New Tattoo Ink Makes Removal Easier

There has been some controversy over this new tattoo ink that has come out. The new tattoo ink has been out since the fall of 2007 but some people are claiming that the ink doesn’t do what everyone claims it does. This new ink is permanent as well as removable. It is made by storing dye in microscopic capsules that will stay in the skin for good. But if you wake up one day and decide you no longer want your tattoo or regret it one day, it can simply be zapped away with a single laser treatment that is simpler and less painful than the barrage of treatments now needed.

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People are now coming forward who have gotten a tattoo with this new “removable” ink and are saying the removal process isn’t as easy as the makers of this new ink are saying. For instance they state you will only have to under go one laser tattoo removal session. Well real life people are auguring that it takes six sessions just like it would with the old traditional ink.

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The bottom line is people are missing the whole point about getting a tattoo. A tattoo is meant to be permanent and be with you the rest of your life. If you feel you won’t be able to live with a tattoo for the rest of your life, simply don’t get one. Don’t rely on a new ink method to save you. The cost of laser tattoo removal is far more expensive than getting a tattoo and it is pretty much guaranteed even with this new tattoo ink that you will have to under go multiple sessions to get rid of your tattoo. Not only does this new ink cost considerably more than your traditional tattoo ink, but if you decide you don’t want this tattoo anymore you will have to shell out even more money to get it removed. Simply put think before you ink. A tattoo is a life committment if you feel you can’t make it than you are not cut out to have a tattoo.

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Crappy Job Market Spurs Boom In Tattoo Removal

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NeuGlow The Aesthetics Doctors: Tattoo Removal Gains Popularity

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Demand for Tattoo Removal Growing

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Opposing ViewsHolly Aston Explains Why She Regrets Her Penis TattooOpposing Views“It was so easy to buy a tattoo gun off the internet for about £50 ($75),” she said. “You get the full kit of needles and ink and it's easy to operate, though they give you no instructions about keeping it sterile. We were very lucky not to get an ...and more »
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Tattoo Removal Becoming A Fad

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Believe it or not the tattoo removal business is booming right now. These laser tattoo removal facilities are actually looking for more doctors and whatnot to help meet the high demand of people wanting to get their tattoos removed. But on the flip side of that the tattoo business is also booming right now and they are one of the few businesses that are not struggling in these tough economic times. But this is also a perfect time to discuss the importance of being 200% sure about the tattoo design you pick out. It is pretty safe to say that when you are 18 and get a cute little tattoo somewhere on your body that when you are 35 or 40 you might think it is childish and want it to go away. This is why it is so important not to make that mistake.

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Picking out a tattoo design is a very hard decision and it is one that should be thought about for some time. Don’t just rush into picking out a design those almost always end in disaster. 1000 Many celebrities as well as normal people are rushing to tattoo removal facilities to get those lover’s names, childish tattoos, and bad quality tattoos removed. Just follow these simply little tips when thinking about getting a tattoo. Stay always from lover’s names and portraits, don’t pick out a design on a whim. Do get a tattoo of your children names, your zodiac sign, your favorite pet or animal, or something simply as a little star, heart or flower. If you are thinking about getting your first tattoo just remember these above tips and try not to make a tattoo mistake. After all getting a tattoo removed can cost up to $1,000 a session and not to mention the pain that is involved.

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Tattoo Artist Have The Right To Say No

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Believe it or not tattoo artist have the right to say no when it comes to tattooing someone. However, this usually doesn’t happen too often but certain tattoo artist do refuse to tattoo certain tattoos, mainly racial tattoos, hate tattoos or gang tattoos. Tattoo artist also have the right to not tattoo a certain part of your body. If an artist says no, than you have to respect that and come up with an alternate plan or find an artist that will tattoo the body part you want tattooed.

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Strangely enough some tattoo artists feel so strongly about not tattooing a certain body part that they will indeed turn down the business. So one may wonder what’s the big deal. Some tattoo artist feel that having a facial tattoo or tattoo on your hands or neck is a big responsibility and they don’t to be held responsible for their client not being able to get a job down the road or the ridicule they will have to deal with from society so some artist just refuse to do it. Also some artist don’t like tattooing feet and hands because its a quality issue. Hand and feet tattoos don’t hold up as well as other tattoos because they are constantly going through physical “abuse” because those are the two ares of your body that are under the greatest amount of physical abuse as a result of normal everyday life. So some artist feel its a waste of their work, they are also aware of those tattoos needing to be touched up more often than a tattoo on your ankle, back, leg or arm.

So if you run into this problem with your tattoo artist don’t get mind just try to understand they are passionate about their work.

