“Death before dishonor” is a phrase that represents the loyalty a person has to something or someone that matters more than their own life. It has grown in popularity after Dr. Conrad Hawkings flashed the ink on The Resident, but this choice for a tattoo has been popular in some […]
How to Make Red Tattoo Ink Stay on the Skin
Tattoos are the art of piercing the skin repetitively with a small needle to deposit ink. This work requires upkeep to keep it healthy. The two tattoo colors that tend to look brighter as they age are blue and black. Red tends to be the one that starts fading first. […]
Can Lawyers Have Tattoos?
About 40% of Americans have at least one tattoo. Approximately one out of every five people have two or three tattoos, and most individuals wouldn’t rule out getting one if the opportunity presented itself. One of the issues that people deal with when getting a tattoo is the perspective of […]
What Does the Bioshock Tattoo Mean?
Chain tattoos are found in BioShock. This imagery is often seen as a dark or negative image to get because it represents defeat or oppression. Some people get chain tattoos because it symbolizes freedom, especially when one of the links is broken. Since the typical BioShock tattoo gets placed on […]
What to Do with Ingrown Hair on Tattoos?
When you go to the tattoo parlor to get some fresh ink, your artist will shave the area to get a clean working surface. Although you could do this work at home, most artists prefer to do it at their shop. That way, they can control the process more efficiently. […]
How Long Until Tattoos Stop Being Raised?
It’s not unusual for a tattoo to feel bumpy and lumpy as it starts healing. Each takes a different journey during this process, which means it sometimes looks like something could be wrong. Tattoos can feel smooth when the artist does their work, but they can turn into a raised […]
How Bad Do Shin Tattoos Hurt?
All tattoos cause a little pain. Anyone who says otherwise is either lying or has a unique condition that doesn’t let them experience discomfort. On most body parts, the best way to describe a tattoo is that it’s a scratching sensation. Some places are barely noticeable, while others can make […]
What’s the Psychology Behind People Who Hate Tattoos?
Tattooing is an ancient human practice. Some evidence suggests that it dates as far back in recorded history as archaeologists have tracked. Otzi the Iceman, who lived over 5,000 years ago, is the oldest discovery of a tattooed human. Mummies from over four dozen archaeological sites all over the world […]
What to Do if You Have an Overworked Tattoo
You got a great tattoo. After coming home, you proudly showed it off to your friends and family with a quick peek under the bandage. A few days pass. Everything seems to be going well, but you’re starting to notice some discoloration forming in the area. Is it just a […]
Why Does My Tattoo Look Wrinkly?
Getting some fresh ink at your favorite tattoo parlor makes you feel like a million bucks. Once you get the new artwork home and follow your artist’s instructions for washing it, the second thoughts start creeping into the mind. “Will I like the way my tattoo looks after it heals?” […]