TED-Ed explains why tattoos are permanent

You may probably have wondered more than once why tattoos are permanent, or you may have wondered why their color and shape change little by little as years go by. Well, the truth has been known for some years now, but they way in which Claudia Aguirre has explained it on a TED Education event is just perfect.   TED-Ed is a website affiliated to the TED conferences. In the TED conferences different kinds of topics are covered: Science, History, Culture, and so on and so forth; and when speaking…

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Tattoo artists’ fight against skin Cancer

Tatuadores previniendo el cáncer de piel

Cancer, a disease a lot of people have hard of, a disease thoroughly researched into and for which a great number of campaigns are run here and there. Nevertheless, the biggest problem of it is still lurking around: people still do not go to the doctor to get a cancer check-up. It’s something that is not really complicated, but really, who would think that little, tiny mole or lump could be a sign of danger? Certainly, not many people think it over. Taking advantage of the thousands of clients tattoo…

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How to know if you are attending a good quality tattoo studio

I’m not going to lie to you, in my life I’ve been to a lot of tattoo studios, but I’ve only had tattoos done in just few of them. I’m fond of tattoos like many other: you go into the studio to browse out of curiosity, sometimes you buy piercings, and of course, you check out the tattoo picture album and you just stay there astonished at the quality of work done in the studio (or horrified if what you see is awful quality). Anyway, I still remember the first…

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Old School (or traditional) tattoos

old school eagle

The term old school tattoo or traditional as well, makes reference to a very popular style that was in its prime at the beginning of the 20th century. Indeed, when people talk about this style certain personalities such as Normak Keith Collins come to mind, also known as Sailor Jerry, who was a prestigious American tattoo artist at the beginning of the first half of the 20th century. It may sound exaggerated, but Sailor Jerry is, without a doubt, the one who created this classic-style in tattooing. After his death,…

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Keloid scar and tattoos

One of the questions that tattooists do before starting to work is whether we suffer from keloid scars. This is a question that sometimes comes as a surprise to many people who is getting their first tattoo, and the first thing they do is wonder What is it? Is it risky? Could it happen something if I say no because I simply don’t know? And surely the first thing we do is to call our mom to ask if we ever had it. Well, people who have a scar of…

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