Category Archives: Rules and Laws

Editor explains “How Not To Be A Dick At The Tattoo Shop”

Emily McCombs, executive editor at, wrote a great article which recently appeared on the TAM Blog entitled, “How Not To Be A Dick At The Tattoo Shop”. We thought we’d share it with our readers too! Take notes newbies! … Continue reading

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Arizona Supreme Court Rules that Tattoos are “Freedom of Expression”

Tattoos are a form of expression protected by the First Amendment, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled in an opinion in favor of a couple who sought to open a tattooing business. The decision conflicts with other court decisions that … Continue reading

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Needles and Sins to Host Seminar at Paradise Tattoo Gathering

The Paradise Tattoo Gathering is happening September 13th – 15th in Keystone, CO and there are tons of seminars and events planned over the weekend. One of those seminars is taking place Saturday at 5pm and is titled “Controlling, Protecting … Continue reading

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CNN asks, “How young is too young for a tattoo?”

CNN — Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s 11-year-old daughter, Willow, was recently given a tongue-lashing on social media after posting a picture of herself sporting a tongue piercing on Instagram. asapniceee: “She is too young for such a provocative piercing. Why … Continue reading

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Tattooer ordered to pay $9,000 for misspelled tattoo

We posted a few classic misspelled tattoos a while ago, and now we have news of a court ruling in favor of the client and the tattooer having to pay for damages! A Canadian tattoo artist who dropped an ‘R’ … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Law Enforcement attend Tattoo Seminar

First 12 News in Oklahoma reported on an interesting event that took place in Ardmore this past weekend. Law enforcement officials attended a seminar on tattoos in order to see how more understanding could assist them in solving crimes and … Continue reading

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Osaka Mayor tells employees to remove tattoos or find another job

We reported earlier on how a Japanese government surveyed employees about their tattoos, and now we are sad to say that those surveys and now being used to give employees the pink slip. The Guardian is reporting that the Mayor of Osaka is … Continue reading

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