Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tribal sun tattoos

Light Up Your World With Sun Tattoo Designs
Articles By Tony Newton

Tribal sun tattoosThe sun has always been depicted in many mythologies as a kind of god or deity. This could be a reason why even from long time ago, people already prefer to use sun tattoo designs. Using the sun as a tattoo does not mean you are worshipping the sun as your god. These days, sporting a tattoo of any design is just an expression of one's fashion sense. Some wear tattoos as marks or symbols that they belong to some close-knit group.

Tribal sun tattoos have visual appeal and excellent form when worn on skin. The most creative of tattoo artists can come up with really good variations of the basic sun image with use of colors and different strokes and styles.

There are various symbolisms for a sun tattoo. One is that it signifies anger or strength. Others use the sun to symbolize power, dignity, truth, great strength, leadership, force, and ultimate creativity. There are many forms as well - Celtic, eye of Horus, sun with the moon and stars, tribal sun, or Aztec.

Tribal  sun tattoosIt is important that you choose the right sun design that best suits your personality. This is true for any kind of tattoo design. You have to be proud to wear the tattoo on your arm, legs, chest, lower back, ankles, or shoulders.

Tribal  sun tattoosMen mostly wear tribal sun tattoo designs but there are a handful of women who also go for such a design. The sun tattoo design particularly looks great on the female's belly button but most women prefer having their tattoos on their hips or lower back. Men can have the sun design in a large size and have it pierced on their backs. That would provide a large space for the tattoo artist to work on.

Tattoo artist

Becoming a Tattoo Artist
Articles By Ben Quick

Tattoo artistBecoming a tattoo artist makes for an interesting career choice. Unlike nearly all other professions, the training for tattoo artistry has not be co-opted by university and tech schools where you can simply enroll, take a course, learn the skill, and then move out into the real world and become a professional artist.

In fact, the tattoo world has kept its doors closed to others, allowing people in one by one as an apprentice. This is a nod to the old school style of teaching a trade, craft, or a skill. It keeps the talent moving from person to person and creates a real personal touch to the craft.

The question is how to become an apprentice?

Tattoo artistThe easiest way to get moving on this is a simple one, but it actually stops most people from ever starting. This is the act of going out and asking local tattoo shops and local tattoo artists for their input on how a person can become a tattoo artist. This naturally leads to a good opener into the question of local apprenticeships and how one might get their foot in the door of such an opportunity.

At the same time, beginner artists might take the step of buying equipment on their own to get their hands dirty. This does not mean giving tattoos, as there is fake skin to practice on just for that. However, it is worth considering buying a tattoos kit or other type of beginner supply kit to understand what pieces are involved, how to handle them, how they work, and how to clean them.

Tattoo  artistWith this knowledge fresh in mind, it may become easier to find a mentor who can see that you are serious about becoming a tattooing artist. Often the first step in the door means working for free doing mundane but necessary work around the tattoo shop, such as sweeping the floors and running the front desk. However, this is how people tend to start, and it gives an aspiring tattoo artist a chance to see how a shop is run, and in due time, a chance to work directly underneath a mentor tattoo artist.

It may not be the most efficient technique for producing tattoo artists, but it keeps the tattoo industry and tattoo culture something personal and close to the heart.

Koi tattoos designs

Koi Tattoos Designs - A Symbol of Wisdom and Strength
Articles By Lorenzo Zaras

Koi tattoos designsAlthough koi tattoos designs are popular due to its association with oriental (Japanese and Chinese) myths, it is gaining more attention from the western society due to its symbolical meaning. The koi is basically a symbol that represents perseverance during the time of adversity. It is perceived to be of strength in character and wisdom. It is also a symbol of longevity as koi fishes can live up to thirty years or for some lucky ones, up to 200 years. This character of longevity is further represented as perseverance and its color and form has charmed many artists.

Koi is a Japanese word for carp and has been a staple pet in still water ponds. They are very beautiful and their colors and designs are intricate.

The koi has long been a symbol of manhood and the strength of masculinity. It leaps and can even turn into a dragon based on legends. For Buddhists, the koi is significant as it represents fearlessness and braveness as it journeys through the ocean. Koi tattoos designs therefore can be a metaphor of a human being's struggle to exist on earth.

Koi tattoos designsWhere masculinity is valued, the koi tattoos designs are also popular. A young man can have a koi tattoo on his arm or leg and as he grows into a man, he might get a dragon on his back as a symbol of transformation as when a koi transforms into this mystical creature. The intricate design of the koi entices artists as its form, whiskers, colors, shape of each scale is lovingly tattooed onto a person's skin.

