How Does Earlobe Stretching Work?

How Does Earlobe Stretching Work? Photo: Valter Campanato/ABr via Wikimedia There are several different ways of stretching, or gauging, your earlobes. However, they all begin with the same step - get your ears pierced at a reputable studio by an experienced practitioner, such as the talented Vivid Ink team of body piercers. The [...]

By |2021-07-20T17:17:20+01:00July 20th, 2021|Body Piercing, Uncategorised|Comments Off on How Does Earlobe Stretching Work?

Pride and Queer Tattoo Symbols Part II

Pride and Queer Tattoo Symbols Part II In our last post, we took a look at some of the more iconic queer symbols, the pink inverted triangle and the rainbow, and how they came to be adopted, and tattooed, by the LGBTQIA+ community. Today, as June and Pride continue, we move on to a few [...]

By |2021-06-24T18:22:37+01:00June 24th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Pride and Queer Tattoo Symbols Part II

Pride and Queer Tattoo Symbols

Pride and Queer Tattoo Symbols Even though the celebrations may be more subdued this year (just as they were 12 months ago), June is still Pride month. In honour of the usually vibrant, colourful and life-affirming acknowledgment of everyone’s right to love whomever they choose and to live according to wherever they feel most at [...]

By |2021-06-21T16:57:21+01:00June 21st, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Pride and Queer Tattoo Symbols

What Do Lewis Hamilton’s Tattoos Mean

What Do Lewis Hamilton’s Tattoos Mean?  As the Formula 1 season of 2021 has kicked off, Lewis Hamilton, who already beat Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 race wins last year, chases the record for most world championship titles. Currently equalling Schumacher for seven championships, the 36-year-old driver is looking to become the best Formula 1 [...]

By |2021-04-09T07:32:11+01:00April 8th, 2021|Celebrity Tattoos, Uncategorised|Comments Off on What Do Lewis Hamilton’s Tattoos Mean

We All Speak Love — Valentine’s Day Tattoos 

We All Speak Love — Valentine’s Day Tattoos By Walsall apprentice Aaron One would think it was to write a post about symbols of love. It is our driving force, a raison d’être, and almost all people have some experience of it - one way or another. And yet, perhaps because it is [...]

By |2021-02-03T13:16:44+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on We All Speak Love — Valentine’s Day Tattoos 

Sailor Jerry’s Legacy Part II

Sailor Jerry's Legacy Part II Sailor Jerry evolved the traditions of American body art to a whole new level. He took the classic American flash style ready-made designs and incorporated inspiration from his times sailing across the Pacific. He corresponded with Japanese traditional tattoo masters and put his own spin and experience on what they would [...]

By |2020-11-14T23:18:32+00:00November 14th, 2020|tattoo history, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sailor Jerry’s Legacy Part II

Old School Sailor Tattoos II

Old School Sailor Tattoos II Follow along as we keep diving into the rich and fascinating traditions of the tattoos of seafarers far and wide. The more they sailed, the more they earned. Gunpowder for ink and the original knuckle phrase tattoo that could make the difference between life and death… as if sailing the [...]

By |2020-11-07T20:56:59+00:00November 7th, 2020|tattoo history, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Old School Sailor Tattoos II

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

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 |2020-10-26T10:36:21+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Tattoo Tips and Advice, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Where is it More Painful to get Tattooed?

Lower East Side Legends – The Bowery Crew

The Bowery Crew — Founding Fathers (and Mother) of the Tattoo Trade The world owes a lot of the popularity of tattoos in modern times to New York. And particularly to an area on the Lower East Side known as the Bowery. At the time the city’s tattoo boom went down in the early 20th [...]

By |2020-10-26T11:29:49+00:00February 21st, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Lower East Side Legends – The Bowery Crew