Piercings and Tattoos

Dec
18

Art Theft – Help!

Posted by Disha Singh on December 18, 2008

Read on Allen's blog that Canvas Los Angeles, the boutique and gallery of the tattooer arts, was robbed on December 12th. Thankfully, none of the gallery’s staff were injured, but sadly, two pieces of artwork were stolen. The two pieces stolen were by Alex Garcia and Guy Aitchison. This was a truly despicable act. It’s a violation, pure and simple, without any justification whatsoever, and it’s an insult to both the art and tattoo communities. Theft of any sort is inexcusable, but when you steal work from an artist, you steal the thing they produce, and you rob them of their livelihood. What we want more than anything else is simply for these pieces to be returned. If those responsible for this theft bring the paintings back, or if they are otherwise returned unharmed, Canvas LA will not press charges. All we want is for the pieces to be returned to the gallery — this is really just a matter of supporting our community, plain and simple. The gallery will be offering

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Apr
18

Tips to prevent your Tattoos from Fading!

Posted by Disha Singh on April 18, 2008

(A tattoo by Guy Aitchison) Fading tattoos become a cause of worry on our face. :sad: After spending a huge amount to get a tattoo design etched on our skin it gets really very painful to see that tattoo fading. You can blame your tattooist for this tattoo fading to some extent but it can be your fault also. Yes, your fault of not giving proper aftercare to the tattoo and tattooist’s fault of not placing the pigment in appropriate layer of skin. There are many reasons behind the fading of tattoos and you should take care of these things: :idea: Check that your tattoo artist does not place the pigment on the epidermis, as this constantly sheds dead skin cells to make room for new skin cells. The pigment should penetrate into the middle layer of the skin. Even the middle layer rejuvenate its cells but developing a healthier eating habits help to supply your skin with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants so that it remain youthful and slows down the process of regen

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Nov
03

‘Tattoo Wars’ needs your Support

Posted by Disha Singh on November 3, 2007

TLC has a new show called Tattoo Wars. It has been on for four weeks, though you would not know it because they are doing zero advertising and promotion for it. Here's the show's description: "Tattoo Wars pits the best tattoo artists of our time against each other in a head to head creation competition. In each episode we explore the world, legend and work of two internationally acclaimed tattooists. Then we travel to a huge tattoo expo where our stars, in three hours time, ink a tattoo on the skin of two willing clients. These creations have a common theme, such as a dragon, a calla lily, a sailor, a tribal gauntlet, or a hanya (Japanese devil mask) but are rendered in the unique style of each artist. As the show closes, thousands of show attendees vote for the creation they like the best and the winning artist takes home the Tattoo Wars trophy." The participating artists are (so far): Mike Rubendall vs. Bugs (1st week) Leo Zuluetta vs. Rory Keating (2nd week) Oct 25, 8

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