TATSoul Blowout Holiday Sale

November 18th, 2014

The TATSoul Holiday Sale is here! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than saving tons of money off our most popular products? This year, we’re bringing you one of our BIGGEST sale ever! Enjoy 10% Off: Wrath Tubes, Envy Needles, Pride Aftercare, In-House Coils, Valor Direct, Eternal Inks, and the Drifter Duffle Pack. Just enter in the coupon code: HOLIDAY14 at checkout.

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Sale starts on 11/17/2014 and ends on 1/5/2015. *Some exclusions may apply. **While supplies last.


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Tattoo artists in Brazil train to identify skin cancer

September 16th, 2014

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Brazil, where basking in the sun on the beach is practically a religion. Unfortunately, not enough young people think skin cancer can happen to them and don’t visit the dermatologist. Brazilian youth sunscreen company Sol de Janeiro is taking a stance with its ongoing campaign to train Brazilian tattoo artists to identify signs of skin cancer.

If you think about it, it makes sense. Tattoo artists look at a client’s skin for hours, sometimes days, paying great attention to every detail.

So far, hundreds of tattoo artists have been trained and some have already found early signs of skin cancer.

This is the first program of its kind we’ve seen, but frankly we think it should be everywhere.

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Highlights from the Seattle Tattoo Expo!

August 27th, 2014

Hey everyone! The Seattle Tattoo Expo was a successful show and we got to see some great friends! We’re resting up before we head to the Boston Tattoo Convention, which starts this Friday at the Boston Bay Back Sheraton Hotel. (More info about the Boston Tattoo Convention here.)

Check out photos from the 3-day convention below.

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FDA Issues Warning About Contaminated Tattoo Inks and Needles

August 19th, 2014

FDA issues warning about bad tattoo inks and needles

Last month, the FDA issued a warning about the health risks of tattoo inks and needles after California-based brand White and Blue Lion, Inc. voluntarily recalled all lots of tattoo inks and needles due to evidence of pathogenic bacterial contamination. At least one skin infection has been linked to the company’s products so far.

The FDA’s official statement says that “use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.”

Getting a tattoo always carries health risks, but this recall is a wake-up call to get your tattoo inks and needles from a trusted manufacturer.

While the recall is for White and Blue Lion, Inc., the FDA is concerned that the company isn’t the only one with contaminated inks and needles. When it comes to tattoo inks, the FDA recommends you make sure the ink bottle is a brand name that provides the manufacturer’s location.

Check out the FDA’s full release and the list of all contaminated tattoo inks and needles here.

What about you? What steps do you take to ensure your inks and needles are the safest they can be? Tell us in the comments below!

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Join TATSoul at the Seattle Tattoo Expo This Weekend!

August 14th, 2014

Seattle Tattoo Expo 2014

This Friday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 17, TATSoul will be participating in the Seattle Tattoo Expo, held in the Fisher Pavillion of The Seattle Center. TATSoul representatives Erica and George will be manning our booth and bringing along our signature collections of Wrath Tubes, Envy Needles, and Pride Aftercare. We will also be showcasing our new Valor Rotary Tattoo Machine as well as other tattoo machines, all of which you can test out.

We have gone to the expo for a few years now and we’re super excited! Be sure to catch us this weekend!

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New Product Spotlight: Valor Rotary Tattoo Machine

August 1st, 2014

Valor Rotary Tattoo Machine

Married to your coil machine? We may just change your tune.

After 2 years of research and development, we are very excited to introduce the Valor Rotary Machine, which features a patent-pending magnetic dampening system that already has tattoo artists of all styles raving, whether they specialize in traditional, realism, or black and gray.

 

Jim SylviaJim Sylvia testimonial
“The Valor is a great rotary machine. It works perfectly with all wrath tubes. It is super lightweight. It works well for both color and black and grey.”
Unbreakable Tattoo
Studio City, CA

 

 

 

 
Daniel RochaDaniel Rocha testimonial
“The Valor rotary machine has an awesome sleek design. It is easy on the hands due to its light weight and I like the fact that I can achieve ideal soft black and greys.”
Seven Tattoo
Las Vegas, NV

 

 

 

Christina RamosChristina Ramos testimonial
“I typically don’t use rotary machines but this one makes a great asset. It’s perfect for smooth grays, very lightweight and easy to keep clean. My customers love it too because it’s more gentle on the skin.”
True Tattoo
Hollywood, CA

