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: Trip Albagdadi Getting a tattoo in prison is illegal in the United States but that hasn’t stopped thousands of inmates from developing creative ways to get inked over the last fifty years. Mechanical pencils, paperclips, magnets, guitar strings and staples are just a few of the implements used by prisoners to apply tattoos. They’ve […]
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 […]