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Archive: February, 2011

Tattoos and Energy

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There aren’t too many things that I can think of that have gained in popularity and continue to gain in popularity over the past few years.  Tattoos certainly make that list, but if I had to name something else that’s grown to an arguably similar extent, it’s the energy drink.  I’m not kidding here, energy drinks have completely blown up over the past few years, making them the drink of choice for hordes of people everywhere who want to feel more energetic, I guess.

No surprises then that both tattoo and energy drinks have now officially merged.  No, I’m not kidding.  Eternal Energy is the latest energy shot on the market and although it’s joining the ranks of what seems like a market filled with a million and one drinks of a similar stripe, a few things set it apart from the others.

For starters, Eternal Energy is “the most powerful energy shot on the market”, with ingredients not regularly found in any other energy shot.  Ingredients like Vitamin C, green tea extract, and grape seed extract.  Next, Eternal Energy was founded and created by tattoo artist Terry “Tramp” Welker and as a result of his connection to the tattoo world, Eternal Energy’s bottles are designed by a selected handful of tattoo artists like Tony CiavarroMyke Chambers and Jack Rudy.

‘Eternal Energy was developed by internationally known tattoo artist Terry “Tramp” Welker, who enlisted the nation’s best labs, bottling and packaging companies to develop the highest quality energy product available. With a desire to present the product with a fresh image, Tramp invited Tony Ciavarro and a cast of today’s hottest tattoo artists to draw up dynamic and colorful tattoo-inspired packaging and design.  The result is a collectible series of powerful high-quality energy shots.’

It was bound to happen sooner or later.  Check out more about Eternal Energy here.

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Meet Matt Jordan!

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It seems somewhat fitting to me that given the nature of this past week’s disastrous earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, that I profile a tattooist who is not only rad at the artwork that he does, but who was also personally affected by another Christchurch earthquake, this one back on the 4th of September, 2010.  That quake registered 7.1 and is believed by seismologists to have lead to this past Tuesday’s devastating 6.3 quake.

It was during the September 4th earthquake that tattooist Matt Jordan’s place of employment, Ink Grave Tattoo was destroyed.  After sifting through the rubble, it was time to rebuild and Ink Grave Tattoo bounced back with a brand new location, even bigger than its predecessor.  As it stands right now, I am uncertain as to whether or not this new incarnation of Ink Grave Tattoo survived Tuesday’s earthquake.

What I do know is that disasters aside (as much as you can put a disaster aside), Matt Jordan has skills.  Matt Jordan is the kind of tattooist whose work doesn’t need a lot of explanation or analysis.  It’s just straightforward, high quality tattoo, and it’s a pleasure to look through his portfolio and see what kind of work he’s done.

It’s also worth mentioning that Matt won the awards for: Best/Realistic Portrait tattoo, Best Black and Grey, Best leg, Best of Day (Saturday), Best of Show and last but not least, Grabaseat Best Artist of Show at the New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival this past November.  So yeah…he’s collected a few awards and represented for his homeland – which incidentally, boasts one of the most tattooed populations in the world.

Anyway, here’s to hoping that Matt and his fellow countrymen and women come back stronger than ever from this past week’s disaster.  All the best to Matt Jordan, everyone at Ink Grave Tattoo and the entire population of New Zealand, from us at Tattoo Blog.

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When Bad Equals…Good?

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If you happen to like quality tattoos done by amazing tattoo artists, then Austin, Texas has got to be in any rational person’s top 5 Best Of list.  I mean, there are tons of unbelievably talented artists in the Austin area as well as first rate tattoo studios.  Which is why tonight’s event at Austin’s Red 7 is not really what you’d expect from such an acclaimed tattoo community.  Or is it?

In more cynical terms, The first annual Worst Tattoo in Austin contest might be seen as simply an opportunity to laugh at people.  Yet somehow, the organisers of this event have managed to keep it focused, professional and above all, fun.  What it all boils down to is a celebration tattoo.  Where any other contest of this stripe might give away a grand prize of tattoo removal, the Austin contest rewards the winner(s) with more tattoos.  Hell yeah!  Says event founder Devon Tincknell:

‘The Worst Tattoo thing is sort of a misnomer, because we’re not really looking for the shittiest tattoo or tattoos that are just uninteresting or bland, because if that’s what we wanted to do we’d just give out prizes to everybody on 6th street that has a tramp stamp or tribal tattoo. What we’re looking for is more indefensively bad tattoos in the hilarious sense – something that is just so regretted or so fucked up that it’s going to keep the person from ever getting a normal job. We want to award those people for making such horribly great decisions.’

