The James Street Parlour

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Articles and information

The Tattoo Machine

The story surrounding the development of the modern tattoo machine, extensively researched through the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United Kingdom Patent Office.


Tattooing Safely

The medical mechanics of tattooing, what goes on and how it's made safe.


Tattooing Around the World

Every culture has practiced body modification -- tattooing is by far the most popular form. It's been with us for almost six thousand years.
The methods used are so totally different.

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