Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017

Celtic Cross Tattoos

Celtic Cross Tattoos

These beautiful Celtic cross tattoos bear an interesting history and incredible meaning. From centuries in the past to the present day, the Celtic cross served as a subject of tattoos. Today, I want to talk about the amazing artwork and Celtic cross designs. With a reputation that ranges from a holy marking to a racist symbol, the story behind it goes back far and from many places around the world, and we cover it all! So sit back, relax, and check out these neat designs and the meaning behind them.

Celtic Cross Tattoos Meaning

The Celtic cross is a very specific type of Christian cross that consists of a cross of any size combined with a circle. The ring represents a nimbus or halo, which in turn represent holiness. First designed and popularized in Ireland and Britain’s Middle Ages, it made up the majority of Christian stone work. This style of cross closely resembles the Latin cross, which missionaries brought with them from Rome. Frequently, Celtic knots intertwine in the shape of a cross. Oddly enough, the Celtic knots originated from pagan beliefs across northern Europe. They represent eternity, the progression of life, and the circular nature of time. This mesh of many cultures produced an absolutely lovely tattoo design! Want to know more about Irish tattoos? Then check out this gallery!

Some people will wear Celtic crosses or runes as a representation of white supremacy. However, the vast majority of people wear it to connect with their heritage and non-racist spiritual beliefs. Never judge someone by their cover!

Celtic Cross Designs

Many different versions of the Celtic cross exist, and I want to cover the two major ones. You see the following types of designs most frequently as tattoos:

  • Celtic Cross Tribal Tattoos: These tattoos incorporate Celtic tribal designs into the cross. While this mostly encompasses Celtic knots, it also includes many Norse symbols. The world serpent, Jormungand, makes for a good ring design and represents eternity. The Sun cross goes back much farther than the Christian Celtic cross and looks very similar. Its meaning varies from Sun to Earth, depending on your sources. For more details, along with tons of Celtic tattoos,  check out our full gallery.
  • Scottish Celtic Cross Tattoos: The Scots adopted the Celtic cross much later than Britain and Ireland, due to the nature of the Roman invasion and the Christian missionaries that covered the same ground much later. Despite this, it looks very much like the traditional Celtic cross. Sometimes they shake it up with elaborate shapes for their cross, rather than intricate details inside their crosses.

Other Celtic Cross Designs

By no means do these encompass all designs. What’s more, feel free to combine your cross with other symbols. Many people add holy symbols such as Christ, angels, or thorns to represent their faith. Others combine them with national symbols to show their connection to their roots. Backgrounds of peace or turmoil emphasize the meaning of the Celtic cross. Before you tattoo your Celtic cross, think carefully about what it means to you, and what it says about you. Put as much of your beliefs into the cross as you can, and your message rings clear!

As always, thanks for reading! Take care of both yourself and your tattoo. Be sure to check out our full guide on how to care for a tattoo. We also highly recommend Hustle Butter Deluxe, since you can use it at every stage of healing (and even during the tattoo process).

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Donnerstag, 8. Juni 2017

Custom Tattoo Design Interview

Custom Tattoo Design Interview

Custom Tattoo Design artists work around the clock to draw the best tattoo designs for their clients. The wonderful website interface allows people to jump straight into the tattoo design process with experts in the field. All you need to do is send your tattoo idea, select your artist, and then work with them to create your own custom tattoo. While the site alone is worth talking about, I want to step back and take a look behind the scenes. Today, we have the opportunity to talk to the brilliant minds behind Custom Tattoo Design and see the inner workings of this fabulous site. Check out our Custom Tattoo Design interview!

Custom Tattoo Design Interview: First Details

When asked what they do, they replied, “We sell 100% custom-made tattoo designs. These designs can later be used as the blueprint for your tattoo—or as a piece of art for your home!” Makes sense, right? The fact that you can use these art pieces for something else didn’t even occur to me when I browsed their site. A lovely living room piece is a decent consolation prize if you’re not satisfied (and even then, they do have a money back guarantee).

