Anonymous asked:
I think it's amazing that you guys started as a smallish blog and now have a ton of followers. I think it shows that you guys are awesome, because you are. Taking the time to educate people is amazing, regardless of all the hate you might get. You guys keep doing you, cuz you're great <3
posted 19 hours ago with 7 notes

From Facebook, with the caption “one more session and it’s done”

The tattooist made a lot of strange choices here. The cross is very wide with awkward shading, and the proportions on the angel and demon are super awkward.

From Facebook, with the caption “one more session and it’s done”

The tattooist made a lot of strange choices here. The cross is very wide with awkward shading, and the proportions on the angel and demon are super awkward.

posted 20 hours ago with 13 notes
Anonymous asked:
Check out Instagram user : darylwatsontattoo He's an apprentice and I think he is wonderful but I'd love your opinion?

Daryl is fantastic :)

posted 21 hours ago with 2 notes
william xcionkax

william xcionkax

posted 22 hours ago with 50 notes
elektra-in-training asked:
Hi! I'm incredibly new to the world of tattoos so I apologize if the answer to this question is obvious. I just saw a reblog you did of tattoos by an artist named Felix Van Ardsen. What style of tattoo is that and how would I go about finding an artist in my area that does the same style? Thanks for any help you can give me!

Felix Van Ardsen’s style is an interesting mash up of neotraditional and geometric. If you are interested in a tattoo in a similar style, you’ll definitely have to travel. If you love his work, I would recommend saving up to see him instead of settling for someone else. 

-L

To find an artist that works in a style you want, start with the list and the geometric tag (also try neotraditional and abstract) - find out if there’s anyone near you, and if not, don’t give up!  As L rightfully said, do NOT settle for less - watch your favourite artists’ social media channels. Tattoo artists tend to travel, so if you’re in luck, you might not have to cross an ocean.
Good luck!

-E

posted 23 hours ago with 9 notes
Anonymous asked:
people usually get inspiration for tattoos by looking online so it becomes so easy to commit art theft. just searching on google "wrist tattoos" lets you see so many designs and sometimes it's impossible to find the original artist. so what am i supposed to do if i get stuck in this situation? you need to have a few sources and images in order to tell your tattoo artist exactly what you want, no? and if I'm planning to get only a wrist tattoo (no sleeve), is it ok if i get it facing myself?

Hey friend!
You’re asking a lot of questions here. You say you don’t have any tattoos, and it’s understandable that you’re overwhelmed by the whole “art theft” thing.

First of all - yes, you obviously need to tell your artist what you’re planning to get! And if you have reference images of similar things, it’s encouraged to show them to your artist. The whole point of that is that the artist can draw up a custom tattoo for you based on what you like. You don’t have to steal a design that already exists when there are artists that you PAY for drawing you something that is an absolute original :)

Second of all -  It’s your body and your choice! Nothing is stopping you from doing it. But if you ask us (a blog centered around tattoo art and etiquette) - well, we strongly discourage upside down wrist tattoos. Here’s a few reasons why.
Ask yourself - why do you want it upside down?
My fellow mod L once said some pretty wise words about upside down tattoos:
A tattoo is meant to be appreciated, be it by you or by others, as an accent to your body. As in, working with your whole body (or at least whichever part it’s on). […] If the only point is the content itself and not the way it flows with and enhances the appearance of your body, then it’s probably not meant to be a tattoo.

Hope I was of help!
-E

posted 1 day ago with 9 notes
Anonymous asked:
I went to a local tattoo shop to get my tattoo and since I've started college I met a boy who had three tattoos, one on his forearm and two on his hands. I then learnt that he got them from the same tattoo shop. He's 16, and his hand tattoo represent his paganism which he has been for a year but doesn't practice it. *face palm!* it's okay though, he's determined to be a tattoo artist so it doesn't matter *eye roll*

posted 1 day ago with 10 notes
sickandisgusting asked:
I was at Walmart and there was a girl there that had a huge tattoo that took up the whole side of her leg that said "I'm a good bitch." I just?? Why??

posted 1 day ago with 19 notes
Anonymous asked:
Question, what is a good way to incorporate a quote in a tattoo?(I'm not getting one, I was just curious)

Hey friend, check out the scripttattoo tag for some cool examples!

-E

posted 1 day ago with 2 notes
Anonymous asked:
Have you seen this site before? hanzismatter(.)blogspot(.)com/ The translation of the tattoo from the show Arrow is just priceless.

I haven’t seen it before, but it seems like a good resource for people who want to know what their tattoos really mean .. :)
I watch Arrow and really like the show, but I’m not a fan of the main character’s tattoos (so cliché!).

Here’s a link to the post in question.

-E

posted 1 day ago with 14 notes
sasha unisex

sasha unisex

posted 1 day ago with 164 notes
kingfantastic:

Adam went to Alaska! (at Heart And Soul Tattoo)

kingfantastic:

Adam went to Alaska! (at Heart And Soul Tattoo)

posted 1 day ago with 49 notes via kingfantastic
hudsontattoo:

New flash sheet im the works 👍

hudsontattoo:

New flash sheet im the works 👍

posted 1 day ago with 44 notes via hudsontattoo
bearly-believable asked:
Could you possibly post some good horse tattoos? I'm looking for ideas

Hey, search our blog for posts tagged as horse.
Do any of our followers know any? Link your favourites in the replies, please?

posted 1 day ago with 7 notes
Anonymous asked:
esqueeze me! i really want to became an illustrator/graphic designer, but planning to break the ice with a tattoo sleeve on my 18th birthday. do you think its appropiate to have visible tattoos for this job? most people told me that i would not be taken seriously. cheers from Romania, and thank you!

Hi, I study that sort of stuff at uni. I can confidently tell you that I know many people that work somewhere in that field with body modifications. Many students on the course have full sleeves.
But it will depend on your plans. For example, as a freelance illustrator, no one will care about what you look like as you will be working mostly at home. Working at a design agency or for film would surround you with creative people that generally will respect you regardless of what you look like.
However, if you aim to work in a more conventional industry, e.g. become Senior Designer at a big company, then this may be different. Graphic designers don’t always work directly in the creative industry.

Hope any of this helps!
-E

posted 1 day ago with 3 notes