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→
Tattoo discrimination in the workplace is more common then one might think. With the number of people who have tattoos increase so are the chances of being discriminated against. It is said that a tattooed person does not pass judgment on a person with no tattoos but it can be said the other way around – for the most part. Who agrees with me? Dave Champion does; in fact he is bringing the same passion on tattoo discrimination in the workplace as he does to fight for our liberty.
Tattooed Need Not Apply
Almost every generation or ethnic group is faced with some type of discrimination. Just think back to the 60’s and the hippie movement, when signs were posted at businesses stating “No Long Hair People Need Apply”. As Dave Champion stated in his blog article titled, “The Ugly Truth About Tattoo Discrimination In The Workplace” we first need to understand what discrimination is:
Discriminate: (verb, used without object) – to make a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person or thing belongs rather than according to actual merit.1
This past Labor Day was the 2015 Carriage House Tattoo Gathering in Lenoir, NC. This was the inaugural event that attracted top tattoo artists from all over the world. The event organizers were Big Gus, Tony Olivas, and Chris Holifield. The master of ceremonies was none other than Joe Germinario, aka Joey Tattoo from Spike TV’s hit series Tattoo Rescue. We would like to thank all involved for the opportunity to cover this event and all the hospitality.