Use this guide to check power grid and voltage standards when selecting electronic devices to use in your studio.
Not sure what size gloves you need for your next procedure? This glove size chart will help you find the size you need for a proper fit.
If you're a new business owner or are thinking about opening a studio, it's important to know what's involved in successfully managing a tattoo shop. What elements, tools, tips, and tricks will help you stand heads and shoulders above your competition? What do you need to know to protect your clients physically and yourself and your staff legally? In this article, we touch on all the basics from shop safety to managing day-to-day operations to marketing your business and beyond. Even if you're an established tattoo shop owner, you're sure to learn something new.
Proper skin prep is an important part of the body modification process. It eliminates any bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms clinging to a client's skin so that they aren't pushed beneath the dermis and given easy access to a person's bloodstream, where they could wreak havoc on your client's immune system. By properly cleaning a person's skin before modifying them, you're preserving your client's health and protecting yourself from potential legal recourse. Learn the best skin prep methods for tattooing, piercing and scarification in this article.
Microbiology is the study of microscopically-small organisms. It involves understanding viruses, bacteria, fungi, molds, and other microorganisms, which is why it's relevant to piercers. It should be every piercer's top priority to protect their clients from dastardly microscopic organisms, but you have to understand them first to combat them. This article will teach you the basics of microbiology so you're better equipped to keep your work space free of bad microbes and ensure that your clients are being pierced in a safe, sterile environment.
It’s almost here. Our ultimate Black Friday sale event — and we’re going harder than we’ve ever gone before. Brace yourself for the steepest discounts you’ve ever seen on artist-favorite brands. Now’s the time to get your wish list together. As the countdown begins, set an alarm for midnight on November 22nd. That’s when our […]
Enter our APOF-sponsored Battle of the Hands contest for your chance to win $2,500!
Our Blowout Clearance Sale has arrived for the first time ever! Check out our top 9 favorites.
Tattoo on the high seas by stepping aboard the Scarlet Lady. Learn more about Squid Ink, the first-ever tattoo studio on a ship by Virgin Voyages.
Meet 6 LGBTQ tattoo artists who are using their platforms to help the industry grow. Learn more to close out Pride month!
Let's find the best black tattoo ink for you. Learn more about the top 5 best black inks for lining, shading, and more.
Great news: tattoo conventions are making a comeback in 2021! Learn more and check out our interview with Troy Timpel.
If you’re opening a tattoo shop, you should find gloves you like. Learn the factors you should take into consideration when choosing tattoo gloves.
Investing in quality tattoo supplies will keep you and your clients comfortable and safe. Check out the top tattoo supplies that are essential for your shop.