Gregory Tetradis Greger joins the studio

The Family Business is home to eight tattoo artists, all of whom represent very distinct styles ranging from skilled line work by Michele L’abbate to striking geometric patterns by Chisaki, to colourful, contemporary figurative designs by Inma.

Mo Coppoletta, the Godfather of the business, has a design remit that extends beyond tattooing, having produced graphic designs for brands including Rolls Royce, Mont Blanc and Liberty. In his tattoo work, Coppoletta specialises in Oriental styles. “It’s a classic and it never goes in and out of style,” he says. “Symbolism is power.”

For Coppoletta it’s all about the artistry involved in making your body even more beautiful. “I always start from a very decorative point of view: I see a tattoo as a body adornment. I think of the aesthetic more than anything then, of course, every tattoo has its own story, its own meaning, its own reason why. My job is to make my customer’s ideas as beautiful as possible.”

Custom Tattoo Designs - you dream it, we draw it. A line from the Robert Frost poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” this quote hints that the owner of this tattoo intends to live fully before dying.

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H2Ocean’s nothing tattoo pain relieving soap with Lidocaine

H2Ocean’s NOTHING soap with Lidocaine is formulated to effectively help tattoo artists clean and relieve pain during the tattooing process. This uniquely designed product will gently cleanse the tattoo with less irritation and swelling.
This saline based soap allows the lidocaine to be absorbed better in the skin. NOTHING’s added pain relieving ingredient Lidocaine allows the client to experience a more comfortable and less painful tattoo session.
Simply wash the skin as you normally would during the tattoo process and see the results. By offering NOTHING in your studio, you will help reduce pain and anxiety for your clients which means you can focus on your art!

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“Having over 98% of my body tattooed, I have used an assortment of different ointments to help with getting tattooed.
But my most sensitive areas, such as armpits, sternum & ditches, behind my knees, and ankles! And some of my most private areas. The Nothing Foam takes the edge off far better then any other products on the market! I strongly suggest using this for your next client or your next tattoo! You will be placing a order soon, I guarantee.” -Jesse ( Mule ) Hembree

Nothing like some numbing relief in the heat of a tattoo…

“During a session lasting 6 hours, my artist broke out some of this stuff. Where LMX or another cream is designed to prenumb the area, this is designed to enter the open wound and numb the pain temporarily. Part of tattoos is pain, so to use this stuff to knock the edge off is helpful at times. They sprayed the foam onto a paper towel and sat the soaked towel on the area. I’m going to try a more aggressive application next time. That said, lidocaine is problematic if you apply it stupidly.

In large quantities it can interrupt the heart’s electric signals and cause big big issues. Less than a square foot is my rule of thumb with the creams; just enough to avoid tears with the soap. Enjoy!” -Cris “StogiePatriot”

Might work a little too well at times!

“I’ve used this twice during six hour sessions on my lower arm. One might say it worked a little too well at times, since there were some places after using where I couldn’t feel anything except the vibration of the tattoo gun. I have rather sensitive skin, so maybe it works like this for those with sensitive skin. I definitely recommend it for longer tattoo sessions!” -C.Bryant

7 stunning mandala tattoos to admire

In the far-off past, tattoos were something only sailors had, and the only body part people pierced was their ears. Nowadays, piercings and tattoos are everywhere. But like anything you do in life — from driving a car to playing a sport — tattoos and piercings come with some risks. Taking a few precautions will help you get the best results from your new body art and avoid side effects, which can include allergic reactions to inks or piercing jewelry, infections caused by unsterile equipment and needles, and scarring.

“Body art is a popular form of self-expression, but people who decide to get a tattoo or body piercing should go to a licensed facility and take time to discuss the safety procedures with the artists working at the shop or tattoo parlor,” says Scott Bryan, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fortunately, tattoos and piercings are safer than ever, but before you become a proud owner, it’s important to do your homework. Body artists are expected to adhere to strict safety procedures. By following safety procedures, tattoo artists and body piercers protect themselves and their customers from a range of viruses and bacteria that can cause illness.

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On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.

You’ve been working on a cool design and saving up for your first tattoo. Now it’s time to find a reputable studio and artist who will transfer your artwork from paper to skin. Tattoos are designs on the skin made with needles and colored ink. Getting “inked” is a major decision. Keep in mind that a tattoo is effectively permanent, and although it is possible to remove a tattoo, the process is expensive and painful.

You’ve been working on a cool design and saving up for your first tattoo. Now it’s time to find a reputable studio and artist who will transfer your artwork from paper to skin. Tattoos are designs on the skin made with needles and colored ink. Getting “inked” is a major decision. Keep in mind that a tattoo is effectively permanent, and although it is possible to remove a tattoo, the process is expensive and painful.

