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The Tattooed Way – All you need to know about tattoos & piercings

Tattoo scabbing

If you have just got a new tattoo, it isn’t abnormal to develop some kind of scabbing in the first or second week into the healing of your new tattoo. When getting tattooed, several small needles are punctured thousands of times into the same spot of the skin, creating some sort of wound. The natural …
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Getting your feet tattooed

Getting feet tattoos can lead to extremely miserable situations. Not only during the tattooing, but also during the healing you can expect some suffering, pain and swelling. Although there is often not much to do than to wait, there are some things that you can keep in mind, to facilitate the process.   Choose the …
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Shop etiquette

Although more and more people want to get tattooed, fewer people seem to be concerned about should and shouldn’t be done in a tattooshop. One assumes too quickly that a tattoo shop is a place to hang out with all their friends, while an artist is using all his concentration when working on a tattoo. …
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Tattoos are expensive

If you already have tattoos, or if you already started to inform yourself in a tattoo shop, you are probably aware that tattoos are not the cheapest things you will ever buy. Certainly if you’re planning on going to a better tattoo artist, you will have to save some money before you can make an …
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Prepare for a tattoo

A tattoo is not done in just 2 seconds, the necessary preparation is needed to make the process go as comfortable as possible. Therefore, 15 tips to prepare you!   Hydrate yourself There is nothing as important as drinking enough. Drinking enough at least 24 hours before your tattoo has only benefits. First and foremost, …
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Tattoos during pregnancy

A pregnancy lasts, if everything goes according to the usual schedule, 9 months. For people who like tattoos, like me, 9 months are a lot of months to stay tattoo free. Even though it may seem that tattoos are harmless while pregnant, it is better to leave them for a while. To begin with, a …
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Tattoo schools

In a previous blog post I already mentioned that tattoo artists are not a big fan of tattoo schools. This of course has several reasons. Not only will these short courses cost you a whole lot of money, they will give you the illusion that it is safe to open a tattoo shop after 2 …
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Sun and tattoos

One of the biggest missteps that you can do with a tattoo, whether it is fresh or not, is exposing it to the sun too much. As long as your tattoo is still healing, also underneath the topskin, you will have to stay out of the sun for 100%. After that it is your own …
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Review : Dan Kubin Sidewinder v4

About a year ago I decided, after long hesitation, to purchase a tattoo machine from Dan Kubin. I made this decision after I contacted many tattoo artists working in a similar style to mine, and many of them were working with a Dan Kubin. Loving words about, among other things, the strength, the durability and …
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