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meet our artists
Meet the team below that helps make Dragonsbane the fantastic shop that it is.
If you've never had a tattoo before, here is the standard process used in the industry. You bring us your idea, the artist will work with you to develop it into a sketch, you'll get a rough pricing and if both parties agree, they'll get started!
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A position has opened up here at Dragonsbane Tattoo, and we’re looking for an experienced tattoo artist to come join the team!
- Five (5) years verifiable experience
- A Portfolio, physical or digital
- Must be able to obtain a tattoo license in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
- Be up to date on CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogen Certifications
The posting will open until position has been filled.
If you would like to inquire about this position, please call us or e-mail us using the information below.
While the question may seem simple enough, asking “What is a tattoo?” can offer answers that might lead in many different directions. Tattoos are permanent markings on the skin made by way of ink and needles. Once the ink is deposited into the second layer of skin known as the dermis, the wound scabs over and the skin heals to expose a design under the new layer.
The practice is now an acceptable form of body art. Depending on where you reside, there may be certain age restrictions that might dictate the minimum age for getting a tattoo. Check with an established tattoo shop for local laws or jurisdictions specifying these tattoo requirements. In most cases, you’ll need to be 18 years of age or have parental consent before getting a tattoo. Be thankful, you’ll also likely need that time to select a tattoo that carries significance, anyway. Whether it be a memorial piece or one that expresses interests, hobbies, or even love themes, tattoos are rich in cultural history and deserve a bit of respect.
Tattooing has long been a way of ceremonial rites and passages in most cultures throughout the world. From Africa’s scarification process to the Celt’s inking griffins and monsters that were later found on their corpses, tattoos are worn to mark special events, to pay honor or respect, and even to unite body to body with ash remains that are later inked under the skin. Tattoos tell a story and can be written in any language. From symbols depicting cultural images to words and font designs, if you dare to dream it, a tattooist can likely create it and tell your tale on a living canvas.
To celebrate life, choices, and to pay tribute and memorial to life’s purpose and companions, tattoos have the artful ability to speak volumes. Many people choose to remember those they love and honor traditions and life events with a tattoo. As the saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words. Tattoos cost money. Just as you expect to pay a professional for beauty, hair and other professional services, tattoo artists set their own rates and expect to be paid fairly based upon the details of the design, and their professional skill level. The better and more well known the artist is, the more you will likely pay. Rest assured; all artists will discuss their rates prior to beginning work, or at least they should. If not, get out of there.
Before you get a tattoo, proper time and consideration should be put into your piece to better avoid the chance of regret. Hasty tattoos are at the top of the list for tattoo removal, so don’t be so quick to jump the gun. Spend some time going over tattoo art styles to narrow down your personal style. With study, you will find that you are drawn to different styles as you begin to pay attention to body art. Tattoo artist selection is also imperative in the tattoo process. Take your time and do some research on top tattoo artists. Watch a few of the latest tattoo reality shows to learn basic styles and techniques, and then develop an eye for the art.
The coolest speakeasy in L.A. right now isn’t hidden behind a refrigerator door in Venice — it’s tucked behind the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Walk past the pool and around the gate, and you’ll find a secluded little space filled with oversized leather couches, vintage maps, and regulars like Zoë Kravitz, Miley Cyrus, and Cara Delevingne. But they’re not waiting around for Manhattans or Tiki cocktails. No, The Hideaway is serving up the city’s daintiest, trendiest tattoos — all etched by 36-year-old artist Brian Woo, or better known as Doctor Woo to his 1.2 million Instagram followers.
The man doesn’t take walk-ins, but if you’re lucky, you might get an email response from him — which would land you in his chair anywhere from six months to a year from now. Until then, we’ll be stalking his Instagram trying to settle on a design if that day ever comes. So what’s inspiring the world’s most in-demand tattoo artist right now? We dropped by his studio to find out his 2018 tattoo trend predictions, his secret to caring for fresh ink, and the one design he hopes goes away soon. He’s granting full access, ahead.
“I have done a lot of Saturns this year,” Woo says. “I think people are into the cosmos right now because it’s an unexplained thing. It’s a symbol that anything’s possible. We’re in a time where social media is everywhere and information is so readily available that we know everything about everyone, so it’s kind of nice to think that there is still something we don’t know.”
“Feathers were huge a few years ago,” Woo says. “I think someone nicknamed me Dr. Feather because all I did was feathers, It was like, ‘Ugh!'” Next was the palm tree, a trend that’s still popular, but the current trend du jour is a little more unexpected: “Pet faces,” Woo reports. “Mini pet faces, like mini portraits of the client’s dog, have been really big.” (It’s popular with his celeb clients, too: He even gave one to client Miley Cyrus.)
“I go through different processes with the ink — sometimes I use darker ink to see if it stays, sometimes I go back to using lighter ink — it’s emotional for me, all about how I feel. But one thing [that’s consistent] is that I have been doing a lot of smaller pieces this year. It’s been all about these little, thin, geometric things that people want.”
Woo is getting more and more requests for “permanent” jewelry etched onto the fingers and wrists. But it’s crucial to care for them properly.Woo tells his clients to cleanse the skin using a gentle, fragrance-free soap (like Dove or Dr. Bronner’s) and then hydrate with a fragrance-free lotion, like Lubriderm (Woo is an ambassador for the brand). “Make sure it’s all super basic and fragrance-free — you don’t want anything exfoliating or vanilla scented,” he says. Besides that, just keep your hands off, stay out of the sun, and let it heal.