Aside from the competition, there will also be bands, drinks, laughs and lots of tattoos.  All for a measly five bucks!  Sounds like good times indeed.

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Oscar Helps Tattoo Removal

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This weekend, all of Hollywood gets incredibly excited over the dull, predictable spectacle that is the Academy Awards.  Not exactly a tattoo fiesta, but if you’re at all familiar with how the Oscars work, then you’ll know that aside from a lavish evening complete with the possibility of receiving an award, Oscar attendees also take home “goody bags”, absolutely filled with a ridiculous assortment of free goods, aka swag.

This year is something of a first for the Oscar goody bags, as well as the tattoo removal industry.  Maine based corporation Preval Health, the parent company of WreckingBalm Tattoo Removal system, will contribute 100 gift bags – each with a two month supply of WreckingBalm – to the Oscars Gifting Lounge, which will commence tomorrow, Thursday, February 24th.

WreckingBalm® the first in-home FDA approved hand held device for fading or removing unwanted tattoos. Discovered and formulated by two laboratories in over two-and-a-half years with a team of specialists, Doc Wilson has produced a simple process that just takes 3 minutes every other day. This unique system safely combines three technologies and two simple methods of skin exfoliation and removal. The first uses an FDA-approved mechanical hand-held medical device that gently, but effectively, removes the upper layers of the epidermis (outer skin layer). The second step uses a chemical serum that penetrates deep into the underlying lower layers, breaking up the cellular matrix in which the ink pigments are embedded.

“It’s amazing exposure,” says Joan Crocker Social Media Manager, Preval® Health. “We’ll get a picture of the gift bag sent to us so we can use it for our website, PR and marketing. With so many celebrities opting for tattoo removal this seems to be a perfect fit for the gift lounge.”’

Not sure what to make of this, but I do know that given Hollywood’s notoriously fickle approach to life, it probably makes sense to offer celebrities a chance to quietly get rid of their tattoos in the privacy of their own home.  With this step into the world of Hollywood by something tattoo related, can it be long before we go the opposite route and have tattoo artists on hand in the Oscars Gifting Lounge?  I don’t know about you, but I would love to see Steven Spielberg accept an Oscar for Best Picture, complete with a bandage around his neck where he was tattooed only several hours earlier.

Who knows, right?  It’s Hollywood.  Anything can happen.

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Get It Out There

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Okay, so there’s been a bit of negativity flowing around here this week with all this downer talk of poisonous tattoo inks and what not.  I needed a topic that’s a little more fun and light to talk about today and after a bit of searching around, I found it.

Tattoo Dynamite

This one’s for all you tattoo maniacs out there.  Are there any actual tattoo maniacs out there reading this?  Anyway, if you’re a tattooist who’s responsible for some pretty sick tattoo work – and I mean some pretty sick work that you’d like a chance at immortalising in a book put out by the Big Tattoo Planet website, then I would not delay in sending in a photo of what you’ve got…

The book is called Tattoo Dynamite and although it’s being billed as a bookazine rather than a straight up book, don’t be fooled.  It’s going to be massive and as the heading above the title implies, it will contain: The World’s Greatest Tattoos.  That’s right, they’re the world’s greatest tattoos, not the world’s so-so-ish tattoos, the GREATEST!!  Are you ready for that??

If you’re up for the challenge, then you need to head over to Big Tattoo Planet and get your submission underway.  Tattoo Dynamite is slated to be released early this year.  Get your work out there and show everyone what you’ve got goin’ on.

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What’s Up With the Ink?

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Last week I posted about vegan ink, the cruelty free and perhaps healthier alternative to regular tattoo ink.  Well, despite angering at least one of you with that post, I believe it did brush on the topic of the need to either introduce newer, stricter laws on what is permitted as ingredients in tattoo ink, or to make displaying the ink ingredients on the bottle law.

It’s when I see news such as this from Germany that the ingredients of tattoo ink suddenly starts to become more of a pressing issue with me.  A recent study in Karlsruhe, Germany has discovered that some tattoo inks contain “health damaging substances which can cause cancer.”

