Tattoos & Body Piercings Sitemap - Page 5 2016-09-26

Do Body Piercings Set Off Metal Detectors?
Coming across a security metal detector can be ominous if you have piercings you don't want anyone else to know about. What are the chances your piercing will set off the alarm?

Lip Piercings Common Questions Answered
Learn the facts about lip and labret body piercings, including stretching, jewelry and pain advice.

Teen Tattoos or Piercings (Convincing the Parents)
You want a tattoo or piercing really bad, but Mom and Dad say no. How can you convince them to let you get it done? Here are some helpful hints for reasoning with the folks.

MRSA and Tattoos - What are the Risks?
When you go to get a tattoo (or piercing) are you at risk for the deadly superbug? Get the facts and know how to protect yourself.

Memorial Tattoos for Passed Loved Ones (Design Ideas)
When a loved one passes away, you may decide to get a tattoo to honor them. Because this is a tattoo dedicated to someone else and should reflect their personality rather than your own, you should take time to consider a design that appropriately memorializes them.

Clavicle Piercings Guide
Clavicle piercings are also known as Madison piercings - find out where that name came from and learn important information about clavicle piercings before you decide to get one.

Top Three Styles of Tree Tattoos
There are 3 styles of tree tattoos that are timeless and can connect anyone to the earth, their spirit and family through depiction of their branches. Consider a tree of life tattoo, a celtic design or a cherry blossom branch for tree tattoo inspiration.

Quote Tattoos - 6 Cool Quote Tattoo Ideas
From prison tattoos to name tattoos, the following list of five phrases are cool enough to ink eternally.

Does a Tattoo Artist Need to Be Certified?
Tattoo FAQ Do tattoo artists have to have some kind of special licensing or certification?

Why Pre-Teens and Minors Shouldn't Get Tattoos or Piercings
If you're underage and wanting a tattoo or piercing, this is why you really just ought to wait until you're old enough.

How to Cope With the Pain of a First Tattoo
Advice and tips for dealing with discomfort during the tattoo process.

Barbell Body Jewelry - Internal vs. External Threads
Understanding the difference between internally and externally threaded body jewelry can have an impact on your health. Find out why one is recommended over the other.

Piercing Stretching and Gauging Safety Guide
If you're interested in stretching a piercing, there are things you need to know before you make a final decision. This article discusses the best and worst ways to stretch a piercing and provides suggestions on how to determine if stretching is the right choice for you.

Guide to Corset Piercings - Definition
Corset piercings are a little more precarious than other types of surface piercings, and require special skill to prevent rejection and migration. This page discusses how corset piercings are done and what can give them a better chance at longevity.

Wedding Ring Finger Tattoos Considerations
Wedding ring finger tattoos are a popular and permanent token of love

Star Tattoos
If you're fond of the night sky, tattooing stars is just one way you can celebrate your celestial spirit. From zodiac and astrological sign patterns, reach for the stars with these tattoo ideas.

Mermaid Tattoos - Symbolism and Meanings
Learn the top five history and legends of mermaids before you ink a mermaid tattoo.

Genital Piercing Q&A with Elayne Angel
Master Piercer and APP President Elayne Angel spills the facts about clit and penis genital piercings.

Half Moon Tattoos
Celestial moon tattoos are a magical and enchanting choice for anyone who wants to ink the influences of goddesses and mythology.

5 Strange and Bad Tattoos
These 5 strange and bad tattoos prove that somebody out there is crazy enough to not only pick a bad design, but to tattoo it as well. Avoid inked regret and costly tattoo removal by thinking twice before getting a bad tattoo.

How to Create a Portfolio to Find a Tattoo Apprenticeship
If you want to be a tattoo artist, you need to find an apprenticeship so you can be trained. But finding an apprenticeship is just like trying to find a job - you have to make a good impression. One of the ways you can impress a prospective mentor is with a great art portfolio. This how-to will show you what you need to create one and what not to do that could hurt your chances at getting an apprenticeship.

Lower Back Tattoos - Ideas and Celebrity Examples
Go ahead and say it. Tramp stamp. Fix it or change it, but don't own the name unless it fits.

Tattoos - How Bad Does It Hurt?
Does it hurt to get a tattoo? If you're thinking of getting inked, you're likely wondering if you can tolerate the pain factor.

Full Disclosure - Being Honest With Your Tattoo Artist
If you have a medical condition or are on prescription medication, you are required to reveal that to your artist before getting a tattoo or piercing.

Tattoos and Piercings - Job Discrimination
Tattoo FAQ - Tattoos, Piercings, and jobs. What should you do if you're discriminated against at your current job or can't get a job because of your body mods? Find out what your rights are and whether or not you have a legal leg to stand on.

What Is a Tattoo?
From your first tattoo to your last tattoo, tell the history of your life with a tattoo from a talented artist.

About Tattoo Sleeves - Things to Consider
Tattoo sleeves are a popular design idea for both men and women. Learn all about arm tattoos and decide if a full sleeve is right for you.

Top 5 Tribal Design Tattoos
Discover the top 5 tribal style tattoos and rituals throughout the world.

Conch and Conch Orbital Piercing Info Guide
Conch piercings are located on the back wall of the ear cartilage. Since cartilage piercings require special care to avoid serious problems, you should learn all you can about them before you decide to get one.

Stretched Ear Lobe Gauges (Can They Shrink Back?)
If you've had ear gauges, or stretched a piercing, but want it to shrink back, there are a few things to consider to figure out whether or not that is possible.

Nipple Piercing Facts and Care
Common facts and how to properly care for a new nipple body piercing.

Hand and Face Tattoos (Why Artists Refuse to Do Them)
Many studios have policies against doing tattoos on the hands, feet or face. Some artists feel strongly enough about it to turn down potential business by refusing to do this type of tattoo. But what is the big deal?

Tattoos: No Hands, No Feet, No Face – Why?
If you are sure you are prepared to handle the responsibility of a hand, foot or facial tattoo, finding an artist willing to do it may be difficult. Here are some things you can do. Page 2.

Foot Tattoo Pain and Healing Experience
After having my foot tattooed for the first time a few days ago, I have a whole new appreciation for foot ink. Read about my experience and consider this thought - are body art enthusiasts masochistic because they go back for more ink, knowing it's going to hurt? This article explores foot tattoos, pain issues and mental stability.

Ta Moko Maori Tattoo - When Imitation is an Insult
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In some cases, this is true. But there are situations when imitation is actually an insult, not flattery. Maori Ta Moko is one of those situations.

How Long Should You Wait Between Tattoos?
You've likely heard that tattoos are addictive, and you're ready to prove it as you quickly book your next artist appointment while still in the chair. Whether you're working on a full body project, or you're just excited to nail down that next design and placement, you'll want to wait until your body is ready for it's next session. How soon is too soon?

Name Tattoos - Your Own, or a Loved One's Name
Whether it be a black and grey script tattoo or an old school heart with Mom's name tattooed in the middle, show your eternal love with some ink.

What to do If you Lose or Swallow Your Body Jewelry
Losing or swallowing part or all of a barbell, CBR or other piece of body jewelry is very common but can still result in a moment of panic. Learn ways to save your piercing and find out what to do if you accidentally swallow your jewelry.

First Time Getting a Tattoo Guide (FAQ)
From healing your first tattoo to how much do tattoos cost, this first time tattoo FAQ answers many questions for those considering their first body art piece.

Nipple Piercings Pain and Other Helpful Info (FAQ)
If you're considering a nipple piercing, you can officially join the ranks of many who have opted for this location for a body piercing. The erotic placement of a nipple piercings makes it a ppular body modification for both men and women.

