Tattoo History | Seizure of Maori Sacred Land | Atlanta Tattoo Studio

The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand, most recognizable by the adornment of the Ta Moko, the intricate organic tattoo designs that embellish the Maori men and women. The type of tattooing practiced by the Maori is unlike that of any other race or culture, with their artistic designs adorned on the skin in a way that often completely covers everything up to the eyelids. 

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Tattoo History | Cindy Ray | Atlanta Tattoo Shop

Tattooing, for a very long time, has been a very sealed, underground, essentially male-dominated subculture. And prior to the 1960s, women in tattooing were quite the anomaly. It was almost exclusively military, bikers, and carny folk that got tattooed. It was extremely taboo for women and civilians to be tattooed at all, far less to be heavily tattooed.

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How To Pick Your Tattoo Studio | Atlanta Tattoo Studio | Gate City Tattoo

We have talked about how to pick your tattoo artist HERE, but we should probably go a bit further and discuss how to pick a tattoo studio. Picking the tattoo studio where you get tattooed is just as if not slightly more important than picking your Atlanta tattoo artist.

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Tattoo History | Percy Waters | Atlanta Tattoo Shop

Born in 1888 in eastern Alabama in the small town of Anniston, Percy Waters is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and inventive forefathers of modern western tattooing setting precedence for many of today's standards whether it be to with machine building and manufacturing or they way in which he applied his bold and striking tattoos.

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Tattoo History | Phil Sparrow | Atlanta Tattoo Shop

Tattooing in America, as well as tattooing as a whole, tells a rich and diverse story in that it permeates every facet of human society. From indigenous tribes of the Amazon to street gangs in South LA, tattooing is heavily ingrained in our societal DNA.

In this blog post, we will examine the life and legacy of tattoo icon Professor Phil Sparrow, a pioneer of counterculture and proponent of the nonconformist.

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Why Tattoo Placement Matters | Atlanta Tattoo Shop

A lot of time clients will come in and immediately tell us where they want the tattoo before telling us what the tattoo actually is. They just know they want a tattoo “here”. Right now in 2019 fingers, faces and hands are the more popular and trendy places to get tattooed. Sometimes tattoos don’t work in those locations and sometimes they do. As your Atlanta Tattoo Artist, lets discuss this, so the next time you go to get tattooed you have fully thought about all facets.

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How To Heal Your New Tattoo | Atlanta Tattoo Studio | Atlanta Tattoo Artist

Awesome!! You finally got that new tattoo you have been planning and telling all your friends about. Now what? Now you have to heal it. Make it look as good as the day it was tattooed for the REST OF YOUR LIFE because tattoos are, well, permanent.

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