Ben Shaw ~ Archetype ~ Tattoo Industry Advocate & Speaker

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Tattoo Artists are Resilient

Amidst the whirlwind of indelible ink and buzzing needles, resilience stands as the bedrock of an artist’s spirit, undeniably etched into their very core. Like roots clawing through bedrock, resilience in the realm of ink-slinged skin grows not in the light but in the shadows of trials and tribulation. It sprouts from the murky soils…

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The Tattoo Industry has Changed

The tattoo industry has changed in the last 10 years. We have seen some unprecedented dynamic shifts in the way that we tattoo and communicate. And not only that, the way we are regulated, you know, some of you feel like by yourself, you can’t do anything in your area, that it’s overwhelming and that…

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The M.O.C.R.A.

I got my hands on the M O C R A, the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulation Act, that went into effect December 29th, 2022. It has passed. It has been signed into law, and it is going to directly impact our pigments. There is verbiage in this bill that likens it to what’s going over…

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Tattoo Heritage Project

Tattooing is one of the oldest forms of human self-expression. I don’t care who you are or where you’re from at some point in time, your ancestors marked their flesh, but did you know our artifacts are disappearing, disintegrating to be lost forever. So good time Charlie Cartwright is spearheading a non-profit organization called the…

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The tattoo community is growing!

Tattoo Culture is on the Rise

It’s no secret that tattoos are more popular than ever. In fact, according to a recent study, 46% of Americans have at least one tattoo! That’s a huge jump from just a few years ago, and it’s only going to continue to rise. So, what’s behind this sudden surge in popularity? And what does it…

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