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Coronavirus tattoos are now a thing

Never one to miss an opportunity, tattoo collectors across the world are ignoring calls to stay at home and self-isolate, and are instead going to get inked – with the coronavirus. One quick look at Instagram’s #coronavirustattoo hashtag throws up dozens of pictures of people who appear to have had permanent reminders of the pandemic […]

Ten quick facts about tattoos

If you’re in a rush, here are 10 quick facts about tattoos, covering a wide range of topics, from the tattoo machine through to aftercare! When getting a tattoo, your skin is pricked between 50 and 3,000 times per minute by the needle in a tattoo machine. Tattoo machines have been around since the late […]

Different themes in traditional Japanese tattoos

Despite still being controversial in Japan, tattoos play an important role in the country’s culture and history. We’ve talked about Japanese tattoos before and how they were used to permanently mark criminals, a practice that lasted for centuries. As a result, tattoos gained a dark reputation, adorned only by bad guys. Even today tattoos in […]

Amazing tattoos that change colour depending on your health!

Research recently published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition claims that scientists in Germany have developed a tattoo which changes colour in response to changing of glucose, albumin, or pH. Levels. The technology hasn’t reached the human testing stage yet, but on pieces of pig skin the tattoos shifted across a range of hues as scientists tweaked […]

How mastectomy tattoos can help in the fight against cancer

Cancer is responsible for 10 million deaths each year around the world, with New Zealand second only behind Australia for new cases. It’s New Zealand’s biggest killer, responsible for around 1-in-3 recorded deaths in the country.  Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in Australia, taking the lives of around 3000 women each year. […]

Guardian Angel Tattoos

Guardian Angel tattoos are some of the most popular forms of tattoo out there. Loved by both men and women, they can look incredible if done right, with even a minimalist guardian angel in the right spot looking awesome. The angel motif is very popular because it can have so many meanings, such as protection, […]

How much do you love your job? Enough to get a tattoo?

Do you like your job? Love your boss? Truly believe you’re part of a team? Well, for the employees of the Café Nova in Bozeman, Montana, their dedication goes above and beyond the call of duty. More than 30 of the café’s current and former employees have gotten a tattoo of a bacon and eggs/skull […]

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! This year is the Year of the Rat, the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they […]

Ultraviolet tattoos – Yay or Nea?

The tattoo industry has many different branches, each separating off into their own little genres. One of these smaller factions are ultraviolet tattoos, which are becoming more and more popular. We explain everything you need to know about UV tattoos or “Black light” tattoos as they are known incorrectly by Americans. WHAT ARE ULTRAVIOLET TATTOOS? […]

The law here in Oz when it comes to tattoos

Everyone and their dog have their own theories and opinions about the law when it comes to tattoos, so let’s clear up a few myths.   While the law varies from state to state, in Victoria you need to be 18 to get a tattoo. It’s against the law for someone to tattoo you if […]