Popular Tattoo Styles and Ideas Guide
From American Traditional to Bio-Mechanical and New School tattoos, there are plenty of tattoo art styles from which to inspire.

Personal Tattoo Designing Guide (How to Design Own)
How to Design Your Own Tattoo. Tattoos / Body Piercings.

5 Wrist Tattoo Designs
Wrist tattoos are popular for good reason, they add a major dose of personality yet can mostly be covered up, offering the sometimes best of both worlds. Ideas for wrist tattoos include crosses, compasses and affirmations. Take a look at 5 cool wrist tattoo designs.

Black Henna Tattoos (The Dangers Of)
Henna is a natural substance that, when applied to the skin as a paste, leaves behind a beautiful brownish-colored stain that wears away after a couple of weeks. But black henna is much different and can be extremely dangerous. Find out why.

Question of the Week: New Tattoo & Swimming
Q: I am an avid swimmer, but I have intentions of getting a tattoo tommorow. After I get the tattoo, how long should I wait before I can swim in our local pool

Sternum Piercings Guide - Tattoos and Body Piercings
Sternum piercings, also called cleavage piercings because of their location, are highly subject to migration and rejection. Learn about how to give your sternum piercing the best chance at successful healing.

Daith Piercing Definition
Daith piercings are on the cartilage of the ear and easily confused with other cartilage piercings. Learn about the rook and how it compares to other ear piercings.

Rook Piercing Info Guide and Healing Time
Rook piercings are one of many different ear cartilage piercings. See how the rook differs from others, which can help you decide which piercing is best for you.

Spiritual Tattoos
Poems, buddhist scripture, the lotus flower and the cross are all symbols that can be used to create a meaningful spiritual tattoo.

Flower Tattoo Symbolism and Inspiration
A feminine and flowery peek at tattoo meanings.

Pin Up Girl Tattoos - History and Info
The history of old school pin-up models and tattoo designs.

The Gift of Ink - Tips for Giving a Tattoo as a Present
You might be thinking of giving that special someone in your life the gift of a tattoo for Christmas, a birthday or other significant holiday or occasion. As a fan of body art myself, I would consider this the perfect present. There are a few things, however, that you should consider before taking this step so your gift of love doesn't land you in the doghouse.

Should I Shave My Arms to Show Off My Tattoo Sleeves?
So long as you have an understanding that your body art will fade over time, and that body hair will hinder the brightness and visibility of your tattoo and its small details, you can make educated choices in both tattoo placement and tattoo aftercare and protection.

Tattooing Over Scars
Designs with large

Quotes and Phrases for Feather Tattoos
The following quote suggestions and inspirations will offer additional meaning to your feather tattoo artwork. Page 5.

Quotes and Phrases for Feather Tattoos
The following quote suggestions and inspirations will offer additional meaning to your feather tattoo artwork. Page 5.

Quotes and Phrases for Feather Tattoos
The following quote suggestions and inspirations will offer additional meaning to your feather tattoo artwork. Page 5.

Quotes and Phrases for Feather Tattoos
The following quote suggestions and inspirations will offer additional meaning to your feather tattoo artwork. Page 5.

Quotes and Phrases for Feather Tattoos
The following quote suggestions and inspirations will offer additional meaning to your feather tattoo artwork. Page 5.

Top Five Wish and Luck Tattoo Designs
Go ahead and cast a spell with one of these top 5 wish and luck tattoo designs. Let nothing be too great if your heart so desires. From dandelion tattoos to horseshoes, close your eyes to a dreamy tattoo design or ink something steadfast and masculine like an Irish crest.

Flash Faux Pas and Tattoo Etiquette - Be Creative and Don't Copy!
Too many people are lazy when it comes to choosing their tattoo design. They rely too heavily on flash and will pick something right off the wall in a matter of minutes because they like it.

Flash Faux Pas Part 2 - Copying Isn't Cool
Part 2 - Copying someone else's tattoo is a very serious mistake. Find out why. Page 2.

How to Fix the World's Worst Tattoo
If you've made an inked mistake, you may need to fix it. The following ideas can help you decide the best path in how to cover up or remove the world's worst tattoo.

Different Types of Body Jewelry Materials - Glass and Plastics
If you're trying to decide on what kind of body jewelry to buy, there are some things you need to know about the types of materials they are made from. This page deals with glass and plastic body jewelry. Page 2.

Organic Body Jewelry Making Materials
Organic body jewelry includes items made of wood, bone, horn, ivory (tusk) and stone. This article discusses whether or not these materials are safe to wear, what restrictions should be heeded and how to clean and care for your organic body jewelry. Page 3.

Body Piercing Jewelry Making Materials
Body jewelry can be and is made of many different raw materials. Some materials are more conducive to healing a new piercing, while others are only recommended for well-established piercings or short-term wear. It’s important that you familiarize yourself with the choices you have before you purchase body jewelry, as they are not all alike.

Some Tongue Piercing Facts and History
Learn a few interesting facts about a tongue piercing, made popular by APP President and Body Modification expert, Elayne Angel.

Importance of Autoclave Sterilization in Tattoo Shops
What is autoclave sterilization, and how do you know if a tattoo studio is adhering to safety standards?

Body Mods in the Workplace - Company Dress Codes
Finding employment when you have piercings or tattoos can be difficult when prejudice is so abundant. Employers have even gone as far as requiring workers to cover up piercings with tacky band aids. How do they justify this, and how can you protect yourself from discrimination?

QOW: Stretching a Prince Albert Piercing
Question: I've had an 8 gauge Prince Albert piercing for 3 weeks. It seems to have healed nicely, but I'm still keeping it clean. My question is, how long do I

Forum Discussion: Did Bad Advice Ruin Tattoo?
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Does Getting a Tattoo Hurt?
FAQ - does getting a tattoo hurt?

Foo Dog Tattoo Symbolism and History
Is it a lion? Is it a dog? Learn everything you need to know about the mythical

Tattoos and Keloids: What to Do if You Have a Keloid
What is a keloid? Keloids are actual scar tissue that forms because the body over-defends itself as a result of trauma, surgical incisions, or piercings. What can you do if one developes?

Discussion: Laser Hair Removal Over a Tattoo?
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Guide to Getting a Bridge Piercing
A bridge piercing, also called an Erl, is a horizontal bar across the bridge of the nose. It's been said that it will draw your eyes to the center of your nose and make you cross-eyed; could that really happen or is it just a rumor?

Is It Okay to Tattoo Over Stretch Marks?
Is it okay to tattoo over stretch marks? It's very possible that you can get them tattooed over with success. However, deep or dark lines are

How Do You Get the Beads Back in CBR Hoop Rings?
If you had to take your cbr / captive bead ring jewelry out or the ball bead popped out somehow, putting them back in can be tricky, but it can be done.

Discussion: Are Tattoo Fading Creams for Real?
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Question of the Week - Nose Piercing
Q:As a gift my sister took me to a piercing place in the city about 4 months ago. The place was very nice and they used a hollow tip needle not a gun. I've

Forum Discussion: What Could Cause Post-Tattoo Nausea?
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Why Can't Pregnant or Nursing Women Get Tattooed?
Tattoo FAQ: Pregnancy and tattoos - Why can't (or shouldn't) a pregnant or nursing woman get a tattoo?

Interview With Ink Master's Sarah Miller
Exclusive interview with tattoo artist Sarah Miller, who claimed second place on SPIKE TV's Ink Master Season Two.

