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Archive for December, 2010

Jason Tyler Grace, On the Road: Part I (Photos)

Last year I decided that I wanted to leave the States and try to travel around the world. I sold pretty much everything I owned and I have been traveling in South America for 11 months now. In the beginning I was traveling with a girl and was not as focused on tattooing as I am now, tattooing was always meant to be a huge part of the trip (the main focus) to see if I could make it around the world, working as I went. But pussy has a strong pull on a man… (more…)


Thomas Hooper Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #23 (Photos)

Something I’m very aware of is that I get to do a lot of work that the client didn’t ask for. I get away with doing tattoos on people that might be a good idea from a certain point of view (mine!), but I have to talk them into seeing what I see and make them believe it’s going to be great. The amount of self-confidence required for this in any other case, I would consider as arrogance, but it’s this firm belief that what I am trying to do will look good that allows me to get my ideas into their skin, so I’m left with the question, what am I? Artist, asshole or both? (more…)


Robert Ryan Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #23 (Photos)

Initiation: You enter the shop and auditory impressions hit you right away. The tattoo machine is humming it’s in a distinct key, the sound you are hearing took a long time for the person who is using the machine to figure out how to perfect. A good tuned machine will resonate perfectly. No chatter or rattle just a smooth sounding electro-harmonic frequency. Years of technical information has been passed down to have this strange awkward device sound the way it does let alone perform such an complex task consistently. (more…)


Misfits Show Atlanta They Don’t Need Danzig to Rock the House (Photos)

By Rose Riot

“To see or not to see… The Misfits…?”

This is the question some of my friends asked themselves. Many of my friends saw the importance of seeing them, but there were others who said things like, “I don’t see tribute bands.”

I do what I want –and I wanted to see Misfits, so ‘ef’ it, I went. (more…)


Thom deVita Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #23 (Photos)

Who’s Thom deVita? The guy you should know about… (more…)


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