True Blue Suggestion: Summer isn’t the Best Time to get a Tattoo

“Winter comes with an icy breath, and snowflakes dance until their death. A blanket of white that covers the ground and nature’s stillness; void of sound…’   A line from a sulky teenager’s death metal band, a stanza by the poet Robert Frost (get it?), or the topic of our newest blog? Arty allusions aside,…

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Skin Care & Tattoos: True Blue’s Pre-Care Guide

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first four sharpening my axe”   Now I can guarantee you that old Honest Abe wasn’t talking about preparing yourself for a day in the chair with your friendly neighbourhood tattoo artist, but he sure did hit the nail on the head.…

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Think Before You Ink

[Edited: October 06, 2023] 7 Essential Pro Advice Tips Before Getting a Tattoo “Think before you act”. “Think before you buy that”. “Think before you drink”. These pearls of wisdom have been with us since childhood. Parents, teachers, friends. Anyone with our best interests at heart has always reminded us to use our brains before…

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A Guide To Becoming A Badass Tattoo Artist

Become a Tattoo Artist

[Edited: July 07, 2023] Figuring out how to become a tattoo artist is no easy task. Truth be told, when it comes to making your mark (yeah, that’s a pun) in the tattoo industry, the ability to draw or sketch well accounts for about 1% of what it takes to become an artist who is…

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5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Finger Tattoo

5 Things to consider before getting a finger tattoo

[Edited: August 16, 2023] Thinking about getting your digits tattooed? Finger tattoos are big – actually, most are pretty small – rather, popular choices among the trendy, the young and anyone looking for something a little different. Some finger tattoo ideas are original and unique; others, not so much. Finger and hand tattoos are the latest crazes…

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The Low Down On Cover up Tattoos

[Edited: January 29, 2024] A cheating ex’s name. That poorly rendered mural of an awful 90s punk band that never made it. A terrible My Little Pony effigy on the hip that’s grown wider along with your pants size. The Chinese script you thought meant ‘Peace’ but turned out to say ‘Chicken run no rice’. …

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Dry Healing vs Wrap Healing (Everything You Need To Know)

Dry Healing vs Wrap Healing (Everything You Need To Know)   Which is right for you? Opinions are like assholes…you know how the saying goes. When it comes to healing and aftercare of your tattoo, it’s best not to go on your cousin Frankie’s advice, rather consult a professional (and remind yourself that investments require…

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Tattoo Story: It Doesn’t Always Have To Mean Something

When you meet Gina Gordon the first thing you notice is her soft-natured, shy smile that after a while turns into an ear-to-ear grin. The second thing is a bold, in-your-face tattoo on her chest, and somehow, they both seem equally natural. Working at a plastic surgeon’s office she’s in a place that’s no stranger…

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Do you do cover ups?

We hear it almost every day, yet to some, it doesn’t always sink in until it sank in… Every day our shop receives emails, phone calls and visits from enraged or embarrassed clients who ask the inevitable question:” Do you do cover-ups bro?”. Some people don’t like their old tattoos so much anymore; some are…

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Give’em the Finger

Give’em the Finger

There has been an influx!! An irritating incursion of trendy little hipsters who has the world by their fingertips and now in their infinite wisdom, would like it permanently tattooed or their scrawny little digits too. Now, I’m not here to tell you that it’s wrong, and in no way is this an expression of…

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