Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rob Lowe Shoulder Tattoo

Rob Lowe is an American actor, known for his role in movies including Tommy Boy, Wayne's World and The Outsiders.

Rob Lowe has a single visible tattoo, which is rumored to have started as a heart, and then later with additional artwork.


Occasionally in my wanderings, I will meet not just tattooed people, but tattoo practitioners, and often those visiting from outside of New York City.

So it was no surprise, when I approached a gentleman across the street from where I work, at 31st and 7th, to learn that I was talking to an artist.

Working out of Punkteur Tattoos & Piercing in Joplin, Missouri, Derek "Dirtbird" Wieberg estimates he has 130-150 hours of work inked on his personal canvas.

With so much to choose from, he offered up this piece, on the right side of his neck:

It seemed fitting, considering his name.

Dirtbird praised the artist, Rick Pierceall at Karma Tattoo in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who has done all of his throat work.

Considering it is Two-for-Tattoosday, I'll share this photo as well:

That's not Dirtbird, but it's his handiwork! The owner of this tattoo is Shawn, who had the good fortune to be inked by Dirtbird. They collaborated on the design together.

Thanks to Dirt Bird and Shawn for sharing their tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

Tune in tomorrow to see a tattoo from Katie, aka Mrs. Dirtbird!

Monday, November 29, 2010

samoan tattoo design

samoan tattoo design tribalThe variations are endless as different artists incorporate their own stamp of style while the overall look is still consistent with the basic elements of the original designs. Tribal designs is a very broad category but arguably Samoan tattoo designs could well be a niche on its own given the complexity and nature of the tattoo patterns. The Samoan tattoo is a somewhat miniature niche compared to the attention the tribal tattoos are enjoying worldwide.

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Courtney Love Tattoos

Courtney Love is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress, known as the lead singer and guitarist of rock band Hole.

Courtney Love has a smattering of tattoos on her body, including an angel and two hearts on her back right shoulder, several small cherry blossoms on her arms and chest, plus the words "Let it Bleed" on her right bicep.

Her other tattoos include, the letter "K" on her stomach and a flower ankle bracelet around her left ankle.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

chinese lettering tattoo

chinese lettering tattoo pictureIt is certainly not a decision to be taken lightly or It may not be necessary to say it but if you choose to get a permanent tattoo, Chinese or not, it is exactly that, permanent. Chinese tattoos are available in many different designs because the language is made up of thousands of characters rather than the few letters in the English alphabet. Making the perfect, meaningful choice .

All that combined with the size and placement of your tattoo, and your body's ability to heal, make it impossible to predict how many treatment sessions your tattoo removal might entail. And speaking of type of ink, there are over 100 varieties of tattoo inks out there, and sometimes pigments undergo chemical changes after you get tattooed. The number of treatments you'll need to completely remove your tattoo also depends on the type of ink your tattooist used and how deeply he or she injected it. The fact that they also look cool doesn't hurt either.

chinese lettering tattoo design Part of the interest, one would guess, is how unique each character seems and so the chances of someone else having the same one is unlikely. There is an endless mythical history in Asian cultures, it's no wonder Westerners are drawn to these types of tattoos, Chinese designs being the most popular and sort after around the world. We picture friends and strangers asking with keen interest about our decision behind such a choice, which may even lead some people to create elaborate stories about their own life. Their mystery, sleek design and hidden meanings draw on our curiosity like moths to a flame. Anyone who has ever thought of getting a tattoo has considered the option of a Chinese tattoo or for that matter a Korean or Japanese tattoo.

Makes you wonder about all the times you wondered into a tattoo artist's workshop and flipped through the hundreds of Chinese tattoos available looking for that perfect one which symbolized your life on this planet. There is even an entire blog dedicated to the misuse of these characters. Spend a few minutes surfing the net for information on Chinese tattoos and you will quickly notice a recurring theme warning the would be tattoo recipient to ensure they know someone reliable who can accurately translate the meaning before they just go ahead a slap one on.

