Saturday, May 15, 2010

scorpio symbol tribal tattoo

There is nothing more frightening than scorpions, which have the ability to kill with one sting. Scorpion tattoos are popular with people wanting to demonstrate one of two things; first, to be used as the zodiac symbol for Scorpio, or two, to demonstrate the toughness of an individual that is making the decision to have the scorpion tattoo tattooed on themselves.
scorpio symbol tribal tattoo in arm

Scorpion tattoos are often smaller than the size of the fist and placed on the arm and chest in men. These types of tattoos are most popular with men and can include the tattoo being an effective means of increasing the appearance of toughness within the community. After all, there is nothing scarier than a strong insect that can kill with one sting!

There are many pictures on the internet of scorpion tattoos which can be used as inspiration to design a tattoo and these should be taken advantage of when working with a tattoo artist.

scorpio symbol tribal tattoo

Football Tattoo Symbol - Premier League Club

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Japanese Tattoo Cherry Blossom

Japanese Tattoo Cherry Blossom

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hawaiian Rune Tattoos

Like many other Polynesian-descended cultures, the native Hawaiians practiced tattooing. The most heavily tattooed members of the tribe would be the royal family, followed by other court officials and persons who were in the royal family by marriage.

The tattoo stencil applied to the skin...
Hawaiian Tattoos

The designs were monochromatic, tattooed in black against brown skin. The patterns and layout were strongly geometric and there were many shapes and symbols which represented the natural island world: stones, waves, fish, sharks, turtles, rain, sun, birds.

...and the finished product about a half an hour later!
Hawaiian Rune Tattoos

Tattoos were traditionally created by using a tool much like a sharpened rake to prick the designs. The tattoo tool would be hit by another stick to make the punctures. Assistants helped by stretching the skin for the tattoo artist and by wiping away the blood.

Here's my left wrist a few days later.
Hawaiian Rune Tattoo

Tongue Tattoo

the tongue tattoo and tongue piercings, to be honest I am fascinated in people in general, they are just so damn weird, " yeah and yer normal, yeah rite", but anyone that gets a tongue tattoo has my total respect as I cry like a baby wen I burn my lil tongue on something hot.

Tongue TattooTongue Tattoo pictures

Anyways as I am sure all you Einsteins have worked out that today I am bringing you 12 jawdropping tongue tattoo photos, they had to be jawdropping so the tongue cud fall out for ya to see. I have also thrown in a lil video of tongue tattoos at the very end just in case you are actually thinking of getting a tongue tattoo. Right I am off to eat my ham baps, I loves a good pair of baps, enjoy the tongue tattoo photos.

Tongue Tattoos
Tongue Tattoo 1
Tongue Tattoo 2
Tongue Tattoo 4

amazing scorpion tattoo

A 3d tattoo design with a real sting in the tail, ya gotta be lovin this amazin scorpion tattoo.
A 3d tattoo design with scorpion tattoo

Japanese Tattoo Characters

Japanese Tattoo Characters

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Japanese Back Tattoo Designs

Japanese tattoo is called irezumi or horimono in Japanese. In Japan, tattoo is usually considered to be a symbol of a yakuza (Japanese mafia) and tends to be perceived negatively by people. For example, many public bath facilities in Japan inhibit customers who have tattoos from entering. Traditional Japanese tattoo covers arms, shoulders, and the back. In recent years, it's becoming popular for Japanese young people to get contemporary tattoos.

Japanese Back women Tattoo Designs

The history of Japanese tattoos goes way back - they have been around for many, many years. This doesn’t mean however that they are necessary the right ones for you. You see there’s a catch with these tattoos. They’re very big, often covering the entire back, they are awfully expensive and they come in their own flavors, inspired by the Japanese culture.

The sad fact is that you will not find a tattoo parlor in the yellow pages who can make such incredible artwork. This tattoo requires a Japanese artist, but anyway a trip to Japan might be worth the trouble.

There is another catch. This is not the sort of tattoo to show off to your friends. Japanese are way more subtle than this. They are supposed to be shown only to your girlfriend or boyfriend, or occasionally to the local Yakuza mob. Yep you are reading right, this is what subtlety is in Japan, I have heard that they are still working on it. Nobody gets it right in the first place you know? Also these tattoos will hurt… a lot, because they are still doing the whole damn thing manually, so for every dot of the tattoo expect a needle expertly inserted in your skin, that if you’re lucky of course and through the expert hand there isn’t some sake flowing.

Japanese Tattoo Black

Japanese Tattoo Black

3D Tattoo Design Ideas

3D Tattoo Designs, 3D Tattoos, 3D Tattoo, and I blame that movie Avatar for this hub. I was at the cinema watchin Avatar, ya know with moi 3d glasses on and jeeez in one scene I actually thought the characters foot was in my face. Until I realised it was a teenagers foot who was sitting behind me. " Oi get yer damn foot out of my face you young bugger " I said nervously.

