Saturday, June 26, 2010
When men go to get tattoos done, they always seem to want ones that boast about their masculinity and what better a design than a scorpion? They are creepy, gross and most of the time full of poison. The most frequently asked question after deciding on a scorpion is what kind of design to get and where to get it? Scorpion tattoo pictures for girl are probably the best way to find inspiration.
These can be found in numerous places—online, in books, on friends, in shops. One of the pictures found online depicts a large scorpion tattoo done on the arm above the elbow. It takes up the majority of the arm, does not contain any color whatsoever and generally looks a little creepy. While most of the pictures show the arm as the best place for the scorpion tattoo, one depicts a scorpion on the hand. It is mostly in black ink, but has a surrounding color of red.
Most men don’t often opt to get color put on their scorpion tattoo, which is alright, but for those who do like color it does add a nice touch. It gives the scorpions lifelike characteristics and a more defined look.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Hawaiian tattoos and body art have a history of thousands of years and experience a renewed popularity since the 90s, together with other tribal tattoo styles. Aloha!
There’s more to Hawaii than flowers and leis, after all – the Hawaiian islands are part of a larger chain, the Polynesian Islands, which include other island cultures such as the Maori and the Samoan, tribal communities with a rich tattoo tradition.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
A few tips to help you care for your new tattoo
Next to the beautiful creation of your tattoo, tattoo aftercare is the most important part of your tattoo experience. For the next several days after you receive a tattoo, you must make sure to keep the area clean and bacteria free. Your tattoo artist will give you all the instructions you will need for proper tattoo aftercare.
Beginning with the immediate moments after your tattoo is complete, make sure to keep your bandage firmly in place for at least three hours. When caring for your tattoo, remember it is a work of art, but it is also an open wound that needs to be treated and cared for as such.
Once the bandage is removed, the caring for your tattoo involves cleansing the tattoo area, then drying the wound. Once that step of tattoo aftercare is completed, apply an antibacterial ointment layer to protect your tattoo and prevent scabbing. If your tattoo artist doesn't provide you with an ointment, ask them to recommend one. Apply the ointment a few times a day (or as instructed by your artist) to keep the area moisturized. Proper aftercare of a tattoo can make this tattoo experience very worthwhile or very unsuccessful depending on how committed you are.