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Dragons, Dragons, Everywhere!

April 30th, 2008

On a recent trip to Rite-Aid with my older daughter, I warned her: “I don’t know what it is about this place, but I always spot tattoos here.” In fact, at least three prior posts on Tattoosday have featured ink photographed under the drugstore’s fluorescent lights.

On Thursday the 25th, as I headed to the pharmacy, I ran into Alise Orlando-Aly, who was proudly displaying at least half a dozen black dragons on arms, neck, and legs.

She has a dozen dragons in all, including two on her lower back for her children that she couldn’t show me in the store. Those, representing her kids, are her favorites. However, for the purpose of modesty, I snapped shots of the two on the outside of her calves.

Her work was all done by Echo at Masterpiece Tattoo in Staten Island, where she lives. She was inspired by the Mortal Kombat book series and, her tattoos started as pictures, then each was customized by the artist in collaboration with her.

Check out the right side:

And the left:
Both pieces took five hours, combined, to ink. She added that the left side is actually a cover-up of a hammerhead shark.

When I asked her her name, she said I could use her surname as well. “I’m proud of my tattoos,” she smiled, “I have nothing to be ashamed of”.

I agree whole-heartedly and thank Alise for sharing her dragons with Tattoosday!


3 Biggest Troubles of Choosing Tattoo Designs

April 29th, 2008

Thinking of getting a tattoo? Don’t know where to start? You should be considering of how to choose a tattoo design which is best for you. You need to know about tattoo artists, how they evoke, what designs are ready, the risk of infection and of course you need to know how to get it removed. The most important thing about choosing a tattoo is to choose something that is special to you.

How Did Tattoos Become So Popular?
Tattoos are growing in famousness as they hit the mainstream via the many commercial media shows that ingredient tattoo shops and artists. Tattoos are recreation and if properly done can be beautiful.

1) How Much Does A Tattoo Cost?
Tattoo price depends on many things, including color, size, detail or complexity, skill level of the artist, and the tattoo market in the area. The tattoo after-care is contribute to the cost as well. The larger the tattoo the higher the cost of your after-care too, especially the color tattoo designs.

2) Choosing A Tattoo For You
People want to get tattoos to remember loved ones or just to have some art in their skin. Choosing the best tattoo is the most difficult decision, since sometimes it’s seem to be the best for you, sometime it might not, human mind always kept changing rapidly in terms of their though. You do NOT want a tattoo that is unspecified and many other people in the world have the same tattoo. The best way to get a custom tattoo is to tell the artist what you want and they will draw you out a sketch. Once you have a piece of art that you want to have on your body the artist will get his station ready, clean you up and give you a tattoo.

2) Choosing a Tattoo Artist
Normally, the cost to get a high demand tattoo artist is very high. Therefore, those high demand professional artist might not be your choice if you got a tight budget on your tattoo.

The safety and hygiene of the parlor is important too. For the skilled artists, I think also can get some opinions and recommendations from you closed friends since the tattoo inked on their body are the evidence of the skill level of their tattoo artist. Avoid yourself from rushing to any tattoo artists before you have short listed the best for your amazing tattoo you selected.

In conclusion, hope you will find this article helpful to solve the 3 biggest troubles when choosing your amazing tattoo design successfully.

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Will Your Tattoo Ruin if You Gain Or Lose Weight?

April 28th, 2008

To be frank, our body change. Especially when you are nearing thirties, you are prone to pack on a few pounds every year. Well, gaining or losing weight may result in your tattoo altering its shape. It happens to both male and female. If you are packing a huge belly and thinking of getting yourself a tattoo, we advise you to shed off some weight on your body before inking. If you fit into the following descriptions, our advice for you is to eliminate the excess fat before tattoo.

(1) You are fully charged and determined to lose a lot of weight in a short while.

(2) You are likely to develop stretch marks when you are losing weight.

(3) You are losing weight and your age is turning against you. Your skin is losing that bit of elasticity.

If you are thinking of packing muscle mass very quickly with steroids, there is no guarantee that your tattoo will stay in shape. Still, it depends on your tattoo’s location. If your tattoo is inscribed in area where you are not intending to pack on mass, then you should not worry too much.

For woman, pregnancy may alter the shape of your tattoo. During this period, your belly gets very heavily stretched, which may dramatically distort the shape of your tattoo. Our advice for woman is to stay clear off the belly area.

In all, if you are losing and gaining a lot of weight quickly, we would encourage you to get a tattoo after your transformation. Of course, there is no denial that a tattoo appeals better on a tone and fit body. This may become a positive reinforcement for you to stay in shape to get the most out of every design you get. And if you haven’t got your first tattoo yet, that’s just a great reason to start working out now so that you acquire a body that matches and brings out the beauty of the tattoo.

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