inkbox vs. Henna

Posted by Braden Handley on 11/1/16 1:29 PM

What's the difference?

 

SCIENCE

Henna

Henna has a tannin dye molecule, Lawsone, or hennotannic acid, that is small enough to penetrate a skin cell. If you put henna paste on skin, the dye molecules will penetrate down the columns of skin cells.

 

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10 Reasons Why People Can’t Get Tattoos

Posted by Kaitlyn Uy on 9/27/16 4:35 PM

Tattoos, or even the idea of decorating one’s body, isn’t for everyone – and that’s completely fine! But what about those individuals that DO want a tattoo, but something more significant is stopping them? All we can say is, don’t judge a book by its cover…

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Topics: Tattoos, culture

Best Travel Destinations for Tattoos

Posted by Inkbox on 9/5/16 7:52 PM

Ah, the permanent souvenir.

Many travellers indulge in putting an inked reminder of their adventure right smack dab on their body.

But where oh where are the best travel spots to get a tattoo done? 

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Why Are Tattoos So Taboo?

Posted by Inkbox on 8/22/16 2:46 PM

STILL TABOO?

Covered in 61 tattoos made up of lines and crosses, Otzi the Iceman’s mummified body – dated between 3370 and 3100 BC – is the oldest discovery of tattooed human skin.

That’s a pretty long time humans have been adorning their body with designs. So, why all these centuries later is there still a stigma around an inked body?

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Tattoos with a Purpose

Posted by Inkbox on 8/15/16 10:00 AM

While many get tatted up as a form of self-expression, there are many others that turn to tattoos to heal.

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Topics: Tattoos, science, culture

The Meaning Behind Tribal Tattoos

Posted by Inkbox on 7/25/16 3:19 PM

The most intricate tattooing in the ancient world, Polynesian body art, evolved over thousands of years. With over 1,000 islands across the Central and South Pacific Ocean, Polynesia is home to wide array of distinct tribes.

That's a lot of tribes with a lot of tattoos.

We thought it would be fun to take a trip around the Polynesian triangle and see how they match up!

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Formula 1 vs Formula 2

Posted by Tyler Handley on 3/14/16 11:40 AM

This week we're announcing the transition to Formula 2 and it marks a momentus event in our company's history.

Being the product of over a year of hard work we're often asked - what is the difference between formula 1 and formula 2?

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Topics: Tattoos, Designs, News

Farewell Formula 1

Posted by Tyler Handley on 3/8/16 10:11 AM

Many of you know that the inkbox team has been hard at work since the launch of our Kickstarter and the development of our innovative new Formula 2 product. 

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Topics: Tattoos, Designs, News

The Hottest Tattoo Trend of 2016...So Far

Posted by Braden Handley on 2/29/16 2:11 PM

 

 

In 2015 we saw trends focused on spiritual script, arrows and even abstract geometry

More and more adults worldwide are committing to tattoos. In fact, recent research suggests that more young adults ages 18-34 have a tattoo than an iPhone. 

That's why we're looking forward into trends here at inkbox, and happy to share with you our initial sighting for 2016's hottest tattoo trend thus far: 

Unalomes.

So far they are replacing arrows as the most sought after tattoo in the industry. Are they here to stay or just a temporary replacement? 

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Topics: Tattoos

Free Hand Magic

Posted by Braden Handley on 2/17/16 1:35 PM

Lots of people from the inkbox tribe free hand and create masterpieces. Our needle tip bottles are perfect for designing precise tattoos. Here's some of our favourites:

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Topics: Designs