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I recently wrote an article all about sun tattoos and how the sun can be a great source of ideas for your next tattoo.

I thought i might share some it with you here:

The Sun Through The Ages

Through the many years and across many religions and belief systems the sun has been a most powerful character.

Way back in the time of the ancient Egyptians the sun represented the sun god Ra. All mighty and powerful Ra ruled from the heavens above, over both us mere mortals and all the gods above.

flower, rose, feminine, sweet
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blossoms, leaf, floral, pretty
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The Modern Day Sun

In modern times the sun has come to be recognized more for what it is, an immensely powerful seemingly endless series of atomic explosions at the centre of our solar system that shares it head with us on a daily basis.

But the modern acceptance of what the sun is in our reality based existence has by no means diminished its power.

If anything its power over us has been increased. For we now realize that life on this planet would not continue for very long without it. And once the energy contained within the sun runs out we will have to find ourselves a new home.

Sun Tattoo Resources on TattooBlast.com

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Who out there thinks the link between flower tattoos and feminine tattoos is undeinable?

well i for one do.

so much so that i have writen an article all about it which i have posted on my website.

check it out and tell me what you think, just click on the link below:

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Are you looking for info about free skull design tattoo's?

Then you have come to the right place. Here are TattooBlast on our free skull tattoo page we tell you all you need to know about skull tattoo designs.

Sifting Through the Paradoxes and Hidden Meanings
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Are you looking for the ultimate free star tattoo?

If so then you need to checkout TattooBlast's free star tattoo page featuring free picture of star tattoo.

Shooting Star Design

If you are looking for:

* free star tattoo
* free picture of star tattoo
* free tattoo shooting star design
* star tattoo flash free
* free shooting star tattoo

If you are after any of the above then you have come to the right place. We have lots of great examples of star tattoo designs and you are sure to find something you like or at least some inspiration to get you going in the right direction.
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Body Graphic Tattoo's

Body Graphic Tattoo's and Free Tattoo Graphics are so hot right now and barely a day goes by without seeing or hearing about one of these terms. TV shows like Miami Ink and done so much to popularize this already popular and widespread art form.

Graphic Design Tattoo

We are proud to being you, here at TattooBlast, a broad range of graphic design tattoo's. We encourage you to go through each of the galleries and see if there are any tribal tattoo graphics or graphic design tattoos that you like.
Have a look through our many and varied galleries and design pages, pack with all the info you need about what the different tat designs mean. Checkout all the body graphic tattoo's we have available and hopefully you will find something you like.
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Free Angel Tattoo Design

Who is after some cool free angel tattoo design?
Excellent, then TattooBlast is the place for you, out Angel Tattoo Gallery features lots of free design's and pic's.
We have gathered together just for you a whole bunch of really cool free angel tat designs from all over the place, so you can look through them all and hopefully find something you like.

Free Angel Tattoo Design

If you find a free tattoo that you like, in our free angel tattoo gallery, feel free to print them out and cut them out and try them on. This can be heaps of fun, invite a friend over and you can spend hours cutting out the tattoos and trying them on different parts of your body to see where you like it best. Even better yet can take photo's of each other with free angel tattoo pic on different parts of your body that way you can look at them on your PC and decide where the best position is for your new tat.
Lots of fun to be had by all in our free angel tattoo design gallery, enjoy…

Flying Cupid with Banner
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Polynesian Tattoos

Here are some funcky polynesian tattoos i found:

flower in wave Polynesian Tattoo

mean tiki statue Polynesian Tattoo

easter island head Polynesian Tattoo

smiling tiki statue Polynesian Tattoo

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Here is an exerpt from a new article on my website on tattoo meaning:

Thousands and thousands of years ago, people were already putting permanent art onto their bodies in the way that we do it nowadays. Of course, the work was not done with an electric gun in those days, but the effect was the same even though the process was vastly different and undoubtedly much more painful. If we investigate the ancient tribal tattoo meaning of various world cultures, we get a much better idea of what our current trends in body art are.

For example, in warrior societies, the men had various signs branded on them to show everyone what their status was. The reason that this form was used was because it was indelible and could not be lost. Men who had killed for the first time got a specific mark to show their status in their warrior society. As for women in ancient history, tattoo design and meaning also held significance in their world.

You can find information on our website about how, in many societies, a woman was given a certain mark when she came of age. This was a signal to the men of the tribe that she was available. Again, this type of mark was used because the mark is permanent and can not be taken off like a piece of jewellery. Once the woman was chosen by a man and they became partners of some sort, the image was added to in order to take on a new tattoo meaning—namely, that she is ‘married,’ i.e. no longer available.

