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Prison Tattoos

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Prison Tattoos

While certainly not every person with a tattoo has done time, you can bet most every person who has done time has a tattoo. Tattoos are synonymous with prison culture. However, there origin in the prison system is far from the status symbol they are today. For centuries, tattoos were used as a means of identification, and to mark the accused so that everyone who saw their ink would know they were and, many times, the nature of their crimes. In Nazi Germany, tattoos were used to permanently mark the Jews in concentration camps.

In modern times, prisoners tattoo each other to show gang affiliation, to symbolize their standing in the prison community, to make themselves look more intimidating to their enemies or just to pass the time. Tattoo artists may use their services to barter for privileges, favors or contraband.

Traditional tattoo equipment is not allowed inside the prison, but such rules are only a small bump in the road for those who are serious about their ink. Almost anything with some kind of motor can be used to make a tattoo gun. Electric shavers, sewing needle, guitar strings and syringes are commonly used materials.

As you can imagine, there’s not an over abundance of tattoo ink flowing through the prison system, thus prison tattoos are characterized by long, thin, black or blue lines. Carbon produced from liquefying any number of substances is a common substitute for ink. Melting rubber soles off of shoes produces a good that can be thinned out with water, and the soot collected from burning candles can be mixed with water for the same purpose. Perhaps the simplest supplies used are a sewing needle and ink from an ordinary writing pen. The absence of a motor will make the process much slower, but quieter and more discrete.

If inmates weren’t affiliated with a gang before going to jail, chances are good the will be before they get out, if they ever do. Gangs serve many functions in a prisoner’s life. They’re a source of protection, status and offer a sense of belonging in a world that’s very much about being out for oneself. Law enforcement officials pay special attention to tattoos because they’re ideal for forensic and identification purposes. They are also indisputable proof of a person’s gang involvement.

As tattoos in general become more popular in general society, prison-style tattoos are turning up on a sect of tattoo subculture that has never spent time behind bars. A prison-like tattoo in anything but black or blue is more than likely a fake, as is a tattoo that consists of more than a single color. Prison tattoos are heavy with symbolism. Some are pretty obvious and well know, such as the swastika, but some appear to be innocent. For example, a bluebird is commonly associated with the Aryan Brotherhood, a notorious white supremacy gang. A spider web, particularly on the neck or skull labels its owner as an IV drug user. If you’re considering getting a tattoo inspired by this style, make sure to do your research carefully to avoid sending a message you don’t really mean.

A significant percentage of the prison population carry with them a reminder of the rough lifestyle that landed them there in the first place: disease. Reckless sexual practices and drug use take their toll on the body, and are often associated with diseases, such as AIDS and Hepatitis C, which can be spread through contact with infected blood. Because the process of tattooing breaks the skin to deposit ink, it may be a factor in spreading disease.

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Ed Hardy clothing range

ed hardy fashionIt is a career spanning decades from its beginnings in 1973 under the tutelage of Sailor Jerry Collins. Ed Hardy has turned tattooing from an art form into a huge fashion powerhouse. From the man’s mouth, Ed made the decision to shift his focus from tattooing to other art forms “I tattooed for 40 years,” he said. “That’s enough.”

Ed Hardy Fashion

Ed Hardy’s tattoo designs have a pronounced Japanese influence where he studied under Japanese classical tattoo master Horihide. What sets his work apart from everyone else is how he has successfully fused the Oriental influence with his Western influenced ideas. This has made the Ed Hardy brand unique and allowed it to transcend cultural divides.
His designs are exotic and colorful and are a work of art and have appeared on just about anything. Big sellers in America include sweaters, jeans, golf carts and even trainers. What has made Ed Hardy a success in fashion is the creativity of his designs and the connections people make to them. Also not everyone wants to ink their body but they still like the appeal of his art and creativity. Another way would be to purchase jeans or a sweater with the signature Ed Hardy tattoo design.

Worn by celebrities

The French fashion designer Christian Audigier recognized this opportunity and decided to create an Ed Hardy inspired clothing line. This involved wrapping tattoo designs around the legs of skinny jeans and sweater arms. It gives Ed Hardy fans a different form of expression, closer to wearing the ink but not quite.
The Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier combination has worked tremendously well with celebrities like Madonna and Britney Spears as well as reality TV stars often spotted in Ed Hardy gear. This has pushed the brand well beyond what Ed Hardy could have imagined back in the mid 70’s when he opened his first tattoo studio. Choosing instead to focus on other art forms today, his creative designs are taking on the fashion world.Take a look  here  for the celebrities that made news wearing Ed Hardy designs.

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The Best Tattoo

I was browsing facebook as you do when bored and came across this stunning tattoo.

All i can say is Wow what an artist

Abstract Realism by Charles Huurman

Posted by Tattoos by myttoos.com on Sunday, February 28, 2016

 

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Epic Fails of Biblical proportions

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ, but dear Lord, please close your eyes when you see these

awful images. Oh and forgive them, as they do not know what they do

35 Bible Tattoo FAILs That You Won’t Believe!

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In Case You Simply Cannot Make Your Mind Up

