wait)
After getting a tattoo, how long should you wait before you go swimming? Get the answer here.

Infected Piercings and Jewelry Removal
If you have an infected piercing, should you remove the jewelry? Mild infections can be treated easily enough at home. If it's just a little irritated, slightly red or warm, you can try a few things to clear it up on your own:

Tattoos and Sun Tanning (Why UV Rays are Bad)
If you have tattoos you want to keep looking nice, you might want to think twice before you sunbathe or visit the tanning bed. Learn how to achieve your tanning goals and still keep your tattoos safe.

Tipping Tattoo or Piercing Artists (Do I Have To?)
Maybe you've never thought about handing your tattoo or piercing artist an extra tip, or maybe you have wondered if you should. Learn about appropriate tipping of your artist.

Getting Name Tattoos - Good or Bad Idea?
If you're thinking of getting someone's name tattooed on your body, there are some things you need to consider no matter how much you think you will love them forever.

Itchy or Bumpy Tattoos (And How to Treat Them)
Help in pinpointing the cause of itchy, bumpy and raised tattoos and how to alleviate the discomfort.

Piercing Bumps Growths Cysts Keloids and Infections
If you have a growth on or around a new piercing, it's very normal to be concerned. Small or large, growths are not normal although they do occur quite often. Most people automatically assume that their growth is a keloid, but the majority of these cases are not keloids. This article help you tell the difference and determine your next step of action.

Nostril Piercings Info and Healing Guide
Nostril piercings are very simple without much pain. It's the healing time that can be difficult because of all the germs and bacteria that are ever-present in the nose. Find out how to avoid and treat common nose piercing problems.

Guide to Helix Piercings and Helix Variations
Helix piercings are any type of piercing along the rim of the ear cartilage. Learn about helix piercings and its variations such as the anti-helix and helix orbital.

Nape Piercings Definition and Info Guide
Nape piercings are a type of surface piercing and aren't suitable for everyone, so learn all about them before deciding whether or not this is a good option for you.

Rejection and Migration - Body Piercing Difficulties
Rejection and migration are two common difficulties associated with body piercing. Understand the difference between the two terms, and learn how to prevent or handle a migrating or rejected piercing.

Tattoo Etiquette and Disrespectful Clients
When a tattoo artist makes a mistake, it becomes headline news. But most tattoo artists deal with a lot of annoying clients on a daily basis and no one ever pays attention. Here are some pearls of wisdom from a tattoo artist on the edge.

Beginner's Guide to Getting a Tattoo
Where to start and what to do about getting your first tattoo. Answers to commonly asked questions, and lifesaving information you didn't even know you needed.

Owl Tattoo Meanings, Design and Placement Ideas
Many people tattoo animals for both their significance and personal meaning. Birds in particular are a wise choice if you want a whimsical design. However, of all the birds in the wild there is only one who is the wisest, and that is the owl. Are you considering an owl tattoo?

Getting a Tattoo - Beginner's Information Guide
If you want to get a tattoo, there are things you need to know first so that you get a clean and safe tattoo. This beginner's guide to getting a tattoo will provide you with the information you need.

Body Piercing Aftercare and Sea Salt Soaks
If you have a new piercing or an older piercing that's experiencing some problems like showing signs of irritation or infection, sea salt soaks can be a great remedy and pain relief. Find out who can benefit from sea salt treatments, when it's best to do them, how it works and how to do a sea salt soak properly.

Om (Aum) Symbol Tattoo Meaning Explanation
What is the popular symbol known as Om (Aum) and what does it mean?

Penis Tattoos (Why and Other Questions)
Are you considering a penis tattoo? This tattoo placement conjures up a variety of thoughts, along with questions. Do you have to be erect for a penis tattoo? What are some design ideas? Never opt for a penis tattoo for your first tattoo, rather build up your pain tolerance and knowledge with these facts.

Tattoo Healing and Scabbing (Is It Normal to Scab)
Is a scabbing tattoo normal? Is it safe to pick a scab? I don't know why we feel this uncontrollable urge to dig at our scabs, even if it causes pain or bleeding, but it seems to be something ingrained in our psyche.

How To Become a Successful Tattoo Artist
If you want to become a tattoo artist, there's a little more to it than just learning how to operate a tattoo machine. These quick tips will get you started in the right direction to becoming a professional and successful tattoo artist.

Foot Tattoo Aftercare Instructions and Tips
Not all tattoos are created equal, and neither are the methods required to heal them properly. Some demand extra TLC due to size, location, and/or your body’s ability to heal. Foot tattoos are one of the most difficult to heal for some, and others shy away from getting a foot tattoo because they’re afraid it will be a horrible experience. This article will help you overcome those obstacles.

Elephant Tattoo Meanings and Placement Ideas
Elephants never forget, and their old age gifts them with admirable wisdom. Humans can learn so much about life, solitude and love when studying how this ancient mammal carries their weight no matter how heavy, with such remarkable grace and beauty.

How Weight and Body Fluctuations Can Affect Your Tattoo
If you lose or gain weight, lift weights or become ill, these bodily changes can affect our tattoos. This article explores the different changes, how they may affect your ink, and what you can do (if anything) to prevent damage and image distortion.

Tragus and Anti-Tragus Ear Piercing Guide
Tragus piercings are very attractive, but a lot of people feel that they're very painful since the cartilage is so thick. Find out how much it hurts and many other important facts about tragus piercings.

First Wrist Tattoo Pain and Safety Level
Are you interested in wrist tattoos? Whether it's your first tattoo and you're wondering how painful a wrist tattoo is, or you just need design inspiration, read on!

Popular Tattoo Art Styles (Top Five)
Discover a few different types of tattoo art styles before getting inked. With some self-exploration you can decide between an old school tattoo, Asian, biomechanical or fine line black and grey portrait tattoo.

