Posted by: Other on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 21 Hip Piercing Pictures with Information
by Piercing Models
The hip piercing is one of the trendiest piercing among young teenagers and adults. This piercing is especially popular under women. Hip piercing is a type of body modification that is located in the pelvic region. A perforation is created on both sides of the skin area near the hip bone to create hip piercings. This piercing looks great on women who love cropped tops and summer beach wear. Hip piercings are often done in couplets on both sides of the hips; Although, there are also some piercing enthusiasts who opt for a single or triple hip piercing on both sides of the hips.
Posted by: Other on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 110 Best Chest Tattoos for Women and Men
by Piercing Models
For men and women who are looking for the best chest tattoos, you will surely enjoy this collection. Most ladies love men who have tattoos. Women adore men who have a muscled chest. Having a tattoo on the chest makes men look sexy. The chest is the best area for a tattoo if you want it to be visible. A tattoo on the chest can make you feel powerful just like the superheroes who are wearing their logos on their chest. This collection is for men and women who want to wear an eye-catching tattoo. After seeing these chest tattoos you will surely get inspired in getting one for yourself. Enjoy!
Posted by: Other on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 52 Spine Tattoos for Guys and Girls
by Piercing Models
Spine tattoos often start from the nape of the neck then goes down to the lower back. There are many designs for spine tattoos including Chinese letterings, floral designs, meaningful quotes and others. You can choose colored designs or simple black designs. Spine tattoos are quite popular for both men and women. Men choose manly designs while women are more interested in sexy designs. If spine tattoos are your cup of tea then you should take a look at this collection. You’ll surely find something interesting and inspiring too. Enjoy!
Posted by: Other on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 14 Lip Piercing Types Explained & Jewelry Inspiration Guide
by Piercing Models
A lip piercing is a type of body piercing that penetrates the lips or the area surrounding the lips, which can be pierced in a variety of ways as you can see below. Lip piercings are a common practice in many parts of the world. In some parts of Africa, it is common for lip piercings to be done on young men who become of age after getting initiated. Lip piercings have always had a kind of religious significance across various cultures since as long as history has been recorded. The Nuba tribe of Ethiopia, as well as the Dogon tribe of Mali, have specific piercings that represent the rung of the religious hierarchy the wearer occupies in the tribe. Lip piercing has also become a common practice in today’s youth and society everywhere in the world. It reflects a sense of individual style. It is one of the least painful of all types of piercings. This might be the reason why most people prefer lip piercings to piercings on other parts of the body. Lip piercings can be referred to as either facial or oral type of piercing. There are various types of lip piercings that are thoroughly discussed below.
Posted by: Other on Friday, April 22, 2016 The Ins and Outs of Inner Lip Tattoos
Inner lip tattoos are not new, but they are steadily increasing in popularity. Browse through images shared on social media feeds and you will see that inner lip tattoos are becoming more prevalent. Celebrities who have flaunted their inner lip tattoos, such as Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne, and Ke$ha, are partially behind the increased incidence of this phenomenon, but there is more to it. Inner lip tattoos are an interesting option for people who want to conceal their tattoos, and adding to their allure, they allow an opportunity to get a tattoo unlike anything you’d display on the rest of your body.
Posted by: Other on Friday, April 22, 2016 Tattoos & Technology: Ink Hunter iOS App
It was just last fall that we were reading up on tattoos “coming to life” by way of ink mapping. The new thing with tattoos and technology now? An app for iPhones called Ink Hunter.
We’ve seen it before – think Snapchat and all of their available “lenses”, be it anime eyes, rainbow barfs, or tribal neon lights moving across your face. All you have to do is blink your eyes or open your mouth with the lenses focused on your face, and then boom. You can send it to all of your Snapchat friends, share it as part of your story, and do whatever else that people do on Snapchat. Called augmented reality (AR), animation and/or other computer-generated sensory input is added to real-time pictures or videos. It probably goes without saying that most of us don’t pay attention to the actual technology behind it, but according to a Medium article about Snapchat, it’s “the first to successfully commercialize consumer AR,” and makes a further point that “this is proof that AR can be successful on devices that people already use.”
