As mentioned in our previous blog post on the subject, prison tattooing is an illegal practise.
So what does this mean for inmates in prison who practise tattooing? How do they get access to the tools needed to perform the tattooing?
In this post we will be exploring some of these crude methods and tricks used in prison to carry out this ongoing and popular practise.
Although illegal, the practise of tattooing in prison is rampant amongst inmates, particularly those with ties to gang culture. Mechanical pencils, magnets, radio transistors, staples, paper clips and even guitar strings are some of the implements used within a prison environment to carry out the process of tattooing.
When we talk about warrior tattoos, think of tattoos with deep meanings connecting warriors to their heritage and embody a culture's history. Warrior tattoos have many different meanings depending on their origins, they can be of actual warriors or have tribal patterns (like the ones mentioned in our Polynesian blog post) and symbols. Today we explore both.
The Polynesian culture is something that runs throughout the many islands dotted across the east of the Pacific Ocean. These islands are small and populated by indigenous people that though thousand of miles apart they share the same culture. Tattooing is embedded in the Polynesian culture and can be considered a ‘tribal’ thing.
As total opposites, one night and one day, as the sun and moon can often be thought as the yin and yang creating balance and unity. There will be many reasons that people select this great tattoos, check out below for different meanings and things that accompany sun and moon tattoo designs.
Tattoos have been around a while now dating back 5000 years. Some are cultural, some for religion, others to identify the bad and some to identify the wealthy. Mostly though, tattoos were for those living outside on modern society like hobos, circus freaks etc. In World War 2 when the Japanese invaded Pearl Harbour near Honolulu, tattooing and western culture changed forever.
In our third instalment of tattoo meanings we look at Japanese tattoo meanings, within this we look at the Japanese styles along with important symbols in Japanese cultures, Japanese word tattoos, Japanese nature tattoos, Japanese myths as well as Japanese animal tattoos. So sit back and relax as Vida Loca Tattoo Bolton investigates.
A Greek God or Greek Goddess, what is your preference? In this blog post we will look at Ancient Greek tattoos and their meanings. This highlights our infatuation with Greek mythology and their stories.
Whether its a ancient greek sleeve tattoo, a leg tattoo or small ancient greek tattoo we pick out the meanings for our favourite greek characters so you can make the best choice for your next tattoo.
We have talked before about choosing a tattoo, We had the art or meaningful tattoo question. For those looking for a meaningful tattoo often find it hard to get the perfect one.
Chances are you’ve google “body piercings near me” and are now looking for some extra info on body piercing. Vida Loca Tattoo Bolton also offers body piercing and cosmetic tattoos. We are going to look at our body piercings, we are going to cover what a body piercing is, how a body piercing is done / what is the piercing process and also if piercings are harmful to the body. Lets gooooo!