Tattoo parlors

Selecting A Tattoo Parlor
Articles By Aurel Radulescu

Tattoo parlorsWhen considering a tattoo, it is important to do some research on the tattoo parlor before deciding to hire them. There are several questions that every customer should ask before even considering hiring a tattoo artist. How long has the tattoo parlor been in business? Have there been any complaints lodged against them with the local Better Business Bureau ? If you have friends who also have tattoos, who do they recommend and what was their experience with the artist? It is very important to follow up with references, along with an extensive background check of the company. The background check may be to simply make sure the company hasn't switched names a number of times or moved around frequently within the same area, which may indicate poor service. All of these factors must be considered before selecting a tattoo parlor and/or artist.

Tattoo parlorsIn your research, try to find out which businesses have the best history with making sure their equipment is clean. This is the most important thing to consider about tattoos because, if the business is not licensed or the artist is not a professional, there is no guarantee that their instruments are clean or properly maintained. Your health is your biggest concern so, if you are considering tattoos, be sure to select the best parlor for the job. If equipment is unsanitary, there is the possibility of diseases being transmitted or even infections. These can be very dangerous and should not be discounted.

A quality tattoo parlor is one that will be welcoming to the customer. The artist should be friendly and personable and not intimidate the customer. In addition, the artist should not push one design over another. For example, a customer should not be talked into getting a more expensive tattoo when the one they really wanted would cost much less. The same business practices, regarding sales and customer service, are the same with tattoo parlors and any other business. No customer likes a pushy sales pitch or an unfriendly salesperson. The tattoo parlor that a customer ultimately selects should be one that looks clean, features friendly and courteous service and has a good record with the Better Business Bureau and customer references.

The best way to locate tattoo parlors is a quick search through the telephone book's yellow pages or via one of the many internet directories. By searching under the 'tattoo' category or keyword, an individual should be able to quickly locate any tattoo parlors in his/her local area.

This article is to be used for informational purposes only. The information contained herein is not intended to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or recommendations for tattoo placement. Before deciding on getting a tattoo or having one removed, the patient must consult a licensed medical doctor for medical advice and/or to determine the best course of action for his/her individual healthcare needs.

Girl tattoo

Cute Girl Tattoos - Which Designs Always Come Out Amazing?
Articles By Adam Woodham

Just about any design choice can be made into cute girl tattoos, but that's not what we're going to talk about. Having tons of styles to choose from is not a bad thing, though. Not even close. Taking the time to learn about various styles and researching the design choices you might like is always a good thing. In fact, people who do "not" do this will usually regret the artwork they put on their body, which really stinks. Here's are some of the most amazing designs choices, which can all be made into cute girl tattoos.

I am going to lump some of the most popular ones into the same boat: Butterflies, fairies, stars, astrological signs and the like. You can't go wrong with any of these choices, although a disturbing trend is happening to these styles. A lot of sites know how popular they are, so they stuff their servers with any generic artwork they can find. They don't care that their artwork is cookie cutter. They just care that it will draw more visitors. Be careful with this artwork, because 95% of people regret putting a generic tat on their body. They do not make cute girl tattoos.

Whatever styles you end up picking, just make sure you are doing it for the right reason, and not just because other people are doing it. Fads come and go. That's why trendy artwork will not last.

A couple of the less common styles are Kanji, women tribals and "New School" artwork. These three choices are not as common on women, but they are very, very in depth and growing in popularity. You are not limited when you choose these cute girl tattoos, because there are so many various ways to incorporate these style choices. That's the best way to ensure you pick a design that you're 100% happy with. Styles that can go 50 different way are always good, because it gets your creative thoughts flowing. Kanji is mostly letters, tribals are very traditional and new school artwork is just now beginning to take off, but incorporate dozens of various traditions.

Arm tattoo designs

Tribal Arm Tattoos - How Mere Ink Bears So Much Substance and Intrigue
Articles By Marko W.

Arm  tattoo designsJust A Little Black Ink Doesn't Mean I'm Of Questionable Character, Does It?

I grew up in a fairly conservative family where Tribal Arm Tattoos were considered taboo. Hmmm, a taboo tattoo? Sounds kind of ominous. Well, my less than liberal upbringing by my parents, were tremendously against the idea of myself getting needles jabbed in my body of which I wanted so badly.

I was led to believe that only people of questionable character and morality, were thought to get tribal design tattoos, no matter where it was located. I then thought - "Is just a little harmless ink on my arms created in a tasteful way, going to make me 'immoral'? Heck no!"

Once I grew up and obtained my own independence, basically having 'flown the coop', I looked into Polynesian tattoo designs much more closely. I found what I learned was very intriguing indeed...

Truly A Sacred Art-Form

Several generations ago and still to this day, tattoo art is considered an integral facet of the tribal culture among the Polynesian heritage. Tribal arm tattoos were definitely not just simple body art for decorative purposes. In those days, there were no tats of ship anchors, Disney characters or 'I love Mom' that's for sure.

