Tattoo Encyclopedia: “From Concept To Application”

A Tattoo: From Concept To Application


At Parlour Tree it has been our experience that irrespective of the amount of research previously completed numerous technical and emotional questions regarding the tattooing process remain. Knowing as much as you can will allow you to make informed, educated decisions.


When chosen correctly your tattoo can be a permanent work of art that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. And the only way to make a decision you will be happy with for that length of time is with the right facts and a clear. Even the most experienced artists were not born in tattoo studios. Everyone at some time or another has been in your position asking the same questions.


Like every person before you there are many facets, tools and systems around body/art that must be learned. A veritable plethora of information about the process exists and even the most experienced in body modifications might not fully understand them all. The following entries address some of the more frequently posed questions as well as offer a brief introduction to the artists’ world


Firstly we believe that body/art can and should be a passion. In the same way as your favourite painting, song or movie invokes an emotional response, body/art in its’ purest form can be the physical manifestation of this highly personal interaction.


If you have chosen an artist who is able to create a unique design or procedure then part of your body and by extension you, are essentially turned into a living work of art. The purpose of this introduction is to clarify the decisions, process and care needed when choosing and receiving body/art. The end goal is not only knowing what makes a hygienic environment but also the recognition of genuine artwork!

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