Gunnar Gaylord: How to Create an Individual Tattoo Style

By Gunnar Gaylord I decided to write a blog a bit different from the earlier ones. I thought maybe I would touch on a topic that may help aspiring tattoo artists. I am often asked in interviews and by individuals, how I created a unique style. So here is a concise breakdown. As

JTG: On the Road in Helsingør, Denmark

By JTG Henning Jørgensen is 50 years old and has been tattooing for 32 years. That’s one year less than I’ve been alive. Royal Tattoo (his shop) has been open in Helsingør for 28 years and 26 of those years in the current location. I was five years old when it opened... 7439

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Freddy Corbin Bonus Footage (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2HSPgKnPe8&w=560&h=315]   Courtesy of VICE.com: Bonus footage from the Freddy Corbin series. [More info on expanded page] 7463

Henry Lewis Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #28 Preview

Interview By Jason Schroder and Shawn Barber Henry Lewis: I did the shop-guy thing for about four or five months, and then you asked me to be your apprentice. And you gave me the whole low-down on what it would be, and at that point, you know, I was a cocky

Mike Brown (RIP) Vice Magazine Art Talk (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFmtm7HWj0c]   Courtesy of Vice Magazine: Mike Brown is a tattoo artist who, if you know your history, always comes up when people talk about those who pioneered tattooing in the late 1970s. He worked at China Sea (formerly owned by Sailor Jerry), ground zero for traditional American tattoos, and

Dan Smith: “With the Light of Truth” Book Signing (VIDEO)

Dan Smith (as seen on TLC's LA Ink) has been working hard on putting one of the best straight edge tattooer books together. Come on out for a night you wont soon forget! "A collection of tattoos, art, and profiles some of the best Straight Edge Tattoo Artists in the world" Dan

Tattoo Artist Magazine Holiday Special!

Super Holiday Sale Hey all, hope you are having a great holiday season! As a thanks to you for being one of our loyal supporters, we would like to extend to you a special gift for the holiday season: From now 'til January 1, 2012,  purchase a subscription and get 2 free

Phil Kyle: Operation Education

By Phil Kyle I am going to touch base on the subject. All you folks out there allowing your "friends" to "tattoo" you with dodgy equipment and NO EXPERIENCE or PROPER TRAINING need to wake up... along with the folks that are scarring you up! You think they are doing you a favor because

Japanese Mythical Creatures from Gomineko Books

Courtesy of Gomineko Books: Our new Japanese Mythical Creatures book is finally in the works. Illustrations of Kappa, Kirin, Baku, Nue, Kitsune and Tsuchigumo from over 120 different artists world wide. Reserve your copy today through the website: www.gominekobooks.com. 7306

Hannya Mask Project Teaser (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdKTGnMS_hM&w=560&h=315]   [More info on expanded page] Click here for more details: Hannya Mask Project: A Woman Scorned

Crystal Morey: The Japanese HiHi (Horiyoshi III VIDEO)

By Crystal Morey I want to continue blogging on some of the more obscure Japanese yokai and as chance would have it, Matty No Times from Three Kings Tattoo was just out here on tour and wanted to have Horiyoshi III tattoo something on him that is some way mirrored his

First Look Inside the New Amsterdam Tattoo Museum

A letter to Tattoo Artist Magazine from Dean Williams: Tattoo Artist Mag... Hey hey, it's Dean Williams co-owner of Elm Street Tattoo with my long shadow-casting partner, Oliver Peck. On November 5th me, Oliver and couple of the guys from the shop went to Amsterdam for Hanky Panky's grand-opening of the tattoo

Horitaka: Molly Skobba Previews Bloodwork: Bodies

By Molly Skobba I had a hard time writing this blog. It took me longer than usual, with more restarts and edits before send off. I realized that it’s because BloodWork: Bodies is such a gigantic project with so many facets and possible approaches in writing about this book. It is

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Freddy Corbin Episode III (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGK-IpD8aoI&w=560&h=315]    Courtesy of VICE.com: In the third and final episode of the Freddy Corbin series, not only do we get exclusive footage of the renowned tattooer parachuting at the tender age of 24, but we hear the personal, intimate details of his young life and career - from the early

For the Record: Thomas Edison’s Muckers

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Another one of Thomas Edison’s stencil pens showed up for sale on Ebay recently. This device is often described as “the first electric motor driven appliance produced and sold in the US.” This is not easy to prove, but sure sounds good! Of course to the tattoo world this