Social Distortion Short Film (VIDEO)

By Crash Hey! If you haven't seen this new short film video from our friends Mike Ness and Social Distortion, CHECK IT OUT! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs-s0_yGpyg&w=590&h=360] 2593

Jason Tyler Grace: On the Road in Vietnam Part VI

You’re in Hue –this is the center of Vietnam, the halfway point, this is the place where the North and South were separated during the war. The North was Charlie, the Vietcong. The South was with the U.S. and the puppet governments the U.S. were funding. You’re here and it’s

Artist Profile: Jeff Gogué (VIDEO)

Jeff Gogué started his career as a tattooer in 1999 after working in construction for eight years.  He is self-taught, and never had an apprenticeship, although he credits Cory Norris and Kevin Cox for mentoring him along the way. [Video and pictures on expanded page] 2512

Dave Waugh, Work in Progress: Session I

By Dave Waugh Earlier this year [a friend of mine] Elizabeth approached me about doing a back piece. Not just any back piece mind you, but a big-ass unicorn back piece. Of course I jumped at the opportunity to do this because for years I had been toying with drawing a somewhat

Dave Waugh: Work in Progress (By Hunter Spanks)

By Hunter Spanks When Crash asked me to write for the TAM Blog I said, “Yes, of course.” Then it hit me; “Now I have to think of what to write about?” Well, I am happy to say that with a little patience it has fallen into my lap. Elizabeth, (Lizzy) who

Baltimore Tattoo Convention: On the Road in Maryland

By John Baltimore single-handedly wiped me out… Well, actually, one night with Hunter Spanks wiped me out! And how about those Orioles, huh? Anybody? No… okay. I love the Baltimore Tattoo Convention because I get to spend three days with Hunter. Except, that particular weekend we crammed three days into one night!

Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman (VIDEO)

[vimeo 22206104 w=590 h=290] A few months ago I decided to start a film project called, The Gypsy Gentleman. My name is Marcus Kuhn and I have been tattooing for 23 years, minus the time I spent in the pokey... –heh. I had the realization that my whole life has led

Richard Stell Prints

Pork Chops Sheet: 31''/42'' 300.00 plus shipping but price changes at the end of the month of April or May to cover the paper cost going up... it will be 450.00 when he gets the last run at the price we are getting them for currently.... 2258

Chris Quidgeon: Bare Knuckle Irons

Chris Quidgeon started tattooing in 1994, and began building tattoo machines under the name "Bare Knuckle Irons" in 2005. He started building machines to gain a greater perspective on the tools of his trade. Chris prides himself on making quality machines by hand, and his machines are only built

Beppe Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview for Issue #25

Beppe: First tattoo shop was my tattoo shop, Ink Addiction. I know it sounds weird in some ways, but where I live there was no way to get a proper apprenticeship. It’s such a small town and nobody would give me any help. 2138

Dan Gilsdorf Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview for Issue #25

Dan Gilsdorf: To me, it's apples and oranges. Tattooing is very much tied up in the idea of technical skill, so whether I want to do a tattoo that has kind of a raw look to it, I need that raw look to be intentional. I need it to be

Jason Tyler Grace, On the Road in Vietnam: Part V

I've been tattooing for around 12 years now and I've loved it more than I've hated it. There have been times along the way where I felt trapped by it, or bullied around by it, or out of the loop –like I didn't belong or just wasn't good enough or

Rollo & Me Comic #2

The "Rollo & Me" strip is a series of stories told by Keith Underwood and illustrated by Dan Henk which appear regularly in Tattoo Artist Magazine. They chronicle Keith's experiences living with and working alongside one of tattooing's greatest icons of the 20th century- Mike 'Rollo Banks'