What you should know about tattoo

Some things about tattoo and its origins.

How are these made.

Know and look in our gallery the types of tattoos that exist.

In short, all this at Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio.


About engraved on the human body

Hey folks! Did you know that the word “tattoo” comes from Samoan and it means to mark? Tattoos have been around since ancient times and have always been a way to decorate the body.

You won’t believe it, but the oldest tattooed remains date back to the Neolithic period.

That’s a really long time ago! The first recorded tattoos we know of are from around 2,400 BC and were found on mummies in the Altai Mountains, Russia.

Can you imagine? Those tattoos are over 4,000 years old! And then, about 400 years later, they found tattoos on mummified Egyptian women.

Thus, tattoos have been around for thousands and thousands of years.

But wait, it gets even more fascinating! In 1991, they discovered the “ice man” on the Italo-Austrian border.

This guy had tattooed patterns on his body, and guess what? The origin of tattooing goes all the way back to 5200 BC!

That’s a mind-blowing 7,000 years ago! Can you imagine what those ancient tattoos looked like?

From there, tattooing developed in different cultures all over the world, and each culture had its own unique techniques and meanings.

Just think about the incredible tattoos of the Japanese, Polynesians, New Zealanders, Vikings, and even in places like England and France. They all had their own special style and significance.

Therefore, next time you admire a tattoo, remember that it’s not just a trendy fashion statement. It’s a practice that has been passed down through centuries, carrying a rich history and cultural significance. Pretty cool, right?

Tattoo types

At Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio, we take immense pride in offering a diverse range of tattoo types that cater to various artistic preferences. Located in vibrant Miami, our studio is the perfect destination to discover and embrace the art of tattoos.

When it comes to tattoos, there are numerous styles and techniques to choose from, allowing you to express your individuality in a truly remarkable way. We understand the importance of professionalism and attention to detail, which is why our skilled team ensures that each tattoo we create is a work of art that exceeds your expectations.

Our gallery showcases an impressive collection of tattoo styles that are sure to pique your interest. Let us take you on a journey through the world of tattoos as we delve into the main characteristics, colors, and decorative elements that define each style.

Among the styles we specialize in are the timeless Traditional, with its bold and iconic designs that have stood the test of time. If you’re seeking realism, we offer Color Realism and Black and Gray Realism, both capable of bringing your ideas to life with incredible detail. For those who appreciate vibrant and artistic aesthetics, our Watercolor tattoos are a captivating choice.

Looking to embrace cultural influences? Our studio proudly offers Tribal tattoos that celebrate heritage and symbolism. If you’re into playful and imaginative designs, our New School style is perfect for you. And for admirers of the rich traditions of Japanese tattooing, we offer breathtaking designs inspired by this ancient art form.

We invite you to explore our gallery of tattoo types, where you’ll find inspiration and a glimpse into the artistic possibilities that await you at Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio. Each tattoo we create is a unique expression of your individuality, and our skilled artists are here to bring your vision to life.

Visit our studio in Miami and let us guide you through the process of selecting the perfect tattoo type that resonates with your style and personality. Your journey into the world of tattoos starts here, and we can’t wait to be a part of it.

How tattoos are made?

It's like drawing on the skin

Have you ever wondered how tattoos come to life? At Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio, we want to share the fascinating process behind this art form that has captivated countless individuals. So, let’s dive into the world of tattooing and explore how these incredible works of art are made.

The technique used to create tattoos involves injecting ink into the skin using a tattoo machine. This machine operates with a needle that pierces the skin, reaching a depth of about a millimeter. As the needle penetrates, it deposits tiny drops of ink that remain in the skin without being diluted.

The ink is specifically placed in the second layer of the skin, known as the dermis. This layer consists of cells that are much more stable than those in the outermost layer, called the epidermis. By depositing the ink in the dermis, tattoo artists ensure that the design remains vibrant and intact for years to come.

It’s truly remarkable to think that the needle can penetrate the skin up to an astonishing 3,000 times per minute! This precision and speed allow tattoo artists to create intricate and detailed designs that reflect your unique style and preferences.

While the technical aspects are important, we cannot overlook the significance of sterility and hygiene throughout the process. At Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio, we prioritize the utmost cleanliness and maintain strict sterilization protocols to ensure your safety and well-being. We understand that your health is of utmost importance, and our team takes every precaution to create a safe environment.

However, we must emphasize that the responsibility for a successful tattoo ultimately lies with the artist. Regardless of the quality of the equipment or ink used, the application of the tattoo relies heavily on the expertise and skill of the artist. Our talented team at Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio is committed to delivering exceptional results, combining their artistic vision with their technical proficiency.

So, if you’re ready to embark on a tattooing journey and witness the artistry behind the process, we invite you to visit our studio in Miami. Our dedicated artists will guide you through every step, ensuring a safe, hygienic, and unforgettable tattooing experience.

Discover the magic of how tattoos are made and let us transform your ideas into stunning works of art. Your journey awaits at Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio we want to share.

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