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Minneapolis Star TribuneTattoo artists leave an indelible impressionMinneapolis Star TribuneAn abundance of talented older tattoo artists has created “a really high-quality scene here,” said event promoter Troy Timpel, of Villain Arts, which produces several tattoo conventions around the country. More than 250 artists and vendors from around ...
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The Octo Mom Gets Inked

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Ever since Nadya Suleman gave birth to her octuplets the media is constantly all over her. Not only does she have the only living set of octuplets but she also has 6 other children putting her total at 14. She doesn’t have a job and hasn’t for sometime and she isn’t married let alone seeing anyone. She receives constant criticisms from society because of bringing her octuplets into the world even though she already had 6 children. She is also ridiculed for being a bad mother and trying to cash in on her instant fame, even though she is always denying she doesn’t want to be in the spotlight.

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Then there is her uncanny resemblance to the beautiful Angelina Jolie, the big pouty lips, the long straight black hair and of course her 14 children. However, Nadya insists that she has always looked this way but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Earlier pictures of Nadya have proved that she hasn’t always had those pouty lips. Well Nadya has now added something else to compare her to the lovely Angelina Jolie. Nadya got herself a tattoo over the weekend. She didn’t go the same route as Angelina and get the longitude/latitude coordinates of the birthplaces of all her children inked on her arm. Instead Nadya got a tattoo on her back. She travelled quite a distance to Kustom Kulture in Hollywood to get her ink. She got a fairly large angel on her back that is surrounded by 14 stars. Of course it is being assumed that the Angel is Nadya and the 14 stars represent her 14 children.

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Female Tattoos – A Growing Culture

 Why are more women getting tattoos today than ever before?

Getting a tattoo or getting "inked" as it is known is becoming more and more common among women. It is a strange thing that women have been getting inked for thousands of years but it is only recently that the stigma associated with tattooed women is dying down. There are some cultures where only women got inked and men were forbidden from doing so. The tattoos in such cultures were used as badges by women to show off their skills like food gathering, basket weaving, marriage ability, and so on. The word "tattoo" comes from the Tahitian word "tattau" and it means "to get marked".

For more than 12 centuries the whole art and process of tattooing has been swinging up and down with it banned in some cultures and promoted in others while going dormant in yet others. Now it seems that tattooing has finally been accepted all over the world and is here to stay with us for a long time. Women in particular were not accepted when tattooed because of social stigma and stereotyping. This was true in western culture up until the 20th century. Things are vastly different now with women outpacing men when it comes to getting inked. Until around half a century ago only 10% of western women got tattoos. Today that number stands at nearly 60%.

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According to one study the biggest reason why women are getting tattoos is because they believe it makes them look sexier. This is confirmed by 43% of the women surveyed. 13% get tattooed as they believe it increases that appeal and guys are more attracted towards them and 12% said that tattooing was done for personal reasons. Quite a few number of women also said that they got tattooed after a breakup or divorce as a mark of their independence.

The number of women getting tattoos is growing at an astonishing rate. Gone are the days when women got small tattoos in places where only their husband or partner could see it. The feminine tattoo is now a thing to be displayed with pride. This has also created a high demand for great designs that appeal specially to women and accentuate their femininity. Women are now getting tattoos they can show of instead of hide. Women also spend a lot more time choosing the right design when compared to men who seem to have a limited mindset when it comes to tattoos. Women prefer original designs rather than something out of a catalog that might have been used by dozens of other women.

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Among the most popular tattoo designed preferred by women are all sorts of floral patterns, angels, unicorns, butterflies, fairies, dragonflies, shooting stars, and so on. As a rule women tend to choose smaller tattoos as compared to men though even that trend seems to be changing now. They most preferred body areas where women prefer to be tattooed include lower back, tail end, ankle area, wrist, tummy, and buttocks.

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Most Commom Tattoo Myths

Just with anything in the world myths get born about certain people, places, procedures, life in general and tattoo are no exception to that either. There are several tattoo myths out there that need to be debunked. People need to be properly infomred of the truths about these myths and that some of them are complete hogwash.

1. The number one myth is that tattoos hurt. While this is true, some people hype it up to make people think it’s like giving child birth. The bottom line is, tattoos do hurt some and you will experience some level of discomfort but its nothing like having a child.

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2. Tattoos bleed a lot. This is true and false. You will expereince some bleeding when getting a tattoo. However, the outline of the tattoo should rarely bleed, the shading of the tat is what bleeds and it will only bleed up to 5 or 10 minutes. Once you leave the shop your tattoo will 5a8 have stopped bleeding.

3. The tattoo needle that is used is a single needle. This is false. Tattoo guns come with needles that are clustered together and soldered in to groups of odd numbers: 3, 5, 7, etc.

tattoo on back4. Old tattoos turn blue. This is false, However, if you received a tattoo in the 50’s or 60’s you may experience this. Tattoo ink has improved greatly since then. Your tattoo will not turn blue.

5. Lighter color ink hurts more. This is a misconcpetion. Lighter color ink does not hurt more. The reason people beleive this is because the lighter colors are often applied last when the skin is the most sensitive.

