Turning Gears: A Look at Biomechanical Tattoos

Biomechanical tattoos are a whole new category of modern art, combining robotics and biology to create an entirely new artform and means of expression. With the growing popularity of these types of tattoo designs, we wanted to look into biomechanical art a little further. We look into where this type of design came from, what kinds of meanings they can take on, and found some of the top tattoo designs using the biomechanical style. Read on to find out more about the unique tattoo style.
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Tattoos For All Ages: Older Folks with Tattoos

The belief that tattoos are a young person’s game couldn’t be more false – just ask these three ladies. Each one of these women were tattoo-free until they turned 40, and two have them have continued getting tattoos into their 50s with no plans on stopping! We asked them about their experiences getting tattoos later in life, how they feel about the stigma that tattoos are for younger generations, and what their inspiration was for their ink.
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Can Bulking Up Affect Your Tattoos?

Got ink and looking to bulk up? Drastically changing your weight could potentially have an impact on the look of your tattoos. Will they stretch? Will they look distorted and unrecognizable? We wanted to look into it to find out for sure whether or not adding muscle and getting bigger can change your ink.
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2019 Tattoo Trends in Different Parts of the World

Tattoo trends are constantly changing, with new ones popping up and old ones re-circulating in the tattoo space every few years. We wanted to find out what some current trends in tattoos look like around the world, so we reached out to our readers. By conducting a survey, we learned what kinds of tattoo design ideas are popular and where in the world to find them. We’re specifically looking at trends or fads, not cultural practices, so things like ancestral or cultural tattooing isn’t included here.
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CBD Salves and Healing Tattoos: Do They Work?

CBD products can be life changing depending on how you use them. If you have skin issues, chronic diseases or pain, or anxiety, CBD can do wonders to ease your symptoms. The latest CBD products to hit the market are tattoo balms that claim to help with pain and speed up healing times. We looked into this a little bit further to find out if these products actually do what they say, and if they’re worth using.
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Foot Tattoos: What to Expect

Thinking of adding a foot tattoo to your collection? We’ve put together some need-to-know info to help you go into the appointment knowing what to expect, and how to handle your new tattoo. Read on to find out how to rock your new ink and keep it looking its best.
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An Interview with Tattoo Artist – Mikey Charette

We are stoked to welcome one of Canada’s top tattoo artists, Mikey Charette, to the Custom Tattoo Design team. Mikey is the new Art Director for Custom Tattoo Design. He will be ensuring that all the tattoos our clients get are not only beautifully designed, but also tattooable. We wanted to get to know Mikey a little bit and he was willing to put up with some questions.
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The Rising Trend of Face Tattoos

Face tattoos aren’t just for SoundCloud rappers anymore, though this is where you’ll see a huge number of people sporting them. Celebrities and musicians especially are sporting more and more visible body art, with the face being the latest area to be claimed for art. There are a few reasons why people would want to get a face tattoo, and there are significant downsides to getting inked in a such a visible spot. We talked to a tattoo artist to find out more about this latest tattoo trend. This is what we learned.
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Cool Tattoo Ideas for Men

If you’re on the hunt for cool tattoo ideas for men, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together some of the top tattoo ideas for men available to help inspire you for your next piece of ink. Whether you want something that’s meaningful and special, or simply looks badass, you’ll find a tattoo design idea that works for you. Read on to see our suggestions for cool tattoo ideas for men.
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Portrait Tattoos and Why People Get Them

Portrait tattoos are one of the most popular design choices for tattoos. They’re versatile, they can be done in almost any style, and they can commemorate someone who’s played an important role in your life. We look at some of the most common reasons why people get portrait tattoos, and offer an essential tip when you’re looking for an artist to do your ink. Read on to find out more about portrait tattoos, and why people get them.
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