Can Tattoos be classed as a culture?

Hi all and welcome along to Music2Tattoos! and today I wanted to ask your thoughts on a question that has been running through my mind for a while now……………………….

Can tattoos (and those that have them) be classed as a culture?


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The tattoo industry has grown beyond measure with the demand for tattoos becoming one of the few growing industries it seems that it has become so large that it could almost be considered a culture of its own. When you put a group people together who have tattoos they tend to start talking about them, where and when they got them, who their artist is etc etc etc.

This community conversational feel to tattoos can even breakdown social devides as anyone can get tattoos and for any reason they choose. I’ve had many a conversation with people I don’t know about their and my ink work and I’ve thrown business towards my artist on may ocassions and I’ve been recommended to others.

So I wanted to open up the forum to you guys, what do you think? Can tattoos be classed as a culture?

Add your thoughts by clicking the little speech bubble to the top right of this post and leave me your thoughts, who will be the first to comment and put their thoughts forward?


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Until Next Time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun


Tattoo Removal – the various methods

Hi there and welcome to the Thursday post on Music2Tattoos! and today I’m going to share with you and article I came across the other day on Tattoo Removal.

Have you got a tattoo that you don’t want any more? If the answer is yes then there are ways to remove them, some are painful and some not so while some cost a lot and some don’t! The article below will hopefully help you to make an informed choice!


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Differing Methods Of Tattoo Removal

By Mark F Hargreaves

There are a few excellent methods of tattoo removal available today. It is important when considering the removal of a tattoo that you gather as much information on the different procedures as possible to find the best method for you.

Tattoos are desirable for numerous reasons. Many times it’s simply for decorative purposes. Other times the designs represent an important person, time or event in a persons lifetime. On the other hand there are many different reasons why one would want to have the tattoo removed. Reasons may include the art was bad, the tattoo itself came out wrong or it is merely no longer wanted.

Tattoos are very durable things. The ink is injected deep within the skin, into the secondary layer of skin known as the dermis. The repeated injections deposit the ink in this area of the skin for the purpose of lasting a lifetime. Having tattoos removed can prove to be quite an involved and sometimes expensive process.

One thing to keep in mind is that some scarring is likely to occur while having a tattoo removed. After care will be needed likewise and may include bandage changes or a suture removal. Even with tattoo removal, some people will still experience some colored areas on the skin that have only been lightened.

Many factors can influence the success rate of a tattoo removal. The tattoo size and color have a great effect on how, and even if, the tattoo can be removed completely. The location of the tattoo on the body will also affect it’s removal.

There are a number of different methods for tattoo removal. Very small tattoos can be removed with a simple excision. This is the procedure when a small tattoo is just cut carefully away. An incision is made, the tattoo is removed and the skin is then sutured closed.

Larger tattoos can be removed by excision too; although it may require several attempts to remove the entire tattoo. Many times, the middle portion of the tattoo is removed and permitted to heal prior to any further attempts to excise the outer portions. Another technique for excising larger tattoos is to take a skin graft from another part of the body to enable it to close the incision.

A different technique is called dermabrasion. This method for tattoo removal involves the utilization of a special chemical that is applied to the tattoo design. The tattoo and skin around it are frozen, giving the effect of a local anesthetic. A rough surfaced tool is then used to rub down the tattoo in the same way that you would use sandpaper.

Lasers have recently grown in popularity in the medical field and tattoo removal has benefited greatly from them also. For the purpose of removing a tattoo, the laser is used to break up the ink and colors of the design. Cells in the body are then able to attack and remove these tinted cells naturally. When lasers are employed, repeat visits are needed to continue the break down of the ink that was used in the original design.

Tattoo removal can be done with any one of an assortment of methods. A medical practitioner is needed for this type of procedure. The medical practitioner should be consulted with any concerns regarding the size of the tattoo to be removed, the coloration, the location on the body and any necessary after care that will be needed once it has been removed.

A tattoo is thought of as something that lasts for a lifetime. Though they can be removed with surgery, lasers or dermabrasion, some scarring is likely to be encountered. Getting a tattoo should be carefully considered first and foremost as it will usually be an everlasting mark in the skin. Please remember that tattoo removal is painful, expensive and may not do the job completely.

