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Best Numbing Cream Tattoo 2019

By John Thatch / October 11, 2019

They always say that pain is part of the process of getting a tattoo. But does it really have to be? Sure, getting a tattoo is a rite of passage for some, but some of us just like turning our skin into a beautiful canvas. Can the tattoo process be enjoyable and without pain. It was […]

Best Pens for Drawing

By John Thatch / October 3, 2019

From the first time we pick up our favorite crayon to scrawl shapes as a child, we learn the importance of a good drawing pen. The tool must be an extension of our hands which can make the image in our mind appear on the paper in front of us.  It is tricky to know what […]

The 5 Best Lotions for Tattoo Aftercare 2019

By John Thatch / January 23, 2019

Getting a new tattoo is exciting, but anyone who’s had one will agree that the soreness and itching that comes afterward can be a little unpleasant. Thankfully, the rising popularity of tattooing has led to a flurry of new tattoo aftercare products which make the healing process much more bearable. Additional reading: The most painful places to […]

7 Great Tattooists to Watch Out For

By John Thatch / January 2, 2019

The art of tattooing has been around for centuries, but over the past decade or so the rise of reality TV shows focusing on tattoos has seen artists become as famous as singers and movie stars. These celebrity artists are undoubtedly talented, but, there are hundreds of other equally skilled tattooists out there creating beautiful […]

How Much Do Tattoos Cost 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

If you’ve started doing your research you’ll know that there’s no simple answer to the question “how much will my new ink cost?”. But, in this article, we give you some insight into how much you can expect to pay for different types of tattoos. For our pricing, we’re using the average fee of a tattoo […]

The 8 Best Tattoo Machines 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

As the popularity of tattooing increases, so does the variety of tattoo machines available. Whether you’re brand new to tattooing and are looking for your first machines to see you through your apprenticeship, or you’ve been inking for years and are looking for a new gun for your collection, we’ve picked out eight tattoo machines […]

29 Most Painful Places to Get a Tattoo

By John Thatch / October 6, 2018

Whether you’re having your first tattoo or your 20th tattoo, it’s likely that you’ll be worried about the pain of getting it done. But, did you know that not all tattoos hurt the same amount? Some parts of the body are tougher to tattoo than others, and the pain can vary from a slight sting to […]

10 Beautiful (Handpicked) Tattoo Fonts

By John Thatch / January 11, 2018

Tattoos have been around in some form or other for thousands of years, and nowadays it seems that everybody wants a slice of the inking action. With tattooing and its related culture becoming more and more mainstream, it’s inevitable that cheesy clichés will pop up (we all remember the time when everyone was getting Chinese […]

Choosing Tattoo Inks Guide

By John Thatch / March 7, 2017

As a tattoo artist, you’ll be committed to delivering the best possible work for your client. After all, your customers become your walking art gallery and your designs will adorn their skin for the rest of their lives. To achieve the best results possible, you’ll not only need to hone your skills, but you’ll also […]