Custom Tattoo Design Interview: Breaking New Ground

They founded the site in 2012, initially as a marketing company. “We found a niche market for those seeking custom tattoo designs, and then we created our business around that market space. At the time, there were over 3.5 million people searching for ‘tattoo designs’ on the web, with a low barrier for entry. Now that’s a busy space to be in!”

From there, they improvised and created a one-of-a-kind site. “We send people to our website, CustomTattooDesign.ca . Once they’re there, they put their idea into an online submission form, telling us what they want their design to be like.” Once the artists know the scope of the job, they can provide a quote. “We charge them 50% of the total cost upfront, and then we connect them with their own professional artist, who works back and forth with them to create a 100% custom design.”

Custom Tattoo Design Interview: The Role of Artists

Artists bend over backwards to ensure their clients get the design they need. “The artist works with our customer until they’re perfectly happy with their product. When the customer signs off on the final tattoo design, they pay the other 50%. We send them a high definition copy of the design, and they have full rights to their tattoo design—meaning we cannot and do not reproduce or resell anyone’s design.” This crucial part ensures that not only is your tattoo unique, but also that no one else copies your design in the future.

So, how do they find their artists? What sort of selection process do they go through? They revealed their secrets to us. “We find our artists online through social media or advertising. We have an art director who critiques their portfolio based on the quality of their art work, and then we make the job offer. In some cases, we ask them to design a few pieces to see if they’re a good fit for us.” The end result is a huge team of highly qualified tattoo artists working at the site!

They continued to talk about their pricing, giving us the details on how they determine the cost. “We try to offer what we think is the correct value for our artists. Then, we set the standard for the market, and the market followed us. We tested prices for five years, and over time we deduced what a fair price was—all things considered.”

Custom Tattoo Design Interview: Services

Custom Tattoo Design is by no means the only place you can commission a unique design on the internet. Just a simple Google search will show you all of the alternatives. Thankfully, Custom Tattoo Design sets itself apart from the crowd with more than its age or experience. “We’re the only site that offers one-on-one time with professional artists. Our customer service is the backbone of our business, and our speed and quality are unprecedented. So, we make it very difficult for competitors to match our standards.” As it turns out, hard work and perseverance keeps them on the top of the industry!

Of course, Custom Tattoo Design represents more than just a business. The site owners and designers all strive to achieve something more meaningful than a service. “Our goal is to offer the highest quality product and to grow the tattoo industry. We want to allow others to start their tattoo process comfortably, and we want them to feel fully confident before getting their tattoo. In the future, we hope to continue to gain market share and eventually grow into a larger company that offers high end products and services in the tattoo marketplace.” Lofty goals, but I have no doubt they will succeed.

Custom Tattoo Design Interview: Trials and Tribulations

At the end of the day, though, even Custom Tattoo Design has its struggles. First impressions and a lack of knowledge about the history of tattoo designs on the net affect its reputation. However, Custom Tattoo Design is prepared to deal with that stigma. “The industry itself hasn’t been as receptive to our business because we are changing the industry. The current marketplace assumes that we are acting as parasites to the industry, but our ultimate goal is to help the industry grow and thrive. We want to bring in new people, and we want to help the public come to understand tattoos as a legitimate art form.”

Of course, we at InkDoneRight can agree—the Inked World is full of beautiful and dazzling art! We also want to bring those designs to the forefront and dazzle the masses with a peek at the Inked World. You can find all sorts of articles to that effect on our site. They continued on, “At the bottom of things, we’re trying to make the tattoo world more relevant and welcoming. In order to be successful, we need to work together with everyone involved.” After hearing this, we had to post our full interview here. The wonderful world of tattoo art and design goes underrated. Sometimes, even people who wear tattoos think of it as a trend! Let’s all work together to make sure these pieces of art get the love they deserve!

~Sara

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Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2017

Teardrop Tattoo

Teardrop Tattoo

Undoubtedly, a teardrop tattoo involves some sort of criminal activity. The side of the face, the outline of the tear, and the number of teardrops all change the meaning of teardrop tattoos. Artists rarely ink teardrop tattoos. Instead, you normally find people in prison or friends with connections to tattoo them. The negative connotation of a teardrop tattoo usually keeps anyone wise from choosing one for themselves. At the same time, some teardrop tattoos bear an innocuous meaning of solidarity. Asking someone the meaning of their teardrop tattoo proves difficult, so let’s take a step back and go over all the different details behind these designs!

