Temporary Tattoo parlour for all ages!

Yes you read that right, there is now an official temporary/transfer tattoo parlour available for all ages to get their own short term ink!

Located in Brooklyn, New York, Tattly has the less serious approach to getting a tattoo. Thinking about what tattoo to get and making that commitment is a huge step for people and can even take years to make that decision. Now with Tattly you don’t have to make that commitment as these temporary tattoos last up to around 4 days. You may think that they are just another mass produced temporary tattoo company, however this is the total opposite. Each temporary tattoo that is for sale has be created and designed from scratch in-house.

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There are thousands of designs available to choose from with new designs regularly being released meaning you will always have something different and fresh to try out.

They have many different types of Tattoo’s such as the Black and White, Summertime, Food, Typography, Weddings and animal categories and many more to choose from. The tattoo’s sell for around $6 for a pack of 2, a reasonable price for a few days of fun. They also offer a subscription service where you can sign up to 3, 6 or 12 month Tattly subscriptions. Sending 10 classic favourite Tattlys per month, they are the great gift alternative for someone who cant make that commitment for a real tattoo or for those who aren’t yet old enough.

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Tattly was founded by Tina Roth Eisenberg around 4 years ago. Being a graphic designer, her passion was to allow others to enjoy her work as much as she did thus Tattly was born. Originally, Tattly was just a side project but as it began to grow and grow, becoming Tina’s main focus. Sending temporary tattoos across the world has become the norm for her and the success of the business inspired her to open a walk in parlour back in November. You can imagine that most of the customers are kids coming with their parents but there are also the occasional hip teen or adult.

With over 70+ artists there are many different types of styles that would suit you. Find out about all their artists here.

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Tattly is a great idea and will probably go a long way at there will always be a market for this type of product. If you would like to find out more about Tattly you can do so here.

What would you do for a free Tattoo?

If your well up in the tattoo industry you will know of the famous Scott Campbell a well known tattoo artist that has done tattoo’s for the likes of Penélope Cruz, Marc Jacobs, and Orlando Bloom.

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Scott recently pulled an awesome event for his fans which was free of charge. Scott, who charges $1000 for the first hour of work and $200 there after was giving his fans the opportunity to get one of his tattoo’s for free. But whats the catch you may ask? Well, you don’t get a say in the tattoo, in fact you don’t get to say anything to Scott, he’s hidden behind a wall with a hole that you can stick your arm through and get yourself a famous Scott Campbell tattoo!

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Many people take over a year on planning what tattoo they want, making sure its what they want on their body for the rest of their life. Not in this case. With no say in what your getting, or being able to tell Scott what you like, you simply had to wait till he was finish to see the results. He couldn’t see you either so he couldn’t make any assumption into what you’re into.

Here’s some of the clients that trusted Scott but they are sure glad they did.

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Maybe at his next event he will do something as crazy as this, so keep a look out! You could grab yourself a free tattoo!

If you want to find out more about Scott Campbell and his work you can do so here.

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Why get on T.A.R?

You may be asking “why should I get myself onto Tattoo artist register” well it’s simple, to get yourself out there. When you get put onto the lists of verified tattoo artists it gives customers that security that you are a recommended tattooist that does professional artwork. They know that getting a tattoo with you (the artist) will be exactly what they want and will know exactly what to expect.

Too many times have people gone to get their first tattoo at any local tattoo shop and regretted it for the rest of their life. Well we say no more! The thought of having bad artwork on your body for the rest of your life haunts us, so we’re trying to stop this and give both artists and customers the most enjoyable experience.

Recommending verified tattoo artists allows people to determine where they go to get their tattoo. They can choose the specific artist to the type of style they want. It not only benefits the customer but it hugely benefits the tattoo artist. Once verified they are displayed all over the country, allowing people to see exactly what you do, your portfolio, location, contact etc thus bringing in more work.

We recognise not only individual artists but tattoo parlours as well. If you register your tattoo parlour and everyone who works there, your customers will be able to see what sort of work each artist does. Overall, if everyone at the parlour as a verified artist, it will give you more success on T.A.R.

Getting on T.A.R. isn’t a consideration, its a must. Tattoo artists and tattoo parlours are signing up all over the world. Get your place now and let your audience find your talent!

