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I have been fascinated with tattoos since I was a kid and saw my Uncle’s ink from when he served in the Royal Navy. I got my first one at the age of 22, a Bald Eagle’s head on my upper arm from a local shop called Da Vinci’s Tattoo in Wantagh NY. I have been collecting them ever since.

Tattoo Artist John Avanti San Francisco

Tattoo Artist John Avanti


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In this Artist Spotlight, we will take a look at the work of tattoo artist John Avanti of San Francisco, California. John tattoos out of a shop called Ocean Avenue Tattoo  in the Ingleside Terraces section of San Francisco.

John started his career tattooing back in 2012 after helping his friend with the construction of the shop John would call home, Ocean Avenue Tattoo. Here is a sample of John’s artwork: Continue reading Tattoo Artist John Avanti San Francisco

Mike Rubendall Joins Tattoodo

Mike Rubendall Joins Tattoodo


Mike Rubendall
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If you have ever looked up tattoo artists on the internet the name Mike Rubendall is sure to be listed. Since the mid 90’s Mike has built a reputation for himself as a well-established tattooer. To keep up his momentum in the tattoo culture Mike has joined up with Ami James and the staff at Tattoodo to become Brand Ambassador.

Tattoodo has sent over Mike Rubendall’s bio to share with our followers and readers:

Mike Rubendall is the internationally renowned artist, entrepreneur, and the founder of Kings Avenue Tattoo. Mike has over twenty years experience in the tattoo industry and has received over fifty international awards for his work. Mike’s work has been featured in over 100 publications and magazines. Continue reading Mike Rubendall Joins Tattoodo

7 Things to Know About Getting a Tattoo

7 Things to Know About Getting a Tattoo


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Ever since Miami Ink aired on the TLC network back in 2005 tattoos have become very popular. Once Ami James opened up the “world of tattooing” to the masses there seems to be a shop on every corner of America. Before 2000 in many areas it was illegal to operate a Tattoo Shop. Just think from 1961 to 1997 it was illegal to tattoo someone in the 5 boroughs of NYC; it was banned by the Health Department. Now every State, Town and / or City has their own rules and regulations on what they consider “safe”. So how does one find a reputable shop or artist? Here are 7 things to know about getting a tattoo and before sitting in any chair for your newest piece of artwork. Continue reading 7 Things to Know About Getting a Tattoo