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Where should I get my tattoo?

I finally decided what tattoo to get but I think I want it on my foot, but I heard it hurts a lot there. Like on top of the foot. Shut up all the people against tattoos, I already booked my appointment so I can’t take it back, sorry if you’re against tattoos, so don’t answer this if you are! Please help me think of ideas to get this tatt! :

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Does tattoo hurt Here?

Im 19 years of age and im ready for my 1st tattoo. Many people younger than me already have tattoos, and i know its a pain tolerance..
Where i was wanting to get a tattoo hmm ive been thinking. I want to get something on my back that stretches over my shoulder, or on the back of my arm, or on the side of my stomach. I think i want to start off with sense im " Italian" that i want to get " strength in cursive writing on the side of my stomach. eh yeah pretty big.. Can any one give me some helpful tips before i go and get this and then regret it?
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In Iraq, ex-interpreter makes his mark as tattoo artistLos Angeles TimesTattoos have been stigmatized for generations here for the same reasons they were for many years in the U.S. — seen as the purview of criminals, with the exception of some simple tribal tattoos in rural areas. ... "If they saw it, they would hurt you ...
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Tattoo designs??

Hi, I’m thinking of getting a tattoo but not sure of which design. It may be tribal, urban style or something simbolical. Once I find a good design I can print it out on an A4 and get it tattoed. Is there any websites on the internet that provide thouthands (?) of graphics for the tattoos of every type and style? Thank you very much!!

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Getting a tattoo in memory of my mom, which one is better?

Here are a few horse tattoo’s i found, my mom LOVED horses. She passed away this past 4th of July. I want to get something like "in loving memory of (her name)" at the top and then at the bottom something like Mother. Which would better way to put it? and here are a few links of the tattoo. I am 23 and this is going to be my first tattoo. I am thinking about getting it on my leg.

this first image will be with out the wings, not really to into them
i did google them, googled horse tatoos

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Tattoo Designss. The Most Popular Is The Celtic Tribal Tattoo. Why?

When you go to choose tattoos, it is quite common that the tattooist will have a series of tribal tattoo drawings on the wall. These designs of tattoo are showed in any tattoo parlor, because it is highly likely to be chosen, either as a single tattoo, or as part of a plan of a larger tattoo design.

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Now, why tribal tattoo designs are so popular? Originally, the tribal tattoos were used as a way to identify people who belonged to the same tribe. Different Tattoos for any tribe, and so you can see immediately who was a member of your tribe, and who is not. Even now, these tattoos are popular between people who are part of the same group.

There are other reasons why tribal tattoo designs were used, especially for certain occasions. In some tribes, for example, the transition from childhood to adulthood is characterized by a tattoo which shows they are now man or woman, rather than boy or girl. There are other occasions like a wedding, the tattoo is a band of tribal style which denotes eternal love and fidelity.

The most popular form of tribal tattoo in today’s people, is the Celtic tribal tattoo. Or to be more precise, the tattoos which were usually used by operators of justice druid in the Celtic tribes.
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The Druids used the power of the tattoo during their spells and incantations. These Celtic tattoo designs is said to be magically powerful, and were fundamental to the druid ceremonies. Perhaps this is why the temptation of tribal tattoos is so great.

The most popular Celtic tribal tattoo designs are Celtic Shamrock, Celtic crosses
The tattoo is a design that will remain with you for life, so to choose a tattoo is something very serious, if you’re undecided between a tribal tattoo and a tattoo virgo, it means that you are not yet ready to make you tattoo.

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Top Tattoo Design Ideas For Men

There are many different kinds of tattoo design ideas for men which are not at all similar in design with those tattoos that women prefer.

A tattoo design idea for men may focus more on things that are manly in nature but not entirely devoid of any living things. The choice is actually dependent on the preference of the male wishing to have a tattoo. The tattoo design idea can be anything that inspires the man.

Suggestions For Your possible Tattoo

There are some tattoo designs that are preferred by men more than women. These tattoos are usually chains, snakes or dragons, cryptic words or images. If a man likes guns or is into air soft sport, then the probability that these will feature in his end design is high.

If the recipient of the tattoo’s tastes runs to Goth or heavy metal then the tattoo design idea will most likely to be in these lines as well. Whatever inspires a person will most likely by what they end up having inked on his or her person.
Some guys like to have words or symbols tattooed onto them. These are a popular choice these days, words and symbols especially that have a personal significance and the individual feels have a great meaning in their life.

Tattoo design ideas that relate to words and symbols usually have some connection to one’s heritage and culture. Some individuals also like to have entire texts or paragraphs inked unto their backs. Or for a shorter version phrases of inspiration or words of love to there loved ones.

