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This polynesian half sleeve tattoo was done by Jay Cee Rademeyer of Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Johannesburg South Africa.

There is still debate over the definitive origins of Polynesian culture and that transfers also, to the notion of tattooing.

One thing that is certain is that the term Polynesian or Polynesia incorporates many tribes including Marquesans, Samoans, Niueans, Tongans, Cook Islanders, Hawaiians, Tahitians and Maori. All of these tribes are genetically linked to the indigenous peoples from parts of Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia and in turn, Polynesia are sub-regions of Oceania, comprising of a large grouping of over 1000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean, within a triangle that encompasses New Zealand, Hawaii and Easter Island as it’s corners.

The people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians and they share many similar traits including language, culture and beliefs.

This client is currently working on a full Polynesian body suite so keep checking back in with us to see how we progress. This half sleeve that Jay Cee is working on was done in a single session and his client sits like an absolute rock . we look forward to having her back at our studio.

Jay Cee completed this Polynesian half sleeve using a Professional coil Tattoo Machine, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Green Soap and Hustle Butter Deluxe.

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This full color realistic protea tattoo was done by the head artist of Zen Ink Professional Tattoo and Piercing Studio, Nina Rademeyer.
Indeed a truly South African flower yet the Protea flowers are native to the southern hemisphere, primarily Australia and South Africa, but can also be found in Central Africa, Central and South America, and southeast Asia. They are grown commercially  in California and Hawaii, primarily for sale to florist shops. These unique flowers have existed since prehistoric times with some estimates dating them to 300 million years ago.
South Africa: The King Protea (Protea cynaroides) flower (one of the largest and most striking of the protea flowers) is the national flower of South Africa. It earns its name from it’s striking petals that resemble a colorful crown. The King Protea flower is so revered that South Africa’s national cricket team also adopted its name.
Greek Legend: Proteus, son of the Greek God Poseidon, was known for his wisdom, but he was not always eager to share his thoughts and knowledge. It seems Proteus preferred to while away the day sleeping in the summer sun. To avoid detection, he changed his appearance and shape frequently. The protea flower was named after Proteus due its many shapes and colors.
This tattoo was done in quite a delicate and feminine style to compliment the customers soft and gentle personality. Soft colors and delicate line work is what makes this tattoo so special to her.
Nina completed this realistic protea tattoo in a single session using a Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Fusion Tattoo Ink, Eternal Tattoo Ink, Stencil Stuff and Hustle Butter Deluxe.
To see more of Nina Rademeyers work or for any additional information regarding the studio, please visit www.zenink.co.za or stop past our studio in Boksburg for a free consultation.
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his half realistic, half geometric lion full back tattoo was done by the head artist at Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Boksburg South Africa, Nina Rademeyer.

The lion is without doubt a ferociously powerful symbol representing courage, strength, pride and loyalty among many other traits. Lions are highly featured in so many cultural myths not only for their extremely powerful presence but also because of their pride.

This particular client works saving wild and endangered animals all across South Africa and wanted something that would capture both sides of the type of work that she does, the elegant and beautiful side, as well as the fierce and strong side which she often needs to portray in order to help these animals and save them from bad or unethical environments. Nina also added a red ruby jewel to the tattoo as the client wanted a feminine touch to tie both sides of tattoo together.

This full back piece was the clients very first tattoo and she sat through it like an absolute champ! We have the utmost respect for the work she does and wish her and her team all the best wishes for the challenges that lie ahead. You have Zen Inks full support for the amazing the selfless work you do for those animals in need of help.

Nina Rademeyer completed this full lion back piece in a single full day booking using a Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Fusion Tattoo Ink, Eternal Tattoo Ink, Hustle Butter, Stencil Stuff and Freehand design.

To see more of Nina Rademeyer’s work, or for additional information about Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio please visit for www.zenink.co.za or feel free to stop past the studio in Boksburg, Johannesburg for a free consultation to chat about your next awesome tattoo!

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Realistic black and grey lion chest tattoo Nina

This black and grey realistic lion chest tattoo was done by the head artist of Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Johannesburg South Africa, Nina Rademeyer.

The lion is a powerful and mighty representation of many a things across all cultures and creeds. A lion tattoo can be symbolic of protection qualities, guardianship, power, purity, courage and bravery. People decide to get lions tattooed on their body for many other symbolic reasons too, all depending on their background and what point in their lives they find themselves in at that current moment.

