INKED Magazine: Keith Underwood

Courtesy of Inked Magazine: Story by Charlie Connell. Photography by Sarah Lim For centuries people have said that idle hands are the devil’s workshop, meaning that when people are left with nothing to do they turn to vice. When the phrase was coined in medieval England, no one imagined that tattooing

Sailor Jerry Day Twitter Rewteet Contest

Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum Company: On June 12, 2012, we're raising a glass to Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins to commemorate his passing in 1973. As the undisputed father of the old-school tattoo, he inked his iconic images on fellow sailors. He penned poetry, hosted radio programs, and sailed the

Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium

TAM: We would like to introduce a new blogger to the TAM Family, Carl Zimmer. Zimmer is a blogger and writer for both The New York Times and Discover Magazine, which also hosts his blog, The Loom.  Zimmer writes on a wide range of scientific topics, including tattooing. He is the author

Tattoo Expo Napoli 2012 Preview

The 9th edition of Tattoo Expo Napoli is arriving, the big summer event in Naples (Italy) dedicated to the world of body art, culture and much more. The Expo, organized by the Cultural Association Napolindelebile and Micromutazioni in the huge spaces of Mostra d'Oltremare in Naples, this time will host

Max Dolberg: All Things Come To Pass (VIDEO)

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/42635761 w=600&h=400]   By Max Dolberg My collaborator and good friend Adrian Lee has been growing dreads since we first met in 1995. In the intervening 17 years, Adrian’s locks had grown to past his knees and despite their strange power to attract nubiles like moths to a flame, the head

Just Eat It: Asian Meatball Skewers Appetizer With Cilantro Lime Dressing

By Stiff My inspiration for cooking can come from a variety of things. Sometimes I get inspired by having a dish from a restaurant that I’ve never had before and try to replicate it at home. Sometimes inspiration comes from recipes I may see on television. I mostly get inspired by

NIck Baxter: The Autopsy Art Opening at Last Rites Gallery

On May 26th, 2012 Last Rites Gallery presents The Apostasy, new works by Nick Baxter, in what will be his second solo show at the gallery. Nick Baxter's technically demanding painting style dwells somewhere in between traditional sharp-focus still life and modern photorealist styles, while bringing in elements of symbolism and

Owen Williams: Crystal Morey Interview

By Owen Williams Anyone who has been to a tattoo convention of late, from Milan to Sydney may not have actually seen, but definitely would have heard the whirlwind that is Crystal Morey. Usually holding court at the Gomineko Books stall (an invaluable source of Japanese tattoo culture reference and hard-to-find,

For The Record: Coney Island

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: It was nice to read recently that Coney Island, USA located at 1208 Surf Avenue has been declared a New York City landmark. It was January of 2011 that the Coney Island’s Landmark Preservation Commission made its decision to protect this early 20th century building, now decorated

Larry Brogan: Developing a Style

By Larry Brogan Courtesy of Tattoo Road Trip: Every artist wants to be recognized for their art and they want it to stand out among all others as distinctively their own. In the world of tattooing, you will find many artists whose work is as recognizable as their names, such as Guy

Just Eat It: Sausage Gravy on Toast

By Stiff My inspiration for cooking can come from a variety of things. Sometimes I get inspired by having a dish from a restaurant that I’ve never had before and try to replicate it at home. Sometimes inspiration comes from recipes I may see on television. I mostly get inspired by

Rose Riot: Royal Thunder Album Review

By Rose Riot  Every year at the new year, I publish a list of my favorite rock shows for the previous year. This year, I titled my list, "I didn't see it coming." It was my top five live shows that I didn't expect to love and did. On that list

Nick Baxter: Realism Techniques II

By Nick Baxter After recently finishing my newest series of paintings for my show in May/June at Last Rites Gallery, I had a chance to revisit an experimental painting I'd started this past summer while attending a workshop by my friend Jeff Gogué, a phenomenal painter and tattoo artist in Grant's Pass, OR... 9812

Dave Allen: Kannon, Goddess of Mercy Art Show & Auction

By Dave Allen Last year's devastating tsunami and earthquake in Japan deeply affected everyone in our industry. It would be hard not to be. More than 20,000 dead and 100,000’s left rebuilding. As a community we banded together and raised money for relief efforts. After a full year it is still

Crash: I Saw Galaxies! (VIDEO)

By Crash At the suggestion of so many tattooers and friends out there, (who I HOPE will step up now and get involved) we are going to do some experimenting with expanding the scope of the TAM Blog and invite folks to make it more personal, more cultural and