Forum Discussion - Minors Using Fake IDs for Tattoos
If you're a minor and you're even tempted to use a fake ID to get a tattoo, you might want to read this discussion to see just how much trouble it could land

Question of the Week - Teen Nipple Piercing
Q: My 16 year old daughter wants to get her nipples pierced, and although I have no general issues with her doing so, I'm worried that she is a bit young and

Genital Piercings for Men and Women
Genital and erotic piercings for men and women

Forum Discussion: Help! I Swallowed My Tongue Ring!
If you swallow your tongue ring (which, for the record, is really not a ring but a barbell in most cases, but tongue barbell just doesn't flow as well as tongue

Forum Discussion - Why Nose Bones are a Bad Idea
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What's the Difference Between Stainless Steel and Surgical Steel?
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Forum: Protecting Your Tattoo in the Tanning Bed
Now, you all know that I do not condone any sun exposure when you have tattoos - to me, it was a choice between tanning or tattoos with no allowance for both.

Vote: What Does Getting a Tattoo Feel Like?
What does getting a tattoo actually feel like? Like a pin being dragged across your skin? A bee sting? A burning sensation? Or is it just plain unbearable? If

Question of the Week - Piercings and Bleeding
Q: Do nipple piercings bleed? And if so, how bad? A: My answer is actually going to apply to almost all piercings. As far as bleeding goes, the amount should be

Question of the Week - Hairy Tattoos?
Q: I am a hairy guy; if I were to get a tattoo, then have my hair grow over it, would that greatly affect the overall appearance of the tattoo? A: Well, I

Forum: Tattoos and Dermatographia?
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Forum Discussion: Can a Tattoo Cover Varicose Veins?
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Reader Mail: Healing Tattoo is Peeling, Looks Faded
Question:

Disturbing Trend: The All-Black Cover-Up
I'm seeing more and more people lately - particularly men - with large, and I do mean LARGE, blocks of skin covered in nothing but black ink. I guess this is

FYI: Sea Salt Soaks - Too Much of a Good Thing
If you're healing a new piercing or trying to clear up a small infection, sea salt soaks can be a wonderful thing. When done properly, the combination of the

What's the Deal With "Shop Minimums" For Tattoos?
If you want a tattoo - even a very small one - and you go to have it priced in a tattoo shop, you might be surprised that even something the size of a nickel

Question of the Week - Bump On Piercing
Q: I have a question about my nose piercing. I got it under 2 months ago. Anyways, now around my nose piercing on the outside, it's swollen and looks absolutely

Discussion: Is Severe Swelling Around Tattoo Normal?
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QOW - Exercise and Sweat After a New Tattoo
Q: Tuesday is my 18th [birthday] and I've been psyched for getting my first tattoo for the longest time [but] I am an athlete and I play basketball 5-6 days

What to Wear During Tattoo Session?


Forum Discussion: Removing Excess Ink From Skin
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QOW: Getting a Tattoo During your Menstrual Cycle
Q: I was thinking about getting my second tattoo on my back and I was wondering if it mattered if I got tattooed during my menstrual cycle? A: Here's the

QOW: Nipple Piercings, Discharge, and TCP
Q: I had my nipple pierced three weeks ago. It was healing really well. I was using TCP to keep it clean...however now it is not going to well. I woke up

QOW - Hair Removal Over a Tattoo
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QOW: A&D; Ointment
Q:Can I use regular a+d ointment [for diaper rash] or does it have to be a+d with vitamins a&d? Also will these brands cause any color loss? I got a tattoo two

QOW - Labret Healing Issues
Question: My husband recently got his labret done. the inside of the lip is trying to grow up over the ring. he can push it through with no problem but it

Forum Discussions - Postmortem Ink and Thick Scabs
Postmortem Ink?

Forum Discussion: Excessive Bleeding During Tattoo


Forum Discussion: Protecting a New Tattoo From Pet Hair


Earth Day and Nature Inspired Tattoos
You can pay ode to the world with an Earth Day inspired tattoo. Whether you want to show some love for your planet with a peace dove tattoo or ink for environmental causes or awareness, the following design ideas can all pay respect to the universe. From a happy and spirited circle of sunflowers to a feather tattoo, all of these tattoo inspirations honor Mother Earth.

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship
Are you wondering how to get a tattoo apprenticeship? Congratulations on your interest in an expressive and artistic career. Before you can earn a good living honing your craft, you'll need to learn the basics of tattooing, and be trained under a reputable artist. Otherwise you might be labeled a

Getting Boyfriend's Name Tattooed
Hello,I am seriously considering getting my boyfriend's name tattooed on my hip. It sounds like a strange place to get a name tattoo, but I have my reasons. We have a little inside joke about my hips. And that's where I love for him to grab me. I know this place is not the most visible area. I also have some extra padding so I don't think it will hurt too much. My greatest concern is whether or not I should actually be getting my boyfriend's name tattooed. What is your experience?Signed,Hips Don't Lie

2014 Tattoo Events and Convention Calendar
United States tattoo and festival event calendar for 2014. If you have a tattooing, body piercing or modification conference or live event, please email tattoo@aboutguide.com to have your festival added to the current calendar. Please also submit any inquiries or event details to their respected event coordinators as noted. Tattoo.About.com is not responsible for any of the event listings or details, and is NOT affiliated with any of the conference promoters.

2014 Tattoo Events and Convention Calendar
United States tattoo and festival event calendar for 2014. If you have a tattooing, body piercing or modification conference or live event, please email tattoo@aboutguide.com to have your festival added to the current calendar. Please also submit any inquiries or event details to their respected event coordinators as noted. Tattoo.About.com is not responsible for any of the event listings or details, and is NOT affiliated with any of the conference promoters.

The Tattoo Process - Step 10 - Aftercare Instructions
Before you leave the studio, your tattoo artist should provide you with instructions on how to care for your new tattoo.

The Tattoo Process - Step 4 - The Stencil Transfer
The next step of getting a tattoo is applying a stencil transfer to your skin.

The Tattoo Process - Step 2 - The Chair
Sitting in the chair is a big step because you realize that there is no turning back now!

The Tattoo Process - Step 3 - Shaving the Area
In order to prepare your skin for getting a tattoo, the area needs to be cleaned and shaved.

The Tattoo Process - Step 5 - Equipment Preparation
To ensure a clean and safe tattoo, this is how you can expect your tattoo artist to prepare their equipment.

The Tattoo Process - Step 6 - The Linework
The outline is the first part of your tattoo that will be inked.

The Tattoo Process - Step 7 - Shading and Coloring
After the outline is finished, your tattoo will be shaded and colored or filled in.

The Tattoo Process - Step 8 - The Finished Tattoo
Once your tattoo is finished, you can view it for approval and your tattoo artist might want to take a photo of it.

The Tattoo Process - Step 9 - Dressing and Bandaging
Once your tattoo is finished, your tattoo artist will apply ointment and a bandage.

The Tattoo Process: What to Expect
Photos and explanations of the entire process of getting a tattoo from filling out your paperwork to walking out with fresh new ink.

What is Tattoo Flash?
If you've ever gotten a tattoo when you were young, intoxicated, or both, you probably have a piece of tattoo flash art. The selection at tattoo studios was quite mesmerizing. Flash art are common designs, usually drawn on paper or cardboard and displayed prominently on the walls or in binders in some tattoo shops.Tattoo flash art comes in all sizes, but is typically found on 11x14 inch prints. Sometimes it includes a separate line drawing, which is drawn on a different sheet and used to keep the artist from needing to draw his own new outline with each tattoo.

Top 5 Insect Tattoos
Insect tattoos are widely celebrated throughout many cultures. Crawling with many myths and legends, butterfly tattoos are the most popular of the top 5 insect tattoos, but Black Widow spiders are weaving in second.

Preventing Abuse - Don't be a Victim
How to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of sexual abuse by a tattooer, piercer or other so-called professional.

