Since the inception of body piercing the staple of jewelry has always been captive bead rings, or CBR’s. As the name implies these are solid stainless steel rings that are closed by a bead that completes the ring and ensures the jewelry will not fall out.
Throughout the years there has been many attempted improvements on the captive bead ring design but the simplistic design of captive bead rings continues to stand the test of time.
Select Your Gauge To Buy Stainless Surgical Steel CBR’s
18g – 16g – 14g – 12g – 10g – 8g – 6g – 4g – 2g – 0g
Consumers should be aware that captive bead rings 10 gauge and larger require special tools to close the rings. Ring opening pliers are not available at your local home improvement center. You can however order them online. Choose the size appropriate for the captive bead rings you will be working with. Due to the pressure required it is recommended that you have someone to help you with the rings if you are attempting to change large gauge rings without the assistance of a professional body piercer.
Mini Ring Opening Pliers 4″ – Good for 10g or smaller, up to 1/2″ ring
Medium Ring Opening Pliers 6″ – Good for 8g or smaller, up to 3/4″ ring
Large Ring Opening Pliers 8″ – Good for 6g or smaller, up to 1″ ring
Extra Large Ring Opening Pliers 10″ – Any Size 4g+, up to 1″ ring
Some people prefer some of the newer styles of body jewelry rings, especially when the gauges start to get thick. These new styles allow you to wear large gauge rings without buying special tools to close your rings.
The two most popular styles of next generation CBR’s are….
Segmented rings are a great alternative for someone who wants a large gauge ring without the hassle. These rings are solid steel rings with a small segment attached to a hinge creating the opening for insertion. The segments are spring loaded so the rings will never fall out. This also gives the appearance of a solid ring leaving passers by guessing at how you ever got the jewelry into your body.
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16g – 14g – 12g – 10g – 8g – 6g – 4g – 2g
Spring loaded captive bead rings are another option when you start getting into large gauge jewelry. These pieces work under the same principal as traditional captive bead rings but instead have a spring loaded bead that gives when inserting and removing. The spring loaded bead eliminates the need for expensive ring closing pliers.
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6g – 4g – 2g – 0g
Many of the top ink companies will not even sell to you if you do not work in a reputable shop. This makes it hard for the amateur tattoo artist to hone their skills. Luckily Intenze Tattoo Ink is readily available to the beginning tattoo artist.
Developed by top tattoo artist Mario Barth, Intenze has quickly become a favorite ink of many great tattoo artists.
Intenze Tattoo Ink has a full range of Tattoo Ink colors available for any creative tattoo piece you can imagine. Intenze Ink is a top tattoo ink brand in the world due to the sterile quality and the broad range of unique colors offered in the product line.
The Color Wheel has been an artists’ tool since the early 1700′s. Intenze Tattoo Ink has applied this fundamental artistry tool to their full lineup of Sterile Tattoo Ink Colors. The lineup includes broad ranges of Yellow Tattoo Inks, Orange Tattoo Inks, Red Tattoo Inks, Purple/Violet Tattoo Inks, Blue Tattoo Inks, and Green Tattoo Inks. By incorporating the entire range of color into the Intenze Tattoo Ink Lineup, we provide artists the ability to accomplish any tattoo piece imaginable. With the broad range of color, along with the sterile quality focused on safety and performance.
Intenze Ink should be the clear choice for any Tattoo Artist regardless of skill level. Many top artists have switched to Intenze Ink after years of trial and error with other substandard inks.
Intenze is a top quality tattoo ink and is not sold in kits. Choose which colors you want and create your very own ultimate color palette.
