Women May Have a Greater Attraction to Tattooed Men

Are women more attracted to men with some body art? According to a recent article published in the British online newspaper The Independent, it may be so. Using research provided by a dating app called Type, a survey showed that just over sixty percent of women had a preference for men with tattoos. Interestingly, the … Continued

Guidelines for Parents Concerned About Tattoos

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released some suggested guidelines regarding tattoos and piercings, for the first time. The guidelines don’t say anything about not getting one, but they do provide some advice for those considering it. The first one is a no-brainer: be sure it’s something you want. Interestingly, the majority of people don’t … Continued

What Your Tattoo Might Be Saying

As tattoos continue to gain mainstream acceptance, they are also attracting the attention of scientists seeking to understand the reasons why people to choose to get them and how they are perceived. A recent study by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University has come up with some things your tattoo might be conveying to the world. … Continued

Corset Tattoos Explode on Social Media

In our ongoing look at popular and emerging tattoo trends, one of the latest is corsets. Better known as the tight garments worn by women to train the torso into a desired shape, they are now turning into elaborate tattoos. These types of tattoos can be placed on different parts of the body and can … Continued

Tattoos Help Human Trafficking Survivors

One of the many beauties of body art is how it can help a person cope with something they’re going through. Whether it’s depression or overcoming a hardship, tattoos have served as a healing method of sorts for countless numbers of people. Human trafficking remains a major problem throughout the world including the United States … Continued

The Tattoo Trends of 2017

While most people getting ink have personal reasons for doing so, they may be surprised to learn that their unique work of art shares common ties in terms of its popularity. This year, many tattoo trends have emerged, according to research provided by a brand of numbing cream. Roses are a common tattoo staple and … Continued

Would You Turn Your Ear into a Canvas?

We’ve talked a lot about some of the more unusual places people are choosing to get tattoos these days. From the knees to the nose and elbow, it’s almost as if tattoo aficionados are intentionally eschewing the traditional spots like the back and arms. The ears are now becoming the new unusual spot to get … Continued

Tattoo Cover Ups at No Cost

Tattoos can often be used for great causes. For example, the attacks that happened earlier this year in Manchester spurred tattoo artists to start inking bumblebee tattoos in an effort to show solidarity and raise funds for the victims. In keeping with the same noble causes, a couple of tattoo artists at Sick Side Tattoo … Continued

Simple Tips for the Big Day

When you’re about to get a tattoo for the first time, the emotions and anxiety will likely run high. You’ve probably been told how painful it is (it depends) which may make you even more anxious. These tips should help you prepare for the big day. Eat right and consider snacks. Depending on how elaborate … Continued

Tattoos Help Survivors of Major Tragedies

For many survivors and first responders of the 9/11 attacks, the memories of that day are still vivid over fifteen years later. To help individuals still dealing with the scars of that day, a team of well-established tattoo artists is joining together. Earlier this month, the group of artists began working on a select group … Continued