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

Tattoo Glossary D to N

Tattoo Glossary - D to N D Dotwork — a style of tattooing entirely made up of dots of different sizes and different distances from each other. Where they are closer together, the tattoo will be denser. Where they are further apart, it will be more spacious. Sometimes it encompasses linework to create contours, [...]

By |2020-09-30T10:38:01+01:00September 10th, 2020|tattoo technique, tattoo technology, Tattoo Tips and Advice, tattoo trends|Comments Off on Tattoo Glossary D to N

Tattoo Glossary – A to C

Tattoo Glossary - A to C  Ever felt like you need to Urban Dictionary some of the things you hear around a tattoo studio? Or on blogs like this for that matter? We decided to do a thorough run-through of all the jargon and terminology you may come across while hanging around a tattoo shop, be that [...]

By |2020-09-30T10:41:51+01:00September 8th, 2020|tattoo history, tattoo technique, tattoo technology, Tattoo Tips and Advice, tattoo trends|Comments Off on Tattoo Glossary – A to C

Realism Tattoos

Realism Tattoos One style that has come leaps and bounds over the past couple of decades is that of Realism. Now, Realism is a general term from the art world, and it means, not surprisingly, that the artist tries to represent the subject truthfully, and make it as accurate a representation of real-life imagery as [...]

By |2020-09-30T10:48:09+01:00September 2nd, 2020|tattoo technique, tattoo trends|Comments Off on Realism Tattoos

White Ink

White Ink  Over recent years there has been a surge in tattooing with white ink and we have continuously been getting more and more requests about these tattoos and whether this is something we are able to do. The low down: the reality is that this is down to our artists and their discretion, [...]

By |2020-09-30T10:51:28+01:00September 2nd, 2020|tattoo technique, tattoo trends|Comments Off on White Ink