Be Yourself. Be True Blue.

Be Yourself, Be True Blue To be yourself, To be True Blue, It all starts with a line. A line that connects us all, across borders, cultures, religions and professions. Steeped in history, it links us to the past where ink was used as an amulet to safeguard its bearer, to express devotion, to assert…

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Think Before You Ink

“Think before you ink”. These were the words written in big, bold letters on the front of exam papers in high school, and duly ignored by most students who were just trying to get that shit done and get the hell out of there… However, now that I’m a little older (and just a little…

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A Fad Ain’t Always So Bad

Show of hands – who remembers how popular Chinese symbol tattoos were, or those ‘wicked’ tribal tattoo that were all the rage in the 90s and Naughties? If you weren’t around for ‘KTV Power Edition’ and the era before cell phones came along, then you’re probably too young to know about those types of tattoos,…

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5 Things to consider before getting a finger tattoo

5 Things to consider before getting a finger tattoo

Finger and hand tattoos are the latest craze to hit the local fashion scene, with loads of trendy young people rushing to their nearest tattoo shops in the hope of getting their digits inked. While finger tattoos may seem “super cool and uber trendy” (is that what the kids are saying these days?), like any…

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Tattoo Story: For the love of tattoos

Whether it’s in memory of a loved one, an expression of creativity or an attempt to cover up a drunken mistake, there are tons of reasons why people choose to get tattoos. There are even ‘tattoo collectors’, who collect tattoos like art and turn their bodies into a kind of art gallery that lives on…

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Why we do it?

Why do we do it? The intentions for getting tattoos can be many, but they all have a communal connotation. A tattoo can mark a group identity like sailors, soldiers, inmates, gangs, motorcyclists and hipsters. It can memorialize a person or event. Sometimes they happen by pure peer pressure like a couple of twenty somethings…

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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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The Anxious Apprentice

The Anxious Apprentice

So your mom sticks all your drawings on the fridge and last week she even framed one for the living room. You are introduced to others as “that guy who can draw pretty good” and your homework book is filled with a stop frame Spiderman jumping to his death, and now you want to tattoo.…

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