Most, if not all arm tattoo designs, had been elevated to the spiritual realm. There were three major factors driving this transformation: Pain, Permanence, and Loss of the Life Source (Blood).

The mystical combination of the three factors was seen as the chance to draw ever closer to God; whatever that signified to the tribe. The two sons of the God of Creation, taught the fine art of tribal art tattoos to humans.

A Language In Of Itself

Arm tattoo designsThe tradition for tribal art designs, was temporarily lost when the missionaries eliminated the practice. However, this practice returned through the drawings of the German physician and explorer - Karl Von Den Steinen.

His artistry displayed representations of an individual's life history, work activities and island heritage, where it was permanently drawn on the tribes-peoples' bodies. Time, history, location and indigenous culture, have given rise to great variations of tribal design tattoos throughout the world. Thus it's extreme popularity in the international community.

Polynesian tattoo designs took on a vital role in their respective cultures. The Polynesians really didn't have any written language with which to communicate. Consequently, these societies used this complex art-form to express their sexual maturity, heritage, achievements, conquests and rank within their society.

Evidently, tattooing and everything it encompassed, would never leave their ancient traditions.

For example, a male member of the tribe, whom had no tribal tattoo, was still regarded as a 'boy'. He was not allowed to speak among the men and was forced to complete tasks traditionally carried out by the women.

Status Symbols With Depth

Tattooing has always been thought of as a rite of passage. Adolescents typically received their first tattoo at the age of 12 or 13. (I would think that's certainly not the most painless method to be introduced to your teens by any means!).

Additional tattoos would be received as the years passed during adolescence then into adulthood. The tribal tattoo design normally indicated the individual's growing prestige and accomplishments within the tribe. The number of tattoos indicated numerous factors, the more common being, wealth, strength and power.

Chiefs and warriors usually had the most tribal markings, including tribal sleeve tattoos, armband tattoos and even full body tribal tattoo designs. On the other hand, those with none or few tattoos, were usually not respected and often found themselves ignored and disregarded by the rest of the tribe.

So it was basically getting yourself pricked, poked and pained, or you can't hang out at the feasts and ceremonial shin-digs or you'd be shunned! Get some needle-love, or no tribal boogie-ing around the fire!

Countless societies worldwide continue to harbor a tremendous respect, fascination and desire for these alluring tribal art designs. There's so much more we can learn about these captivating tattoos, their origin and what they represent. Thus, these eye-catching intricate patterns telling their own stories in such a unique and remarkable manner.

Lucky for us, there is a certain tattoo studio which provides an absolute treasure-trove of resources, education, advice, artists from studios from all over the globe, community feedback, valuable free treats, plus videos and documentaries on everything related to tribal arm tattoos and then some.

More importantly however, this gem of a resource truly alleviates the tedious, pain-staking process of hunting down that distinct and elusive tribal arm tattoo, which truly saves a ton of money, time and effort - bar none.

Floral tattoo designs

The Best Floral Tattoo Designs For Women - How to Find the Right Design Online
Articles By Caitlin Orser

Floral tattoo designs Flower designs are some of the most popular tattoos among women and it is no wonder. If done correctly, a flower tattoo can look great on a woman's body. Here I will reveal you how you can find the best floral tattoo designs for women online!

How You Can Find the Right Floral Design Today!

If you go to any major search engine and type in "floral tattoo designs for women", you will find all sorts of free galleries of various tattoo pictures in them. The problem is that in these free galleries, you will only find very poorly made designs and I do not believe that you wish to settle for an ugly floral image to be tattooed on your skin. I know I don't!

The other issue with these galleries is that the pictures of floral tattoos for women that you might find there, are often very common. It isn't fun to have the same body art that every other woman walking across the street has. A more unique floral tattoo is most likely what you want, right?

Floral tattoo designs The good news is that nowadays there are some high quality tattoo galleries available, where you can find floral and other designs from some of the most recognized artists in the whole world. These galleries have thousands and thousands of tattoo designs, so it is very likely that you will find the one design that is the right for you! This is basically the cheapest and best way to find high quality tattoo designs.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Japanese tattoo

How to Understand Japanese Tattoo Designs
Articles By Dylan Douglass

Japanese tattooAncient relics such as clay pottery and statues showed images of Japanese people who were intricately tattooed. Even more fascinating, the first Japanese tattoo designs were found on people of high social standing. Many Japanese historians now agree that the earliest Japanese tattoo designs were utilized in rituals to signify the positions of people in society, as well as to provide ways to protect one's self from evil spirits.

The Japanese people are one of the first great civilizations to incorporate tattooing into their culture. While in China the art of tattooing began as a way to mark off the prisoners and the other outcasts of society, the Japanese tattoos were valued in a different manner from the start.

