Research Says Women Like Men with Tattoos
These days, almost half of all millennials have tattoos. In fact, in the United Kingdom and North America, they’re continuing to grow in popularity. But tattoos have a long history, and our societal perception of them is deeply rooted in the past.
Maori Tattoo Designs
The Maori people were known for their tradition of practising Moko, an ancient art that involved facial tattooing, originating in New Zealand and Australia. In ancient times, these tattoo designs marked which class a person belonged to in the tribe community. Since the Maori people believed that the head was the most sacred part of the body, they had designated areas across the face for different meaningful tattoo symbols. Each half of the face represents one’s paternal and maternal lineage, and different regions of the face signify one’s social standing. Below, we’ve put together a Maori tattoo dictionary, spelling out the meaning behind each one of these compelling tattoo designs. Read on, and learn all about the ancient Maori culture!
Can I Show My Tattoos At Work?
Attitudes about tattoos are changing for the better. But whether tattoos are accepted in the workplace is still a little unclear. There may never be an overall consensus on what’s allowed and what’s not. Even if tattoos aren’t banned in the official rule book, people may still be judging them negatively. Many will say that you’re safe if you cover your tattoos at work. But is it ever acceptable to have your tattoo showing in the office? We asked a variety of professionals about their workplace expectations, and got their honest opinions about tattoos in the workplace. Check our infographic to discover which high paying jobs are tattoo-friendly and which ones aren’t!
7 Rockin’ Crystal Tattoo Designs
have long been a theme in the tattoo world, and, these days, crystal tattoos are all the rage. These precious rocks naturally form over the course of millions of years, and they have some of the most remarkable properties. When held in the sunlight, crystals refract light and create a rainbow. In ancient India, crystals were sources of healing power, and they were believed to possess a magical aesthetic.
A Chat With our Free Tattoo Design Giveaway Winner: Tracy Sheppard
In April, we launched a contest to give away a free custom tattoo design to one lucky winner in our valued tattoo community, and we have good news: our winner loves her final design!
Tattoo Friendliest Countries Around the World
What do you think the most tattoo-friendly countries would be? “I would guess US,” says Kendra Klassen of St. Catherines, Ontario, who has several tattoos herself! She’s not the only one who would guess the US – Reddit user Lstn2TownesVanZandt said, “America, because freedom.”
Booking a Tattoo Appointment
When you’ve finally settled on a tattoo design (we are here to help if you are still looking for that perfect custom tattoo design
), and you’ve picked a tattoo artist that fits your style, your next step is booking a tattoo appointment. Though it may sound simple, the booking process can differ from artist to artist, and there’s an etiquette to it. The ultimate goal is to make efficient use of yours and your tattoo artist’s time, so we’ve put together a series of tips to help you achieve this next time you’re booking your tattoo. Read on, and learn how to build good rapport with your local tattoo shop!
Raven Tattoo Meanings
As the iconic bird of peace, love, and piety, doves have a longstanding history as religious symbols in the Near East and Mediterranean regions. They’re rooted in Judaism, Christianity, and Paganism, and, in the secular world, they’re a powerful symbol for world peace. Below, we’ve put together a dove tattoo dictionary, explaining the meaning behind each one of these tattoo designs.
Experiences from CEB Marketing Summit 2017
In May 2017, CEB Sales and Marketing Summit
took place in Las Vegas, and we were thrilled to accept an invitation to speak. Custom Tattoo Design’s CEO, Lee Roller, attended the conference, and we were excited to hear all about his experience. Lee met with marketing leaders across the world to discuss small business challenges and strengths, and he told us all about his experience below.
An Interview with Ink Done Right
Ink Done Right is one of the leading blogs in the tattoo industry today. Covering every topic, from the history of tattoos, to industry advice, it really is a platform for true tattoo lovers. We decided to interview them, hoping to learn more about their blog’s main focus as well as their goals for the tattoo industry. We asked them about everything from how they got started, to which tattoos their staff were sporting. Read on, and learn about the ins and outs of this cool tattoo community!