If you want to read the full article click on the link below to go to my website:

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i have been writing about flower tattoos today and thought i might share a really good article i found with has all the meanings of the different flowers 

BABY'S BREATH: Innocence.
BALSAM: Ardent love.
BOUVARDIA: Enthusiasm.
CACTUS: Endurance.
CALLA LILY: Magnificent beauty.
CAMELLIA: Gratitude.
CAMELLIA, PINK: Longing for you.
CAMELLIA, RED: You're a flame in my heart.
CAMELLIA, WHITE: You're adorable.
CARNATION: Fascination, distinction, divine love, woman
CARNATION, PINK: A woman's love, I'll never forget you, mother's love.
CARNATION, RED: Alas for my poor heart, admiration, my heart aches for you, fascination.
CARNATION, WHITE: Innocence, faithfulness, sweet and lovely, pure love, ardent love, good luck.
CHRYSANTHEMUM: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth.
CHRYSANTHEMUM, WHITE: Truth, loyal love.
DAFFODIL: Regard, rebirth, new beginnings, unrequited love, you're the only one, chivalry.
DAFFODIL, SEVERAL: Joy, happiness.
DAISY: Innocence, loyal love, I'll never tell, purity.
DANDELION: Faithfulness, happiness, love's oracle.
DAY LILY: Coquetry, Chinese emblem for mother.
EREMURUS: Endurance.
EUPHORBIA: Persistence.
FORGET-ME-NOT: True love, hope, remembrance, memories.
FREESIA: Innocence, thoughtfulness.
GARDENIA: You're lovely, secret love, joy, sweet love, good luck.
GLADIOLUS: Strength of character, remembrance, infatuation, splendid beauty, give me a break.
GLOXINA: Love at first sight.
HEATHER, LAVENDER: Admiration, solitude, beauty.
HEATHER, WHITE: Protection, wishes will come true.
HIBISCUS: Delicate beauty.
HOLLY: Foresight, defense, domestic happiness, enchantment.
HOLLYHOCK: Ambition, fruitfulness.
HONEYSUCKLE: Bonds of love.
HUCKLEBERRY: Simple pleasure.
HYACINTH: Sport, play, games, rashness, dedicated to Apollo.
HYACINTH, BLUE: Constancy.
IRIS: Wisdom, Fleur-de-lis, emblem of France, your friendship means so much to me, faith, hope, valor, my compliments.
IRIS, WHITE: Purity.
JASMINE, WHITE or INDIAN: Amiability , I attach myself to you, sensuality, attachment.
JASMINE, YELLOW: Grace, elegance.
JONQUIL: Sympathy , love me, affection returned, desire.
LADY SLIPPER: Capricious beauty.
LAVENDER: Devotion.
LILAC: Youthful, humility, confidence.
LILY: Majesty, wealth, pride, innocence, purity.
LILY, WHITE: Purity, modesty, virginity, majesty, it's heavenly to be with you. LILY,
MAGNOLIA: Dignity, love of nature, nobility.
MIMOSA: Sensitivity.
MINT: Virtue.
MISTLETOE: Kiss me, affection, to surmount difficulties, sacred plant of India.
MOSS: Maternal love, charity. NARCISSUS: Egotism, conceit, self love, self admiration, formality, stay as sweet as you are
NASTURTIUM: Conquest, victory in battle.
OAK LEAVES: Bravery.
ORANGE BLOSSUM: Purity, innocence, eternal love, marriage and fruitfulness, fertility.
ORCHID: Rare beauty, love, refinement, beautiful lady, Chinese symbol for many children, mature charm, beauty, long life.
PALM LEAVES: Victory, success.
PEPPERMINT: Cordiality.
PERIWINKLE: Friendship.
POPPY: Eternal sleep, oblivion, imagination.
POPPY, RED: Pleasure, consolation.
POPPY, YELLOW: Wealth, success.
PRIMROSE: I can't live without you.
RANUNCULUS: You are radiant with charm, radiant charm.
ROSE: Love, passion, perfection. The rose was named for the Latin word rosa which means red. It has been a symbol of love since ancient times.
ROSE, BURGUNDY: Beauty within.
ROSE, CORAL: Desire.
ROSE, HIBISCUS: Delicate beauty.
ROSE, LAVENDER: Love at first sight, enchantment.
ROSE, LEAF: You may hope.
ROSE, MOSS: Confessions of love.
ROSE, ORANGE: Fascination, display feeling of enthusiasm.
ROSE, PEACH: Desire, gratitude, apprecation, admiration, sympathy, modesty.
ROSE, PINK: Happiness, appreciation, admiration, friendship, sympathy.
ROSE, DARK PINK: Thankfulness.
ROSE, LIGHT PINK: Grace, gladness, joy, perfect happiness, please believe me, gratitude, admiration, gentility.
ROSE, RED: Love, passion, respect, courage, I love you, beauty, pure and lovely, prosperity.
ROSE, DEEP RED: Un-selfconscious beauty.
ROSE, SINGLE, FULL BLOOM: I love you, I still love you, new love.
ROSE, BUD, SMALL: Pure and lovely, beauty and youth, a heart innocent of love.
ROSE, THORNLESS: Love at first sight.
ROSE, WHITE: Innocence, purity, secrecy, I am worthy of you, silence, friendship, truth, virtue, girlhood, humility spiritual love, but of the soul, reverence, charm, happy love.
ROSE, WHITE, DRIED: Death is preferable to loss of virtue.
ROSE, YELLOW: Joy, friendship, true love, decrease of love, jealousy, try to care, freedom, slighted love, shows "I care", joy, gladness. ROSES, BOUQUET, MATURE: Gratitude.
ROSES, RED & WHITE TOGETHER: Unity, flower emblem of England.
ROSES, YELLOW & RED TOGETHER: Happiness, congratulations.
ROSES, YELLOW & ORANGE TOGETHER: Passionate thoughts.
ROSEMARY: Remembrance, purity, rebirth.
SAGE: Virtue.
SALAL: Zest.
SCABIOUS: Unfortunate love.
SMILAX: Loveliness.
SNAPDRAGON: Deception, gracious lady, presumption.
SPEARMINT: Warm sentiment.
SPIDER FLOWER: Elope with me.
STATICE: Sympathy, remembrance, success.
STEPHANOTIS: Happiness in marriage, desire to travel.
STOCK: Lasting beauty, bonds of affection, promptness, you'll always be beautiful to me.
SUNFLOWER: Follows the sun as it grows, adoration, haughtiness.
SWEET WILLIAM: Gallantry, smile, finesse.
THYME: Activity.
TUBEROSE: Dangerous pleasure.
TULIP: Perfect lover, frame, flower emblem of Holland.
TULIP, RED: Believe me, declaration of love, fame.
TULIP, VARIEGATED: Beautiful eyes.
TULIP, YELLOW: Hopeless love, there's sunshine in your smile.
VIOLET: Modesty, faithfulness, innocence, understated beauty.
VIOLET, BLUE: Watchfulness, faithfulness, I'll always be true.
VIOLET, PURPLE: Thoughts of you, blue love.
VIOLET, WHITE: Let's take a chance, youthful innocence.
VIOLET, YELLOW: Love of country.
WATER LILY: Purity of heart.
WHEAT: Friendliness.
YARROW: Healing, sorrow.
ZINNIA: Thoughts of absent friends, in memory of an absent friend.
ZINNIA, WHITE: Goodness.
ZINNIA, YELLOW: Daily remembrance.

