Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
What Is The Best Sunscreen For Tattoos?
by Phoebe Waller
Whether you like it or lump it, we all know we should be wearing sunscreen when we're outside soaking up the sun's rays. However, illustrated babes may want to discover the best sunscreen for tattoos, in order to protect their ink. There are so many different types of sunscreen that the lotion landscape has become a little difficult to navigate. There's also a myriad of jargon to attempt to interpret, not to mention trying to decipher which SPF to use. Therefore, it's imperative that tattooed folks know which sunscreen is best to protect their skin and their ink, because nobody wants a faded tattoo that's aged prematurely.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Skin deep - the power of tattoos on the female body
by Eleni Stefanou
I have met more than 50 women who have decorated their skin with ink. Some of them got their first tattoo impulsively, others planned their design for years until they found the right artist. Some women just like the way tattoos look when they see their reflection in the mirror, others feel a deep connection to the symbols they have chosen to mark on their body. Talk to a woman about her tattoos for an hour, and you will have a rich conversation about art, beauty, identity and gender politics. But mainstream engagement with tattooed women seldom explores this. We may think tatoos are no longer taboo, but positive representations of tattooed women are few and far between.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Jasper Andres' nature-themed geometric tattoos are straight up stunning
by Ellen Scott
Sure, we’ve seen quite a few iterations on the geometric animal tattoo theme. But these are something pretty special. Jasper Andres is a tattooist based in New Zealand, known for creating super delicate yet simple nature-themed designs. He somehow manages to bring together the clean lines of the geometric tattoo trend with soft, gentle animal portraits, with a splash of watercolour ink thrown in. The results are pretty damn gorgeous, and we seriously hope Jasper pops over to the UK to set up another shop soon.

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Posted by: Sarah on Sunday, June 26, 2016
Do You Have To Put Sunscreen On A New Piercing?
by Emily McClure
Keeping your skin safe from the sun's harsh rays is essential; however, there is one place you shouldn't be applying sunscreen. According to the experts at Shaman Modifications Tattoo & Body Piercing in Austin, Texas on their site, you don't have to put sunscreen on a new piercing. In fact, if the piercing is still in it's healing process, you should avoid any and all lotions around the piercing site.

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Posted by: Sarah on Sunday, June 26, 2016
Dad gets tattoo to match son's cancer scar
by CTV News
A touching father-and-son photo is making the rounds online after taking the top spot in the "Best Bald Dad" contest put on by a U.S. childhood cancer foundation. Josh Marshall of Kansas got a tattoo on the side of his head to match his son's scar from brain cancer surgery. Marshall said he got the tattoo to help boost eight-year-old Gabriel's self-confidence. The photo was entered in the St. Baldrick's Foundation's Best Bald Dad contest that sought submissions from men who have shaved their head in honour of a child who is battling cancer.

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Posted by: Sarah on Sunday, June 26, 2016
Will Ocean Water Help Heal A Piercing?
by Rosie Narasaki
Summer is a great time for the beach. Summer is incidentally also a great time for showing off new piercings. Does that mean the two can happily coexist — perhaps even be beneficial for one another? Can ocean water help heal a piercing? Hey, it's a question worth asking — after all, salt water does have natural antiseptic properties. It's even a popular method of cleaning body piercings — saline solution and salt water soaks are a great, gentle way of keeping your piercings clean.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, June 16, 2016
5 Best Annual Tattoo Conventions
by Josh Chesler
Now that it's officially summer, tattoo convention season is upon us. In cities all over the world (including pretty much every major city in America), hundreds of tattoo artists will gather for two or three days full of art, ink, and all of the fun and chaos that go along with it. Some tattoo diehards will travel across the country to get some work done by one of their favorite artists while many others will travel hours just to see some of tattooing's biggest names work.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, June 16, 2016
People Are Dyeing Their Hair Like Graffiti, And It Looks Just Like Art
by Kaylin Pound
Festival season serves as the perfect excuse to play around with some crazy and colorful hair trends. From rainbow roots to multi-colored mermaid manes, there are endless ways you can embrace your inner unicorn and stand out from the crowd with some dyed locks. However, there’s just one little problem with these bold hairstyles: Your dyed ‘do will last a lot longer than one weekend, so you’ll be stuck with neon hair long after the festival comes to a close.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Everything Guide to Ear Piercing
by Hilary George-Parkin
In recent years, cultivating a collection of ear piercings beyond the standard punctured lobe has become something of a rite of passage among fashion types, celebrities, and regular girls alike. Having multiple rings, studs, and barbells in your ear no longer carries the stigma it once did, but deciphering exactly what you want so you’ll be able to ask for it when you visit a professional piercer is easier said than done.

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Body piercer says more industry regulation needed
by Kevin O'Connor,
Regina, Saskatchewan -- A Regina woman who does body piercing for a living says she wants to promote a safer, cleaner piecing culture. Elisa Wallace works at the Gaslight Tattoo Parlour and has been piercing for 12 years. More people are getting piercings, she says, whether it's earlobes, navels or some other part of the body. But the unregulated nature of the industry concerns her and she'd like to see that change. "I think that there should be some regulation to education, and definitely, customers need to know about sanitation," she said.

