For the Record: Jack Redcloud

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: I recently came across an ad in The New York Times for prints from Edwards S. Curtis’ Native American photographs. Curtis is well-known for his images of the fading American Indian’s way of life. One of the images offered in this advertisement was for the Oglala Sioux

Star of Texas Tattoo Revival: On the Road in Austin, Texas

By Nicki Kasper I was excited when I was asked to work the Austin show. I hadn’t been to Texas, and was looking forward to checking out the city. After a full-body search courtesy of Portland airport security, a long flight and a cab ride that almost sent me flying through the

Dave Gibson: Bird’s-Eye View of a Pig’s Ass in the Moonlight

By Dave Gibson My uncle used to tell this story about when he was in the Navy... He and his small group of friends liked getting tattoos and talking about them. One shipmate in particular had an unusual tattoo, and he never wanted to talk about it. My uncle described it

Jason McAfee Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #29 Article Preview (Pre-Order Now Available)

Click on the link to pre-order TAM #29: http://tattooartistmagazine.myshopify.com/ Interview by Scott Sylvia Scott Sylvia: And then from New York you came to Oakland?  How did you get the fuck to Oakland? Jason McAfee: Well, when I was at Flyrite the phone rings. This was the most magical moment of my life. Chops answers.

Sean Herman: CW Neese

By Sean Herman I still remember the first time I ever saw CW Neese. He lived in Daphne, Alabama when I was a kid, and was a few years older than me. One day a few friends of mine and I went by my friend Jonah's house. At the time, a

Jason McAfee Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #29 Teaser Video (Pre-Order Now Available)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF7vb-k0ZZM&w=560&h=315] Interview by Scott Sylvia Click on the link to pre-order TAM #29: http://tattooartistmagazine.myshopify.com/ 8531

For the Record: The Zeis Studio Flash

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: The Zeis Studio, Milton Zeis’ supply business was set up to provide a full line of supplies for the tattooist. Many of Zeis’ ideas were taken from suppliers that preceded him in the business, especially Percy Waters. In addition, the Zeis Studio offered a home study course

Larry Brogan: A Lightbox Makes Tracing Easy

By Larry Brogan Courtesy of Tattoo Road Trip: Most tattoo artists are already familiar with the idea of tracing stencil images, where you lay a piece of tracing paper over the original image and sketch out a line drawing. Many times the image you are tracing is very detailed or quite

Molly Skobba: In Yokohama, Japan With Shige and His Family (Part II)

By Molly Skobba  Shigenori Iwasaki is a remarkable being. Sorry, just had to get that out there. Taki and I spent two-and-a-half  days with Shige, his adorable family (beautiful Chisato, plus cute-as-a-button Ayaka) and a family friend nicknamed ‘Mister’. We started out the mini but extremely action-packed adventure at the famed

UPDATE: Paradise Artist Retreat Giveaway Four Free Booths Up for Grabs (VIDEO)

By Gabe Ripley: To have a chance to win a free booth please click the link below and fill out form.Each winner will get a weekend pass. Passes are good for a few activities a day, a 5'x 5' artist spot, entry into open bar at the opening party. Winners

Crystal Morey Gets Fast and Furious With Bunshin Saikian Horimasa (VIDEO)

By Crystal Morey Sooooo... I was hoping to interview Bunshin Saikian Horimasa while racing through the Nagano mountains in his Porsche 996. He and 69 other Hemi enthusiasts have formed a "touring" club that meets once a month and just drives fast. The 69 Brothers. I was hoping for footage of

Omar Edmison: Tattoo Shop Therapy

By Omar Edmison Ernie Gosnell paints signs that say all sorts of awesome things (do yourself a favor the next time you see him buy the man a cup of coffee, listen to his tales and pick up some of his signs) one of my favorites will usually have a chicks

Paradise Artist Retreat at the Tamaya Resort in New Mexico (VIDEO)

By Gabe Ripley: The Paradise Artist Retreat will be held February 20-23rd at the amazing Tamaya Resort in New Mexico. While many painters toil away alone in their basement, this art retreat is an opportunity for artists to create alongside over a hundred other artists in a beautiful environment! Through the

For the Record: William “Bill the Beachcomber” Matthews

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: I recently got a tip about the movie Raggedy Man from Texas tattoo history buff Matt Collins. Raggedy Man, which was released in 1981, stars Sissy Spacek as a divorced mother set in a small Texas town in 1942. Eric Roberts co-stars as a sailor who visits North Beach

TAM Music: Reverend Horton Heat Interview

By Rose Riot For the past 20-plus years Jim Heath has been an icon in the 50's rock-inspired scene. It is fitting then that he is known best by the name Reverend Horton Heat.  The Rev has been delivering a message of unity between punk and country and has a devoted