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: Tat2X: How long have you been involved in the tattoo business? Carlos Macedo: I have been involved with tattooing for the last six years. Tat2X: What made you decide to become a tattoo artist? Carlos Macedo: I have been an artist ever since I could hold a pencil but was encouraged to […]
by Sian Morgan: Unlike many cultures in the Western world, Japan is completely unaccepting of tattoos and body art within their country. Tattoos in Japan are heavily denounced and even the smallest amount of ink on one’s skin has people assuming a criminal nature. This is because of the deep rooted association with the […]
by Trip Albagdadi: How do the world’s major religions view tattoos? Not surprisingly the answers for each religion vary and are anything but simple. There are nuances and exceptions to every rule and like everything else that involves religion much is subject to interpretation. The following represents research on Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism […]
By Trip Albagdadi: Tat2X: How long have you been involved in the tattoo business? Ivana Belakova: It has been, about 12 years now, since I did my first tattoo. Professionally it’s less than that. Tat2X: What made you decide to become a tattoo artist? Ivana Belakova: Just after I finished my studies, my friend offered […]