A butterfly tattoo is usually pretty colorful. It makes sense. Butterflies are colorful, their wings display a rainbow of different patterns and tones that are both pleasing to the eye and also symbolic of beauty and change. However, just like the wings of a butterfly, this type of tattoo design is equally fragile. Unlike blocky symbols or shapes, a butterfly tattoo, because of its heavy use of color, is vulnerable to smearing, smudging and fading if the correct healing practices are not observed. Here is a guide on how to make sure your butterfly tattoo stays as crisp and clear as the day it was inked for years to come.Read More
If you’re looking for a highly personalized tattoo, there’s nothing better than turning towards name tattoos. It is a very custom tattoo because everyone’s name is not only unique to them but it also entails how you want the tattoo designed. Indeed, the tattoo design is just as important as what the name is. So, before you run off half cocked, read this list about how one goes about getting a name tattoo.
What’s in a name?
The first question to ask yourself before even considering getting a name tattoo is what name will you use. It may seem apparent, but many people don’t actually get their own name on the tattoo. Often, the name of a family member or child comes before the name of the person getting tattooed. Why get your own name inscribed on your skin? Is it there in case you forget your own name? While some people do opt to have their own name inked into their skin, many more use this opportunity to honor someone else. Consider who is important to you.Read More
Skull tattoos really evoke a wide range of emotions. Most of the time, a skull tattoo is intimidating and lets you showcase and unleash your inner bad boy or bad girl. However, you can only be as bad as your tattoo design looks good. That means take care of your skull tattoo to ensure that it last a long time. No one is going to take seriously a tough guy, clad in leather, with a smudged up and splotched skull tattoo. Here is a quick rundown of how to take care of skull tattoos.
Keep it bandaged
After you’ve just gotten your brand new piece of body art keep the bandaged on for a minimum of several hours. The duration may alter depending on the size of your tattoo design. Your artist will give you a more accurate timeframe. The reason for the bandage is that the tattoo site is literally an open wound and prone to infection from airborne bacteria.Read More
One of the biggest styles in body art right now is forearm tattoos. People are gravitating towards these types of tattoos because they are not only fashionable but also exude a certain attitude. Not to generalize, but forearm tattoos still retain a ‘bad boy’ or ‘bad girl’ quality to them because they are so obvious and apparent. Most people consider hiding their tattoos because of their professional careers or for social reasons. A forearm tattoo does not allow this same level of modesty. So if you’re interested in getting a little roguish, here is a guide on how to go about getting such a piece of body art.
1. Work out your tattoo design
The first step before even stepping foot inside of a tattoo parlor is to figure out what you want your tattoo to look like. Do you want a tribal tattoo? Do you want a flower tattoo? Could you go for a Celtic tattoo?Read More