Blog Profiles: Tattoo Blogs, Volume 2

Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. Our latest roundup features a few tattoo blogs we love. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.

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My life has been kind of tattoo-obsessed recently.

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Spooky Empire, a horror and tattoo convention. While I couldn’t book a tattoo there, it reignited my tattoo urges, and I ended up getting two (less than a week after the convention).

I thought tattoo blogs might be the way to go this week while I carefully attend to and heal my arms.

Make sure to also check out Tattoo Blogs, Volume 1.

1. Tattoodo

This site is huge, but I felt it had to be included. Tattoodo is a site and app founded by artist Ari James with the goal of bringing together the vast tattoo community.

The app allows individuals to use location finding services to find the artist right for them.

I love this site because it’s a nice meld of showcasing the trade and inspiring those who want to get more tattoos. It even has a subsection called tattoo ideas, which goes into different styles of tattoos that some may not have considered.

Posts I liked: Deeper Than Skin Deep: The Photography of Elvia Iannaccone Gezlev, The Rainbow Connection: Creative Color Tattoos

Follow @tattoodo on Twitter.


2. I Am Not A Tattoo Blog

This blog was founded by Ilaria Pauletti, creator of the Upside Down Zine. Like the previously mentioned blog, this tries to achieve more of a community blog setting.

One thing I love about this blog is it understands that all tattoos have individual meaning to the wearer, so they showcase all different types of individuals.

Posts I loved: Interview with Poppy: tattoo history blogger, Ellis Burgin: jewellery designer

Follow @ilariapauletti on Instagram.


Source: @ilariapauletti on Instagram

3. Buzzworthy Tattoo History

As an art history buff, I’m a big fan of this blog.

Unlike the previously mentioned blogs, this blog solely features the history of blogging and has images of early artists in action. The blog is run by two historians, Carmen Forquer Nyssen and Rich Hardy, and follows the journey of several artists.

I particularly love this site because everything is well researched, and the photos are some of the coolest things I’ve seen.

My favorite posts: Battleship Kate: New York City’s Tattooed Sailor Groupie, Early Tinkerers of Electric Tattooing

Follow @CNyss on Twitter.


P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for tattoo and art-related news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you.

Savannah Tanbusch is a team lead and editor for PRWeb. She spends a lot of her free time thinking about dogs and playing video games. Follow her at @tanbusch.

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