What are Blackout Tattoos and Should You Consider Getting One?

What are Blackout Tattoos, and Should You Consider Getting One? Blackout tattoos are when a large part of your body, often arms, legs or neck, but back and chest are becoming increasingly common, are covered in black ink. They are definite statement pieces that attract a lot of attention. They used to be a real [...]

By |2021-05-10T13:12:10+01:00May 10th, 2021|tattoo technique, Tattoo Tips and Advice, tattoo trends|Comments Off on What are Blackout Tattoos and Should You Consider Getting One?

New School Tattoos

New School Tattoos By @kulutureshockstudio We know, your skin is itching to get some new tattoos done before summer is here so that they can heal in time to show them off (by then, we should all be more social again, right?). So let’s keep the inspiration going. If you look through this [...]

By |2021-03-25T18:41:41+00:00March 25th, 2021|tattoo technique, tattoo trends|Comments Off on New School Tattoos

Super unique tattoos you don’t see everyday

Super unique tattoos Todays post is going to be a bit of a different topic and were going to be focusing on tattoos you don’t see everyday. Ok so at the time of writing this we have 10 vivid ink studios and whenever you see as many people on a day to day basis [...]

By |2021-03-05T12:55:01+00:00March 5th, 2021|tattoo technique, tattoo trends|Comments Off on Super unique tattoos you don’t see everyday

Chicano Tattoos

Chicano Tattoos While we remain homebound, we will continue to travel via our imagination - and through the ink on our skin. No matter how the world may wobble around us, that is one thing that can never be taken away once it is in place. This week, the turn has come to the US [...]

By |2021-02-20T06:19:00+00:00February 19th, 2021|tattoo history, tattoo technique, tattoo trends|Comments Off on Chicano Tattoos

Watercolour Tattoos

Watercolour Tattoos It is the darkest time of the year, and spring feels like a lifetime away, so we thought we'd treat ourselves to dreaming away in colour. Gaining in popularity faster than you can say #tattooinspo over the past decade, watercolour tattoos have become a style of their own. They have prompted discussions on [...]

By |2021-01-13T18:10:03+00:00January 13th, 2021|tattoo technique, tattoo trends|Comments Off on Watercolour Tattoos

Tattoos and Nature Elements

Tattoos and Nature Elements The better part of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 have been a difficult for anyone who loves nature and the outdoors. While walking and cycling around the neighbourhood may allow us to discover new parts of our cities, they are no substitute for a getaway to mountains, woods and rivers. [...]

By |2021-01-07T16:33:18+00:00January 7th, 2021|tattoo technique, tattoo trends|Comments Off on Tattoos and Nature Elements

Halloween Special – the Supernatural History of Tattooing

Halloween Special - the Supernatural History of Tattooing Today we see tattoos mostly as a form of self-expression and individuality. A way to tell our unique story to the world, and to honour our one-of-a-kind embodied experience on this planet. While some have returned to the ancient mystical essence of tattooing by exploring the realms [...]

By |2020-10-15T11:58:36+01:00October 15th, 2020|tattoo history, tattoo technique, tattoo trends, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Halloween Special – the Supernatural History of Tattooing

Tattoo Glossary T to Y

Tattoo Glossary T to Y T Tattoo Machine — the proper name for that which most artists today use to apply the ink to a person’s skin. The first version uses rotary technology, with an electric motor to drive the needles. Its succesor, the coil machine is considered the standard for modern tattooing. An electromagnetic [...]

By |2020-10-07T08:39:36+01:00October 4th, 2020|tattoo technique, tattoo technology, Tattoo Tips and Advice|Comments Off on Tattoo Glossary T to Y

Tattoo Glossary O – S

Tattoo Glossary O - S O  Old School — also known as American Traditional. Features bold black lining, two-dimensional with no shading, and draw from a set of images and symbolism, like eagles, skulls, roses, and pin-up girls.   Ornamental — in architecture and decorative art, an ornamental piece is one that is used to enhance [...]

By |2020-10-01T17:09:21+01:00October 1st, 2020|tattoo technique, tattoo technology, Tattoo Tips and Advice, tattoo trends|Comments Off on Tattoo Glossary O – S

Large Tattoos

Large TattoosLarge tattoos are continuing in popularity. Although large tattoos are a big decision, we continue to create extensive pieces on the arms, back and legs which vary from one continuous piece to individual and varied designs linked together.Due to the size, complexity and time required for such pieces, we often receive many queries about [...]

By |2020-09-30T10:33:36+01:00September 17th, 2020|tattoo technique, Tattoo Tips and Advice|Comments Off on Large Tattoos