Shaun. Christian, tattoo collector, voluntaryist. Only quality bold tattoos posted here. Nothing is my own unless noted.

28th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Our Endless Days with 45 notes

marcnava:

Everyone should get tiger tattoos, because I like making them. This one is on my brother from another mother @jerseyalex (at DaVinci Tattoo Studio)

marcnava:

Everyone should get tiger tattoos, because I like making them. This one is on my brother from another mother @jerseyalex (at DaVinci Tattoo Studio)

Source: marcnava

22nd August 2014

Photo reblogged from Joe Ellis Tattooer with 28 notes

joeellistattooer:

HEALED. More rock of ages please. Mandatoryrain@hotmail.co.uk

Joe Ellis does quality Rock of Ages’ (Rocks of Ages?). He did mine!

joeellistattooer:

HEALED. More rock of ages please. Mandatoryrain@hotmail.co.uk

Joe Ellis does quality Rock of Ages’ (Rocks of Ages?). He did mine!

Tagged: Rock of AgestattooJoe Ellis

10th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from It's Okay To Be Smart with 3,118 notes

jtotheizzoe:

teded:

How Tattooing Really Works

1. Tattooing causes a wound that alerts the body to begin the inflammatory process, calling immune system cells to the wound site to begin repairing the skin. Specialized cells called macrophages eat the invading material (ink) in an attempt to clean up the inflammatory mess. 

2. As these cells travel through the lymphatic system, some of them are carried back with a belly full of dye into the lymph nodes while others remain in the dermis. With no way to dispose of the pigment, the dyes inside them remain visible through the skin. 

3. Some of the ink particles are also suspended in the gel-like matrix of the dermis, while others are engulfed by dermal cells called fibroblasts. Initially, ink is deposited into the epidermis as well, but as the skin heals, the damaged epidermal cells are shed and replaced by new, dye-free cells with the topmost layer peeling off like a healing sunburn.

4. Dermal cells, however, remain in place until they die. When they do, they are taken up, ink and all, by younger cells nearby so the ink stays where it is.

5. So a single tattoo may not truly last forever, but tattoos have been around longer than any existing culture. And their continuing popularity means that the art of tattooing is here to stay.

From the TED-Ed Lesson What makes tattoos permanent? - Claudia Aguirre

Animation by TOGETHER

Ink this interestingness onto your neurons.

Tagged: tattooscience

Source: teded

28th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Electric Tattoos with 67 notes

electrictattoos:

Tony Nilsson

electrictattoos:

Tony Nilsson

25th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Franz Stefanik with 52 notes

Franz Stefanik
The Okey Doke Tattoo Shop, Toronto

Franz Stefanik

The Okey Doke Tattoo Shop, Toronto

Tagged: knee tattoothe okey doke

14th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Illustrated Gentleman with 564 notes

illustratedgentleman:

Walkin mixtape with love #traditional #tattoo #mixtape #hand #remix

illustratedgentleman:

Walkin mixtape with love #traditional #tattoo #mixtape #hand #remix

13th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Our Endless Days with 76 notes

robertryanofjudah:

Robert Ryan - Electric Tattoo- New Jersey -2014

robertryanofjudah:

Robert Ryan - Electric Tattoo- New Jersey -2014

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13th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Our Endless Days with 75 notes

ticopolotatuado:

Myke Chambersmykechambers
@mykechambers

ticopolotatuado:

Myke Chambers
mykechambers
@mykechambers

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4th July 2014

Link reblogged from Sorry You Ruined Yourself with 90 notes

http://sorryyouruinedyourself.tumblr.com/post/90800058283 →

sorryyouruinedyourself:

Whilst browsing /r/tattoos on Reddit, I came across Jenn Small’s account, and she left this lengthy comment. It’s perfect.

The question:

How frowned upon is it in the tattoo community to get a tattoo that someone else already has?

Her comment:

It may seem like a…

Tagged: Jenn Smallart theft

25th June 2014

Photo reblogged from littlejennsmall with 543 notes

swallowsndaggers:

Iain Sellar as featured on Swallows&Daggers.

swallowsndaggers:

Iain Sellar as featured on Swallows&Daggers.

Tagged: whale tattoosquid

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22nd June 2014

Photo reblogged from Our Endless Days with 19 notes

mpinnell:

Thanks Emma by capillitupou http://ift.tt/1ici5ay

Capilli Tupou

mpinnell:

Thanks Emma by capillitupou http://ift.tt/1ici5ay

Capilli Tupou

Tagged: panther tattoo

Source: mpinnell

15th June 2014

Photo reblogged from Untitled with 2 notes

chicagosfavoritetattooer:

Check out @donyarian_ert and @debyarian on last sparrow. These are two of my favorite people. Check em out.

Check out this interview - and many others - on lastsparrowtattoo.com

chicagosfavoritetattooer:

Check out @donyarian_ert and @debyarian on last sparrow. These are two of my favorite people. Check em out.

Check out this interview - and many others - on lastsparrowtattoo.com

Tagged: tattoo interviewslastsparrow

10th June 2014

Photo reblogged from Guy Ursitti / Tattooer Man with 34 notes

guyursitti:

Another from Saturday at the @icelandictattooconvention I put this new one on the very first person I tattooed when I came to Iceland for the first time 3 years ago. This place has been good to me from day one and I have the amazing people @reykjavikink to thank for it 😁😁😁😁😁 #tattoo #tattooerman #tattoos #reykjavik #reyjavikink #rose #shin #icelandtattooconvention #eightofswords #guyursitti (at Reykjavik, Iceland)

Tattoo by Guy Ursitti
Some day I will make it to the Icelandic Tattoo Convention

guyursitti:

Another from Saturday at the @icelandictattooconvention I put this new one on the very first person I tattooed when I came to Iceland for the first time 3 years ago. This place has been good to me from day one and I have the amazing people @reykjavikink to thank for it 😁😁😁😁😁 #tattoo #tattooerman #tattoos #reykjavik #reyjavikink #rose #shin #icelandtattooconvention #eightofswords #guyursitti (at Reykjavik, Iceland)

Tattoo by Guy Ursitti

Some day I will make it to the Icelandic Tattoo Convention

Tagged: tattooicelandGuy Ursittirose

2nd June 2014

Photo reblogged from Greek Tattoos and Stuff with 172 notes

linguistinresidence:

thievinggenius:

Tattoo done by Michael Chernov.
@michael_chernov

"Fiat lux" = "let there be light" in Latin

linguistinresidence:

thievinggenius:

Tattoo done by Michael Chernov.

@michael_chernov

"Fiat lux" = "let there be light" in Latin

Source: thievinggenius

27th May 2014

Photo reblogged from Ticopolotatuado with 113 notes

ticopolotatuado:

Zach Nelliganzachnelligan @zachnelligan

ticopolotatuado:

Zach Nelligan
zachnelligan
@zachnelligan