Some men who are aware of the implications of having a tattoo opt for a smaller tattoo design idea that can be easily concealed and is not visible or conspicuous when they are at work or mingling with other people. A cross tattoo idea one such design that is popular with many men. The cross can be as large as you want or small enough to be hidden under a wristwatch or a clothes cuff. The cross can also be designed in such a way that it can look intricate or plain.

What Inspires A Tattoo Design Idea

A tattoo design idea is wholly dependent on the preferences of the person who wants to have the tattoo done. What inspires a tattoo design idea is base don what the person tells the tattoo artist to do. The person might describe to the artist an event in his life which has inspired him to have a tattoo done. The tattoo design idea can be a commemoration of the said event.

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Erasing tattoo nightmares - Port Huron Times Herald
Port Huron Times HeraldErasing tattoo nightmaresPort Huron Times HeraldThe Port Huron man says he puts a lot of thought into each new piece of art he gets. "Sometimes I will wait a year or two between tattoos," he said. "I do my research, I have a good artist, and I don't get any tattoos that would show in the workplace ...
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Top 6 Tattoo Design Ideas

Tattoos are usually permanent. Therefore, finding the right design should be as important as your decision to get a tattoo. After all there is nothing like the misery or regret a person could feel over a bad design. To help you make your decision, you should seriously consider these top sources of tattoo design ideas.

So you want to get a tattoo, but cannot decide what tattoo design ideas you are looking for? There are so many different ways that you can express your personality, through art on your body, which makes it difficult to decide what you want. You should have a specific reason for getting a tattoo, it may be to remember a loved one, or you may just want to express your own individuality. Whatever your reason may be, finding the right tattoo design ideas for you may be a bit of a challenge.

Tattoo Artists

The first and number one source of tattoo design ideas is reputable tattoo artists themselves. An artist who has been doing his trade for quite sometime and has a wide base of satisfied customers would know first hand about good designs and tattoo design ideas that would specifically fit you.

Tattoo artists can help you understand the meaning of a design, and you can easily discuss with them the design that best suits your personality. You can even give an artist your idea and leave the designing to him. The downside to this is that different artists have different opinions and you often have to do a lot of leg work and design book flipping to find the best artist and design

Online Galleries

The best tattoo designs can also be found on online galleries. There are lots of free and paid galleries to choose from. These galleries contain thousands of designs conveniently arranged in categories with new designs regularly coming in. The best thing about searching online for tattoo design ideas is that you can simply browse in the comfort of your own home. For a fee, you can print a design that you like and take it to an artist. If you do not have an artist yet, some galleries will offer you a directory of tattoo artists near your place.


Ideas are simply limitless in forums. There are numerous independent or gallery attached tattoo forums to choose from. In these forums you can upload your designs and ask forum members to give their opinion about it. You can also comment on the designs of others and maybe even get some inspiration from the member uploaded designs. This is a great way to interact and ask real average people like you their unbiased opinion.

Printed Material

Who says you need to restrict your tattoo design ideas on catalogs and galleries. Look through an assortment of books printed material for possible tattoo design ideas. You can flip through your favorite comic books or even look in science, astrology, psychology, archeology, sociology and anthropology books. Find books at

Other People

Consider asking friends and family members for design ideas also, especially those who are fond of the art themselves. Aside from these people, you could also simply observe what other people have and form a judgment on which designs look great and which one look horrible.

Your Own Creativity

Trust your own creativity. You can mix and match designs or you can answer some questions to arrive at a good design. What are you interested in? What inspires you? What is your life long passion? What do you love the most?

Today, people choose to be tattooed for cosmetic, sentimental/memorial, religious, and magical reasons, and to symbolize their belonging to or identification with particular groups, including criminal gangs but also a particular ethnic group or law-abiding subculture. Some Maori still choose to wear intricate moko on their faces. In Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, the yantra tattoo is used for protection against evil and to increase luck.

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Heir Transplant Get, Set, Grow - The New Indian Express
The New Indian ExpressHeir Transplant Get, Set, GrowThe New Indian ExpressIt wouldn't be an exaggeration to say there is something Tendulkaresque about Virat Kohli. Besides their prolific batsmanship or the match-winning aptitude, only time will verify whether the latter would eventually sneak into the immortal space ...and more »
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Beautiful Butterfly Tattoo Designs For Ladies

Butterfly tattoo designs are designs that have for generations been loved. People have always been fascinated by butterflies: from young children to adults, the butterfly is a symbol of beauty and freedom that is second to none. There are also a large number of references to butterflies in history, and they are the subject of a variety of mixed legends, myths and other such tales. Thus, given their special meaning in almost every culture, it is not strange at all that butterfly tattoo designs are so desired by people.

