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Archive for February, 2013

Dawn Cooke: Jesse Stark Fundraiser


By Dawn Cooke
Let me tell you a little story about Jesse Stark. Jesse starting tattooing as a young man and like most of us had to struggle to learn the craft of tattooing. Jesse worked in Detroit for a while. When I say he worked in Detroit I mean in the city not the suburbs. He was shot at one too many times there and he left to work in the safer community of Ann Arbor… (more…)


Just Eat It: Winter Pasta Bowl

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…)


Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Update: New Pop-Up Store Opening

atm-logoDear Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Supporters & Blue Boners,
Thanks to your support we are happy to announce the opening of a new pop-up store by the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum on the 28th of February. You’re most welcome to attend this event from 4-7 pm at the van Woustraat 78 in Amsterdam. In the shop we sell a wide range of tattoo (related) books and gifts and Henk Schiffmacher, Danny Boy, Chris Danley and Yushi Takei will be tattooing here as well. Of course we will host a bunch of great guest artists like we did in the old museum… (more…)


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Tattoos By Gordie Jones
Inksmith & Rogers
Jacksonville, FL
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Keet D’Arms Austin Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley

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Tattoos By Dr. Claw
Diamond Club Tattoo Studio
San Francisco, CA
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Paul Booth’s Last Rites Gallery Presents: Yoko d’Holbachie

INTHEDARK_WebLast Rites Gallery: What is your earliest memory of picking up a paintbrush? Tell us a little more about it.

Yoko d’Holbachie: I attended a painting class run by an American couple when I was 3 years old. I drew monsters, ghosts and snails with a shell full of eye balls often.

Last Rites Gallery: What does In the Dark mean and why did you choose it for your exhibition at Last Rites Gallery?

Yoko d’Holbachie: I loved the gallery’s space coronation for the dark art, when I visited the Last Rites Gallery. It inspired me for new painting idea that the beautifully glowing critters in the gloom. What I wanted to paint for this exhibition is actually the gleam in the dark, not the dark.

Last Rites Gallery: Please tell us a little bit more on why you paid tribute to contemporary and classical mythologies in some of your pieces? (Ayida Weddo, Hatmehit, Gorgon?)

Yoko d’Holbachie: My critters in my painting had been living inside of me. They have no name. I borrow the stories from various kind of mythologies, when I give a birth to my critters and the story suits to them. Those goddesses I like are not just having super power but also evil, angelic, humanistic, and a mother…

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Just Eat It: Pumpkin Bread

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…)


Derek Noble Austin Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley

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Tattoos By Harley Goodson
No Regrets Tattoo Parlor
Tempe, AZ
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Paul Booth’s Last Rites Gallery Presents: Alexandra Manukyan (VIDEO)

Last Rites Gallery’s NEW Video Interview Series brings you into the conversation with the best artists of dark surrealism…

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Tattoos By Hector Fong
Tattoo 13
Oakland, CA
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Joey Ortega Austin Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley

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Tattoos By Kurt Gardiner
http://kurtgardiner.blogspot.com/
http://kgart.yolasite.com/
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Debra Yarian Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #33 Interview Preview

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(Interview by Dawn Cooke)

Dawn Cooke: What was your first tattoo?

Debra Yarian: I wish I could remember the name.  It was a name on an older Mexican man’s hands, at a flea market in Phoenix, Arizona.  We were on our way back to California and he had a step van there that he had converted into a tattoo shop.  At the time people would set up on the weekend and tattoo at this flea market.  I mean, Peter’s Tattoos – who was Peter Poulos, a legitimate shop – would set up at the flea market too…  (more…)