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Archive for February, 2011

Salt Lake City Tattoo Convention: On the Road in Utah

By Metal Allison

I land in Salt Lake City and holy crap there are mountains here! Mountains! I get to the hotel and discover that I have a flipping Sleep Number bed in my room! I know what I am doing later. Will I be a 48 or a 92? I’m stoked. Focus! I have a convention to set up for. I head down to the convention center to set up. CJ and the entire staff that put on the convention did an amazing job. Everyone was super friendly and this was by far the most space I have ever had in a booth. (more…)


Milan Tattoo Convention: On the Road in Italy

By Kent

Ok, so this blog was supposed to be posted over a week ago, but I could not muster the strength or energy to get it done. It seemed that I somehow got brushed by the black finger of death while in Milan, with the worst illness I have faced to this day. I have no clue what this Italian funk was that I caught, but I do not wish that shit on my worst enemy… Well ok, maybe they too should be struck with it one day… (more…)


Christopher Lee Hanna Remembered

By Hunter Spanks

In an industry filled with clones, wannabes and egos, it is hard to find someone who stands a bit above the rest with his own swagger and style. On February 4th, 2011 the tattoo industry was dealt a blow with the loss of such a man. Lee Hanna passed away and has left a void in the industry that will be a hard one fill. (more…)


*NEW* Scott Harrison Comic: TATCON LEVEL 3

(As seen in Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #23)

Contact Scott Harrison at: www.headbandbrothers.com


Phil Anselmo from Pantera Talks About Tattoos and Football

By Rose Riot

Philip Anselmo is best know as a front man for the bands Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual. His reputation for having a larger than life personality did not fail to live up to itself when I recently interviewed him. Anselmo is currently on tour playing guitar with the band Arson Anthem. The Arson Anthem tour is also showcasing the talents of the bands Harp and Warbeast. All bands on the tour are on the label started by Anselmo, Housecore Records. I recommend all of them if you want a dose of good, old, face-rocking metal and punk rock. (more…)


Jason Tyler Grace, On the Road in Tokyo: Part III

Daily life in Tokyo

How did I spend my second day in Japan? Well, I spent the entire day in my box of a room, downloading music, movies and TV shows onto my computer. Laying on my “tatame” mattress, holed away from the brisk wind and foreign language. I ate sushi and other fast food from the 7-11, which was right around the corner –that shit was good. (more…)


Agent Orange Surf Rocks Their Way Through Atlanta

By Rose Riot

If you were a skater in the early 80s there was a good chance that you were a fan of the band Agent Orange. Agent Orange is the band responsible for morphing together the sounds of surf music and punk rock to create what became surf/skate punk music. This band hit the Orange County California scene in that magic year for music, 1979. (more…)


Milano Tattoo Convention: Original/Rare Memorabilia Available at the Tattoo Artist Magazine Booth

Original Bert Grimm Flash Sheet

Every year Tattoo Artist Magazine (TAM) makes the journey half way across the globe to partake in the festivities at the Milano Tattoo Convention. This year TAM has sweetened the deal and brought with it some very rare and collectible tattoo memorabilia that will be for sale at the TAM booth.  (more…)


How to get a Thom deVita Signed Copy of Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue 23

Get a limited, signed edition of TAM 23 from Thom deVita for $60!!! This price includes shipping in the U.S., overseas is $14 extra for the slower USPS shipping method and ALL proceeds go to Thom deVita (not TAM).

Thom will sign your issue AND add some creative ‘censoring’ to the interior of the issue as well. Thom will do these individually as they are ordered, so you must be patient. (more…)


Brighton Tattoo Convention: On the Road from the United Kingdom

By Kent

Here I am again, doing the airport shuffle. Those old familiar feelings of anxiety and excitement brew as I get ready for my first international trip of the year. I hate airports, flying, leaving my family and home, but I love new places and people so I deal… (more…)


Mike Malone (Rollo Banks) Tattoo Artist Magazine Memorial Video



[Video edited by Chase Lisbon]


New Scott Harrison (Welt) Painting!

“it is because our souls lack enterprise” 11″ x 14″ $400


Supervillians Talk Tattoos, Fishbone and Ska!


By Rose Riot

When researching local venues for shows that might be of interest to myself, and Tattoo Artist Magazine’s readers –I came upon this ska band, The Supervillians. Now, ska comes in many forms and packages and people tend to have strong feelings one way or another about it. (more…)