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The truth about tattoo shop minimums

There seems to be hidden fees and taxes on everything these days; late fees, activation fees on phones, termination fees, you name it if there is a way to get you for extra money in the name of doing business, it’s out there.

But what about when you get a body piercing or tattoo? Since body art services are not taxable in the usual sense, you think you are in the clear and that all you have to do is worry about getting through a little pain or discomfort, right? Wrong.

Unfortunately, in the vast majority of tattoo shops there is what is called a ‘Shop Minimum’ fee which is the least amount they want to even deal with you – a way of saying if you don’t spend their designated ‘minimum’ amount of money, they don’t want your business. Not only is it insulting to customers but suggesting such a thing reeks of being a rip-off!

The good news is as more and more shops open (and as many close) things are going to get to a point where such arrogance will catch up to shops that try to gouge you that way, and it will become less and less common. Until then, you might want to find a shop that doesn’t charge a shop minimum or do that ear or body piercing at home with a body piercing kit from a reputable company (see link). Good luck and remember, SAY NO TO SHOP MINIMUMS!

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail.

Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and the Magna Moralia, but the most complete surviving statement of his views on morality occurs in the Eqikh Nikomacoi.

It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.

Tattoos could help boost your immune system

Successful people ask better questions.

But on Aristotle’s view, the lives of individual human beings are invariably linked together in a social context. In the Peri PoliV he speculated about the origins of the state, described and assessed the relative merits of various types of government, and listed the obligations of the individual citizen.

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.

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You asked: Are tattoos bad for you?

 

This is an aside post.

This week the class will focus on the work of Ansel Adams. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to purchase Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (available at the school bookstore) and read chapters 1 through 4. In particular, I want you to focus on this section from chapter 2:

Adams also came to understand how important it was that his carefully crafted photos were reproduced to best effect. At Bender’s invitation, he joined the prestigious Roxburghe Club, an association devoted to fine printing and high standards in book arts. He learned much about printing techniques, inks, design, and layout which he later applied to other projects. [1]Some of Adams’ success can be attributed to how successfully he replicated his work through printing. This week we’ll be learning about his print techniques and making some prints of our own.

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In the hands of professionals

In the far-off past, tattoos were something only sailors had, and the only body part people pierced was their ears. Nowadays, piercings and tattoos are everywhere. But like anything you do in life — from driving a car to playing a sport — tattoos and piercings come with some risks. Taking a few precautions will help you get the best results from your new body art and avoid side effects, which can include allergic reactions to inks or piercing jewelry, infections caused by unsterile equipment and needles, and scarring.

“Body art is a popular form of self-expression, but people who decide to get a tattoo or body piercing should go to a licensed facility and take time to discuss the safety procedures with the artists working at the shop or tattoo parlor,” says Scott Bryan, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fortunately, tattoos and piercings are safer than ever, but before you become a proud owner, it’s important to do your homework. Body artists are expected to adhere to strict safety procedures. By following safety procedures, tattoo artists and body piercers protect themselves and their customers from a range of viruses and bacteria that can cause illness.

By following safety procedures, tattoo artists and body piercers protect themselves and their customers from a range of viruses and bacteria that can cause illness.

You’ve been working on a cool design and saving up for your first tattoo. Now it’s time to find a reputable studio and artist who will transfer your artwork from paper to skin. Tattoos are designs on the skin made with needles and colored ink. Getting “inked” is a major decision. Keep in mind that a tattoo is effectively permanent, and although it is possible to remove a tattoo, the process is expensive and painful.

“Go to an established tattoo shop, and ask questions when you go there,” says Mike Martin, vice president and health and education coordinator for the Alliance of Professional Tattooists. “With all your power, avoid going to somebody’s house for a tattoo.”

Fortunately, more and more states and counties are regulating tattoo studios and artists. But all too often, says Martin, tattoos are done in kitchens and garages, because tattoo equipment is inexpensive and easy to obtain. Getting a tattoo from unsterile equipment and inexperienced artists can put you, and the artist, at risk for life-threatening infectious diseases such as hepatitis or skin infections caused by certain bacteria. Martin advises tattoo seekers to do their homework. Find a legitimate facility and ask for a tour — the shop should be neat and clean. Don’t be shy about talking to the artists about safety procedures.

Move over Angelina Jolie: The secret British history of tattoos

Mario Peshev piano.

You’ve been working on a cool design and saving up for your first tattoo. Now it’s time to find a reputable studio and artist who will transfer your artwork from paper to skin. Tattoos are designs on the skin made with needles and colored ink. Getting “inked” is a major decision. Keep in mind that a tattoo is effectively permanent, and although it is possible to remove a tattoo, the process is expensive and painful.