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New Site Feature: Show & Tell

December 28th, 2009
Do you remember Show & Tell from your early school days? It was always my favorite day of the week. I’d get to pick something I liked from home, bring it to school, and stand up in front of the whole class to show what I had brought and tell everyone about it and why it was special to me. To be honest, I was always a bit of a ham for the spotlight and I just liked being the center of attention. Maybe that’s one of the reasons I get tattoos, because I love it when people stop me and ask me about them. Once a ham, always a ham?


Well, now it’s your chance to play Show & Tell! But you won’t have to stand up in front of the class to do it, in case you’re not a sucker for the limelight. It’s a brand new feature on the About.com network, and it’s just perfect for this site because so many of you have great tattoos and great stories, and I just don’t have time to publish them all myself. So, now you have the opportunity to share your own story and read those shared by others. There will be several S&T topics eventually, but right now I’ve just created the first one entitled, “My Favorite Tattoo.” Tell us about your favorite tattoo by filling out the form and uploading a picture (or 2). It’s really easy and I will review your story within a week and publish it directly to the site if it’s accepted.


The first two stories have already been published, so you can take a look at those and see what the whole Show & Tell feature is about! Thanks to Matt and “efhhnt” for getting the ball rolling by sharing your awesome stories.

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All I Want for Christmas is a Tattoo with Teeth

December 27th, 2009
On Christmas Eve afternoon, I was passing through Penn Station, I spotted Lindsay, a woman with what appeared to be a sleeve that had a water-inspired design.

It wasn’t until after I approached her and asked if she wanted to contribute to Tattoosday that I saw, as she rolled up her sleeve, what awesome work she had done on her left arm:


Lindsay said that, like all of her 14 or 15 tattoos, none of them have “deep meaning”. She just goes with whatever she describes as an “intense urge” at the time she’s getting the tattoo.

The sleeve above started with her taking photos with stylings to the artist, saying she wanted a bloody shark. This was the first part of the tattoo:


She then expanded it with this segment of shark


which is certainly reminiscient of the movie poster for Jaws.


This piece was created in four sittings lasting 3-4 hours each, by John Reardon at Saved Tattoo (which was the shop responsible for yesterday’s post, too).

Work from John Reardon has appeared here on Tattoosday previously. Work from Saved appearing on the site can be seen here. Reardon is also the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting a Tattoo.

Thanks to Lindsay for taking the time to share her incredible shark sleeve with us here on Tattoosday!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

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Getting a Tattoo? – Here is What You Should Know

December 26th, 2009

When you are thinking seriously about getting a tattoo there are some things you need to know, and to do, before taking the leap. First of all go talk to a good reputable tattoo artist in his parlor. Quiz him about everything you would like to know about the tattoo you desire. He should be friendly and receptive to all your questions and should have good answers to them. Find out also how much experience he has and how long he has been in business at the present location. This will let you know if it is a successful business and that he has a good reputation.

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