Tips for Keeping Your Tattoo Bright and Beautiful This Summer Provided by Tattoo Consortium

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Summer is finally here! This is certainly the best time of the year to show off your summer body and freshly inked masterpiece covered in clothing most of the year. However, the sun can be damaging to your tattoo. You already spent a lot of time and effort to get it done and the idea that it may fade can be cause of woe; not to mention all the topical anesthetic applied to your skin. Tattoo Consortium has compiled a list of helpful tips to help you keep your tattoo bright and beautiful this summer.

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Working with Your Tattoo Artist

Getting a tattoo is an exciting experiencing. Not only does it show off your personality and style, it’s what makes you — you. It is important to work with your tattoo artist for creating a tattoo that you will love both now and forever. As a tattoo artist, we are part artist and part therapist. Working together in a close and intimate setting allows us to get know our clients and what makes them tick. Here are few tips on how you can work with your tattoo artist to create your next tattoo.

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

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The 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

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Tattoos 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

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Tattoos 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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Japanese Traditional

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Japanese 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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