Tim Lehi Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #29 Preview

Interview By Jason Brooks Jason Brooks: Okay, let’s start by talking about your background. Go ahead and introduce yourself, how long you’ve been tattooing. Tim Lehi: My name’s Tim Lehi, I’ve been tattooing roughly 22 years. How did tattooing come about for you and when and where did this happen? I first got introduced

Sailor Jerry’s Birthday To Be Commemorated With Free Tattoos

Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum Company and Chicago Tattoo Company:  An authentic birthday celebration will be held Saturday, January 14th to commemorate what would have been the 101st birthday of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, the father of American tattooing. To mark the occasion, Sailor Jerry Rum Co. will offer 101 complimentary

Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman, Episode II (VIDEO)

Here is just one extraordinary example of our collective creative potential when it's put into motion! This is Marcus' contribution to our community. If you really 'get it' and want to help Marcus make more or spread the word, link The Gypsy Gentleman to your own site and blog.  These

Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #29 Tim Lehi Teaser Video (Pre-Order Now Available)

Hello friends, followers and supporters, We are happy to announce that the 2012 New Year issue of TAM featuring Tim Lehi, Jondix and Jason McAfee is now available for pre-order. Please click on link to reserve your copy today: http://tattooartistmagazine.myshopify.com/ [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwPga1DWvKo&w=560&h=315]   8489

Daniel Albrigo: Interview With Musical Guru “Knick” of Bro Safari (VIDEO)

By Daniel Albrigo Over the last couple of years, my musical interests have changed, like they have many times over the course of my life and career. A few years ago I was listening to mostly Reggae, Dancehall and tropically influenced music. After a while, this led right back into my interest

Jason Lambert: How Old Is Your Old-School?

By Jason Lambert If you hang around a tattoo shop long enough the chances are that you will hear a tattooer complain that tattooing is no longer as good as it was "in the old days." One of the most common gripes along these lines is that people "these days" don't

For the Record: Sailor Jack Cripe (1918-1992)

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Sailor Jack Cripe was born in 1918 but very little of his early history is known. Once in show business he worked as a tattooist, tattoo attraction and banner painter and dabbled with sword swallowing and knife throwing. Cripe left the show business world for 13 years and sailed as

Crystal Morey: Baku, The Nightmare Eater

By Crystal Morey Going to start the New Year off with a benevolent creature and a personal favorite, the Baku. Unlike the more devious Kappa, Baku come to the aid of those who suffer from nightmares or bad dreams, and supposedly they devour the evil spirit or creatures responsible for the

Dan Henk: Haters

By Dan Henk I remember when I was 13. I had just gotten out of my Huey Lewis and The News, Tears For Fears, juvenile musical tastes. I was now into “hair metal.” Ratt. Quiet Riot. Def Leppard. I thought that stuff was so much cooler, and couldn't believe I'd liked

Ollie XXX: Why Are We Relying on Other People?

By Ollie XXX Lately I've been hearing all sorts of talk about people coming into tattooing and profiting off our industry, without actually being tattooers or being involved in it in any way. After a few years of this, I've come to wonder… Why are we relying on other people? Do

Molly Skobba: In Japan With Horikiku (Part I)

By Molly Skobba  I briefly met Horikiku at the Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts last October, and first got to witness him in action. I didn’t get to see a finished piece in person at the convention, the weekend was just too crazy, and so I was super stoked

For the Record: Pigment and Mixing Colors

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Pigment In the beginning, all tattoos were done in black. Once the caveman had fire, they had soot, that when mixed with water turned into a pigment that could be pushed into the skin. Henry Ford’s comment about his Model-T comes to mind, “You could get it in

Rollo & Me Comic #9

The “Rollo & Me” strip is a series of stories told by Keith Underwood and illustrated by Dan Henk which appear regularly in Tattoo Artist Magazine. They chronicle Keith’s experiences living with and working alongside one of tattooing’s greatest icons of the 20th century- Mike ‘Rollo Banks’ Malone. Mike departed