Thursday, September 30, 2010
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As owner of 2 Dollar Pistol Tattoo Shop in Chillicothe, Ohio, this busy dad and husband runs a successful business, while keeping his tattoo chair hopping and still finds time to paint with his talented wife, Abril.
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Cartoon tattoos are cute and show off your child like side. But surely, there are other reasons why people find cartoon tattoos more appealing:* People do not necessarily focus on cartoon designs for tattoos being cute and appealing. Although, yes it IS indeed cute and appealing, but there are people who choose carton designs that have a significant and deep meaning in their lives
* Getting a classic cartoon design for your tattoo enables you to show to everybody who would bother to look that you have a child like sense of humor and that kid you used to be is still in you somewhere. This shows the world that you do not take yourself too seriously and would give out the impression that you are an easy going and fun loving type of person.
* Cartoon tattoos help you to live your life from your innocent childhood days to the biting realities of adulthood. There are also people who like to combine serious tattoo designs with light funny cartoon character designs. This gives an unexpected twist in the designs and is really funny and unusual.
* There are also guys who opt to have the cute looking female anime characters' faces tattooed on their bodies. These cute and sexy realistic looking designs were derived to the Japanese cartooning style. The sexy and adult twist to the generally cute animated faces gives the appeal that is normally needed for a tattoo art. People normally like to combine these anime art to tribal tattoo designs and japans characters which gives the designs the needed eastern touch to it.
* Cartoon tattoos would not be complete without the heroes and villains designs. For those people who are able to identify with a specific character to either side, you can go and have that character tattooed on you. Or for added fun, have one good guy and one bad guy tattooed on each of your arms so you can have an epic battle going on every day for the rest of your life.
* There are also people who have the face of a particular TV star tattooed and while this is really up to the person getting the tattoo, artists do not usually think this a good idea as nobody really lasts that long in show business anyway.
* Ranking among the favorites in the cartoon character tattoo arena are bugs bunny, Tweety bird, daffy duck, Donald duck, goofy, Mickey and Minnie mouse and of course - Tinkerbell. Oh and yes, Bart Simpson is also very popular.
* Getting a cartoon character as a subject of your tattoo is really an opportunity to show off your young and innocent side. It is a testament to humor and looking at life at an easy going pace.
Always remember though that tattoos are a permanent deal. So make sure that the cartoon character you would have tattooed on your body would be worth your time and pain. Well, tattoo removal is possible these days, that is a fact but that is a more expensive and quite more painfully process altogether. Oh and it doe leave ugly scars, too. SO you better make up your mind if having a tattoo is something you really want to do.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Recently named one of the top 10 American tattoo artists by AOL, Kate says the phone has been ringing off the hook ever since. Currently in Texas, Kate does a lot of traveling to shows and for personal clients, saying, "I have a huge body of unfinished work out there." Get inked by Kate once, and you'll need her back for more. And she's had her share of celebrity clients (Kate with Howard Stern, top image).
Monday, September 13, 2010
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Japanese tattoo designs are very artistic. Most of these designs are very colorful and fluid, making them generally more appealing than other designs. Also, each design is usually made up of more than a single element woven together by intricate patterns of lines, transforming the tattoo into one elaborate painting on the skin.
For example, in more common Japanese designs such as the ones featuring Japanese koi fishes, tattoo masters already use more than six colors to finish the whole picture. This number just continues to go up as the intricacy of the patterns increases.
Japanese tattoo designs are rich in symbolism. This is because the art of Japanese tattooing is backed up by centuries of culture and tradition. Since the Japanese have such high regard for nature and spirituality, they often associate different creatures and places with deep spiritual meanings. This spirituality is what transforms their ink and design into works that embody or symbolize several things.
This is also why certain creatures, especially the more revered ones like the dragon, the tiger, and the Koi fish often make their way into the heart of most Japanese designs. The Japanese hold a special meaning for these creatures which is why they are often used in tattoo designs.
