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Lower Back Tattoos

The Return of the Tramp Stamp

April 15, 2021 6 min read

Flowers, tribal markings, cultural symbols, and even animals- lower back tattoos became popular in the late 1990s. They continued as a trend through the early 2000s. It was the era of low-rise jeans and crop tops, and the fashion style of these times gave lower back tattoos an erotic appeal. Eventually, these tattoos’ placement turned from a symbol of beauty and sex appeal to a societal stigma known as the tramp stamp. 

Where did the tramp stamp name come from? How did something that was once so acceptable suddenly leave thousands of tattooed individuals with a sense of regret? Will the tramp stamp return? 

Today, getting a lower back tattoo doesn’t make you some sex-crazed nymphomaniac. Reclaiming and rebranding the tramp stamp isn’t just great for tattooers. It’s a move in the right direction for the entire tattoo industry and the clients it serves. 

Let’s explore the rise, fall, and rebranding of lower back tattoos.  

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Numbing creams - Do They Work and Will They Visually Affect the Final Outcome?

Numbing creams - Do They Work and Will They Visually Affect the Final Outcome?

March 17, 2021 6 min read

While getting a tattoo is exhilarating, the process also comes with pain. The amount of pain you’ll experience depends on several things-placement, size, style, and type of tattoo. While some clients can fall asleep on the table, others find the pain of getting a tattoo too much to bear.

Numbing creams can help make the tattooing process more comfortable. They don’t take away the pain completely, but they can significantly reduce the amount of pain you experience. 

The procedure of using a numbing cream during the tattoo process depends on the tattooer and how they feel about these products. Do they work? Can they affect the visual outcome of your tattoo? Let’s dive into the topic of numbing creams, and you can decide. 

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Tattoo Apprenticeship

Tattoo Apprenticeship: Why You Need One and Where to Look

January 21, 2021 12 min read

Tattoo apprenticeship brings you the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to succeed in your career. It’s not just a step towards certification, but it’s also a great way to make connections and build your professional profile. 

Finding the right apprenticeship isn’t a walk in the park. While it won’t be easy to land a great apprenticeship, it will help you get where you want to go professionally if you start in the right place.

The value you get from having a great apprenticeship is something that money can’t buy. Once you find your perfect match, you’ll be on your way to becoming a successful, independent tattooer before you know it. 

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Coil Vs. Rotary Tattoo Machines

Coil Vs. Rotary Tattoo Machines: Defining Which Is Better

December 30, 2020 6 min read

While the debate has long been over which machine is better, the attraction for each really boils down to personal preference. Let’s take a look at the tattoo machine’s evolution before we jump into the differences between coil and rotary machines and tips to help you pick the right machine. 
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The Ultimate Guide to Tattoos on Dark Skin

The Ultimate Guide to Tattoos on Dark Skin

December 05, 2020 7 min read

While myths have circulated the tattoo industry for years, there's no reason you can’t get great looking tattoos on dark skin. Find an artist that specializes in and embraces tattooing all skin types. They'll understand what works best to help you achieve the results you've envisioned. Remember, just as shades vary, so do results. Take your time to ask questions, discuss your options, and be flexible. It's not the skin and the colors that limit your options; it's the artist. When you find the right artist, they will use their creativity to turn your vision into a beautiful piece of art.
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