Japanese tattoos are rich in inspiration. Like all arts, the Japanese learned to incorporate their most important values into their skin through tattoos. This is the reason why one of the cherished values of the early Japanese people, religion and love, is often the primary motifs of the people's tattoos. The courtesans, artists, and even the geishas of Japan were all acquainted with tattooing and used it as personal markers of their religious backgrounds and who they love.

An example of how Japanese tattoo designs were used to symbolize love was in the vow tattoo. Some geishas will have their lover's names imprinted in their arms in order to show their promises of lasting love. Aside from being used for making promises about love, the tattoo in Japanese society also evolved aesthetically.

During some periods, the design of these tattoos were rendered with intricate detail. On the other hand, during some other times the Japanese had tattoos were less like pictures and more like moles. These dot tattoos were symbolic and were also often used by lovers to indicate the places where their loved ones had touched them, such as the hand.

Japanese tattooEventually, the Japanese tattoos came to posses not only a cultural note, but also a social and political one. From the late seventeenth century up to the latter half of the nineteenth century, many middle class people used tattoos to express their social and political sentiments.

Everyone from the office workers of that time, to the farm hands and the street merchants began placing high value on the political statements that were expressed through Japanese tattoo designs. Even the upper class members of society looked upon tattoos with high regard, and many shows were conducted to showcase the craftsmanship of many tattoo artists.

In general, Japanese tattoo designs are intricately linked to the cultural values of the people. Before full body tattoos developed, the back was the sole place where these skin art works were rendered. Often the themes were the epics and folktales of the Japanese people themselves, which mean that in the past, a Japanese body filled with tattoos can actually contain the history of the people itself. Eventually, full body tattoos became popular and Japanese tattoo designs began to be used to show another aspect of the values that were important to the Japanese, aesthetics itself. Today, Japanese inspired tattoo designs are popular because of the designs that are distinct to Japanese artists or those that have been heavily influenced by the Japanese, seen by such motifs as the carp and other water elements.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Female tattoo designs

Creative Female Tattoo Designs - Jump on the Female Tattoo Gallery Bandwagon
Articles By Steve Wong

Female tattoo designsFemale tattoo designs are in high demand over the past decade. Although there are countless artworks available on the internet, how to find an out-of-this-world feminine design comprises of cute, beautiful and fashionable elements?

Where to find amazing tattoos?

Female tattoo designsIt may be a waste of time if you're still trying to search tattoo web sites that carry decent pictures and not jumping on the bandwagon of an online female tattoo gallery fast enough. Otherwise in a single location you'll expose to unlimited quality and wonderful motifs where you can quickly and easily pick up a sky-inspired design to attach to your body for life. A comprehensive gallery will ensure you have all tattoo options for selection.

Which body part to ink?

Female tattoo designsA tattoo gallery will offer enough inspirations and choices to make each inking on your body an awesome art. The popular body parts to attach female tattoo designs are the lower back, thighs, neck, upper back, hips and wrists. If you want your body arts to be able to cover up from time to time, you may want to avoid the wrist or the neck. Inking on other parts of the body can be hid by your clothes. The lower back tattoos portray attractive curvature of a female body, and the hip, neck and thigh are the incredibly sensuous parts of the female body with great flirty and feminine inspiration.

What design to place?

Female tattoo designsWhat are the famous female tattoo designs? Are there any motifs you should avoid? Probably you need to be aware of tattoo trend. If you follow the crowd, it can be either too many people around wearing the same designs or the particular artwork is just popular for a short while. You may want to avoid following the trend, but the choice is yours. Usually females love beautiful floras, cool fairies, amazing angel wings, hearts and stars. You can have very beautiful and creative artwork variations if you search inside a female tattoo gallery with these categories.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Dolphin tattoo designs

Looking For Unique and Sexy Dolphin Tattoo Designs? Get the Charm of Dolphin Tattoo Designs!

Dolphin  tattoo designs Dolphin tattoo designs are sexy and they are liked by both men and women. They are adaptable not only in terms of its location on the body but also in terms of variety of tattoo art.

You can draw a dolphin of Celtic or tribal influenced design or any stylized variation. A dolphin jumping of the water could be emphasized by splashes of water that could be added on the sides. Perhaps a dolphin head bobbing gaily could be attractive too.

Dolphin  tattoo designs There seems to be some kind of mystic about dolphins because they are believed to salvage drowning sailors. To fishermen, dolphins suggest a bountiful fishing expedition. Greek mythology portrays the dolphin as the carrier of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and loyal subjects of Poseidon, the sea god.

