Elite Inks company policy pertaining to age requirement for tattooing and piercing is as follows: In order to be tattooed or pierced at Elite Ink Studios a person must be 18 or older with photo ID. If a person is 16 or 17 then it is mandatory that proper parental consent is adhered to by providing the minors birth certificate and picture ID along with the parents drivers license. A special permission form must be filled out before time of tattoo or piercing service. It is the discretion of Elite Ink to deny any service that we feel is inappropriate.Read More
Elite Ink Tattoo Studios of Metro Detroit has become known as one of the best places to have a tattoo covered up. Their professional staff can evaluate your situation and give you one of the best workable solutions. Here is a list of the top ten reasons why a person may want a tattoo covered according to Elite Ink.
1. I let my “ex” friend practice his newfound tattoo skills on me. “Hey mom check out this free tat.” “What is it?”
2. The tattoo was mispelled. “Can someone say “tattoo spell-check?”
3. A tattooed name of an “insignificant” other. “Happily ever after never ends with a lovers name”.
4. The initial tattoo coverup was unsucessfully performed by an amateur. “Time for a triple coverup?”
5. The 3am tattoo. “liquid courage meets liquid creativity”.
6. Dna test proves that the baby mama lied, so the proud daddy tattoo needs to go.
also falls under you found out you were adopted after having your parents names tattooed on you.
7. 1990′s Tasmanian devil wasnt cool then and is a complete unknown now.
8. The lower back bullseye seemed like a good idea ten kids ago.
9. Your favorite band tattoo has been played out over a decade ago.
10. You realize your proud heritage tattoo is not your heritage.
This list represents some real life tattoo cover up experiences. If you would like information on tattoo coverups please visit Elite Ink Studios.Elite Ink strongly suggests to do your
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Metro Detroit’s premier tattooing and piercing studio. Elite Ink offers high quality tattoos and body piercing at affordable rates. They offer a clean, safe, and sterile studio environment with thousands of tattoo designs to choose from. They also specialize in one of a kind custom designs based on your sketch or idea. Each of their tattooists are professionals in the art of tattooing. Their talented piercers have many years of experience. Their goal is to make sure that each client is accommodated in the most comfortable setting. They will guide you through your tattoo and body piercing by answering your questions during a brief consultation. At Elite Ink you can rest assure that you are in the hands of a proven professional staff.Read More
Elite Ink Tattoos has been voted Best Tattoo Studio for 2013 by Real Detroit Weekly.
Elite Ink has three studios in the Metro Detroit area. The staff at Elite has earned the honor of being voted best tattoo studio in Metro Detroit for the third year in a row. In 2011 Elite Ink was voted best studio by Real Detroit. In 2012 Elite Ink was voted best studio by CBS Radio. And now in 2013 Elite Ink was voted #1 by Real Detroit Weekly again.
Other bests for Real Detroit Weekly 2013 are Fifth Avenue Billiards, Chelis Bar, MGM Grand, Jagermeister, Gaucho Steakhouse, Bleu, Motor City Casino, Labatts Blue, Mickey D’s, Old Shillelagh, Pegasus, Movement Electronic Festival, Caruso Caruso, El charro, London ChopHouse, Big City, Bud Light, otooles, hamlin pub, rockstarz, town pump, metro motorcoach, bookies, dannys, lime light, coyote joes, national, dooleys, crave, jim beam, hooters, jack daniels, astoria, big beaver, buddys, comiccity, gator jakes,three olives vodka, cj mahoneys, kaliedo, 89x, lovers lane, epic, madison, just to name a few.Read More
Written By John Motyka, Elite Ink Tattoos
Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to receiving beautiful skin illustrations,
Invest in yourself wisely…..
Not all tattooists are created equally!
Very rarely does a person pick up a tattoo machine
and master it in little or no time. Tattooing is a serious business and
as a potential tattooed client you should be concerned about the
level of professionalism your potential tattooist possesses.
