American Traditional

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The American Traditional tattoo design style originated in the 1930s on American military bases. It became associated more with sailors when tattooist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins popularized it. This style of tattooing is based on big and bold sections, with solid and clean black outlines and a minimal (mainly primary colors) well-saturated color palette. Traditional imagery is often maritime in nature, celebrations of love or reflections on love lost.

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Trash Polka Style Tattoos

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The Trash Polka design style was popularized by the Buena Vista Tattoo Club. It uses a black and red color scheme illustrated with collage-like images. Trash Polka includes a combination of realism, lettering/script, and geometric shapes.

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Watercolor Style Tattoos

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Watercolor is a design style that consists of abstract tattoos. It takes a lot of skill and artistic ability to design a watercolor style successfully. It uses extreme amounts of color and less of lines and black color to create the effect that it has been painted on your skin with watercolors.

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Tattoos in a Professional Work Environment

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Getting a tattoo is a practice that should be undertaken only after considerable forethought. Despite the opinions of many, body art does not fare well in most business environments. If you are choosing to get a tattoo, or if you already have a one, here are few important things to consider with having a tattoo in a professional work environment.

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Tax Season Tattoos

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Tax season is upon us which means many are making a list of ways they can spend their well-deserved return. Those considering a tattoo should be mindful of when to schedule appointments, confirming artwork and making deposits. This article will discuss the do’s and don’ts of getting a tattoo during tax season.

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The Bond Between Tattoo Artist and Client

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Creating a positive bond between a tattoo artist and his client is something Tattoo Consortium prides ourselves in. For an artist to agree to do a tattoo can be just as important as the decision for the client to get it. Tattoos are a reflection of who a person is, why he or she gets them, and a reflection of the artist who creates them as well.

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Tattoos as a Form of Therapy

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We all have coping mechanisms, vices, ways we deal with our own negative thoughts and feelings however they might manifest themselves. Could tattoos be one of these coping mechanisms? Many people today believe so. For some, a tattoo holds a far deeper meaning that just self-expression. They can be a way of attempting to undo past wrongs or a means of focusing the mind on something other than the negatives in life.

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Care Tips for Piercings

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From mild to wild, our professional piercers have done it all. Whether you are looking to get your ears pierced, or something a little more outrageous, rest assured that you will be in good hands in a clean, safe environment with trained professionals capable of assisting you in both selection and the best aftercare. We change out your Jewelry for FREE!!!

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Care Tips for Tattoos

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Tattoo’s have come a long way since the anchor and eagle that your Grandfather had on his arm. It has evolved into an art form and we treat it as such. During the healing process, as well as afterwards, it is extremely important that you take care of your tattoo to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment. Please take note of the instructions below.

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