The Li people live in Hainan Province, China’s most southern point. Tattoos in Hainan can be traced as far back as 3000 years ago. Hainan is often referred to as “The Tail of the Dragon”, as it is the most southern point of China, though also used to be called one of the eyeballs of … More Tattoo History 7: China’s Hainan Province’s Tattooed Li Women
Stephen McConnell is an artist at Main Street Tattoo Collective in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Stephen’s work ranges from black and grey, to realism, watercolor, American traditional, blackwork, geometric, and neo traditional. Stephen McConnell is a must visit artist in Winnipeg!
“‘IT” is the 1986 novel by horror genius, Stephen King. The book takes place between two time periods, and follows the experiences of seven children, as well as later when they are adults. Pennywise is actually a demon shapeshifter, who usually takes the form of a clown in order to lure children. The story was … More IT Tattoos:
Zhuo Dan Ting is the owner of Shanghai Tattoo as of January 2007 (located in Shanghai, China) where she tattoos people from all around the world. People seek out her art from far and wide, and are not disappointed with the results. Zhuo Dan Ting has been an artist since an early age, where her … More Artist of the Month: Zhuo Dan Ting
Anubis is the ancient Egyptian god/guardian of the dead. The name Anubis actually comes from the Greek, but the earliest Egyptian names for him include Anpu, or Inpu. Both have the same root word which means “royal child”, and “inp” which means “to decay”. He is generally depicted as a black, jackal-dog-man hybrid, with the … More Anubis Tattoos:
Yōkai are supernatural monsters/ghosts/demons from Japanese folklore. The word itself is made up from the kanji for “bewitching, attractive, and calamity” and “spectre, apparition, mystery, and suspicious.” There are hundreds and hundreds of yōkai, from fairly harmless tricksters, to monsters that prey on human flesh. Being an animal that many are already afraid of, of … More Yōkai Spider Tattoos:
Shawn Beatty is a tattoo artist working out of Soul Survivors Body Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Shawn is a talented artist who works in several styles; including American traditional, black and grey, realism, blackwork, new school, neo traditional, and some Japanese. Shawn Beatty is a must see artist if you’re in Winnipeg!
Oscar Hove is co-owner of Ondo Tattoo in Barcelona, Spain. His work is mainly surreal Japanese blackwork, mixing traditional Japanese themes with macabre surrealist work. A great deal of his pieces are Japanese masks, split in half, or more, and making them terrifying. Other than Japanese inspired work, Oscar also does some neo traditional, and … More Artist of the Month: Oscar Hove
This popular horror, fantasy, drama show follows the Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, as they hunt and kill all manner of supernatural creatures. The show first aired in 2005, and has thirteen seasons. The show is popular with lovers of horror and comedy, as every episode features some sort of horrifying monster, as well as … More Supernatural (show) Tattoos:
Tattoos were an important part of the sideshow in circuses and carnivals from the end of the 1800’s and into the early 1900’s. Though tattoos didn’t become an integral part of the circus until this later time, tattoos in the circus originated around 1804 (approximately) when Jean Baptiste Cabri (also seen as Kabri) who had … More Tattoo History 6: The Circus/Sideshow and Tattoos