Post-Mastectomy tattoos: “I wish I could walk around topless” by Reina

 My journey began 3 weeks before my 40th birthday. I scheduled a mammogram because in my opinion, I have medical insurance and when you turn 40 as a woman and you have children, it is important to take care of yourself so you can be around to see your children grow and blossom into the … 7 more words

Color Realism tattoos by Russian Artist Ben Klishevskiy

Hailing from Moscow, Russia, this sublime color-realism specialist is getting some serious attention from tattoo aficionados as well as other artists on a worldwide scale with his viral tattoo pics… and it’s easy to see why! 26 more words

New ED HARDY Exhibit: “Visionary Subversive” // oct.5-nov.2

Ed Hardy: Visionary Subversive is a major exhibition of original art by one of the world’s most well-known culture icons. Original works presented by Varnish Fine Art at The Midway Show Dates: October 5 to November 2, 2015 Artist Reception: Thursday October 29, 7-11pm Closing Party: Monday November 2, 7-11pm  Co-curated by Hardy’s assistant Trevor … 7 more words

P.INK DAY 2015: Announcing Cities & Artists for Survivors of Breast Cancer

Announcing that P.ink Day 2015 is coming to 13 North American cities on the weekend of October 10. This year we’ve enlisted 45 artists across our network to ink mastectomy tattoos for 45 remarkable breast cancer survivors. 32 more words

Turning My Mastectomy Scars into Art

I have always loved tattoos. Shortly after my 18th birthday, I walked into a tattoo shop filled with courage and a bit of cockiness. After studying the wall of images, I confidently pointed to a small cartoon devil named “hot stuff” and said, “Perfect!” Many people ask whether or I not have any regrets about … 7 more words

GUILTY! Man gets 20 yrs for tattoo shop firebomb!

As anyone who’s been tattooing for more than 20 years can attest, in the olden days (we won’t call it the ‘golden age’) of American Tattooing, when shops or scratchers moved in too close to an established tattoo studio, firebombings were the norm. 20 more words

Another FDA TATTOO INK RECALL – From the company “A Thousand Virgins”

Fast Facts:  The FDA is alerting tattoo artists and consumers that they should not use tattoo inks marketed and distributed by A Thousand Virgins, in grey wash shades labeled G1, G2, and G3 (Lot #129 exp 1/16). 25 more words