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Archive for November, 2012

Dave Waugh: Vintage Tattoo Flyers

By Dave Waugh

Wow. I went digging through a box of old papers and drawings and found something long forgotten… (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Alex Trufant
Trufant Bros. Tattoo
San Angelo, TX


Victor Farinelli: Ink Master Review (Episode 6)

By Victor Farinelli 
Let’s celebrate the land of the free, home of the brave with GUNS! Sorta like banjos, only different. Episode VI was “all about attention to detail,” Dave Navarro emphasized. For the flash challenge, the contestants had to carve an image into the stock of a gun. Guns owned by real, meat-eating, beer-bellied, heart-diseased ‘Mericans! Where’s my Rascal scooter? (more…)


NEW Tony Hundahl Sketch Book Presented by Tattoo Artist Magazine


Tattoo Artist Magazine (TAM)
presents its newest publication: Line Drawings By Tony Hundahl. The book is 8.5 x 11, spiral bound, 100 pages with over 400 drawings on heavy weight paper. The book can only be purchased on the TAM eBay store: http://ow.ly/ffWp0

OR… Click here http://tattooartistmagazine.myshopify.com/password if you would like to get an artist password to our online Pro Store, with access to more cool stuff ONLY for professional tattooers!

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

By Paul Dobleman: Once again! Yes you know… Assholes happen! Here is the winner for October!!! (more…)


Victor Policheri London Tattoo Convention Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley
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True South Fundraiser in Hollywood on Nov 11th

Courtesy of True South: True Tattoo and friends will be hosting a charity benefit for our friends Turbo, Ben, Rob and families on 11/11/12 at 8 p.m. at True Tattoo in Hollywood, CA

The event will include raffle items, a live auction, gifts and more from Tim Hendricks, Chad Ramsay, Tim Beck, Ron Meyers Greywash, Krooked Ken, Nick Colella, Bell Helmets and others. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief as well.

Visit True South Relief Fund for more info at www.Truesouth222.org.

Please repost and share this event with your friends and family!


Liorcifer London Tattoo Convention Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)


Video by Luke Holley
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The Professional Tattoo Studio Safety Coalition of Pennsylvania

By Landon Lewis
On October 21st, 2012 40 professional tattoo artists, body piercers and studio owners convened in Harrisburg, PA for a think tank gathering. The catalyst for the meeting was the auditor general’s recent announcement which proposes state legislation for tattoo studios. We were motivated to share ideas, thoughts and concerns about the status of our trade in our state…  (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Andre Cheko
Website
Off the Map Tattoo Easthampton, MA
Hourglass Tattoo Boston, MA


Vice: Tattoo Age Valerie Vargas Bonus Footage (VIDEO)

While we’re waiting for the premiere of Tattoo Age’s Thom DeVita killer episode, we just released some Valerie Vargas Bonus Footage. Vargas takes us to meet the legendary English tattooer Lal Hardy who has been tattooing since 1975 and is generally considered to be one of the people who elevated tattooing in the UK in the 1980s.

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Just Eat It: Savory Pumpkin Pie

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 the certain items I see in the grocery store or farmer’s market.

Sometimes I fail at the outcome of what I’m making and sometimes I succeed. I just like to try new things and expand my horizons when it comes to testing new ingredients or cooking methods. James, my husband is a great guinea pig. He will generally eat whatever I make and is honest about how the food tastes. Unlike James, I myself am much more critical about how my food turns out. (more…)


Victor Farinelli: Ink Master Review (Episode 5)

By Victor Farinelli 
Before I get started on the recap, I want to rattle some cages. There is some gab on the inter-webs about the contestants on Ink Master “stealing” tattoos from other artists. Don’t know if it is true or not, but some interesting tidbit came to my awareness that is kinda funny. Not funny: “ha-ha,” I mean funny “hmmmm.”

On Episode IV, Trey “Big Daddy” Benham did a piston with flames on his client’s arm for the new school challenge. It was a decent tattoo, one of the better ones I have seen of that kind of idea. Well, buzz-buzz, the inter-webs start throwing around the suggestion that this was actually taken, almost exactly, from a tattoo that was done by one of last year’s contestants, Jeremy Miller. So like the old “You Make the Call” segment on Monday Night Football… well, yeah; you make the call…  (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Curt Baer
Championship Tattoo
Redding, CA


Crystal Morey: William Thidemann Interview

By Crystal Morey
I just spent a couple weeks in Colorado, participating in the Paradise Gathering giving seminars and at Kaze Gallery in Denver, and I got a chance to sit down with one of Kaze’s owners William Thidemann. I love talking to William. His world is wonderfully black and white and he filters it through a well thought out canon of ethics that centers on respect and hard work. It is incredibly refreshing to come home to the states and find that it isn’t all reality TV and triple Big Gulps, there are still people there working to improve their lot and who inspire growth in those around them. William’s demeanor impressed me… his door seemed to be open to anyone who comes in earnest, be it a hot mess needing to cover up her old lover inspired tattoos, or younger tattooers looking for help with compositions and design. He was like minor royalty… ha-ha, like a duke. The Duke of Denver! But seriously I appreciate his pragmatic view of the world and his steadfast dedication to the code he lives by. Interviewing him was a treat… (more…)


Jess Yen London Tattoo Convention Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)


Video by Luke Holley

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*NEW* Scott Harrison Paintings Available


All paintings are unframed, ink on paper unless otherwise noted, prices include domestic shipping and handling, payment can be made through PayPal or money order. E-mail me with the E-mail address at which you’d prefer to receive the PayPal money request or to reserve the painting until I receive the money order. Paintings are sold on a first e-mail, first served basis… headbandbrothers@hotmail.com (more…)


Taki and Molly Kitamura: Joshua David

By Molly and Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura 
Josh David is one of the most good-hearted guys you’ll ever meet. And his tattoos ain’t too bad either, hee-hee! Having just moved to California from Ohio, he is building up a wide clientele by working at two remarkable shops, Garage Ink in Napa Valley and State of Grace in San Jose(more…)


News: Upcoming Book Releases From The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum

The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum aims to be the home for the art and history of worldwide skin culture. Located in two 19th-century villas, it houses an extensive permanent exhibition about the tattooing of yesterday, today and tomorrow in all its aspects and forms.

Check out the museum’s upcoming book releases and catalog here: http://issuu.com/kitpublishers/docs/brochure_atmpublishing (more…)


Dawn Cooke: Ask Not What Your Culture Can Do For You, But What Can You Do For Your Culture

By Dawn Cooke
I have been thinking lately about how important it is to support the culture and community of tattooing. It seems like a no-brainer, but I noticed that it doesn’t seem like people have any real criteria for the support they do give. It’s almost like people have an odd biased that is based on a “what can I get out of this” attitude. This makes sense since we have such a capitalist environment at play…  (more…)


Stewart Robson London Tattoo Convention Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley

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