Tattoos once were the sole providence of convicts and sailors; now they’re as much of a fashion symbol as a pair of jeans, sunglasses or high heels. Many social networking ...
by Sian Morgan: It is becoming increasingly popular to add to your tattoo collection whilst visiting a foreign country or as part of your travels. There are many places that have tattoo culture to thank for a boost in their tourism industry. Popular destinations for their traditional tattooing methods include Far Eastern countries: • Tahiti […]
By Trip Albagdadi: For over 40,000 years Australia was inhabited by nomadic Aboriginal tribes. Many of these Aboriginal tribes decorated their bodies with ceremonial tattoos. These tattoos conveyed information about the individual as well as the tribe they belonged to. Both the neighboring Samoan islanders and the Maori people of New Zealand have long standing […]
By Emma Clark: Tattooing is an ancient practice that has been recorded in every culture across the world. It is today a very common sight and something that has become more and more socially accepted as the years have gone by. Where did it begin though and what are the techniques and methods used around […]
By: Emma Clark Who was Sailor Jerry? Sailor Jerry, the name given to Norman Collins, the father of old school tattooing and a legend in tattooing history. He acquired the name ‘Jerry’ after his father noticed his trouble making son had similar characteristics to the family’s crabby mule, and after spending almost a decade at […]
By Trip Albagdadi: Tat2X: How long have you been involved in the tattoo business? Heather: I just had my 15th anniversary! Tat2X: What made you decide to become a tattoo artist? Heather: I was in art school, and realized that tattooing was something I wanted to try. It seemed like an interesting medium with a […]