Best Tattoo Links to Resource Sites
& Tattoo Articles
Virtual Tattoo Art Museum -- Lyle Tuttle's site is a must see
for tattoo fans
Voice: Talking Tattoos with Tuttle -- Classic 1999 interview with Lyle
-- The mother of all tattoo sites
CBEL.com -- Amazing huge list of tattoo body art links
-- C.W. Eldridge's site has some great tattoo history info
Ed Hardy's Tattoo
City -- San Francisco shop site with lots of Ed's amazing work
Traditions -- Tricia Allen's extensive experience and research on Polynesian art and culture give her a unique approach to the art of tattooing
The Changing Cultural Status of Tattoo Art: A footnoted report based on mainstream U.S. reference works, newspapers and magazines.
Hebrew Tattoos -- Website offers translations into Hebrew for tattoos in different styles and designs.
Their initial consultations with you are free, and if you already have a translation,
they will check the accuracy for you free of charge.
my name in Japanese
- Don't you want to know another meaning behind your name? Your name
will be translated into Japanese accurately with beautiful, meaningful
Kanji by native Japanese speakers. And you can make formal Kanji symbol
Professional Tattoo translation from Applied Language Solutions.
You can have complete peace of mind that your translated tattoo says
what you want it to, with all translations carried out by professional
in-county translators. They are all trained linguists so you can be sure
that a tattoo translation from Applied Language Solutions is as accurate
JChar Design -- website offers precise and accurate Japanese translations for your
Online Devanagari Translations -- Sanskrit, Hindi & Marathi
Tattoos, Names & Short Sentences (up to 5 words)
Classical Turns -- Site offers professional translation services into Latin and Greek at competitive rates that start from the lowest fee available online.
-- site specializes in Chinese (Kanji) name translation
and custom design for tattoos and beautiful calligraphy design.
-- Char4u.com offers a variety of translation and design services that include Chinese name translation, kanji tattoo design, custom seal carvings, and hand-made calligraphy.
Behind the Name - the Etymology and History of First Names.
What does your name mean?
Clinic -- KANJI CLINIC is a column appearing every third Thursday in
The Japan Times. Its purpose is to provide practical advice and inspiration to non-Japanese adults striving to become literate in
Japanese by learning the 1,945 general-use kanji.
Flight -- Tattoos in Flight is an ongoing gallery of flight and
aviation-related tattoos collected from around the web — tattoos that
include civilian, military, pop art, and portrait imagery as subjects.
International Tattoo-Convention Frankfurt/Germany -- Since 1992
one of the biggest tattoo Conventions in Europe.
INTERNATIONAL TATTOO-CONVENTION BERLIN GERMANY --
information website for Berlin's long running and popular tattoo convention.
Tattoo Stock Photography at Foto Search
- Stock Photography and Stock Footage - The World's Stock Photography -
One Web Site ™
The Top 12 Tattoo Shops Melbourne! -- The Only Exclusive list of Tattoo Parlours in Melbourne.
-- For Polynesian tattoo fans with links to the best sites
Tatou, the Polynesian Tattoo site
Removal -- Provides low cost alternative to laser tattoo
removal. Works best on homemade tattoos but fades all tattoos for cover
Wrecking Balm Tattoo Removal -- Devastatingly effective, in-home tattoo removal method. Mechanical
and chemical exfoliations are used to accelerate cell renewal into
overdrive to invade dormant tattoo ink. WreckingBalm® is used to erase
unwanted tattoos, partially pre fade designs allowing more artistic
freedom with cover up work, as well as in combination with laser tattoo
removal treatments to fade difficult to target ink pigments.
Tattoo MD Laser Clinic -- At Tattoo MD, patients have many different reasons for wanting to
have a tattoo removed or lightened. Some patients have gotten a tattoo
in the past and now feel it does not represent who they are anymore.
Some patients have tattoos in visible areas (such as the neck, face, arm
or hands) that interfere with their ability to get a job that they want.
(For example, the armed forces and many companies have restrictions on
Tattoo Removal Specialists of Los Angeles - Simple, effective
and affordable laser technique for as little as $49 per square inch per
Tattoo Removal Works -- What all is involved, different removal
techniques, a good info source
Removal -- Information for those that have second thoughts
about their ink
technology -- allows easier removal of youthful excesses
New Look Laser Tattoo Removal -- Houston, Texas laser tattoo removal clinic
Laser Tattoo Removal -- During laser tattoo removal, the laser is used to selectively target and destroy the tattoo with no damage to the surrounding tissue, which greatly decreases scarring.
