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Onyx Ink: An all female-operated tattoo studio in Burlington

Onyx Ink:  An all female-operated tattoo studio in Burlington

Elizabeth Roote, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Between the potted plants to the vibrant art covering the walls, it’s hard not to feel at home at Onyx Ink Tattoo Studio. Onyx Ink’s owner, Alisha Dykema, opened the studio in 2018. Locate on the second floor of 73 Church Street, the welcoming atmosphere is an integral part of the service th...

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

A heart and devil adorn the leg of junior Garet Ewing, Nov. 1. Ewing has 20 tattoos in total, and only three of them are not stick and pokes.

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Dip, poke and repeat. Tons of people are going under the needle to get new ink, and it’s not in the traditional method of tattooing with a gun. People have been practicing this art for thousands of years. The art has even been traced back to ancient Egypt, Rome and the Victorian era, accordi...

Stop and think before you get forever inked

Stop and think before you get forever inked

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

January 26, 2018

Tattoos are permanent pieces of art. They are a form of expression, and it seems like everyone is into them — even grandmas. I entered adulthood in a time when it wasn’t just motorcyclists and sailors who had tattoos. One in five Americans sports ink, so it’s not surprising that 40 percent of...

Tattoo shop draws in students

Tattoo shop draws in students

February 24, 2015

There is no shortage of tattoo shops in Burlington, but only one has been consistently recognized as the best.Local newspaper Seven Days has named Yankee Tattoo as the “best place to get body art” every year since 2003.Yankee Tattoo is located at 198 Pearl St., and is owned by Bill Henshaw, or B...

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