Monthly Archives: November 2017

Tattoos and biology – why they fade over time

As the years go by, we all know tattoos fade in colour. But why? Surely once you’re tattooed then that should be it? And if it fades, then why doesn’t it disappear completely? Well, get ready for a crash course in biology!   Basically, your skin is made up of two separate layers, an outer and inner […]

My first tattoo – be prepared!

If you have been thinking about getting your first ever tattoo, then give us a call.   Chapel Tattoo is a professional tattoo studio in Melbourne. As one of the most respected studios in the city, we pride ourselves on giving good advice, especially to people who are considering their first tattoo.   But before […]

New Zealand’s complicated history with tattoos

The styles and methods of tattooing in 21st century New Zealand are extremely diverse. From traditional Maori and Pacifica styles, through to modern Anime, the style is varied, and Maori tattoos are very popular in Australia. Maori tattoos It’s impossible to establish when Ta Moko started as there are no written records pre-colonisation, as there was […]

The long and beautiful history of tattoos

Tattoos are nothing new, in fact, they’re ancient.   Humans have been giving themselves tattoos since the dawn of time. Go back 2000 years to the time of Jesus. Now double that and get to the building of the pyramids… and double that again.   We’re heading back to the last ice age.   Mankind’s timeline of tattoos […]

The biggest Tattoo Festival in Australasia kicks off this month!

The biggest tattoo event in Australasia is back for its 7th year! The New Zealand Tattoo & Art Festival will be held at the TSB Stadium in New Plymouth on the 25 & 26 November 2017. The best artists in every style of tattooing are heading across the Ditch this month. Tattoo appointments can be made by […]