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Piercing Connecticut One Body at a Time

If you’re in Connecticut, piercing of the body is readily available to you. There are several choices you can make regarding where you want to go to get it done, but we would highly recommend you go somewhere who will look out for your best interest. Of course, we are bias and should just tell you to come to Torture Ink. That is because we are the best. We use the most medically safe and sanitary methods available, and provide an array of body jewelry to choose from right in the shop. We will place your piercing anywhere you want, and we will do it safely and with expertise.

It is important to realize that when your body is pierced, it is inflicted with an injury; albeit an infliction with advertency. Because a piercing is intrusive to the body, it requires that care and precautions are taken to prevent any infection from setting in. Dermatologists at the Northwestern University conducted a study of the overall safety and medical consequences of getting body piercings. They focused their attention to the most common areas people get pierced; namely the ears, nose, tongue, nipple, naval, and genitalia. They found it to be relatively safe. The main issue of concern is infection, which can usually be avoided if the piercing is done properly, and the customer follows the after-care instructions. The dermatological study provided nine tips to consider before you get a body piercing. If all of these things check out, then it’s time to get pierced. If not, contact Torture Ink and let us help you with any questions or issues that may keep you from moving forward:

  • Do you have a pre-existing infection of any kind?
  • Do you have a history of asthma, hives or severe allergic response?
  • Will you have to remove the body piercing for work or contact sports?
  • Do you have a predisposition to hypertrophic or keloid scarring?
  • Do you have the right anatomy for the piercing you want?
  • Has your piercer been adequately trained?
  • Does the piercer review the medical history of the customer to screen for conditions that may predispose to infection?
  • Does the piercer use appropriate, site specific materials (such as nickel-free jewelry) to minimize the risks of allergy, infection, migration and rejection?
  •  Will you receive clear oral and written aftercare instructions?

The study conducted can be found in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.

If you go over this list and still feel confident about getting your body pierced, then it’s time to come see us. Our piercers are all well-trained and very proficient at what they do. We use very high quality body jewelry to reduce the risk of rejection or infection. We have a large array of this body jewelry to choose from and our work is done in a clean, sterile environment right here at Torture Ink. If you go over this list and find things that are of concern to you, give us a call and let us walk you through any questions or concerns you may have. Remember, body piercing can be beautiful, but it is not permanent, so if you change your mind, you can do so without severe consequences.

Tattooing is Not a New Art Form

If you are going to Hartford, tattoo heaven is just 30 minutes away in Enfield! It is called Torture Ink, and it is worth the short drive if you are planning to get body art done. If you are getting a tattoo, you will be joining the ranks of millions who have done the same, dating back millenniums.

The art of tattooing has been around for thousands of years, adorning the human body with designs, either intricate or simple. The reasons for these adornments vary, yet are always personal. Some of them are designed to declare love, or as status symbols. Some denote religious beliefs, and some were even applied as a punishment.

The earliest evidence we have of tattooing was found on the upper lip of a 7,000 year-old mummy from the Chinchorro culture of northern Chile and southern Peru. The tattoo is of a thin, pencil mustache, indicating that it was strictly for cosmetic purposes.

Another very early example of human tattooing was found on a mummy discovered in the area of the Italian-Austrian border in the Otztal Alps in 1991. The male mummy has been given the appropriate nickname of “Otzi the Iceman.” The body was frozen in ice from the chest down, and it took a special team to extract it from the 5,200 year-old icy grave. On the body was found a series of tattoos. Because of the placement of the tattoos on the ankle joints, lower spine and right knee, some experts believe that the markings were therapeutic, and applied to relieve pain.

There are several pieces of evidence that Egyptian women bore tattoos on their bodies and limbs. Several female figurines from 4000-3500 B.C. have been discovered, and occasionally they were found in tomb scenes. There have also been tattoo tools discovered in the town of Gurob in northern Egypt that date back to 1300 B.C. And more enlightening are the mummies that have been discovered in Egypt, dating back as far as 2000 B.C.