This client came through to the studio with some ideas and images that he had been thinking about getting tattooed for quite some time and felt that Nina Rademeyer would be the perfect artist for him to capture exactly what he had in mind for his very first tattoo.

He wanted something fierce and aggressive to represent strength, loyalty and protection. Being a family man, the client really felt a roaring image of a lion was the perfect fit for him. He also wanted something symbolic of the Hindu god Vishnu, the one who incarnates in the form of part lion, part man to destroy evil and end religious persecution and calamity on Earth. Nina and himself discussed a few different angles and ideas before settling on the design that you can see in the image.

This realistic black and grey lion chest tattoo was completed in a single day booking and the client was absolutely delighted with the way the tattoo was done. Him and his family were great customers to have and we look forward to having them visit us again.

Nina Rademeyer completed this realistic black and grey lion chest tattoo using a Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Dynamic Grey Wash, Stencil Stuff, Hustle Butter and Freehand skills.

If you would like to see more of Nina Rademeyer’s work, or for any additional information regarding Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio, please visit www.zenink.co.za or feel free to stop by the studio in Johannesburg South Africa for a free consultation to discuss your next awesome tattoo!

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Black And Grey Realistic Demon Tattoo

This realistic black and grey demon forearm tattoo was done by Nina Rademeyer, head artist at Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Boksburg, South Africa.

To know and understand the meaning of demon tattoos, you need to be aware of a few things. Whenever you hear the word demon, the first thing that usually pops into your mind is a dark, evil, supernatural being, a cruel or wicked and inhuman person. From ancient times and across all cultures, religions and mythology the demon is thought of as a harmful spirit that lives below the heavens. The demon can represent and symbolize the following characteristics: rebellion, inner fight, satanism, anger and the balance between light and dark. Many people love the appeal of temptation, distinguishing the demon as suave and handsome, able to lure weak souls into temptation.

Many demon tattoos are not necessarily a representation of devil worship but rather the balance of both the light and dark balance inside all of us which we often struggle to control in our everyday lives.

This black and grey demon forearm tattoo is still a work in progress so keep your eyes peeled to see what this sleeve will look like upon completion.

Nina Rademeyer completed this black and grey realistic demon forearm tattoo in a single day booking using a Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Fusion Tattoo Ink, Dynamic Grey Wash, Stencil Stuff and Hustle Butter.

To see more of Nina Rademeyer’s work or for additional information regarding Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio please visit www.zenink.co.za or feel free to stop past the studio in Boksburg South Africa for a free consultation to discuss your next awesome tattoo!

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Realistic Black And Grey Rose Forearm Tattoo

 

This realistic black and grey rose forearm tattoo was done by Nina Rademeyer, head artist at Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Johannesburg South Africa. Roses have always been a popular tattoo choice for all sorts of people and reasons. Not only do they look great but it’s more about what they represent to each individual who chooses to get roses tattooed on their body. In tarot, the rose is considered a symbol of balance. The beauty of this flower expresses promise, hope, and new beginnings. It is contrasted by thorns symbolizing defense, loss and thoughtlessness. Both males and females embellish their bodies with this symbol. Different color roses have different meanings and depending what other elements are added to tattoo design it can also change the meaning and symbolism quite drastically.

The customer who now wears this great looking tattoo wanted something that represented loyalty and a deep love and affection for his parents. Nina used the clients original idea and design but also added some of her own freehand skills to give this forearm tattoo more originality and character. The overall tattoo took around 4 hours to complete, leaving ample room for the rest of the elements and ideas that the client will be looking to add over his next few sessions. This customer was absolutely amazed to see what his tattoo looked like after his first session and could not stop smiling about it.

Nina Rademeyer completed this realistic rose forearm tattoo using a Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Dynamic Grey Wash, Stencil Stuff and freehand design.
If you would like to see more of Nina Rademeyer’s work or find out additional information about the studio, please visit www.zenink.co.za or feel free to stop past and visit the studio in Boksburg, Johannesburg, South Africa for a free consultation to chat about your next awesome tattoo idea.

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This beautiful monarch butterfly leg tattoo was done by Nina Rademeyer, the head artist at Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Boksburg, South Africa. The original idea for this design was brought to Nina by the client, who then added her own style and tattooing techniques to make the tattoo appealing and compliment the customers ideas.

