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“See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” God gives her an image of an engraving on his palms, reminding one of a mother who tattoos the names of her children on her heart. The image is meant to encourage us that he not only has...
The process of tattooing could be described as mirroring the process of healing trauma. In my interview with dark surreal tattoo artist Paul Booth, we talk about how tattoos can create empowerment and provide closure from a dark past. Booth says “survival, the endurance of pain, and ultimately an image that represents that experience as...
By Tracey Anne Duncan Updated: May 27, 2021 SHARE I have enough tattoos that I’ve completely lost count. Some of them are so small that I think of them sort of like I think of one-night-stands — they’re fun memories but they don’t really count. I am 100% down to get a matching tattoo with a...
While all skin is different, most general tattoo advice on the internet is written for white people or those with a lighter complexion. Of course, we have the basic rules that apply to all skin color, like getting your ink from a reputable artist, or being sure to give your design proper aftercare. But, there’s also the...
A common hesitation for many people unsure of inking, especially with bigger pieces, is how the tattoo will look when you get old. While there are many factors that contribute to the aging process such as quality of the tattoo, diet, and physical health. We would like to re-assure you that you will still look...