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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. Read 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… Read 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. Read More »

*NEW* Scott Harrison Comic: TATCON LEVEL 3


(As seen in Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #23) Contact Scott Harrison at: Read More »

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. Read More »

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


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. Read 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. Read More »

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


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.  Read 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. Read More »

Brighton Tattoo Convention: On the Road from the United Kingdom

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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… Read More »

R.I.P. “Rollo”/Mike Malone Memorial Video: TAM

Portrait of Rollo M. By Thomas Woodruff 1992

In the city of Chicago, mid-2007 at the memorial celebration for legendary tattoo artist Mike “Rollo Banks” Malone upwards of 25 tattoo artists, family and friends concluded the day by getting tattooed with an ink batch containing a spoonful Malone’s ashes. It was a loving act of tribute to the man perhaps most responsible for the gigantic growth of modern tattooing in the mid to late 20th century, both inside the craft of tattooing and in the larger public perception of tattooing itself. Mike changed the world, (our world, anyway), even co-curating New York’s very first exhibit of tattoo-based art and history, represented as a true form of American Folk Art. That was Mike’s introduction to the tattoo world, by the way. The rest is history. Chase LIsbon filmed and photographed for all of us that day and created this touching 3 min video to commemorate our ongoing celebration of Rollo, his art and his legacy. For us and for posterity. To this day, it’s hard to get through this video without an uprising of tears in my eyes. Tears of sadness, yes, but also tears of joy. – Long Live ROLLO BANKS!! – Teacher. Friend. And so many. Tattooing would not be what it is today without you, Mike. (Neither would I.) Thank you. -Crash [Video edited by Chase Lisbon] Read this touching account of Rollo by famed artist Dave Waugh- “Happy Birthday, Rollo”    *LIMITED QUANTITY- We have uncovered perhaps the last few copies of TAM #6, Mike Malone’s issue!! ... Read More »

New Scott Harrison (Welt) Painting!


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

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. Read More »

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