Are Tattoos too Expensive in New York?

Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice since at least since Neolithic times. While it’s hard to say exactly where and for what purpose the first tattoos were created, today they are primarily a form of body enhancement and even a … Continue reading

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Infected Tattoo, What to do?

You’ve just got an awesome tattoo at Body and Soul Tattoo in New Jersey, and you can’t wait for it to heal. But wait, what’s that? An infection has somehow crept its way into your new ink, despite your diligence … Continue reading

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Tattoo Numbing Agents, what are they all about?

What It’s Made of? Most tattoo numbing creams utilize either lidocaine or prilocaine, or a mixture of both. Lidocaine and prilocaine are both topical anesthetics used commonly in medical procedures. They may be injected or as in this case, may be applied … Continue reading

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Dragon Tattoos – All Different Types and Meanings

Dragon Tattoos are becoming ever popular in today’s culture. There are a ton of different styles of dragons to choose from for tattoos. Your may even want to create your own by taking a base design and building on it. … Continue reading

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Best Tattoo Fonts

We stole this post… I mean, ‘”repurposed” this post from our sister company, New York Tattoo School. Some really cool fonts to look at:  Deciding on a font for your tattoo may seem like a daunting task, especially for first-timers; … Continue reading

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UV Tattoos – Yes, they glow!

More recently, both glow in the dark & uv tattoos are becoming increasingly more popular. This is especially true in the case of professionals who do not want a traditional tattoo being visible to everyone. Many professions frown upon visible tattoos. … Continue reading

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Tattoo Font Ideas

Hi Everyone, Can’t decide on a font? This may be your first tattoo or maybe it’s your 7th, but nonetheless we here at the Academy of Responsible Tattooing and New York Tattoo School are here to help! Here are some … Continue reading

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Advice for Tattoo Cover Ups

Hi Everyone, As we all know, a tattoo is a permanent mark on the body for life. However, not every tattoo is perfect. We here at A.R.T. would like to give you some advice on covering up your old tattoo. … Continue reading

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NY Ink – Meet the Artists

Megan Massacre is a tattoo artist, DJ and alternative model who moved to New York City for the filming of the series at The Wooster St. Social Club. She previously lived for four years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she worked out … Continue reading

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Sailor Jerry

It was clear from an early age that Norman was destined to leave his mark. Born on the west coast in 1911, Collins soon gained the moniker “Jerry” after his father noticed a similar disposition between the young troublemaker and … Continue reading

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