How to Handle an Abusive Situation by a So-Called Professional Piercer
How to handle a situation if your

Hair Stylist Tattoo Ideas
Whether you are a girl or a guy hairdresser, the following hair stylist tattoo ideas will reveal your craft in an artistic way. Pin-ups, shears and trendy designs are all fitting choices for a hairdresser tattoo.

Custom Tattoo Question
I came across your site today. I was considering getting my first tattoo, but I wanted it to be personal. I've seen a lot of the tattoo reality shows, and I am interested in getting some custom work done. How does this happen? How much does it cost? Where do I go? What should I expect?Signed,Ink Virgin

5 Spots Where Tattoos Hurt the Most
While the pain of a tattoo always varies, these rumored 5 spots are where tattoos hurt the most. Heed the advice of those before you and think twice before tattooing these areas if tattoo pain is your top concern.

Outlining and Shading Tattoo Pain
Whether you're considering your first tattoo or adding to an existing design and are wondering how much discomfort you can tolerate, you may be asking what hurts the most- tattoo outlining or shading? Both tattoo outlining and shading are necessary to create most tattoo designs, except for simple script or symbol tattoos.

Music Theme Tattoos
A music tattoo design is the perfect choice for anyone that is musically inclined or who has a passion for music, voice and playing. Let the following music tattoo suggestions play on in your mind until you find one that harmonizes with your body art.

Fly Away with the Bird Tattoo Trend
Currently one of the most popular tattoo trends for girls inspired by many celebrities is a small flock of birds tattoo. Often placed on the shoulder blades, chest or on an intimate curve of the back, the designs are dainty and also send the message of freedom and flight. Are you considering a bird tattoo?Let's take a look at the bird tattoo trend, and decide whether or not you're ready to make these feathered designs permanent.Tattoo trends change year after year. Whether influenced by fashion, culture, or even from famous actresses, actors and musicians, one thing is certain- trends also come to an end. Look back in the 1990s when tribal tattoos were inked on nearly every bicep. Today tribal tattooing is much more respected when it's done by an actual tribal member- often using ancient methods such as hand-poking.

Which Major Body Modification Would You Consider?
Ask a hundred people why they want a body modification and you might get a hundred different answers. From spiritual and philosophical reasons, to rites of passage and cultural significance, to the simple, artistic beautification of the body, the reasons are usually meaningful and personal. Much more than a tattoo or a piercing, body modification is a physical alteration to the way a person was born. It requires a great deal of deliberation and commitment to make the decision to alter your body in any of the following ways.

Soccer Mom Tattoos
If you haven't heard the term soccer mom you're probably:1: Past soccer mom age2: On the field watching your kid play soccer.3. In a tattoo...

Tips for Attending a Tattoo Convention
The following tips for attending a tattoo festival may help you decide upon the artist of your choice as well as ensure their availability calendar. If you have never attended a tattoo convention before these insights will also explain what to expect- whether you are attending as a tattoo enthusiast, someone who is just curious, or even as a serious tattoo collector.

Bible Verse Tattoos
Find inspiration for a Biblical tattoo from your favorite scriptures and wear your faith with pride. Religious tattoos do not have to be lengthy to make an inspirational statement.

Bible Verse Tattoos
Find inspiration for a Biblical tattoo from your favorite scriptures and wear your faith with pride. Religious tattoos do not have to be lengthy to make an inspirational statement.

Bible Verse Tattoos
Find inspiration for a Biblical tattoo from your favorite scriptures and wear your faith with pride. Religious tattoos do not have to be lengthy to make an inspirational statement.

Body Art Glossary Definition - New School Tattoo Art
Definition of new school tattoos.

Janet Jackson's Breast Stunt Boosts Body Piercings
An editorial commentary on the Janet Jackson Superbowl wardrobe malfunction mishap and how it seems to have increased awareness and popularity of body piercing.

Body Surface Piercings Reference Guide Menu
This menu page will lead you to detailed reference pages about the most common types of body and surface piercings.

Most Tattooed Cities in the Nation
Have you ever wondered what the most popular tattooed cities in the nation were? If not that's OK. I'm going to tell you anyway.With summer right around the corner, the industry will once again be hopping with enthusiastic collectors ready to take a break from a long year and enjoy the joy of Summertime.This also means tattoo studios will be filled with tourism tattoo requests.For some destinations, these tattoos may be mountain or ocean scenes, they could be wildlife inspired and include trees or bears. They may even be seashells washed up on the seashore.Whether you plan on vacationing at these spots,or happen to call the Strip your own, if you're tattooed and, you'll feel right at home.

Charm Bracelet Tattoos
Adorn your body with memories and consider a charm bracelet tattoo. Much like collecting little mementos of people and places you cherish, a charm bracelet tattoo is a permanent jewelry souvenir.If you've ever owned a charm bracelet, you already know filling your chain takes both time and money. Every charm represents a memory. A trip to Paris, a skydiving adventure, a heart full of love, and perhaps a sand dollar or mermaid for the beach.

Why Do Girls Like to Be Naked at Tattoo Appointments?
I am dating a tattoo artist and I have noticed many girls like to see him and get naked for their tattoo appointment, and even if the design is being placed on the lower hip or back- they’ll take their pants off, which I don’t quite understand. Why is this and how can I not be upset? We just started dating and he has constantly reassured me he thinks nothing of it and even laughs at the girls, but I'm not stupid, they’re still naked. Maybe I should break up with him before he breaks my heart?

Pisces Tattoo Ideas
Are you a Pisces the fish and in need of a zodiac tattoo design idea? Learn more about your astrological birth sign and how it can translate into a pisces tattoo.

The Risks of Getting a Tattoo - What to Know
If you're wondering how to find a tattoo artist for your first tattoo, know the risks of getting a tattoo before you sit in the chair and make the commitment.

Cool Symbols for Tattoos - Meaningful Tattoo Designs
Get inspired for your next design with a cool symbol for a tattoo.

Anchor Tattoos - Overview and Suggestions
Throw out your anchor and settle down on a tattoo design that's worthy of a permanent mark. Not just for sailors or those who appreciate pin-up girl or old school tattoos, anchors signify stability. Ahoy!

Braille Tattoos
Braille Tattoos are one way you can express your thoughts without the sense of sight. While some Braille inspired tattoos are actually surgical implants, others are merely inked and hold only significance to the wearer. Don't let a visual loss stop you from inking and experiencing body art expression.

Interview With Zombie Boy Rick Genest
Interview with Rick Genest the Zombie Boy

Sailor Jerry (Norman Keith Collins) Tattoo Artist Profile
Profile of old school anchor and pin-up tattoo legend Sailor Jerry.

Swollen Nose Piercings: Do Not Use an Earring
Nose Piercings, user submitted question about the use of an earring in a nose piercing. The quality of the jewelry in question is far from what is necessary for a healing piercing.

Lord of the Rings Tattoos
For the trilogy book lover, a Lord of the Rings tattoo makes for a creative design idea.Lord of the Rings was written by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1937. What began as a book series evolved into an animated movie before being later released as a cinematic motion picture. Today Lord of the Rings is the second best-selling novel ever written.After Lord of the Rings was re-released it enchanted an entirely new generation of fantasy, Comic-Con, and mainstream audience.

Why Is a Tattoo Permanent?
Tattoo - Why are tattoos permanent? Why doesn't the ink just break up and wash down the drain?

Tribal Tattoo Definition - Body Art Glossary
What is a tribal tattoo and do they have any symbolic meaning today?

Body Piercings Information Guide (Links Provided)
Body piercings are decorative and fun, but can also be dangerous if not done properly. This guide will answer your questions about body piercings and types of jewelry so you can enjoy your modifications without serious problems.

