“Think before you ink”. These were the words written in big, bold letters on the front of exam papers in high school, and duly ignored by most students who were just trying to get that shit done and get the hell out of there… However, now that I’m a little older (and just a little…

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Tattoo Artists

Becoming a badass tattoo artist is no simple task. Truth be told, when it comes to making your mark in the tattoo industry, being able to draw well accounts for about one percent of what it takes to become professional tattoo artist who is respected among your peers. We’ve seen so many young hopefuls come…

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5 Things to consider before getting a finger tattoo

Finger and hand tattoos are the latest craze to hit the local fashion scene, with loads of trendy young people rushing to their nearest tattoo shops in the hope of getting their digits inked. While finger tattoos may seem “super cool and uber trendy” (is that what the kids are saying these days?), like any…

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Cover Up Tattoos

Whether it’s a tattoo of your cheating ex-boyfriend’s name, a poorly rendered mural of a shitty 90s punk band, or a word you thought meant ‘Peace’ in Chinese but actually means ‘Chicken Chowmein’, it’s understandable that you want to make it disappear for good. Cover-up tattoos are an easier alternative to having a tattoo permanently…

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Dry Healing vs Wrap Healing (Everything You Need To Know)   Which is right for you? Opinions are like assholes…you know how the saying goes. When it comes to healing and aftercare of your tattoo, its best not to go on your cousin Frankie’s advice, rather consult a professional (and remind yourself that investments require…

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Tattooers Unite S.A

Who Are we? Tattooers Unite S.A is a collective of Professional Tattooers and Tattoo Studio owners across South Africa who have come together to assist other studios and artists currently facing challenges arising from the Covid-19 Pandemic. We envisage helping one another in a fair, non-biased, and neutral way. What is our Goal? We are dedicated…

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Give’em the Finger

There has been an influx!! An irritating incursion of trendy little hipsters who has the world by their fingertips and now in their infinite wisdom, would like it permanently tattooed or their scrawny little digits too. Now, I’m not here to tell you that it’s wrong, and in no way is this an expression of…

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