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Archive for June, 2011

VICE Media Announces New TV Series: Tattoo Age

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Ben Grillo Talks Tiny Tats with Horitaka

By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
I recently had my friend Ben Grillo come visit to hang out and make some tattoos. Most of you may know Ben for his incredibly detailed single-needle masterpieces, and I thought it would be fun to do a little TAM Blog interview with Ben…
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Cory Norris Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview Issue #26

Interview by Jeff Gogué
Cory Norris: The approach that I take in life is going to be the same approach that I take for every tattoo, for the work that I do. I go at it with an open mind, I listen, I am observant. Obviously with a tattoo, you’re working on somebody else so they’re going to have their own agenda on what they’re wanting in the tattoo. You have to be respectful of that, but hopefully they’ll give you some leeway to open up and express yourself through it, to a certain degree… (more…)


Adult Swim’s Tyson McAdoo Talks to Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Bio from Tyson McAdoo’s Site:
Born from the secret love affair between a famed Scottish ballerina and the Wolfman, Tyson McAdoo spent his younger years leaping and howling in the dark woods of Carlisle. At age 18 his talents of corn dog sculpture garnered the attention of the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Arts… [Video and Pictures on expanded page] (more…)


Tattooers for Japan Founder Dave Allen Talks to TAM in Toronto (VIDEO)

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Shop Profile: Black Heart Tattoo (VIDEO)

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*TAM TV* New York City Tattoo Convention (VIDEO)

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Horitaka from State of Grace Talks About Ink ‘N Iron

By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
My first blog…
I’ve never blogged before but I’ve been a contributor/reader/supporter of Tattoo Artist Magazine since its inception, and so when Crash asked me to join the new blogging crew, I readily agreed. I figure it’ll be a mix of tattoo news, upcoming projects, food posts and photos of my dog… Very similar to my Facebook probably. Hope ya”ll like it…
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Helltown Friday The 13th Art Show

Are you superstitious? Well, Helltown Workshop is! Well for the last two weeks of May anyways. Friday the 13th gave the Provincetown, Massachusetts gallery a chance to get very superstitious. Over 20 artists exhibited works that showcased the weird, the wild, the dark, the distressed, the silly and the mysterious side of our obsessions with Friday the 13th and superstitions… [Video and pictures of expanded page] (more…)


‘Interdependent’ Art Show: Featuring Alex Empty and Taylor Ryan (VIDEO)


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Dave Waugh: Work in Progress Session II (By Hunter Spanks)

By Hunter Spanks
So after a rainy drive down from Baltimore we are back at Jinx Proof for Elizabeth’s (Lizzy) second session on her back. Lizzy seems a bit anxious as we get here but that’s understandable, tattoos hurt. Based on the little I have started on my own back it is quite uncomfortable… (more…)


Augusta Tattoo Convention: On the Road in Georgia

I’ve been doing music coverage for Tattoo Artist Magazine for several months. June 4th, I passed the TAM Tattoo Convention initiation by setting up shop and representing Tattoo Artist Magazine at the Augusta Tattoo Convention in Georgia… (more…)


Shop Profile: Ed Hardy’s Tattoo City Teaser (VIDEO)

Short video clips from Doug Hardy’s interview…  [Pictures and info on expanded page] (more…)


Keith Morris Talks About Music, Punk Rock and His New Band Off!

By Rose Riot
Keith Morris is known as one of the godfathers of American Punk. He is responsible for fronting two of the most crucial bands in the genre, Black Flag and The Circle Jerks. His latest band, Off! is creating a stir among fans young and old. The word on the streets is that Off! is the real punk rock deal. Having seen them recently at SXSW, I would agree. I felt honored that I was granted an interview with Keith, a man who has a lot to say and some great stories to tell… (more…)


Shop Profile: Skull and Sword Tattoo Teaser (VIDEO)

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Sailor Jerry Documentary ‘Hori Smoku’ Screening at Ink ‘n Iron

The Sailor Jerry Rum Company will be hosting a special screening of Hori Smoku this weekend at the Ink and Iron Festival on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. If you have not seen this award winning documentary, this would be a great time to see it… [Lager image and more info on expanded page]

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Rollo & Me Comic #4

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’ Malone. Mike departed this life in 2007 but these stories represent Keith’s healing process and are figuratively supposed to occur on the couch of his therapist. Enjoy. There’s more to come. [Full comic on expanded page]

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Bryan Kienlen of the Bouncing Souls Talks About Touring and Tattooing

By Rose Riot
The Bouncing Souls are one of the staple bands in American punk rock. These four New Jersey boys have managed to travel the globe, playing shows with some of the world’s premier punk rock bands. But the band remains true to their punk rock roots as they still do a portion of their U.S. tours in their iconic white van. I had conversation with Bryan Kienlen, the bassist about his work with the band and a little but about his tattoo experience… (more…)


Sailor Jerry Toast at Ink ‘n Iron

Well, it’s here again… Ink ‘n Iron time. Time to cram into a giant haunted boat with 10,000 of our closest friends…

This year the good folks at the Sailor Jerry Rum Company are sponsoring a toast to the life and memory of Norman Keith Collins, a.k.a Sailor Jerry. [More info on expanded page] (more…)


Shop Profile: Analog Tattoo Teaser (VIDEO)

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Konocti Vista Casino Tattoo Convention: On the Road in Lakeport California (VIDEO)

Maybe it was the being-awake-for-24-straight-hours thing… Or maybe is was the insanely dangerous night drive through the mountains of Napa Valley… But by the time we got to Lakeport all was well. This was by far the most isolated tattoo convention that Kent or I had ever been to… [Video on expanded page]
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*NEW* Scott Harrison Paintings Available on Headband Brothers Website

Visit headbandbrothers.com to purchase and see more of Scott Harrison’s paintings. [Larger image on expanded page.]

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Shop Profile: Temple Tattoo Teaser (VIDEO)

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True Tattoo: The Grand Re-Opening! (VIDEO)

May 4, 2011 marked another milestone in the tattooing world with True Tattoo’s Grand Re-opening in Hollywood, Ca.  Oliver Peck bought True Tattoo from long time friend Clay Decker January 1st this year, and in true Pecker fashion decided it was time for a party!!!  [Video on expanded page] (more…)


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