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You've landed in just the right place! Welcome to our exciting corner of the digital world, where art, self-expression, and knowledge intersect in the most vibrant way. Our podcast, The Ink Post, is an immersive journey into the captivating universe of tattoos, permanent makeup, and body art. Hosted by experienced tattoo artist Shay Alsaid and her artistically versatile sister, Sema, this podcast delves into industry insights, shares riveting stories, and explores the dynamic trends of this timeless art form on a weekly basis. Be sure to join us every week for a fresh dose of inspiration and an up-close look at the fascinating world of body art!

The Ink Post: Unmasking the Ideal PMU Mentor - Know the Red Flags

We delve into the fascinating world of permanent makeup (PMU) and body art tattoos. With myriad flashy Instagram profiles and tempting promises, finding the right PMU mentor can be complex. This episode empowers you with key insights to identify the mentor who fits your needs perfectly. We uncover red flags to watch for when seeking a mentor, discuss potential pitfalls related to glamorous lifestyles, machine purchases, and pricing anomalies. We provide crucial guidance on mentor evaluation, posing the right queries, and understanding key qualifications. Ideal for PMU newcomers or seasoned artists looking to grow, tune in for a confident start in PMU.

Tattoo Practice Reinvented - The Journey from Latex to Advanced Silicone Skins

In this episode, we dissect the unique roles of second and third-generation skins in honing your tattoo skills. Each generation provides unique benefits to your artistic growth, highlighting the perils of poor-quality latex skins and the importance of quality practice tools. We delve into the journey of artists who've used our silicone skins, sharing their growth stories and how these innovative tools have shaped their careers. Join us in Episode 2 of The Ink Post for captivating narratives and insights on the tools and techniques defining the future of tattoo practice. Stay tuned for thrilling updates about our silicone skin line and ongoing innovations to refine your craft.

Team work makes the Dream Work

As we dive into this week's Ink Post podcast episode, it's time to unravel the subtle art of team building in a tattoo shop. From the intricate dance of collaboration to the unspoken bonds that tie a team together, we're offering an insider's look into how the magic truly happens behind the scenes in a world where the ink meets the skin. Read on to discover key takeaways from our discussion and to gain a fresh perspective on the importance of teamwork in our creative universe.

What's Buzzing?

In Episode 4 of The Ink Post, we venture into the realm of beauty buzzwords, aiming to sift through the layers of marketing and decipher genuine innovation from mere repackaging. Take the term "Nano Blading" for instance: seemingly a fusion of "Microblading" and "Nano Brows," this buzzword has the beauty industry abuzz. Yet, as we dig deeper, we uncover that it's less about novel techniques and more about remixing the familiar. This episode doesn't just stop at "Nano Blading"; we decode a slew of enticing terms that often mask their true meaning in the beauty world.

Tune into Episode 4 as we demystify the beauty language, emphasizing that in the world of beauty, true power comes from knowledge and clear communication. Join us in this enlightening journey, and arm yourself with the unfiltered truth.

From Student to Master - The PMU Journey of @B.B.Pmu

In the fifth episode of The Ink Post, we bring you an intimate and inspiring conversation with one of our very first students, who's now a successful PMU artist. Featuring the talented @B.B.Pmu, a three-time certified student of ours, this episode shines a spotlight on the incredible journey from being a student to mastering the art.

Join host Shay as she sits down with @B.B.Pmu to delve into her personal and professional journey in the world of permanent makeup. They discuss her initial steps into the industry, her experiences training with us, and how she has honed her skills to excel in her craft. From the triumphs to the trials, @B.B.Pmu shares her candid experiences, providing listeners with a realistic glimpse into the life of a PMU artist.

Tune into Episode 5 of The Ink Post to get a dose of motivation and a chance to learn from someone who's walked the path from being a student to becoming a successful PMU artist. Don't miss out on @B.B.Pmu's empowering journey!

Decoding Tattoo Waivers and Health Concerns

In the sixth episode of The Ink Post, we delve into a critical, yet often overlooked aspect of the tattoo process - waivers and consent forms. As seemingly mundane as they may appear, these forms lay the groundwork for a safe and successful tattoo experience, holding immense value for both the artist and the client.

