Japanese Tattoos History and Meaning

Japanese tattoos are one of the most popular styles in tattoo art, but were you aware that every image used in Japanese tattoos has a meaning and purpose? This is one of the reasons that the Japanese tattooing tradition has persisted for so long and has appealed to so many outside of Japanese culture. If you’re thinking about getting a Japanese tattoo, then we recommend reading this guide to get acquainted with the meaning of traditional Japanese tattoos and their meaning. There’s a lot to learn and if you’re going to put something on your body that lasts forever, you should at least understand its meaning.
Continue reading

25 AMAZING IDEAS FOR YOUR NEXT TATTOO SLEEVE

Tattoo sleeve ideas and themes for your next design

If you’re looking for ideas for your next tattoo sleeve we have you covered. Instead of posting specific tattoo sleeve ideas and tattoo designs, this post gives you a listing of 25 amazing tattoo sleeve themes, and the artists behind the masterpieces. Take some elements for inspiration, or even better, get hooked up with one of the following tattooists for your next bit of work.

These themes should give you an excellent starting point to visualize the look of your next tattoo rather than arbitrarily seeking a tattoo sleeve. This article will present you with the a various styles of tattooing as we would love to help you make informed decisions on your next tattoo idea.

Make sure to follow all of the amazing artists in this article to stay up to date with their awesome work.

Continue reading

BLACKWORK TATTOOS (PICS)

In the last 50 years of tattooing one thing has changed dramatically—the number of different colors of ink. You can now find tattoo ink in every single color you can name, and probably a few that you can’t. But guess what? You don’t need any of those fancy shmancy colors to make a good tattoo. Follow the advice of the Rolling Stones and just paint it black, if you will. So much can be done with just the one color, the possibilities are seemingly endless. To see what we are talking about scroll through the gallery of Blackwork Tattoos below. Enjoy.

Continue reading

Winners of Tattoo Contests (2016)

Friday 01/04/2016

BEST TRIBAL
1st Place – Christos Zacharopoulos (Christ) from Endangered Species Tattoo
2nd Place – Nicolas Hasapopoulos from Proki Tattoo Cyprus
3rd Place – Manos Paterakis from Dermagrafics Studio GR

• BEST OF THE DAY (FRIDAY)
1st Place – Uncl Paul
2nd Place – Otheser from Sake Tattoo Crew GR
3rd Place – Christos Galiropoulos from Blackline Tattoo GR


Saturday 02/04/2016

• BEST DOT, GEOMETRICAL & ORNAMENTAL
1st Place – Christos Zacharopoulos (Christ) from Endangered Species Tattoo CY
2nd Place – Prokopis from Sins & Signs CY
3rd Place – Otheser from Sake Tattoo Crew GR


• BEST REALISTIC
1st Place – Kostas Baronis from PROKI Tattoo Studio GR/CY
2nd Place – Lazaros from Ritual Tattoo GR
3rd Place – Fiona Fraser from Fionas Tattoo Studio CY


• BEST OF THE DAY (SATURDAY)
1st Place – 9 Oat from Sins & Signs CY
2nd Place – Metatron from Sins & Signs CY
3rd Place – Peros from Tattooligans GR


Sunday 03/04/2015

• BEST BLACK & GREY
1st Place – Lazaros from Ritual Tattoo GR
2nd Place – Christos Galiropoulos from Blackline Tattoo GR
3rd Place – Prokopis from Sins & Signs CY

• BEST COLOR
1st Place – NAST from Tattooligans GR
2nd Place – Uncl Paul
3rd Place – Uncl Paul

• BEST OF THE DAY (SUNDAY)
1st Place – Kostas Baronis from PROKI Tattoo Studio GR/CY
2nd Place – Prokopis from Sins & Signs CY
3rd Place – Ovi from Proki Tattoo studio GR


BEST OF THE SHOW

Uncl Paul Knows GR


Big respect to all the people involved in the creating and making of the awards. Without any particular order:

Antony C
Savvas Koureas (Anexitilon)
Christ (Endangered Species)
Tas Danazoglou
Nepal Tattoo Convention (Statues)

1 2 3 4 13