Inkslinger: Interview With Tattoo Artist "Inkslinger"
Interview with 22 year professional tattooist, Gerry

Inkslinger: Interview With Tattoo Artist "Inkslinger"
Part 2 of an interview with 22 year tattooing professional, Gerry

Piercing Healing Dry Yellow Crusty Stuff
Piercing Healing, Explanation of the yellow ooze that leaks from piercings and dries hard.

How Do I Choose a Meaningful Tattoo?
A tattoo has plenty of personal significance. How do you plan a meaningful tattoo? Follow these tattoo design ideas and tips.

How Much Does a Typical Body Piercing Cost?
A typical piercing cost is determined by several factors. The type and location of a piercing will obviously make a difference, but what else can affect the price of a piercing?

How to Take a Good Picture of Your Tattoo
Taking a good, clean picture of your tattoo doesn't have to be difficult, but there are a lot of common mistakes people make that result in bad quality photos. Here's some tips on taking a shot of your tattoo that does the artist's work justice.

Nipple Bondage Jewelry
It may not be easy to contain yourself when you learn all about nipple bondage jewelry. What began as an erotic and sexually stimulating body piercing has progressed into a fetish amongst many daring adventurous lovers. If you want to add some kink between the sheets, nipple piercing bondage jewelry goes skin deep.Types of Nipple Piercing Bondage JewelryThings will never get stale when you consider the following nipple bondage jewelry styles to enhance your body piercing.Bear in mind you'll want to be careful purchasing and using any sort of nipple bondage jewelry. Surgical steel and titanium body jewelry are the least likely to cause any irritation or infection.

Should I Tattoo My Stomach Before I Have Children?
I really love lower stomach and hip tattoos. I am young and in my mid-twenties, unmarried and without children. I have a very petite figure and work out regularly to maintain my shape, I am blessed with a terrific figure. I would love to tattoo something sensual in this spot to enhance my shape while I am still young and sexy. My friends and family have convinced me this is a bad idea based on future potential weight gain, since I still do not have kids but one day may plan on it. Is everyone right? Is this a bad idea?- Signed, Hot, Single and Maybe Senseless

Caring for a New Tattoo - Step-By-Step Care and Tips
a simple how to on caring for a new tattoo, prevent infection, and keep your tattoo looking beautiful.

Body Jewelry Removal and X-Rays - Why Remove Piercings?
Find out why your doctor or dentist will ask you to remove your body jewelry before they take x-rays.

Top Tattoo Related Websites
The following tattoo related website links offer some of the most trusted industry related news and information on the Internet, as well as general interest and tattoo culture, including shopping sites (retail therapy is never a bad thing).If you are interested in being considered for inclusion in this definitive list, please send an email to Jodie. Email: tattoo@aboutguide.com. In the subject line please type: Tattoo ResourceBear in mind that all submissions will be selected based upon editorial approval. If you have not heard back from me, you are welcome to submit your website again but understand the third time is usually not a charm.Decisions are made by careful consideration of general Reader interest, along with the reputation and reliability of the website and its resources.Thank you.

Kat Von D Makeup Line Review and Overview
Sephora sells the very popular makeup line featuring the name of famed tattoo artist, Kat Von D. Is the makeup just a lot of hype with a big name or does the product live up to Sephora's usual quality? Read my review here to find out.

Are Tattoo Parties Safe? - Tattoo Party Info
On the surface, a tattoo party sounds great - fun, friends, and tattoos - what could be better? But are they really a good idea?

How Much Do Tattoos Cost? (Q&A) - Tattoo Costs
Tattoo FAQ - how much do tattoos cost?

Piercing Healing - Working Out With a New Piercing
Piercing Healing. Can working out with a new piercing cause healing problems? Sweat can, however, irritate a piercing and introduce germs and bacteria into the wound. It's important that you

How Do I Choose a Meaningful Tattoo?
A tattoo has plenty of personal significance. How do you plan a meaningful tattoo? Follow these tattoo design ideas and tips.

Why Do Some Tattoo Artists Refuse Foot Tattoos?
Foot tattoos are a popular choice but they can be one of the hardest areas to heal properly. Learn the basic facts about foot tattoos and what you can expect.

Three Ways to Update an Old Tattoo
Is your tattoo looking a little shabby? Check out the top three ways you can update an old tattoo.Perhaps you got your ink decades ago, back when tribal and flowers were the Infinity and feather tattoos of today.Of course the design sort of dates you and your style, but perhaps you really don't want a cover-up tattoo because let's face it,first tattoos are allowed to be sort of generic and they can hold a special meaning.This is how you can update an old tattoo so that your design screams of the times.

Tattoos Without Meaning
Let's make one thing very clear about body art, not every tattoo has a purposeful meaning. While most people get tattooed to represent things that are important to them or hold special memory, other people tattoo designs they like, from artists they are fond of. Or just because they are perhaps bored and have the tattoo itch. Why do people do this? Take a look at the many reasons.

Aftercare for Foot Tattoos
Before you step into a foot tattoo design, you should consider any extra aftercare that you may need to provide to assist in the healing process.Some tattooists may refuse hand and foot tattoos because they can be more difficult to heal and that ultimately reflects an artist's finished work.From flowers, rosaries, small quotes and fish, the feet are still a very interesting place for body art. The advantages of foot tattoos include the fact that foot tattoos can be covered up on a whim just by changing your footwear. This is awesome if you want a tattoo in a more discreet place.Bear in mind foot tattoos are rumored to be one of the most painful spots to tattoo, so by all means reconsider this tattoo placement if it's your first ink.

Gemini Tattoo Ideas - Designs for the Zodiac Twins
The Gemini of the zodiac are quick-witted and social. Born between May 22nd and June 21st, you'll see Geminis mingling at parties and hanging on their cell phones often distracted by a friend or another vice.

Disposable Tattoo Needles and Home Kits: Safe or Not?
Some would claim that as long as your tattooer or piercer is using disposable or one-time-use needles and tubes that you will not be at risk for infection or disease. Is this true?

Banning of Body Art in Schools - School Censorship
Since the infamous Columbine tragedy, schools have become even more strict on dress codes, and many of them have banned piercings and tattoos. Do they have the right to do this? One Mom speaks out, and you'll be surprised to learn whose side she's on.

School Censorship - Fighting Back
If you're a student who wants to rally against your school dress code against tattoos or piercings, there's a lot more to it than just staging a protest. If you really want to get the school's attention, there are some important things you need to know. Page 2.

Student Rights - Know Where You Stand
In April of 1998, two students were suspended from their San Antonio, Texas, school for getting tattoos that were sexual in nature. Regardless of whether the tattoos were appropriate or not, did this violate their right to freedom of expression? Page 3.

school censorship and dress codes - fighting for change
If you feel the need to take a political stance and fight against school censorship, here are some things you can do - and also some things you should not do. Page 4.

Snake Tattoos
Wrap yourself in the history and lure of snake tattoos. Are they sinful or a symbol of life and death? Serpent tattoos have many ancient meanings.

Summer Tattoo Care: Protecting Your Tattoo From the Sun
Keep your tattoo vibrant and cover up in the sun.

Tattoo and Piercing Prices: You Get What You Pay For
Blowing money unnecessarily is just a waste, and frugal living is the way of the wise these days. Grabbing up freebies and clipping coupons are at the core of our very survival. So, why the big deal about shopping around when looking for a tattoo or piercing?

Tattoo Symbols (Pride, Chinese and Japanese Kanji)
Finding the meanings behind many different types of symbols for tattoos. This page explains the meanings of gay pride symbols, chinese and japanese kanji characters and also symbols of hate to be avoided.

