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Tattoos, no matter what size, can put you at increased cancer risk: Study

Tattoos, once the mark of rebellion or a symbol of niche subcultures, have burst into the mainstrea…

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Tattoo artists share 10 popular designs they don't want to ink this year

From star and nautical designs to hand placements and fine-line work, here are the popular designs …

Alyssa Towns Swantkoski   


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The tattoo industry is facing a reckoning, with customers fed up with bad artists, overpricing, and sexism

There's a discussion on social media about problems in the tattoo industry, with customers becoming…

Lindsay Dodgson   


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A tattoo artist specializing in Disney designs shares her tips for getting ink inspired by characters, TV shows, and movies

According to a tattoo artist who specializes in Disney-related designs, it's best to commit to a st…

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I got my first tattoo with my son. I added my parents' ashes to the ink.

After she and her son survived suicide attempts, they decided to get matching tattoos to honor the …

Melissa Drake   


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A woman hid her tattoos to get her corporate job, and thinks others should too

Ashley Ketner said she'd advise tattooed professionals to "do whatever" it takes to get a job, incl…

Mikhaila Friel   


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A tattoo artist who refuses to ink names of people's significant others shares 3 alternatives that won't end in regret

Mary Minahan said she's had clients who got tattoos of their partner's name return a few weeks late…

Maria Noyen   


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Thinking of getting a tattoo? Here are 5 painless alternatives to try first, from temporary ink to permanent bracelets.

Henna tattoos are photographed during the Mehendi Festival in Bangladesh, left, and Insider's Mikha…

Mikhaila Friel   


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I got tattooed on TV for 'Ink Master.' Being a 'human canvas' wasn't what I expected.

I'd been a fan of "Ink Master" since the beginning, but I wasn't expecting my experience as a human…

William Zayas   


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Gen Z tattoos that will be deeply uncool by the time Gen Alpha starts getting inked, according to experts

From millennials who insisted on getting mustaches tattooed on their fingers as an interactive gimm…

Andrew Lloyd   


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A tattoo artist who flew to Las Vegas to ink Katy Perry and her team shares the 'surreal' experience

Katy Perry reached out to a tattoo artist to help her commemorate the end of her Las Vegas residenc…

Andrew Lloyd   


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Jensen Huang, who got an Nvidia tattoo when its share price hit $100, says he's not getting inked again

"It hurts ways more than anybody tells you," Jensen Huang, Nvidia's CEO, told host Ryan Patel durin…

Huileng Tan   


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8 mistakes people make when getting ankle tattoos, according to tattoo artists

Tattoo artists say customers shouldn't opt for tiny designs, too many words, or a high level of det…

Casey Clark   


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9 things you might not know about Kat Von D, the famous tattoo artist who's covering her body in solid black ink

The 41-year-old has made a career out of both art forms, but she's also known to some as a musician…

Amanda Krause   


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Kat Von D is covering most of her tattoos with solid black ink. Here are 13 designs she's replaced, and 6 she still has.

As for why the tattoo artist has made such a drastic change, Von D said in her post that many of he…

Amanda Krause   


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Tattoo artists share 8 mistakes people make when getting wrist tattoos

Tattoo artists say customers should avoid choosing complicated designs and placing them close to th…

Alyssa Towns Swantkoski   


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When my husband died, I got a tattoo to remember him. I've married again but refuse to get the tattoo removed.

A widow got a tattoo to honor her first husband, who died at 33. Now that she's remarried, some peo…

HF Sylaj   


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Tattoo artists share the 3 biggest mistakes people make when getting arm and sleeve tattoos

Insider spoke to four US-based tattoo artists who shared the errors people make when getting their …

Mikhaila Friel   


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3 tattoo artists share the wildest ink they've seen and done, from eyeballs to a penis tattoo

Three tattoo artists based in New York City told Insider about the most shocking designs and placem…

Mikhaila Friel