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3 Steps to Picking the Right Tattoo Studio for You 3 Steps to Picking the Right Tattoo Studio for You

In the end, the place where you get your tattoo will have as big of an impact on your life as the tattoo itself. If getting the tattoo is a positive experience, then you will always equate that tattoo with positive feelings and enjoy reliving the experience. If, on the other hand, you feel uncomfortable during your tattooing session, you may look back on the tattoo even if the design is perfect with a lingering distaste that can mar your enjoyment of your tattoo permanently...

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9/11 Tattoos: Memory, Mourning and Patriotism in 9/11 Tattoo Design 9/11 Tattoos: Memory, Mourning and Patriotism in 9/11 Tattoo Design

After the tragedy on September 11, 2001 that left thousands of Americans dead and the entire country in mourning, there was an incredible influx of support for members of the military, the police departments and the fire departments throughout the country, focusing in particular on the divisions in New York City. As people looked for a way to deal with their grief and commemorate the people who died in the plane crashes, in the Pentagon and as a result of the collapse of the Twin Towers, they sought a method of memorial that would be public and permanent. For many, including those whose professions or personal tastes had never previously run toward body art, the memorial tattoo or the 9/11 tattoo was the perfect and highly appropriate solution.

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A Rose By Any Other Name: Rose Tattoo Symbolism in Rose Tattoo Color and Rose Tattoo Design A Rose By Any Other Name: Rose Tattoo Symbolism in Rose Tattoo Color and Rose Tattoo Design

The rose is the single most popular tattoo design among men and women alike. This flower, which is classically used to symbolize romantic love, has become an integral part of tattoo culture and tattoo design. However, there is actually a great deal more to the rose tattoo than you might first expect. While of course rose tattoos nearly always indicate a level of affection and deep emotion, the various types of emotion and...

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Aaliyah Celebrity Tattoos Aaliyah Celebrity Tattoos

Aaliyah had three tattoos. She had a Shooting Star with an "A" on her left wrist to celebrate her love of being on stage and her feeling that she was going places...

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African Tribal Tattoo Art African Tribal Tattoo Art

African tribal tattoo art is among the most unique forms of indigenous tattoo art. While most types of tattooing techniques and designs ultimately originated with the principles of opening the skin and rubbing in some sort of pigment that would remain under the skin after the wound had healed, African tribal tattoo art is actually a texturing process rather than simply a dying or pigmentation process. This makes it not only unique due to...

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Airbrush Body Art Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Airbrush Body Art Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

Are you going to a rave, or a really hot club? Is there a masquerade, festival or party coming up, and you really want to make an impression? Then maybe its time to consider airbrush body art tattoo designs.

With them, you can transform yourself into nearly anything from a wood nymph, to a fairy, to a monster or demon. You can use art to transform your body from flesh into a magical canvas showing hints and peeks into a strange and magical land. You can become a cosmic goddess covered in suns and stars, or a goddess of nature whos body art displays butterflies and flowers.

Regardless of what image you choose to portray, with full-body airbrushed temporary tattoos, youre sure to illicit some kind of response!

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Alanis Morissette Celebrity Tattoos Alanis Morissette Celebrity Tattoos

In an interview right after the release of her multi-platinum album ''Jagged Little Pill'', Alanis Morissette said, "No tattoos. During the last 27 years, there hasn't been one word or phrase that I felt I would be able to look at every day and think, "I still believe that." I dig the word faith. But I don't want a fucking tattoo on me that says FAITH. Yeesh!" Apparently, Alani

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Alternative Methods for Tattooing Alternative Methods for Tattooing

While most people prefer to keep their tattooing experience as conventional, painless and sterile or sanitary as possible, some people like to live on the wild side. Obviously, this site and the authors do not recommend ever tattooing yourself with anything that has not been sterilized in an autoclave or that has been prepackaged and opened in your presence. Furthermore, tattooing when you are...

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Amber Tamblyn Celebrity Tattoos Amber Tamblyn Celebrity Tattoos

Amber Tamblyn has one known tattoo. It's located just above her right ankle and shows a fairy in side profile. Fairies show up often in tattoo culture because they are symbols of beauty or the imagination that we have as children. Often shown as naked or with very little clothing, fairies are like personified butterflies and tend to mettle in human affairs. Fairies have experie ...

An Introduction and Initiation to Military Tattoos and Military Tattoo Design An Introduction and Initiation to Military Tattoos and Military Tattoo Design

Ever since the United States military was founded in 1775, military tattoos have been an integral part of the brotherhood that unites all branches of the military. Tattoos are not only a means of expressing individuality, but they are also a means of identification and even a rite of passage for many members of the military. For military men and women in particular, tattoos are a particularly personal way of taking pride in service and dealing with the emotions of anger and loss that inevitably accompany military service as a portion of ones comrades ultimately meet their demise in service of their country.

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