Just because a person owns a tattoo machine does not make them
qualified to tattoo you. The tattoo machine does not come with a set
of instructions. In order to excel as a tattooist it takes years of hard work,
determination, and a love and respect for the craft. This means that the level
of work you receive is only as good as the imagination and creativity of your
tattooist. More importantly the skill level of your tattooist certainly determines
whether or not you will end up with a tattoo that you can be absolutely
proud of for years to come.
Picture this if you can. Not all artists make good tattooists and not all
tattooists make good artists. Every tattooist is on a personal growth journey.
Some are further along than others. Some have prepared better than others
and have gone ahead of the pack. While others may be in the middle and
infancy stages of their learning. You as a consumer should take a little more
time to know where your tattooist stands. Its always wiser to take take a
proactive stance and never settle for second best. Take advantage of whats
available to you. There are people in the industry who care about your experience being
the best ever. Dont hesitate to visit several studios that have high satisfaction ratings. Attend
tattoo conventions because you deserve it. By doing this you will find the right person
who can help guide you in the right direction.
To gain a better perspective of this matter lets compare a guitarist to a tattooist.
The guitarist picks up the guitar for the very first time and does not have a clue.
The tattooist does the same and is also clueless. As the guitarist learns notes he is
able to perform the basic maneuvers. The tattooist also learns basic maneuvers
through personal guided training. Last but not least the guitarist spends hours on
end trying to master chords, timing, and songs. The tattooist spends hours
on end trying to master application of artistic line work, and shading.
Being able to weld a tattoo machine is similar to welding a guitar. Some
can play their instrument at the Elite level and perform in bands. While others
attempt to figure it out. Most tattooists who perform at a higher level find work in
professional studios. Those studios follow certain guidelines that the tattooist must
adhere to. Some fall to the wayside because they become easily discouraged.
Not everyone that picks up a guitar is a good guitarist. More importantly not
everyone that picks up a tattoo machine can consider themselves capable of
performing a professional tattoo.
You always get what you pay for. Just because its cheap doesn’t mean its good. Good
work costs good money. That is reason why true professionals cost more. Its all about the
work and not about the price. Do your homework and ask questions. Expect to pay several
hundred for top shelf work. In the long run you should find it absolutely rewarding and consider it
one of the best investments you have ever made.
John Motyka, Elite Ink Tattoos
There is high expectations for Elite Ink Tattoo Studios to be named the best tattoo studios in Metro Detroit by the readers of Real Detroit for 2013. In 2011 Elite Ink was named most popular studio by the readers of Real Detroit. In 2012 Elite Ink was named best studio by CBS Radio. As Elite Ink continues to grow in popularity it seems inevitable that the readers should vote Elite Ink Metro Detroits Best in 2013. Elite Inks rise in popularity is due in large to its professional staff providing impeccable service in its state of the art facilities. Elite Ink offers the experience of a lifetime in the coolest environment. Be sure to go to http://posting.realdetroitweekly.com/detroit/Survey?survey=1520696&surveySection=1520697 and vote for Elite Ink as Metro Detroit best tattoo studio 2013. Elite Ink Metro Detroits Best Tattoo Studio www.247tattoos.comRead More
Elite Ink Tattoos would like to wish its valued customers a happy and prosperous 2013. As you are creating your resolution list consider adding two key components. The first is to only settle for Elite Ink. The second is to guide others to make the best tattoo decisions, so they can experience the elation of Elite Ink.
As a responsible recipient of Elite Ink Tattoos it is important to do your homework. Seek out the best establishment and tattooist to perform your amazing skin illustrations. Elite Ink offers some of the best tattooists to offer the experience of a lifetime in the most professional setting.
As one learns how to receive Elite Ink it is important to pass on the information to others, so they can make the best tattoo decisions possible. By guiding others in an educated manner you can help make the world a more beautiful place one Elite Ink Tattoo at a time.
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Keep Fond Memories Alive With A Remembrance Tattoo
By: John Motyka
Losing a loved one can be extremely devastating. Anyone who has experienced this type of loss knows that there may be several ways in trying to cope. One way is to honor the person by receiving a commemorative tattoo. This type of tattoo offers a constant reminder and guarantees that they will be in your thoughts and prayers each and everyday.
