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Archive for September 27, 2011

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 end up on LOLtatz or a year-end “fails” list. So, Complex enlisted BJ Betts, type titan and author of several acclaimed tattoo industry lettering guides to ensure readers get it right. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be well on your way to the text-based tattoo of your dreams. Check out The Complex Guide to Tattoo Lettering... (more…)


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 culture icons you can think of…

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