‘Chemists in Karlsruhe, Germany, have presented results of a study by the German Chemical and Veterinary investigations office showing that tattoo ink contains health damaging substances which can cause cancer.

One third of the 38 tattoo colours tested contained banned substances, which are dangerous to health. In some cases they even contained substances which are usually found only in car paint.’

How reliable of a study this is remains to be seen, but I think I can speak for most people when I say that Cancer and car paint are two features of tattoo ink that I am not all that excited about.  If this is the sort of study that they are getting in Europe, what about the ink that is used in other parts of the world like North America?  Is it the same?  Better?  Or even worse?  Whatever it is, one thing is for certain: it’s time that laws begin to change and open up much, much wider in order to accommodate the issues surrounding tattoo.

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Meet Dawn Grace!

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If there’s one thing that Chicago tattooist Dawn Grace doesn’t ever have to worry about it’s things to keep her busy and happy if she should ever stop tattooing.  Not that Grace will be stopping her work as a tattooist anytime in the foreseeable future, but the list of things that keep her attention when she’s not tattooing is sizeable indeed.  Yet no matter how many interests that Grace accrues, the common point between her tattooing, travelling, yoga, belly dancing, mosaic art, graphic art and love for scooters is an eye for and appreciation of beauty.  Because as everyone is well aware, every good tattooist needs an appreciation of beauty.

Grace’s tattoo work kind of took me off guard.  I suppose that might be considered a sort of silly thing to say, but it’s true.  When I began looking at her art I don’t think that I was expecting to see her style.  Now that sounds strange, I admit, but what I mean by that is that looking through artists profiles it’s often simple to get caught up in the genre of a tattoo and to have the typical expectations of only what that particular genre is.  Portraits are portraits for example, and we judge them based on how closely they resemble the original image.  With Grace however, the black and grey style that she employs has a slimming effect in that it seems to break down the genre, leaving behind a clear understanding of Grace’s personal style.  The fact that it’s black and grey didn’t enter the equation for me and although my first instinct was to compare Grace’s black and grey to the work of other tattooists black and grey, I quickly got over it.

Instead, I was drawn to the images and the way that Dawn interprets them.  The work is as smooth and straightforward as a pencil sketch, though it certainly isn’t simple.  There’s a calmness to this work just as there seems to be a calmness to Grace’s life, even amongst the understandably hectic creative-smorgasbord that fills up her days.

Dawn Grace tattoos by appointment only at Chicago’s Tattoo Factory.

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Tattoo Truth

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As a lot of us have to find a way to deal with the often rather tricky business of balancing tattoos with employment, we can always take refuge in knowing that covering up our tattoos with clothing or even makeup at very tattoo unfriendly places is only for a certain amount of hours per day, per week.  During the periods where we aren’t at work, the tattoos are allowed to be as freely visible as they were original intended to be.

But what if having a tattoo contravened your religious beliefs and having one meant relinquishing your cushy spot in the after life?  I have to admit, I’m not a religious person and I don’t know too much about religion.  In fact, if it weren’t for the television series Curb Your Enthusiasm, I wouldn’t have any idea that Jewish people are prohibited by the Torah or written Jewish law, from being tattooed.  In an episode entitled The Special Section, series creator and star Larry David discovers that his mother is being denied a burial in a proper Jewish cemetery because she had a secret tattoo on her buttocks.  Well, television is television and although the episode is funny (as is every Curb episode), it’s actually (somewhat) based in fact:

‘The Torah, or written Jewish law, states “you shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.”‘

What isn’t based in fact however, is that Jews who are tattooed can be denied their proper burial rights.

‘”In Judaism, sins aren’t weighted. They are all things that you are not supposed to do,” said Laura Wilson Etter, the director of engagement at Hillel Center.

She explained that eating pork (prohibited in Jewish dietary law), or not keeping Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, is just as sinful as getting a tattoo.

Regardless, it is “more important to be doing Mitzvot (good deeds) than to worry about what you have done wrong,” according to Wilson Etter.’

I’m not sure I’d exactly call all this good news – I mean, I guess if you’re a deeply religious person, a sin is still a sin, regardless of how equal it is to the others.  But I do think it’s important to clarify that Jews who choose to get tattooed are in no way relinquishing their right to a burial in a Jewish cemetery, or their participation in any synagogue rituals.  What it all comes down to I guess, is what tattoos have always come down to: a meaningful and very personal choice.