Laws Master Designer and Builder of Tattoo Machines
Worldwide Tattoo Supply -- also known as TCM Supply Corporation,
has developed from a small supplier to one of the top sellers and
manufacturers in the Tattoo Industry in the United States and overseas.
By continuously improving our products, we have become an excellent
tattoo supplier for our customers.
JIEYI HARDWARE --
specialized manufacturer of professional tattoo machines and related accessories, such as needle tips, grips, and tubes.
Tattoo machines with full functions, beautiful designs and good performance. All products are made of stainless steel.
New Image Tattoo Supplies -- Professional Tattoo equipment available to order online. Tattoo machines
& supplies, inks, needles, accessories, medical and cleaning equipment,
including autoclaves and ultrasonic equipment.
Supplies -- Tattoo machines, tattoo inks, tattoo needles, inks,
needles, grips, tips
Suzhou Jahw Tattoo Equipment Co. -
Chinese company that supplies high quality, low cost tattoo equipment,
needles and tattoo supplies.
Blush-Her.com -- Professional Permanent Make up & Tattoo Supplies. Check out their
patented Blush-Her Tool for implanting blush.
Nu Tattoo Offers
Natural Tattoo Aftercare Products -- NU TATTOO is a unique and
uncompromising Tattoo Aftercare Product Line that can nourish, promote
healing, and rejuvenate new or existing Tattoos and Piercings
Atom Colour -- UK company manufacturers and supplies high
quality tattoo ink. They mix their own colours & every batch of ink is
the highest quality, created using only the finest ingredients.
Online! -- Brightest, Fastest, Easiest Tattoo Color Inks
dot NET -- Your Central Jump off Point to Symbols from around the World, including Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Astrology symbols,
Emoticons, Blissymbolics, and many others...
40 Rebels With a Cause: Tattoos -- Tattoos ...have lost almost
all their outlaw status, once conferred by convicts, Hell's Angels and
circus freaks. But they remain just enough of a taboo to still seem an
act of rebellion to some.
Celebration of a Scar - Women, Breast Cancer & Tattoos -- "TATTOOS, WRINKLES AND SCARS ARE EXTERNAL MARKS OF OUR LIFE EXPERIENCE. THE FEELINGS WHICH ACCOMPANY THEM VARY FROM A SENSE OF PRIDE TO A FEELING OF AVERSION. TRANSFORMATION THROUGH TATTOOING OVER A SCAR CAN HAVE A POWERFUL EFFECT."
Tattoo Removal Procedures
and Info -- With the proliferation of tattoos in recent years,
doctors have seen an increase in the number of people requesting tattoo
removal. The reasons for this vary: the tattoos may be poorly placed or
executed, the site may have become infected, or the person may simply
have outgrown whatever impulse led to the tattoo.
Art > Style > Tattooed Women -- Brazilian site dedicated
to women's tattoos
Inside Out -- Tattoos seem like a good idea at the time. But has the current craze, especially among young women, had its day?
Inside Out investigates and looks at how to avoid future regrets.
News | UK | More than skin deep -- Birds do it, blokes do it -
it's no longer just bikers, sailors and criminals who go in for tattoos.
Get a Tattoo? -- You've finally decided to join the
counter-culture and get yourself a wicked-looking tat, but you don't
know where to go? Check out this site for lots of useful info.
and Answers - Tattoo -- General info on the hazards of getting a
Tattoos work -- Lots of great info here for those
that are curious
Tattoo Institute -- The Japan Tattoo Institute is the first organization devoted to preserving and encouraging the traditional Japanese art of hand-tattooing known as
The American Academy of
Micro pigmentation -- in depth study of tattoo
Black Cat Tattoo Soap™
-- the FIRST fragrance free, additive free soap made with vitamin E oil, Aloe Vera oil and surgical green tincture soap developed entirely for tattoo aftercare.
Tattoo Designs -- Go Graph offers over 36,000 tattoo designs and our database contains images on a wide variety of topics and can be viewed for free or purchased for any project.
Tattoo Supplies, Piercing
Jewelry, Supplies, Unimax -- The One-Stop Shop for all Body Art Equipment and Supplies. Unimax also has a brick and mortar store at 365 Canal St, NYC
Tattoos - Icons of Flesh
-- Why do we tattoo? A psychiatric look at the who and why of
-- The Father of the Modern Primitive Movement is known worldwide for his fifty years of research and personal exploration of primitive body decoration and rituals.
