The Tattooed Engineer http://thetattooedengineer.com Tattoos and Tech Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:20:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Why You Should Never, Ever, Ever Get A Tattoo (but Having a Baby is Fine)http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/04/04/never-ever-ever-get-tattoo-baby-fine/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/04/04/never-ever-ever-get-tattoo-baby-fine/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:05:47 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3354 I loved this article. A funny look at the difference between how we look at the decision to have a baby vs. getting a tattoo.

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I loved this article. A funny look at the difference between how we look at the decision to have a baby vs. getting a tattoo.

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UNPOPULAR OPINION: TATTOOS ARE CORNY AND DEGRADINGhttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/28/unpopular-opinion-tattoos-corny-degrading/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/28/unpopular-opinion-tattoos-corny-degrading/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:32:12 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3350 I’m warning you ahead of time that this is a terrible article. It’s judgmental, poorly written and makes no clean points. That being said, the comments are worth reading.

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I’m warning you ahead of time that this is a terrible article. It’s judgmental, poorly written and makes no clean points. That being said, the comments are worth reading.

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Tattoo artists want kids to think before they inkhttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/24/tattoo-artists-want-kids-think-ink/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/24/tattoo-artists-want-kids-think-ink/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:57:28 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3347 About three years ago, husband-and-wife team Sara Spruth and Eric Dean Spruth, both tattoo artists, started an outreach effort called Symbol of Thyself, in which they go into schools chatting up teens and pre-adolescents about the dangers of using unhygienic tools and the long-term social ramifications of marking themselves with permanent tattoos. This sounds like…

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About three years ago, husband-and-wife team Sara Spruth and Eric Dean Spruth, both tattoo artists, started an outreach effort called Symbol of Thyself, in which they go into schools chatting up teens and pre-adolescents about the dangers of using unhygienic tools and the long-term social ramifications of marking themselves with permanent tattoos.

This sounds like a great program. Kids need to learn about tattoos early in order to make informed decisions that they won’t regret a few years down the road.

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Getting a tattoo has lost its edgehttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/14/getting-tattoo-lost-edge/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/14/getting-tattoo-lost-edge/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:17:14 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3344 I thought this was a great article. The idea that tattoos have lost their edge only seems to bother people without tattoos. I have never heard anyone use words like edgy or cool when describing their own tattoos, yet I constantly see anti-tattoo rants talking about how they aren’t edgy. Nobody is still trying to…

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I thought this was a great article. The idea that tattoos have lost their edge only seems to bother people without tattoos. I have never heard anyone use words like edgy or cool when describing their own tattoos, yet I constantly see anti-tattoo rants talking about how they aren’t edgy. Nobody is still trying to claim they are are, so move on.

Getting a tattoo doesn’t have to mean a lot these days. I think it used to mean something – it was edgy, a sign of the counter culture. Now it’s just … a tattoo. Nothing more.

Anything that’s cool will be cool for a while, and then it becomes normalised. That doesn’t make it s***, it just means it wasn’t what it was. Punk was punk, but then punk bands started to get in the charts. Rock’s the easiest example – it was alternative, but now rock bands are the main pop acts.

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Inking Myanmar’s identityhttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/28/inking-myanmars-identity/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/28/inking-myanmars-identity/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:53:59 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3336 Taboo no more, tattoos are making a comeback in the fast-changing southeast Asian country.

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Taboo no more, tattoos are making a comeback in the fast-changing southeast Asian country.

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Pointillism Tattoo Art by Kamil Czapigahttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/28/pointillism-tattoo-art-kamil-czapiga/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/28/pointillism-tattoo-art-kamil-czapiga/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:47:46 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3334 These tattoos are absolutely amazing. And I just found a new blog to add to my reading list.

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These tattoos are absolutely amazing. And I just found a new blog to add to my reading list.

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Seahawks fan got “Super Bowl Champs” tattoohttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/16/seahawks-fan-got-super-bowl-champs-tattoo/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/16/seahawks-fan-got-super-bowl-champs-tattoo/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:53:25 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3331 The title says it all. Without even knowing if the Seahawks will be in the Super Bowl this year, someone has already gone out and got the prediction tattooed onto his arm. I understand having confidence in your team, but this is just a stupid decision.

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The title says it all. Without even knowing if the Seahawks will be in the Super Bowl this year, someone has already gone out and got the prediction tattooed onto his arm. I understand having confidence in your team, but this is just a stupid decision.

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Erasing the idea that tattoos must come with painhttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/07/erasing-idea-tattoos-must-come-pain/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/07/erasing-idea-tattoos-must-come-pain/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:13:14 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3328 How did you come up with the idea for this product? As a doctor widely involved in sports and as the ringside doctor for boxing and UFC events, my interest in meticulous tattoo artwork and the deep emotions and stories behind tattoos only grew stronger. After years of hearing fighters and friends discuss the severity…

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How did you come up with the idea for this product?

As a doctor widely involved in sports and as the ringside doctor for boxing and UFC events, my interest in meticulous tattoo artwork and the deep emotions and stories behind tattoos only grew stronger. After years of hearing fighters and friends discuss the severity of pain involved in many of their tattoo procedures, and statements that getting hit was less painful than getting a tattoo, I knew that I could resolve this dilemma.

I don’t think this is a product that I would personally use because I haven’t found tattoos to be that painful. It’s been a while, but I sort of enjoy the process and have heard the same from others with tattoos. For someone who can’t sit still through the pain, I would rather see them use a product like this than wind up with shaky lines caused by movement during the tattoo.

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When tattoo lovers get a buzz in their earhttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/07/tattoo-lovers-get-buzz-ear/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/07/tattoo-lovers-get-buzz-ear/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:00:48 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3326 New York There’s a joke among tattoo artists that whenever Rihanna gets a new tattoo, droves of twenty-something women will soon come asking for the same. A few years ago, the singer adorned the upper portion of her left ear with the outline of a star. Not many came asking then, but, in what seems…

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New York There’s a joke among tattoo artists that whenever Rihanna gets a new tattoo, droves of twenty-something women will soon come asking for the same.

A few years ago, the singer adorned the upper portion of her left ear with the outline of a star. Not many came asking then, but, in what seems to have been a self-fulfilling prophecy, more are now.

My wife has had an ear tattoo for years and she probably gets more comments on it than any of her other work. It seems that even heavily tattooed people are surprised to see an ear tattoo, but I guess that is changing.

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Painted ladies: why women get tattooshttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2013/12/14/painted-ladies-women-get-tattoos/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2013/12/14/painted-ladies-women-get-tattoos/#comments Sat, 14 Dec 2013 17:17:52 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3319 Why are so many women getting tattoos? Eight inked women reveal the appeal of permanent markings.

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Why are so many women getting tattoos? Eight inked women reveal the appeal of permanent markings.

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