 

Teardrop Under Left Eye Meaning

What does a teardrop on the left side mean? Originally—for both sides—the teardrop denoted a prisoner that someone else in jail ‘owned.’ Placed next to the eyes by their ‘owners,’ hiding it proved difficult and it told everyone else about the pain, tears, and humiliation they faced. Many of these prisoners dealt with rape, extortion, and physical abuse. The amount of care and protection available to them in jail simply fell short of what they needed. Outside of prison, these men told others that they received it for killing a man in prison.

 

Over time, the left side tear drop meaning changed from ‘owned’ to ‘I killed someone in jail.’ The number of tears denotes how many people died. The teardrop on left eye meaning remains a jail tattoo and continues to grow in popularity among gangs. Sometimes, a left-side teardrop tattoo meant they belonged to Blood or People’s Nation.

 

Right Side Tear Drop Meaning

After a while, the teardrop under right eye meaning gradually branched off from the original and perceived meaning of teardrop tattoos. These tears represent a lost gang member or family member. Gangs represent a second family to their members, and the death of one of their cohorts means the death of a brother or sister. When you see multiple tears on the side of someone’s face, it more likely means they lost many people dear to them, rather than that they murdered many people.

 

 

In particular, women tattoo this teardrop to show solidarity with their spouse in jail. Of course, husbands can do the same. On the other hand, these tears on the right side could also mean that you belong to the Crips. In the end, tear tattoo meaning changes with time, and quite honestly, the meaning behind them is personal.

 

 

After learning the teardrop tattoo meaning, you understand a little about story behind them and their status as jail tattoos. However, I want to go on a tangent and talk a little bit about finding a tear tattoo. When you see someone with a teardrop tattoo, avoid making assumptions based on their appearance. Every person places a unique meaning on their tattoo, and that includes teardrop tattoos—meaning that a teardrop tattoo doesn’t automatically make someone a criminal or a murderer. Anyways, to learn the true meaning of a teardrop tattoo, ask the person who wears it. People love telling the stories behind their tattoos, and teardrops certainly hide a deep story!

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Donnerstag, 27. April 2017

Poznań Tattoo Convention 2017

Poznan Tatto Konwent

Poznań Tattoo Convention 2017

The amazing polish photographer Kamila Burzymowska visited the 2017 Tattoo Convention in Poznań (here are the 2016 pictures) and took some amazing pictures for you! Here are some of the over 400 pictures she made! Check our Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter for more of her awesome work and shots from the con!

It was the 20th edition of the convention and took place between the 25th and 26th of March 2017 in Poznań Poland. More than 9,000 visited this years edition. 300 tattoo artists were on spot and 499 tattoos have been submitted to the competition jury this year.

Special this year was their “blind ink” booth. Through a previously held contest 11 winners got a free tattoo, but they had no idea what it will. They didn’t even got to see the tattoo till it was done! The three artists giving those tattoos where Patryk Hilton, Glue Sniffer, and Piotr Szencel.

 

Poznań Tattoo Convention 2017

The main stage, apart from contests for the best tattoo, featured concerts and presentations. The artists performing at Tattoo Konwent included Miuosh rapping accompanied by the FDG Orchestra, The Analogs – a street-punk band, as well as other performers. Foxy Cox has presented a burlesque and an aerial show, Katy Kunst raised the audienceís adrenaline level during a suspension show, GanRaptor and Slaanesh showed whatís the art of shibari all about, while the girls from Psychodolls energized the audience with their fireshow. The various additional elements of the festival included thematic zones with old-school vehicles, fashion shows, artistic workshops and expositions.

 

Thanks a lot to Kamila Burzymowska for the great pictures. We are looking forward to her next photoreportage ! Meanwhile, check out her website or social media channels for more great art from her (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram).

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