H2Ocean will Return as Presenting Sponsor for the 2013 Rhode Island Tattoo Expo

H2Ocean presents the 2012 Rhode Island Tattoo Expo

H2Ocean, the world’s largest developer of all natural tattoo and piercing aftercare products, will once again be a presenting sponsor for 2013′s event.

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2012 H2Ocean Models Calendar – Available Now!

2012 H2Ocean Models Calendar - Availible Now!

The wait is over! The 2012 H2Ocean Calendar is finally available and ready to be shipped today! The 2012 calendar is filled with 12 of our most popular models and a free poster illustrated by Dave Nestler!!! Our last years calendars ran out faster than we thought so hurry up and order yours before the New Year!!!

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Infected Tattoos: Fact and Fiction Tattoo Infection Information - Detection and Prevention

Signs of an infected tattoo

The biggest fear of getting a new tattoo, whether this is your first tattoo or your twenty-second, is infection. In the world of body modification the most common ways to contract infections are contaminated instruments and needles, unsanitary tattooing conditions, or improper aftercare.

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VooDoo- Pink Ink Tattoo Marathon Breast Cancer Tattoo-A-Thon

Justin Rodriguez, owner of Voo Doo Tattoo

Voodoo Tattoo of Bay City, Michigan has gone above and beyond their normal day’s routine by hosting an amazing event for breast cancer awareness. The artists of Voodoo spent a full 24 hours tattooing 271 cancer awareness ribbons for those whom wanted to support, remember, and some of whom are still fighting this horrible disease.

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Taking Care of your New Tattoo – Your First Tattoo Part 8

taking care of your new tattoo

You now have the finished product, which is really a large open wound that needs to be cared for, protected from infection and nurtured back to health and lasting beauty. Many a shop will suggest A&D or Aquaphor to heal a tattoo from the time you leave the shop through the following two days, while washing it 2-3 times a day with an off the shelf anti-bacterial soap.

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Getting your first Tattoo – Your First Tattoo Part 7

Getting your first Tattoo

It’s your first tattoo. If you are scared, just know that we all were. It is a feeling of the unknown and for humans, the unknown can be scary. Some tattoos will sting, some will tickle, others will hurt a little, and then there are some that will hurt a lot. But we survive and keep coming back for more, and more, and more! There is a certain love and sense of accomplishment when a tattoo is completed.

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What will my Tattoo Cost? – Your First Tattoo Part 6

What will my tattoo cost

When pricing your first tattoo, remember every shop is different, remember this one golden rule and always believe in it – ”No Cheap Tattoo Is Good, & No Good Tattoo Is Cheap!”

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Will getting a tattoo Hurt? – Your First Tattoo Part 5

Your First Tattoo - Will it Hurt?

The hot spots for highest sensitivity are the ribs, feet, shins, groin, neck, and the middle of the spine. Generally, the places with closely surfacing bones, tendons, and ligaments are the most sensitive.

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Choosing your Tattoo Artist – Your First Tattoo Part 4

Choosing your Tattoo Artist

There are a million shops with 100 times as many artists. Some very talented tattoo artists can do anything from a simple butterfly to full realistic oriental back pieces. Though a lot of artists have a forte or a specialty they are tuned in with more.

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Choosing the right Tattoo Studio – Your First Tattoo Part 3

Choosing the right Tattoo Studio

Choosing a shop is the next step. Here are some things to consider when rummaging through local shops: cleanliness and sterilization performance.

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Choosing your First Tattoo – Your First Tattoo Part 2

Choosing your First Tattoo

Make that image stand out as an original because you know what, you yourself are an original and can never be copied.

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What to do before you get your first Tattoo – Your First Tattoo Part 1

what to do before your first tattoo

It’s your first tattoo. Feeling nervous? One thing to always remember when it comes to any and every aspect of tattoos and piercings, whether it is from the pain, or design, to ethics and social issues is that EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT! This article series is designed to walk you through your first tattoo, from start to finish.

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