Too cute…

Too cute…

558 notes | Posted Jul 17, 13 #tattoos #cool


Hi, I thought you and your readers might like this infographic of tattoo risk statistics. Even if you do get a tat, it’s always better to be informed about risks beforehand!



Cheers

This is why you go to a professional!!!! Got that, scratchers?

Hi, I thought you and your readers might like this infographic of tattoo risk statistics. Even if you do get a tat, it’s always better to be informed about risks beforehand!

Cheers

This is why you go to a professional!!!! Got that, scratchers?

217 notes | Posted Jun 26, 13 #critique #submission

janczewska:

I made PSAs about face and body painting. Going to a non-professional can end up costing you twice as much for a lesser product! Not to mention potential health problems…

I freakin’ love my job. I love body painting. And I love the people I paint on! Ain’t nobody got time for rashes, stained skin, or shitty cosplay…..

296 notes | Posted Jun 23, 13

janczewska:

From today’s photo shoot! Kaleidscope Art & Design will OFFICIALLY BE BODY PAINTING AT OTAKON! So get in your reservations now!! Contact us at info@kscopeart.com to book your con body painting!

YES YOU HEARD RIGHT! I will be face/body painting at Otakon in August! Contact me to get your reservations before my staff fills up for the weekend! Or just stop on by to meet us at the Matsuri and say hi! :)

janczewska:

From today’s photo shoot! Kaleidscope Art & Design will OFFICIALLY BE BODY PAINTING AT OTAKON! So get in your reservations now!! Contact us at info@kscopeart.com to book your con body painting!

YES YOU HEARD RIGHT! I will be face/body painting at Otakon in August! Contact me to get your reservations before my staff fills up for the weekend! Or just stop on by to meet us at the Matsuri and say hi! :)

159 notes | Posted Jun 10, 13

There’s also a facial tattoo joke in here, if you look right.

There’s also a facial tattoo joke in here, if you look right.

1,073 notes | Posted Jun 6, 13

12,135 notes | Posted May 29, 13

chelseashoneck:

Did this the other week on an awesome client named Jeff. So fun!!

Amanda @elmcitydame THIS IS THE ARTIST I WAS TALKING ABOUT YESTERDAY.
Guys look how cool her work is… seriously….

chelseashoneck:

Did this the other week on an awesome client named Jeff. So fun!!

Amanda @elmcitydame THIS IS THE ARTIST I WAS TALKING ABOUT YESTERDAY.

Guys look how cool her work is… seriously….

(via elmcitydame)

590 notes | Posted May 22, 13 #good tattoos

intra-venus:

queenharpy:

An eclipse of moths ♡

Whhhyyyy did I not think of that first??

So nice tho…..

intra-venus:

queenharpy:

An eclipse of moths

Whhhyyyy did I not think of that first??

So nice tho…..

16,074 notes | Posted May 6, 13 #good tattoos

mikeadamstattoo:

Milton Zeis worlds fair model reproduction. #17 of 2013
MIKE ADAMS

Handsome.

mikeadamstattoo:

Milton Zeis worlds fair model reproduction. #17 of 2013

MIKE ADAMS

Handsome.

84 notes | Posted May 5, 13 #cool

justapiercer:

dinosaursdied:

critink:

I’ve talked before about racist tattoos and have often compared them to blackface.
BUT I NEVER EXPECTED TO SEE AN ACTUAL BLACK FACE TATTOO.
This disappointing image is by well-known Marcin Aleksander Surowiec. You can read more about blackface online, like here or here.
Dehumanizing images like this, whether they intend to or not, help serve a much larger agenda: to perpetuate the myth that non-whites are non-human, an object that can be caricatured, or (in the case of war bonnets and, I would argue, black face) some/thing/ from a long time ago with no modern relevance. They subvert a long, rich, and diverse cultural history and help justify wage gaps, privatization of schools, mass incarceration, and healthcare inequalities people of color face the world over.
I wanted to make sure everyone saw this tattoo because of how much “post-racial” discussion there seems to be going around the internet. Racism is alive and well in every part of our culture…..