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font lettering tattoo

font lettering tattoo photosThus tattoo design styles and patterns are endless; by researching we can design our desired tattoo with many ideas. Perfect tattoo can be created by deciding the origin and meaning of the picture. Though these tattoos are attractive, to retain it ever glowing, proper care should be taken. Even internets are used to know new creative designs and patterns of tattoo letterings.

Chinese tattoo and Japanese Kanji are preferred by a lot of people for its magnificence. Tattoo letterings can be used with complex designs like Chinese dragon, scorpion and snake tattoo design and Hawaiian tattoos. These are used in butterfly tattoo design, heart design, angel tattoo design, and flower tattoo design. In tattoo lettering the most popular font is Calligraphy tattoo lettering.

The styles and designs used in tattoo lettering may be a single word, two words or a quote. Various languages like Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, etc.., are used in tattoo lettering. Tattoo letterings can be worn in two ways; one is plainly without picture tattoo and the other is a picture related with lettering. A picture tattoo can be made more beautiful by using tattoo lettering ideas.

font lettering tattoo pictureMincho Kanji is similar to Times New Roman in English letters in Japanese, it's used often in newspaper and billboards in Japan. It was used in the movie "The Last Samurai". Sosho Kanji is a modern, cursive twist style on Kanji.

Kanji has evolved into two different styles, Sosho Kanji and Mincho Kanji. Kanji Japanese calligraphy is a tattoo font which is used while writing on bones. These popular fonts are chosen by people frequently as they are Eye – Catchy. Another popular font is Old English.

These fonts are liked by the people who want to look fresh. Some of the most popular tattoo among the popular fonts is Fiery fonts, and Icy fonts. Then they will stencil the tattoo in the desired place using technically advanced tattooing method. After designing, we can take it to the artist at the tattoo parlor.

Even many software are available to combine a tattoo design with tattoo fonts. As there are many tattoo fonts to select from the lot, we can draw any design using tattoo font. Tattoos that contain words require more examination to find the possible tattoo fonts that suits the particular individual.

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Ride the Cyclone!

In college we had a game room at the Student Union.

I claimed to be a master at Arkanoid, but would occasionally play pinball. Earthshaker was fun, but there was another, carnival-themed game that would often beckon, "Ride the Cyclone!" It was, naturally, called The Cyclone.

Fast forward ten years and I would be residing in Brooklyn, home to Coney Island and the original Cyclone.

Despite having been in close proximity a number of times, I've never gone for a ride.

I was reminded of this back in September when I met Matt at the top of the escalator at the Penn Plaza Borders store.

He shared this amazing tattoo:

This is, of course, the Cyclone.

Matt is working on a Coney Island/"Carnie" theme, having lived in Brooklyn most of his adult life. Thus, the Astroland tower behind the Cyclone in the tattoo. Next up: the Wonder Wheel and the Parachute Jump, other Coney Island attractions.

He sent along a photo of the tattoo when it was initially finished:

Matt credits this tattoo to Ping at Village Rock Tattoo in Manhattan.

Thanks to Matt for sharing this great tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Something Girly This Way Comes

I met Nadya one afternoon in the beginning of October in Borders on Penn Plaza.

She shared this tattoo, which covered up a date she had initially inscribed on her arm:

Nadya told me that she wanted something "girly".

What I found most interesting about this tattoo is that when I asked her who the artist was, she told me it was her father. I can't imagine tattooing my own daughter. I would be too nervous!

Thanks to Nadya for sharing this tattoo with us here on Tattoosday.

leg tattoo

leg tattoo wallpaperYou head to the forum, and find out there is Now it is time to find an artist who can do this tattoo justice. You haven't seen it on any of the free searches you have done. It is exactly what you have been looking for, and it is unique. You couldn't have found a better design.

On page 9, you see the tribal leg ink you want! Once you are a paid member, you start to look through the designs. Plus, given how popular this form of body art is right now, you should have several sites you can choose from. After all, you know that the people who are going to pay to share designs and talk about tattoos are probably more reliable than other sources. Well, a tattoo is a permanent and expensive investment, it seems to be well worth the money to put out a little bit of cash and join a paid membership site.