The advent of sea parks exhibiting the prowess of the dolphin proves that they are intelligent and could be trained to do tricks and interact with human beings. We are captivated by how dolphins do some synchronized acrobatics, carry their trainers, respond to commands and be simply playful with anybody.

Thus, a person who is sporting a dolphin tattoo may project the spirit of freedom, frolic, creativity, and intelligence. It could also mean that one has conquered or mastered the water element and suggests an adventurous and courageous character.

Dolphin tattoo designs Dolphins are always sketched in a poise that shows that they are moving, like leaping out of the water or tossing a ball on its nose. They are also portrayed to be smiling or laughing as shown by their open mouth and wide open eyes.

Relish the charm that dolphin exudes through a dolphin tattoo on your shoulder, forearm, ankles, back or anywhere on your body. You will be surprised that having a dolphin tattoo generates interest the moment somebody sees it on you because most people are captivated by the dolphin's unique charm.
( Articles By Amy Johns )

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fairy Tattoo Designs

Fairy Tattoo Designs For Girls

Fairy Tattoo DesignsGive a thought to have a fairy tattoo designs while choosing a tattoo design for you. There are many people who get a tattoo design according to the popularity but they regret afterwards for their decision. You can pick up a style and make it customized into infinite number of ways according to your wish. Customized fairy tattoos are very much in vogue. Basically these fairy tattoos are no different from other tattoos. Alteration of a basic fairy is also possible in various ways. Here are just a few of the things you can do with your own tattoo design.

Fairy Tattoo DesignsA cute version is another version of a fairy tattoo. By different version I mean about the positioning of the fairy and the expression on the face. The actual design of the cuter version of fairy tattoo is made to look the design sexy, feminine and shy. There are numerous examples like the one which have long legs wearing a short little skirt will produce a different impression than the fairy that is shy and is hiding her face. Therefore to get a stupendous fairy tattoo spend some time how your fairy is to pose and about her expression of the face. It is you who will decide that you want to reflect your shy nature or are open to show your sexy side by the medium of cute tattoo designs.

Nature can never be avoided. It has been supposed that all fairies live in beautiful natural surroundings along with other woodland creatures. So you can select a natural fairy design in your tattoo. Of course this narrates a very bold statement. These mystical and mysterious designs depend upon the placement of the elements of the design and yes on the colours used. For example suppose a natural ambience is full of twinkling stars and fog. Then this appearance looks more magical than the natural environment full of trees.

Butterfly fairy mix can also work well like other tattoos. Just visualize one: A cute fairy sitting on top of a magical mushroom and a beautiful butterfly landing on her hand. You can call this as a fairy with butterfly wings.
( Articles By David A Kay )

Angel Wings Tattoo Designs

Choosing the Appropriate Angel Wings Tattoo Design Articles By Patricia F. Morris

Wings project an inspirational and spiritual symbol as well as stand for flight. On the other hand, if you wear angel wings tattoo design it expresses romantic gesture. It may signify the bond between the earthly existence and the limitless freedom of our spirit. Moreover, the angel wings have other significance between the divine and the human.

Make A Smart Decision

Angel Wings Tattoo DesignsIt is important to keep in mind that the tattoo would remain for a long time in your life. That is why it is right to make a smart decision on the design of tattoo that you want to possess. As much as possible, you select a design that represents your personality and you can carry well without hesitation. An angel tattoo fits to almost all characteristics and that makes this design more popular.

Angel Wings Tattoo DesignsAlthough angels are religious symbol but some people use angel wings tattoo design simply because they like it. We should think that angels also have separate representation from religion. There are various styles of wings and are uniquely designed that you can choose. It depends on your preference which one you will choose that suits your character.

Many people are having angel wing tattoos on their back. This art makes the person looks like having the real thing that grow on their back. You can choose the size of it that would look beautiful on your back. However, you can place the wing tattoo covering your entire back or you can just place it on the upper part of your back.

Angel Wings Tattoo DesignsIf you do not have any idea about angel wing tattoo design, you can scan tattoo catalog as there are wide array of designs that you can find. In this way you would have a better idea on what tattoo design would suit on your back. Likewise, you can also place the wing tattoo in your upper arm or in any part of your body that you wish. You can also visit tattoo shops and seek assistance from experienced tattoo artists in choosing the appropriate design.

Different Styles of Angel Wing

Angel Wings Tattoo DesignsIt is your personal choice where to place the angel wing tattoo designs. Choosing the right location and style is very important because you will be wearing the tattoo as long as you want it. Make sure that you place it on a location where you can flaunt it without hesitation. Here are some of the styles that you can choose from:

1. Traditional Feather
2. Tribal

Thursday, July 1, 2010


How to Get Safe Belly Button Piercings

PiercingsOnce considered unusual, belly button piercing has become fashionable. From being novelties, they are now used by people to express themselves artistically. To avoid potential health problems, you should only go to a qualified piercer.

