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Who said tattoos were fast?

30 hours may seem like a lot, but when it comes to getting a beautiful tattoo Kavan definitely thinks it’s worth it. Kavan’s first appointment with Fame was on March 16th and fast-forward several months later he is having one of his final sessions. “It’s been a big collaborative effort,” Kavan says of the intricate…Read More…

Hush Pro-Team Artist Spotlight: Jon Mesa

    Coffee or Tea: Definitely a coffee guy! If you could take a vacation anywhere right now where would it be? Thailand. I like Thailand. I’ve been there before and I’d love to go back. Favorite kind of food: Awwww man, I would say my moms. She makes the most amazing ribs! How does it feel to have…Read More…

Finding The Right Tattoo Artist For You!

Ever heard of a friend getting a tattoo somewhere on a whim? Well there’s no shame in that! We all like to be spontaneous sometimes, but if you’re one of those heavy-duty planners who likes having everything thought out then this is the blog for you.  For some of us, deciding on an artist can…Read More…

Aftercare that’s easy as 1,2,3…

There are many rules to the care of freshly tattooed skin. So many that it may be hard to absorb all the information your tattoo artist gives you before you walk out of the shop. A new tattoo is similar to a fresh wound, and it should be treated and cared for as such. We’ve…Read More…

Tattoo Session Prep

Getting a tattoo does not come as nature to everyone. Some of us have experience and are hoping to add to our collection while others are first-timers with limited knowledge of the process. Some of us can go with the flow and don’t need much preparation while others love to plan. If you’re one of…Read More…

Steps to HUSH

One of the most common questions we receive on social media is, “which product do you recommend the most?” Truth is, we really do recommend all three of our products! The gel, spray, and soap are great when used separately, but when used together they’re like a well-oiled machine. This trifecta will work wonders during…Read More…

What’s Trending: Tattoo Edition

Trends come and go and that’s common in every industry. Fashion is one of those ever-changing industries with least permanence, but the tattoos have an everlasting quality. We may be able to clean out our closets, but our tattoos are a testament of the time. Our pieces have a lot to do with where we…Read More…

Miniature tattoos: Should you get one?

Miniature tattoos are all the rage these days. Some may wonder what the point is if at times they are so small no one will see, but proud owners of these tattoos would say otherwise. Not only are the aesthetically appealing but they are all about the person sporting them.  These tiny tattoos are usually…Read More…

Musink Fest

Last year we were fortunate enough to send one of our lucky followers to Musink Fest. This year however we had the opportunity to join in on the fun for the event’s 10th anniversary. The Costa Mesa festival is an annual music & arts festival held at the OC Fair & Event Center. Here two…Read More…

The Art of Tattoos

Although tattoos have been around for hundreds of years, they only recently began receiving respect from the art community. Having a tattoo in 2017 is common, but there was a cloud of taboo hovering over body art for years, resulting in tattoo artists not being taken seriously for their craft. But all this seems seems…Read More…

Pain Game

No pain, no gain. Right? Well..not exactly. As humans, we are all susceptible to pain and it is widely accepted as just another part of our daily life. But, the amount of pain I can tolerate whether emotional or physical varies completely from yours. Our pain tolerance and reactions to getting a tattoo can vary…Read More…

Removing Tattoos Is Just As Hard As Getting Them

Nothing lasts forever, they say. Well, except for tattoos – sort of. According to statistics, about 17% of people who have tattoos regret having one and wish they could go a laser removal procedure. Most of these people are in their 40s and got tattoos when they were still young adults. Removing embarrassing tattoos used…Read More…

Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Tattoo

Think you know everything there is about tattoos? Well, here’s a quick refresher so you know what tattoos really are, before you get yourself inked. The History of Tattoos Experiencing tattoo pain dates back to more than 5,000 years ago. However, unlike today where artists use state-of-the-art machines to apply ink on one’s skin, early…Read More…

What You Should Know About Foot Tattoos

Out of all the body parts that we can put a tattoo on, the foot is perhaps one of the most favorite places that people would prefer to be inked on. Whether you want to conceal it or showcase it for the world to see, one thing’s for sure; having it made means having tattoo…Read More…

6 Things that Inked Parents are Often Told

A majority of our population today still continues to have stereotypes about people who are inked and this usually gets worse when these people are parents to little human beings. People think that the tattoo on one’s skin affect a person’s personality and the way they rear kids when, in fact, it does not have…Read More…

How to Choose the Right Tattoo Pain Relieving Cream?