Choose from the following Intenze colors…
True Black – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
True Black – 2oz Bottle - $13.95
True Black – 4oz Bottle - $22.50
Zuper Black – 12oz Bottle - $26.00
Lemon Yellow – 1oz Bottle - $7.95
Golden Yellow – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Creamsickle – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Fushia – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Lavender – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Light Purple – 1oz Bottle - $7.95
Dark Purple – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Grape – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Snow White Mixing – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Snow White Opaque – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Snow White Opaque – 2oz Bottle - $13.95
Sea Foam Green – 2oz Bottle – $13.95
Light Green – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Dark Green – 2oz Bottle - $13.95
Hunter Green – 2oz Bottle – $13.95
Dragon Green – 2oz Bottle – $13.95
Carol’s Pink – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
True Magenta – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Koolaid – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Lollipop – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Silver – 1oz Bottle - $7.95
Silver – 2oz Bottle - $13.95
Periwinkle – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Aquamarine – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Blue Sky – 1oz Bottle - $7.95
Bahama Blue – 1oz Bottle - $7.95
Mario’s Light Blue – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Mario’ Blue – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Soft Orange – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Hard Orange – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Bright Orange – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Platinum – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Dark Chocolate – 1oz Bottle – $7.95
Dark Brown – 1oz Bottle - $7.95
Bright Red – 2oz Bottle – $13.95
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How to care for your new tattoo has been a subject of debate in the tattoo community since the art of tattooing began. Tattoo artists have had to recommend a variety of products available from your local drug store. These products were developed to prevent cuts, burns, scrapes and abrasions from getting infected and not specifically for the healing of a new tattoo.
The majority of these products contain petroleum or lanolin which when applied to a new tattoo can clog skin pores causing breakouts and actually delay your body’s healing process. Lanolin pulls color from healing tattoos.
A large number of people also have allergic reactions to these products and application to a new tattoo can cause skin reactions leading to loss of ink and permanent damage to your tattoo. Tattoo Goo products contain absolutely no petroleum or lanolin.
Tattoo Goo provides an entire lineup of top shelf products specifically designed to aid in the healing and aftercare of new and old tattoos alike.
Tattoo Goo Salve
The Original Tattoo Goo salve is the Natural Choice for healing your tattoo. Based with eight different natural ingredients, the “Original” is 99% All Natural.
Tattoo Goo was formulated with olive oil, sunflower oil and rosemary extracts as natural skin moisturizers. Wheat germ oil, cocoa butter and tocopheryl acetate & tocophery (Vitamin E) as healing activators and soothers. The remaining ingredients are beeswax as a base for the salve and D&C Green 6 for color because goo should be green.
Tattoo Goo Aftercare Lotion
Tattoo Goo “The Lotion” was developed for people with sensitive skin. It is gentle enough to use on the face and is perfect for everyday use. With unique combination of Vitamins A & D, healthy skin ingredients, and proven moisturizers, Tattoo Goo “The Lotion” heals and protects dry skin.
The water base formula works with your body to restore the skin’s natural moisture balance. The non-greasy “Lotion” absorbs quickly, penetrates deeply, and provides long lasting protection against dryness. “The Lotion” contains NO alcohol, NO petroleum, NO lanolin, NO mineral oils and NO fragrance. “The Lotion” can be used by itself or combined with “The Original” Tattoo Goo.
Tattoo Goo Soft Gel Ointment
Introducing new Tattoo Goo Ointment. This no touch softer version is exactly the same formulation that is in the salve, only softer for those a little squeamish on applying a slightly ticker formula. The tube applicator is the same as found on all popular ointments so there is no cross contamination of the product should you choose to share it with a friend.
The rich premium Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter and Wheat germ oil formula provide an occlusive humectant barrier which aids in healing.
Soft Gel Ointment will not clog pores and enhances color of both new and old tattoos alike. Tattoo Goo is also good for various minor skin irritations like scrapes, bruises, windburn and sunburn to name a few. Along with Vitamin E and several herbs it has helped heal over 3 million tattoos to date.
Tattoo Goo Color Guard Stick
The Color Guard Stick has an SPF 30 rating plus special UV/UVA inhibitors to help protect tattoos from fading. Other ingredients help moisturize the tattoo thus enhancing color. The large stick allows precision application, helping protect the tattoo while allowing for regular tanning of other skin areas.
The sun’s rays are very powerful and even penetrate most cloth. Even though you might not be burning underneath your clothes, your tattoo is actually slowly fading. Use Tattoo Goo Color Guard Stick to ensure your tattoo never loses it’s luster.
Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Soap
Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Antibacterial Aftercare Soap is formulated to provide a broad spectrum germicidal kill while it is still gentle on the skin. This soap is specially formulated with cleansing agent PCMX-L ,which cleans at a deeper level to prevent bacterial growth and infection by removing more dirt and dead skin cells than traditional soaps.
After each use new healthy emerging layers of skin are exposed, an important step in tattoo healing and piercing aftercare.