The free sites seem to just show the same designs that you found on Google Images. Chances are you will find more designs on a site that is dedicated to tribal tattoos than you will on a general tattoo site. If you can, you know you can talk to other people, maybe even find someone locally who specializes in tribal art. Maybe you can find one that specializes in tribal art. You know there are tons of tattoo websites out there.

Maybe it is time to take another approach. You feel like you should try to find out who did their tattoo just so you can avoid that artist. Some of them are just downright ugly! Not only that, you have seen most of these designs on people in your town.

You very quickly realize that you are seeing the same few designs over and over again. You go through page after page of Google Images featuring your choice for a new tattoo: A tribal tat, specifically a leg tribal tat.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

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full sleeve tattoos wallpaperAgain, you get what you pay for so if you want your tattoo designs to be unique, paying a little more for a And of course, a more customize design is going to cost more than a stock design. What type of design you want to get - How much a tattoo artist will quote you also largely depends on the tattoo design that you are using. However, it will be worth the amount you pay if art works done by the particular tattoo artist turns out great. The answer is, there is no standard guideline to how much a tattoo will cost because there are a number of factors involve on how an artist will charge: The popularity of the artist - If you are getting a tattoo done by a well known tattoo artist, it will definitely cost much more.

And you might be wondering how much it will cost to get a full sleeve tattoo. So you must be prepared if you are want to get one. But no matter what, getting a full sleeve tattoo, half sleeve or quarter sleeve tattoo will be a big commitment in money, time and energy. Some even find the process of getting a tattoo therapeutic.

And most people do not stop at only one tattoo because tattoo can be addictive. If you already gotten some tattoo done, you would probably know the feeling of getting hooked to add more tattoos. The term full sleeve derives from the sleeve of a shirt however, this sleeve definitely gives you a much more artistic flair and personality! And besides the full sleeve tattoos, there is also half sleeve tattoos and quarter sleeve tattoos.

Usually, full sleeve tattoos are done on the arm and the length of the "sleeve" varies, and it usually begins from the shoulder blade and stretches all the way down to the wrist. Like the name suggest, full sleeve tattoos are tattoo designs that covers the arm like a sleeve.

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Tattoos are becoming more and more popular in our society and have become an accepted part of Western culture.

Happy Thanksgiving!

In honor of the holiday, I am sharing this, my newest tattoo, located above my knee on my right thigh:

This was done at Hand of Glory in Brooklyn yesterday as part of the shop's $75 Thanksgiving Tattoo Special and was sponsored by Troll Skin, produced by Skin Actives Scientific.

For those of you just tuning in, check the pre-post here, which includes all the Thanksgiving flash designed for the occasion. I asked readers to vote on which tattoo to get, and this one sneaked out a narrow victory over the traditional Native American profile.

I like this design because it combines a lot of traditional tattoo elements and delivers an image with a sociopolitical subtext. We have the traditional American flag and handshake designs, but the added element of crossed fingers serves as a reminder that, despite apparent good intentions, there was subsequently a historical betrayal of that initial good will.

But that's just one perspective, of course, and the Thanksgiving holiday focuses on the positive in our society. The mere existence of the tattoo reminds me to be thankful, which I alluded to in my original post.

I was fortunate enough to have Brian Faulk as my artist again. He had inked my Friday the 13th tattoo last August, and I appreciate that he works quickly and concisely.

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It was nice, also, that this design was one of his contributions to the flash sheet, as he was kind enough to embellish slightly on the original design, and it always seems better when an artist is tattooing his or her own design. As for the idea behind it, he was trying to represent graphically a broken treaty. I'm extremely pleased with the end result.

In consideration for their sponsoring this tattoo, I will be exclusively using Skin Active's product, Troll Skin Aftercare over the next two weeks as the tattoo heals. I can already say I am pleased with the aftercare cream because it is a lot less messy than the ointment I am used to using within the first 72 hours after getting a tattoo.

I'll report back then on how their product held up compared to the regiment I've followed in the past.

I want to thank all of the readers who voted for designs, and for everyone who reads and supports the site.

And thanks again to Skin Actives for helping make this tattoo possible, to Brian at Hand of Glory, and to my family, at home in Brooklyn and across the U.S., for their support