Beware the Character Curse!

Everybody has foreign language tattoo. Arabic, Japanese, Chinese… errrrybody is jumping into this fad, and I was determined to do the same. In 2011, I’d been living in Jinan, China for about three months, studying Mandarin as a foreign exchange student. It wasn’t long before Read More …

How Do You Take Care of a New Tattoo?

  How to care for a new tattoo has been an ongoing debate for almost as long as there have been tattoos (which for some Polynesian cultures dates back thousands of years). For some reason the tattoo community has had a hard time reaching a Read More …

Tattoo Chair Confessional: Tattoo Clients Share Their Stories

Homebum “When I was around 17 years old, I spent a little time traveling around the country. I left with a few friends, a car, a bag of clothes, and around $200 cash. We made it to Arizona and met up with another crew of Read More …