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Old School Tattoos – What are they?

Old school tattoos usually feature big and bold designs with heavy black outlines that are filled with solid and vivid colors. Common old school tattoos include such images as mermaids, anchors, eagles, snakes, sparrows and daggers. Back in the old days, tattoo machines were rather primitive and the ink that was used didn’t include many of the colors that are available today and the skill of the artist was minimal. Where Old School Tattoos Originated Norman Collins, also known as Sailor Jerry, is considered the father of old school tattoos. Norman Collins joined the Navy at an early age and pi...

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Temporary Custom Tattoo Ideas

If  you love the cool and exotic look of tattoos but aren’t sure you are ready to have a permanent symbol inked into your skin, then applying a custom temporary tattoo might be a viable option for you to consider. These days it seems as if virtually everyone has some kind of tattoo from the smallest ankle rose to the full body tattoo that those brave enough to have done sport on their skin. Temporary tattoos are available in a font of colors and eclectic designs and look as authentic as many that are permanent and last for a lifetime. The most exciting aspect is that these temporary cust...

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Tattoo Removal… What You Need to Know!

A lot of tattoo ideas seem great at the time when they are being etched into the skin; however, for one reason or another, a number of individuals would like to have them removed.  There is great news for individuals who want to remove an unwanted tattoo.  Laser tattoo removal has the capacity to get rid of your tattoo with very little side effects.  The high-intensity light beam works by breaking up the tattoo colors.  Each laser wavelength is absorbed by the black tattoo pigment and this makes it easiest to treat.  Depending on the color of the pigment, only selected lasers can be used to tr...

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BIG or small – Your First Tattoo, what to do?

Just about everybody today has considered getting a tattoo. This can be a serious personal statement, or simply a way to celebrate something important. Regardless of the reason, you should understand what is involved and what to expect. Safety First Getting a first tattoo is exciting, and is still considered a bit rebellious. Before heading out to the nearest tattoo shop, consider what to expect and the safety considerations. Move past the concept and be sure to understand what is involved.   Basically, a tattoo is a wound to the skin, like any other puncture or scrape. This means that infecti...

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Are Tattoos Safe?

One of the major concerns many people have when they first think about having a tattoo done is, are tattoos safe?  Yes, tattoos are generally safe. This is because of the industry standards that have been put in place and the state and local regulations that are being enforced currently.  The most serious potential complication of getting a tattoo is the risk of contracting blood borne infections such as HIV or hepatitis from a contaminated needle. Actually, these risks should fundamentally be zero provided you choose a highly reputable tattoo parlor. It’s required by the law and health...

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How Long Have Humans Been Getting Tattoos?

In 1991, Otzi was discovered in the Austrian Alps.  Otzi is a 5300-year old iceman that remained intact quite well over the course of 5000+ years trapped in the ice and snow.  Not only were the iceman’s clothes remarkably well-preserved, but the body has tattoos covering his body. Otzi was found with a variety of tattoos on his body that seemed to indicate they all had a purpose.  The carbon tattoos were located around his ankles, on either side of his spine at the lumbar vertebrae, and behind one knee.  While these tattoos would be considered very interesting forms of expression, ancien...

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