How to Spot a Qualified Piercer

First of all, the piercer will have a clean office. Do not get piercings if the workplace is unsanitary. Their hollow needles should be all disposable. Check their tools; they should be sterilized. Unsterilized equipment can be very dangerous.

A professional piercer will always don latex gloves during the operation. Also, a professional piercer will not rush into the process. They will perform an analysis to see if your belly button can handle piercing. Whenever possible, ask for recommendations from people you know.

How Do I Prepare?

PiercingsPut on loose fitting clothes. Tight apparel will irritate the belly button. Take it easy and relax. Often, it is nervousness that causes discomfort. Breathe in a controlled manner. Focus on inhaling and exhaling. Concentrating on your breath (or other objects) will sooth your muscles. This will reduce the pain.

PiercingsAfter getting pierced, you will have your choice of jewelry. For now, you can only select from titanium, niobum or stainless steel. Unlike other precious metals, you will not get infected from these metals.

You can try the others later when the piercing is fully healed. Needless to say, you should never wear dirty jewelry on your belly button even if it is healed.

Taking Care of Your Belly Button Piercings

You should avoid taking a bath for a few weeks after the operation. Ask the piercer for a more specific time period. In the meantime, keep wearing clothing with soft and smooth textures. Do not let the ring get entangled with clothes; it may hurt.

Total healing time varies from 4 to 6 months. Try not to get involved in strenuous activities like aerobics. This may prolong the healing process. The pierced section will appear reddish. Whitish discharges may come up. That is normal after the operation. Go to your doctor if the reddish color does not disappear or if the discharge is yellow.

How to Clean the Piercing

Wash your hands with soap first. Clean the piercing with lukewarm water. You can also use soap with anti-bacterial properties and a saline mix. If there is dirt on the ring, scrub it off with a clean brush. Dry the jewelry with a towel. Avoid scrubbing it too harshly.

Tips and Other Information

You can also put on some lavender oil during the healing stage. This can help speed up the healing. Keep contact with the piercing to a minimum at this stage. You should only move it when it has to be cleaned.

There are many types of navel rings you can choose from. Among the most widely used designs are navel barbells with pendants and chains.

Provided you go to a qualified belly button piercings expert, there is nothing for you to worry about. You just need to keep yourself relaxed during the process. Afterwards, the piercing will heal naturally.
( Articles By Kenny Leones )

Flower tattoo designs

The Best Flower Tattoo Designs

Modern flower tattoo design is almost as popular as flowers themselves, but the highly detailed images depicted today are relatively new. And unlike the time honored practice of tattooing, today's intricate flower tattoo design has been around only for a hundred years or so. The reason for this lack of history is simple and easily understood. Before the creation of the tattoo machine it was impossible to duplicate the elaborate image of the flower, and the color choices were limited to only a few.

Flower tattoo  designs There is documentation of the flower tattoo design dating as far back as the Aztec culture, but they were restricted to straightforward drawings of the Poinsettia. These early tattoos were awarded to the Aztec woman as a reward for their behind the scenes support of the male warriors of the tribe.

The rose became the keystone flower tattoo design in 1910, and stayed popular for the next fifty years. Often featuring a head or body emerging from the heart of the rose and tattoo, artists of the era became quite well known, often creating thousands of unique designs.

Commonly paired with the sultry hula and sailor girls, or the kewpie doll, the rose tattoo design quickly became the tattoo of choice and even though the old school rose tattoo design is making a comeback today, the real reason why other flower tattoo designs are exploding in popularity is because of the wide selection of colored inks now offered. When combined with these numerous options of ink and the advent of the modern tattoo gun, accurately portraying any flower as a tattoo is now possible.

Flowers have always been associated with many different groups, religions, and philosophies throughout our existence, and it's only natural that flower tattoo designs would follow suit. One example is the daisy. Known for its bright colors and simplistic design, this throw back to the peace and love movement of the late 60's and early 70's is one of the more desired today.

Flower tattoo designs The lily is another enormously popular option on account of their wide variety of color. Known as a mark of remembrance, a lily tattoo frequently is paired with the name of a loved one lost. The lily is also associated with many religions and reflects the expectation of eternal life.

Renowned for its strong symbolic significance in eastern cultures, the lotus flower is also highly desired world-wide. Considered a symbol of enlightenment, the cultures believe that Buddha appeared from within the lotus blossom, bringing beauty, goodness, and truth.

Believed by the Japanese and Chinese cultures to be a sign of good fortune and wealth, the delicate flower of the peony is also a sign of the fragile balance between risk and reward.