Dedicating part of your body is the first step in beginning your new honorary tattoo. Once you zeroed in on the exact location you can begin to decide on the size and parameter that the tattoo will cover. Once this has been done than you may want to decide on symbolic meaning. What was important to the person you are paying tribute to? What unique common bond did you share? Did they have a special nickname? Ect. Only you can begin to decide whether the tattoo will be a collection of words, images, events, or a combination. The sky is the limit when you are in the planning stage. Researching reference material on the internet or library can be a key component in formulating your idea into something tangible.
One mistake a person can make is to rely solely on the tattooist to design a tattoo with very little information. By no means should a commemorative tattoo be impulsive. You are going to wear the tattoo so why wouldn’t you put much thought into it. DO your homework. It’s important to be in the right frame of mind when pursuing the best tattoo possible. Being in the right state allows you to communicate with your artist to assure you are receiving the best work possible. It’s important that you wait long enough after the loss to get your bearings straight in order to properly plan.
Having a memorial tattoo can be emotional, but the pride of remembrance they can give you will be well worth it. By having an In memory tattoo of a loved one it may be one of the ultimate ways to pay tribute to a loved one. In loving memory tattoos can be very personal and it is important that they are well thought out before moving ahead.
When you have done your homework and know what you would like in your tattoo then you are ready to visit a couple of studios.
Make sure that you choose your tattooist wisely. Make sure to have questions prepared. Price shopping is not the way to go. Focus on artistic quality and demeanor of your tattooist. By working with a professional tattooist he/she will try their best to make sure the design fits with the natural flow of the bodies curvature. Now you are ready to make an appointment for your session. Make sure that you eat a couple of hours before and that you are clean. Drinking alcohol or taking drugs is never encouraged before having your tattoo done.
Keep in mind a professional can minimize the pain with little or no bleeding with their special technique. Never bring a consultant to the session because they may interfere with the progress by adding too much advice. Chewing a piece of gum while you are having your tattoo done is a great way to stabilize your breathing level and to gain the optimal amount of endorphins during the procedure.
As long as you take the impulsive nature out of the tattoo and are willing to follow through with the necessary steps than this puts you at a distinct advantage. Last but not least by doing your homework you will gain an optimal experience of a lifetime.
By John Motyka, Elite Ink
Centerline, MI. 48015
Its summer time in Michigan and you may be an avid boater heading to Jobbie Nooner or Muscumoot. You may think that you’re the perfect planner, but you forgot the sun block. Kiss that beautiful tattoo goodbye! What once was absolutely breathtaking in every sense is now a faded memory. The vivid artistry and the amazing colors, gone. What once was exciting has now turned boring.
The suns damaging ultraviolet rays can damage a tattoo very fast.
Its no secret that tanning isnt really good for your skin anyway, but its even harder on your tattoo. The more you tan the more your ink fades. If you are one of those who absolutely love the sun and cant get enough of it then make sure you apply sunblock to your tattoos. Always use a 30SPF sunblock or higher. This will keep your tattoo vibrant for many years, and it will continue to be a great source of pride.
Many wonder how does the sun fade a tattoo. Its simple the sun bleaches colors because its ultra violet properties are extremely strong. Think about how curtains or outdoor paint dulls over time. Black fades as much as colors and maybe even more.
While roaming the California beaches I noticed many tattoos that were extremely colorful. The reason being is that on the Westcoast it is common knowledge to protect the skin from the suns damaging rays. Even though many of these people sported tans their tattoos very very colorful. As I looked closer at several of the tattoos I noticed a natural skin color outline around the tattoo. That was a sure giveaway that the person developed a great sunblock application habit
You may hardly go out in the sun but guess what? Just walking in the sun or having your arm out the car window is enough to sun bleach a tattoo. The way that youll notice is when you compare to a new tattoo. Once this happens then its time to pay for a retouching.