When people mention butterflies, the first thing that comes to mind is how gentle the creatures are. They also have other attributes, namely their beauty, the mystery associated with them, their symbolism of transformation and their representation of freedom.
1. Beauty: This attribute of the butterfly is one that can hardly be argued about. In a large selection of sizes and shapes, butterflies are quite different even within a single species. Thus, almost every butterfly is unique. It is this beauty and more importantly uniqueness that cause butterfly tattoo designs to be so popular with women. butterly tattoo on back
2. Mystery: There is a large amount of mystery that is associated with the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. This sense of mystery has prevailed throughout the ages so that even today people are captivated by the occurrence. This sense of mystery has also in a way contributed to their popularity as tattoo designs, since many people feel that it represents the mystery within them.
3. Transformation: The metamorphosis of the butterfly also represents transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, which could also be interpreted as a person becoming more beautiful. This has also led to such designs becoming popular among girls who undergo a similar transformation into women.
4. Freedom: This attribute barely needs to be discussed. Butterflies have always been associated with freedom. Flying about flowers with apparently no cares in the world, these creatures have often been extremely envied by men and women alike. Women might find this significance a little more important for them, because of their lack of freedom in history. butterfly tattoo on shoulder

Such designs are also extremely safe, especially is a person is getting their first tattoo ever. The reason for this, more than the designs, is that the symbolism of a butterfly is one that can be treasured forever and will not change with time. It is unlikely that people would not at any point in their lives relate to joy, love and more importantly freedom. Apart from these, such designs are also advised as they are naturally beautiful and can be done with exquisite colouring.
If a person wishes to design his or her own tattoo, then inspirations can be got from one of many online tattoo galleries. Such galleries have huge ranges of designs, ranging from Celtic butterflies to Tribal butterflies, among others.
Such butterfly tattoo designs can thus exist in a variety of shapes, as well as colours and sizes. The best online galleries have expert tattoo artists who will be able to tattoo such designs on any part of one’s body. The most popular areas for butterfly tattoo designs have been found to be the lower back, arm, shoulder and ankle.
Thus with a renewed understanding of the symbolism of the butterfly, a person might wish that they could themselves become butterflies! Sadly, this is not possible, but the next best thing is: a person could advertise their spirit of mystery, beauty, freedom and transformation by getting one of the large number of available butterfly tattoo designs.

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Is The Negative Stigma On Tattoos Diminishing?

Whether the tattoo community likes it or not they are always taking criticism from people. Some people just don’t understand that tattoos are a good positive thing and they can’t seem to be past the negative aspect of tattoos. Which if these tattoo people would educate themselves on tattoos and the tattoo community they would find out that these awful rough and tumble, hoodlums are actually a great asset to the community. Several tattoo parlors or tattoo studios as some like to be called have charity events going on at the places of business and they raise money all the time for great cause.

Slowly year by year the negative astigmatism that is associated with 1000 tattoos has started to diminish. Because of this several baby boomers are heading out to their local tattoo parlor or tattoo studio to get the ink they have always wanted but felt society would not except them because of it. So why the reason for baby boomers all of a sudden getting inked? Well some tattoo artist say it’s because they felt it wasn’t social acceptable 15 to 20 years ago and a lot of them are facing retirement now and just don’t care what anyone thinks. Several tattoo parlors are reporting that they are seeing a rise in people between the age of 40 and their mid 50’s getting their first tattoos. This piece of news makes sense especially since a poll that was conducted in 2008 revealed that about 20 percent of adults between the age of 40 and 64 reported having one or more tattoos. Another reason these age group is starting to get tattoos this late in life is because people are becoming more comfortable and curious about body art.

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Temporary Body Art

Temporary body art is the most preferred option for many who don’t wish to go in for permanent tattoos. Here’s a look at some of the various types of temporary body art.

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Body art in itself has been in vogue for a long time in the fashion industry. The body has become like a canvas which people use to display their attitude or simply their sense of fashion. Body art may have caught on in the recent times, but one can see its usage even in the ancient days. Temporary body art is fast gaining ground over the permanent varieties. Temporary tattoos are giving more reasons for people to display their creative side. Custom temporary tattoos help people to wear a design that is exclusive and those, which are also not permanent. Temporary tattoos are most preferred because of many factors. Therefore, more people prefer to opt for temporary body art to display the latest designs in the fashion industry. Here’s a look some reasons why temporary body art is in vogue and the various forms of the same.


Common Reasons why Temporary Body Art is most preferred:
It does not involve needles: A sure reason to celebrate for people who fear the needle, temporary body art gives you the hip look without all the pain!

No chance of infections: The use of needles for tattoos may not be a good idea for those with sensitive skin. Skin allergies are sometimes a possibility with permanent tattoos. Therefore, temporary tattoos prove to be the best bet for those who love to be in touch with the latest trends, without the risk of allergies.

New designs to suit your mood: Temporary body art would give you the option to change the particular design as per your mood. Permanent tattoos would remain with you for the lifetime and just in case you are an indecisive person, temporary body art would be more suitable for you.