Both men and ladies are getting sexy tattoos nowadays to express themselves, and the number of those getting these tattoos continues to skyrocket. There are plenty of sexy tattoo designs out there that it shouldn’t be too difficult to look for one that suits you. Nonetheless, when you just cannot make your mind up, we will look some more about the five most well-known sexy tattoo designs right here. I’m sure it sounds familiar. Tribal tattoos are truly fairly well-known nowadays and they continue to increase in popularity every year. Just think for a second. They feature highly distinctive sexy artistic artwork that can carry a big amount of special meanings. Celtic tattoos are fairly admired among all the tribal tattoos. Celtic tattoo designs are best prominent for the complex knots, exclusive, animal forms, colour-tone and interlacing patterns kinds of symbols.  Most men want to have tattoos placed on their arms or shoulders, and women normally have tribal tattoos done on the lower back or pelvic place. Virtually, the kinds of tattoos are undeniably reputed, no matter where they are located. That’s right. To pick your position wisely, intentionally in the event you’re looking for a sexy look. The tattoo coming in at 2nd place on sexy list tattoos is the Rose.  The rose tattoo emblem is rather reputed flower tattoo choice for females. Over the years, roses have taken on love meaning and romanticism. Males likewise adorn rose tattoos notably when signifying a meaning for others, even though mostly worn by females.  The same is thought of in terms of butterfly tattoos. A well-known matter of fact that is.  What appears to be a normal butterfly image could be turned into an attractive piece of artwork as it could be colored and custom tailored to meet the needs of the individual who is about to get one of those sexy tattoos. With all that said. The star tattoo design comes in fourth on my list. Considering the above said. Despite gender, it is used for plenty of purposes like as a form of symbol, type or even a style trend of torso accessory A star reflects success and dignity.

It very often represents the rough work and perseverance of guys to reach their goals. Star designs have an infinite number of varieties. Most reputed among them are the hexagram, pentagram and shooting star. Some Jewish myths are related to the point star designs. hence, the reason why a great number of folks choose the star design is the amazing beauty it offers. The heart tattoo seems to be the tattoo symbol that is used most often. In reality, it is a recognizable symbol in modern society. People have usually associated heart tattoos with expressing affection or devotion to an admired one unconditionally. Guys have added their own designs and meaning to the countless unusual heart icons that are around.

Yes, that’s right! Getting a tattoo is an assured conclusion and that’s why selecting a good design must be a top priority. You should take this seriously. Quite a few  make impulsive choices when selecting their design and lots of times end up regretting the choice. take your time and be sure about what you want prior to walking in a studio. Your uniqueness, character, and individuality  is revealed under the patronage of the design you choose. Therefore its incredibly essential to select your design wisely.

 

 

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Breast cancer warriors

After a breast reconstruction, the breast is often left without an areola or nipple. Reconstruction can not be performed for at least3 months. Most women describe this transition as psychologically difficult to live with as they can see their bare breasts everyday which gives an incomplete impression .

The range of reconstruction techniques is wide, however, surgeons practice essentially two main techniques: grafting or tattooing.

In both cases, they begin by drawing the areola (the dark circle around the nipple) before reforming the nipple.

Grafting

For an areola graft, it involves removing a patch on skin on the upper and inner part of the thigh and then the graft is placed at the site of the future areola. This is a quick and painless surgery but which leads to an additional scar on the thigh. Care is needed for about three weeks to complete healing. The skin graft can sometimes fade a bit over time and eventually require an additional tattoo. One drawback is that in this type of reconstruction the areola graft does not usually get dark.

Tattoo

For those who do not wish to undergo another surgery and acquire new scars, the surgeon can make a tattoo with the supposed location of the areola. The result is an “optical illusion” as the actual nipple has, in this case, no volume. This simple act can be performed under local anaesthesia. Post-operative care is short (about 5 days) and a little painful. Initially the colour is often darker but fades rapidly. The tattoo is permanent but needs retouching as it fades over time.

Note that it is impossible to reconstruct a perfect areola and nipple tattoo. However, to overcome this lack of aesthetics of the lack of expertise of tattoo related surgeons, an American tattoo artist of 49 years, Vinnie Mayers, has become the world tattoo specialist of the nipple.

A Tattoo artist for 28 years, he has now been practising for the last 12 years tattooing nipples on breasts mutilated women who underwent breast cancer. And the results are impressive realism!

His secret? “A game of shadows and lights, he said in an interview to the magazine Vice . I have great difficulty believing that nobody had thought of before. Many other tattoo artists are content to draw a circle and add colour to it, and they have only three available: chocolate brown, pink chewing gum and salmon. They choose the nearest colour to the other nipple and most white women therefore find themselves with a salmon coloured nipple. ”

Vinnie injects pigments into the skin to determine the best colour, size and shape for the nipple, this takes around 2 hours, but the end result is remarkable as you can see

Vinnie no longer does traditional tattoos, he has dedicated his skills to help “breast cancer warriors” and I for one think he is doing a wonderful job.

If you are reading this from the UK

Richard from Luton in Bedfordshire can help restore your femininity so you too can be a warrior.

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Johnny Depp says it all

Came across this today and thought i would share

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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Valentines Day

What will you be doing for valentines day?

 

 

If you were thinking of showing your loved one how much they mean to you, I would guess there would be no better way than wearing it on your skin:… after all , it will be with you for life, and there in lies the problem,  simply because, although you can declare your underlying love right  here ,right now but, how do you know what your feelings will be   2, 4 ,5,  10 years down the line.

An expression of love does not always need to be be flaunted, it needs to be apparent, always and everyday,and not just valentines day, high days and holidays. If you truly love someone, show them, respect them,but above all else BE THERE FOR THEM

I have chosen this one tattoo that expresses all  I feel, to me it encapsulates all of the above : Nuff said:

 

Bansky tattoo

Bansky tattoo

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Halloween The Finale

I am a bit late in posting this, but what the heck . This is a round up of all the spooky Tattoos that I have posted over the last week, I have turned movie director and posted this on you tube, you can slate me later, but for now this is my production

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Halloween Part2

Some more Halloween Tattoos for you

Spider Tattoo

3D Spider Tattoo

Handmask

Handmask

something inside

Something inside

Hellraiser

Hellraiser

Souless

Souless

Freddy Kruger

Freddy Kruger

Welcome

Welcome

There is no doubt that these are incredible tattoos, check back soon for my final round up
of scary Halloween Tattoos

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