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Body Tattoo – blog about tattoo art

Body Tattoo – blog about tattoo art
Latest tattoo news, tattoo ideas, tattoo pictures, tattoo videos.

Possible Piercing Difficulties and How to Handle Them

July 28th, 2008
Although most piercings heal well without any major issues, sometimes they can lead to difficult and painful problems. If you’re having a problem you can’t identify or aren’t sure how to fix it, these articles may help you.


Migration and Rejection
If you’ve got a piercing that seems to have moved or shifted or is suddenly causing unexplained pain, it could be a migration or rejection issue. Find out how to determine what’s going on with your piercing and if there is any way to save it.


Infection, Growths, Bumps, Cysts and Keloids
A bump isn’t “just a bump” when it’s growing on or around a piercing. This article can help you identify what is causing the growth and how to deal with it.


Metal Hypersensitivity
If you’ve had your piercing for weeks or months and it just refuses to heal no matter what you do, it could be an allergic reaction to your body jewelry. Learn the differences between the different types of metals used to make body jewelry and find out what might be a better option for you.

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Damien’s Pistol Star Nebula Tattoo is Out of this World

July 27th, 2008

Sorry. Couldn’t resist that title.

I ran into Damien near Fashion Institute of Technology earlier in the week, and her bright, colorful tattoo just jumped right off of her in the sunlight.

She explained to me that it is based on a photograph of the Pistol Star Nebula, as seen from the Hubble telescope:
She stumbled upon the photo on the NASA website and loved the shape of it. Anyone who has seen the photos from the Hubble, which are in the public domain, should agree that they are spectacular visions from beyond our world.

The book designer and novelist Chip Kidd coincidentally posted this past week, on his website about a new book for which he had designed the cover (here), the images on which were from the Hubble eye on the universe.

This piece was inked by Chris Kowalski, a tattooist in Toronto at Abstract Arts Tattoo and Body Piercing, and is one of seven tattoos that Damien has.

I noticed after the fact, while glancing at her website, that the tattoo is inked above a pre-existing piece, as evidenced in this photo from her site:


Aside from the symbol for infinity and the arrows pointing out from all directions, I cannot speculate on the meaning of this earlier tattoo, but am hoping she will offer up an explanation at a later date.

Thanks to Damien for sharing her galactic ink with us here on Tattoosday!

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Flower Tattoo Art

July 26th, 2008

Flower tattoo art has been & still is very popular especially with the ladies.

Having a tattoo says something very personal about you; it defines your inner & outer self.

There’s nothing new about that, tattoos were originally used as symbols of identity. Throughout history they’ve been used to show which tribe groups of people belonged to.

Therefore when you decide to have a flower tattoo it is very important to choose carefully so that you have a flower or floral pattern that is fundamentally ‘you’.

Of course some flowers have meanings attached to them.

Here are just some for you to consider:

Bluebell= humility
Carnation=fascination, Love
Daffodil= the sun is always shining when I’m with you.
Daisy=innocence, loyal love, purity
Dandelion=happiness, faithfulness.
Fern=magic, confidence.
Holly=domestic happiness.
Iris=faith, hope & wisdom.
Ivy=wedded bliss
Lily=It’s heavenly to be with you.
Poppy=imagination.
Rose=happy love.
Tulip=believe me.

Those meanings aside you may just be after a very attractive floral design or pattern. I’ve seen some really lovely flower tattoo art designs lately.

After trolling around parlour after parlour and not really seeing anything that was ‘me’ I turned my search to the web and was very pleasantly surprised.

I hadn’t appreciated that the online tattoo galleries have regularly updated designs so that they are at the cutting edge where tattoo art is concerned.

The poor old tattoo artist in his parlour can’t hope to keep up with them.

Once you’ve logged into these sites you can browse through thousands of designs & when you’re truly happy with a design, you just print it out & take it to the tattooist for him to do his bit!

Try them out for yourself if you’re after up to date unique flower tattoo art, you won’t be disappointed!

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