This is primarily my art blog/portfolio so i rarely reblog.  I was compelled to share after seeing this image in my facebook feed earlier today.  Im glad to see things like this get called out.  Im bummed to see this from a really talented artist.  Id like to see more conversations about problematic tattoo imagery.  This is the tip of an iceberg.

This is awesome! Why is everyone so up in arms at this tattoo artist. He’s just doing his job, and the tattoo is technically well done.

justapiercer:

dinosaursdied:

critink:

I’ve talked before about racist tattoos and have often compared them to blackface.

BUT I NEVER EXPECTED TO SEE AN ACTUAL BLACK FACE TATTOO.

This disappointing image is by well-known Marcin Aleksander Surowiec. You can read more about blackface online, like here or here.

Dehumanizing images like this, whether they intend to or not, help serve a much larger agenda: to perpetuate the myth that non-whites are non-human, an object that can be caricatured, or (in the case of war bonnets and, I would argue, black face) some/thing/ from a long time ago with no modern relevance. They subvert a long, rich, and diverse cultural history and help justify wage gaps, privatization of schools, mass incarceration, and healthcare inequalities people of color face the world over.

I wanted to make sure everyone saw this tattoo because of how much “post-racial” discussion there seems to be going around the internet. Racism is alive and well in every part of our culture…..

This is primarily my art blog/portfolio so i rarely reblog.  I was compelled to share after seeing this image in my facebook feed earlier today.  Im glad to see things like this get called out.  Im bummed to see this from a really talented artist.  Id like to see more conversations about problematic tattoo imagery.  This is the tip of an iceberg.

This is awesome! Why is everyone so up in arms at this tattoo artist. He’s just doing his job, and the tattoo is technically well done.

904 notes | Posted May 3, 13 #check yourself before you wreck yourself

I’ve talked before about racist tattoos and have often compared them to blackface.
BUT I NEVER EXPECTED TO SEE AN ACTUAL BLACK FACE TATTOO.
This disappointing image is by well-known Marcin Aleksander Surowiec. You can read more about blackface online, like here or here.
Dehumanizing images like this, whether they intend to or not, help serve a much larger agenda: to perpetuate the myth that non-whites are non-human, an object that can be caricatured, or (in the case of war bonnets and, I would argue, black face) some/thing/ from a long time ago with no modern relevance. They subvert a long, rich, and diverse cultural history and help justify wage gaps, privatization of schools, mass incarceration, and healthcare inequalities people of color face the world over.
I wanted to make sure everyone saw this tattoo because of how much “post-racial” discussion there seems to be going around the internet. Racism is alive and well in every part of our culture…..

I’ve talked before about racist tattoos and have often compared them to blackface.

BUT I NEVER EXPECTED TO SEE AN ACTUAL BLACK FACE TATTOO.

This disappointing image is by well-known Marcin Aleksander Surowiec. You can read more about blackface online, like here or here.

Dehumanizing images like this, whether they intend to or not, help serve a much larger agenda: to perpetuate the myth that non-whites are non-human, an object that can be caricatured, or (in the case of war bonnets and, I would argue, black face) some/thing/ from a long time ago with no modern relevance. They subvert a long, rich, and diverse cultural history and help justify wage gaps, privatization of schools, mass incarceration, and healthcare inequalities people of color face the world over.

I wanted to make sure everyone saw this tattoo because of how much “post-racial” discussion there seems to be going around the internet. Racism is alive and well in every part of our culture…..

904 notes | Posted May 3, 13 #tattoos #racism #black face #blackface #racist tattoos #I CAN'T BELIEVE WE STILL HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THIS #racist #fyeahtattoos

Elize Nazelie has started doing watercolor tattoos! If you guys have followed critink for a while you know she’s my artist (and her other stuff is out of control good) and I’m stoked she’s started doing this! I’m seriously just posting this because I’ve gotten soooo many questions about finding an artist who does this lately!

