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Tattoos – From Social Taboo to Social Fashion

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 ...

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Tattoo Traditions Around the World

There are still cultures around the world that treat tattoos with reverence and respect. A far cry from the oftentimes meaningless and sometimes regrettable ink everybody and their grandmother dons ...

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A Tattoo to Save Your Life

People get tattoos for any number of reasons: as a fashion statement, to commemorate an important event or person, as personal art or just for the hell of it. Many ...

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Tattoo Friendly Jobs

The following is a list of tattoo friendly employers that we’ve put ...
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Employers With No Visible Tattoo Policies

We will be combing the Internet and keeping our ears open for ...
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Marine Corps Tattoo Policy

If you want to be one of the Few and you have ...

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Tat2X Interview with Australian Tattoo Artist Jimi May

By Trip Albagdadi: Tat2X:  How long have you been involved in the tattoo business? Jimi: I started my apprenticeship at Dee Why Tattoo about three years ago. I have been tattooing professionally for two and a half years. Tat2X:  What made you decide to become a tattoo artist? Jimi: I have always been an artist. […]

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Tat2X Interview with Polynesian Tattoo Artist Carl Cocker of Auckland, New Zealand

By Trip Albagdadi: Tat2X:  How long have you been involved in the tattoo business? Carl: I have been involved with tattooing for 13 years since 2001. Tat2X:  What made you decide to become a tattoo artist? Carl: I was studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as students, my brother King Afa and I were always broke. […]

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Are Henna Tattoos Safe?

Are Henna Tattoos A Safe Alternative to Permanent Tattoos?

by Nicole Bodem and Trip Albagdadi: Henna tattoos are popular in Indian, Pakistani and Middle Eastern cultures, where they are used to bless special occasions such as marriages, birthdays and holidays. Many of these cultures believe that henna is good luck and adorn themselves with intricate henna designs in order to denote beauty or joy. […]

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Tat2X Interview With Talented Tattoo Artist and Model Azarja van der Veen

Tat2X: How long have you been involved in the tattoo business? I started working in the tattoo industry about 14 years ago as a shop girl/receptionist and then progressed to a variety of other jobs in the tattoo community. I’ve been tattooing for almost 10 years now. Tat2X: Did you model before becoming a tattoo […]

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