The Freedom of Experimentation: Temporary body art lets you experiment with ease. If you don’t like the design that is executed, you can get it changed once the design fades away! You can experiment with various methods to create new effects!

Types of Techniques used for Temporary Body Art:

Stick-on Temporary Tattoos:
The stick-on tattoo is one of the most favorable for temporary body art. These are also amongst the most popular as kid’s temporary tattoos. All one needs to do is peel off the cover behind and stick it on the skin. Another of the stick-on varieties would require you to place the tattoo on the skin and apply some water over it. This fixes the design onto the skin.

Airbrush Tattoos:
An airbrush method would give you the option of creating a really artistic and colorful pattern on your body. An airbrushed tattoo is not permanent and the method of painting is almost the same that is used on a T-shirt. An airbrush tattoo is created with the help of a stencil by tattoo artists. Today, there are many techniques being developed to create new looks for airbrushed tattoos.

Henna Tattoos:
Henna or mehndi tattoos are a great option for temporary body art! Henna temporary tattoos are very popular and have been in use from the ancient times. This paste is usually available in cones so that the design can be drawn on to the skin with ease. Henna tattoos give more scope for creativity and is completely safe for the skin. Once the design dries off, you can wash it with water. Henna leaves an orange color on the skin as per the design drawn. One can even consult with a tattoo artist to get custom temporary tattoos designed to suit individual preferences.

These various forms of temporary body art would give you the option of being fashionable without feeling the pain! So, make a statement by choosing designs that best represent you!

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Popular Female Tattoos – Popular Tattoo Ideas Women Want

Tattoos are becoming more popular within the female culture.

Here are some popular designs you might consider.

Until recently, tattooed women were heavily stereotyped and there was also a bit of social stigma attached to them. It was left unsaid but commonly understood that only criminals, prostitutes, or homosexual women got tattoos. That image is now changing fast with tattooed women being accepted as part of mainstream culture. Women have always been more style and fashion conscious than man and it is only natural that even in the field of tattoos they are very particular about the design and the body part where the tattoo will be displayed. Men tend to be quick and bold about their tattoo choice but women like to take time and ponder carefully before making a decision. The balance is shifting rapidly with more and more tattoo artists claiming that a majority of their clientele now comprises of women.

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The same tattoo artists are also saying that women are better equipped for the process of tattooing and they handle the pain much better than men. Men approach the tattooing process with the belief that they are tough enough to handle the pain but quite a few of them pass out when the needle begins to do its work. Women tend to anticipate the pain much better and this apparently increases their tolerance towards it. Feminine tattoo designs tend to be less aggressive and go for the delicate look saying it with flowers, butterflies, angels, and so on. Their preferred tattoo areas are the lower back and tail end. Women also tend to mix western and eastern tattoo designs much better than men. The ever increasing demand for newer tattoo designs by women has also lead to a sort of revolution for the tattoo artists as they are now looking across cultures to find the right look that women are demanding year after year.

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Even today the most preferred form of tattoo is to engrave the benefactor’s or sweetheart’s name on the body. Sometimes tattoos are also used to cover up scars and other permanent blemishes. The most commonly used tattoos besides the above include angels, butterflies, Celtic, cross, dragons, fairies, flowers, henna, lower back, and tribal tattoos. There is a large number of Christian symbols that are also being used as tattoo images though nothing comes close to the popularity of the cross. Other popular designs include zodiac symbols and other celestial bodies such as the sun or the moon. Then there are symbols of good look from many cultures across the world that are also quite popular. The Hibiscus flower is perhaps the most commonly used in flower based designs for tattoos.

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Whereas women always went in for delicate and minimalist tattoos they are slowly beginning to choose larger and aggressive tattoo designs. Popular female tattoos are getting more and more experimental every day with women going in for all sorts of combinations that were previously considered a serious no-no. Female tattoos also tend to be on the sexier side and are placed on the body in order to accentuate the feminine charms.

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Published: 10/31/2007

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Celebrity Tattoos: Katy Perry

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When one thinks of the, I kissed a girl singer the last thing that comes to their mind is tattoos. This is the best thing about tattoos. People who you would never think to have one has one. This also just goes to show that the stereotype on tattoos couldn’t be more wrong. It is usually those shy, good girls from next door that have a secret love for tattoos. With that being said, Katy Perry does have a tattoo of her own and it just so happens to be in a rather visible place.

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Katy has a tattoo on her left wrist. Her tattoo is a text tattoo, that simply says Jesus in black ink. No word on why Katy decided to get this tattoo. But there you have it she does have one. There have also been some rumors that she has a lip tattoo on her back somewhere. However, Katy does not rule out the possibility of getting another tattoo. It seems that the hot and cold singer, has been hot and cold about getting a tattoo of Freddie Mercury on her back. Katy has once stated that she looks up the former front-man of Queen and completely idolizes him. She shared that she once almost got a huge tattoo of Freddie’s face on her back, but says she decided against at the last minute. She says she is glad she didn’t do it but on the flip side she still has an urge to get this tattoo on her back. So it is pretty safe to say that this pin up style singer will more than likely add to her tattoo collection one day.

