Coastline Tattoo Seeks Grant to Support Community Art

Coastline Tattoo is involved in a co-owned gallery space called Helltown Workshop, also in Provincetown at 237 Commercial street inside Whaler's Wharf. Kris Smith, the owner of Coastline, works with four other local artists to bring art from the community that doesn't necessarily get shown in the other more traditional

Durb Morrison: Tattoo Artists, Loosen Your Belts While You Are Tattooing!

By Durb Morrison I have been tattooing for 22 years of my life currently and have tattooed nearly everyday over the last two decades. Throughout my career, I’ve had many of the common physical discomforts that us tattoo artists get like back aching all the time, forearm pain, numbness in my

Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part VI)

Conclusion: New Horizons So what would our society look like if everyone wholeheartedly explored their personal limits, found their edges, played with them, gracefully forgave themselves for inevitable shortcomings and learned to remain steadfast in that shaky, uncertain, sometimes excruciating inner territory? My guess is that the resulting paradigm shift would

TATTOO ARTISTS: Sign up now for the NEW Tattoo Artist Magazine Directory App

We have exciting news to share! It's official: The Tattoo Artist Magazine Directory app is here! We have worked diligently to create an app unlike any other, one that will highlight you, your work and your shop in the public eye, while simultaneously educating clients about quality tattoo work by exposing

Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part V)

Down the Road Living with these concepts begins to have another, more subtle transformative effect: you begin to embrace doing things now for the benefits you’ll reap later, like an expert chess player who thinks 5 moves in advance. Lifting weights once doesn’t guarantee an Olympian’s physique, nor does one meditation

Jeff Gogué: Tattoo Expo Napoli, What An Experience…

By Jeff Gogué When I first agreed to attend the tattoo expo in Napoli, Italy... Honestly, I had doubts I would make it. It would be my third trip to Italy in less than a year. I, of course, am honored and grateful to be invited anywhere and would continuously be

Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part IV)

Going Against The Grain One important distinction becomes apparent sometime after embarking on a personal challenge program: that you are suddenly at odds with the prevailing cultural attitude of convenience and pleasure craving. Someone obsessed with meeting and mastering challenges easily develops a counterintuitive yet healthy relationship to discomfort. The uneasiness

Dan Henk: Sometimes The Old-Timers Are Right

By Dan Henk When I first started tattooing, the industry seemed to be breaking new ground. People like Guy Aitchison, Tom Renshaw and Aaron Caine were redefining what could be done with the form. It was an exciting time. I had been to art school, was doing album covers for bands,

Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part III)

Expanding the Circle A great way to picture all of this visually is to represent yourself or any person as a circle. Since a circle has no beginning or end, and no corners, openings or angles, it’s perfect for representing the psychological concepts of wholeness and growth... 11948

Nicki Kasper: On The Road in Napoli, Italy (VIDEO)

By Nicki Kasper There are times in our lives that we’re blessed with real experiences, the kind of experiences that can change us if our eyes are open to them. If you sit quietly and observe… If you can really take in what’s going on around you and reflect on it

Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part II)

The Path Of Resistance Another way of explaining this practice is through the concept of physical resistance. All weight training, bodybuilding, and other fitness modalities are built upon this one inescapable law of physics. For example, a person’s muscles may reach failure and soreness after their first attempt at lifting a

Tim Hendricks: True South Relief Fund Benefit Hosted by True Tattoo

By Tim Hendricks Check it out everyone, True South Relief Fund will be holding a benefit on Saturday, July 28th at True Tattoo in Hollywood. Come on by and show your support for some good people who have been tragically struck on their motorbikes recently, it’ll be a good time and

Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part I)

By Nick Baxter Introduction: The Terrain Imagine walking a tightrope stretched high above the ground, a wire so taught and thin that to slip to either side would result in certain injury, like traversing the edge of a razor. Behind you lies the wreckage of your former limitations—no turning back! On the

‘Tattoo Nation’ Doc Gets Release Date

By Greg Kilday | The Hollywood Reporter Eric Schwartz's film, narrated by "Machete's" Danny Trejo, recounts the growth of Black and Grey tattoo art. D&E Entertainment has set Oct. 18 as the nationwide release date for Eric Schwartz’s Tattoo Nation, a documentary about Black and Grey tattoo art. The film is