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What is Acceptable?

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If someone says the name “Google” to you, chances are that the first thing that you think of isn’t tattoo.  That would be the normal reaction of course, but the truth is that aside from aiding online searches all over the world for images of tattoos and portfolios of artists, Google is also at the forefront of changing what’s considered acceptable in terms of an employee dress code.

What does this have to do with tattoo?  Well, as much as I’d love to say that the days of missing out on a job because you’re tattooed is a thing of the past, it really isn’t.  Most recently a sheriff in Florida issued a ban on tattoos for officers serving on the Broward County police force.  Banning tattoos in the workplace is certainly nothing new, though it’s still entirely too common.

Which is why Google’s approach to workplace attire and appearance is a refreshing and sensible breath of fresh air and hope for a more tattoo friendly future.

‘At Google’s Canadian headquarters, a strict dress code is enforced: employees must wear clothes.

The laissez-faire policy, emphasizing productivity and ideas over appearance, heaves a water balloon at more traditional guidelines requiring workers to conform to such austere standards as wearing shoes — which, incidentally, are optional at the search-engine’s offices.

A spokeswoman describes the approach as a total success.’

The article goes on to explain how this somewhat libertarian approach to dress-code is receiving mixed reviews elsewhere and that by allowing employees to dress how they wish for work, too many complications arise such as sexual harassment of female employees who tend to dress more provocatively.

As far as I’m concerned, Google’s approach is the future.  If a person understands how to do their job and they are good at their job, little else matters.  As a matter of fact, Professor Sandra Robinson at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business puts it best when she says:

‘”If management really has to change this level of detail in their employees’ behaviour — shoes and lipstick colour — they have a more serious problem than dress code.”

“Effective companies . . . hire people that have the attributes they need, managers model appropriate behaviour on a daily basis for those at the next level down, and they make what they care about a central part of the actual culture of the business. They don’t need manuals.”‘

Well, Google revolutionised the internet search, let’s see (and hope) if their way of doing things can spread amongst modern, forward-thinking businesses everywhere.

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What’s in the Ink, Homes?

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Perhaps getting a tattoo all seems pretty simple to you.  I mean, aside from deciding what it is that you want tattooed and which tattooist to trust with the actual work, there’s not much else that might pose a challenge except maybe the cost and of course, depending on your threshold, the pain.

If however, you happen to follow the vegan lifestyle – that is, no animal products whatsoever in your diet or your life – then getting a tattoo can actually be quite challenging.  The problem?  Well, the problem lies with the ink.  Most tattoo artists don’t use vegan friendly ink and for someone who doesn’t want anything to do with animal bi-products or products, this can all be a little bit challenging.

Jason Wynn, a UA graduate and employee of Scapegoat Tattoo, an all-vegan tattoo parlor in Portland, Ore., said most tattoo ink is considered vegan, but there are certain colors that are by-products of animals.

“Black is a tough color because it is often derived either from burnt bones or from the resin of shellac bugs,” Wynn said.

He also pointed out that most tattoo parlors use soaps or ointments in the treatment of tattoos that contain animal by-products. Even if customers were able to use vegan-friendly ink, such as ink of the brand Starbrite, they would still have to be cautious about what to use to treat the tattoo.’

That problem has found its solution in Starbrite ink, a tattoo ink that is 100% vegan.  Or has it?  Some tattooists shy away from Starbrite, as it’s believed that Starbrite’s pigment quality is not the best that it can be.  Whether that is true or not remains to be seen, but yet another problem that faces not only vegans but the customer in general is that when it comes to ink, there are no laws that force ink companies to list their ingredients on the bottle.  To me this seems kind of crazy, given that people can’t just be expected to blindly accept what is being manufactured and pumped into their flesh.

I’m sure all of this will change in the near future, with more and more demands from customers for ink that is animal friendly and from tattooists who want more accountability from their ink manufacturers with regards to the ingredients that are being used.  But for the time being, if this is the type of thing that you are concerned about, the best thing you can do is ask around until you find an artist who is using the ink that you want.  It might not be easy, but unfortunately it’s the only option you’ve got.

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