Like it? Share it!1 1Share A common design theme in tattoo arts throughout the ages has been the lantern tattoo. The lantern is full of meaning and history which is a major contributor to its popularity, but the ornate nature of the lantern lends itself to very interesting and beautiful tattoo designs. Take a minute and […]
Explore the many styles of tattoo art
This category explores the various styles and techniques of tattoo art. This category explores the various styles and techniques of tattoo art. Tattoo art has a variety of styles, each with unique history and meaning.
Below you'll find a number of posts that explore the history and meaning of tattoo art, but also examinations of the work of exceptional artists. If you're interested in learning more about some of the amazing tattoo artists that are out there, visit our Artists category.
Like it? Share it!3 3SharesRichmond is packed to the brim with incredible tattoo artists. So many, in fact, that it gets really difficult to keep up with all of their work. It doesn’t help that most of them appear to be machines that seem to double their portfolio every month (not really, but that’s what it […]
Like it? Share it!3 3SharesThe number of people searching for “Bird Tattoos” on the internet is curiously high. The seeming increase of social acceptance of tattoos has created a large audience that is interested in getting tattooed but doesn’t really know where to start. The internet of course is just as good a place to start […]
Like it? Share it! 1 1ShareInk Master, a popular Spike TV show that pits tattoo artists against one another in a contest to see who is the best, is about to enter it’s fourth season. As these sorts of reality tv shows go, Ink Master is remarkably popular. I say remarkably because tattoo culture at large, while […]
Like it? Share it!38 17 46SharesLotus tattoos are some of the most popular tattoo designs out there. But what makes them popular? Why are they so special, and what do they mean? We’re going to take a close look at an incredibly complex and meaningful tattoo design that takes its roots from Eastern culture and religion, but […]
Like it? Share it! This post is something a little different. We’ve talked a bit about supporting local shops and artists. Recently Viktoria Wood, shop owner at 212 Tattoo in Richmond, VA reached out asking if she could share something with you via this blog. What she sent over was the piece that follows; a piece […]