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Vivid Ink During Covid-19

New Normal As the world begins to return to some sense of normal – the new normal that is – we know many of our clients have questions, worries and uncertainties. When it comes to returning to the studio and what the experience will be like during this pandemic. We know that our customers have [...]

By |2020-07-30T20:19:04+01:00July 30th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Vivid Ink During Covid-19

Booking With Vivid

5 Steps to Booking We understand that booking a new tattoo is a huge step – that you want to know you are in good hands and will be taken care of, from the conception of your idea all the way through to its creation. At Vivid we constantly tell our customers that we are [...]

By |2020-07-30T19:55:30+01:00July 30th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Booking With Vivid

Sports Stars with Tattoos – Part III

Sports Stars With Tattoos - Part III While we could continue with football stars such as Sydney Leroux, Arturo Vidal and, of course, David Beckham in infinitum, let’s switch it up a bit. In this post, we take a look at MMA legend Connor McGregor, and American Track and Field star Inika McPherson. Both of [...]

By |2020-07-28T16:21:59+01:00July 28th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sports Stars with Tattoos – Part III

Sports Stars with Tattoos – Part II

Sports Stars with Tattoos - Part II The roaring lion Remaining in the realm of football for a little while longer let's take a look a Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Rivalling, and perhaps even surpassing, Messi in the amount of skin coverage, “Ibra” has revealed that at first, he was against tattoos and thought they [...]

By |2020-07-25T11:02:54+01:00July 25th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sports Stars with Tattoos – Part II

Sports Stars with Tattoos

Sports Stars with Tattoos  It was recently revealed that Michael Jordan, back in the limelight due to Netflix’s documentary showcasing the glory years of the Chicago Bulls, The Last Dance, has a tattoo. Kept hidden for most of his active years, the ink is of an omega-shaped horseshoe. It symbolises a commitment to the African-American [...]

By |2020-07-23T15:07:38+01:00July 22nd, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sports Stars with Tattoos

Japanese Tattooing – Part II

Japanese Tattooing - Part II We continue to dive deeper into Irezumi, the incredibly influential and distinctive style of Japanese tattooing. This post takes a closer look at the mythological iconography and themes of the style, as well as the complicated relationship to tattooing in its origin country.  Iconography When you think of mythological creatures, [...]

By |2020-07-18T14:28:00+01:00July 18th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Japanese Tattooing – Part II

Which tattoos age best?

Which tattoos age best? Getting a tattoo used to be a very permanent decision. And even though things have changed somewhat with the arrival of  laser removal techniques, it is hard to imagine someone getting a tattoo with the initial idea that they are going to have it (quite painfully) removed a few years down [...]

By |2020-07-08T19:27:42+01:00July 8th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Which tattoos age best?

Where is it More Painful to get Tattooed?

Where is it More Painful to get Tattooed? So by now, you have had a lot of time to decide, plan, and even begin to long for that next piece of ink. How about we prepare a little mentally by looking at how much pain, hmm, we mean discomfort, you can actually expect on the [...]

By |2020-07-03T20:28:22+01:00July 3rd, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Where is it More Painful to get Tattooed?

Spiritual Symbols in Tattooing Part II – Chakras

Spiritual Symbols in Tattooing Part II - Chakras With the proliferation of the practice of yoga and its philosophy, it is becoming increasingly common to see people inked with representations of what is known as “chakras,” or energetic wheels.  To simplify, one can say that according to yogic anatomy, there are seven major chakras in [...]

By |2020-06-24T20:49:50+01:00June 24th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Spiritual Symbols in Tattooing Part II – Chakras

Spiritual Symbols in Tattooing – Part I

Spiritual Symbols in Tattooing - Part I When the world feels upside down and we become more acutely aware not only of the fundamental uncertainty of things but also of our own mortality, humans often turn to the bigger questions. What is truly important? What kind of support system do I subscribe to, do we [...]

By |2020-06-19T10:18:28+01:00June 19th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Spiritual Symbols in Tattooing – Part I