Signatures of the Soul – Tattooing Today: Video Project Fronted by Peter Fonda (1984)

Courtesy of NZ On Screen: We have just added to our website Signatures of the Soul, the 1984 documentary fronted by Peter Fonda (directed by New Zealander Geoff Steven) that tracks the art of tattooing from New Zealand, through Samoa and the East L.A. and San Francisco scenes (including interviews

Nick Baxter: Shapeshifting

By Nick Baxter  Or, The Transmutation of Artistic Critique. While reading Becoming Animal, a beautiful treatise on the sensual interaction between humans and the perceptual world around us written by David Abram, I came across a startling bit of truth that resonated with my visual artist's mindset...  10602

Sailor Jerry: Chris Trevino Hold Fast (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqNPLm3uOr8&w=560&h=315] Courtesy of Salior Jerry: Chris Trevino is an expert in traditional Japanese tattooing who earned the nickname "Horimana" after studying for five years under the legendary master Horiyoshi III. His elaborate, full-body representations of Asian symbology reminds us of the later works by Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins aka Horismoku.

Crystal Morey: Sandi Calistro Interview

By Crystal Morey I met Sandi Calistro in Montreal last year and was struck by how sweet she was and by how amazing her business cards were! I went back to my hotel and pulled up her website that night. For someone so young her portfolio is very strong and it

The Nikko Color Contest

Here's a contest for tattooists looking to share their realism work and also get the chance to win prizes that could help further their craft: The Nikko Color Contest is a collaboration between portrait phenom Nikko Hurtado, Sullen Clothing, Tattoo Artist Magazine and Fusion Tattoo Ink...  10619

Robert Atkinson Tattoo Artist Magazine #30 Article Preview

Interview By Jojo Ackermann Jojo Ackermann: I love pre-Internet how-to-make-it-work stories. It's putting the footwork in that makes you appreciate what you've got down the road. Robert Atkinson: I was a totally different game, man. It really was. But it wasn't until after the L.A. earthquake in '94 that I moved down

Canyon Webb: Motivation and Inspiration

By Canyon Webb Have you ever felt a lack of motivation or inspiration? Welcome to the world of an artist. An artist’s biggest battle is to stay inspired and motivated. Outside of the creative world this is a very normal emotion, one we tend to ignore when we’re filling our time

TAM: World Wide Tattoo Conference Review (VIDEO)

By Crash Some may recall my enthusiastic blog report last fall on the Paradise Tattoo Gathering... Well, I'm gonna do it again! The World Wide Tattoo Conference, brainchild of Italian tattoo artist Alex De Pase and co-hosted by Gabe Ripley and TattooNOW.com, is a new first in the tattoo world; a

Nick Baxter: Realism Techniques Part I

By Nick Baxter  This is the start of an occasional ongoing series on this blog where I'll be discussing the process and techniques of sharp-focus realism oil painting. Here's the evolution of the painting I began at my parents' house during a recent visit. The phases of development you see here represent

Dick Blick Will Pull Skin Candy Tattoo Ink Off Shelves

By John Dick Blick Art Materials announced on March 31, 2012 that they would no longer carry Skin Candy tattoo ink on the store's website. In a statement posted on the company's Facebook page Blick spokespeople said, "These inks will remain part of a short-run promotion in our retail stores that

Sean Herman: Krooked Ken (Part III)

By Sean Herman **EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the continuation of, Sean Herman: Krooked Ken (Part II)* Jason Reeder- What’s funny to me (and I actually talk to Sean about this a lot) is to hear you telling a story, and have the same story. You can have the people who burn their bridges

Sailor Jerry Rum to Open Hotel Street Venue in London

Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum Company: Sailor Jerry will open its very own London venue later this month bringing rum, clothing, music, film and the original art of tattoo master Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins to Soho. Opening on Thursday 19th April, Hotel Street at 120-125 Charing Cross Road is named

Oliver Peck: On the Road in Ireland at Allstar Tattoo

By Oliver Peck(er) Last week I continued my journey and went from Stockholm, Sweden to Limerick, Ireland to meet up with Ross Nagle and Dale Turner at Allstar Tattoo. Ross is one of my favorite tattooers and his business partner and shop manager Dale is a one-of-a-kind-guy, I love them both!

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Subscribe, renew or add to your Tattoo Artist Magazine subscription now for a chance to win one extra year's subscription to TAM and a copy of the amazing Bloodwork:Bodies book. Winner will be chosen by May 15th, 2012. (Contest is for tattooers only.) Click here to sign up: http://www.tattooartistmagazine.com/payment  10038

Larry Brogan: Detailed Hand Drawn Stencils

By Larry Brogan Courtesy of Tattoo Road Trip: In most tattooing, a quality job starts with a well-drawn stencil. Long gone are the days of acetate stencils that wipe off with one pass of a paper towel. Today, most of us rely on thermal spirit masters and a thermal copier or Hectograph