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In the last 20 years dotwork tattooing has grown into a uniquely recognizable style, since specializing in this area I've been interviewed many times by tattoo magazines about it's ancestry, origin and key influencers.
Dotwork itself echo's an artistic drawing style called pointillism
which solely utilizes dots to build up
Thinking about attending your first tattoo convention? Here are some suggestions for getting the most out of your convention experience, and a few warnings to consider before you go.
The very best tattoo conventions in my experience, (for fans and pros alike), are those hosted by actual tattooers. I've been involved
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Tattoo Artist Magazine #40 Features:
Kate Hellenbrand, Godmother of American Tattooing: Get a revealing history lesson with Shanghai Kate, including the problems women face in the world of tattooing, such as misogyny & elitism, and dating way
Zeke Owen has been a tremendous mentor and long-time friend to both my late mother and I, and I’ve started a personal mission to put a smile on his face every day from here on out. I’m asking for help from the community to give back to someone who put
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Before Christian Warlich (1891–1964) became the most
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Excerpt: "Most in the industry have a fondness for some of the old timers. The Sailor Jerry's and Brooklyn Blackie's. But the field went through a resurgence in the late '90's, and it's a whole different ball game now. You have styles ranging from the ultra clean traditional of Steve
I recently had my friend Ben Grillo come visit to hang out and make some tattoos. Most of you may know Ben for his incredibly detailed single-needle masterpieces, and I thought it would be fun to do a little TAM Blog interview with Ben...
HT: How long have you been
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One of the most common questions I get, is people asking how to get ahead. To become well known. How to “make it”. The vast majority seem to think there's a simple trick to it. An avenue you take, a person you need to know, that sort of thing.
Con't from Part 1: - We cannot show his Nikolai's face, remember, as he fears for his life by talking about the Russian underground, while inside he had a relatively comfortable experience, tattooing the big bosses and the upper echelon of criminals. Though he was able to live a better
Russian criminal tattoos were originally simple and decorative, with no real meaning to them. Later on, they were regarded more seriously when tattooed people, bearing symbols of strength on their bodies, started claiming leadership. Tattoos then became a kind of secret language because criminals needed a form of communication both
- Prominent hand-tap tattoo artist Fade FX is heading into the heart of the jungle with film maker Tom J. Kelly to document the Culture & Tattoos of the Iban Tribe, and also to talk with them about the illegal logging decimating their culture. The team found funding from within
[divider] My journey began 3 weeks before my 40th birthday. I scheduled a mammogram because in my opinion, I have medical insurance and when you turn 40 as a woman and you have children, it is important to take care of yourself so you can be around to see your children