OB Pier: A Storied History, and a New Pier?

What do you think of when you first think “Ocean Beach”? The weekly market on Wednesdays? Dog Beach? Sunset Cliffs? What about the pier? The Ocean Beach pier has been an iconic landmark of the area …

Kurtis Wins Award for Best Polynesian Tattoo

Have you ever been to a tattoo convention? They are held all over the world and all throughout the year, and they are a good way to get tattooed by an artist you admire who is …

Single Needle Tattoos: History and Designs | Chapter One

Those seeking a hyper-realistic yet minimalist tattoo should learn about single-needle tattooing. Single-needle tattoos, which are defined by their namesake, are a specific tattooing technique that utilizes a single needle to render a design. While the …

Color Realism Tattoos: History and Designs | Chapter One

A picture is worth a thousand words, and when you want an image on your body for a lifetime, color realism tattoos are one of the most realistic ways to go. All tattoos are personalized masterpieces, …

Blackwork Tattoos: History and Designs | Chapter One

Blackwork tattoos, eye-catching and visually captivating, are an ever-evolving tattoo style that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Heavily inspired by ancient tribal tattooing and utilizing large planes of black ink, blackwork tattoos are a popular tattoo …

Black and Grey Tattoos: History and Designs | Chapter One

A tattoo doesn’t need colorful ink to be a detailed, illustrious, and captivating piece of art. Black and grey tattoos, defined by their tell-tale shading and realistic artistry, are some of the most popular style choices …

Fine Line Tattoos: History and Designs

Sometimes beauty is found in the little details and this point is proven perfectly with fine line tattoos. Fine line tattoos are an increasingly popular tattoo style that adds a minimalist twist to the artistry of …

Neo-Traditional Tattoos: History and Designs

The artistry of tattooing is ever-evolving and a style that perfectly demonstrates these adaptations is neo-traditional tattoos. Neo traditionalism is a fairly new concept but one that’s inspired by design elements and artistic influences from centuries …