If you have been seriously considering getting a tattoo in some part of your body, you have also probably thought about getting an anesthetic spray to help manage the pain. While some parts of the body are certainly more painful to put a tattoo on, having yourself inked in general is just painful and may…Read More…

7 Tips to Experience Less Tattoo Pain

Getting yourself inked can hurt and, while we try our best to prepare for the tattoo pain that is to come in every session, we can never really tell just how much it hurts (or doesn’t hurt). However, it does not hurt to come prepared and, if you want your tattoo experience to be a…Read More…

Tattoo Aftercare: How to Care for Your New Tattoos

Although a lot of people are getting inked nowadays, you will be surprised to know that not many of them are given proper instructions when it comes to tattoo aftercare. In the US, only seven states – including Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan and North Dakota – have strong policies where the aftercare instructions…Read More…

Cheating Pain: The Pros and Cons of Going for a Painless Tattoo

People used to have a prejudice against people covered in tattoos, generalizing them as criminals or simply as rebellious people. True, in the history books, men and women were covered in tattoos to symbolize their power and also their courage and strength, sometimes to show how many people have been killed with their hands. However,…Read More…

How to Choose the Perfect Tattoo Design for You?

Whether it is your first or fifth time to get a tattoo, choosing the perfect design can still be a painstaking process. While some people might get themselves inked just for the tattoo pain, they might also get it is a form of self expression. As such, it should be something that should be thought…Read More…

How to Get the Best Tattoo Deal?

Do you agree that tattoos have become a part of us; our identity, and this is the best time in history for us to get one? With every creative outlet that tattoo artists offer, innovation is sure to follow. You can almost say that there is no limit to the designs and types of tattoos…Read More…

Manifest Your Awesomeness with Tattoos

Tattoos have become popular with each passing year, don’t you agree? Back in the days of yore, you could only see them in on certain groups of people like biker gangs, sailors, and outlaws. But now, you could almost see it in everybody. Different styles and types have evolved because of the changing demand and…Read More…

Should You Get A Temporary or Permanent Tattoo

Thinking about getting a tattoo? Pondering if a temporary or permanent one is best for you? With the trend nowadays, having a tattoo is very fashionable. While it may be cool to have the permanent ones, changes in personal tastes over time may opt them to choose for the temporary ones. You have to take…Read More…

Debunking 8 Tattoo Myths

Before you had your first tattoo or if you are in the process of getting one, we’re very sure you have heard a lot of tattoo myths. Whether it is old tattoos turning blue or you will bleed a lot, let’s debunk all those myths one by one, shall we? Myth #1: The lighter colors…Read More…

Tattoo Aftercare: Do’s and Don’ts

Finally! You’ve been inked and you probably feel ecstatic. You might probably think, “Yes! I can go on with my life without minding my tattoo!” If you think aftercare ends by the time you just had your tattoo, you are very wrong. In fact, tattoo aftercare lasts for a lifetime! To make your life easier,…Read More…

Tattoos: Discerning the Hazards and Safety Measures

It’s now easier than ever to get inked but the hazards are still present and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Having a grip of your safety and post-tattoo care is very important. Yes, it only takes a few hours to have it done but it shouldn’t keep you from contemplating about it carefully. How Tattoos Are…Read More…

7 Steps to Survive Your First Tattoo Experience

Tattoos may have had a social stigma but such mindset is slowly fading away in the recent years.  You may probably be one of those who are already warming up to the idea of putting permanent art on your skin. People say tattoos are not just about art but also about the pleasure of pain….Read More…

10 Essential Tattoo Aftercare Tips

If you have been inked, congratulations! I bet you are so proud for making it through the entire process. If you’re still planning to go under the needle, may your painless tattoo experience be as memorable as your chosen tattoo design. After walking out of the tattoo studio, what you do with your tattoo will…Read More…

When Pain No Longer Gives Pleasure

It’s a fact that lot of us want to get inked but are having second thoughts because we might not be able to handle the pain. Some people say that the pain of having a tattoo is addicting. Some people say that it makes them feel so alive. Some tattoo artists even say that pain…Read More…

To Numb or Not to Numb?