This new app Ink Hunter is exactly that, but applied to our world of tattoos. Ink Hunter allows you to “try on” tattoos in real time using AR with your iPhone, which is perfect for the indecisive folks or the faint of heart. We all know the struggle when it comes to getting new ink. Placement, size, and design are all factors that need to be considered before letting a needle come close to your skin. The last thing anybody wants is for you to go home filled with regret, cry about it, and later on spend even more money to get it removed or covered up.
Posted by: Other on Thursday, April 21, 2016 TYPES OF BODY PIERCINGS
Welcome to Types of Body Piercings 101, where we'll be schooling you on all the different types of piercings people get. If you want to get a body piercing but don't know exactly where to start, check out our list of piercing types below for ideas and details about each piercing (except where it's really self-explanatory!).
There are so many different types of body piercings you can get, so we've broken them down by body area. We've been fairly thorough, but please note that this isn't necessarily an all-inclusive list of types of piercings. If you'd like to see pictures of a certain type of body piercing, just click on a link below to go to that section of our Body Piercing Pictures Gallery.
Posted by: Other on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Pain Charts Showing Most Sensitive Place to Tattoo
Tatts hurt right?? Yes, that is true. But did you also know that exactly where you get tattooed matters when it comes to how much pain you feel? Luckily we’ve got the charts to tell you just where hurts how much. So if you’re a bit sensitive to pain, you’ll find out where to avoid inking, or at least grab some numbing cream first!
Tattoos are beautiful to view but extremely painful to get depending on the placement. Some areas aren’t quite as bad as others but the general consensus is that your going to be in pain for at least a little bit no matter where you get work done. If you’re deciding to get your very first tattoo, we won’t sugar coat it, it’s going to hurt, but it’ll be worth it. It’s good to know this ahead of time so that you can be prepared. If your not one for pain then you may want to reconsider. Or perhaps take an Advil before the artist begins. To describe the pain and the feeling of what it feels like to actually get a tattoo is hard but we will do the best that we can.
Posted by: Other on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 35 Stunning Anchor Tattoos (With Rich Meaning)
A long time ago, it was believed that anchor tattoos belonged on those who worked in businesses associated with the sea. That could mean sailors, seamen, navy personnel and others who worked in the deep blue seas and sailed on the beautiful and mighty oceans. Recently, the scene has changed and now the anchor tattoo has gained quite a bit of popularity. In fact, the anchor tattoo is no longer always associated with the seafarers.
The symbolism and meanings of an anchor tattoo go beyond mere aesthetic appeal. It has spiritual, emotional and practical meanings. Symbolizing a faith that would not give up in the face of abuse and persecution has to be probably one of the most spiritually profound significances of the anchor tattoo.
Posted by: Other on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 How to Heal Tattoos Fast
by Tom Maybrier
Some will tell you to listen to your artist and do whatever they tell you, to the letter. This is bad advice. I know, because I've tried it a few times with poor results. Why? Everyone's skin is different, every tattoo is different and there's no one-size fits all aftercare sheet.
Instead, you should listen to your skin and come up with a custom method that's best for you. When you find a product your skin likes, stick with it! Learning how your skin heals best and then improving your personal technique is the secret to fast, safe healing for tattoos big and small.
Posted by: Other on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Koi Fish Tattoo Meaning, Color, Direction, and More
by Megan Harvison
The koi fish is a symbol with extremely deep meaning for those who choose it as part of their body art. If you have been considering getting a tattoo that involves a koi fish, take the time first to learn the meaning associated with them. The traditional significance of a koi fish tattoo can vary depending on the fish’s orientation (whether it is going up or down your body) and color. You want to be sure that your koi fish tattoo conveys the desired meaning.
Koi fish have a very long history in Chinese and Japanese culture. They were originally common carp and were later domesticated and bred to produce certain colors. Chinese invaders brought koi to Japan, where the fish flourished. Koi fish are prominent in the work of Japanese tattoo artists because of a long-standing legend of how the fish become dragons. Most of the meaning and symbolism behind the fish stems from this ancient legend.
Posted by: Other on Saturday, April 16, 2016 Japanese Tattoos History and Meaning
by Josh Squires
Japanese tattoos are one of the most popular styles in tattoo art, but were you aware that every image used in Japanese tattoos has a meaning and purpose? This is one of the reasons that the Japanese tattooing tradition has persisted for so long and has appealed to so many outside of Japanese culture. If you’re thinking about getting a Japanese tattoo, then we recommend reading this guide to get acquainted with the meaning of traditional Japanese tattoos and their meaning. There’s a lot to learn and if you’re going to put something on your body that lasts forever, you should at least understand its meaning.