Magazine -- The forum of the German Tattoo scene (German language
site) They are the largest tattoo print magazine in Germany, as well
to BME: Body Modification Ezine -- Covers absolutely all aspects
of the bod-mod scene
Movie Tattoos -- Val Kilmer has a large rendering of a Grim
Reaper-like skeleton on his back. Robert DeNiro is covered in Bible
verses. Ralph Finnes has a massive demon covering all of his back. Tim
Curry's "Boss" tattoo of a heart with a dagger on his upper arm.
Of course, none of this is real, it's just the make-up tattoos worn by
all these actors in movies.
Acres - TATTOOS & OTHER BODY MARKINGS -- TV CHARACTER TATTOOS & BODY MARKINGS AT A GLANCE
Recognition and Interpretation -- all about prison tattoos and
what they mean
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Historical, Religious and Anthropological Links
-- tribalphoto.com is a photographic resource that supports tribal survival, the defense of human rights and cultural autonomy of indigenous people.
Tribaltrappings - Specializes in the artifacts of the world's tribal cultures especially those in SE Asia, Indonesia, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Check tattoo items in Antiques/Tools & Weapons.
Archaeological Evidence of Tattoos in Neolithic Europe -- An ancient clay figure of the lower half of a male body believed to date back to the Stone Age has been discovered in eastern Germany,
archaeologists said... The statue, dubbed the Adonis of Zschernitz, details a male body from the waist to the calves, and is the first such representation of a man to be found in the area, believed to date from 5,000 BC.
The Adonis also has deliberate cuts along its bottom, which, Miss Oexle said, are not indications of clothing but probably represent tattoos...
Stories - The Art and Culture of Polynesian Tattoo -- Skin Stories is an anthology of stories and stunning images gathered from the hot spots of Pacific tattoo: from the steaming landscape of Rotorua in New Zealand to the vibrant gathering of the first international tattoo convention in Apia, Samoa; from the terraced, lush taro fields of Maui to the golden beaches of O'ahu and California.
- Tattoos -- Some basic information about the tattooing procedure in Samoa. Drawings of tattoos from Samoa, a photograph of the implements used in Samoa for tattooing and the traditional song sung in Samoa
while men are receiving the pe'a
THE TAHITIAN REVIVAL -- Tricia Allen's 1998 article on the revival
of the Tahitian tattoo
Tatatau tradition -- Dedicated to preserving a once important
part of Tongan culture, in an area that is usually associated with
Samoan or Tahitian traditions.
Tiki-Styles - Polynesian tattoo designs, meanings and their origins -- information concerning Polynesian art of tattooing. Lots of tattoo
designs and flashes. Everything about origin and meanings of Polynesian
tattoo. T-shirt Shop. Site in English & German
Art of the Japanese Tattoo -- The
Japanese tattoo is an ancient art. Haniwa, small clay figurines, some
bearing facial tattoos, have been found in tombs that date from the
fourth or fifth century. It is thought that the tattoo signified social
rank or warded off evil spirits and wild animals. Over time, the custom
faded and it became the fate of criminals, in the old Chinese manner, to
be tattooed on the face as a form of punishment.
History and Culture in early Japan -- The most comprehensive record of early Japan that remains was written by the Chinese some time before A.D. 300. It portrays the Japanese as law-abiding people, fond of drink, concerned with divination and ritual purity, familiar with agriculture (including wet-rice cultivation), expert at fishing and weaving, and living in a society where social differences were expressed through the use of tattooing or other bodily markings.
Egyptian Tattoos -- Written records, physical remains, and works
of art relevant to Egyptian tattoo have virtually been ignored by
earlier Egyptologists influenced by prevailing social attitudes toward
Secrets of the Egyptians -- Tattoos in Ancient Egypt, this
article is devoted to ancient and permanent body adornment.
in India -- Tattooing is widely practiced among the Adivasis of
amongst Chinese minorities -- The Chinese Drung and Dai minorities have
ancient tattoo customs inherited from their ancestors.
in Chinese history -- tattoo is called "Wen Shen" or
"Ci Shen" in Chinese. The term means literally "puncture
America's Wichita Tribe -- Historical overview of the Wichita
people that includes mention of their tattooing practices
Online -- Ice Mummies: Siberian Ice Maiden -- Some of the
earliest examples of tattooing
-- Transcripts | Ice Mummies: Return of the Iceman
-- Resource for scientific discovery, travel, exploration, photography, maps, and news, featuring multimedia applications, live webcams, educational tools, and an online store from the National Geographic Society.
National Museum of Natural History -- Smithsonian Institution
The Museum of Anthropology at
U.B.C. -- information about and access to cultural objects from around the world, with emphasis on the achievements and concerns of the First Peoples and British Columbia's cultural communities
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