Tatu-derm and the Artists Who Use it!

In case you missed our last post, which you can go back and read by clicking here, Tatu-derm is a transparent waterproof bacterial barrier that protects new tattoos better than any aftercare method ever has . . . with a lot less hassle. It keeps tattoos safe from abrasions and

Infected Tattoos Warning

While we understand that every now and then a tattoo will get infected even with the proper care and attention, generally, whether or not a tattoo gets infected comes down to how well it was cared for. We’ve posted before about infected tattoos and attempted to give you all the

The Risks of New Tattoos . . .

It’s the moment of truth. Your tattoo artist has wiped way the cleanser and you are looking in the mirror or down at your fresh tattoo.  Most of us have total satisfaction with this event.  The time, thought, energy, physical endurance and the financial investment all comes to fruition in

Gross Infected Tattoos: The Signs and Symptoms

There’s a reason getting a tattoo hurts. The outer layer of your skin, which serves as your first line of defense against bacterial invasion, is destroyed in the name of body art. This is why fresh tattoos are susceptible to infection, which could easily destroy your tattoo before it’s even

The Dangers of Shopping for Price: scratchers, infections and bad tattoos

With tattoos becoming increasing popular by the day, the dangers associated with getting tattoos are also increasing. While most adults are already aware of these dangers, very few teenagers seem to realize what's at risk. Often, it's much more than just a bad patch of inked skin. Yet bargain-shoppers in

Deb Yarian On the Pain of a Tattoo

Deb Yarian tattoo artist

By Deb Yarian I've heard it over and over again from my customers - The more they get tattooed, the more it hurts, and I've thought about it and experienced it myself. I don't think it's my imagination. Each time I get tattooed it does seem to hurt way more than

An Interview with Dan Trocchio

Tattoo Artist Don Trocchio

By Nicki Kasper Tell us a little bit about yourself… Where are you from?  Where do you work? etc… I've been working in NYC since I moved there in 2000, however I've been doing a lot of traveling the last couple of years and six months ago I moved to Providence Rhode

Can You Tattoo Over my Scar/Stretch Marks?

That's a question we tattoo artists get asked a lot- "Can you tattoo over  scar tissue?" The answer to this question is yes, no, and maybe. It is possible to tattoo scars, (meaning, you can insert ink into scar tissue), but it's important to realize that scar tissue differs from the rest

Aftercare: Skinlock product info

Skinlock is a supporter and paid advertiser of TAM, they also happen to offer one of the most unique aftercare product lines around, with some top notch names supporting them. I really can't wait to try it out, myself. [NOTE: This is for artists- Skinlock sells only to tattoo shops and

Price of tattoos: why cheap ain’t good!

The Pricing Of Tattoos. Some basics to consider. -By Crash There's an old saying- "Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good." - Let's talk about why. Once the decision has been made to get a tattoo, the next thing people generally want to know is- "How much will it cost?" Though typical,

11 Tips on How to Care for Your New Tattoo

Got a new tattoo? Now what? Here you will find our top 11 tips on taking care of your new tattoo. There are so many aftercare recommendations and products out there, some deliver and some don't, however- the most important thing (which is #1 on this list) is to listen