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Tattoos On Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp got his first tattoo at the age of seventeen. Each tattoo marks a major thing in his life, a person, an event, or an idea. As Johnny explained, his body tells a story in a way.

As of last count, Johnny has 12 known markings on his body. He maybe has more but only these twelve are the ones recorded. Johnny Depp tattoo

Listed below are his tattoos in no special order:

A swallow over a sunset with Jack tattooed underneath. While he was filming one of his most celebrated movies, Pirates of the Caribbean, he had to wear a fake version of these tattoos. He liked it so much that he had them permanently inked on his right forearm. Contrary to what people may have assumed, Jack is in honor of his son, and not his character Jack Sparrow. He also had the swallow tattoo inverted so that it is flying towards him. As he mentioned in one of his interviews in 2004, he always wants his son to come back to him.

The inscription Lily Rose. Found over Johnnys heart, the script honors his daughter Lily Rose.

Tattoo of Johnny DeppHeart and Betty Sue. Johnny had his mothers name engraved on a heart and tattooed on his left bicep on May 31, 1988 in honor of the first woman in his life.

Wino Forever. Found on his right bicep, it originally read, Winona Forever in honor of his then girlfriend, Winona Ryder. After their breakup, Johnny had it laser-removed.

Native American Head. Just below the Wino Forever tattoo is a Cherokee Indian Chief in full headdress. Johnny had this tattoo to symbolize his ancestral cultural heritage.

The Brave symbol. This tattoo found inside his right arm is from one of his movies, The Brave.

Inverted Triangle. Above his mothers name tattoo is an inverted triangle which also symbolizes the heart. It is also a universal sign of the feminine and is often used to express romantic love.

Three Rectangles. Found on his right index finger, Johnny describes them as a permanent phone doodle. In many of his movies, Johnny wears a large ring to cover this tattoo.

Number Three. On Johnnys left hand, between his thumb and index finger, is the number three tattoo. In April 1996, he made a statement about the number three in the Young Flix Magazine. He described the number three as special, creative, mystical, and magical. However, in another interview, he said that he and a friend had that tattoo one day while they were bored.

Summary of Johnny Depp Tattoos
Crossbones and Skull with the inscription Death is Certain. Johnny claims to be the only one who knows exactly what that phrase means.

Question Mark (?). On the right inside leg, over Johnnys ankle is a question mark tattoo.

Silence Exile Cunning. This latest tattoo found on Johnnys arm is a quote from James Joyces book A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. It was first seen on June 2, 2008 at the MTV movie awards.

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Tattoos On Robbie Williams

British singer Robbie Williams has at least 14 tattoos on his body. The count varies according to how you group the tattoos together. Aside from music, body ink has really been one of his passions. He’s got tattoos of different sorts and designs almost covering his whole body.

On his right upper thigh is a Pagan Celtic Cross which was done while he was still part of the pop group Take That. As he described in one of his interviews, he’s got the devil inside him and that cross tattoo is meant to protect him from such inner demons.
Robbie Williams Tattoos

Located on his left shoulder is a big Maori tribal design in a partial sleeve from his shoulder to halfway down his biceps. The design is exquisitely detailed with rounded waves as signs of the twists and turns in life. One of the sources says that the Maori tribal tattoo was done by a famous Dutch tattoo artist, Henk Schiffmacher, while another source says that it was done by Te Ranginu Netana in New Zealand. The Maori tattoo is thought to represent Williams’ life.

Williams’ right arm is designed with a face of a lion with inscriptions above and below it. The tattoo is a representation of a young male lion, the universally accepted sign of power, with detailed features. "Elvis, grant me serenity", are the words inscribed above it, while "Born to be mild", are found underneath. Just like the cross, the lion tattoo is also for protection.

Another tattoo found in Robbie Williams’ body is the Eye of Horus, the ancient Egyptian falcon god, also called the "all-seeing eye". Williams had this tattoo done at the back of his neck in 2004 as a shield from evil spirits and for good luck.
Tattoos on Robbie Williams
Also believed for protection is what Robbie calls the "Christian." It was done in New Zealand in July 2000. The "Christian" is a depiction of the crucifixion – Jesus Christ on the cross with Mary and some angels.

In May 2003, Robbie had a pair of swallows tattooed on his abdomen. These tattoos are a symbol for freedom and loyalty and probably an expression of Williams’ love for these abstract concepts.

