Tattoo

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Adambomb owner proves the permanence of tattoo shops

Published Dec. 15, 2019

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.

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I tried microblading and it was amazing

Published April 23, 2017

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.

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New Field Museum show traces colorful history of tattooing

Published Feb. 1, 2017

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.

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Would you get a tattoo of your work logo? This OnMilwaukee writer did

Published June 22, 2016

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.

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France-born Marin tattoos Milwaukee

Published April 18, 2015

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.

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Kids ear-piercing shop guide, 2015

Published April 5, 2015

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.

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P.ink Day provides healing through tattooing

Published Oct. 9, 2014

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.

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Does Milwaukee have too many tattoo shops?

Published May 10, 2014

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.

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Wisco pride, tattoo style

Published Aug. 7, 2013

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.  

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Celebrating Milwaukee's own Rembrandt of the rind

Published July 23, 2013

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.

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Hardy attempts to get his name back from douchebags

Published July 8, 2013

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.