Tattooing is a world wide art form, and at Tattoo Lou’s Inked Republic we invite  talented artists to guest spot at our Westfield Southshore Mall location, so that YOU can have a once in a lifetime opportunity to be tattooed by some of these  famous artists from across the globe.

You can pre-book these artists by leaving a deposit either online or by calling Dan directly at 631-665-1908.

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United Ink Tattoo Shows 2015

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We have TWO kick ass shows planned for 2015: United Ink “No Limits” at Resorts World Casino, NY and United Ink Flight 915 September 11th-13th at The Cradle Of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY. View full article »

Watch this Video on Tattoo After Care

 

This video gives you the proper steps to tattoo aftercare. World famous tattoo artist and tattoo shop owner Lou Rubino breaks it all down for you.

At Tattoo Lou’s, we operate at the highest level of safety possible for tattooing. Here in Suffolk County, NY, the Board of Health regulates all professional tattooing. In order to tattoo, each artist must be licensed, and each studio must be licensed. We pride ourselves on providing the safest tattoo experience possible for our customers. In order to help protect you, here’s what you as a customer should be looking out for when you get a tattoo. View full article »

 

 

 

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In a fascinating legal case, Chris Escobedo, the owner of Elite Tattoo has filed suit against video game maker THQ for recreating tattoos Escobedo designed for Carlos Condit, a former UFC champion as part of their UFC Undisputed games. What many people might not know is that copyrights on tattoos are actually owned by the tattoo artists and not the people bearing their ink, unless there is a contract created to transfer the rights. Because Escobedo did not grant permission for his art to be recreated, and because he was not compensated for it, he has a strong case. The outcome of this suit will likely have long-term implications for the use and recreation of tattoo art in media. 

 

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Getting a traditional Polynesian tattoo might seem like an awesome idea, but anyone who has ever gone through the procedure could tell you that it may be one of the hardest things you ever attempt. It is extremely long, extremely painful, and not for the feint of heart!

 

 

The entire procedure for the traditional pe'a (fully covering the torso and upper legs) would take about three months to complete. Every day, the warrior would undergo as much work as he could stand before the pain became too great or until dusk descended. Sometimes it was necessary to take a few days off to let the extreme skin inflammation calm down. The healing process took up to a year, with extensive aftercare of salt water washes and skin massages being necessary to avoid infection. Simple actions like walking were difficult and required assistance by friends and family.

 

 

Avoiding or quitting the tattoo process had dire consequences. Those who could not endure the procedure would be shunned by society, considered a coward for life. Because of this, despite the extreme, long-lasting pain, there were few who shrank from the challenge of getting tattooed.

 

 

 

 

Robert Drake is a professional freelance writer, editor, copywriter and blogger. To learn more about this fascinating fellow, visit his website.

 

 

The oldest mention of male genital piercing is believed to be in the Kama Sutra. The Apadravya is said to be exceptionally good for enhancing pleasure, both for the man who bears it and for his sexual partners, whether male or female. 

 

The reason for this is due to the placement of this piercing. The Apadravya most often consists of a straight barbell that runs through the glans of the penis from top to bottom, running through the urethra. The ball on the top is ideal for stimulating the G spot of female partners during vaginal intercourse, while the ball underneath the glans is positioned for prostate stimulation during anal sex with male partners.

 

The Apadravya can be completed in either one or two sessions. When done in two, the first session creating a Prince Albert, as we recently covered, and the top half of the piercing being completed after healing. 

 

The Apadravya is normally centered, though it can be occasionally set off-center. Even in such a case, the bar still usually runs through the urethra. Rarely, the shaft instead of the glans is pierced in this manner, called a shaft apadravya, but many piercers do not perform it that way.

 

 

 

Robert Drake is a professional freelance writer, editor, copywriter and blogger. To learn more about this fascinating fellow, visit his website.

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