Oliver Peck: Haters Gonna Hate

Oliver Peck haters gonna hate

By Oliver Peck(er) Crash: Everyone who knows O’Peck knows that he lives a rare sort of tattoo life, full of travel, adventure and goddamn great tattoos! He’s going to be sharing some of that with us... But before we even get going, I asked him to make a few comments on

JTG: On the Road in Amsterdam and Beyond

By JTG After my time at Royal Tattoo in Denmark I headed to Amsterdam and The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum just a week before Christmas. Amsterdam is that city where for the first time in my life I felt like I could have died from partying. This was years ago: I remember

Dan Henk: Ink Master

By Dan Henk So, let's talk about the new tattoo show, Ink Master. It was originally pitched to me (as I'm sure it was to several artists) by a lady named Lisa. She said, and this is an almost direct quote, “We have people on this show like Jeff Gouge and Guy

Mark “Tigger” Liddell’s Life Celebration

Courtesy of Mari Bell Bones: Mark "Tigger" Liddell was a true one-in-a-million man who lived life to its fullest! He was a Renaissance man with advanced degrees in some pretty serious topics yet always made time for decadence and debauchery on a grand scale. He was a man who is

Nick Baxter: Then, And Now

By Nick Baxter  The dawning of 2012 brought me to my parents’ house, an eclectic vortex of saved childhood possessions and weird emotional frequencies densely packed into a many-acred patch of wilderness falling off the eastern edge of the North American continent...  9836

Jennifer Valkyrie: Why Tattooers Love To Tattoo

By Jennifer Valkyrie I found a blog written by Jason Lambert a couple a weeks ago to be very interesting on why tattooers hate to tattoo. It certainly is an agreeable article and makes sense, but what I immediately thought to myself was the flip-side. Why do tattooers LOVE to tattoo...

Crystal Morey: Yotsuya Kaidan – The Story of Oiwa

By Crystal Morey This is one of the most famous Japanese ghost stories and a popular motif here in Japan for tattoos. There are many variations since it was first penned in the early 1800s but the essence of the story is the same. It is the story of Tamiya Lemon,

For The Record: Percy Waters Deluxe Machine

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Percy Waters was one of the great tattooists/suppliers in the history of our business. Over the years he produced machines with many different frame designs and in his catalog he offered a full line of supplies. Waters was an old-school supplier and the machines that he offered were set-up

Rollo & Me Comic #11

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

Molly Skobba: Si’I Liufau

By Molly Skobba Si’I Liufau, owner of A-Town Tattoo Studio, is part shark, part human and definitely a tattooer with talent. We spent time with Mr. Liufau in Hawaii; I think I might have mentioned him in my blog about Pacific Soul. Although he has not been tattooing as long as some

The First World Wide Traveling Tattoo Conference: Free Ticket Giveaway

By Gabe Ripley Guy Aitchison Seminar: "The Extra Mile Is Never Crowded- A Few Extra Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Stand Out" Included as part of the Worldwide Tattoo Conference educational program, $800 for 6 2-hour classes (see event description for more information).  Free ticket giveaway: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dENTeUV2QTJfdE1VMXBOMWo0S1JOclE6MQ 9662

Jeremy Justice: How To Build Your Own Record Player

By Jeremy Justice So you’ve got a few records and you want to delve into the vinyl hobby a little further. One place to start would be your turntable. There are an endless amount of options when choosing record players from $10-dollar yard sale finds to $250,000 ultra high-end reference turntables.

Guen Douglas: How To Avoid Tattoo Plagiarism

By Guen Douglas It's been so long since I've last written. so much has been going on in my life; a move from Amsterdam's Salon Serpent to Brighton's Magnum Opus and a couple of conventions back to back after the move (Brighton and Milan) have kept me busy. But I'm back with

Gunnar Gaylord: How to Improve Creativity, Growth and Confidence

By Gunnar Gaylord I recently posted a short list of rules on Instagram that I found to be helpful with my art. I received a lot of positive feedback and it seemed like something that people wanted to hear... Maybe even needed to hear. I know personally that after 15-plus years making