One of my fav 3d tattoos is this slinky back laden with butterflies, how I wish I was a butterfly collector !
butterflies 3d tattoos

His girlfriend told me go get stuffed and I looked at her, she was about 17, wearing a pink lyrca tracksuit, baseball cap, pregnant belly puffin a ciggy with a t-shirt sayin " You Wish "

Jeeez I have heard the old sayin havin a monkey on yer back but hell this is takin that sayin a bit too far !
monkey 3D Tattoo Design

Anyways I just ignored em and enjoyed the movie, twas such a sad ending, oopppps don't wanna spoil the endin for ya. Anyways today I have wat methinks is moi best Tattoo Hub yet, tis my Avatar Hub, tis my 3D Tattoo Designs and I brings ya like loads of cracking 3d tattoo designs plus a video at the end. Doncha just hate peeps that feed loads of popcorn into their faces at the cinema, like do they not eat at home.

Is this a spider or a bug, anyways I thought all females were big girls and hated spiders, " all females are big girls ya dipstick "
spider 3D Tattoo Design

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tattoo Cover Up Advice

Tattoo is a permanent mark on the body for life. However, it can be removed by laser and often it can be changed or covered, but not always!

Tattoo can be covered if it is old and faded. Fresh tattoo ink is too strong to be covered with colours, so the best option is black. If the tattoo is quite small and you want to cover it with a bigger tattoo- then there is no problem. The only thing you need to do is to find a right artist, one who enjoys doing cover ups and has a portfolio with lots of them in it. You may go to the nearest or cheapest shop, they will say that they will do it for you and it will be cheap. But you know what happens next, don't you? You end up having a bigger tattoo to worry about that is not easy to cover anymore! Best cover up tattoo advice I can give you: Find somebody who knows what they are doing and follow his advice!

A tattoo is OK to cover with color if the image is faded and is at least 8-10 years old. Fresh tattoo ink can be covered with black over it only. If somebody tells you that they can cover black with red- beware!

The colors that work best as a cover up are blues and browns, not reds, oranges or yellows...

The new tattoo will always be bigger than old one. Otherwise the corners would be sticking out or you would end up with black square. I doubt that this is what you want! A good sign of a successful cover up is when no one can tell that it is a cover up at all. If you see some lines showing through or corners sticking out- you will know that something was underneath and other people will notice that too! And you will still get asked "what was there?" A good cover up looks as though there was nothing there before.

If you choose your tattoo wisely you will not need to worry about cover-ups. Do not get something that in the future you may want to change. Girlfriends/ Boyfriends and Husbands/ Wives names are the biggest danger if it's even in Chinese or Arabic. The ex is gone and the name stays! How many times have you seen that? There are no guaranties in life what concern your love life. Another thing to avoid is fashion! Notice what the most popular tattoo is and do not get it. What was popular ten years ago looks silly now. So will this year's too sooner or later. Good idea is to ask your tattooist for information on what is the most popular. (I tell you one word- "stars").

The main tattoo cover up advice I can give you is this: choose what you want to get and find a person who is good at covering up tattoos. They will be honest with you and tell you what works and what doesn't. If there are no cover ups in the artist's portfolio it is better to find somebody else who does have pictures of successful work rather than being a canvas for experiments. Remember, your ideas may not work so be open for suggestions. The most important thing here is to get the mess sorted and replaced with something that you will enjoy. Do not think that you old tattoo can be covered with anything just as long as it is covered! It has got to be something that you like. You will have to live with it.

In some cases tattoos can not be covered and laser treatment is the only option. It is well worth to go for a few sessions and make your tattoo fade until it can be covered with anew one. In the end you will be happy with the result!

Choose careful and think before you get inked!

You have one chance to get it right. Respect your skin and expect the best for yourself. If you like to know more about how to get a successful tattoo please read my full tattoo advice.

Tattoos, Tattoos Everywhere

Over the weekend my husband and I attended the drag races and while we were there I couldn't help to notice all the people that had tattoos. Of course this isn't new to me because I am a tattoo lover and I know 36% of people from the ages of 18 to 35 have at least one tattoo. But what I found most interesting is the designs that people have. And the coolest thing about it is every tattoo is unique and different. As I have mentioned before tattoo designs are practically endless. But when you are out somewhere and actually get to see all the designs people have its cool, at least it is to me. And a lot of these people had more than one tattoo, which is very common. Also one thing that I found very interesting is that a vast majority of these people had tattoos on their legs, mainly the back of the calf.