But still, for all of the flower tattoo design options available today, and all the additional color selections, the rose is still the most requested by both men and women. Whether worn as a sign of affection or a tribute to a loved one, the rose still reigns supreme today.
( Articles By Noel Christian )

Monday, June 28, 2010

Moon tattoo designs

Sun, Moon, Star Tattoos - What is the Meaning of These Symbols?

Moon tattoo designsThe sun moon star design is great to wear. If you really love to wear a tattoo, it is a good idea to consider carefully that it's something you want to wear in the long term; perhaps a sun moon star tattoo may not appeal that well on you.

Moon tattoo designsThere are many designs to be selected in the internet today, like a tattoo gallery websites. This websites can help you allot to find the best tattoo design for you.

Sun tattoo design is may be a good design for both male and female. And the good spot in your body is in your upper back. But in getting your tattoo make a decision making first, ask a friend for some options. So if you have your first tattoo you won't regret it.

Moon tattoo designsThe Moon tattoo design is a bit mysterious type of tattoo. A moon tattoo design is also a very pretty design for women and lesbian it makes the wearer a nightly person or person who likes night life or who has a dark side tripping like rockers that performs at night.

A Star tattoo design is a popular type of tattoo anyone could wear it as long s your in the right age. Wearing a star tattoo can be fun and may attract attention from the opposite sex. You can also select your most likable design for your star tattoo; you can add colors and unite it with other tattoo like Star and rainbow design, Starfish design, Sun and star design and many more.

But the most important in having a tattoo is you like the tattoo, it pits your personality, and you consider it as an Art for your body to have.
( Articles By Eric Solomon Oligario )

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Football tattoos

Sport Tattoos - For the Die Hard Fans
Articles By Russell Reugh

Football  tattoosThere are lots of sports enthusiasts out there who go gaga over the team they support. For people who don't and can't understand that devotion or passion for something, this article would sound like a joke. But for all the die-hard fans out there, having a tattoo of one's favorite or supported team is their pride and joy. How many people would do such a thing? Fans would collect lots of memorabilia like mugs, baseball caps, t-shirts, jerseys, jackets, even pins and key chains, but only a true blue fan would ink his/her body with the team's insignia. Are you one of these people?

Football tattoosSports tattoos are another outlet for people to become creative yet again, with choosing their tattoo designs and on how they give meaning to that particular tattoo. Like all tattoos, sports tattoos have different styles and forms as well. The tattoo designs could either just be symbolic of the sport or it could be something a bit more literal. For football fans, they might opt to place a football on their body as a symbol of their love for the sport. Others however, take it to another level. They put the team's mascot together with the team on their design. Imagine if you were an Orlando Magic's fan, then you have a tattoo of the team's official seal. Talk about being a fan.

It is fun to watch and show support for your favorite team, right? It is nice when they score and you're there to scream and cheer for their victory. The players really appreciate a big thing. Seeing their fans cheer for them. It is a big thing. They get all hyped up and even do better to please you. So what do you do? You use your voice to make them aware that what they do is important. They don't only play for the sake of scoring, but they play for your entertainment. The least you could do is offer your support.

Sports tattoos are appropriate for every age, although children are most often not encouraged to have tattoos, many older people are getting hooked on getting their bodies permanently inked with their favorite sports or supported team it is not anymore a question of age, just as long as it is something you want or it's something that you are passionate about.

There are sports fans who want subtlety, that's why they opt to have smaller versions of their tattoos, while others want to show it off for the world to see. There are those who place their tattoos on their arms for easy visualization while there are those who place it somewhere hidden. Sort of like a silent praise and devotion to their supported team.

Although a tattoo isn't what fans normally get to show their support and devotion, nowadays, it is not such a taboo. More and more people are getting a tattoo design which symbolizes their passions in life. It is something that will constantly remind them of the thrill and the excitement they get when they watch their favorite team play.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Heart tattoo

Heart Tattoo Designs - Show How Your Heart Beats

Are you in love or broken hearted? It's time to express your feelings with heart tattoo designs. The art of tattooing has been very influential in the society today as it figures out many different designs from the past. And among those designs, hearts are said to be the meaningful designs ever. Heart symbolizes love above all. Heart tattoos today are really different from designs before. From simple heart figures, artists do several changes to make heart design appealing to many people. These combine other images like swords, flowers, names and ribbons.


Heart tattoo Heart tattoo designs have been introduced to the world in early 1900's. Soldiers and sailors are ones that that first put heart tattoos on their bodies. Before leaving for the fight, they commemorate their families and love ones by illustration several heart figures on letters and other forms meaningful things. On the other hand, sailors are ones that choose red colors for heart. Before leaving the girlfriend of the wife, they used to place heart tattoos somewhere in their body with a name inside of every heart shape.

