Jason Tyler Grace: On the Road in Melbourne, Australia Part VII

You arrive to Melbourne 16 hours after flying leaving Saigon, four and a half hours of which were spent in a Chinese airport where you ate beef-noodle soup that would soon destroy your stomach and have you gassing people out on the plane. The fat pimply, greasy Chinese 20-something sitting

Paradise Tattoo Gathering (VIDEO)

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Chris Trevino: Gods and Warriors Book Preview2

Gods and Warriors... This is a fitting title for Chris Trevino’s first book. His tattoos often depict these precise themes. But more notably, the title is actually fitting for Chris himself. In many ways he embodies the eternal qualities of the warrior hero or the deified persona of an ancient culture’s

Artist Profile: Beppe Strambini (VIDEO)

Beppe Strambini

By Jeff Rassier: Beppe is one of those rare tattooers that learned to tattoo without any direct local influences. Because of this, he developed a style that is all his own. His tattoos are rooted in the classic styles but developed in a different way than most of the tattooers I

Matt Amey: Self-Portrait Painting (VIDEO)

In 2008, I returned to college to study Fine Art at the University of Delaware. In December of 2009 I created this self portrait, in oil paint, over the span of 40-plus hours of painting. I constructed the stretcher bars out of one-by-three inch poplar and stretched the five-by-six foot

Crash Hits the Streets of New York

By Crash Well, my New York trip was a little hectic. I managed (with lots of help and cooperation) to get around 10 interviews filmed in four days, while having a pretty good time in the process… 3153

New York City Tattoo Convention: On the Road in Brooklyn? (VIDEO)

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most... New York has missing pieces of my memory buried in her blanket of billboards, bright lights and broken glass... The end of the weekend had a very Fear-and-Loathing-in-Las-Vegas feel to it... There are cell phone camera-flashes, and small

The Biggest Tattoo Convention in the World? (VIDEO)

When people think of “big” tattoo conventions there are a few that come to mind; London, Milan, Ink ‘n Iron… But just like Darth Vader said in Empire, “There is another…” As unlikely as it sounds, the tattoo convention held in Taiwan this Aug 5th –7th 2011, may actually be the

Tattoo Artist Magazine Book (Issues 1-5) Pre-Order Now Available

As you may know, the first five issues of TAM have become highly sought after and sales have recently been limited to full-set orders only due to our dwindling inventory. With this in mind we created TAM Volume 1, a book that consists of issues 1-5. The response to the

1st Annual Lake County Tattoo Convention in Lakeport, California

Who doesn't like a tattoo convention at a casino? Well, if you don't you are probably a communist... Anyway, Kent and I decided to kick off the TAM West Coast road trip (look for more on this later) by going to the Konocti Vista Casino to the first tattoo convention

Music: Red Fang Interview (VIDEO)

By Rose Riot Summer is here, and that means music festival season. One such festival that I am looking forward to attending in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest. Mayhem will be rolling through Atlanta in August and I will be prepared for the heat of the sun and the heat

Artist Profile: Jack Rudy (VIDEO)

Jack Rudy is a world-renowned tattoo artist and has become a staple in the community by producing a body of work spanning 35 years. Jack and his peers revolutionized the genre of black and grey, fine-line tattooing making it one of the most popular styles found in today’s culture...[Video and

Oregon Inkshow, On the Road in Eugene

By Nicki Kasper My weekend started with Damon Conklin’s solo gallery show down in Grants Pass at Gogué Art on Friday night.  I had to miss the first day of the Eugene convention, but I was committed to the gallery show, and had been working on support products for it for

Friday the 13th at Elm St. Tattoo Hosted by Sailor Jerry Rum

HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH!!! Friday the 13th has always gotten a bad rap for being unlucky. Well, we’re here to change that. With the help of Oliver Peck and his crew at Elm Street Tattoo. The Sailor Jerry Airstream is even going to make an appearance. Clear your schedule and

Fresno Tattoo Convention: On the Road in California

By John This post will be much like the Fresno convention, short and sweet! The Fresno convention is one of those rare two-day  shows that has all the talent and pageantry of a three-day convention, without the Friday blues that many of us are accustomed to.  There are very few shows