For more than 8,000 years, cultures from all over the world have used tattoos to symbolize social status, to mark a new chapter in their lives or express something about their character or how they want to be seen. The oldest example of tattooed human skin was found on a mummy in 1991, named Otzi or “Iceman”, that dates between 3370 and 3100 BC. Iceman had more than 50 tattoos covering his body and though archeologists could no longer tell what the tattoos were, we do know they were likely used to identify the tribe he was a member of.
Iceman’s tattoos would have been very common for the time. Tribes and cultures for thousands of years have used tattoos to indicate tribal loyalty. Maori warriors went as far as to tattoo their faces to indicate loyal, social rank and bravery. The trend through all of the cultures and nations that used tattoos is the innate need we have to express ourselves and take ownership of our own bodies. Tattoos continue to be the only way to say something visually and permanently about who you are without ever saying a word.
It might feel like we’re worlds apart from our early tattooed friends, but the instinct to permanently mark where you’re from, who you care about or what you care about is exactly what brings so many people into Rockstar Tattoo & Company’s Milwaukee tattoo shop. Everyone who is tattooed at our tattoo shop is looking for a way to tell a part of their story and our team does an incredible job of helping them do that. We tattoo everything from traditional style roses, crosses and pin-ups to realistic portraits at our tattoo shop and we can’t get enough. No matter the size or the story behind it, our team of tattoo artists know every tattoo is important to the person wearing it.
Afterall, look at Iceman.
While we may never know a lot about his life or the ancient battles he fought, we do know, even 5,000 years later, that Iceman belonged somewhere. Long after we’re able to tell our stories, our tattoos will continue to speak for themselves. What do your tattoos say?
Rockstar Tattoo & Company has been voted one of the best tattoo shops in Milwaukee because our artists know how to tattoo pieces that last, look great and tell your story the way you want to tell it. Contact our team to request a consultation for your next tattoo today.
We’ve done a lot of skull tattoos here at Rockstar. They’re an often-requested theme, but that’s not to say any two skull tattoos are exactly the same. Every customer brings their own unique vision to the table and we’re fortunate to have so many talented tattoo artists to put their own artistic spin on every piece of art they create.
Here you’ll find just a few of our favorite skull tattoos of all time. We’ll even go so far as to say they’re some of the best tattoos in Milwaukee.
Patrick’s Best Skull Tattoos
Patrick has done his fair share of skull tattoos. His beautiful use of color, shading, and creative add-ons, mean you’ll never see two of a kind.
Dan’s Best Skull Tattoos
If you like your skulls a little frightening, then these tattoos from Dan might be more your taste.
Pete’s Best Skull Tattoos
Pete has proven that it’s not only human skulls that make amazing pieces of art. Feel free to request a devil skull or dinosaur skull the next time you book an appointment at Rockstar.
Brock’s Best Skull Tattoos
Brock is a true master at black and gray traditional realism tattoos and he’s done more than a few skull tattoos. We couldn’t include them all in this post, but be sure to check out his online portfolio.
Jay’s Best Skull Tattoos
You’d have a hard time guessing that these two skull tattoos came from the same artist, but that’s just how talented Jay Purdy is. Whether you’re looking for a tattoo with some edge or something pretty and floral, Rockstar has you covered.
Ashley’s Best Skull Tattoos
If you’re looking for a creative spin on a classic skull tattoo, then you may want to check out Ashley’s work. Whether you’re into drumming, flowers, or wearing spectacles, she’s got you covered.
Erik’s Best Skull Tattoos
Erik has obviously done so much more than this single tattoo. But all good things, like this post, must come to an end and we think this neck tattoo is a pretty sweet note to end on.
If you’re interested in getting a skull tattoo yourself, be sure to book an appointment at Rockstar Tattoo. We’re sure we have an artist who can bring your vision to life.
REMOVE BANDAGE AFTER 1-2 HOURS
HANDWASH TATTOO WITH ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP
RINSE THOROUGHLY, GENTLY PAT DRY WITH A CLEAN TOWEL
WITH CLEAN HANDS, APPLY THE RECOMMENDED OINTMENT
USE RECOMMENDED OINTMENT 4X A DAY FOR FIRST 3-4 DAYS
AFTER 3-4 DAYS, SWITCH TO UNSCENTED, NON-COLORED LOTION FOR NEXT 2-3 WEEKS
MAKE SURE YOU RUB IN THE OINTMENT OR LOTION WELL WHEN APPLYING
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Founded in 2009, Rockstar Tattoo & Company set out to raise the bar for tattoo shops in Milwaukee and over the last 8 years, we’ve given thousands of clients the Rockstar treatment. From the upscale design of our shop to the incredibly talented team of tattoo artists, everything at Rockstar Tattoo is top notch. And we’re here to answer any of your questions about our tattoo shop, our tattoo artists, tattooing trends, Milwaukee tattoos and more. Let’s start with one of the most common questions we receive:
“Does Rockstar Tattoo & Company draw and tattoo custom pieces?”
At Rockstar Tattoo, we treat everyone who walks through our tattoo shop doors like (you guessed it!) a Rockstar. That means our tattoo artists will do everything they can to give you a professional, laid back and awesome experience in our Milwaukee tattoo shop. Whether you’d like a traditional pin-up, old-school rose, swallow and sparrow tattoo or have a more modern tattoo in mind, our tattoo artists can bring your idea to life.
Looking for a fully custom tattoo design? Give us a call and let’s chat. Our artists can take an idea, portrait, quote/lyric or even a general theme and create you a custom, beautiful tattoo you can’t wait to show off. Thousands of customers over the years have trusted our team to deliver the best tattoos out there. Collectively, the Rockstar Tattoo and Company artists have over 70 years of combined tattooing experience.
We encourage you to see each of our tattoo artists’ portfolios on our website, Facebook, and Instagram to help decide which artist might be the best fit for your vision. Explore #RockstarTattooCo to see a list of our recent work and client reviews as you make your decision!
Whether it’s your first tattoo or you’ve lost track, our tattoo artists are the hardest working in Milwaukee. Our goal is to give you the best tattoo experience in Milwaukee in a shop that’s safe, stylish and kickass (if we do say so ourselves). For nearly 8 years, we’ve left our mark on the tattoo industry in Milwaukee. Contact our team today!