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About Tattooing101.com…

Tattooing101.com is simply about the art and process of tattooing…

This includes not only the process of tattooing, but also about what it takes to become a tattoo artist the right and safe way. Before anyone can become a tattoo artist, a good understanding and background knowledge of the process, the equipment and safety procedure is vital. On this website, we will cover various aspects on the subject of tattooing from techniques, to equipment, to tattoo flash, even aspects such as getting your license and paying taxes as an artist, it's all here.

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Inspiration

4 Best Side Boob and Under Boob Tattoo Ideas

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Many people like to show off their tattoos. That’s why they get them in places like arms, shoulders, and feet: more people can see the tattoo that way.

However, it’s also fun to have more intimate tattoos. This is why side boob and underboob tattoos have become more and more popular: it makes for a fun discovery for your lover.

Curious about getting an intimate tattoo of your own? We’ve brought you the four best side boob and underboob tattoo ideas!

Floral Patterns

side boob floral tattoo

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When it comes to side boob tattoo ideas, it’s tough to go wrong with floral patterns. These flowers can be arranged in a nice arch to accentuate your existing curves, and they make your naked body look like it’s constantly blossoming.

As a bonus, floral tattoos come in all kinds of colors. That makes it very easy to find the perfect color to make your skin tone “pop,” which is especially important if you have paler skin.

Tasteful Text

side boob cursive writing tattoo

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Flowers not really your thing? Don’t worry: you can always add some tasteful text to your growing list of side boob tattoo ideas!

Like the flowers, it’s easy to arrange text in a curve or other shape that accentuates your natural appearance. And while it’s not mandatory, making the text cursive makes it seem very classy and upscale.

Finally, a text tattoo gives you a lot of room to get creative. From lovers’ names to favorite quotes, there’s room for just about anything.

A Real “Centerpiece”

sword underboob tattoo

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You probably noticed that our side boob tattoo ideas were mostly profile pieces. This makes sense, as they are meant to be seen from the side. Underboob tattoo ideas, though, are all about the center.

Underboob tattoos tend to be bigger than side book tattoos, and they serve one main purpose: to draw someone’s attention to your breasts. Therefore, you should choose a design with an important central element in the middle.

Flowers can work for this purpose too, but some women prefer objects such as diamonds or crowns. For the truly edgy, a sword or dagger tattoo does the trick! Ultimately, any shape that draws a person’s eyes upward is great for an underboob tattoo.

Going in Circles

mandala underboob tattoo

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If hard angles aren’t a good combo for your soft curves, then we’ve got more underboob tattoo ideas. Here’s one: embracing the art of circular design.

Designs like the sun and the moon make for good underboob tattoo ideas because the person looking at the tattoo will be drawn to the symmetry of the design. Plus, these tattoos are timeless, and there’s a lot of room to get really creative with the design.

There’s also room to meet in the middle (so to speak) with designs that do a bit of both. Things like mandalas or atoms are not perfect circles, but the approximate circle design still helps to show off your body in an exciting new way!

Final Thoughts

Done right, side boob and underboob tattoos can make you look and feel sexier than ever before. The trick is finding the design that’s just right for you.

To stay on top of the best tattoo ideas, be sure to bookmark Tattooing 101.

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Tattoo Facts, Tattoo Instruction

Tattoo Numbing Creams: Are They Worth It?

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People ask us many questions about tattoos each week. The most popular question is nice and simple: “will it hurt?”

The potential for pain is a real turn-off for many people who want a tattoo. To help with the pain, some of these folks turn to tattoo numbing creams.

However, these creams are very controversial in the tattoo community. Before you use any of it, it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting into. That’s why we’ve prepared a solid guide to what these creams are, how they work, and whether they are actually worth it or not.

How Does Tattoo Numbing Cream Work?

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On the most basic level, tattoo numbing creams work by numbing the skin. Exactly how this works depends on the active ingredient inside the cream.

Despite the scary name, “nerve deadeners” are the mildest creams. They are pretty weak on their own (deadening the nerves can only block so much pain), so some people combine them with other options.

“Nerve blockers” are a bit more effective because they block pain signals from reaching your brain. Technically, the pain is still registering with the nerves, but your brain just isn’t aware of it.

“Vasoconstrictors” are even more straightforward: they force your blood vessels to constrict, which means you end up bleeding less. Less blood means less pain; easy peasy.

A Tale of Two Numbing Creams

Earlier, we mentioned three active ingredients for a tattoo numbing cream. However, all the creams fall into two camps: creams that you use while you are getting a tattoo and creams that you use as part of your tattoo aftercare.

Each kind of cream has its uses, but the practice is frowned upon by many tattoo artists (more on this later). Additionally, the effectiveness of these creams can vary quite a bit.

Is It Effective?

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Will a tattoo numbing cream dull the pain? Yes. Will it dull the pain enough? That’s the big question.

While your pain will be reduced, no numbing cream can perfectly deaden the pain directly at your tattoo area. So if you think this will make everything pain-free, then you’re in for a rude (and painful) awakening.

It’s also worth noting that the FDA frowns on these kinds of numbing creams. It’s their belief that such creams are only effective when administered by a medical professional; unfortunately, you and your favorite tattoo artist probably don’t qualify!

Know the Controversy

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As we said before, many tattoo artists don’t like tattoo numbing creams. Some refuse to use them altogether.

Why is this? In truth, there are several reasons. One is that certain numbing creams (especially water-based ones) may make your skin slippery and mess up the tattoo process.

For some artists, it’s more direct: they’ve tried creams and felt that they didn’t work. Therefore, they don’t want to stock what they see as defective products.

Finally, some old school tattoo artists and aficionados think that pain is an important part of getting a tattoo. To them, dodging the pain means missing out an a big part of the experience.

Tattoo Numbing Cream: The Bottom Line

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So, the big question: is a tattoo numbing cream right for you? The only real answer is that it depends. If your artist approves of them and you find it effective, then you’ve got nothing to lose but money. Just be aware that not all creams are similarly effective, and none of them can completely remove the pain!

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Inspiration

Hottest Celebrity Tattoos of 2018

There’s just something about celebrity tattoos. These stars are constantly on our screens, in our movie theaters, and on our phones. And when you’re a tattoo enthusiast, it’s cool to see stars who share your passion.

2018 was a pretty powerful year for celebrity tattoos. Did you miss out on all this awesome ink? Don’t worry: we’re here to bring you the hottest celebrity tattoos of 2018!

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Pete Davidson

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