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Man's prosthetic arm doubles as a tattoo machine
by Brian Koerber
After losing his lower right arm 22 years ago, tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet from Lyon, France, can finally start to draw again thanks to a newly modified prosthetic arm that also functions as his tattoo machine. The steampunk-style tool, which some are calling the first tattooing prosthesis, was created for Tenet by French artist JL Gonzal utilizing an old prosthesis he no longer used, sewing machine parts and a record player, according to Motherboard. The tattoo machine is attached to the side of the prosthesis, and the controls and cables run the length of the arm so they don't get in the way while Tenet draws.

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Posted by: Other on Monday, May 30, 2016
40 Tribal Tattoo Designs for Arms
by Jennifer
Tribal design tattoos make the wearer look like a warrior – and indeed that is what these designs were based off! Warriors were often tatted up in these designs to both identify the wearer as belonging to a particular tribe and to scare off enemies. The arm is a great spot to ink your tribal design, like these people! Tribal tattoos are very fascinating and great expression of artistic design. Tribal tattoos dates back to over 5000 years ago during the bronze age.

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Posted by: Other on Monday, May 30, 2016
40 Mountain Tattoo Ideas
by Cuded
Mountains are often deemed as mystical places. They are often hard to navigate giving a lot of unexplored places which often give the impression of mysticism and even of enchanting things. This could be one of the meanings of a mountain tattoo: it could go to show how mystical you are. You’re the type of person that even though a lot of people see and often talk to, is still considered mystical because of the things you do not show.Although this could seem like a plausible meaning for a tattoo, it actually just depends on your interpretation.

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Posted by: Other on Monday, May 30, 2016
40 Awesome Cloud Tattoo Designs
by Cuded
cloud tattoo for women Cloud – layers of watery vapour tattoo inked on the body, you may wonder what’s the symbolic meaning behind cloud tattoos? Why does it appear in many of tattoo designs? There are two types of intention to use cloud as tattoo. Few people use clouds as the main subject of their tattoos although clouds do carry symbolic meaning. Clouds appearing in most of tattoos are used as the background of a tattoo.

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Posted by: Other on Monday, May 30, 2016
30 Beautiful Rain Tattoo Designs
by Loosifer
Anything to do with water can be really fascinating and rain is one of them. It can make a great additional element in tattoo designs in combination with other elements. Many people tend to show the image of an umbrella or a flower in the rain. Some even include another rain related object like a cloud in their tattoo.

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Posted by: Other on Friday, May 27, 2016
50 Best Wolf Tattoos Designs and Ideas
by Tattoos Me
As we all know tattoos are becoming a part of our lifestyle. Tattoo art is also covering each thing available nearby. So we can get that things also tattooed on our body. Tattoo art also covering animals, which can be tattooed on your skin. Wolf is one of the best animal to get a tattoo on your body. Wolf tattoos are very famous among men and women. Wolf tattoo designs also represents various meanings. Wolf tattoo designs shows meaning like devotion, success, family, fearless, triumph, independence, strength and many others. Tattoos with many wolves represents the family. Wolf tattoos also combined with dreamcatcher.

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Posted by: Other on Thursday, May 26, 2016
50 Celebrity Tattoos
by Tiffanie
Did you realize that some of your favorite stars have a tattoo or two — or more? Celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Angelina Jolie have many tattoos, ranging from small designs to sleeves or full backs. Some stars choose tattoos dedicated to their spouses or children, while others opt for personally meaningful designs or more artistic selections. Click through to see 50 of our favorite celebrity tattoos.

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Posted by: Other on Thursday, May 26, 2016
What tattoo Removal really feels like.
by Alexandra Tunell
Few things are more cliché than being 18, in your first year at college and wanting to prove your independence by getting a really awful tattoo. Which is exactly what I did and how I ended up with a large, misshapen, black horse on the back of my neck that I regretted almost immediately. Unless the subject of bad tattoos comes up, most people who know me don't know about my horse (which isn't as random as it sounds—I'd ridden my whole life up to that point) because I rarely wear my hair up. When I do, I'm constanly aware (verging on paranoia) of who's behind me—god forbid they think I like the thing. It's a depressing way of life for a beauty editor who would love try out a new braid, bun or ponytail every day.

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Posted by: Other on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Are Islamic Women Allowed to Have Piercings?
by Contributing Writer
In Islamic teaching, body piercing raises questions about modesty, ritual purity and respect for God's creation. Although these basic principles are widely accepted elements of the Muslim faith, their application in practice varies. Many Islamic scholars conclude that piercing is a permissible practice that goes back to the time of Muhammad, but this is not a unanimous opinion, and multiple interpretations review what can be pierced.

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Posted by: Other on Monday, May 23, 2016
Heavy Metal: Airport security and body piercing jewelry
by Lani Teshima
Do you wear body jewelry in private places and you’re worried that you may set off airport metal detectors? With activities like attending conventions and being on a book tour, Elayne travels extensively… with her body jewelry on. “I haven’t had any trouble personally, and I still wear almost 40 pieces of body jewelry regularly and travel frequently,” she said. Quality metal body jewelry is non-ferromagnetic and will not set off the large walk-through metal detectors. However, the hand-held wands are often more sensitive and frequently do sound an alarm when scanning directly over metal body jewelry.

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