Jason Lambert: Why Do Tattooers Hate Tattooing?

By Jason Lambert I guess that question is not exactly accurate, perhaps I should say "I think that most tattooers love their ideal of tattooing, but they hate the reality of tattooing." I like to ask the "why" questions, and I have found that the easy answer is seldom ever the

Matt Shamah Traveling To New York City

Courtesy of Analog Tattoo: Please support traveling tattooers... Matt Shamah will be making a rare trip to the east coast. Tattooing in New York City. April, 3rd-16th. 2012. For an appointment please email him at: shamah33@hotmail.com Thank you for your support.

Larry Brogan: How To Make Stencils with a Thermofax Machine

By Larry Brogan Courtesy of Tattoo Road Trip:  If your shop does not have a quality Thermofax copier, preferably a 3M, the old, super-heavy-duty kind, you are living in the dark ages and making life difficult for yourself. The best models to buy are 3M45, 3M4500 or 3M4550. If you are

Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III

Horiyoshi III art exhibition to open in London on March 21st, 2012 at the Somerset House. Meaning ‘heart, mind and spirit’ in Japanese, the concept of Kokoro underpins the Japanese culture and defines its people’s approach to all aspects of life. Described as a “living legend” by The New York Times,

(UPDATE) Hannya Mask Project: A Woman Scorned

By Anthony Iannucci: Over one year ago, a massive 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, birthing a devastating tsunami that had swept over the cities and farmland in the north-east part of the country and set off warnings as far away as the west coast of the USA

Sailor Jerry Airstream at MUSINK 2012

Story and Photos by Nate Igor Smith As I write this I am currently on a flight from Los Angeles  to New York City on my way home from shooting the Musink tattoo convention and music festival in Orange County, CA. I was out there working for Sailor Jerry and having

For the Record: Gib (Tatts) Thomas

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Gib Thomas, as the story is told, was born in New Orleans around the turn of the 20th century. Early on it was obvious that he had drawing talent, and at the tender age of 14 he left home to make his own way. Somewhere along

Molly Skobba: Drew Flores

Molly Skobba The minute Drew Flores started at State of Grace everyone knew he’d fit in just fine. He brought a breath of fresh air into the studio, adding to the repertoire and reputation of the already stellar State of Grace... 9429

Paul Dobleman: February’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman: Once again, many great stories. I chose this one because of its random simplicity and it was original compared to "I spit in my bosses face" type stories. So this asshole also wanted no photo of herself and to remain candid we will call her "Alex" Asshole of

Facade Art Show in San Francisco

Place Pigalle is pleased to announce the art exhibition "Facade." The opening reception will be held at Place Pigalle in Hayes Valley on Saturday, March 17th from 7pm to 11pm. "Facade" showcases fine art and tattoo talent and is curated by San Francisco artist Aaron Hodges. Aaron is interested in the