Ladies Of The Trade

ellestanger:

Dirty sneakers and clean smoothie. Pineapple, banana, vanilla flax seeds, agave, milk.

ellestanger:

Dirty sneakers and clean smoothie. Pineapple, banana, vanilla flax seeds, agave, milk.

electrictattoos:

Amanda Abbott

Posted 17 hours ago
with 8 notes
justtraditionaltattoos asked:
Hello! I'm sorry you don't like my silly little Naruto tattoo. Any chance you could remove it from your blog? I decided due to the nature of Tumblr it's probably best to just delete it. I'd hate to be spread around the bad tattoo blogs. Thanks very much! Love your blog by the way, it's great to see women being more appreciated in the tattooing community.

I’ve gone ahead and deleted it, because you asked so nicely and I get it, Tumblr can be ruthless sometimes, and I’m not about internet hate. I’m about open discussion, and respect. 

That being said, I’m assuming you are white, and anglo judging by how well you speak english and how pale your skin in the picture is. It’s a little insulting to real life Japanese people for you to have their language tattooed on you permanently. (In fact, if I understand correctly, in Japanese culture tattoos of any kind are WAY more taboo than ours, like …you can’t even get into certain bath houses if you have them.) 

I, for example, as a Chicana, HATE seeing white people with sugar skulls tattooed on them. They haven’t celebrated the lives of loved ones lost on Dia de los Muertos! They don’t know the traditions! They. don’t. get it!

And you, you don’t speak Japanese, nor are you from Japan (presumably) so your tattoo is problematic. It’s fine to like Naruto, that’s intended for people everywhere to enjoy, so maybe to add context to the writing you have you can add an awesome Naruto design to each of your knee caps. I think that’d look bad ass, and I think that would make your existing tattoo less problematic. (Or you could cover it up, I don’t think that’s be too difficult either.)

I appreciate that you like the blog, and I’m sorry if this came off as curt, but everyone needs to be educated on these things. It’s one very big reason why we maintain this blog, to educate people not only on tattoo etiquette/tattoo standards, but also tattoo culture and what is and what is not appropriate/offensive.

Admins, feel free to add your two cents <3

-Admin M

Absolutely perfectly said, Admin M. - Alix
hollyellistattoo:

#stevezissou on Morgan, thanks girl! @idlehandsf #idlehandsf #hollyellis lyellis #lifeaquatic (at Idle Hand Tattoo)

hollyellistattoo:

#stevezissou on Morgan, thanks girl! @idlehandsf #idlehandsf #hollyellis lyellis #lifeaquatic (at Idle Hand Tattoo)

racheljamiebaldwin:

Thanks Launa for getting Enid tattooed today! From a painting I did last year. So much fun 😊💖 #ghostworld #enid

racheljamiebaldwin:

Thanks Launa for getting Enid tattooed today! From a painting I did last year. So much fun 😊💖 #ghostworld #enid

Posted 1 day ago
with 36 notes

via: beccahgb
beccahgb:

Becca Genne-Bacon
Hand of Glory/The End is Near
www.handofglorytattoo.com
Brooklyn, NY

beccahgb:

Becca Genne-Bacon

Hand of Glory/The End is Near

www.handofglorytattoo.com

Brooklyn, NY

skindeeptales:

Tattooed porcelain doll by Jessica Harrison

skindeeptales:

Tattooed porcelain doll by Jessica Harrison

By Sophie C’est La Vie in Brooklyn NY

By Sophie C’est La Vie in Brooklyn NY

alexstrangler:

#sailormoon @taylorstreettattoo

alexstrangler:

#sailormoon @taylorstreettattoo

ahistoryofweedcraft:

Breast mandalas handpoked by me (grace neutral)