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So You Want To Be A Tattoo Artist/Piercer

Blog By M. Mitera The body modification industry is not an easy business to break in to. While the industry is a lot more welcoming to new people than it used to be, it's not just a matter of walking in to a shop and being offered a job as a piercer or tattoo artist....

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Anodizing Titanium Jewelry

Blog By M. Mitera Implant grade titanium is an ideal substance for piercing jewelry. It is durable, light, and extremely bio-compatible, meaning that basically no one is allergic to it. Because we use this high quality metal for all of our piercings, we have the...

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Five Oldest Tatoos In The World

Blog By M. Mitera Even though there is still a negative stigma surrounding tattoos, they have been a part of many societies for hundreds of thousands of years. Cultures all around the world have utilized not only tattooing but body piercing as well as scarification to...

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Five Steps To Help That Irritation Bump

Blog By M. Mitera In the past, we've gone over what irritation bumps are when it comes to piercings. Many people think that any sort of bump is a keloid and it isn't, we promise. Chances are that you just have an angry piercing. Unfortunately, the internet has a whole...

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Job Stopping Tattoos

Blog By M. Mitera There isn't a spot on the human body that hasn't been tattooed at this point. Some of these tattoos are done just for the hell of it but some people do want tattoos in places that just aren't the best spot. Some areas just don't hold ink, like the...

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The Sun Versus Tattoos

Blog By M. Mitera When getting body modifications, many people don't consider all of the outside factors that will be trying to get in the way of the healing process. Our world is full of contaminants and dangerous situations for your new mod. Many people are aware...

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Surface Piercings; What To Expect

Blog By M. Mitera While not as popular as they used to be, surface piercings still do make themselves apparent every so often. And why shouldn't they? They're pretty awesome! There are many options to choose from when it comes to the design tops you can choose from,...

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Remembering Bill Rhine

Blog By M. Mitera As many of you know, we recently lost an amazing person and tattoo artist, Bill Rhine. He was a wonderful part of the tattoo community and an all around great guy. In his tattooing career, he left a mark on hundreds of clients, both in the form of...

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A Brief Guide To Stretched Ears

Blog By M. Mitera Stretching your ears is a big deal. The smaller sizes are easier to care for but when you start to size up, caring for your lobes can be a whole new addition to your daily routine. Taking care of your ears is extremely important, since the skin is...

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Piercings & Consent

Blog By M. Mitera Over the course of the last few years, the piercing staff here at Spider-Bite, Inc have worked hard to improve their jewelry selection, client interactions, and overall process. Their goal is to provide every client with a wonderful experience....

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Meet Our Tattoo Artists

Blog By M. Mitera Here at Tattoo Angus, we have a team of six tattoo artists that absolutely love what they do. Their love for their art shines through in their amazing tattoos and the way that they interact with their clients. With more than twenty five years of...

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Meet Our Piercers

Spider-Bite Body Piercing employs two piercers who share the goal of creating a comfortable, enjoyable experience for their clients. Carrying the highest quality jewelry available, using meticulous sterilization techniques and incredible attention to aftercare, our...

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Five Important Things To Know About Tattoo Cover Ups

Blog By M. Mitera Every day, we see clients come in to our shop that have tattoos that they aren't fond of anymore. Many clients don't simply want to get rid of their tattoo but instead, turn it in to something that they love again. Many times, they're covering up a...

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The Importance Of Downsizing

Blog By M. Mitera If you've ever gotten a piercing before (and I'm sure most of you have or you wouldn't be here reading this), you're probably aware that when you first get a piercing, your initial jewelry is longer or bigger than you originally thought it was going...

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Infant Ear Piercing

Blog By M. Mitera Ear piercing has been a part of many cultures and traditions for a very long time. Most people who have their ears pierced usually had them pierced at a very young age, so young perhaps that they don't even remember it happening. This could be viewed...

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Impact Of Social Media On the Tattoo Industry

Blog By M. Mitera The tattoo industry has remained pretty much the same for a long time. Only recently have artists begun to really surge forward, looking for ways to improve their craft, connect more with their clients, and create a comfortable environment while...

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Five Products You SHOULD NOT Use On Your New Piercing

Blog By M. Mitera Healing piercings can be a difficult process. Some piercings take a while to fully heal and there can be problems that arise during the process, regardless of how well you care for it. Sometimes, things just happen. When you have an angry piercing,...

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Tattoos For Breast Cancer Patients

Blog By M. Mitera It may not be breast cancer awareness month anymore but that doesn't mean we stop thinking about all of our clients that are effected by this terrible disease. This year, Tattoo Angus offered free shirts to anyone who got a pink ribbon tattoo in our...

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Piercing FAQs; Does It Hurt?

Blog By M. Mitera Many of our clients have questions when they come to see us. It's understandable, there's a lot of things to ask about in this profession! We spend a lot of time learning how to perfect our craft and trust me, we love talking about how we do things!...

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Lettering In Tattoos

Blog By M. Mitera One of the most complicated (and yet basic) types of tattoo is lettering. It can be extremely difficult to execute correctly and is one of the most sought after styles of tattoo today. Lettering can be used to remember a person, a favorite quote, or...

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Morgan’s Piercing Specials

If you've been sleeping on our Facebook, you probably haven't noticed that our apprentice Morgan is cruising along in her studies to become a fully licensed piercer! She's now offering numerous piercings and doing wonderfully! We're happy with how far she's come since...

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Five Reasons We Don’t Pierce Cheeks

Blog By M. Mitera I've written a few blogs regarding why we won't perform certain piercings and why. Sometimes, there are just places that piercings will not work out. Snake eyes piercings, microdermals on the hands, the Ashley piercing. All of these have high rates...

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Watercolor Tattoos & Their Life Span

Blog By M. Mitera Recently, Pintrest/Tumblr/Facebook have been flooded with videos of lovely tattoos that look like a watercolor painting. They are soft and colorful, with drippy looking details that people have fallen in love with. While tattoos usually focus on...

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5 Piercings That Don’t Work (And Why)

Blog By M. Mitera Obviously, we love piercings! We would never have chosen this career if we didn't love what we do! And since we love what we do so much, there are some piercings that we just won't perform here at Spider-Bite Body Piercing (and for good reasons)....

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Meet M. The Apprentice Piercer

Our piercers work very hard to make sure that our clients are taken care of but do you know why they do what they do? Our piercers Morgan and Farley work great together to bring clients amazing jewelry and happy, healthy piercings. If you haven't met our piercers yet,...

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How To Make Your Tattoo Live Forever

Blog By M. Mitera Realistically, a tattoo is the only thing in your life that you're going to buy and have forever. Not only does this mean that you should absolutely cough up a little extra cash to get that new piece ($20 tattoos look like they cost just that), it...

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Nostril Piercing Placement

Blog By M. Mitera Besides lobes and the upper cartilage flat, the nostril is one of the most common piercings in the industry. There are so many clients who come in on the daily looking for nostril piercings. Some just get the traditional single stud, while others do...

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