If you want to submit yourself to be verified you can do so here.

Beginners Guide to Getting a Tattoo

So you finally decided to take that step, you want something permanent, and you think tattoos are the way to go. Great! Whether it be something with a personal meaning or just something you like, tattoos are an awesome thing to get!

We have put together a beginners guide to getting a tattoo answering some of the most common questions asked when getting your first tattoo.

Now one of the most common questions everyone asks is “does it hurt?”. The answer is yes, yes it does. But it does have a lot of contributing factors to how bad the pain is. People have different pain thresholds meaning that some can deal with the pain better than others. It is also down to where you are getting the tattoo, how big the tattoo is and how long you have at one sitting of a tattoo etc.

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Heres a pain scale for how bad certain areas can get, some being as extreme as passing out and some thats just irritation of the skin, but again its all down to how much you can deal with the pain.

When it comes to pain it is one of the main reasons to why people are put off from getting a tattoo. So they look to alternative methods to reducing the pain such as numbing creams. Some say they work, some say they don’t its all down to preference. But be warned, the numbing cream will not fully numb your skin so you will still feel some irritation.

People are blinded into thinking that they won’t feel a thing. Well let me tell you, you are being lied to! After all, no pain no gain! Numbing creams can also have certain after affects to the skin so make sure you do your research into the cream you buy if you are considering purchasing any.

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“How much do tattoos cost?” Well that all depends on what exactly you want. Do you want a professional piece of artwork than an artist has spent time an effort on designing and creating an amazing looking tattoo? Or do you want a butterfly that a 15 year old could draw.

The sleeve shown above will have cost around £600-£700 possibly more depending on what the artist charges. But you can see the quality in the work, everything flows together, nothing looks out of place, it all looks part of one design which is the whole purpose of a a sleeve. whereas the tattoo below is quite badly done, does not look professional at all and was probably done for £60-£70.

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Talent doesn’t come cheap so you get what you pay for, if you want something professional, you have to pay professional standards. Remember tattoos are for life, you don’t want to be regretting it the instant you get it because you didn’t want to pay more than £15 now do you.

If you find someone that is offering you a cheap price for a tattoo, usually the tattoo will look cheap. generally if the cost and quality will match up, i.e. pricey tattoo, professional looking. The price can also differ on the artist, everyone charges different depending on the quality and knowledge that the artist has so this is also something to consider.

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“How do i know which artist will be best for me?” Research is key into finding the best artist for you. You should never get a tattoo from someone who you have never seen previous work from. If you go ahead with getting a tattoo from pretty much a stranger, with no knowledge of their work and just hope for the best, it could be on of the biggest mistakes you make.

Take your time, look around, find recommendations and even get our Tattoo Artists Register app. Our app provides you with the information of professional, qualified and recommended artists to which you can see their work displayed on their websites. This way you can fin the artist who has the style, price and professionalism that you are looking for.

The First Ever Tattooed Interior Design Collection

To celebrate the Year of the Dragon, world renowned tattoo artist Joey Pang, of Tattoo Temple, has teamed up with Indigo Living to create the world’s first tooted Interior Design Collection.

Pang is the only professional Chinese calligraphy tattoo artist, a pioneer of a variety of techniques as well as the leader in multiple styles.

This unique Tattoo Temple range applies tattoo motifs on a series of home furnishings and accessories.

The first two parts of the collection feature a fiery dragon coiled and ready to strike while the other shows a tranquil water scene featuring koi fish swimming amongst lotus blossoms.

However, the main pieces from the Tattoo Temple collections’ are two limited edition leather arm chairs that have been hand painted by Joey Pang herself, taking over 300 hours to create and valued at over $80,000.00

Speaking regarding the collaboration, Pang said: “Just as a tattoo adds unique life to skin – the objects we live with have the capacity for beauty. We can choose to bring art into everything we do.”

For more information about Tattoo Temple, please click here

The Tattoo Life: The Rich Cahill documentary

While searching the worldwide web, we came across a review of a new documentary called The Tattoo Life: The Rich Cahill documentary.

Made by filmmaker Jon Reino, the documentary follows a local tattoo artist from the beginning of his career to now, where tattooing has increased in popularity.

