Dotwork Tattoos: style & technique

by Fade FX- 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

The Pros & Cons of Tattoo Conventions

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

TAM Is Back With Issue#40 Release!

TAM #40!!! Pick up the next installment of the popular Tattoo Artist Magazine collection here!  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

Pre-Order: Tattooist Karl Finke (1866-1935)

If you're a fan of vintage tattoos, tattoo history and tattoo books we invite you to Pre-order this new volume of never-before-seen classic tattoo flash by German tattooist Karl Finke. Advance copies can be ordered before July 31st here: [button color="green" size="medium" link="https://www.startnext.com/en/buch-no-3" target="blank" ]Pre-Order[/button] Before Christian Warlich (1891–1964) became the most

20 New masterpieces by the Blackworkers Group

Blackworkers are tattooists who specialize in tattoos using only black ink, but in unique and versatile ways, creating a style all their own. These are some of the best in the world and their followings are growing by the week! PLEASE pay a visit to them and FOLLOW their Instagrams

Success is not what you think it is, by Dan Henk

[divider] 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.   Well there

Part 2: Nikolai, Russian Prison Tattoo Artist

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 Prison Tattoo Artist, Nikolai: pt1

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

Tattooing in the heart of the jungle: Borneo Movie Blog pt1, by Fade FX

- 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

Post-Mastectomy tattoos: “I wish I could walk around topless” by Reina

[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