Important Things to Know About White Ink Tattoos

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White ink tattoos are a prime example of how body art is becoming more unique. These interesting tattoos are much different than a traditional tattoo. It is important to understand what all a white ink tattoo entails, and if it is right for you.

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New Year, New Tattoo: Booking Tips

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The New Year is upon us! Many people may be planning on getting their first tattoo this year. If so, customized designs are the way to go, as they ensure you are getting exactly what you want. This increase your chances of being satisfied with the tattoo over the long-term. Getting ready to book your first appointment can be intimidating for those receiving their first tattoo. Here are a few tips to ensure you first tattoo experience is less nerve-wracking, and more fun.

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Gift Your Loved Ones with a Gift Certificate for Tattoo Consortium this Christmas!

tattoo-1870802_960_720The holidays are upon us! Are you still looking for a gift for a friend or family member? Consider purchasing a gift certificate for Tattoo Consortium for your loved ones this Christmas!

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Progression of Tattoos Social Acceptance in Mainstream Media

tattoo-artist-556036_960_720Tattoos have become common in advertising and pop culture and have taken over the current media scenery. Many TV shows, commercials and ads are based on the tattoo industry. They are springing up on major networks, social media pages for tattoo culture are numbering in the millions of follows, and you would be hard pressed to take a walk on the street and not see several people sporting a tattoo or two. Tattoos have become a mainstream part of society, but it’s not long ago when tattoos were taboo and banned in many environments.

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The Progression of Social Acceptance of Tattoos

000000022867Tattoos have been around almost as long as man has walked the earth. Tattoos were used by tribal cultures to mark major life milestones for centuries. Even Mjoave Indians have tattooed their chins to ensure safe passage into the afterlife since time immemorial. Women in Myanmar’s Chin province began getting facial tattoos hundreds of years ago to discourage tyrannical kings from kidnapping them, but their facial art has since become a mark of beauty. For the past 200 years or more, Japan’s Yakuza mafia men have sported full-body tattoo art that to this day is applied with the primitive “hand-poked” method, which utilizes non-electrical hand tools and needs made of sharpened bamboo or steel.

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Piercings for Fish Camp Students

000000023086Getting a piercing with your newly made friends from Fish Camp can be a great bonding experience. While it can be scary, it’s also a fun way to try something new and different in an environment that doesn’t judge. Here are a few of the many different types of ear piercing options to choose from.

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Japanese Traditional

IMG_20150725_230131Japanese design style tattooing is one of the most ancient, making it extremely sacred and traditional among the styles. It uses a hand-carved technique (also called tebori) and was made popular in Japan by the Yakuza, the Japanese criminal underworld. Similar to American traditional, it uses bold black outlines and minimal shading. Most often, these designs are meant to cover a whole limb, back or body suit.

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American Traditional

CYMERA_20150704_150309The 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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