5 Things NOT to do: Tattoos

This blog is written by Gabrielle Giannone from Leaninginblog You’re probably thinking, what on earth does this girl know about tattoos? Is she even a heavily tattooed person? The answer is no, as of now I only have what I would consider a few, but I have worked the front desk of tattoo shops since early…

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6 Pro Tips for Young Artists

If you’re just starting out as an art student, or you just want to fine tune your art skills, we’ve compiled our best tips to help you make art part of your daily life so you can continue to create for years to come. Make a workspace for art – Having a special place in…

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5 Things to Think About When Getting Your First Tattoo

So you’ve decided to get your first tattoo. Congratulations! I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories of people’s first tattoo experiences, or seen regrettable tattoo decisions walking up and down the beach, so you want to learn from everyone else’s mistakes. You want to have a piece of art that’s all you and that will stand the…

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Take Care of Your New Tattoo

Now that you’ve got your new ink, you want to make sure you take excellent care of it to avoid infection and keep it looking pristine for years to come. Here’s how to care for your new tattoo: Remove the bandage after 1-4 hours. If your tattoo is bigger/higher trauma (color, solid, sensitive areas) leave…

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5 Awesome Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pottery

Whether you’re already a pottery student with a fierce hunger for knowledge or everything you know about pottery comes from the movie “Ghost,” there are lots of fun facts floating around about pottery. Check these out, learn something new and if it sparks your interest, come on out to our Intro to Pottery Wheel Throwing…

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Fredericksburg Earth Day Festival 2016

Looking for something fun (and free) to do on Saturday, April 23rd? Join Figure 8 Ink Studios and many other area businesses as we celebrate Earth Day with hands-on exhibits, live music delicious food and more. The festival will take place at Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg with extra parking at James Monroe High School.…

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Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring Crafts for Kids Springtime brings nature’s palette of vivid greens, bright flowers and crystal blue skies to inspire works of art. Sit down with your kids and create some lasting memories and beautiful works of art together. Here are a few crafts to try with your kids this spring.     Materials Watercolors (washable…

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