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Why it doesn't matter that your tattoos will still be there when you are 80 | Tattoo Machine Supplier 0

If you have tattoos you then you are sure to hear this phrase or some variation of it at some point "you know those will still be there when you are 80?" it's so common for people who don't have or like tattoos to say this that it has become a meme at this point. I think there are many things wrong with the sentiment and as a tattoo machine supplier then we here at MTS feel some obligation to explain exactly why these people are wasting their breath, here we go.

What do your parents think? | New Tattoo Care 0

I came across an article recently in The Guardian written by a mother who was heartbroken about her son getting a tattoo. This got me thinking, I understand that there are still people out there who don’t approve or like tattoos, but I still find it difficult to comprehend. Now as I have said before my mum wasn’t exactly a fan of tattoos when I first started getting them, she has since changed her attitude after learning more about them and now has tattoos herself. There were a few things that stood out to me in this article, some things that the mother said that I wanted to talk about, something that the son I think could have done differently and attitudes to tattoos from our parents. “What do your parents think?” is such a common question for heavily tattooed people so let’s take that apart a little bit. We talk about new tattoo care here but what about the people they care about and their impressions of our tattoos?

5 Tattoo Fads that Kind of Died Out... | Tattoo Supplies 0

So over the last few years more and more people have been getting tattoos, and when something becomes popular there are bound to fads surrounding that come and go. Now I’m not saying that people don’t get these tattoos anymore, I’m just saying that there was a surge in the volume of these tattoos in the last couple of years, and once my Pinterest page would be plastered with these kinds of tattoos and now I don’t see them so much anymore. Here at MTS, we sell tattoo supplies but we also make lists! So let’s have a look at some of the tattoos that came and went.

50 Shades of Grey or 50 Different Shades Entirely? | Tattoo Ink Suppliers 0

The art of tattooing has evolved in many ways over the centuries, one of those evolutions was the use of colour! While colour tattoos have been around for a long time the way that colour has been used in tattoos across different cultures has undoubtedly changed, this becomes evident when you see the sheer diversity of styles and techniques that have surfaced over the last couple of generations. In fact, the use of colour has been so revolutionary that my mum, who was never lets say a ‘fan’ of tattoos, saw my colour tattoos and was so shocked by what was able to be achieved with the use of colour nowadays that she went and got a tattoo herself! It really is amazing what tattoo artists have accomplished in the realm of colour tattoos, but does that mean they are better? As tattoo ink suppliers it’s something we are interested in finding out.