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Archive for January, 2013

Photos of 19th-Century Tattooed Japanese Mail Runners

mail1By Alison Nastasi (Article originally appears at Flavorwire.com)
Who runs around wearing a loincloth, covered in tattoos, and delivers mail on a stick while managing not to look like an absolute fool? Japanese mail runners during the 19th century, that’s who — and they put modern bike messengers to shame. During the Edo period, tattoos became a popular form of art, and these guys are sporting some fantastic ink… (more…)


Just Eat It: Rigatoni and Meatball 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…)


Matt Howse Austin Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley

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Tattoos By Ryan Gagne
Classic Tattoo
Red Deer, Canada
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Guen Douglas: Flash or Not to Flash?

By Guen Douglas
The other day I posted a question on facebook asking about flash art. I’ve wanted to start compiling a glossary of tattoo terms for clients, but after Googling “flash art” and reading the Wikis and info on the subject I thought to ask my peers what they thought. I found most of the information contradicting and in my opinion, inaccurate…  (more…)


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Tattoos By Tattoo Rich
Instagram: @tattoorich
Waipahu, Hawaii
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Ishmael Johnson Austin Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)


Video by Luke Holley

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Tattoos By Roman Kuznetsov
Love Life Tattoo
Moscow, Russia
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True South Fundraiser: Performance by Ben Nichols (LUCERO) January 26th

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

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The magazine is live as of now, so feel free to share the news about TCM with your friends and followers. Thanks for everything!!! This is our chance to create a quality, educational media project TOGETHER for the masses! Support ALL the tattooers involved so far, and sign up to add YOUR VOICE to this community project to EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN & INSPIRE tattoo fans and enthusiasts worldwide.


Debra Yarian: Not My Gift To You

deb-yarian-5By Debra Yarian
We are constantly being asked by people, how either they or their family members can “get in to tattooing?” How they can obtain a license, open a shop, get a job and so-on and so-on and so-on.

In recent years I’ve had more and more people indignantly explain, that even though they or their relatives really want to become tattooists, nobody will teach them! This is often at our initial introduction…  (more…)


Just Eat It: BBQ Pulled Pork

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…)


Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (Love of Logic)

Carl 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. He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. When Zimmer asked on his blog how many scientists out there had tattoos, he was inundated with photo submissions and commentary, which he has collected into the neat book you can see and order below. It’s our pleasure to share some of them… (more…)


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Tattoos By Daniel Mirro
Red Rocket Tattoo (Manhattan)
New York, NY
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Adam Lauricella: Thom deVita Pop-Up Gallery Review

By Adam Lauricella
The “pop-up gallery” is a phenomenon that is refreshing yet pragmatic. It’s something doable for artists who may not have the resources to establish a long-standing art gallery yet, still show their work or the work of others. Often times these galleries take shape in empty spaces or open in unsuspecting locations that aren’t in use. The term pop-up gallery is loosely used to describe the event that went down the weekend of January 11-13, 2012 at Kings Avenue Tattoo(more…)


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Tattoos By Rember Orellena
Cat Tattoo
Dallas, TX
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Dawn Cooke: 15 Great Artists’ Pictures From Instagram

By Dawn Cooke
So I screen-shotted some of my favorite pictures from Intagram to share. My intention is to share some great work and give the artists every bit of the credit! I’m doing it to showcase what I consider to be some really great work. I hope you will all agree. One thing I want to make clear is that I am not trying to promote the idea of “stealing.” All artists are inspired by other artists. There’s a difference between being inspired and flat-out stealing. I think it’s important to know the difference. Most images in tattooing have been taken from other sources. It’s always good to know the source if you can, and try to be inspired by art outside of tattooing… and also by life and nature… (more…)


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Tattoos By Mikael de Poissy
Mikael Tattouage
Poissy, France
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Melissa Fusco: A Common Bond

melissa-fusco-0By Melissa Fusco
Welcome artists, collectors and spectators! I would like to first say ‘thank you’ to Tattoo Artist Magazine for inviting me to do a monthly contribution to their new TAM Blog. I am honored to be apart of this project and hope to help shed some new light on this dynamic industry from my perspective. I am writing to you in-flight from Denver, Colorado where I was visiting one of my resident studios, Godspeed Ink Tattoo located in Breckenridge, Colorado…  (more…)


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Tattoos By Jon Garber
Fifth Estate Tattoo
Gilbert, AZ
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Paul Dobleman: December’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman: 
I’d like to thank everyone who participated and sent in an asshole story, it’s been a fun year tattooing you assholes. Cheers to everyone who reads these, hope you like next year’s project… Psychedelic Stories!

The last asshole… December’s asshole of the month is Stuart…  (more…)


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Tattoos By Zuno
Electric Tattooing Viareggio
Italia
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Tattoo Culture Magazine: Launch Party Time

nicki-kasper-profile-1By Nicki Kasper
Oh what a night… The TCM launch party was more than any of us could have asked for. We wanted to celebrate all the work and effort we’ve put into this project and really blow it up for the people who showed up to support us. I think it’s safe to say that no one left disappointed…  (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Dave Voegeli
Ancient Art Tattoo
Virginia Beach, VA
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