Tattoo Process: How Exactly Is a Tattoo Done?
Tattoo FAQ Tattoo Process: How is a tattoo applied? What can you expect to experience when going to get a tattoo?

Backscatter X-Ray Reveals Private Body Piercings
This controversial new technology in weaponry detection is making many feel violated instead of safe. Find out what Backscatter x-rays are and how even your most private body piercings can't be kept a secret from these high-tech machines.

Tattoo Ideas: Western Style Tattoo Designs
From deep in the South to the desert plains, the following top 5 western style tattoo ideas are boot-stomping cool.

Tips for Phrase and Word Tattoos: Think Before You Ink
The following tips and advice will help you tattoo a popular sentiment without a lifetime of regret.

Tattoo Aftercare Products: Does Tattoo Goo Really Work?
Tattoo FAQ: Do specialty tattoo aftercare products like tattoo goo really work? Are they better than what people have been using for many years?

Foot Tattoo Aftercare Tips (Top 10)
While the aftercare for most new tattoos is pretty standard, since getting my feet tattooed it has become apparent to me that foot tattoo care does warrant its own special set of instructions and tips.

Septum Piercings Info and Healing Guide
Septum piercings go through the center vertical wall of the nose. Find out how to get a safe septum piercing and how to care for it and avoid problems.

How to Cover Up a Tattoo With Concealer
You can temporarily cover up a tattoo with concealer and hide it for a day without costly laser surgery. With these tattoo cover up tips, you don't have to expose your tattoo if you don't want to.

5 Sweet Lolita Inspired Tattoos
These Lolita inspired tattoo ideas are feminine and sweet. Perfect for your girly side, you'll want one of each.

Tiny Tiny Tattoo Design Ideas
Call them cheeky, the following fashion forward tattoo ideas are tiny, tiny and sorta edgy. So take that.

Top Tattoo Related Resources Websites
The following tattoo related website links offer some of the most trusted industry related news and information on the Internet, as well as general interest and tattoo culture, including shopping sites (retail therapy is never a bad thing).If you are interested in being considered for inclusion in this definitive list, please send an email to Jodie. Email: tattoo@aboutguide.com. In the subject line please type: Tattoo ResourceBear in mind that all submissions will be selected based upon editorial approval. If you have not heard back from me, you are welcome to submit your website again but understand the third time is usually not a charm.Decisions are made by careful consideration of general Reader interest, along with the reputation and reliability of the website and its resources.Thank you.

Morbid and Horror Tattoos


Can I Still Get a Tattoo if I'm Sick?
Is it OK to get a tattoo if you're sick? Answer to this commonly asked question.

Body Jewelry Gauges and Measurements
Piercing FAQ - Body Jewelry Gauges. Find out what a guage is, what size jewelry is common for most piercings and how to figure out what gauge your piercing or jewelry is.

Viking RuneTattoos
Often used on the path of self-knowledge and wisdom, Rune-Magick or Nordic symbols can make a soulful design if you're seeking a small and symbolic Viking tattoo which symbolizes the heathen Germanic religion.The Runes are a magickal system widely used across Northern Europe and within Norse mythology.There are a total of twenty-four runes that compose the medieval Elder Futhark alphabet, each with several different meanings used in both divination and magickal spells.The following Rune symbols can be further researched for their associate

Meaning of the Irish Trinity Knot (Triquetra) Symbol
Find out what the significance of the Irish Trinity Knot (also known as a Triquetra) is and what the symbol means.

Tattoos: Is the Number Thirteen Lucky or Unlucky?
While the number thirteen is widely considered unlucky, especially in western cultures, it actually remains a popular symbol of luck as tattoos. This article explores why the number got its bad reputation in the first place and possibly why the body art community doesn't share the superstitious view.

Foot Tattoo Aftercare
Before you step into a foot tattoo design, you should consider any extra aftercare that you may need to provide to assist in the healing process.Some tattooists may refuse foot tattoos because they can be more difficult to heal and that ultimately reflects an artist's finished work.From flowers, rosaries, small quotes and fish, the feet are still a very interesting place for body art. The advantages of foot tattoos include the fact that foot tattoos can be covered up on a whim just by changing your footwear.

Foot Tattoo Aftercare
Before you step into a foot tattoo design, you should consider any extra aftercare that you may need to provide to assist in the healing process.Some tattooists may refuse foot tattoos because they can be more difficult to heal and that ultimately reflects an artist's finished work.From flowers, rosaries, small quotes and fish, the feet are still a very interesting place for body art. The advantages of foot tattoos include the fact that foot tattoos can be covered up on a whim just by changing your footwear.

Male Genital Piercings: The Foreskin
The foreskin piercing, although limited to uncircumsized males, can enhance sexual pleasure. Find out more about this piercing, what kind of jewelry it requires and how long it takes to heal.

Prince Albert Piercing Definition - Body Art Glossary
Glossary definition of Prince Albert.

Why is my Tattoo Peeling and Flaking?
Why is my tattoo peeling and flaking? Answer to this frequently asked question.

Henna Tattoos - How to Create Your Own Designs
Making your own henna designs is simple and fun! It doesn't require a lot of artistic skills, just creativity! Here is a simple guide with some suggestions on getting you started.

Is H2Ocean Lying About Their Products?
Fakir Intensives has made accusations against H2Ocean, alleging that the company has deliberately made false claims about its product's safety and effectiveness. In addition, they have brought the APP in the middle of the matter, demanding that they take action against H2Ocean. Are H2Ocean products unsafe? Find out what H2Ocean has to say in their defense.

H2Ocean and Fakir Intensives Dispute - Page 2 - H2Ocean's Response & The Bottom Line
Fakir Intensives has made accusations against H2Ocean, alleging that the company has deliberately made false claims about its product's safety and effectiveness. In addition, they have brought the APP in the middle of the matter, demanding that they take action against H2Ocean. Are H2Ocean products unsafe? Find out what H2Ocean has to say in their defense. Page 2.

Nose Piercings Options - CBR Ring vs Nostril Screw
Nose Piercings, what are your jewelry options. A lot of piercers will automatically use captive bead ring (CBR) jewelry for a new nostril piercing. Does it have to be done with a ring or can it be pierced with a nostril screw or nose bone?

Oral (Mouth) Piercing Options - Reference Guide Menu
This menu page leads you to detailed reference pages about the most common oral piercings (tongue, tongue web, smiley and frowny).

Spring Is the Best Season for Tattooing Feet
While fall and winter may be the best seasons for most tattoos, spring is actually the best time to get inked on your feet. Find out why and learn how to care for a new foot tattoo.

Why People Get Tattoos & How They Choose Their Designs
Why do people get tattoos? Before you judge, see a prime example of just how meaningful this living art can really be!

FAQ: Can You Get a Mole Tattooed Over?
Can a mole be tattooed over or around? Answer to this common question.

Love Tattoos for a Strong Relationship
Love may not be perfect but it sure is worth it. Take a look at the following design ideas that signify a strong and enduring commitment to your partner.

What If I Have A Tattoo That's Infected?
An infected tattoo, or infected piercing can be a big problem. Aftercare is very important, recognizing developing problems is just as important, use this guide as a starting point help identify a problem, and determine what action to take.

Is It Safe to Get a Piercing While Sick?
Is it safe to get a piercing if your sick with a cold or other illness?

Zodiac Cancer Tattoo Ideas
Loyal to Hera the Greek goddess of women and marriage, Cancer (the crab) tattoos can range from the traditional glyph symbol to pieces of art.

Body Piercings and Sexual Issues - The Male Genitals
Male genital piercings may or may not enhance the sexual experience. It depends upon several factors listed in this article.