Dragons in the West traditionally symbolize strength, ferocity, and wealth. They are a destructive force, but are also considered guardians. The Japanese, and the East in general, see dragons differently. In Japanese traditional tattoo art, dragons are generous, benevolent forces that use their strength to do good for mankind. Wisdom is another trait attributed to dragons. These positive connotations have made dragon tattoos among the most popular of Japanese style tattoos.
Posted by: Other on Saturday, April 16, 2016 Skull Tattoo Designs and Meaning
by Josh Squires
There are a pretty wide variety of tattoo styles out there– some official (or at least widely recognized by the tattoo community) and some not. Yet despite the wide variety of tattoo styles available, almost every style seems to use a skull design in some way, shape, or form. It’s popular, to say the least. But why do skull tattoo designs hold such an interest and fascination? Perhaps it goes hand in hand with the idea that only the tough get tattooed? Or maybe it plays into the desire to be somewhat intimidating, or cooler-than-you, which for some may be a reason for getting tattooed in the first place. Or, maybe you’re just a little (or a lot) goth and the Misfits’ “Skulls” speaks to you on a profound and personal level.
Posted by: Other on Saturday, April 16, 2016 Flower Tattoos and Their Meaning
by Josh Squires
Flower tattoos are increasingly common these days. In the West, flower tattoos were traditionally thought of as being for women. Odds are, if you think about flower tattoos there’s a good chance you are imaging them on women. Over time, as appreciation for the meaning of flower tattoos has grown, these tattoos are increasingly common on men as well. Of all of the native tattoo traditions, Japanese flower tattoos are among the oldest and most prominent. Like many things in Japanese culture, flower tattoos are imbued with meaning which is a major contributor to their resurgence in popularity.
Posted by: Other on Friday, April 15, 2016 Elephant Tattoo Meaning
The elephant is not only one of the largest animals in the world but also one of the strongest. An elephant can weigh up to 8 tons. One thing you cannot refute is that despite its size and might, it is a very endearing animal. Elephants are distinguished by their massive bodies, huge ears and a long trunk. They are noble nature respected and valued in many places around world like Asia and Africa. And elephant tattoos have become very popular around the world. However, the elephant tattoo meaning is not clear to many people. Elephant tattoos mean different things to different people around the world. Here is a list of elephant tattoo meaning among which you may not know.
Posted by: Other on Thursday, April 14, 2016 Five tattoo taboos unveiled
by SIMA SARRAF
The popular body art trend in the form of tattoos is something that has gained acceptance in mainstream media. Once a taboo, the artwork is now seen on everyone from musicians, models and even doctors and lawyers.
Sometimes people like to keep their art under cover for fear of giving off the wrong impression, but their worries of what others will think may soon sink away. The various false impressions and ideas about tattoos are clarified here.
Posted by: Other on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Tongue Piercings: the Healing Process and Pictures
Tongue piercings are probably one of the more popular piercings — they're easy to heal and simple to conceal.
In general, getting the piercing is relatively pain-free, but depending on your tolerance, the actual pain will vary per person.
Posted by: Other on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Tattoo Dyes and Pigments
by Beth Asaff
If you are considering getting a tattoo, you may be wondering about the dyes and pigments tattoo professionals use. These dyes and pigments are placed directly under your skin using a tattoo gun, so it is wise to educate yourself regarding allergic reactions and what the ingredients are in the dyes and pigments used in tattoo ink. Tattoo dyes and pigments are not FDA approved, and there has been little research done on how toxic tattoo inks actually may be.
Posted by: Other on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Tragus and Anti-Tragus Piercings
by James J. Jones
Tragus piercings and anti-tragus piercings are becoming increasingly popular - in fact, tragus piercings are now one of the most common ear piercings around. Ear piercings are the most familiar form of Body piercings and the tragus and anti-tragus are fresh expressions of the mundane ear lobe piercings.
The tragus is a thick little piece of cartilage that juts out from the ear canal. To get an understanding of the exact location of the tragus, place a finger by the outer corner of your eye. From this point, trace the finger back, in a straight line, until you touch your ear. The first piece of your ear you will feel is your tragus. You should be able to grasp this little nub between your fingers - this is where the piercing will go through.