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
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
Tattoo designs for men differ from traditional designs for women. That’s not to say one is better than the other, just that different sexes prefer different tattoos. These are just common ones that crop up most often on men. Some of the most common places to ink these tattoos are the shoulders and biceps but the forearms, stomach and chest are also other locations that are chosen. Here is a quick rundown of four of the most common tattoo designs for men that can help you drum up inspiration for tattoos of your own.
This tattoo design has been popular for some time. Tribal tattoos are typically comprised of large, bold lines of curvy script that form an overarching pattern. This pattern can extend across any distance and can either be an arm band or a self contain design.Read More
Tattoo quotes, as in a tattoo that is comprised of words rather than images, are growing in popularity because they can convey a message far clearer than a picture can. As tattooing methods have evolved over the past several decades, newer and better forms of tattooing exist so that more detail can be added to fresh body ink. However, it is important to prepare yourself before setting out to get tattoo quotes. Here is a list of four essential elements to consider before you sit down for your body art.
1. What do you want to convey?
Tattoo quotes are only as powerful as their message. For instance, you may have wonderful scrollwork and detail on your tattoo but it won’t have as much impact or meaning if the saying is pretty pedestrian.Read More