Paul Dobleman: Asshole of the Month

By Paul Dobleman Send me a story via letter or e-mail of why you are the asshole of the month! If your story gets chosen, you win a free donkey tattoo from the asshole of the month flash page. This will be for 2012 only and each winners story that was chosen proving

Jay Brown: 28 Machine Builders Part IV of IV

By Jay Brown As a machine builder these are some of the things I look for in a machine. And I am not saying that this is it, the gospel, this is just the way I look at it. So the other day I thought to myself, "Man, this would make

For the Record: The Coney Island of the West

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: The Pike, often known as the “Coney Island of the West”, was a large amusement park located on the waterfront in Long Beach, California. It all started with a pier that was built in 1893 that grew into a major amusement area. It is unknown when or where the

Josh Egnew: Gomineko Tour Diary (Part I)

By Josh Egnew A while back some friends from around the globe and I decided that we should all converge in Tokyo to take one of Gomineko’s tours. Crystal Morey is a good friend and fellow tiger, so I knew that we would be in good hands. She's extremely knowledgeable about

Stef Pitera: What It’s All About

By Stef Pitera After all these years doing this, suddenly a simple question pops up; What is it all about? It has been underlined many times recently by many people. The industry is changing. And that's a fact. I can't say I have been tattooing 20 or 30 years like a few people I've

Jay Brown: 28 Machine Builders Part III of IV

By Jay Brown As a machine builder these are some of the things I look for in a machine. And I am not saying that this is it, the gospel, this is just the way I look at it. So the other day I thought to myself, "Man, this would make

Molly Skobba: Pacific Soul’s Renowned Paulo Manabe

By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura and Molly Skobba I was really excited for Molly to meet Paulo and Blaise Manabe and even happier that she wanted to blog about my Hawaiian braddah! Paulo is an amazing artist, and an even more amazing person. I always work with him when I am in Hawaii

TAM Music: Puscifer Show Review

By Rose Riot Puscifer is "Simply a playground for the various voices inside my head... A space with no clear or discernible goals... Where my Id, Ego and Anima all come together to exchange cookie recipes," this is how Maynard James Keenan [Tool, A Perfect Circle] describes his newest project. Puscifer

For the Record: Doc Webb (UDT)

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Before Doc Webb came into the tattoo world he worked as a commercial artist for the Fox West Coast Theaters. He also worked in Seattle, Washington at local arcades making signs. While working at these arcades Doc Webb met tattooist Bob Kelton. As fate would have it

Joe Larralde: Polynesian Tattooing in the Pacific Northwest

By Joe Larralde Polynesian tattooing is alive and well here in the Pacific Northwest. Washington and Oregon have long been a hub for Hawaiian and other people of Pacific-island descent. Portland in particular has a large and ever growing population, and fortunately for me they are seeking out their roots when

TAM Music: Mastodon, Red Fang, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Fangs, Tiger! Tiger! Show Review

Story and Photos by Ellen Eldridge The recently Grammy-nominated, Atlanta-local Mastodon, a band that found its name based on guitarist Bill Kelliher’s Star Wars Bantha tattoo, celebrated in style with their network of friends and families during “The Missing Link” show at the Tabernacle Dec. 2. Of the opening acts, Atlanta’s

J: How We Started on the Other End of the Earth

By J My name is J, and I am currently the owner of the Dark J Tattoo Studio here in Taipei, Taiwan. The studio/shop is located on the basement floor, next to the studio is a band practice space, and that's co-owned by the Taiwanese metal band, Chthonic. The studio/shop has

Jay Brown: 28 Machine Builders Part II of IV

By Jay Brown As a machine builder these are some of the things I look for in a machine. And I am not saying that this is it, the gospel, this is just the way I look at it. So the other day I thought to myself, "Man, this would make

Omar Edmison: Who the Hell Does This Guy Think He Is?

By Omar Edmison In this age of websites, magazines, blogs, TV shows and a vast myriad of other such social networking venues the tattoo world has shrunk. There are lots of super-talented kids out there tattooing who are doing mind-bending work that everyone knows about. Their names are talked about in

Ultimate Skull & Cobra: Trufant Bros. Tattoo, Formerly Bulletproof Tattoo (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqUnK1eMGy8&w=560&h=315] [Editor's Note: This video is clearly a parody of Reality Television's intrusion on the tattoo community... and it's pretty funny too!]  7734