Wednesday, April 24, 2013

President Obama Threatens To Get A Tattoo

In an interview with NBC Today, Obama discusses his daughters getting tattooed. This is what Obama said when asked about his strategy to keep his daughters from getting tattoos. "Although Michelle and I have used the strategy when it comes to things like tattoos. What we've said to the girls is if you guys ever decide you're gonna get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place and we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo and our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that's a good way to rebel."

Do you think President Obama has any tattoos? If so, what do you think they're of?

Monday, April 15, 2013

How Are Tattoo Inks Made

Primitive tattoo inks were mainly black and were made from burned animal bone and burned plant material. For colorful pigments, some flowers and other colorful elements such as metal oxides were used. In prison, it is common to use carbon from burning available items such as plastic or food items.
Modern tattoo inks are made by suspending a pigment in a carrier. Many types of pigments are used to manufacture tattoo inks. The three most common are: ORGANIC: Derived from plants or animals. INORGANIC: Derived from metallic oxides that occur naturally or synthetically. SYNTHETIC ORGANIC: Made from petroleum and polymer compounds.
The ingredients in modern tattoo ink vary by manufacturer and are considered proprietary. The pigments are suspended in a carrier that's purpose is to carry the pigment into the dermis. Carriers are commonly made from distilled water, witch hazel, alcohol and sometimes propylene glycol. The alcohol serves as both carrier and disinfectant to prevent the growth of bacteria.

Can tattoo ink cause a bad reaction to the skin?
All ingredients in tattoo ink can result in allergic reactions depending on an individuals allergy or tolerance to the compounds. However, most adverse reactions during or after a tattoo are more commonly caused by bacterial infections.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Announcing Needle Supply’s Wholesale Distributor Program!

Today, more than 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo and the numbers of those who seek ink are continuously increasing. According to a survey conducted by The Pew Research Center, thirty six percent of Americans ages 18-25, and forty percent of those aged 26-40, have at least one tattoo. Nearly a quarter of the entire American population has at least one tattoo.  To take advantage of this $1.65 billion tattoo industry, we at Needle Supply offer a wholesale distributor program on everything tattoo.

Needle Supply offers artists anything from tattoo machines, disposable and stainless tubes and tips, to medical and art supplies from reputable brands. Tattoo inks from some of the biggest brands including Moms, StarBrite, Indelible, Talens, Dynamic, Kuro Sumi and much more are offered through our online store.

Those taking part in the distributor program will receive discounts of up to 40% and free shipping to 48 states on orders greater than $100. Potential distributors can find power supplies, tattoo and body piercing needles, stencils, furniture and more from our vast collection of body modification equipment.  Our inventory becomes your inventory at a discounted price.

We have worked hard to be able to provide a vast inventory to our online customers.  Don’t start from scratch and spend endless hours like we have.  This opportunity will set your venture off on the right foot. We opened Needle Supply’s doors in 2005 because we are passionate about tattooing.  Now we have seen a larger population embrace tattooing and would like to partner with likeminded people. This opportunity we think is too great to pass up! 

If you are interested in partnering with us, then simply fill out our online wholesale distributor form.  We will then reach out to you to set up an account and determine an appropriate volume of supplies to purchase from us monthly.  We are excited to take on partners and welcome anyone who has a store currently or shops that are just starting out.  Those seeking to keep in touch with us can do so through our Needle Supply fan page and Twitter. Or, check our website ( for updates, new products and special offers.