Another thing that I noticed was that most of the men there had black tattoos while the women had colored ones. Which this could mean nothing or it could mean that women prefer colored ink over black ink. Which I do not fall in that category. For some reason I prefer my tattoos to be in black ink. And as the statistics suggest most of these people were women. For some reason more 18 to 35 year olds that have tattoos are women. And interestingly enough more women regret their tattoos and have them removed more often than a man.

Unique Turtle Tattoos

If you have ever seen some of the turtle tattoos out there, you probably know what I mean when I say imagination is the only limit to design. I must admit I was never especially interested in tattoos of any animal but when I saw a woman with a tribal turtle I began to change my mind. Turns out that turtle tattoos are one of the most requested designs. I know that while looking through the database of designs I use, I came across a few award winning turtle tattoos and I was sold.

Everyone has their own preference, style and taste; mine happens to be that of black ink only and small tattoos as opposed to big pieces. That's just my taste however, and it certainly doesn't have to be yours. There is a design about nine inches long and it's a trail of turtles on their way to somewhere or another; they even have turtle tracks in the design. I saw this on a woman's thigh and it looked great. Another man I saw had psychedelic turtle tattoos and they were abstract in design while vibrant in color. My concern over color is that it fades, as all ink does and this is why I lean towards solid black ink (which looks gray or blue as it fades).

For unique turtle tattoos simply start browsing award winning designs to start (I use chopper-tattoos). Once you find a few you love, turtle or not, start brainstorming ways to combine what you've found. If you have a great tattoo artist you can easily take your designs and show them what aspects of each you like and request they draw a unique design for you. Don't be shy or hesitant if this is your first inking - artists love to create unique pieces.

Polynesian Tattoo Designs Make the Best Black Ink Tattoos

Tattoo art designing is one of the universal methods for expression of art. Almost all over the world, archaeologists have unearthed tribes and ancient civilizations that have links with tattoo art. Tattoos are used not just for art expression, but also for spiritual, medicinal and even social functions.

However, when the word tattoo or tattoo art is spoken, nothing comes into mind faster than the word Polynesia. Polynesian tattoo designs have almost been completely intertwined with tattoo art itself. The word tattoo has been traced back by Oxford English Dictionary from a Polynesian word "tatau" with "ta" means hand, and "tata" is an onomatopoeic reference to the continuous action, and the final syllable "u" simply means color.

Polynesian tattoo designs are most often referred to as the "tribal" art since it draws its origins from pre-colonial tribes in the island groups of Polynesia. The tattoo designs here range from lines, dots, curves and lines, to animal symbols, masks, and other figures. They are traditionally used in a more spiritual sense, for example as a guide for the wearer against bad luck, even protection from harm

Polynesian tattoo designs are categorized into two: the Enata and Etua. The Enata designs are, safe to say, natural designs that embody the wearer. It gives the wearer a sort of an identity, as this design reflect one's history, land of origin, kind of work or occupation, and even social status. The Etua on the other hand, are more spiritual, and magical, as they are symbols of protection granted to a people, or even a tribe, by the gods themselves. Today's designs however, carry a little less weight.

White Ink Tattoo

Are you interested in getting a white ink tattoo? Then, read on this valuable information about this way, that is quite interesting but slightly different from the traditional tattoo.

They differ from the traditional tattoo in the sense that it does not involve the usual process of outlining and stenciling in black ink. It is done completely in white ink and it is quite distinctive like a ghostly image. Majority of them look like scars or brandings and most of the people choose it for this very purpose as they wish to have a one that does not look obvious or evident in the work environment.

The pattern or design of the white ink tattoo shows like a brand or a scar, slightly lighter in color than the skin. If it is cared out well, then it will last for a lifetime. The artists feel that these tattoos are best suited for folks with pale skin color. These tattoos work well in the areas that are protected from direct sunlight like chest, back or the underside of the arm. The ink is not easily absorbed into the skin and hence, it needs to be passed several times over to ensure that it has sunk completely inside the skin.

Simple designs look great and the bets designs would be Celtic patterns, tribal heart designs and so on. The popularity of white ink tattoos is growing by the day, but one needs to be completely aware of all the issues related with it. It may cause some sort of reaction by some people and these include swelling, itchiness, oozing and others. So, it would be a good idea to discuss all the issues with an experienced artist.

Women Tattoo Ideas With Butterfly Tattoos
Women Tattoo Ideas With Butterfly Tattoos

For women, Butterflies can be represented as gorgeous creatures of change and revival, which makes them a safe choice for a tattoo, especially first tattoos. But, when choosing a butterfly, you will want to decide the type of tattoo (tribal, classic, etc) and the location (hidden, visible, foot, arm, back, etc) for the tattoo. It may help to gather several photos of butterflies that you like. Take them to your tattoo artist and see if he can create the perfect butterfly tattoos for you. This way, you will have some input as to the design of you new tattoo.
Butterfly Tattoos

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Flame tattoos on feet

Flame tattoos on feet

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