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MTS Blog — Tattoos


A Brief History of Tattooing 0

Getting your skin permanently decorated is a huge deal for a lot of people. It takes real commitment of time and money. But back when people were all living on farms and working with their hands, tattoos made sense – they showed that they could take a 'beating' while surviving tough times. 

In this blog, we will be diving into a brief history of tattooing, discussing where it is believed to originated from, and what current trends are!

The Tricky History of Tattoos in Japan 0

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.

Should You Use Tattoo Numbing Cream? 0

A lot of people like to use numbing cream to make tattooing a pain-free process. While it's hard to understand for most artists, there are people out there that don't think the discomfort of being tattooed is a good thing. We are going to uncover how numbing creams work, and how to correctly apply this to your skin!

Interview with KayXTattoo - Sponsored Artist of the Month 0

Kay is a new sponsored artist at Magnum Tattoo Supplies, and we caught up with her to have a quick chat! Kay is MTS' sponsored artist of the month. 

What drew you to Magnum Tattoo Supplies?

I first started seeing Magnum Tattoo Supplies when I was going to my first conventions a couple of years ago. I worked with Matt Youl at Painted Ladies, and he was sponsored whilst I was there. My studio works with Magnum Tattoo Supplies too, so I started using your products a lot.

10 Great Movie Tattoos 0

There have been so many great tattoos in cinema, from Johnny Depp to Pirates of the Caribbean to Brad Pitt in Snatch. We will be breaking down 10 fantastic movie tattoos.

5 Surprising Benefits of Getting Tattoos 0

There are many benefits to getting tattoos - some of which you might find surprising, including: improved immune system and reduced stress levels!