We explore the necessity of asking about a client's health, the implications of certain health conditions on the tattooing process, and the necessary steps to take if a client checks off a specific health concern. The conversation demystifies these vital documents, highlighting how they not only protect the artist legally but also ensure the client's wellbeing.

Tune in as we break down everything you need to know about tattoo waivers and consent forms. Whether you're an artist, a regular in the tattoo chair, or just intrigued about the process, Episode 6 of The Ink Post promises to be an enlightening listen.

The Power of Pause

In the seventh episode of The Ink Post, we tackle a vital but often underappreciated aspect of the tattooing process – taking a break. In the fast-paced, high-pressure world of body art, pausing to breathe might seem like a luxury, but it's more of a necessity.

In this insightful episode, we discuss the significance of taking time off, be it a well-deserved vacation or a brief 10 to 30-minute respite during the day. We highlight how these moments of pause can rejuvenate the mind, elevate mood, and reignite creativity – factors that are instrumental in the tattooing process.

Drawing from scientific studies and personal experiences, we delve into how structured breaks can not only prevent burnout but also stimulate fresh ideas and enhance overall productivity. We also share some practical tips and strategies for effectively integrating breaks into your routine, regardless of how busy your schedule may be.

Whether you're a seasoned tattoo artist, an apprentice, or someone intrigued by the world of body art, this episode serves as a timely reminder of the power of rest and relaxation in fueling our creative fires. So tune in to Episode 7 of The Ink Post and give yourself the permission to take a pause.

Mastering Social Media for Your Tattoo & PMU Business

Welcome to episode 8 of "The Ink Post," where we're delving into the digital world, specifically the paramount importance of social media in your business. In this episode, hosts Shay and Sema Alsaid demystify the complex landscape of social media and how you, as a tattoo artist or PMU specialist, can navigate it to elevate your brand and business.

Social media is no longer just an optional add-on; it's an integral part of any business strategy. From connecting with customers to showcasing your work and even engaging with other industry experts, social media serves as a dynamic platform. However, simply being present on social media isn't enough. You need a well-planned, targeted strategy that focuses on the right platforms and the right kind of engagement.

Shay and Sema explore the different social media platforms available, their unique features, and how each one can be utilized effectively for your tattoo or PMU business. They discuss how platforms like Instagram, with its visual-heavy design, are perfect for showcasing your portfolio. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter can be utilized for customer engagement, answering questions, and showcasing testimonials.

Ballpoint Brilliance with Corbin Briggs from Inlumino Heart Ink

In the vast world of tattooing, it's the innovators that leave an indelible mark. Episode 9 of The Ink Post delves deep into a groundbreaking innovation that's set to redefine tattoo practice and ink artistry. Join Shay as she converses with Corbin Briggs, the creative genius behind Inlumino Heart Ink, and the inventor of the Ballpoint Pen Tattoo Cartridge.

Corbin's invention— the Ballpoint Pen Tattoo Cartridge— isn't just a gadget, but a transformative tool. Designed meticulously at .5mm, these ballpoint pens are crafted for the dedicated artist who’s on a relentless quest for perfection. Each cartridge promises up to a solid four hours of uninterrupted practice, ensuring that every stroke, every line, is a step closer to mastery.

Episode 9 is more than just a conversation—it's a visionary's insight into the future of tattooing. It speaks of the unending journey of innovation, the relentless passion for the art, and the promise of what’s on the horizon.

Guided by Shay Alsaid, a seasoned tattoo artist with a decade of experience, and her sister Sema Alsaid, an expert in managing backend operations, The Ink Post offers invaluable insights into the industry's inner workings. Shay brings her rich practical knowledge to the forefront, providing listeners with first-hand advice, while Sema bridges the gap between artistic creation and smooth operation, demystifying the business side of the art world.

Furthermore, The Ink Post not only covers the realm of tattoos but also dives deep into the field of permanent makeup. Listeners can look forward to intriguing discussions, artist interviews, cultural examinations, safety tips, and much more. We also explore common questions and misconceptions, making the podcast a comprehensive guide for both tattoo enthusiasts and the simply curious.

Alongside shedding light on the technical and practical aspects of body art, The Ink Post serves as a platform to celebrate the creativity and artistic diversity within the tattoo community. Through our episodes, we hope to inspire listeners and aspiring artists, encouraging them to embrace their individuality and explore their potential.