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Badass Boxing Tattoos

40 Badass Boxing Tattoos - Tattoo Ideas, Artists and Models

Boxing is one of the oldest sports in history, with the earliest images coming from the 3rd millennium BC in Iraq. Boxing became extremely popular in ancient Greece and was introduced as an Olympic sport in 688 BC The sport declined in popularity in the following centuries to be resurrected in England in the 17th century. This form of boxing was a bare knuckle and was called prize fighting, a sport that had no written rules. The […]

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Tattoo Lovers Talk About Their Love of Pantera

Tattooers Talking About Their Love of Pantera

It’s been more than 20 years since their last album and 18 since Pantera’s breakup, but the mark that Pantera has left on the music world will go on forever. During its five classic albums (all participants pretend that the previous four never happened), Pantera delivers countless heavy riffs and classic jams. A great book about the band is called Official Trusth, 101 Proof: The Inside story of Pantera. My own fond memories of Pantera led me […]

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Interview with Ciara Havishya – Things&Ink

Interview with Ciara Havishya – Things&Ink

Ciara Havishya is a self-taught tattoo artist based in Calgary, Canada. Ciara creates intricate decorative-style tattoos in art, using both black and color to create stunning pieces that are deeply inspired by Indian art and the history of Indian art. We caught up with Ciara to explore their inspirations, their Mandy-style tattoos and what tattooing means to them … How long have you been tattooing and what led you to become a tattoo artist? I’ve been tattooing […]

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Choose The Right Half Sleeve Tattoo For You

Choose The Right Half Sleeve Tattoo For You

Half Sleeve Tattoos When most people think of a tattoo, they imagine the color of the flesh or the design from sleeve to shoulder. This is understandable, as these are the most common designs. It’s okay, but before you go out and look at your first half-sleeve tattoo, there are some things you need to know. Not all half-sleeve tattoos are alike. Take the time to learn about the different half-sleeve tattoos and you will find the […]

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Tattoo Application Techniques

Tattoos аrе mоrе соmmоn thеѕе days thаn thеу hаvе ever bееn іn thе раѕt. Aѕ wе аll know, tаttооѕ are dесоrаtіvе mаrkіngѕ in the skin, ѕuсh аѕ ѕуmbоlѕ, ѕіgnѕ, аnd lеttеrѕ thаt аrе аррlіеd by puncturing thе оutеr lауеr of thе ѕkіn аnd іnjесtіng соlоr. Tattoo guns are thе bеѕt іnѕtrumеnt tо uѕе, as thеу move extremely fast аnd are ѕhаrр еnоugh tо easily puncture the ѕkіn. There are several types of tattoo guns available, mаnу оf […]

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