A brief study into the history of tattoos makes it clear that the practice has been around for a very long time. Today, the art continues. The equipment is higher tech, and the artists are very skilled, but the principle is basically the same as it was millenniums ago. If there is artwork you want displayed on your body, either for all to see or just a select few, it can be done.

The skilled artists at Torture Ink are amongst the best in the body art industry, some of them having over 20 years of experience. They use contemporary tattoo techniques that very few artists even know about.

In addition to tattoos, Torture Ink provides high quality body piercing services. They use the most medically safe and sanitary methods available, and provide an array of body jewelry to choose from right in the shop. Torture Ink also offers airbrushing and pin striping services.

To make an appointment for your body art, give Torture Ink a call and schedule your session today.

Springfield Tattoo Parlors Fall Short to Nearby Torture Ink

One would think that people living in Springfield, Massachusetts would use Springfield tattoo parlors, but that is not usually the case. After all, why would they go to a tattoo shop in Springfield, when just 13 miles down the road they could go to Torture Ink in Enfield, Connecticut for their body art? Torture Ink has been labeled the Tattoo Authority of the Northeast, and maintains that reputation throughout the area.

Torture Ink places a great emphasis on the cleanliness and safety procedures to assure that their clients will be best served in a sanitary fashion. We also provide body-piercing services utilizing the most sanitary, medically safe and least rejected piercing procedures possible. We have a huge array of body jewelry available on site, and will pierce any part of the body that the client desires. It is done right here at the tattoo shop.

No matter where you go for a tattoo, it is important to be sure that the tattoo parlor you choose is safe and clean. One must remember that the tattoo artist will be sticking needles into the skin of the clients, so it pays to choose wisely when selecting the right shop. Don’t hesitate to ask the tattoo artist questions about the cleanliness and the experience he or she has. If you can’t bring yourself to ask these questions, then you need to wait until you are comfortable … don’t take chances when it comes to your health and safety.

When a tattoo artist applies a tattoo, he or she should use a brand new, sterile needle. Request that the artist review the entire tattoo procedure with you before beginning so that you know precisely what to expect. Have the artist explain what the tattoo machine does, and make sure that you are both aware of exactly what the design will look like upon completion. The artist should accommodate all of your wishes, and if not, you need to find a different artist. At Torture Ink, all of our skilled, experienced artists understand the importance of your comfort, and will take the time to assure that you are 100% “in the know” before proceeding with the tattoo application.

Once the tattoo is completed, the artist should apply Vaseline onto the area with a clean, disposable instrument. It should not be done by hand! Your next step is to then care for the tattoo. It is important to realize that although a new tattoo is pretty, it is still an open wound until it heals. The bandage that the artist places on the tattoo should remain there for at least 12 hours. Once it is finally removed, let it air out and dry, then wash it gently with soap and water. This should be followed up by a thin coat of antibiotic cream. This procedure should take place twice a day for the next four to five days. Also, avoid submerging the tattoo in water, such as baths, hot tubs or swimming pools until the tattoo is completely healed. Remember that it is still a wound, so avoid getting it dirty, keep it washed, and do not pick or scratch at it.

You may live in an area where Springfield tattoo parlors are closer, but for an additional twenty-minute drive, you would be best served to come to Torture Ink. We care greatly about our clients’ safety, and we do all that we can to assure that they are completely satisfied in every way.

In order to take advantage of the expertise and professionalism of Torture Ink, contact us at 888-451-9836 to schedule an appointment.

Connecticut Tattoo Shop, Torture Ink, Raises the Bar with 165-Minute Tattoo Session

Connecticut tattoo shop, Torture Ink Body Art Studioz, has once again raised the bar for the other shops in the tattoo industry. The most recent promotion we are running is the 165-Minute tattoo session for only $99. That’s two hours and forty-five minutes of high quality body art for an unprecedented price. For under a hundred dollars, one of the skilled artisans of Torture Ink will create the body art desired by the customer for what equates to be sixty cents per minute! The special runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Torture Ink is a high caliber tattoo shop that maintains a high degree of cleanliness and sanitation, offering customers the best tattoo, body piercing, airbrushing and pin striping services in the business. The experience and expertise of the artists have given Torture Ink the reputation of being the shop where the other tattoo artists want to come to have their bodywork done.