[Elize] tattoos at [Brilliance Tattoo], Boston, MA.

BOOM. Also, I would book soon because she’s currently one of two artists in the US that’s doing this kind of style now and since most of us can’t afford the plane ticket to Europe, I’m pretty sure she’s going to start filling up her schedule with these…

221 notes | Posted Apr 27, 13 #tattoos #watercolor tattoos #amanda wachob #fyeahtattoos #watercolor #paint #paint tattoos #artists on tumblr #good tattoos

Preparing For Your First Tattoo (Or: How You Know You’re Ready)

I’ve been asked more than a few times the same question by followers who don’t have any tattoos. Its basic enough, and something the rest of us have thought at some point or other I assume. The question is this: how do I know if I really want a tattoo?

Lucky for you guys, I’ve decided to write a guide. Hope this helps!

1. Tell your parents you want to get a tattoo. Let them lecture you for five hours. Once you get one, they’re probably going to do this anyway, so just get it out of the way.

2. Yourenow ready to get your first tattoo! Find a local artist, and give them $300 for a small painting or $2000 for a larger one. Don’t actually let them give it to you completed: just hang an unfinished canvas on your wall for between a few weeks ro a few years. Whenever someone comes over, try not to be weird when they compliment it and you explain its not done yet. You’re now ready to pay for your tattoo!

3. Can you handle the pain? That’s easy enough to figure out. Take a cardboard box large enough to fit your arm and one adult cat. Saw a hole large enough to fit your arm in so it sits like a sleeve. Now go visit animal control and have one of the officers place a feral cat in the box before taping in shut. Let the cat claw up your arm for three hours. Make sure therss a sign near by that says “no whining.” Try to strike up a conversation wigh the animal control officer, acting as naturally as possible. At the ens of your session, have him rouggly slap Vaseline on your arm then make sure you tip him.

4. Let the healing process begin! Grt a sunburn, preferably on you cat-destroyed arm, assuming theres still skin on it. Then every 3 hours have someone slap it. This is what it feels like to moisturize a fresh tattoo! Also, no itching as you’ll ruin it. If you’re planning on getting tattooed in summer, cancel all your plans to visit beaches, pools, or sunshine to keep from ruining your new art.

5. You made it! Now welcome to thw joys of being a tattooed person. Buy a shirt that says “please give me you opinions about how I look” then wear it around for two weeks. You’re now ready for old people, conservatives/religious types, and any white man older than you.

6. Buy a second shirt that says “please ask me stupid questions” and wear that for the following two weeks. Answer everyone politely, and try to go anout your day. Alternatively, this could say “tell me about your bad tattoos” because people with bad tattoos will looooove to show them off once they see you have some too. Unfortunately, those with better tattoos are probably going to talk tattoos less with you than someone who got their boyfriends name tattooed on their neck by their cousin.

7. Ready to get a job? Wear a turtle neck, dress pants, and closed shoes into a sauna. Resist the urge to roll up your clothing. You’re now ready to go to work during summer with your tattoos covered!

8. Lets look a few years down the road now. Smear india ink over the part of your mm ody where you want to be tattooed. Its neen a few decades and your tattoo is faded! Either you can live with it or repeat steps 2-4 to get it touched up.

Congratulations! You’re now ready for your first tattoo. Good luck, and choose a good artist! Remember: you get what you pay for!

323 notes | Posted Apr 21, 13 #tattoos #lulz #tattoo meme #tattoo jokes #first tattoo #art

Local newspaper runs anti-tattoos ad about… grounds keeping?
I’m just going to leave this here.

Local newspaper runs anti-tattoos ad about… grounds keeping?

I’m just going to leave this here.

120 notes | Posted Apr 18, 13 #tattoos #tattoo acceptance

electrictattoos:

Anders Wester

electrictattoos:

Anders Wester

2,376 notes | Posted Apr 17, 13