How will your tattoos look when you grow old?

April 14, 2014 in Tattoo Malta

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Taking the Plunge

March 17, 2014 in Tattoo Malta

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  • How do you know when you’re ready for it? How do you know that you want it so much that you’re never going to regret it? How do you know that no matter how much time passes, you’ll still love it more and more every day? As a person who appreciates the art of tattoos but has never gotten round to actually getting one (please don’t hate me for it!), these questions often pop in my head when I meet tattooed people. I look at their tattoos, often in awe of what I see before me, and always wonder, how did they know? I’d love to know what t...
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Did Eve have tattoos?

February 25, 2014 in Tattoo Malta

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  • I recently happened to be walking past a couple who seemed to be discussing the subject of tattoos, and I overheard the statement “It’s true….tattoos are really not feminine.” Now I know everyone is entitled to their opinion but making generalisations like this is very dangerous. In the past, tattoos were associated with thugs and male ruffians and indicated a low-class social identity. The recent phenomenon by which tattoos are slowly becoming socially acceptable has indeed come a very long way. In certain tribes, tattoos wer...
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Meet the Legends – Sailor Jerry

February 12, 2014 in Tattoo Malta

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  • Tattoos are now a well-accepted and widely spread phenomenon and in no way are they tied to any specific social or cultural group. But this has much to do with a relatively recent shift in the thinking about tattoos, which is in a huge way connected to all the famous, and often very influential people that got their bodies inked over the last few years. One can't ignore the impact of people such as singers, sport players and entertainers have in this process yet a similar but much smaller shift took place in the sixties. When big musical icons ...
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“Write troubles in the sand, ink blessings onto your skin”

January 22, 2014 in Tattoo Malta

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  • Tattoos have been out and about for millenia now… no biggie. Cleopatra’s chef probably had a “Kiss the Chef” tattooed onto his chest. Seriously, inked skin is not as innovative as many may believe. Cool? Maybe. Permanent? Yes. Incredibly difficult to eliminate? Definitely. That’s why I’m nicely asking you to understand the whole concept encapsulated in a tattoo. Choose wisely. Imagine yourself purchasing a piece of property. Would you want to have one right next to a hazardous power plant? Would you love the idea of residing in a...
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Tattoos behind bars

November 8, 2013 in Tattoo Malta

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  • There are many different tattoos within the prison culture which convey different messages. Cobweb tattoos have become very popular with convicts and symbolize a long time in prison. The cobweb symbolizes the metaphor between spiders capturing their prey which relates to prisoners trapped in prison cells.  This tattoo is usually situated on the elbow because most inmates spend their time with their elbows on a table waiting or passing the time. Another symbol which also relates to this is the clock tattoo. A clock without hands may represen...
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Think before you Ink!

October 21, 2013 in Tattoo Malta

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  • I got my first tattoo when I was 20 so I wasn't that young. Yet, I went for it rather rashly and chose a design at the spur of the moment, as well as an artist who was practising on me. You can imagine how I feel about it. Don’t get me wrong I love all my tattoos as they reflect a part of my life but I wish that when I was deciding on my first tattoo there was someone giving me some tips. So this blog is about tips on choosing any tattoo especially the first. The most important thing about choosing a design is to do it alone. It has to be ...
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And though she be but little, she is fierce

October 18, 2013 in Tattoo Malta

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  • ‘The shove it up your…’ phase is here to stay guys and gals. Be it sexuality, piercings, facial hair, out of this world gelled hair styles, unwearably nasty clothing… yepp I can screw my allocated two hundred word blog describing all sorts of ways we humans craftily create to get back at something. Being a man of conscience I hate discriminating against everyone and everything whilst being asked to speak tattoos. Obviously, the latter part is no exception. Literally, I have met up with exaggeratedly out of proportion inked ...
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The Risks of Unlicensed Tattooing

October 14, 2013 in Tattoo Malta

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  • For the sake of those who, like myself, do not exactly follow Justin Bieber’s every move religiously, here’s what happened back in April... Keith McCurdy, better known as Bang Bang, tattooist of the stars and owner of McCurdy’s tattoo parlour in Manhattan, had Justin Bieber tattoo an image of a mouse on his leg. I’m sure it must have seemed like a great idea at the time. But then again Bang Bang is not quite the virgin when it comes to being tattooed by stars, with Rihanna, Chris Brown and Katy Perry also having left their mark (literal...
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Getting a Tattoo Won’t Make You A Sinner

October 10, 2013 in Tattoo Malta

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  • It’s a typical sunny AND very hot day in Malta. I am in the busy streets of Sliema to enjoy some shopping. I decide to get a take- a- away coffee and sit down on a bench in Bisazza square. Enjoying the bliss of my ice cold coffee, hoping it will regulate my hot body temperature I sit back and enjoy the scenery. My coffee not even half empty, I see an elderly woman passing in front of me. She tries her best not to look at me as if she is scared to look at me...
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