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Color vs. Black & Gray Tattoos

Color vs. Black & Gray Tattoos

Oct 4th 2022

So you know that you want to get a tattoo. You may even have a vague idea of what you want to get and where on your body you would like to place it. However, you are having trouble deciding if you want a classic and timeless black and gray tattoo or if you prefer to go bold with vibrant colors. Choo …
What Is REACH and Why Does It Matter

What Is REACH and Why Does It Matter

Sep 6th 2022

Although there has been less buzz in the US than in Europe about REACH and its effects on the tattoo industry, the ripple effects can be seen in the US tattoo industry. Though these regulations only directly affect the 27 countries in the European Union, the implications reach much further. In ord …
What Every Tattoo Artist Needs To Know About Counterfeit Tattoo Ink

What Every Tattoo Artist Needs To Know About Counterfeit Tattoo Ink

Aug 9th 2022

Just about every industry, from apparel and electronics to medication and even food, has had to deal with counterfeit products at some point. It is estimated that in 2022, there will be over $3 trillion in counterfeit and pirated goods on the market globally! The tattoo industry is no exce …
Do Tattoos Hurt ? Minimizing Tattoo Pain

Do Tattoos Hurt ? Minimizing Tattoo Pain

Jul 8th 2022

Do tattoos hurt? It is only natural, tattoos do hurt. Think about it, needles are making tiny holes in your skin and inserting ink for tattoos into your epidermis. This layer of skin is filled with nerves, so there is going to be some level of pain involved. However, with a bit of planning, prepar …
Top Tips for Summer Tattoo Care

Top Tips for Summer Tattoo Care

Jun 14th 2022

Whether you are considering getting your very first tattoo or you have a full bodysuit, taking proper care of your skin this summer will ensure that your tattoos will keep looking great for years to come. These tips won’t just help you keep your tattoo looking great, they will also keep anyo …
Learn More About Our REACH Approved Colors

Learn More About Our REACH Approved Colors

Mar 29th 2022

The Tattoo industry, especially in Europe, had been abuzz with talk about the new  REACH regulations that became effective in January 2022 for tattoo inks. These regulations effectively banned several chemicals contained in pigments that have been used industry-wide by tattoo ink …
​2022 Tattoo Trends to Inspire Your Next Piece

​2022 Tattoo Trends to Inspire Your Next Piece

Jan 24th 2022

Each year, Americans spend over $1.6 billion on tattooing. In fact, according to a recent study, the tattoo industry is the 6th largest growing industry in America, so that figure will only increase in 2022. Part of what causes that growth is the constant innovation and new methods that le …
Popular Tattoo Styles

Popular Tattoo Styles

Dec 23rd 2021

Tattoos can be as original as each tattoo artist or tattoo client’s personality. However, when it comes to tattooing, most artists will specialize in just one or two distinct styles. Knowing exactly what style of tattoo you are looking for can help you narrow down the list of artists to th …
How to Prepare for and Take Care of a Tattoo

How to Prepare for and Take Care of a Tattoo

Dec 1st 2021

Getting a tattoo is a major decision, one not to be taken lightly. But if you are here, you likely already know that. However, deciding what to get and where to get it is only the beginning of the process. Once you have settled on a tattoo artist, design, and the part of your body, it is t …