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here is a good article i found on the subject of custom tattoo's:

Well, first of all, if a tattooer can't "draw to save his/her life", they're not exactly an "artist", are they? Neither should they be doing tattoos that require an artistic skill set, right? If they can't draw, they can't interpret another artist's work to make it a good tattoo. Start using the term "tattooer" unless and until you KNOW that an individual is also an "artist". MOST tattooers don't draw well, but try anyway. They'll do great "mechanical tattooing" quite often, but the artwork aspect is missing. While mechanics are perfectly legitimate as tattooers, they shouldn't be trying to do things that require an artistic eye/education/sensibility. Primarily, this is the cause of more shitty tattoo work than any other single factor, in my experience.

BUT, there are MANY MANY tattooers out there who are also competent illustrators, artists in their own right, and if you're tattooer can't draw what you want, GET A DIFFERENT TATTOOER!!!! There's NO excuse for having someone who can't draw change how you look nekkid. There's great artists out there. Give them your business. They're typically not any more expensive than the "mechanic" types.

If someone HAS a competent artist as their tattooer, they don't need anyone else "creating tattoos", and if they don't have an artist, they need a different tattooer. Kinda makes the whole "Custom Tattoo Flash Artist" a niche job, making certain that tattooers with no artistic ability are attempting tattoos that they won't be skilled enough to create properly, doncha think?

As a tattooer, I guess I'm having trouble with the whole idea that someone "not a tattooer" is "more qualified" to create "tattoo-medium friendly" artwork than someone working with the tools every day. EVERY DAY people bring in tattoo "designs" that their "friend drew" which will NEVER look good as a tattoo, and once in a while someone brings in a design that their "artist friend" drew, but that does NOT translate well tot he tattoo/skin medium. So, I guess I feel that either you can't draw, at which time you have no business attempting artistically challenging tattoos, or you can, at which time you don't need someone else "creating a custom tattoo design" for you, and either you DO tattoo for a living, at which time you have no need to "create custom artwork for incompetent tattooers", or you DON'T tattoo, at which time you don't know enough about the medium to create tattoos that a solely "mechanical" tattooer can apply well.

Patronize tattooers who are illustrators themselves. I work in a "street shop", with the walls covered in a thousand sheets of flash. I doubt there's been more than one or two "flash" tattoos done in the studio in the last two months, with four tattooers working, primarily because every tattoo we do is "custom", that is to say, drawn specifically for each customer. The last street shop I worked in was located about 5 blocks from a "party school" college campus. Flash tattoos were the order of the day, but each and every one of us was capable of creating just about every tattoo we ever did, flash or original. There's enough awesome tattoo "artists" out there that "custom flash tattoos" need be done, except for the little "we all want this one, stick it here" pieces that the average 19 y/o college girl gets with her three girlfriends on a Friday night, and they can usually find what they want on the wall of a street shop, which their "mechanically competent tattooer" is quite capable of doing properly.

here is the link for the article: http://tribes.tribe.net/customtattooflashartists/thread/e6d3df08-3a9a-493e-8027-6e5ff67eef81

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