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.
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.
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.
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.
Stomach Tattoos for Women
Stomach tattoos have traditionally been popular with men, but more and more, women are taking on these tattoos – with incredible results! Not only to stomach tattoos for women look great, they can be a strategic way to hide anything you want to cover. In the past, women have opted for abdominal ink to cover up c-section scars or stretch marks, and while this does still play a role in why women get stomach tattoos, it’s no longer the only factor. Women want to flaunt tummy ink that they can showcase through fashion, and there are definite pros and cons to stomach tattoos for women. We lay out some of the benefits and potential downsides to these kinds of tattoos, and gathered a list of the most gorgeous stomach tattoos to inspire you for your next tattoo.
Tip the Scales in Your Favor With Scale Tattoos
When you see a set of scales, you likely think of justice, but there are different kinds of justice, and different meanings that could be associated with scale tattoos. Scale tattoos are gaining in popularity, so we looked into some of the potential meanings behind these tattoo designs, and gathered some photos to help inspire you when you’re coming with a design idea for your very own scale tattoo.
The Lowdown on UV Ink Tattoos
They’re bright, fun, and glow in the dark, but are they safe? There’s a hell of a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to UV ink tattoos, so we went to the source the set the record straight. We asked a tattoo artist who specializes in blacklight reactive ink tattoos to find out exactly what this kind of tattooing is all about. This is what we learned.
Top Design Styles for High Texture Tattoos
The best tattoos, like any form of visual art, are the ones that contain texture. They seem to pop off the skin – the expressions in portrait faces are crystal clear, and you can practically feel the fur of the pup in realism pet portraits. High texture tattoos are quickly gaining popularity, so we looked into these types of designs to see what makes them unique. We asked a tattoo artist who excels in high texture tattoos for his thoughts on what texture means in this art form, how it can be achieved, and what you need to know when you’re looking into a getting a high texture tattoo.
Meanings Behind Lightning Tattoos
Lightning is a tell-tale sign that a storm is on the horizon, but when seen in tattoo designs, it can mean much more. Lightning bolts are frequently used to symbolize power and the Gods, but there are many other meanings associated with lightning you might not know of. We looked into the cultural associations with lightning bolts, and what they can symbolize as a tattoo. This is what we learned about the significance behind lightning and lightning tattoos.
Why Are Floral Tattoos So Popular?
Floral tattoos make up some of the most popular motifs out there. We wanted to find out why flower tattoos are the go-to tattoo design for so many people, so we asked around. We talked to people who have floral tattoos and asked them about their ink choice, as well as asking a tattoo artist her thoughts on the subject. Read on to find out what we learned about flower tattoos, and what draws people to get them.