People often decide to get butterflies tattooed on them as they represent transformation and a metamorphism, growing from a child into adulthood. A paradigm of natural beauty that also translates as long-lasting faith and freedom. Traditionally the butterfly has also been closely connected to femininity and romantic love which is why this tattoo has become so popular. These specific monarch butterflies are a classic symbol of royalty. In Mexico they are also believed to be a sign of souls returning for the day of the dead.

It was decided that this butterfly piece would be done on the lower leg of the client as the shape would flow well the design, the client wanted it to be seen but still keeping in mind the delicate and feminine idea she had in mind. The client originally wanted this monarch butterfly leg tattoo in black and grey but after some discussion with Nina they decided to do the tattoo in colour. Nina used a golden yellow and orange for the monarch butterfly’s wings, just as they would like in a picture. With delicate filigree for background. White highlights to add sharpness and lift the overall piece. This lovely client was absolutely delighted with the outcome of her beautiful leg tattoo and cannot wait for her next tattoo!

Nina completed this monarch butterfly leg tattoo using a Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Stencil Stuff, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Fusion Tattoo Ink, Eternal Tattoo Ink and Hustle Butter.

If you would like to see more of Nina Rademeyer’s work or if you would like to book an appointment with her, please visit www.zenink.co.za or feel free to come past the studio in Johannesburg for a free consultation. Zen Ink would love to see you and discuss your next awesome tattoo.

 

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This black and grey Asian half sleeve was done by Nina Rademeyer, head artist at Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Johannesburg South Africa.

This Asian half sleeve which consists of a dragon, cherry blossoms, smoke, water and a traditional Japanese flower was completed within 6 hours. People often choose to get dragons tattooed on themselves as they represent strength, wisdom and above all else power. The other elements of the tattoo represent change and fragility. Black and grey traditional Asian sleeves have become ever more popular in western society not only for the great amount of detail captured in these kind of tattoos but also because of their deep meaning and history behind such designs. Black and grey tattoos hold a lot more depth and contrast as opposed to full color designs and in some cases will even look better over time extending the lifetime of the tattoo, all dependent on the clients skin type of coarse.
When deciding on such a design it’s imperative that you do lots and lots of research before hand, both on the ideas and meaning of the elements that you would like to have in your tattoo but also on the artist that will be doing the tattoo for you too. Attention to minor details can make the difference between an okay tattoo and a great tattoo that both the client and the artist will be happy with once the final product is complete.
This is definitely a great looking tattoo that this customer could not stop smiling about! Discussions are already in place about the next set of ideas and designs that will be used to turn this into a full black and grey Asia sleeve that will turn heads for sure.
Nina specializes in such designs and is always putting more than 100% into the thought process, taking time to find out exactly what elements the client would like in their tattoo as well as carefully putting everything into the correct places as to not take away from other elements within the tattoo.
 Nina Rademeyer completed this Alain dragon half sleeve tattoo using a Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Fusion Tattoo Ink, Stencil stuff and freehand design.
If you would like to see more of Nina Rademeyer’s work or to book an appointment with her please visit www.zenink.co.za or feel free to come and visit Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Boksburg for a free consultation.
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Tips for Choosing the Best Tattoo Artist in Johannesburg

 

Choosing a tattoo artist can be a daunting task. It’s scary to think of trusting someone else with not only your body, but a piece of art that you can display for the rest of your life. Tattoos are a commitment, and selecting a tattoo artist should be thought of as a commitment as well. You want to do your research and work with the best tattoo artist you can find at a studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although there are many aspects to consider when doing so, this article outlines some of the main things to look for and how to do so.

 

Style

 

Many tattoo artists have specialties or niche categories of body art that they do best. In order to find the best tattoo artist for your design, a decision should be made about the style. Whether you have a specific image prepared for your tattoo, or a general idea to work with- get a grip on the style of the tattoo. Common categories include calligraphy, animal or person portraits, line work, tribal, watercolor, and realism among many others. Many amazing tattoo artists shine in specific areas, and wouldn’t perform as well in others. Once you’ve decided the direction you’d like to go with your piece of art, you can more accurately select an artist.

 

Studio Cleanliness

 

Choosing a studio in Johannesburg, South Africa is also an important part of getting the best tattoo artist. Remember that tattoos are not just art, but a process that includes using needles on your skin. This process can very easily cause infections if it is not done properly or hygienically enough. It’s important to search for a studio that can offer you the proper equipment. For example, you’ll want to ensure that needles are never reused, artists wear gloves at all times during the process, and that the studio appears to be generally clean. Doing a quick check of the studio you select puts your mind at ease and allows you to focus on your tattoo.

