Photos of 19th-Century Tattooed Japanese Mail Runners

By 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

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

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.

True South Fundraiser: Performance by Ben Nichols (LUCERO) January 26th

Visit True South Relief Fund for more info at www.Truesouth222.org. Info updates on online auction: Instagram: @truesouth www.saltwatertattoo.com www.luckysupply.com For more on Woody visit: http://goldensaddlecyclery.com/?p=1588 Please repost and share this event with your friends and family!

Tattoo Culture Magazine NOW AVAILABLE!!!

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

Debra Yarian: Not My Gift To You

By 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

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

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

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