Mark has a great site full of tips on tattoo designs. Please take a look at

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Have a great weekend! Until next time…………

Remember to Live Life and Have fun


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Are your tattoos an expression of who you are?

Hi there and welcome again to Music2Tattoos!

While I was walking my dog Rocket the other day a guy walked past me with both arms fully sleeved in tattoos and I wondered if people judged him for that. It is still a sad fact in this day and age that people can, and do, get judged for having tattoos. It is not as prevelant these days as it once was and yet it can still happen.


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I recently read this excellent article by Lance Winslow………………………………………..

Most folks that understand the negative stigma amongst some in our population towards those who have tattoos, and then when we think about it, it’s almost as if we want to step in and remind them that they are people too and it is not wise to be so judgmental. Not long ago, a psychologist and I sat down at Starbucks and had a conversation about this. Interestingly enough, even those with …………………. to read the rest of this article CLICK HERE!

In my opinion some people want to be judged for their tattoos, some people go out of their way to show them off and to stick them in peoples faces and say ‘look at me’. However that should not reflect on those of us who have tattoos for our own reasons. Whatever your reason for your tattoos I hope you are never judged for them!
By the way, the guy I was talking about earlier who had both arms sleeved was a really nice guy! I stopped him and asked about his ink; it turns out that he has one arm dedicated to his son and the other to his daughter!
Until Next Time
Remember to Live Life and Have fun
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Where do you get your inspiration for your tattoos?

Hi and welcome once again to Music2Tattoos!

I always ask people where they get their inspiration for their tattoos and the answers are always very mixed.

Some people take weeks or even months to decide on an idea, they ponder over 4 or 5 ideas that they struggle to choose between. Other people make a decision in a snap; they know what they want and how it’s going to look striaght away. But the one thing most people share is that they use the internet to find the design they want.

Personally I found my very first tattoo from a website of a band I like, Buckcherry! I am one of those people that take ages to finalise an idea; I like to look at loads of pictures and whittle them down to a few ideas before making my final decision (and that usually changes as well!!)

From there on each tattoo has had a meaning to me; while some people just want the artwork and some people want them to have a reason……. that’s me, I want a reason behind my tattoos!

What about you? I’d love to know what your inspiration is for your tattoos and where you get your ideas from. Drop a comment in the box below and maybe we can get a discussion going.

Free Tattoo Designs - Pictures of Tattoos

Free Tattoo Designs – Pictures of Tattoos

If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you’ll know that I managed to secure a free ebook of tattoo ideas to give away. However, if you are new here you’ll have missed it so I’ve added a link below so that you can see the post and download a copy of the Free Ebook for yourself.

Click Here to grab your copy of the free tattoo design ebook now!


Hopefully you’ll find what you’re looking for in there but if you don’t I’ve added a few links below of useful sites that may just be what you are looking for.

Click the links below to head straight to the site now and see whats there for you!

Miami Ink Tattoos

LA Ink Tattoos

Chopper Tattoos


I hope they help and that you get your inspiration for your ink really soon!

Until Next Time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun


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Tattoo Design Site Review

Hi there and welcome to the latest installment from Music2Tattoos!

It’s Graham here and today I thought I’d review a few tattoo design sites so that you can make an informed decision on which one is best for you! If you want ideas for tattoos, pics of tattoos or free tattoo designs then this is the right place for you!

The three sites I’ll be reviewing today are:

I’ve been away for a week, recharging my batteries and enjoying time with my family and while I was relaxing I caught myself looking down at the artwork I have on my arms. I couldn’t help but think……. I need some new ink, I need a new tattoo. That is what has led me to writing this review for you as I’ve been activley looking for a new design and I know thousands of people out there are doing the same.


Whatever tattoo design you are in to it’s always important to research a new design as much as possible so that you’re certain you’ve got the right one!

So let’s get on with the first review……………………

Tattoo Me Now (Click Here to visit the site)

I have to be honest I love this site and I’ve been a member of it for ages!