Never put sunblock on a new or fresh tattoo. Wait until it is healed first. Tanning beds are just as harmful as the natural sun, so rub on the sunblock before doing it.
By John Motyka
Written by: John Motyka Tattooist at Elite Ink in Centerline, MI
The self debate is never ending and is old as dirt. Should I get tattooed or not? Hmm Will it hurt? How long will it take? Will the tattooist be gentle? Will it be exciting? Will I be satisfied afterwards? Will I need a cigarette upon completion? If this sounds like you than read on tattoo virgin.
The Debate: Why I shouldn’t vs. Why I should Do It
1. My boss or significant other will be upset and may chastise and/or cast me away.
Having a tattoo is a form of self expression and represents freedom of self. No
one should control your decision to invest in enhancing your beautification and
well being. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but you are the one who
ultimately controls your destiny and happiness.
2. Don’t want to get cut out of the family fortune by angering my parents.
Go fourth and live as art, no one should stop you from being you. If your tattoo
is professional and in good taste it may increase your earnings potential. Tattoos
are more acceptable and sexier than ever before. Count on yourself to earn your
living and gain self respect. If your living in the shadow of others are you really
3. I’m afraid its going to hurt too much and make me scream.
The pain is very minimal. Its most often compared to a cat scratch. The more
experienced the tattooist the less the tattoo should hurt. There are also topical
numbing agents to assist with a very low tolerance for minimal pain. Most women
do not have a problem because they have a natural born ability to override the
discomfort. Some tattoos have been known to tickle, so don’t move if you feel
4. I’m Afraid of the unknown which causes anxiety and makes me extremely nervous.
When you visit a studio go in armed with questions. Do your due diligence. Visit a couple of websites before hand. The more work you put into your tattoo the more you will be satisfied with the outcome. It’s not necessary to be tranquilized while being tattooed. It is not surgery and can be performed with the greatest of ease by a proven professional.
5. Not sure of the permanent commitment, I don’t want to be 80 with a tattoo.
What’s wrong with being a hip 80 year old? Besides Tattoos can be semi-permanent. They can be removed with sophisticated lasers.
6. Don’t know where to put it.
Make sure when you choose a place to put your new tattoo that it
accentuates the natural flow and curvature of your body.
7. Having trouble with deciding on subject matter for a design.
Know where you want the tattoo before deciding on the subject matter. You can
search the internet or go to a reputable studio and find an artist who is willing to
help you with your experience.
8. Tired of every self appointed tattoo expert telling me what I should do.
Sometimes you may run into a person who has had a tattoo and all of the sudden
they become an expert in the field. Its okay to listen to some advice but don’t
take it all to heart. Do your own work and realize it is not as hard as you think.
9. I do not know a tattoo artist, thus I do not know where to begin.
Remember there are not enough qualified tattooists to deal with the growing
demand of professional tattoos. So choose your tattooist wisely. Just because
someone knows someone who just bought a kit and does it out of their home
doesn’t make them qualified to perform your new artwork. Call local studios and
make the time to visit several studios. Find someone who is desirous to take on
your project. Ask questions. Don’t act on impulse make it a point to have it done
within a reasonable time period, not within the day.
10. I’m afraid that the tattoo may fade and need retouching.
As long as the tattooist who performed your tattoo did their job properly and you did your job taking care of your tattoo it should not need retouching. Make sure once your tattoo is healed to use a high spf sunblock.
Obviously if the tattoo is done in good taste and fits with the natural flow of the
curvature of your body it will add value to your well being and give you the
confidence you deserve to excel. Now is the best time to receive professional
tattoos simply because the technology is well advanced and the influx of
professionally trained artists in the field. It is almost guaranteed that once you
receive a favorable experience you will benefit for years to come.
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By: John Motyka
Centerline, MI. 48015
The staff at Elite Ink consists of a variety of gifted individuals who are diverse in many styles of body art. We also offer Body Piercing, Tattoo Removal, and Cosmetic Tattooing. Contact one of our studios today to schedule a free consultation.