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Tattoo consultation

Curious to know more about a typical tattoo consultation here at Good Old Times Tattoo? Read below and learn more about it. UNIQUE TATTOOS In a world where everything is the copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy we stand for unique tattoos, made for unique people. How would …

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The Chinese Shuihu Zhuan

Ever heard of the Chinese Shuihu Zhuan? For most people, it probably sounds like the menu of their favourite Asian restaurant. However, few people know that these are Chinese Robin Hoods. They are the model for the Japanese Suikoden of the 18th century.  Shuihu Zhuan – more than just a fairy tale The Shuihu Zhuan …

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The peony

Mankind cultivates the peony plant since the most ancients times. Eastern Asia widely worshippes this flower, far from any comparison of its kind in Europe.  The rose without thorns in ancient times Already in ancient times the human being knew the peony. In Greek mythology 2000 years ago Omero mentioned it in the Iliad. The …

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The butterfly as tattoo motif

The butterfly as tattoo motif? Read more about this magical creature master of transformation and let it inspire you for your next tattoo. Metamorphosis and Camouflage Butterflies undergo a process of metamorphosis. A caterpillar seals itself within a chrysalis and undergoes a transformation into a butterfly. In the course of evolution this creature has had …

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Rock of Ages

“Rock of Ages” is a popular Christian hymn written by the Reformed Anglican minister Augustus Toplady. It is also one of the most famous traditional tattoo motifs. The story behind this classic begins in 1763. Augustus Toplady, a priest from a small village in England, was wandering from village to village when he unexpectedly caught himself in …

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The Yokai world

Yokai who? Despite worldwide travel warnings by the German Foreign Office, today we want to dive together with you into the Yokai world. Yokai are mysterious Japanese folklore creatures that can shape into a variety of forms and species. They appear when the explanations of how our world functions are no longer sufficient to correspond …