This site offers so much that most Tattoo Design Sites don’t offer; not only are there tens of thousands of awesome tattoo designs but there is also a community, a forum, with thousands of people on it.

One minute you can be chatting to someone about their latest ink and the next you can be chatting to an awesome artist who might just help you come up with your latest design! The people on there share a commonality – a love for everything tattoo!

This site really does deserve a FIVE STAR rating and is well worth a visit – even if you are just looking for your next design! Click the link above and have a look now!

Tiger Tattoo Design

Tiger Tattoo Design

Infinite Tattoos (Click Here to head straight to the site now)

Infinite Tattoos has recently been redesigned and re-released which has made a huge improvement to the site.

It’s always been on OK site………… but that’s all…..OK! However, the new site design and some of the new tattoo designs they have on there make it a real ‘go-to’ site for excellent ink designs.

They have also added a couple of great bonuses to their offer! When you sign up you will recieve

  • 500 free tattoo designs
  • A copy of the Ebook “You and Your Tattoo”

We all love free stuff, right! So it’s well worth a visit over there to see what is on offer for you!

Prior to their redesign I would only have given them 2 stars but now its a really good FOUR STAR site and well worth a visit! Click the link above to head there now!

Josh Todd

Tattoo Director (Click Here to head to this site right now!)

In the interests of fairness I couldn’t really review 3 really good sites so this is a particularly average one!

Tattoo Director is a site that offer software so that you can ‘design your own tattoo’ Now I don’t know about you but I’m not going to trust my next tattoo design to software! I like to go to my artist with an idea and a couple fo pictures and be able to talk it through with him so we can both come up with what I want!

I’ve had a look at the software and if I’m honest it’s quite basic and really doesn’t do much for me but by all means have a look for yourself by clicking the link above. You might just see something in it I don’t!

I’m only giving this a TWO STAR rating as it really isn’t my thing!

So there you go, 3 tattoo design sites for you to have a look at and decide which one is best for you! It’s worth pointing out that all 3 of them give a no questions asked, full money back guarantee so if you try them out and don’t like them you can always get your money back!

That’s it for me for now so until next time,

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun!


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Tattoo Me Now

Infinite Tattoos

Tattoo Director

Free Tattoo Designs EBook

Hi there and welcome along to the Music2Tattoos blog!

Spring has finally sprung in the UK! All of a sudden walking the dog in the mornings is a lot more pleasant than when it was freezing cold!

Remember to sign up to keep up to date with my blog by putting your email address in the box on the right hand side of the page and I’ll send you 2 free EBooks just for signing up! Speaking of free EBooks…………………………………….

If you’re a regular here you’ll know that I try to bring you all the best in Music and Tattoos and today is no exception, in fact today is possibly the best so far! I was looking over a couple of tattoo design websites over the weekend when I noticed that one guy had put together a massive collection of tattoo pictures and tattoo designs that he was giving away just to people who signed up for his newsletter.
I emailed him and told him about my blog and how my readers would love a copy of his EBook for free and that it would be great advertising for his website and his business if I were able to give it away on Music2Tattoos – and do you know what, he agreed!

Free Tattoo Designs - Pictures of Tattoos

Free Tattoo Designs – Pictures of Tattoos

So here it is, your completely free Tattoo pictures / tattoo designs EBook!

Click Here to Download it NOW!
(you may have to wait a few minutes as its a huge file)

Within this EBook are over 100 pages of awesome tattoos that include:
• Tribal Tattoos
• Tattoo Patterns
• Dragon Tattoos
• Tattoo design ideas
• Tattoo designs for men
• Tattoo designs for women

You simply can’t turn down an EBook with Free Tattoo Designs, can you?

Now, if you don’t find what you want in there here are a couple of excellent sites that may have something you want…………………………………

Tattoo Me Now
Tattoo Fever
Tattoo Director
LA Ink Tattoos
Miami Ink Tattoos

So there you have it, go grab your free copy of the EBook and see if you can find your next tattoo design.

Until Next Time
Remember to Live Life and Have Fun

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