Paradise Tattoo Gathering, On the Road in Jiminy Peak (VIDEO)

By Crash The Paradise Tattoo Gathering (PTG), at the Jiminy Peak Resort in Massachusetts, is a unique experience and one which I would highly recommend. In its fourth year, this convention stands alone amongst hundreds as being completely orchestrated for the benefit of tattooers. Don't get me wrong, the public is

Gunnar Gaylord: It Really was ‘Paradise’

By Gunnar A few weeks back, I wrote my first blog for TAM. I wrote about the internal paradigm shift I was making in my views toward life and about dropping the ego and being more open-minded. I then discussed the profound effects those changes had created in my sense of

New York Tattoo Artists Publish Flash Book to Benefit Japanese Disaster Victims

Courtesy of Shirts and Destroy: On the six-month anniversary of the devastating tsunami that swept over northern Japan, New York City’s most renowned tattoo artists have come together to create a completely unique, limited edition spiral bound collection of tattoo flash sheets, entitled Flash For Japan to benefit victims of

Crystal Morey: The Japanese Kappas

By Crystal Morey Kappas are definitely one of the oddest indigenous Japanese creatures. They are depicted simultaneously as both sinister and unerringly cute. They are typically the size of a large child and appear to be a cross between a chimpanzee and a turtle. Their bodies usually resemble a monkey or

BJ Betts: The Complex Guide To Tattoo Lettering

By Nick Schonberger Courtesy of Complex:  Few tattoos are as classic as "Mom" emblazoned in a banner with heart. Or, as ridiculed as a mistaken ode to a now former girlfriend. Regardless of inspiration, letter based tattoos are  as common as they are easy to screw up. We know you don't want to

Rose Riot at the Dragon Con in Atlanta

By Rose Riot To many people, Labor Day weekend means one thing, Dragon Con. Instead of firing up the grill and roasting weenies with friends, those who procure memberships to Dragon Con spend Labor Day weekend with 40,000 plus Storm Troopers, furries, comic book characters and just about any other pop

Sean Herman: Preaching for the Love of Tattooing

By Sean Herman There is nothing like the sound of a solid, in tune tattoo machine. The thick buzz, the pop as the needle first hits the skin, and the feeling as you pull a clean, solid line. Any tattooer will tell you, "that's addictive." The feeling of tattooing, it's like

JoJo Ackermann: Take Back Tattooing? How About ‘Give Back to Tattooing’

By JoJo Ackermann I usually have a box or small pile of old tattoo magazines I'll stumble upon in my shed or in the back room at my place. It's always fun to flip through and see what's inside from the years past, like old favorite tattoos that stick in your

Krooked Ken: March of Dimes, Tattooing to Save Babies

By Krooked Ken It’s as easy as 1,2,3!!! Tattoo on Sept. 24th just like any other day and at the end of the day donate all of your proceeds by mailing your check or money order or by using your Pay Pal account. All proceeds need to be received no later

Guen Douglas: The Process of Getting a Custom Tattoo

By Guen Douglas A fantastic time at the Montreal tattoo convention and a week and a half guest spot Ottawa's 5-Cents tattoo have inspired me to write about this months topic: Custom Tattoos: The Process... I had a no-show during my guest spot at 5-Cents. This client had been asking to get tattooed

Horitaka: Mini San Francisco Tattoo Adventure

By Molly Skobba and Takahiro "Horitaka" Kitamura And here we go again! I've been super busy tattooing and also getting ready for the SFO Tattoo Convention coming soon and haven't had a chance to blog lately. No problem, my amazing girl Molly has been on it and wrote a few words

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Sign up to be entered into the FREE monthly TAM Blog giveaway! Each month TAM will put together an awesome prize package for all the true tattoo fanatics out there! September's Prize: WIN a free Sailor Jerry book "Homeward Bound", the Hori Smoku DVD documentary on the life and work of Norman "Sailor

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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtaBxJG4jBU&w=560&h=315]   Courtesy of VBS.tv: In this episode, Tattoo Age hits up a Denning backyard gathering where he hangs with friends and family, kills some crabs, and talks about his love for Japanese culture. We follow Denning and his best bud, Kiko, as they carouse around NYC’s Lower East Side, fight

Horiken Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview for Issue #27

            Interview by Nicki Kasper Nicki Kasper: Do you explore other mediums, like paint? If so, how do you approach that? Do you market and sell them? Horiken: Yes, I like to paint very much. I usually paint with acrylics on paper. I like wooden panels as well. I do try to do

Montreal Art Tattoo Show, On the Road in Canada

By Jesse Dolphin Hello fellow tattooer and close followers. TAM just took part in one of the smoothest running conventions this year. Montreal is a beautiful city with its fair share of beautiful tattooed people. The convention was held a the Gare Windsor, a remodeled, beautiful old train station with the natural