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Nature Tattoo Inspiration

Nature tattoo inspiration

If you’re looking for an amazing nature tattoo to show off your true inner self, than look no further. Tattoos are a great way for people to express who they are and the love they have for the world. Check out these amazing tattoos in different styles that channel your inner mother nature!


4 Types of Nature Tattoos

Plant Life 😎

Plant tattoos represent wisdom and a sense of feeling grounded. Check out these amazing different takes on flower and tree tattoos!



Oceans 🌊

Ocean tattoos can either be calm or stormy. Ocean tattoos represent strength and a thirst for adventure.



Animals 🐫

Animal tattoos are much more personal. They can range from bad-ass traditional eagles to realistic house pets. Animal tattoos are always a great idea if you have a deep connection with nature and/or have a wild side 😉.

 
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PICKTHEINK X PORSCHE Macan Launch Event

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The PICKTHEINK X PORSCHE Macan launch event was an incredible success. We had a turnout of about 300 people. Thank you to everyone who came out, your support means the world. We also want to extend thanks to Michelin Starred Chef Romain Avril, for making the most sensational pizza and accommodating our guests.

Monogram Presents  Executive Chef Romain Avril

Monogram Presents Executive Chef Romain Avril

Our artists took two Porsche 911’s and designed the hoods of both in their unique styles.

 

The Black Porsche 911

The Black Porsche 911 was inspired and created by Nico Canon, our watercolour tattoo artist.

The black Porsche 911 designed by  Nico Canon

The black Porsche 911 designed by Nico Canon

The hood of the black Porsche 911

The hood of the black Porsche 911

The black Porsche 911

The black Porsche 911

The piece was inspired by watercolour and realism tattoos. The woman, tiger, mandala, and nature symbols are a homage to the wild yet beautiful side of nature. These elements are what Porsche represents - beauty, power, elegance, and speed. In comparison to a Lamborghini which has more of an aggressive sharp shape, the Porsche 911 holds softer curves. The artist incorporated feminine beauty which is represented in the woman, and a stronger wilder side which the artist represented in the tiger. Both elements face the same direction because just as with the Porsche 911, the woman and the tiger are one and the same - beauty and power. Nature and mandala symbols represent a spiritual connection within all women and men. This is what the Porsche 911 represents: a mix of beauty, elegance, attention to detail, and strength.

 

The White Porsche 911

The white Porsche 911 was inspired and created by Sleestak, a blackwork tattoo artist on picktheink.com in collaboration with Chris Price is Right. The piece was inspired by blackwork tattoos, using common elements such as the spiders web, the flower and skull, and the plaque in the top right corner.

White Porsche 911 Mockup

White Porsche 911 Mockup

The white Porsche 911

The white Porsche 911

Sleestak  and Chris Price is Right drawing live to complete the piece

Sleestak and Chris Price is Right drawing live to complete the piece

The top right corner of the white Porsche 911 with GRATEFUL and PICKTHEINK logos.

The top right corner of the white Porsche 911 with GRATEFUL and PICKTHEINK logos.

The artwork was laminated, allowing the artists to finish the piece directly on the car during the event.

 

Vendor List:

Concept Design: SOIRÉE
Food: Monogram presents Exeutive Chef Romain Avril
Event Photography & Videography: Lumos Media and PICKTHEINK
 
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How To Prepare For My New Tattoo

After you schedule your appointment with your tattoo artist, you must now prepare for your new tattoo. Here is a list of what you need to prepare before your new tattoo.

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Scoot Ink, A Photorealistic Tattoo Artist

Scoot is a photorealistic tattoo artist in Toronto, Ontario.

One particular day while working on King St, a call came into the shop requesting Scoot to tattoo privately at a local upscale hotel. Without question Scoot packed up his equipment and made his way over. When he walked into the room he came face to face with Johnny Depp and six of his close friends. This is a moment Scoot will never forget. Without missing a beat, Scoot set up shop and got down to business. It was shortly after this opportunity that the local media began publishing his work.

Find out why Scoot Ink's work is sought out by so many professional athletes, musicians and actors.

Scoot Ink specializes in photorealistic tattoos in Toronto, ON. Find him on pick the ink.com. @scootink
Scoot Ink specializes in photorealistic tattoos in Toronto, ON. Find him on pick the ink.com. @scootink

"One thing I love the most about being a tattoo artist is just meeting new people everyday, hearing different stories, being able to create my own images."

 
 
 

How To Care For My New Tattoo

How to care for my tattoo

Tips to help keep your tattoo clean and fresh.

Tattoos require attention and care after you get them to guarantee that they stay the way they first looked when you first got them. Here are some tips to help keep your tattoo clean and fresh. 

 

IMPORTANT: Listen to your artist because your aftercare will be specific to the tattoo you received. The care your artist recommends is based on different skin, the placement of your tattoo, different styles of tattoos, the lightness of hand, and the bandage your artist uses.

 

Your city may require your artist to have an aftercare pamphlet which the city approved. If you are at a good shop or a professional artist, you should expect to receive something for aftercare.

 

Right after

How to care for my tattoo

The first tips start immediately after receiving the tattoo. The tattoo artist should apply a bandage or plastic wrap over your tattoo. First things first, remove the bandage then wash your hands with lukewarm water and soap then gently wash the tattoo with fragrance-free soap and water.

 

Week-by-week process

IMPORTANT: This process depends on the tattoo and its placement. The scale of time is approximate depending on each case.

 

First Week

Wash your tattoo with clean fingers only. Cloth or towel may irritate the skin and prematurely remove any scabs that may have formed. Scabbing often occurs in the first couple days. The reason is that the ink rises to the surface of your skin, and because of this needs to be washed away. Scabbing is an important process and must not be picked or scratched off. Scabs will often form in the first few days, and ink may still come up through the skin and should be washed away. It is important not to pick the scabs or scratch the skin.

Any redness or mild swelling usually goes away near the end of the first week[s].

 

Second Week

During the second week your tattoo should be flaking, small scabs and bits of dead skin may appear, but these will also clear up as the healing process continues.

 

Third Week

The outer layers of skin should completely heal by the end of week three. The inner layers of skin can take longer to heal but require much less care. The chance of infection is reduced once the outer layers of skin have healed, as there is no open wound for bacteria to infect. Moisturizing regularly in the months following the tattoo will help keep it looking bright and clear.

 
How to care for my tattoo
 

Remember To

  • Wear sun-protective clothing whenever you go outside

  • Call your tattoo artist or doctor if you have any signs of infection or other problems

Do Not

  • Cover your tattoo with sunblock before it is fully healed

  • Scratch or pick at the tattoo

  • Wear tight clothing over the tattoo

  • Recover your tattoo. You can wear loose one sleeves

  • Go swimming or immerse your body in water (showers are fine)

 

Listening to the advice of your tattoo artist will help decrease the chances of skin infections and will help keep your tattoo clean and fresh. Do not rely on online research. Always refer back to your artists if you have any specific questions.

 
This article was made in collaboration with Alveno on picktheink.com

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