Cross Tattoo Styles
Get inspired and ink your faith with a spiritual and religious cross tattoo symbol.

Tips for Getting the Best Tattoo
Ink without regret with these tips.

2013 United States Tattoo Convention and Events Calender
Dates and information for tattoo shows, conventions and events throughout the United States, 2013.

2013 United States Tattoo Convention and Events Calender
Dates and information for tattoo shows, conventions and events throughout the United States, 2013.

2013 United States Tattoo Convention and Events Calender
Dates and information for tattoo shows, conventions and events throughout the United States, 2013.

Tattoo Safety Awareness and Tips from HyperInk Studios
Tattoo Safety Awareness and Tips from HyperInk Studios. There are many known, as well as still unknown health risks, associated with tattooing. The thing that is important to realize is that tattooing is a lot like having a small medical procedure done.

Top Five Reasons Not to Get a Tattoo
Tattoos are an addictive body art form for many people. Are you ready to make the move or should you pull the reigns on self-expression? Here's five reasons why you shouldn't get a tattoo.

Top Pinterest Tattoo Boards
Pinterest is an excellent place to find inspiration, including for body art, tattoos and piercings. Take a look at the following list of the best tattoo boards on Pinterest.

Halloween Tattoo Ideas
The following Halloween inspired tattoos are treat-worthy!

5 Hottest Tattooed Male Celebrities
These tattooed celebrities rock the field and the carpet with their hot tattoos.

Dragon Tattoo Designs for Girls
Breathe fire and life onto your skin with these dragon tattoo designs for girls.

Mythical Creature Tattoos
Are you looking for a truly epic tattoo design? Something fantastical, mythical and just pure whimsical? You can wear your favorite Greek mythology tale and invite the world of imagination to your body canvas, or opt for the magic of Irish folklore with a Leprechaun tattoo. Whether the following creatures are just legend and lore or have some historical clout about them, there is no denying the appeal of their magic, even if it's only in fairy tales.

Symbolic Tattoos for Second Chances
May you find the strength to carry on after you've been given the glory of a second chance. Mark the meaning of grace with any of the following symbolic tattoos for second chances.

French Women Don't Get Tats
French women are known the world over for their effortless beauty and style, and the truth is most French women don't get tats.Who doesn't ponder Paris woman mystique? They don't get fat. They eat pastries and chocolate and indulge in red wine, all while enjoying plenty of midday breaks. Let's talk about Le French lifestyle... French women read books, ditch cars for commuting and instead walk or ride bicycles. Ladies nix the heels and opt for comfortable, sensible and simplistic ballet flats from brands like Repetto.

Should You Cover Up or Remove Your Tattoo
Are you trying to decide whether you should cover up an old or bad tattoo with something different, or just call it quits altogether and opt for laser tattoo removal? Both options may solve your problem, but will come with different expenses, and of course outcomes. Take a look at both roads so you can best determine your route of travel.

St. Patrick's Day Irish Tattoo Ideas
Your Irish eyes are sure to smile at the following St. Patrick's Day tattoo ideas. Whether your want to carry your luck for eternity in a piece of enchanting body art or just wish to pay respect to your heritage with a small and symbolic tattoo, the following unique tattoos prove that if you're lucky enough to be Irish, you are lucky enough.

Reader Experience: Nipple and Veritcal Hood Piercing
Sexual pleasure from genital piercings will vary, but the idea that you can have something exciting going on downstairs unbeknownst to anyone but your partner,makes this

The Meaning of Elephant Tattoos
Elephants never forget, and their old age gifts them with much admirable wisdom. Humans can learn valuable skills about life, survival, solitude and love when studying how this ancient mammal carries their weight no matter how heavy, with such remarkable grace and beauty.

Breast Tattoos
Are you considering a breast tattoo? Certainly one of the most feminine spots on the female form, you've likely already weighed any benefits or cons in tattooing your breast. Should you need a little lift in the right direction, these basic design ideas are perfect for the girls!

I'm Not a Tramp But I Want a Stamp Tattoo?
Should you opt for a lower back tattoo despite their negative connotation?

Do You Plan Your Tattoos?
Do you plan your tattoos in advance or act on impulse? These suggestions will help you

Zodiac Libra Tattoo Ideas
Is your birth sign the Libra? Learn all about your unique traits and put them in balance with a Libra inspired tattoo design.

The Return to Innocence- Girly Tattoos Suck
I am a new tattoo artist. I was quite excited about my career venture because I thought I'd be kicking it old school with a bunch of hardcore dudes in the shop. Besides the sleeved shop girls, most of my clients are young college girls opting for dandelions and feather tattoos.What is up with this lame trend in the tattoo industry? Has it really changed? I'm sick of seeing unicorns and rainbow hair. Where's the death core tattoos and show me some skin while you're at it. Will the industry always be this sickening

Clock Tattoo Designs
Tick tock, Tick tock, have you considered a clock tattoo? Symbolizing the passage of life, our moments on earth, or perhaps just a reminder that it flies, clock tattoos stand the test of time.

Ear Piercing Trends
I would like to know what some of the current ear piercing trends are and how to wear them.Is it still OK cool to wear just one earring for example? I am a guy and have been teased by my friends for wearing large diamond earrings, especially in just one ear.I am wondering also if men get their noses pierced? I think it may help offset my larger nose, which I got after being punched in the face by a stranger. I broke my nose and it was all bloody. It is healed now and I like the look of nose rings. Also would it hurt if someone tugged on my nose by accident?

Planning Tattoos with Meaning
How to plan and design a tattoo that is either rich in symbolism or has personal meaning.

All About Mehndi Art
A ceremonial form of body painting, Mehndi is practiced for many reasons and occasions, including Blessingways, births, and weddings.

Dealing with Your Kid's Tattoo
Dealing with your child's first tattoo can be shocking as many times it can happen without parent consent despite age restrictions and tattoo laws. High school tattoos and trends have made kid's tattooing even more prominent. How can parents accept the risk of body art and modification?

How to Find Tattoo Ideas
Whether you opt for traditional tattoo flash or have your artist design a tattoo that's custom just for you, here's just a few ways to find tattoo ideas.

Mommy's New Tattoo By Levi Greenacres
Mommy's New Tattoo is an illustrated book by Levi Greenacres that teaches kids how to be individual and stay true to oneself when choosing a tattoo.

Artist Bio- Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand
Serving as one of the last Sailor Jerry apprentices along with tattoo pioneers like Mike Malone and Don Ed Hardy, Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand has one of the longest careers in the history of tattooing and was also one of the first female tattoo artists in America.

Artist Bio- Josh Collins Voodoo Tattoo
Josh Collins specializes in creative designs and masterful cover-ups. With a passion for black and grey tattoos paired with a wicked imagination, Josh is a recognized and seasoned tattoo artist located in Muncie, Indiana.

Art Nouveau Tattoo Designs
Art nouveau tattoo designs capture the beauty of a bygone era. From the romance of Paris streets to the vintage appeal of pin-ups, art nouveau tattoo designs are filled with vines, flowers and lots of ornate curves perfect for the body's canvas.

How do YOU Say L-a-b-r-e-t? Labret Pronunciation
How do you correctly pronounce the word labret? This article ends this debate on pronunciation.

Josh Todd (Buckcherry) Shows Off "The Twins" (Matching Kneecap Skull Tattoos) During an Interview
Josh Todd of Buckcherry crouches down beside his tour bus to show off the twins - his matching skull tattoos, one on each kneecap. Page 8.

My Tattoo Story- Natalia N.
Natalia N. shares her body art story. From cherry blossom tattoos to a memorial cross, her tattoos and their placement is fashionable, artful and full of heart.

