Tattoos have been a part of Japanese culture for centuries, with the first tattoos found on Buddhist sculptures dating back to the 6th century. Tattooing has traditionally been associated with Japan's criminal underworld, and was banned in 1872 after Emperor Meiji came into power. But as times changed, so did attitudes towards tattoos.
When it comes to Tattoo Inks, there are a tonne of brands out there to choose from. It's great to have a lot of colour options, but it can be a bit overwhelming especially for new tattoo artists who are still trying to figure out which inks and colour palettes work best for them. The vibrancy and finish can vary quite a lot from brand to brand, so it's important to find out which inks will give you the best results, whilst ensuring they are high-quality, safe tattoo inks from reputable brands!
You may have noticed quite a lot of people getting ‘blackout tattoos’ over the past few years. It seems to be a growing trend in the tattoo industry, and is becoming an increasingly popular method of covering up or getting rid of old unwanted tattoos, particularly sleeves. It isn’t a style that is exclusive to tattoo artists, (and you don’t even have to be blacking an old tattoo out!), but we’ve noticed it’s a popular trend amongst tattoo artists, and blackout tattoos on those who are not already heavily tattooed, or part of the tattoo community are few and far between.
A tattoo trend that we absolutely love (and that never seems to grow old), is Simpsons tattoos! The Simpsons T.V series has been on our screens for almost 3 decades, and it seems that no matter how old you are, it’s a show that people from all generations can appreciate, and it’s still just as popular today as it was 10 years ago! Because of this, it’s not surprising that many Simpsons fans have taken their appreciation for the cartoon T.V show that 1 step further by immortalising their favourite character on their bodies.
Tattooing has been around for a very long time, however it's only in recent years that tattoos have become a popular trend within mainstream society. Many moons ago, tattoos were typically associated with sailors, criminals, and alternative sub-cultures – but a lot has changed, and tattoos are now more popular than ever!
Halloween is just around the corner, so today I wanted to take a look at some of the best Halloween and Horror themed tattoos around! I absolutely love Halloween, it’s my favourite time of year, and I enjoy everything about it, especially watching all of the extra horror movies that are added to Netfilx! Some horror fans have gone the extra mile with their dedication to the genre by getting Horror themed tattoos. Others have marked their love for Halloween with cute and creepy Halloweeny themed pieces (which I think is a beautiful reminder of Halloween all year round!). At Magnum Tattoo Supplies, a Wholesale Tattoo Studio Supplies company in the UK, we’re obsessed with all things tattoos, so let’s have a look at some of the stunningly spooky Horror and Halloween tattoos!