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5 Awesome tiger tattoos to inspire you

Everyone loves tigers. Like seriously, everyone. And not only are they cool as fuck, but they look great in a tattoo. In fact, just by their sheer awesomeness, it’s hard to make a tiger look uncool. If you’re in love with our endangered feline friends, then a tattoo is a great way to show it. […]

Rugby fans told to cover up for the World Cup

We’ve talked before about Japanese tattoos, their history, and cultural significance. In short, tattoos are frowned upon in Japan because they are associated with the criminal underworld, particularly the Yakuza. As a result, fans heading over for the Rugby World Cup have been told to cover up, especially when using gyms or pools, or risk […]

The pros and cons of photo-realistic tattoos

Even for people who don’t like or are actively against tattooing, photo-realistic tattoos still command respect. Whereas anyone can tattoo with some basic training, photo-realistic tattoos can only be done by bona fide artists. So if they’re so amazing, why isn’t ever tattoo a hyper-realistic one? We go through the pros and cons here:   […]

Sept 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th is the official UN World Suicide Prevention Day. Unfortunately, Australia has one of the worst suicide rates in the Western World, with the figures increasing year-on-year.   THE TROUBLING STATISTICS   In 2016, the suicide rate in Australia was 5.7 deaths per 100,000 people, ranking us 51st in the World, which is a shocking […]

Time for the biggest Tattoo Festival in Australasia

The biggest tattoo event in Australasia is back for its 9th year! The New Zealand Tattoo & Art Festival will be held at the TSB Stadium in New Plymouth on the 23rd & 24th November 2019. The best artists in every style of tattooing are heading across the Ditch to join in the event. Tattoo appointments can be […]

Kids drawings turned into tattoos

The latest trend has hit the tattoo industry and it’s adorable. More and more parents are getting their kids artwork tattooed on their bodies as a way to keep those memories forever. From adorable love notes to questionable portraits and crude stick figures, it doesn’t matter. In the eyes of these devoted parents, these are […]

Read this before getting your first tattoo

People get tattoos for different motives, but no matter what your reason, it always pays to do your homework before walking in our door. There’s a few things you need to be aware of before getting your first tattoo…   Don’t get drunk first!   Having a wee drink before you get your first tattoo […]

Game of Thrones tattoos

Well, now the dust has settled on the last ever episode of Game of Thrones, we can all ignore the final couple of seasons and look back on the first few when it was easily the best thing on TV. Despite the scriptwriters driving off a cliff since they ran out of source material, the final episode […]

Looking after your new tattoo – help and advice

The process of getting a tattoo doesn’t end when you walk out the door of our studio. There’s aftercare that needs to be adhered to, both for health reasons and to get the most out of your new ink! Follow these simple instructions after getting a tattoo, and it will still look awesome years from […]

Tattoo taboos around the world

Unfortunately, sporting visible tattoos can still result in unwanted judgments and lingering looks from strangers.   At work, during job interviews, or even when just meeting new people, we may find ourselves covering up our ink to avoid unfounded judgments about our character, based on looks alone.  Although some people may find themselves covering up, there […]