Cross Memorial Tattoo
Natalia N. shares her body art story. From cherry blossom tattoos to a memorial cross, her tattoos and their placement is fashionable, artful and full of heart. Page 2.

Cardinal and Cherry Blossoms
Natalie's foot tattoo is a beautiful design that incorporates cherry blossoms and a cardinal. Page 3.

Music Note
For. Tattoos / Body Piercings. Page 4.

Have Faith
Adding some spirit to her collarbone, Natlie has a. Page 5.

Natalia's Contact Information
Natalia N. is available for modeling. If you are a photographer interested in building your portfolio, you may email her at Natalia.danielle92@gmail.com To book an appointment with Natalia's tattoo artist, contact Erik Axel at Amillion Tattoo in Austin. Page 6.

Share Your Story
Natalia N. shares her body art story. From cherry blossom tattoos to a memorial cross, her tattoos and their placement is fashionable, artful and full of heart. Page 7.

"Straight Edge" Lifestyle Tattoo Experience
Eric shares his experience of getting a tattoo to celebrate his straight edge lifestyle free of drugs.

How Can a Tattoo Define My Personal Style?
Are you wondering how to define your personal style with body art? Before you go permanent, make sure you consider the big picture.

Where Should I Place My First Tattoo if I am Big?
Are you wondering where to place your tattoo in relation to your body size? Find out!

Why Are Tattoos Popular?
Tattoos used to be the mark of a sailor or those behind prison cells. Today, tattoo culture has made the industry go boom. From the talent behind today's top tattooists to the ink and the products that make their art possible, the sky in the limit for body canvas. But how did it get there?

Should I Cover Up My Tattoos When I Meet His Parents?
You're going home for the holidays to meet his parents. Do you show off your tattoos?

What if I Don't Like My Tattoo?
What if I don't like my tattoo? Well you have a few options from laser tattoo removal to a brand new tattoo cover-up. Take a look and get some hope.

How Many Tattoos Should I Have?
Are you addicted to tattoos? Is it time to stop? Find out!

Jewelry Tattoos
Adorn your body with jewelry tattoos for all eternity.

Should Tattoo and Piercing Shops Allow Smoking Indoors - Are Designated Smoking Areas Enough?
Should smoking be allowed in tattoo shops? Some say no, because it's not sterile. Some say yes, as long as it's kept in a designated area away from tattooing and piercing stations. Should people be expected to step outside to light up, or are smoking areas inside the shop acceptable?

Ways to Save Money on a Tattoo
It's not polite to ask an artist to lower their price for ink time, but that doesn't mean there aren't any ways to save money on a tattoo.

Trying to Find Meaning in Someone Else's Tattoo - What the Symbols Mean
What should you do if you want to know what a tattoo means or if a symbol represents something you're not familiar with? This article discusses the issues of privacy and respect when seeking out the meaning of a particular tattoo.

The Shredder - Tattoo School Trains Next Generation of Scratchers
A woman uses her son's life insurance to open a tattoo school in his memory, even though she clearly has no idea what she's doing.

Irish & Celtic Tattoos - Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
A brief history on Irish and Celtic symbolism, and some pictures of tattoos that honor the history of Ireland.

Tattoo & Body Piercing Gallery Photo Submission Requirements
Submit your tattoo or piercings photos to the site, but you must read these requirements first.

Pamela Anderson Blames Tattoo for Hep C
Pamela Anderson appears to use a shared tattoo needle as a quick excuse to avoid real reason she contracted Hepatitis C.

Fairy / Pixie Clipart Images for Tattoo Ideas
If you are looking for some wonderful fairy (faerie) and pixie pictures to get an idea for a tattoo, these websites will head you in the right direction.

Tattoo & Piercing Turns Man Gay - The World's Worst Fears Are Realized
A California man has finally proven our worst fears - a carelessly placed tattoo or piercing could lead to a complete alteration of sexuality. (April Fool's article. There is no merit to this page - it is for humor and entertainment purposes only)

Tattoo Equipment That Cannot Be Reused
Some tattoo equipment is made to use over and over, but some are NOT. Your safety is at risk! Find out what is to be discarded after one use.

Biohazard Disposal - Removal of Tattoo Waste
Tattoo artists are required to dispose of bio-hazardous waste. What is considered bio hazardous waste and what is a sharps container?

Piercing Experience - Clit, Clitoris
Janice relates her experience the night a romantic evening resulted in getting her first clitoris piercing. Picture included.

Beginner's Guide to Getting a New 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.

Why Tattoo Artists Must Wear Protective Gloves
Why tattoo artists should wear protective gloves, and how it affects your safety as well as theirs.

Autoclave Bags and New Tattoo Needles
Description of an autoclave bag and how to tell if tattoo needles are new or used.

Mother Of Four Gets Clit Hood Pierced
Mother of four tells her story of getting her clit hood pierced and how she feels about it.

Navel Rings and Pregnant Bellies
Kimberly relates her experience of being pregnant while having a navel piercing.

A Tribute Book for Tattooed Dads
How many tattoos does your Soccer Dad have? Let's write a book!

The Tattoo Gallery - Cartoon and Animated Character Tattoos
Gallery of cartoon and animated character tattoos by various artists.

Tattoo Gallery - Hot Babes Sexy She-Devils and Pinup Girls
Gallery of beautiful women, lady devils and pinup girl tattoos.

Tattoo gallery - Portraits and Profiles - Realism - People
Tattoo gallery - portraits and pictures of people, both real and imagined, but realistic in quality.

Tattoo Gallery - flowers plants vines and trees
Tattoo gallery - pictures of flowers, plants, vines, trees, leaves and other green things.

The Tattoo Gallery - Tattoo Pictures Divided by Subject and Location
Tattoo galleries divided by subject and location. Search through the menu to find tattoo designs and ideas.

Tongue Piercing Pictures
Photos of various tongue piercings from single to multiple holes. Displays different styles of jewelry.

Male Nipple Piercing Photos
Gallery of piercing pictures - male nipple piercings and various jewelry.

Eyebrow Piercing Photos
Pictures of various eyebrow piercings, both single and multiple.

Frequently Asked Questions About Getting a Piercing
Answers to the most common questions about getting a piercing. Are they safe? Does it hurt? How much do they cost? and much more.

Tattoo and Bodypiercing Glossary
If you're new to the world of body art, there is a whole new language for you to learn! Find simple definitions to words that may be unfamiliar to you.

Conventional Piercing Guide - Ear Lobe & Cartilage Piercings
Beginner's guide to piercings of the ear.: cartilage piercings piercing guide ear lobe genital piercings conch

Using a Pre-Drawn Image for Henna Design
Once you've made your paste and your cones and you're ready to start applying your design, what comes next? This is the fun part, but it's also time consuming. These instructions walk you through the process. Page 2.

Drawing on the Design
Once you've made your paste and your cones and you're ready to start applying your design, what comes next? This is the fun part, but it's also time consuming. These instructions walk you through the process. Page 3.

Fixing a Mistake
Once you've made your paste and your cones and you're ready to start applying your design, what comes next? This is the fun part, but it's also time consuming. These instructions walk you through the process. Page 4.

Drying the Henna Paste
Once you've made your paste and your cones and you're ready to start applying your design, what comes next? This is the fun part, but it's also time consuming. These instructions walk you through the process. Page 5.

Curing the Henna Paste for More Intense Color
Once you've made your paste and your cones and you're ready to start applying your design, what comes next? This is the fun part, but it's also time consuming. These instructions walk you through the process. Page 6.

Removing the Paste
Once you've made your paste and your cones and you're ready to start applying your design, what comes next? This is the fun part, but it's also time consuming. These instructions walk you through the process. Page 7.