Types Of Heart Designs To Choose From
Heart tattoo designs have lots of variation. Some are quite similar while others involved unique and excellent styles that truly symbolize love. There are also designs meant for religious individuals. As a huge fan of hearts, you can choose tattoos designs based on its meanings. Here are several examples that you can probably have in the future.

Locked heart

Heart tattoo This is the common designs used by both men and women in the society today. Locked heart is quite a simple design yet it symbolizes permanent relationship. Locked heart designs are often see with keys inside. This type of tattoo design is quite risky just in case you broke up the relationship with your girlfriend and most especially if it has name inside.

Sacred heart

In comparison with other designs, sacred heart is meant for Christians. This design symbolizes the devotion of people to their lord and savior Jesus Christ. And the same thing, Jesus Christ shows his love for human beings thru sacred heart designs.

Winged heart

Obviously, these are designs with wings. For some individuals winged heart represents enlighten or free soul. Yet for some individuals, this type of design symbolizes being alone from a relationship his or her love one has gone away.

These are only some of heart tattoo designs to choose from. By surfing the net or by visiting a tattoo artist, you can find a lot more designs. Tattoos are meant to last a lifetime. Therefore, deciding what type of design to get inked in the body is must thing that one should consider.
( Articles By Joanne R. Graham )

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Printable tattoo designs

Printable Tattoo Designs - Improving the Quality of the Artwork You Find

Printable tattoo designs here's a pretty strong chance that you've been staring at an endless amount of generic printable tattoo designs. This usually leads to bad things, such as picking one of those cookie cutter pieces to get inked with. 99% of the people who do this end up regretting it, too. The quick fix for this is to locate the galleries that are filled with high quality printable tattoo designs and there's a fast way to do it.

Printable tattoo designs First of all, let me tell you something about the worst way to do this. It involves one very valuable tool and most of us love using: Search engines. Now, I absolutely adore them most of the time, but not when it comes to showing me where the good, original artwork sites are. They are horrible at this. If you plan on finding great printable tattoo designs by going through their lists, I wish you a lot of luck, because that's what you'll need. None of the better places show up in their randomized listings.

Printable  tattoo designs This is by far the biggest problem right now, because nine out of ten guys and gals use them. It's time for a change, though, because something much better is out there for gathering tons of sensational printable tattoo designs: Big forum. You can hate them or love them. It doesn't even matter. They are your primary source for collecting names and links to every amazing gallery you need to know about. The biggest forums have huge archives, which are stacked with topics about tattoos. If you jump into a few of them, you will run into so many posts where people talk about their happy findings of high quality artwork websites.

I've used this route to find so many great printable tattoo designs, for hundreds of various style choices.
( Articles By Adam Woodham )

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Maori tattoo designs

Maori Tattoo Designs

Maori tattoo designsIf you have ever seen the distinctive Maori tattoo designs, you already know how beautiful and dramatic that they are. Maori tattoo designs are striking, but their meaning is not always readily understood. What do these permanent marks mean, and how are they interpreted? If you are curious about this type of design, there are a few facts that can get you started.

Maori tattoo designsMaori tattoo designs are quite distinctive, and they originate from the Maori people of New Zealand, where tattooing is considered a sacred art. In this distinctive type of tattooing, you'll find that you'll see a lot of curved shapes and spirals that conform to an intricate and recognizable pattern.

You'll find that while smaller spirals might predominate the design, you can often step back and see them forming a larger pattern in general. Maori tattoo designs often cover the face, though they can be seen on any part of the body.

Maori tattoo designsThe legend about how tattooing came to the Maori concerns a love affair between a young man and a princess of the underworld, named Niwareka. After their marriage, the young man beat his wife, and she left, going back to the underworld. The young man suffered greatly to find his princess again and to apologize, but when he got to her father's kingdom, his face was dirty and stained. Niwareka's family mocked him for his appearance, but he persisted, begging his wife to return with him, and when she agreed, he was given the art of tattooing to take back with him.

The traditional Maori tattoo designs that you can see are often very intricate, very highly planned-out works that will take a person's facial structure and personality into account. In Maori society, the tattoo was considered a passport; for men, it would testify to their rank, their ability in physical battle and the regard with which they were held.

In this way, every man could be given the treatment that was his due, and to treat someone who was tattooed in a way that was not in keeping with their rank, then a grave insult could be taken. Maori women were not as extensively tattooed as the men, though they might often evidence a tattoo on their chin, or under their lower lip.

A centrally located forehead tattoo indicated a person's rank, while their birth status would be tattooed on their jaw. Their position could be tattooed around the eyebrows, while the area of the temples was reserved for their marital state. On either side of the face, a man's ancestry was inscribed, with the left side generally being for the father, while the right side was for the mother's family.
( Articles By T Godfrey )
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