Australian tattoo expo conventions

The Best Australian Tattoo Events in 2017

There are some great Aussie tattoo events coming up soon. Thousands of like minded people that share your passion for ink ensures you’ll be immersed in the latest tattoo trends and techniques. A Tattoo expo is a great opportunity to explore the vibrant world of body inking, and also to bump into the best tattoo artists. You might find a local tattoo artist that can turn your vision for a great tattoo into reality. With live tattooing, daily tattoo contests, music and performances on the schedule, making time for tattoo expos in your calendar is something you won’t regret!

Each year there are national tattoo expos in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and smaller shows across Australia. So what’s coming up near you? Checkout our list of upcoming Australian tattoo events in 2017.

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How Many Sessions Does It Take To Remove A Tattoo?

A trip to the beach on a balmy evening is the best possible demonstration of how popular tattoos are these days. But unlike that pink hair dye, you can’t choose a tattoo that fades away after 8 washes. With advances in technology however it is possible to fade or remove a tattoo with a series of laser tattoo removal sessions. This leads to the question “How many sessions does it take to remove a tattoo?”, one of the most common questions asked during our free tattoo removal consultations. Read more

Celebrity Tattoo Removal: 5 Celebs Who’ve Had Tattoos Removed

Despite the fame and fortune celebrities are just as human as the rest of us. These cases of celebrity tattoo removal are great examples.

At the time, that tattoo always seems like a great idea – and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s impossible to hang out with cool, contemporary friends in 2017 without noticing just how popular ‘tats’ have become. In part, the ever-increasing popularity of seriously cool skin art is thanks to celebrities. Your favourite sports, TV, movie and musical heroes are more than likely to have a tattoo or two that you love, and tattoo artists consistently say it’s a top reason us ordinary people decide to ‘get inked’.

But just like us, sometimes celebrities change their minds and need to get that tattoo removed. Here are some top cases of celebrity tattoo fails:

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Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt? Understanding Tattoo Removal Pain

If you have identified a tattoo on your body you wish really wasn’t there, you probably have a few questions. Among them might be:

• How much does it cost?
• How long will it take to remove?
• Will it get rid of the tattoo completely?
• Will it leave any scars?

But human nature being human nature, it could be that your biggest question is actually:

• Will getting my tattoo removed really hurt? Read more

Peachy Pina Colada Smoothie a Tasty Way to help Tattoo Ink Removal

Effective tattoo removal is dependent on the lymph system to move the shattered ink particles out of your body. The better your lymphatic system, the faster the particles will move out. The right smoothies can really help your lymph system do a better job at moving the ink out faster and safer.

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Sun, Sunscreen, and Tattoo Removal

When our calendars fill up with sunny warm days, we start to spend a lot more time outdoors. Sun and laser treatments do not match, so it becomes really important to apply sunscreen on your treated tattoo.

Sun and Tattoos – What are the impacts?

Most of you know that tattoos will fade over time and many of you with tattoos choose to apply sunscreen to your body art to prevent it from fading. Professional tattoo artists generally recommend keeping your tattoo covered up for the first three months and once healed advise sunscreen application before going outdoors. Not all colours are created equal, the lighter the ink, the quicker the fade, the sun slowly draining the life out of that special piece. Black ink will generally take the longest to fade.

When you expose your tattoos to extended periods of sunlight, it causes cells in your body called langerhans cells to break apart. As a result, these cells are forced to move deeper into the dermis resulting in minor inflammatory reactions. This forces the body to produce immune gobbling cells to combat this reaction creating a breakdown of the tattoo ink, resulting in changes to the original shape of the tattoo.

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Blueberry Smoothie – Aid to Tattoo Removal

Did you know that effective tattoo removal, whether it is fading or removal, is also dependent on the health of your lymphatic system? We’ve got the best laser in the business to help you, but taking care of yourself is also really important. Read more

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Australian Tattoo Statistics 2016

In the past Tattoos in Australia were just for the young and the rebellious. These days you’d have to live under a rock not to notice an increasing number of ‘inked’ Australians and a vibrant growing community of tattoo artists (and tattoo removal clinics).

How many Australians have tattoos? What percentage of women have tattoos? What are the most popular types of tattoos? We have the answers and other interesting 2016 Australian tattoo statistics right here. Enjoy our “Tattoo’s in Australia: The Facts” infographic! Read more

Are your tattoos getting in the way of your Defence Force job?

What to consider when you’re Enlisting

If you’re considering serving in the Australian Defence Force, you might want to consider more than just your uniform before you sign up. While tattoos are becoming more and more a part of everyday life for young Australians, it might be in your interest to familiarise yourself with service guidelines.
All branches of the defence force maintain strict guidelines concerning tattoos and body art for its members to maintain the high standard to which they hold themselves which while similar in many regards are not identical. Read more

10 things you need to know about laser tattoo removal

If you do an internet search for laser tattoo removal you might be easily overwhelmed with all the information and choices.

Here are 10 things you need to know about laser tattoo removal – read the list if you’re in a rush or follow the links to the detail. Read more