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June 12, 2019

Your first tattoo is a big decision, after all, they’re pretty much permanent. Here are a few signs that you’re ready for a tattoo. 

1. You’ve Been Thinking About It Forever

Do you have a design, graphic or portrait that you can’t get out of your head? If so, you might be ready to take the plunge. What you want to avoid is spur of the moment decisions that can lead to regret. Of course, regret can happen anytime, but if you’ve been imagining this tattoo for a while, the chances of regretting it are a lot slimmer. 

2. You’re Sober

As funny as it may seem to get a tattoo when you’re drunk, it’s really a terrible idea. Not only will you regret it in the morning, but depending on what you chose and where you decided to place it, it could interfer...

April 11, 2019

As one of America's most popular cities, there's no lack of anything in this town - and that includes tattoo shops! Like with any industry, the largest tattoo shop isn't always the best, the shop with prime location doesn't necessarily produce the most unique tattoos and the parlor that specializes in everything can't really specialize in anything.

For a newcomer looking to get some fresh ink, all these choices and options can become confusing. How does one choose the best Austin Tattoo Shop? Take a look at some of our favorite tips below. 

1. Pictures, Pictures and More Pictures

As consumers we tend to head straight to Google to find the answers to all of our questions. This is fine because more and more tattoo shops are creating websites,...

March 11, 2019

As tattoos have become less taboo (say that three times fast!), the popularity of dainty tattoos has risen drastically. While some people like these delicate tattoos because it fits their aesthetic, others use them as a gateway to larger, more detailed tattoos. No matter what your reasoning of getting small and dainty tattoos is, you can be sure to find one that you will like. Below we will take a look at some of the most popular small and dainty tattoos out there!


Because these delicate tattoos are typically small, lined tattoos are a popular choice. Line tattoos require less detail, making them a good fit for small spaces. Typically we see people requesting variations of straight, curved and zig zagged lines to create symbols that...

January 11, 2019

As much as you want to love your tattoos forever, sometimes that doesn't happen. Whether it was a tattoo that you got done after a night of drinking, or you got one of an ex-girlfriend's name, there are ways to make you forget it was ever there. 

If you're ready to move on from an unwanted tattoo, there are a few ways to go about it: laser tattoo removal, a tattoo coverup, or sometimes, a combination of both. Below we will dive into the pros and cons of each and help you determine which one will best suit your needs. 

Tattoo Lasering

Lasering is probably what initially pops into your head when you think of tattoo removal. This special type of laser targets the pigments that make up the tattoo and dissipates the ink, causing it to f...

October 29, 2018

While choosing the best tattoo in Austin is a personal choice there are a couple of traditional tattoo categories that you might want to consider. Many people get a tattoo because it inspires them, reminds them of something, or memorializes a departed loved one.

Of course you can always get a tattoo of a design, shape or object just because you like it, but if you're feeling stuck, consider one of these types. Below we will dive into some of the most popular tattoo styles and categories! 

Inspirational Tattoos:

Are you looking for something that you can look at everyday and get inspiration from? Whether it's a quote or an image, a tattoo can bring you inspiration on the regular. These types of tattoos can also serve as a reminder for your f...

September 30, 2018

To ensure the longevity and brightness of your tattoo, you will want to ensure that you follow your tattoo aftercare instructions to the tee. The first week after you've received your new tattoo is the most important time when determining how long your tattoo will last at its current quality level.

If you don't properly take care of your tattoo during this stage, it can lead to premature fading and spreading and it may require you to have several avoidable touch-up appointments. Let's go through some first week post-care instructions below: 

1. Washing Your Tattoo

When you leave Legend Tattoo, your Austin tattoo artist will have covered your tattoo in a thin layer of petroleum jelly and wrapped it up. After 24 hours, it will be yo...

July 11, 2018

We hear from our parents, doctors and the media that sunscreen is essential. Not only does it help protect us from skin cancers and sun damage, but it can also keep your austin tattoo looking fresh and new. The sun ages and damages skin, so of course the sun will age and fade a tattoo. 

Sun can have all of the following effects on skin:

  • Sun is the main cause of skin cancer

  • Sun exposure can cause freckles and discoloration of the skin

  • Too much sun exposure can cause premature aging of the skin

Sun can have all of the following effects on a tattoo: 

  • Fading of a tattoo from the sun

  • Discoloration of a tattoo from the sun

  • Premature aging of a tattoo from the sun

Luckily, there is an easy way to prevent all of this...

June 19, 2018

You've finally chosen the perfect Austin tattoo design, now you need to decide where to place it on your body. Before making this decision, ask yourself these questions: 

How visible do you want it to be? 

Does your job allow you to have visible tattoos? 

What size is your tattoo design? Can it only fit on certain areas of your body? 

Visually, some tattoos look better on particular areas of the body. Often females place tattoos on their ribs or feet, while males go for the shoulder or back. Of course, once choosing a placement for your tattoo and begin the process, it is hard to revert the process. That's why we often recommend clients to try a temporary tattoo of their favorite design before coming to us. 

Of course there is no 'wrong' plac...

May 31, 2018

There are a lot of tattoo places in Austin, there are even a lot of piercing places in Austin, but the best tattoo parlors in Austin and the best tattoo places in Austin all have the same things in common: 

  • High Quality Artists

  • Hight Quality Instruments

  • High Quality Sanitation 

Generally speaking, 'high quality' things take time and money. 

Why Fast Isn't Alway Best

Keep in mind that quality can cost when you're looking for the best tattoo place in Austin or one of the top tattoo artists in Austin. If someone is promising cheap and fast work, you might want to give it a second thought, after all, the goal of a tattoo is to keep it forever and there is no need to rush that type of work. That being said, the length of time a ta...

February 19, 2018

When looking for the best tattooing in Austin, there are a couple things you want to pay attention to. Not only do you want the tattoo to be beautiful and unique, but you also want to make sure it lasts for years to come. Additionally, you want the tattoo work done in a clean and sterile environment with a tattoo artist that you trust.

What to look for in a tattoo artist and tattoo shop? 

You'll want to ensure your tattoo artist in Austin not only has general tattoo experience, but also experience with the style of tattoo you're looking for. Be sure to note past examples of the artists' work and make sure it aligns with what you're looking to have done. 

Always make sure the artist has a clean and sterile work environment, not only will this...

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