Tattoos will scab as they heal, which removes ink from the skin.

How to Slow Down the Ageing of Tattoos

New tattoos are vibrant and well-saturated, but over time the colors fade and the fine details begin to blur. Although this process is unavoidable, there are a few ways to prevent premature ageing and keep tattoos looking great for longer.   The Placement of a Tattoo can Effect How it will Age When choosing an […]

Australian tattoo artist Mel Wink gives two dancing girls an artistic, watercolor and sketchy effect

Tattoo Artist Mel Wink brings Artistic Flair to Body Ink

Mel Wink is a tattoo artist working at the Victims of Ink tattoo studio in Melbourne, Australia. Although she works in a variety of styles, her tattoos that combine fine art effects such as pencil lines and watercolor paint with graphic design elements like typography and popular media are among the most eye-catching. Playful and […]

Hard-hitting Russian Prison Tattoos Documentary

Hard-hitting Russian Prison Tattoos Documentary

Russian prisons put the “hard” into “hard time”. Over-population, power struggles and violence are an every day part of life in Russian prisons. Convicts have created a caste system; a hierarchy of leaders and lieutenants, followers and outcasts. To communicate their status to others, prisoners wear tattoos that reveal their rank, their crimes and their […]

An alien skull comes alive with living alien eyes in this surrealist bio organic tattoo design by Csaba Müllner

Nadelwerk Tattoo Artists Create Mind-Blowing Surrealist Tattoos

Nadelwerk tattoo studio in Wels, Austria, houses two surrealist tattoo artists; Csaba Müllner and ZoZo, who combine photo realism and fantasy to create realistic yet bizarre surrealist tattoos. Many of the tattoos that hail from this tattoo parlour boast bold, bright colors and high contrast shades that make the realistic tattoos appear almost 3D. Photo realistic […]

Simple typography spells out a powerful motivation for life in this quote tattoo

Powerful Quotes become Powerful Tattoos

Picture quotes have become very popular online as away of sharing ideas and beliefs about life. Some of these quotes have had such a powerful effect on people’s lives that they’ve been inspired to have the quotes tattooed on themselves. Whether it is a quote from a noteworthy celebrity, author or politician, these words have […]

A beautiful geisha is surrounded by flowers, birds and lucky symbols in this tattoo by Venus Flytrap

Glamorous Geisha Tattoos by Venus Flytrap

The Venus Flytrap tattoo studio, based in Edinburgh, UK, is home to tattoo artist and studio owner, Charlotte, who combines traditional Japanese art, manga and Art Deco to create unusual and attractive geisha tattoos. Geisha are female Japanese entertainers who are celebrated for their beauty and skill. Although the Geisha have had some links to […]

A stunning Jeff Gogue Art Deco tattoo of a pin up girl with flowers in her hair

Art Deco Tattoos give Body Art a Beautiful, Antique Flavor

Art Deco is an art movement that emerged in France in the 1920s. The style of Art Deco incorporates bold geometrical shapes, vivid colors and decorative ornamentation. The style was popular with poster artists and has become synonymous with absinthe, an hallucinogenic drink that was heavily advertised with beautiful Art Deco posters. Art Deco tattoos […]

Tattoo artist Dodie adds spiritual symbolism to this tattoo of a deer by adding mandalas and feathers

Tattoo Artist Dodie Delights the Ladies with Lacey Animal Tattoos

French tattoo artist Dodie combines symbolic animal totems, lace patterns and even paisley designs with flowers, skulls, feathers and other organic elements to create artistic, meaningful tattoos. Dodie’s designs are very popular with women as they are feminine without being flimsy. Each of Dodie’s designs contains strong shapes, bold outlines and a careful attention to […]

This colorful bird of paradise flower tattoo is a beautiful choice for women

Ideas for Bird of Paradise Flower Tattoos

Strelitzia Reginae is an unusual flower that comes from South Africa. Its common names are Strelitzia, Bird of Paradise and Crane flower because of the way that the flower’s shape resembles a crane. Bird of Paradise tattoos have a number of meanings, but no meaning is as important as what this exotic flower means to […]