A cute 3D tattoo of a character from the Pixar animated short "For the Birds"

3D Tattoos Add a New Dimension to Tattoo Art

Most tattoo designs are 2D (2-dimensional). This means that they are flat images, with no depth in the tattoo design. The terms “3D tattoo” or “3-dimensional tattoo” refer to tattoos that have an extra dimension, a third dimension. These tattoos interact with the skin, giving the illusion of being above the skin or within the […]

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Mandala tattoo designs are sometimes referred to as sacred circles, because many mandala designs are made up of circles

The Spiritual Magic of Mandala Tattoos

Mandalas are sacred circle designs that are used in religious and cultural ceremonies. They are often used in meditation rooms, prayer rooms and churches as a symbol of spiritual calm and eternal love. Mandalas can be used as colorful tattoo designs to express a spiritual, balanced attitude towards life. The Art of Mandala Tattoos Mandala […]

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love tattoo text finger hand cursive writing romance emotion body art cute

Love Tattoos Ink Romance into Skin

Love is an emotion in which a person feels a strong attachment to another person, place or thing. Love can be felt at varying degrees of intensity, from mild affection to a maddening passion. Love can be expressed through tattoo art in many ways, as text, as a symbol or as an image of the […]

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Star tattoos can be a symbol of fame or notoriety. A star within a star is a symbol of natural talent and greatness

Star Tattoos Shine a Light on Body Art

Star tattoos are often chosen by those going for their first tattoo. The appeal is that star designs can be small, decorative and have positive meanings attached to them. A single star tattoo can be added to over time to create a scattering of stars across the skin, similar to the Milky Way. Star Tattoos […]

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The tattoo artist has used yellow and blue lighting in this artistic sugar skull tattoo

Skull Tattoos give Death Life on Skin

Skulls have been used in art for centuries as an omen or sign of the end of something. A person’s brain recognizes a human skull instantly and is drawn to this skeletal remainder of a person just as they would be drawn to a living, breathing human being. This connection is what gives skull tattoo […]

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Pin up girl tattoo designs are sometimes referred to as boudoir girl tattoos

Strike a Pose with Pin-Up Girl Tattoos

Pin-up girl tattoos, aka pin-up tattoos are tattoo designs that use a sexy girl or women as the subject of the tattoo design. Pin-up tattoos are considered to be “old school” – that is, a classic American tattoo style that was popular before and during the Second World War. Oo-la-la! Ladies in Ink Pin-up girl […]

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An Alice in Wonderland tattoo that shows the Walt Disney Alice character surrounded by playing cards

“Ink Me” with Alice in Wonderland Tattoos

In 1865 an English author, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, produced a book called Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. The book told the fantastic tale of a young girl, Alice, who stumbles into a mystical, magical world. The story follows Alice’s journey through the often nonsensical world and the bizarre, humorous characters that […]

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A color tattoo of an ankh or key of life symbol with a flying owl

Cross Tattoos Balance Life through Design

Cross designs are incredibly popular tattoo choices. Because of its simplicity, the cross design can be decorated or combined with other designs to create highly meaningful, symbolic tattoos. Crosses have appeared in religions throughout history and have a wealth of symbolism. The History of the Cross Symbol The cross is one of the most ancient […]

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An abstract tattoo by tattoo artist Musa that looks as though someone has spilled ink all over this guy

Abstract Tattoos Distort Reality on Skin

Abstract art is a very broad term for art that distorts the shapes and forms found in reality. An abstract art work can use lines, shapes and brushwork to create an idea of an object, place or person, rather than an accurate visual representation.   The Famous History of Abstract Art For many people the […]

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A realistic tattoo art portrait of a cat, complete with photorealistic lighting and shading

Cat Tattoo Designs Guard the Skin You’re In

Cat designs are a popular tattoo choice, even more popular than dog tattoos (the cats will be pleased to hear that!) Cats are generally solitary creatures, and this characteristic is often expressed in a tattoo design by displaying the animal on its own.   A History of Cats and Humans Cats have been living alongside […]

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