In the midst of paradise’s sewer there worked a master of innovation and craft. If the tattoo machine were a guitar, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins would be Les Paul. By being the first Western tattooist to establish and maintain direct contact with master Asian tattooists, including Horiyoshi II of Tokyo and Pinky Yun of Hong Kong, Collins is the skinsmith most responsible for establishing American tattooing as an art form, not just permanent souvenirs for drunken sailors
Most tattoo artists know how deep to force the needle into your skin, but not going deep enough will produce a ragged tattoo, and going too deep can cause bleeding and intense pain. Getting a tattoo can take more than a few hours, depending on the size and design chosen.
If you’re ready to get a tattoo removed, you’re not alone: According to a 2006 survey in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 24 percent of 18- to 50-year-olds have tattoos, and 17 percent have considered tattoo removal.
There’s something deeply fascinating to us about absurdly, purposelessly expensive items. Maybe it’s the questionable novelty of a $6,747 cell phone or a $13,875 leather jacket or that even if we somehow we won Bingo and came into a boatload of cash, we probably wouldn’t spend it on something like a $924,000 tattoo.
Cool movie inspired tattoos – well, some cool, some not so cool. You decide…