In 1912 Louis Morgan, a San Francisco, Bay Area tattooist and supplier, wrote a book, The Modern Tattooist. In this book he covered subjects like the history of tattooing, tattooing implements (hand and machine), pigments, cosmetic tattooing, tattoo removal, and more. Morgan worked in at least two different locations in San Francisco at #41 and #42 Market Street and just across the Bay Bridge in Oakland at #472 Seventh St. It is not known how well this book was received, but today an original copy is a prized collectors item.
This one line wild animals are simply amazing piece of art and great source for tattoo ideas. Less is more! Source
There are so many myths about tattoos, whether how they will look when you get old or how painful to have one. So if you are looking for answers, here is a quick look to 12 of them. It’s more painful to get a tattoo on the bone: TRUE When tattoo needle delivers the ink into your skin, it goes about 2mm deep. On the areas with less fat and thin skin, the needle arrives to your nervous system easily and this really hurts. This means, having one on your clavicle or your hands, it will hurt more. People […]
Minimalist tattoo designs are a great way to carry a symbol of your story on your skin. Tattoo designs do not always have to be large and dramatic to draw attention. A tiny design inked with artistic shades and holding a deep meaning can be equally impactful. Here are some pretty and creative tiny tatoos, take a look.
When deciding to get a tattoo, think hard. It is a permanent piece of your history.
Tattooing has been practiced across the globe since at least Neolithic times, as evidenced by mummified preserved skin, ancient art, and the archaeological record. Both ancient art and archaeological finds of possible tattoo tools suggest tattooing was practiced by the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe. However, direct evidence for tattooing on mummified human skin extends only to the 4th millennium BC. The oldest discovery of tattooed human skin to date is found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman, dating to between 3370 and 3100 BC. Other tattooed mummies have been recovered from at least 49 archaeological sites including locations in Greenland, Alaska, Siberia, Mongolia, western China, Egypt, Sudan, […]