Category Archives: Ask a tattoo artist

Some more stuff to keep your eye on

While we are on the topic of sterilization and sanitation, I thought I would share a few things about tattooing that have always interested and, to be truthful, kind of concerned me. The biggest thing that keeps people away from tattoos is the possibility of pain; the second is the obvious health risk. The biggest…

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Tattooin’ aint what it used to be

Tattooing has come a long way since the late ‘90s when I got that tattoo kit and started my own tattoo education. The things that you see tattoo artists doing today, even when they have only been tattooing for a few years, is amazing.   It would appear that the hunger for knowledge in this…

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Getting Tattooed: What to Expect

Before you head off to the tattoo studio you may be wondering what to expect out of the experience. There are typically five steps to the tattooing procedure: 1. Stencil Application. After your tattooist has put on rubber gloves and professionally prepared the skin to be tattooed (generally by cleaning and shaving), they’ll apply your…

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Education of the client

If you are in the market for a new tattoo then just make sure that your artist has a portfolio and is working in a reputable tattoo studio. If your state requires a license, then ensure that your artist is properly licensed. If a mechanic fixes your car with an expensive wrench or with a…

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Ten things you want to consider when getting tattooed:

  1. Be Drunk or on Pills. 2. Have No Idea About the Shop or the Artists. 3. Haggle Pricing. 4. Have No Idea What You Want. This, personally, is one of my biggest pet peeves. When I hear, ‘Well, I want a tattoo, but I don’t know what I want,’ it makes me want…

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Questions About Getting a Tattoo

Be sure to look for the new book: This May Sting a Bit: 101 things your tattoo artist forgot to tell you and you were probably too afraid to ask. Are Tattoos Safe? Yes, as long as you go to a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety precautions. Find out what these recommendations…

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