 

 

 


Valor Rotary Machines

Specs:

  • Patent-pending magnetic dampening system – Allows the needle to hit hard while cushioning its full extension for a smoother pullout. Our dampening system means you’ll never have to worry about replacing your return spring again
  • Lightweight at only 2.8 oz.
  • RCA Power Connection
  • Works with both standard needle setups and cartridge systems
  • Unique, patent-pending Spring Tensioner eliminates the need for rubber bands
  • Precise, CNC-machined aircraft grade aluminum body
  • Autoclavable body
  • Premium Swiss Maxon motor
  • Valor Key – The only tool you need to break down the machine
  • Lifetime Structural Warranty + 1-Year Motor Warranty
  • Comes fully assembled in a configuration of your choice: 2.5mm, 3.5mm, or 4.0mm stroke bearing
  • Comes in 5 different colors

The Valor in Action

Sexy? Yeah, we think so too. Find out more about the Valor at www.valorrotary.com. Get your Valor here.

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What makes tattoos permanent?

July 29th, 2014

A fun and informative video by Claudia Aguirre with some cool tattoo history (the oldest recorded tattoo is over 8,000 years old!) and the science behind the art.

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Watch a tattoo machine work in slow-motion

May 5th, 2014

The title explains it all. This video, also featured on Tattoo Snob, shows a tattoo machine in action…but in slow-mo. The video really captures the power that escapes the naked eye. GueT is the man behind the machine.

Slowmotion Tattoo from GueT Deep on Vimeo.

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U.S. Soldiers Rush to Get Tattoos Before Bans are Enacted

May 1st, 2014

Recently we wrote about the Army’s regulations on tattoos. While tattoos are still allowed, they are now subjected to a list of specific restrictions. For instance, a tattoo may not be bigger than the soldier’s open hand.

Yesterday The New York Times came out with an interesting angle on the topic. The article covered the sudden surge of soldiers who have flocked to tattoo parlors before the regulations can affect them. While the bans were issued on March 30, there was also a 30-day grace period; if you got the artwork done before that period ended, then the new regulations won’t apply to you.

As such, local tattoo shops saw a sudden influx of military personnel. Some soldiers have walked in, plopped down money, and told the artist to “go for it.”

“They’re asserting an individualistic identity,” Anna Felicity Friedman theorized. Friedman writes the (very informative) tattoohistorian.com blog. “People who are in situations of depersonalization, whether it’s wearing uniforms, or other ways stripped of the ability to assert their identity, tend to react to this depersonalization by getting tattoos.”

While it has been a gold rush for tattoo shops that surround military bases, everyone knows that the moment is fleeting. What will happen to the shops now that the regulations have gone into effect? As reported in The Times, some shops estimate that 80 percent of their clientele comes from the military. But not all is lost. The regulations, while stringent, are not all-encompassing:

But at South Tacoma Tattoo, just a few blocks away, the tattoo artists said they thought there would be still plenty of skin left to decorate when things quieted down. The new rules do not say anything about chests and backs and other parts of the body always covered by a uniform, they said.

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D.C. Won’t Enforce 24-Hour Waiting Period for Tattoos

April 25th, 2014

It’s the age-old story of misconception versus reality.

Last September, the D.C. Health Department proposed a 24-hour waiting period for clients looking to get a tattoo or piercing. Their reasoning behind the proposal?

“They can’t be responsible for themselves, as well as the person doing the work on them,” said Najma Roberts, a spokesperson for the D.C. Health Department. “We’re making sure when that decision is made that you’re in the right frame of mind, and you don’t wake up in the morning…saying, ‘Oh my God, what happened?’”

Of course, the D.C. tattooing community took offense to the proposal, saying it’s based on misconceptions that vilify tattoo shops. The community said that, in reality, tattoo artists turn away people who are visibly intoxicated. They argued that the proposals were nothing more than needless interference from the government.

The pushback worked. As The Washington Post reports, The Health Department said on Thursday that it has abandoned its proposal.

Paul Roe, who owns a tattoo parlor in D.C., was happy to see the initiative struck down. He told The Post that, to protect the safety of the client, the focus should be on “straightforward guidance on tattoo and piercing hygiene.”

So score one for reality. We can’t let hype and fear-mongering dictate our lives.

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