Will a tattoo affect your career?

Here’s one for our USA fans. If your considering getting a tattoo one of the main things stopping you could be that your thinking more about your career than your body art. However Skinfo have put together this info graphic that tells you the jobs that you are most likely to be employed as with visible tattoos on your body. Maybe this will make or break your decision to get a tattoo or not!tattoo blog infographic




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.

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.

Kristen Bell has 214 tattoos!!!

Well no, Kristen Bell actually does not, but that is not the case in a new comedy sketch on Funny or Die.

The 31-year-old actress makes claims of having 214 tattoos and is forced to undergo over 15 hours worth of makeup to cover up her tattoos.

Bell then shows off her fake ink with tattoos such as ‘I Heart Windows 95,’ a picture of Willy Wonka, a troll with pink hair and a phrase scrawled under her chin saying ‘Insert gear here.’

Watch the video here

So what do we think of Bell’s tattooed look?

Enthusiast gives Lecture on Tattoo Education

US resident Kris Richter, from Nebraska, is advising people to seriously consider who they allow to tattoo their bodies.

Richter, who is the founder of Beyond the INK, said she realised there wasn’t place for those interested in getting a tattoo to find accurate information.

Despite her not being an artist herself, she said her work around the industry has inspired her to educate others.
Richter has even stated to other media outlets that even television shows such as “LA Ink” and “Miami Ink” provide false information and unrealistic expectations to those who are considering getting a tattoo.

The 25-year-old gave her first lecture on tattoo education at the at Indigo Body Art Gallery on Monday 13th February.

To find more information on Beyond the INK, 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.

Tell us your thoughts via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Snow White and the 3 months it took to finish this tattoo

A huge Disney fan has gone though some intense tattooing sessions over the last 3 months to ink her favourite film on her back.

Annfaye Kao, 27, has said she has suffered for her art and was pleased to have been given the award for Best Tattoo category at the Singapore Tattoo convention, with experts amazed by the detail.

The stunning artwork features the Prince, Show White and her seven dwarf’s (Grumpy, Happy, Doc, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful and Dopey) with Queen Grimhilde hovering above.

Annfaye said the reason she choose Snow White was because it reminded her of the happy times of her childhood. She says the art will remind her of her childhood dreams of becoming a princess and is pleased with the constant reminder to be on her forever.

Tattoos for Super Bowl 46

One of the biggest sporting events of the year is nearly upon us and we know both sets of fans have been getting tattoos to commemorate the occasion.

Super Bowl 46 will see the New York Giants go up against the New England Patriots a the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

We are looking for people who have had a Super Bowl tattoo and it does not have to be for this years Super Bowl.

So if you have a Super Bowl tattoo or are thinking about getting one if your team win this weekend, please get in touch with us via Facebook and Twitter. Also feel free to post your photos to us.

Last but not least, who is going to win Super Bowl 46? Here at TAR headquarters, we are going for a Pats win!

Super Bowl 46 will be held this weekend on Sunday 5th February at 11:30pm (GMT).

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?