 

Experience

 

While experience is not always indicative of talent, it’s an element to consider strongly when selecting a tattoo artist. Ask potential artists if they have past work that can be viewed and how long they’ve been tattooing. A couple of simple questions go a long way in finding the best artist at a studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. This way, you can avoid an unexpected surprise or an unwanted artist in training for your tattoo. Experience also ensures that the artist knows your expectations and understands the hygiene and safety precautions to be taken. Plus, an artist with experience is aware of the current tattoo prices and shouldn’t be severely over or undercharging clients. Selecting an artist with experience leads to a better price and a better tattoo outcome.

 

Comfort

 

One of the most important things about choosing the best tattoo artist, is choosing someone who you feel comfortable with. A certain amount of bedside manner should be present in an artist that is working with your body. There’s no reason to feel uncomfortable during the process. An artist who you get along with, who’s easy to talk to, and who understands your expectations can surely enhance your tattoo experience.

 

To conclude, selecting the best tattoo artist can be an extensive job. However, taking the time to go over the important criteria before getting your tattoo done is not in vain. Benefits include a satisfying piece of art as well as a comfortable and pleasant experience at a tattoo studio in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

 

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Why tattoos can be quite so pricey. One more thing you can do is get your tattoo somewhere on your body where you won’t be in a position to see the work happening. The South African Tattoo, is an incredibly common festival which occurs at the.

Finally, if you aren’t ready to continue to keep your tattoo for the remainder of your life, you’d be best off not to receive one at all. Tattoos are the most recent fashion fad and getting inked is in addition to the to-do list of the majority of youngsters. The important consideration to bear in mind is it has to be changed after every tattoo that’s done using it. Thus, you’ve resolved to have a new tattoo. It’s possible to easily remove your unwanted tattoo at home utilizing some products and methods commonly utilized in the majority of homes. You surely don’t need to live with an unwanted tattoo on your body so explore your choices and chose a secure and economical approach to say farewell to the undesirable tattoo!

Tattoos are commonly utilized as a symptom of a really private life history. Finding a tattoo involves commitment, much as any other spiritual journey. Tattoos sure are fashionable, bold statements of someone’s personality and excellent fun. Zen Ink Tattoo Studio is based in the center of Johannesburg Boksburg, and is one of the best Tattoo Shops in Gauteng.

In another instance, tattooing helped remove a lot of the redness from a lengthy scar down a woman’s neck, as stated by the report. Tattooing is a very respected art form and is frequently linked to graffiti. Though the tattoo looks better than the wound, in reality it’s still a wound. A complete back tattoo can take seven hours per day for six sessions.

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The genuine procedure is extremely short. Laser Tattoo Removal has come to be an extremely common procedure at Dermology. Methods of tattoo removal at home Using Salabrasion The most frequently occurring and straightforward technique to eradicate that unpleasant tattoo off your skin is using the process technically referred to as salabrasion.

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Essentially, art of the semi-permanent is just a scam. Permanent art ought to be the absolute best that your money can purchase. If there’s more than 1 artist working in the shop, and you find some photos you enjoy, be certain that you determine which artist did the work. The only means to go for an artist is by their work, and no sum of fluff can disguise a poor tattoo. Whilst some tattoo artists are worried about the health care complications related to UV inks, others simply don’t believe they look that great. Like every artist, different tattoo artists have various strengths.

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The area has to be kept as clean as possible to steer clear of infections or complications. Then, it will be cleaned again to make sure it is smooth and ready for the transfer. The region of your body you have decided on for your tattoo is going to be cleaned, usually with rubbing alcohol.

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For tattoo virgins, it was the chance to make the most of some great worldwide talent. You’ve come to the correct location, Laser tattoo removal is just one of the the only clinically-proven techniques of removing a tattoo without causing scarring! Most places have albums of designs you could look through. Now it’s time to get down to serious business enterprise! The time required to finish your tattoo will vary greatly based on various facets. One of the absolute most important things to consider on the huge day is to eat a huge meal before going to be certain your blood sugar doesn’t dip. It’s simple to understand why the concept of a tattoo with a brief lifespan is so appealing to so many individuals.