Martynas Šniok – Quick Stint on the Black Line Studio Team

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Contemporary Tattooing takes on an entirely different shape when in the hands of Martynas Šnioka. The Lithuanian native has been slinging ink out of the Vilnius shop, Angis Tattoo, but his style is recognized across the industry—leading to many guest artist spots across the world. Šnioka’s style is distinct. He combines the most popular genres of tattoos in today’s society …

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Are Tattooed Parents Negatively Influencing Their Kids Today?

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Don’t fall for the hype; individuals with tattoos are not criminal or inherently incapable of being able to raise a child to the best of their ability due to the particularly powerful stereotypes surrounding parents with tattoos. Tattooed parents are those who have dared and acted upon going against the grain and the conventional external appearance that close-minded individuals have …

Toronto International Film Festival and a Little Tattoo Love

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Since 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has annually showcased some of the most celebrated movies to grace the silver screen. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood have visited Toronto in support of these films. The 2016 TIFF is running from September 8th to the 18th. This year’s films have a few actors who have visited a tattoo …

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Through the Kaleidoscope

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*All Images and tattoos depicted here are by Inshaan Ali Geometric tattoos are one of the trendiest, if not the trendiest, style of 2016. Despite fitting today’s modern aesthetic, these sleek designs have a rich history dating back thousands of years. Geometric tattoos have a timeless quality and have managed to maintain their core elements throughout their evolution. That’s right, …

Testimonials & Feedback: Yovany

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(The tattooing) went amazing thank you. I have to say the entirety of the day was excellent and I’m sure you’ve heard this before but Yovany does great work. I also have to say that the entire staff in Toronto helps make the time spent in a chair quite entertaining. – Etienne V I had my 3rd tattoo piece done …

Father Portrait (Back Tattoo)

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Background: Continuation piece – the first sitting was the portrait of the client’s father. The second sitting involved adding more realistic elements, including the jacket, hand, and horse racer. Later, he plans to add in a forest with birds flying around, and finishing up the horse racing piece. Exceptional shading details! By Yovany Cabanas.