Unlike “green” soap this formula has a slightly acidic pH and contains a key ingredient which helps to buffer the skin while providing additional killing power. The key ingredient is PCMX-L a combination of Chloroxylenol (PCMX) and Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate (Lauricidin). Lauricidin is a derived from palm seed extract. A unique and proprietary process provides a molecular structure capable of cleaning the skin at a deeper level. (This is achieved by reducing the molecular size to better clean the skin) This ingredient is non-toxic to human skin but highly efficient at disrupting pathogenic microbes at a cellular level. Once the cell wall is disrupted the bacterial cannot recombine or multiply and they die. PCMX is a well documented antimicrobial / antibacterial ingredient. By combining the 2 of these ingredients you get a fast acting, broad spectrum kill without damaging the skin.
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Get ready, get set, INK! If you are thinking of becoming a professional tattoo artist or have just started tattooing, we have the perfect tattoo machine kit for you.
Below you will find several kits along with a list of what is included.
Budget Starter Tattoo Kit - $80.00
(2) Professional tattoo machines (great for both liner and shader), (1) Premium Silver carrying case with lock, (7) bottles popular color tattoo inks (white, yellow, red, brown, blue, green, black), (2) Chromatic Grip, (2) Stainless Steel Grip, (1) Ink Cup Holder, (1) High quality tattoo gloves, (1) set of adjust tools and other accessories, (10) Mixed plastic disposable Tips (10) Mixed pre-made sterile tattoo needles, some grommets, rubber bands and O-rings.
All the equipment you need to do professional tattooing. Our professional grade tattoo kits are great for someone who’s thinking about a career in becoming a tattoo artist. This tattoo kit provides a assortment of equipment to help get your career started.
4 Machine Tattoo Kit - $89.99
(4) The Latest Tattoo Guns (Perfect 10 Wrap Coils) (Both can be set up to perform as a LINER or SHADER) (Runs with low temperature) (Excellent steel framework we include one in bronze antique finish), (2) Rare Empaistic Grips with Tube, (2) Stainless Steel Grips with Tube, (8) Stainless Steel Tips In Different Sizes; (4 for Round needles, 4 for Magnum/Flat needles), (1) Professional Power Supply System; (can work under 110v or 220v, and we will send the plug fitted your country), (1) Foot Switch, (50) High Quality Pre Made Sterile Tattoo Needles; (the sizes from Round Liner 3,5,8,9; Round Shader 5,7,9; Magnum 5,7,9; 5 for each size), (18) Disposable Tips, match with the Needles, (7) Bottles of Tattoo Ink; (Black, White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Brown), (1) Ink Holder; (10) Rubber Rings; (50) Grommets; (50) Rubber Bands, (1)Set of Adjust Tools and Other Attachments, (1) Top Quality Carrying Case with Lock & Keys, Tutorial Video for Tattoo Beginners
This is a great kit capable of producing tattoos right out of the box. You won’t find a deal like this anywhere else.
Superior Bargain Complete Tattoo Kit – $100.00
(1) Black Raven Tattoo Machine Only (1), Portable Power Supply W/ Clipcord, (1) Kit Foot Switch for C4, (1) Sterilized 3 Pack (1 single, 1 three, 1 five), (1) Single Round Disposable Tube 5/8″ Grip, (1) 3 Round Disposable Tube 5/8″ Grip, (1) 5 Round Disposable Tube 5/8″ Grip, (1) Red 1/2oz Prizm Color, (1) Blue 1/2oz Prizm Color, (1) Green 1/2oz Prizm Color, (1) Brown 1/2oz Prizm Color, (1) Yellow 1/2oz Prizm Color, (1) Black 1/2oz Prizm Color, (1) White 1/2oz Prizm Color, (1) 6 Hole Plastic Ink Cap Holder, (1) #10 Ink Caps 50pk, (2) Disposable Twin Blade Razors, (1) Black Rubber Bands Kit Pack, (1) Kit Pack of Medium Black Gloves, (1) Stencil Transfer Pencil, (1) Bonus 8 Piece Flash Set, (1) Tattoo Artist Guide.
American made tattoo set up, this is a great starter kit for a low price that can make big money. All of our tattoo machines, power supplies, foot pedals and clip cords have a 90 day warranty.