As time passed, dragon tattoo designs have increasingly popular to all tattoo enthusiasts. As a form of art, dragons have different faces to show in this world. In Asia, dragons are characters that are always linked with supernatural powers, wisdom and bravery. Often, Chinese and japans people believed that dragon is the one that gives protection and luck to a person.
How do people appreciate dragons?
Western individuals have different appreciations to dragons. According to them, these creatures are powerful evil that can destroy a whole city by breathing fire on it. Western culture also portrayed dragons as representation of death and destruction. Though, there are negative cites mentioned about dragons, still everyone loves them.
As a person who wants to get inked with a dragon design, it is important to determine that exact layout. It doesn't matter how you appreciate dragons in your life. What's more important in getting a tattoo is the willingness. Obviously, you have to know whether you're really interested of not. Rushing your decision might result to regrets in the future. And no matter what you do, you will not have the chance to remove or change it. It will remain for a lifetime.
Tribal dragon tattoos
Among dragon tattoo designs, tribal tattoos are the most appealing ones. These designs are usually inked on the shoulders of both men and women. As the head of the family, dragons represent protection or guidance. Aside from shoulders, they can also be placed in other parts of the body including back, chest, upper arms and lower back.
Dragon Sleeve Tattoo Designs
This design is more popular with guys but many girls also get it too.
The dragon itself is usually featured on the upper arm. Because of the way that a dragon is shaped, there are many designs that incorporate the upper arm (half sleeve) and the top corner of the chest, usually with the dragon's head snarling just above the nipple area.
This type of tattoo actually looks really good in simple black ink, if you want more colours then I suggest reds and greens.
Oriental Dragon Tattoo Designs
Most dragon tattoos that you see around usually attempt to be oriental in some way. True, original oriental designs are usually highly intricate and done in black ink. This pays homage to the way that dragons were first drawn using a paint brush. The detail is usually also high and every single scale is drawn.
Some of these designs are a circle with the dragon head facing head on. These circular designs are popular on the upper arm.
Baby Dragon Tattoo Designs
A baby dragon design looks nothing like the traditional, oriental dragon. The usual design features a large-headed, inquisitive (maybe a little goofy looking) creature in vivid and bright blues or greens and with an overall "cartoony" look. These designs are more popular with women.
Welsh Dragon Tattoo Designs
These tattoos usually come in two forms. The first is the classic Welsh dragon standing with one paw raised and looking from right to left. I have also seen other versions that are not in the same pose but where the dragon looks similar to the classic depiction and is still red and black and therefore, unquestionably, the Welsh dragon.
When men go to get tattoos done, they always seem to want ones that boast about their masculinity and what better a design than a scorpion? They are creepy, gross and most of the time full of poison. The most frequently asked question after deciding on a scorpion is what kind of design to get and where to get it? Scorpion tattoo pictures for girl are probably the best way to find inspiration.
These can be found in numerous places—online, in books, on friends, in shops. One of the pictures found online depicts a large scorpion tattoo done on the arm above the elbow. It takes up the majority of the arm, does not contain any color whatsoever and generally looks a little creepy. While most of the pictures show the arm as the best place for the scorpion tattoo, one depicts a scorpion on the hand. It is mostly in black ink, but has a surrounding color of red.
Most men don’t often opt to get color put on their scorpion tattoo, which is alright, but for those who do like color it does add a nice touch. It gives the scorpions lifelike characteristics and a more defined look.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Davey Havok is an American rock singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band 'AFI'. The Singer has two complete arm sleeves tattoo, six nautical stars and a flaming heart on his chest, huge angel wings covering his entire back, his left arm has a black cat, ghosts, praying hands of Jesus, pumpkins and bats. The tattoos on his right arm include, a dark haunted looking city, Jack from the night before Christmas, brick wall, pumpkins, witch, along with several other tattoos.