Welcome to the inaugural post of our blog here at Fox & Sparrow Tattoo. We are stoked on this new addition to our website, a sort of digital tattoo flash wall -- a space where we can share insights, inspiration, and the ins and outs of the wonderful art of Tattooing that we all love so much. Whether you're a seasoned collector, tattoo-newbie, or just fascinated by this ancient art form, there will be something here for you.
We aim to share and explore topics such as:
Tattoo History: What is Tattoo History? How far back does tattooing reach? What cultures, artists, and people were fundamental in the development and spread of tattooing across the globe, making it what it is today? Why should we know or care about tattoo history?
The Science of Tattooing: From ancient tools to modern technology, how has tattooing evolved to the art form it is today and how have developments in tattoo machines, pigments, needles changed over time to help produce the intricate work we all love? What happens to your body and skin during and after a tattoo?
How to Pick a Tattoo Artist: How to look at and analyze a tattoo portfolio, how to choose an artist to work with, best practices on approaching an artist to work with, what to expect before, during, and after your tattoo, why it's important to "let go" during the design process and allow some creative freedom, red flags to look out for in an artist or tattoo shop, and much more.
Meanings Behind Popular Tattoos: Every tattoo has a story, but some symbols and motifs carry universal meanings. We'll cover the history and significance of popular designs, from ancient symbols to modern classics, helping you find deeper meaning in potential tattoos or find new meaning in your existing art.
Tattoo Style Spotlights: Tattoo art is as diverse as the people who wear it and create it. We want to spotlight different tattoo styles; from traditional, realism, neo-traditional, new school, fine line, stipple, watercolor, and so on -- featuring work by our talented artists, our friends, and tattooers we admire, we will discuss what makes each style unique as well as potential longevity issues with some popular styles today.
And much, much more...
At Fox & Sparrow Tattoo we believe tattoos are more than just decorations you take to the grave; they are expressions of identity, milestones that celebrate life, death, love, and the human condition, and wearable art that tells a unique story and showcases your style. Through this blog we aim to enrich your understanding and appreciation of tattoos, offer practical advice, share our rich and creative community of artists and friends, and hopefully allow you to get to know us a little better as well. Stay tuned for our upcoming posts, and welcome to our digital family.