Monroe Piercings Definition and Care Guide
Monroe piercings actually have several names; they are also sometimes referred to as a Chrome Crawford, Madonna, or Beauty Mark, but they are all essentially the same piercing with possible minor differences, which are explained here.

Nipple Piercing Pricing (Overall Investment)
A brief overview on what you can expect your nipple piercing to cost and a ballpark on the general fees associated with the procedure.

Eyebrow Piercings Info and Care Guide
Eyebrow piercings are probably the most common among facial piercings. Find out what you should know about eyebrow piercings before you get one.

Tattoo Times (How Long Does It Take)
Rather than just wonder how much do tattoos cost, many people aren't quite sure how long a tattoo takes. Here's a brief overview of what to expect while completing your tattoo design.

Smiley Frenulum Piercings Info Guide
Frenulum piercings refer to three possible oral piercings - this page provides information about the upper lip frenulum piercings known as a Smiley or Scrumper.

Snake Bite Piercings Information Guide
Snake bite piercings are one of several different lip piercing styles. Learn about snake bites and how to care for them properly.

Small Symbol Tattoos and Their Meanings
From hearts and crowns to small zodiac designs, there are plenty of small symbol tattoos with meaning.

Body Piercings - Popular Styles and Types
Overview of various body modification piercing styles.

Tongue Frenulum (Web) Piercing Guide
Frenulum piercings refer to three possible oral piercings - this page explains what a tongue frenulum piercing is and what you need to know before getting one.

Tattoos and MRI Scans - Are You at Risk?
Many people with tattoos will eventually face the need of an MRI scan for some sort of medical diagnosis. I get a lot of emails from concerned adults who wonder if their tattoos may interfere with their ability to get an MRI. After much research and discussing this issue with several tattoo artists, MRI patients and an MRI technician, it is time to lay this question to rest.

Piercing Bumps and Sores (How to Get Rid Of)
Piercing Bumps, If you have a bump or sore around your piercing, it is more than likely not a keloid and it is easily removable. Find out what it could be and how to get rid of it.

Lip Piercings Info Guide (Upper and Lower)
Standard lip piercings are pretty simple. It can be a single piercing or multiple piercings - there are no rules. But there are some things you need to know before deciding to get a lip piercing so that you don't ruin your teeth and gums.

Cheek (Dimple) Piercings Info Guide
Cheek piercings create the illusion of dimples on the face of the one who wears them, but they can be problematic. Find out how to protect yourself against gum recession and infection.

Henna Tattooing Symbols and Meanings
Celebrate a rite of passage or Blessingway with henna.

Where Should I Get My First Tattoo?
If you are planning your first tattoo, you may be wondering where to put it. Here's a brief overview that will help with tattoo placement.

Proper Tattoo Aftercare Guide and Tips
Tattoo aftercare tips and advice.

Belly Button Piercings Information Guide
Learn about belly button piercings and get your questions answered about pain, healing, and jewelry options.

Deciding Tattoo Placement Guide and Tips
Whether you're deciding on your first or your fifth tattoo, you may be considering your design placement.

Tramp Stamp Tattoos on Women (Debunking the Rumors)
Is it true that women who have tattoos on their lower backs are sexually promiscuous? This article explores the widespread claims that there is a scientific correlation between lumbar tattoos and immoral behavior in women.

Labret and Lowbret Piercings Guide and Tips
Labret piercings are one of the most popular facial piercings, but also can cause a lot of problems to your teeth and gums if it's not done right or you don't know the warning signs.

Nipple Piercings Guide (Things to Consider)
This guide informs readers about nipple piercings for both men and women. It discusses pain, aftercare, and healing difficulties. Jewelry recommendations and answers to many common questions about nipple piercings are provided as well.

How to Get a Tattoo or Piercing Apprenticeship
Finding a good apprenticeship requires an alert and cunning hunter. Lay your traps, prepare your bait, and ready your weapons for the hunt of a lifetime.

Find a Piercing Apprenticeship - Learning to Pierce
Getting a piercing apprenticeship requires you to stand out in a very large crowd. Here's how to do it. Page 2.

Healing Tattoos Leaking Fluid Causes
Tattoo FAQ: Will a healing tattoo leak clear pus, if it is infected? Know what the warning signs of true infection are and what symptoms are not cause for concern.

Philtrum Medusa Piercings Guide and Healing Time
Medusa piercings are one of several possible piercings of the upper lip. Find out how it differs from other lip piercings and what you should know about them before getting one.

How to Design, Draw and Sell Your Tattoo Flash Art
This article covers how to go about designing tattoo flash art for sale and how to attract buyers for your art.

Forum Discussion - White Substance Squeezes Out From Old Piercing Holes
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Body Piercing - the Gun vs. the Needle
In many areas, even children can have their ears pierced in a professional studio instead of being pierced with the gun. This is safer, less painful, and less traumatic to the child. Page 2.

Female Genital Piercings and Sexual Issues
There seems to be some confusion about just how much a piercing can actually enhance the sexual experience. Part 1 of this mini-series addresses female genital piercings and how they may or may not affect sexual stimulation.

Piercing Guns Versus the Needle (Why the Gun Is Bad)
Professional piercing artists want to see an end to the piercing gun and mall store piercers. Find out why the gun is so dangerous.

How to Find Talented Tattoo Artists Tips and Guide
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The following tongue piercing tips can help you decide whether you want a pierced tongue and help you care for it after the procedure.

Tattoo Slang Terms
Ever wonder what those funny slang terms you hear in a tattoo shop mean?

Hand Tattoo Information, Care, and Design Ideas
Are you considering a hand tattoo?