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Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #27 Pre-Orders Now Available

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Tattoo Artist Magazine (TAM) #27 features articles from Henk Schiffmacher (Hanky Panky), Doug Hardy, Adam Shrewsbury and Horiken. Click here: http://tattooartistmagazine.myshopify.com/ to pre-order TAM #27. TAM checks each individual order to verify that you are a professional artist. If you are not a professional your order will be cancelled and money refunded. Please don’t waste our time… We stay pretty busy… (Cover art by Doug Hardy and Adam Shrewsbury.) Cheers- TEAM TAM Read More »

Vice Magazine (VBS.tv): Tattoo Age, Troy Denning Teaser (VIDEO)

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Courtesy of VBS.tv: Troy Denning is a tattoo artist who is not afraid to speak his mind. Luckily for us, what he has to say is either hilarious or insightful. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

Dave Allen: How to Save the World and Gain Karmic Bliss While Tattooing (VIDEO)

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By Dave Allen Photos by Jayme Ford  I never thought that I could make much difference in the world, let alone inspire others to follow my lead. I’m just a hard-working tattoo artist that no one’s heard of.  And to tell you the truth, I don’t mind slaving away in anonymity. But I guess when certain circumstances move you to act there’s no telling what might happen… Read More »

TAM MUSIC: Interview with Hank III

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Story and photos by Rose Riot Shelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is celebrating his creative liberation with the release of four new albums on September 6, 2011. Armed with his own new record label aptly named Hank III Records and a red-hot cattle brand, Hank III is ready to tour, searing three vertical lines into the ears of folks across the land. Read More »

Doug Hardy Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview Issue #27 (VIDEO)

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Spider Murphy’s New Tattoo Flash Book

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A unique collection of pages of flash signed Spider Murphy’s, designed by the finest tattoo artists who over the years worked in the famous California studio. The contains 110 sheets (mostly unpublished) dedicated to the most authentic and at the same time original American tattoo, designed by Theo Mindell, Matt Howse, Stuart Cripwell, Paul Anthony Dobleman and Heather Bailey. A tribute to the early tattoo flash used in the West that decorated the first tattoo shops with vessels, ships, Cadillac cars, sports cars, women with feathers and jewels and the world of the circus that in the 20s became the most curious and unique American fashion. Dreams for the dreamers that captured the fantasy of customers, taking them on journeys to faraway worlds, rearranged by Spider Murphy’s tattoo shop and published in this book. [Ordering instructions and photos on expanded page] Read More »

Crystal Morey: The Japanese Kirin

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By Crystal Morey The Japanese Kirin traces its origins to Chinese mythology, but they have diverged quite a bit since then, both in physical appearance and attributes. In Japan, Kirin are believed to be more powerful than the dragon or phoenix, but are much less aggressive… Read More »

Vice Magazine (VBS.tv) Tattoo Age: Grime Part III (VIDEO)

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Waldo Del Rocca: Four Weeks in Africa with Thomas Morgan and Shon Lindauer

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By Waldo Del Rocca Thomas Morgan (Spotlight Tattoo) and Shon Lindauer (formerly of Thicker Than Water) recently travelled to South Africa… The schedule: One week in Cape Town, one week in Durban, one  week in Johannesburg and then one last week back in Cape Town. Thomas and Shon got here on the 10th and 11th of June, for me this was some nerve wrecking stuff (only knowing them online, following and respecting their work) not knowing who they are, as reputation sometimes proceeds. I didn’t know what to expect… Read More »

Jason Schroder Books Now Available Exclusively at TAM Pro Store

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Tattoo Artist Magazine is happy to announce that Jason Schroder will now be selling his two books Lost Art: From Tattooing’s Past and Flowers and Composition at the Tattoo Artist Magazine Pro Store. [More info and links on expanded page] Read More »

Phil Kyle: Perfect Your Craft and Destroy the Circus

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By Phil Kyle It’s hard to know where to start here seeing the state of things… So just going to play it by ear and have a bit of a rant while stating proper facts on things happening to our craft… not industry. An “industry” is a factory in China making and selling shitty equipment to sell on eBay… Read More »

Tattoo Artist Magazine Summer Subscription Sale Ending Soon

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Tattoo Artist Magazine (TAM) subscription sale ends September 1, 2011. After the sale we will go back to our regular pricing. Click here www.tattooartistmagazine.com/payment to receive six issues of TAM at the discounted rate. TAM checks each individual order to verify that you are a professional artist. If you are not a professional your order will be cancelled and money refunded. Please don’t waste our time… We stay pretty busy… Cheers- TEAM TAM Read More »

Horitaka Talks About the Upcoming Bay Area Tattoo Convention

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By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura It’s already August, and the tattoo convention I throw with Roman Enriquez (Strong Tattoo/45s Forever) is coming up soon! This year the convention in scheduled for October 21-23 and we are returning to the SFO Hyatt Regency. Even with last year’s power outage on Sunday, the hotel is perfect for us and we look forward to a great weekend. Here are some highlights of this year’s show… Read More »

Sullen Clothing: 21 Questions with Myke Chambers

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Courtesy of Sullen Clothing: A few days ago I did our popular 21 questions with one of the coolest down to earth guys Myke Chambers. Myke is a part of our elite Sullen Art Collective team that consists of some of the best artists. This was a fun interview to do because Myke is so into Sullen and helping out us out. Sullen just launched a new tee design called the Myke Chambers which is his first artist collaboration piece. Myke is a huge fan of Traditional Americana imagery with tons of color and bold lines which is something we are a huge fan of as well, there are so many great black and grey artists, but when someone comes to us with awesome color work we are all over it… [Interview and pictures on expanded page] Read More »

TAM MUSIC: Interview with Mike Dean from Corrosion of Conformity

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By Rose Riot Corrosion of Conformity (C.O.C.) the legendary hardcore band from North Carolina with almost 30 years history, has gone through many changes and members. Currently, three of  C.O.C.’s founding members Mike Dean, Woody Weatherman and Reed Mullin are on tour. The the three-piece C.O.C. is doing a setlist that is made up mostly of the Animosity album. I was able to catch up with Mike Dean before the C.O.C. show in Atlanta at The Earl and ask him a few questions about the tour, controversy about the bands changing sound and his lack of tattoos… Read More »