8 Machine Deluxe Tattoo Kit – $179.99
(8) The Latest Tattoo Guns (Perfect 10 Wrap Coils) (can be set up to perform as a LINER or SHADER) (Runs with low temperature) (Excellent steel framework We include one in bronze antique finish), (2) Rare Empaistic Grips with Tube, (2) Stainless Steel Grips with Tube, (8) Stainless Steel Tips In Different Sizes; (4 for Round needles, 4 for Magnum/Flat needles), (1) Professional Power Supply System; (can work under 110v or 220v, and we will send the plug fitted your country), (1) Foot Switch, (50) High Quality Pre Made Sterile Tattoo Needles; (the sizes from Round Liner 3,5,8,9; Round Shader 5,7,9; Magnum 5,7,9; 5 for each size), (18) Disposable Tips, match with the Needles, (7) Bottles of Tattoo Ink; (Black, White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Brown), (1) Ink Holder, (10) Rubber Rings, (50) Grommets, (50) Rubber Bands, (1) Set of Adjust Tools and Other Attachments, (1) Top Quality Carrying Case with Lock & Keys, (1) Tutorial Video for Tattoo Beginners.
You are buying one brand new high quality 8 gun tattoo machine kit. Comes package in high quality carrying case with keys. Very compact for easy storage one of the best deal on internet.
Huge Professional Tattoo Kit – $310.00
(1) Wasp Machine Liner, (1) Wasp Machine Shader, (1) Power Supply LCD Digital 20 volts 2 Amps, (1) Economy Footswitch w/ 1/4″ Jack, (1) Superior Clipcord 1/4″ Jack, (1) 6 Hole Ink Cap Holder Plastic, (1) 100pk #10 Ink Caps, (1) 100pk #16 Ink Caps, (1) Sample Set 4oz Ichiban Sumi Wash, (1) PRIZM Set 2, Samples 7-1/2oz Ink Bottles, (1) Starbrite Brite White 1 oz, (1) Starbrite Canary Yellow 1 oz, (1) Starbrite Crimson Red 1 oz, (1) Starbrite Battleship Gray 1 oz, (1) Green Soap 4oz Bottle Mixed, (1) 4 oz Nalgene Wash Bottle, (1) Black Medium Gloves, (1) Disposable Twin Blade Razor, (1) Black Rubber Bands Kit Pack, (1) Sharps Container 1qt Size, (1) Tattoo Stencil Magic 4oz Bottle, (1) Spirit Master Sheets 8-1/2″x11″ 10pk, (1) A&D Ointment 2 oz Tube, (1) Tray SS 13 1/2″ x 10 1/4″, (10) 5 Round Needle/Disposable Tube 5/8″ Grip, (10) 7 Flat Needle/Disposable Tube 5/8″ Grip, (1) 25pk Rubber Half-Grommets, (1) Bienfang Tracing Paper 50, (1) Stencil Transfer Pencil, (2) 6″x 6″ Simulated Practice Skin, (1) Tattoo Artist Guide, (1) Absolute Tattoo Sketchbook, (1) Skull Membership Certificate, (1) Clipcord Sleeving 36″ Pkg of 100, (1) Tattoo Machine Cover 100 Pk 6×8, (1) 100pk Patient Bibs 13″x18″ (Color may vary).
All of Superior Tattoo Equipment products are American made, brand new and sealed. Invest in this kit and make your money back and more! Includes Starbrite Inks, Ichiban Inks, Stencil Magic and everything else you need to start tattooing!
Tags: Complete Tattoo Kits · Tattoo Supplies
50 Assorted Pre-Sterilized Tattoo Needles
This item consits of 50 pre-sterilized tattoo needles in any of the following sizes. (ROUND LINERS: 1,3,5,7,9,11); (ROUND SHADERS: 3,5,7,8,11,14); (FLATS: 4,5,6,7,8,11); (MAGNUMS: 5,7,9,11). All needles and tips are sterilized using E.O. Gas and the expiration date is listed individualy on each pack of needles. The buyer is able to choose whatever sizes you want.
As an added bonus you will also get 10 disposable tips.
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Tags: Tattoo Supplies
Kat Von D – High Voltage Tattoo
High Voltage Tattoo is a graphic perspective on today’s global tattoo culture by Kat Von D, star of The Learning Channel’s L.A. Ink and one of the most talented and popular artists working today. Designed in a style that is reminiscent of a handmade Gothic journal with its red padded cover, ornate typography, and parchmentlike pages, it throws the door wide open to tattooing culture in the way only an insider like Kat can.