So you’ve already have a design in mind. You already have an artist in mind too. You already booked an appointment but have you made up your mind if you are going to go all out or slightly in? And by that we mean if you are going to get inked with anesthetics or no…Read More…

How Do Tattoo Anesthetic Products Work?

We all know too well that whenever we hear the word tattoo, it is synonymous with the word pain. A lot of people do consider pain as the core of the entire tattoo process. You can even consider that getting through the pain is a bragging right! However, there are still lots of people who…Read More…

Tattoo Looks Like A Real Mess!?

So you’re done researching about tattoo and you’ve found the best design. You’ve even found “the one” who made your dream into a reality. You’ve got the numb skin tattoo. You’ve been inked and you thought it was going to be the start of your awesome inked life. Just when you thought you’ll be floating…Read More…

4 Simple Steps to Find the Best Tattoo For You

So, you’re taking some time to contemplate about getting your very first tattoo. You may be very excited because there are countless amounts of unique ideas you can think of. Perhaps you might want to have a tattoo that will showcase your ancestry, or a tattoo featuring your love for your religion, or a wicked…Read More…

Tattoo. Street. Art.

Tattoo. Street. Art. — Victor Gonzalez Got so many tats, you can’t even count ’em up In the shop every week, I can’t seem to get enough My aunt said my skin too clean to mark it up I’mm a’ “ink my whole body, I don’t give a motherfuck” — Wiz Khalifa Long gone are…Read More…

8 Tips for a Painless Tattoo

Nobody should sit down in the chair next to a tattoo artist without understanding that this very intimate sort of art involves a certain amount of pain. With that being said, there are steps you can take to minimize the amount of discomfort involved in getting your skin inked. Below you’ll find eight good ideas…Read More…

10 Painful Places in the Body to get Tattooed

Tattoo in general is painful but having a tattoo in some specific places of your body is way more painful that the usual stuff. Yes, the usual stuff can be bearable but the body parts that I’m going to mention now are not for the faint at heart! So get yourself inked at your own…Read More…

How to Choose the Best Anesthetic for a Painless Tattoo

Tattoos have been around for many centuries. In ancient cultures, it has been practiced mostly in relation to religious rituals or wars. It was one way of tracking how many people they have killed, so it’s like wearing your pride and glory unto your body. Nowadays, most people wear tattoos to adorn their bodies or…Read More…

Is Tattoo Removal Cream The Best Option Out There?

So you got yourself inked. You gathered all you might to make it through the painful session with the help of a numbing cream. Some things change in the course of time. You used to love your tattoo but because of unforeseen or unexpected life events, you opt to have it removed. Maybe you have…Read More…

Tattoo Aftercare Tips & Essentials

You have undergone an incredible journey. You have chosen a tattoo design, searched for the best tattoo artist you can possibly find, experienced the pain, and walked out of the tattoo studio with so much pride and joy. Now that you have a wonderful masterpiece inked on your skin, what’s next? You should be keen…Read More…

Painless Tattoo: Is It Possible?

What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word “tattoo?” If your answer is not art, creativity, or fantastic, I bet your answer would be pain or painful. I can’t blame you. When it comes to creating and having an inked masterpiece on your skin, the maxim “no pain,…Read More…

The Best Tattoo Numbing Products in the Industry

Pain is pleasure, right? Some light bondage, maybe a playful spanking or a nice flogging… Uhh, yes, please! But tattoo pain? Well, that’s never fun. That’s why the tattoo experts at HUSH developed an exclusive line of cruelty-free, FDA-compliant tattoo numbing products. Designed with both the artist and client in mind, HUSH Gel, Hush Spray…Read More…

Why HUSH?

“The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; most miserable the ones who enjoy the least pleasure.” — Henri Rousseau, French Post-Impressionist artist A tattoo. It’s not ink; it’s art—traditionally painful art. Today, however, award-winning tattoo artists, enthusiasts and shop owners around the world are enjoying virtually painless tattoo sessions thanks to HUSH,…Read More…