Under his left arm, Robbie Williams has a Crest tattoo, a tattoo of the coat of arms of the town of Burslem. Burslem is known as the Mother Town, and one of the six towns that form the current city of Stroke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, in the Midlands of England. It is the place where Robbie and his family moved to after he was born.
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On Robbie’s lower back is the musical score for the chorus of the well-known Beatles classic, "All You Need Is Love."

Aside from the above-mentioned pictorial tattoos, Robbie also has word tattoos all over his body.

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Celebrity Tattoos – Jessica Alba

I will admit I really don’t recall every seeing Jessica Alba’s tattoos before and come to find out she has at least three that I could find. She has a wrist tattoo that is in the Sanskrit word "Padma" which means lotus flower. In Hinduism, it is the symbol of spiritual development. It is the symbol of the manifestation of beauty and mental purity (the ability to rise above) – for although it has its roots in the mud of ponds and lakes, it raises its flower in immaculate beauty above the surface of the water. She also has a tattoo of a daisy with a ladybug on it on the back of her neck and a bow on her lower back. I could not find a suitable picture of her neck tattoo, so you will just have to take my word that she does indeed have one back there.

Tattoo of Jessica Alba

I do find this rather interesting that Jessica could have these tattoos in these fairly noticeable places and practically get away without hardly any people noticing that she even has three tattoos. Which I think is genius. So if you are wanting to get a tattoo and don’t want to it be too noticeable then maybe you should follow Jessica Alba’s footsteps and get your tattoos in the places that she has them.

Jessica did open up about her latest tattoo which is of a ladybug and daisy on her neck. She said that her mom, aunt and her all went out and got tattoos one day as a "bonding experience." And all three of them got different ladybug tattoos.

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Celebrity Tattoos – Janet Jackson

Her first name isn’t baby, it’s Janet, Ms. Jackson if you are nasty. It seems that Ms. Jackson lives up to the nasty name of hers because Janet has a very interesting nasty tattoo of her own. She also has a small collection of other tattoos. Just like so many other celebrities Janet’s tattoos are not very flashy and barely noticeable.

Here’s a list of Janet’s four tattoos.

1. She has a Borneo-style scorpion design on the small of her back.

Tattoo of Janet Jackson

2. A Japanese kanji on the back of her neck is sometimes described as symbolizing balance and continuity and sometimes as friendship. Janet shared this kanji tattoo with two of her best friends who work with her as dancers.

Janet Jackson Tattoo

3. She has a "Sankofa" on the inside of her right wrist. It’s a symbol taken from King Adinkera of the Akan people from West Africa. It means "it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot."

4. Janet’s last tattoo (nasty) tattoo is on the crease of her right thigh. It is Mickey and Minnie Mouse doing something very naughty. Minnie is giving oral to Mickey.

Many people raise their eyebrows at Janet’s rather nasty and maybe inappropriate tattoo. But Janet doesn’t really see it that way. Janet has admitted to having done a lot of sexual experimentation in her 20s and 30s, and the rather nasty and unusual tattoo of the Disney characters "doing the nasty" as she phrases it, Janet views this tattoo has rather humorous to her as well as being symbolic that she feels sex is good and should be fun.

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Graphics Tablet Possibilities?

I am considering getting a graphics tablet but just do not have the money to buy a wacom. I know bamboo tablets are cheaper but I’ve heard from several people that they work almost like toy versions of wacom.

I’m looking at several different ones with excellant reviews however.

My questions is whether anyone else has used any graphics tablet and what I can expect will be possible with one. One of the main reasons I want it is to be able to design clean line work for tattoos, and for watercolor paintings – it takes forever to draw out a design, transfer it to the watercolor paper and then paint it, and sometimes I screw up or decide I don’t like the colors and all the prep work is wasted time.

I know there are other applications for them but I’m curious as to what sort of things are possible or others have done with them!
Also please don’t get all high and mighty and tell me I have to buy a wacom tablet for what I want to do. Just because it is the most expensive doesn’t mean others don’t work and judging by reviews on amazon and other sites there are a handful that are comparable with a cheaper price. That is like saying you can’t use colored pencils unless you spend 130 bucks on prismacolors.


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Most of my tattoos are dark (not colored) and I don’t go to the tanning bed much. Maybe once or twice a week for 10-12 minute sessions, and only in the Spring season. How can I protect my tattoos in a tanning bed? Are there specific lotions or ways to not damage my tattoos? Thanks for any advice.


How would you describe this style of tattoo?

I really like how this person’s tattoo looks. I like how there’s no harsh black lines and that the outlining of the flowers are just darker shades of pink and red and i like how the natural skin color is the negative space in the tattoo. I was thinking about getting a tattoo with flowers like this and a hummingbird and i was wondering if there’s any form of style of tattooing similar to what im describing here, I don’t know much about tattoos but I’m not getting it any time soon because I’m still planning the tattoo out. Thanks for the help!