We are located at 654 Enfield St. in Enfield, CT. At first glance, customers are aware that the shop they are visiting is not any ordinary tattoo shop. They can see and feel a degree of sophistication and professionalism that makes Torture Ink the premier Connecticut Tattoo shop. Since 2006, we have been serving the communities of Hartford County, Springfield and Bridgeport, as well as Boston, Massachusetts. There are also a slew of regular local customers who recognize the advantage of having a tattoo shop like Torture Ink right in their back yard. We are one of the few tattoo shops in the country that is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Once the customer walks into the shop to get the 165-Minute tattoo special, the artist will go over the pertinent information with them, prepare them for the procedure, and the service begins. Two hours and forty-five minutes later they walk away with a brand new work of art that they can proudly display. And the best part…it won’t break their wallets!

Customers taking advantage of the 165-Minute special may wish to get a cover-up tattoo rather than brand new body art. For those that have an old tattoo that has faded, or that is no longer pertinent to them, or perhaps one that was botched by an unskilled artist, this special may be the prime opportunity to have the work done you’ve been putting off.

Getting an appointment that accommodates your busy schedule is never a problem at Torture Ink. We want to be sure that everyone can get in, so we take appointments for any time, any day of the week, night or day.

In order to take advantage of the 165-Minute special, contact Torture Ink at 888-451-9836 to schedule an appointment.

Enfield Tattoo Shop Torture Ink Offers Unprecedented Deal

Torture Ink is an Enfield tattoo shop that is one of the leaders in the industry of tattooing and body piercing, and as such, they also lead the way in innovative specials and deals. They have recently announced the “All You Can Sit” special, which enables a client to receive all of the tattoo work they want to get as long as they can sit in one session. This comes at the surprising price of only $399. This price is extraordinary when compared to the price of what just a simple procedure may cost. A more complex tattoo may cost over ten times the amount of this deal.

We know that there are people out there that would like to get tattoos that would normally be completely price prohibitive. With the All You Can Sit deal, they can now afford to get larger tattoos that will cost them a fraction of the price that they would pay elsewhere. As long as they will sit in a tattoo session, we will work on them and it will not cost them any more than the initial price of $399.

At Torture Ink we hope that customers will stop going to small, unsanitary shops to get a cheap deal on a tattoo by an artist that is not qualified. Some people have tattoo parties where they have an artist come to their home and do multiple tattoos. This is unsanitary and dangerous, and hopefully with the All You Can Sit deal it will discourage potential clients from making these poor decisions. We want for them to come to us and get the tattoo they have always wanted. In turn, the visual impact may have an effect on others that see them, and they, too, will come to Torture Ink.

Another way one might utilize the All You Can Sit special is to come in for a cover up. Sometimes people want to cover a tattoo that they consider a mistake, or possibly a botched job by an unqualified artist. At Torture Ink, we can transform that unwanted tattoo into a beautiful work of art, and this special offer is a great opportunity to do so.

Whether it is a new work of art, or a cover job for an unwanted one, those who have taken advantage of this deal have been amazed at the amount of attention and work they received from the Torture Ink artists for such a small investment.

Torture Ink has been referred to as the “Tattoo Authority of the Northeast,” and for good reason. We are located in Enfield, Connecticut, and we serve the local community, but we service many clients from Hartford County, Springfield and Bridgeport areas, as well as Boston, Massachusetts. We have been in business since July of 2006, and our artists have over 20 years of experience. As a matter of fact, our artists use tattoo application techniques that very few other artists even know about. We are also one of about 30 tattoo businesses in the nation that is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

In order to take advantage of the “All You Can Sit” special, contact Torture Ink at 888-451-9836 to schedule an appointment.