Tattoos and blogs are two things that have gained incredible popularity in recent years, so it is no wonder that the number of blogs about tattoos has increased exponentially. A few tattoo blogs truly stand out as quality reads, and of those, the first that comes to mind is Under the Gun Tattoos’ Myspace blog. Under the Gun Tattoos is a studio in New Brighton, PA, and like many tattoo shops, it has used Myspace as a promotional and networking tool as well as a gallery of tattoo art, studio photos, and more. What sets Under the Gun Tattoos apart from the literally thousands of other tattoo shops with a Myspace page is the quality of Under the Gun’s blog. Blog topics range from truly deep subjects, such as art appreciation generally and the ethics of tattooing (should an artist refuse to tattoo something, such as a swastika or white power slogan, that goes against his personal beliefs?) to practical issues such as tattoo price considerations. The pieces are always well written, informative, often humorous, and the only possible complaint one could have is that the blogs are sadly infrequent.
Tattoo enthusiasts of all kinds would do themselves a favor to subscribe to this blog. I’d even go so far as to say it is worth setting up a Myspace account for. Kudos to Under the Gun for doing such excellent work, and I look forward to reading your next piece.
Under the Gun Tattoos
1105 3rd Avenue, New Brighton, PA 15066