How does a tattoo actually work

How Does a Tattoo Actually Work Bron: Tattoodo The science behind why your tattoo doesn’t last forever and ever These guides are meant as a toolkit to help you be the best client and learn how to work with your tattoo artist to create the tattoo of your dreams. Remember: No matter what you read on the internet, your artist’s advice should be considered the gold standard. The science behind a tattoo is one of the oldest processes in history, even if our ancient ancestors didn’t entirely know the biology behind their art. Just as people have been mixing pigment with various locally found ingredients since the first cave paintings...

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10 dingen waarvan je tattoo-artiest hoopt dat je ze weet

De meesten van ons die een dienstverlenend beroep hebben, hebben wel een “ideale” klant. In een kledingzaak is het die ene vrouw, die al het gepaste terughangt op de kleerhanger, voordat ze het pashokje verlaat. Mensen die in de bediening werken kunnen die persoon vinden in iemand die de verkeerde bestelling krijgt en het zonder mokken gewoon op eet. Op die momenten, wanneer je die engel van een klant hebt, blijkt werken toch nog niet zo vervelend. Er zijn verschillende manieren hoe je gewoon “cool” kunt blijven en zelfs in de tattooshop het werk van de tattoo-artiest kunt veraangenamen. Lees hier hoe je de ideale klant kunt zijn…..   10...

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Why it’s good that tattoos hurt!

For many the physical pain that comes with getting a tattoo is the reason they will never get one, but perhaps it is the pain of getting a tattoo that makes them such a good art form. Even if you don’t have a tattoo or know much about tattooing in general you will know one thing, they hurt! A needle repeatedly piercing your skin will never feel like a gentle massage and many people see this as a good thing. Getting a tattoo is journey, it’s a badge of honour that you have to earn. Would a tattoo even be as satisfying if it didn’t hurt? Knowing that you sat...

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Tattooed Shoes by Oliver Sweeney

Oliver Sweeney is a traditional British shoe company founded in 1989, and over the past two decades they have built a reputation as one of the finest shoe manufacturers in the world by combining traditional styles and processes with contemporary fashion and technology. Now while Oliver Sweeney produce incredible products there is one that suits tattoo enthusiasts more than others; the Oliver Sweeney Tattoo… Yep these guys actually tattoo shoes!! Tattoos and fashion have mixed on many occasions and there are hundreds of tattoo designs now found on clothes, shoes and bags etc. but for the most part those tattoo inspired products are not created by traditional tattooing – there is no...

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Who Wouldn’t Want This Tattooed Sofa in Their Home?

    I actually found out about Gina McQueen through tattoo artist Akuma Shugi on Facebook indirectly. She showed up on his profile’s ‘People You May Know’ tab while I was looking through the tattoos he’d done. I wouldn’t have found out about her impressive works if I hadn’t been too curious. Gina McQueen hand paints Irezumi on leather from London. This particular piece she’s been working on the past months happens to be a custom tattooed sofa for a client in New York. Unluckily, Gina have been quite busy the past weeks so she hasn’t been able to go for a little chat. She won’t mind if we share her marvellous creations, though....

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Find Out Why Tattoos Are Permanent

      Ever wondered what makes the tattoos we love so much stay with us, as they describe it, forever? This video briefly explains why. Reactions – Everyday Chemistry of YouTube shows us what makes a tattoo a tattoo. We usually just see how it looks, rarely ever thinking about how it manages to hold up even after all these years. Reactions tackles the science of tattoos and everything involved in the process. They got Rachel Feltman of Washington Post explain what’s going on under your skin when you get a tattoo, as she gets a tattoo at the moment of filming. “The tattoo needles are puncturing my skin at...

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