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Are Number 13 Tattoos Lucky or Unlucky?

May 28th, 2009
While the number thirteen is widely considered unlucky, especially in western cultures, it actually remains a popular symbol of luck as tattoos. This article explores why the number got its bad reputation in the first place and possibly why the body art community doesn’t share the superstitious view.


Tattoorism: Erika’s Yellow Rose

May 27th, 2009
I’ve been remiss in sharing Erika’s tattoo, which she sent me almost two months ago. So let’s have a visit from her lovely rose tattoo:

I’ll let Erika explain the artowork:

“…[this] was done at Miami Ink [actually called Love Hate Tattoo Studios]. Not by anyone on the show, as they only tattoo for the show, but they have a group of very talented artists who are not featured. This tattoo has a very personal meaning for me. My mother’s favorite flower is the yellow rose, so the rose represents her. I have a very close bond with my mother and tell her absolutely everything, and she means a lot to me. As for the two thorns? Representing me and my sister. Yes, we are the thorns in her side, but we also protect her.

I went into Miami Ink with a couple of pictures of yellow roses, as I wanted it to be just going into bloom (that’s when I think roses are at their most beautiful) and told them I wanted it to curve around my ankle bone. They drew up a design in an hour and I liked the very first thing they showed me. I always get comments on it when it’s exposed, and it remains my favorite of my 6 tattoos. They did such a lovely job with the shading and I think it’s beautiful!

And for the record, it’s the only tattoo I have that my mom kind of likes.”

Here’s a shot of the tattoo, just after it was completed. You can see the source material in the background:

Erika followed up with more information:

James [Hamilton] was the artist and he was great. I was in Miami over Spring Break in March 2007 and that’s when it was done. Ami James was hanging around the shop when I went, so I got to meet him as well and he was nice enough to pose for a picture with me.”

Thanks so much to Erika for sharing her rose tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!


Laser Tattoo Removal – Helping Many People

May 26th, 2009

People’s interest change during their lifetime. What you were interested in at one phase in your life may be completely different from what you are interested in at other phases in your life. As a result, choices made built around your interests at one point in your life, such as getting a rebellious tattoo, may not seem like such a good idea as you get later on in life.

Thankfully, if you did get a tattoo at one point in your life that you wish you no longer had, the choice of tattoo removal by laser is available to get rid of that tattoo that no longer interests you. The saying once was that once you got a tattoo, you were stuck with it for the rest of your life, however this is no longer true, so do not think you have to live with something you are no longer happy with if you have heard this saying.

People that have grown tired of their tattoos are not the only ones that utilize laser tattoo removal to get rid of these tattoos. If you are dissatisfied with the results of a tattoo that you have gotten and do not think that it can be fixed with some touching up, you might also be thinking of just having the tattoo removed. This is certainly an option and you can then even go to a different tattoo artist to have the tattoo redone after having it removed.

You will probably have a few inquiries when you are thinking of using laser tattoo removal to take off a tattoo that you are unhappy with. It is a good idea to learn all that you can about this option and to consult with a specialist that would be removing your tattoo before making your final decision to make sure that it is something you want to go through with. Learning more about the option is also a good idea because you will have a clear idea of what you are going into and what to expect when you actually have the tattoo removed.

People get tattoos for many different reasons and they also have those tattoos removed for many different reasons. If you are unhappy with your tattoo for any reason, you should know that you do have the option to get it removed. This way you will not have to look at it each day and think about how unhappy you are with it on your body.


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