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6 THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A TATTOO STUDIO NEAR YOU

  Given that you have just searched “how to choose a tattoo shop” you are likely on the verge of getting your very first tattoo – so congratulations! Exciting times aside, it can be a bit daunting deciding how to...

The Many Stages of a Healing Tattoo

1984 Tattoo Studio is your number one destination for everything tattoos — finding a shop, preparing for your first tattoo, learning more about the tattoo community. Our guides are meant as a toolkit to help you be the best client...

How To Prepare For Your First Tattoo

You have put down your deposit and your session is booked - so what can you do to prepare for the pain of your first tattoo? 1984 Tattoo Studio is your number one destination for everything tattoos — finding a...

Tales From Earthsea: Powerful Dragon Tattoos

There are just as many folk tales and legends of dragons as there are dragon tattoos, and we're not mad about it at all. Okay, so Tales From Earthsea is this really awesome book full of essays and fantasy stories...

No Rose Without A Thorn: Rose Tattoos To Make You Swoon

They may be painful to get, but these rose tattoos will make you wish you had more skin to cover in ink. There are many myths and legends surrounding the creation of the rose. Its beauty, its fragrance, even the...

How to Select Good Tattoo Studios & Designs

  1. Tattoo Guide: Brief History Of Tattooing   Tattoo History - 1984 Tattoo and Piercing Studio - Tattoo Hanoi   As of you may have already know, tattoos are created by inserting colored materials beneath the skins surface. The...

We All Float Down Here With Our ‘It’ Tattoos

Pennywise the Dancing Clown is back in the box office smash "It." I hate clowns, I have always hated clowns, and I'm pretty sure that I will hate clowns until the day I die. But for some perverse reason I...

The Only Guide For Tattoo Aftercare You Will Ever Need

Follow these essential tips in caring for your newest addition. Now that you've left the studio, it's your job to maintain the healing of your beautiful new piece. Each and every tattoo will go through a healing process, one that...

The Shape of Things: Geometric Tattoos

These awesome geometric tattoos will leave you needing new ink, and soon! It's funny, isn't it? Most artists hate mathematic equations, but sacred geometry is where the two meet: math meets art. The beauty of this is that geometric tattoos...

Tattoos of the Villains That Keep Harry Potter on His Toes

Some say Lord Voldemort is He-Who-Should-Not-Be-Tattooed, but we vehemently disagree. All good storytellers understand that even the most appealing and virtuous hero is worthless if they aren’t paired with a terrifying villain. The more formidable the bad guy, the better...

Tremendous Traditional Japanese Dragon Tattoos

Indomitable is our series where we examine the meaning behind our favorite motifs from traditional Japanese tattoos (Irezumi). In this installment, we’re looking at one of the most powerful icons in the art form — dragons. Make sure to check...

Ages Like Fine Wine: Black and Grey Tattoos

Black and grey tattoos have been likened to fine wine because they just get better and better with age. Black and grey tattoos are just like the tag line says, they age like fine wine...as time goes by, they settle...

Listen to Tattoo Artist’s Advices

  Recently, a Texas man went swimming in the Gulf of Mexico a mere five days after getting freshly tattooed — and died. His tattoo, an open wound still at that point in the healing process, was infected by Vibrio...

It’s Summer Time! Protect Your Tattoo Properly

We all want to soak up those rays, but you don't want to ruin that tattoo you love so much. Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, and school is almost out. It’s that time of the year when the...

What To Expect With A Custom’s Tattoo

You’ve decided you want original art rather than flash — how do you go about getting what you want? Flash (pre-made drawings you can choose from the artist as is, with no alterations) has its place, and we love flash,...

The Face of Love: Portrait Tattoos

These portrait tattoos will remind just how powerful a beautiful face can be. These portrait tattoos will remind you the power of a look...of the emotion a face can imbue with just one glance. With style, ease, and sometimes a...

How Does a Tattoo Actually Work

The science behind why your tattoo doesn’t last forever and ever. The science behind a tattoo is one of the oldest processes in history, even if our ancient ancestors didn’t entirely know the biology behind their art. Just as people...

German Doctor Demands Soccer Teams Ban Tattoos

While arguing that tattoo ink poisons the blood, a German doctor calls for elite soccer teams to ban their players from getting tattooed. As the only player to ever win the coveted Balon d’Or five times, Lionel Messi is likely...

FIFA World Cup: Lots of Soccer Dudes with Cool Tattoos

With the World Cup about to commence the final game, we take a look at why tattoos are so popular among the teams. If you've been watching the World Cup games, and about half of the world's population is, you've...

3,000 Years Ago, Tattoos Were Done With Volcanic Glass Tools

As if getting tattoos wasn't badass enough, ancient tattoo artists used tools made from volcanic glass. Tattoos are pretty much a sure sign that a person is badass. At the very least, they can withstand the pain that comes with...
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