While Cahill, who is a very talented artist, is tattooing some very interesting characters including a local police chief, it is the warm personality of the artist and the creative camerawork that makes the documentary.

Despite being a very short documentary , with a running time of 24 minutes, we have managed to find a taster version of the film for you to enjoy.

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Tattoo shop helps dying boy

A tattoo shop in Hopatcong, United States, has announced that it will donate 30% of its profits from February 10th-12th to a 3-year-old boy suffering from a terminal disease.

The boy, Dylan Flinchum, is unable to walk or talk since the symptoms began in March 2011. Dylan was finally diagnosed with the late-infantile metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), which causes the degeneration of white matter in the brain, in August 2011.

When news of the boy’s illness came to the attention of a co-owner of local tattoo shop Pure Ink, they decided to reach out to the boy and his family.

One of reasons why co-owner Graig Berkowitz wanted to help Dylan was because he went to the same high school as his parents.

Dylan’s parents, Michael and Melissa, even though they were not in the same year group as Berkowitz, both graduated from Hopatcong High School.

Berkowitz and Melissa knew of each other in high school, but weren’t close friends.

However, when Jim Kenny, Michael’s longtime friend, told an artist at Pure Ink about Dylan, Berkowitz reached out to the Flincham’s via email and began setting up the fundraiser entitled Dylan Flinchum “Rock On!” Foundation.

For any questions about this non profit foundation, you can email dylanrockon@yahoo.com or via the Dylan Flinchum “Rock On!” Facebook page.

50 Cent Gets Boxing Superstar’s 13-Year-Old Son Tattooed

Rapper 50 Cent has become good friends with Boxer Floyd Mayweather in recent times but maybe not after this incident.

Mayweather revealed via his twitter account that his ‘best buddy’ took his 13-year-old son to get some tattoos.

The boxing superstar appeared to be upset that his friend had his young son out at 2:30 a.m. getting tattoos on a school night. Surprisingly it sounded more like the lateness was the problem.

Mayweaher tweeted: “What the hell is wrong with @50cent got my son hanging out getting tattoos at 2:30am on a school night.”

In reply to this response, 50 Cent tweeted back: “Man @FloydMayweather mad at me I took his son to the tattoo spot. He’s 13 he’s a big boy MONEY TEAM”

Now did 50 Cent go to far?

NBA star inks celebrity tattoo artist

NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire can now add being an amateur tattooist to his CV after inking celebrity tattoo artist BangBang.

The New York Knicks player took on BangBang’s challenge at his home in the meatpacking district of the city.

BangBang, who has inked celebrity’s such as Rihanna and Chris Brown, posted photos of the tattoo being done on his Facebook page.

The tattoo of a basketball featuring some initials, which are rumoured to mean something to Stoudemire’s religious beliefs, was inked on the inner calf of BangBang’s right leg.

Stoudemire is heavily inked himself with a scripture of Mathew 20:16 on his chest and the words ‘Black Jesus’ on his next to name just a few.

Considering it was the first time the NBA All-Star had a needle in his hand, BangBang was reportedly impressed with his work.

This is not the first celebrity client to tattoo BangBang, who charges $300 an hour. Rihanna returned the favour by inking an R and an umbrella on him while Katy Perry tattooed a smiling peppermint.

The Lord’s parlour (….sort of)

A place where people come to worship has now become a place where you can get inked.

A US church in Michigan has opened up a tattoo parlour after the pastor stated that mainstream religion had become ineffective and irrelevant.

Rev. Steve Bentley of The Bridge, a church located in a shopping centre, opened Serenity Tattoos and understands how some people may be put off by the idea.

However, Bentley believes tattooing is morally neutral and basically the same as getting your ears pieced.

Tattoo artists Ryan Brown and Drew Blaisdell work by appointment or from noon until 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday at the county-licensed tattoo shop.

Brown, who is a recovering alcoholic, said the atmosphere of working inside the church building has helped to keep him focused and on the right path.

Bently, who has two tattoos himself, speaks to all who visit the parlour but admits not all of the visitors end up visiting the church.

What do we think of a church having a tattoo parlour? Should they be kept separate?