Tattooing as we know it in Milwaukee today has evolved drastically over the past two decades. It's a wave that's been getting bigger and bigger, and tattoo artist Adam Werther has been riding it.
Today OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder received her second microblading session for her recently tattooed eyebrows. All good. Phew.
Nas Musa, the owner of Casablanca on Brady, was joking when he told a customer that he could get $5 hookah service for life if he got the restaurant's logo tattooed on his arm.
I finally got my first tattoo. It was a bit of a vain decision to do so in actuality - but one I would never take back. You see, my first tattoo was actually eyebrow microblading.
The Field Museum's "Tattoo" exhibition, which runs through April, is by no means the first exhibition on the art of ink on skin, but considering the size and reach of this Chicago institution, it's surely one of the biggest.
Fifteen years ago, Molly Snyder left a "good" job at a publishing company for a questionably stable job at OnMilwaukee. Some thought she was nuts, but she never looked back. Recently, in honor of her anniversary, Molly got the company logo inked on her arm. See the video here.
Laurent Marin learned the art of tattooing by practicing on his own skin while growing up in Grenoble, France. Today, he co-owns Old Salt Tattooers in Bay View.
In some cultures, it's common for infants to have their ears pierced, but other families have a strict age as to when ear piercing is acceptable. If you are considering ear piercing for your child, here is a list of places in Milwaukee that will do it, and a couple of things to consider before you go.
Four women, all of whom have had mastectomies, are en route to Milwaukee to receive a free tattoo to cover their scars with art. This is made possible through an organization called P.ink, which launches in Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 10, and the work of numerous volunteer tattoo artists.
Last week, a woman was refused entry to a Greenfield bar because she had a neck tattoo. It is completely legal for bars to instill and enforce dress codes, but some still believe it is discriminatory. What do you think?
When tattooing was legalized in Milwaukee in 1998, a handful of shops opened. Today, there are 53. Is this too many? Local shop owners weigh in.
A recent trip to Walker's Point Tattoo taught me a valuable lesson about myself: I'm not very good at getting tattoos. Although not my first, I'm sure the other patrons in the shop thought it was, given my wincing, cringing and twitching. Ā
Since July 3, a small corner of the contemporary galleries at Milwaukee Art Museum have been home to "Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel." And with walls covered in the kind of catalog-of-wares one sees posted in tattoo parlors around the globe, this section of the museum has become not only a tribute, but something of a recreation of the Milwaukee tattoo joints Dietzel ran for half the 20th century.
In today's Kramp Cast I talk to Ed Hardy about reclaiming his name and brand, whether it's possible to love his tattoo designs but hate his clothing line, famous Milwaukee tattoo artist Amund Dietzel, what his friend and mentor Sailor Jerry Collins would say about his empire and we find out what he thinks is the most over the top Ed Hardy product.
Two-and-a-half years ago, Ken Faught opened Saints and Sinners, a tattoo and piercing shop at 1225 E. Brady St. This is Faught's third tattoo shop and, it seems, it has the charm.