High Voltage Tattoo traces Kat’s career as an artist, from early childhood influences to recent work, along with examples of what inspires her, information about the show and her shop, her sketches, and personal tattoos. The book goes deep into tattoo process and culture: readers can see up close the pigments, the tools, and the making of complex, even collaborative, tattoos.
With a foreword by Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, the book features images and stories about celebrities, rockers, pro skaters, and everyday citizens, including Slayer’s Kerry King, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Margaret Cho, Jackass’ Bam Margera, David Letterman, and many others. It profiles and showcases the work of artists Kat has selected from all over the world, her interviews with people who have compelling tattoos and stories, and amazing images of extraordinary tattoo work. Numerous portfolios throughout the book showcase a range of relevant subjects, from the black and gray portrait work for which Kat is famous to a popular tattoo theme, such as the rose or biblical images. There is a knockout ten-page full-body spread of Kat—clad in a yellow bikini and seven-inch, rhinestone-studded red stilettos—that catalogs in detail all her personal tattoos on her front, back, left, and right sides—even her hands and head.
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Tattoo Goo Deluxe Tattoo And Piercing Aftercare Kit
Tattoo Goo aftercare products are a combination of vitamins, herbs, and other ingredients developed especially to aid your body in the healing and protection of a new tattoo. The majority of products currently used for the aftercare of new tattoos were designed to prevent infection in cuts, burns, and scrapes – not for healing and aftercare of new tattoos. Tattoo Goo aftercare products are gentle enough for everyday use will not clog the pores of your skin that can retards the natural healing process. Tattoo Goo contains natural moisturizers to enhance the colors and protect your tattoo for the LIFE of your tattoo.
You get everything you need for your tattoo and piercings in one Deluxe assortment. Heal, renew and protect with the original natural formulations created by a caring pharmacist.Tattoo Goo Deluxe Tattoo & Piercing Care Kit #543: One Tattoo Goo Treatment Salve Healing & Skin Care 1.5 oz. AND one Tattoo Goo Quick Penetration Lotion 2 oz. AND one Color Guard Tattoo Rejuvenating Spray 2 oz. AND one Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Soap 3 oz. AND one X-pression Extra Strength Spray AND one Blue Wave Cleansing Saline Cleansing Solution 2 oz.
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Tags: Personal Care · Piercing Supplies · Tattoo Supplies
20 – Assorted 14g Belly Rings – 7/16″
You will receive 20 assorted belly rings, guaranteed to have no duplicates, for the price you’d expect to pay for just one! They are all 14 gauge, 7/16″ with 8mm ball and made from 316L Surgical Steel. Grab them today and have a belly ring to match each of your outfits.
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Skin Art Magazine
Skin Art is a monthly magazine publication showcasing the latest trends in tattooing. Regularly showcasing the top artists working in the tattoo field today.
The favorite magazine of tattoo fans everywhere, featuring hundreds of new tattoos in every issue. Skin Art spotlights the finest and most unique body art created by masterful inkslingers from all over the world. Each issue is a colorful collection of what’s new and wonderful in the world of body art via various tattoo styles and trends, a featured artist and information on upcoming events.
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The Tattoo Encyclopedia : A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo
This is a fantastic resource for anybody who’s thinking about getting a tattoo. In fact, I would go so far as to say that you shouldn’t get a tattoo without reading this book. You can look up tattoo symbols by name, by type, or just thumb through the whole thing looking at all the fantastic illustrations. I bought the book when I decided the time had come to take the tattoo plunge, but realized I had no idea what design I would want or would look good. This book helped me choose a design I would never have thought of by myself. Even if you’re not considering a tattoo yourself, the entries make for fascinating reading. Every tattoo shop should have one of these!
… a book that should be in every tattoo shop on the planet. It’s an easy-to-use, A-Z reference guide … — Skin & Ink Magazine, March, 2004
… will not only provide an invaluable tool to artists and collectors alike, it’s also a great read … — Tattoo Revue Magazine, Issue #114
Guilty pleasure. — Kansas City Star, August 17, 2003
Looking for that perfect gift for your teenage son or daughter – that free-spirited, be-myself, make-a-statement child …? Voila. — St. Louis Post Dispatch, August 21, 2003
… useful resource for anyone seriously contemplating a tattoo … interesting, well-written treatment on the meaning of commonly used symbols. — Netsurfer Books
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