West Texas Tattoo Convention: On the Road from San Angelo, Texas

By John After a week-long stay in Austin, Texas (ATX) following the Star of Texas Convention, I jumped in a cargo van and drove out to the West Texas Tattoo Convention in San Angelo. It turned out that a few people from the ATX show also made the scary journey through the

Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival: On the Road from Austin, Texas

By John It happened as soon as I landed in Austin, Texas. Not the Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival- that would start the following day… however it didn’t take long to see some friendly faces, deep in the heart of Texas. I was posted up in baggage claim, doing my normal

Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein Talks About Tattoos, Rock Music and New Album, Sever The Wicked Hand

By Rose Riot I chat almost daily with my friend and rock aficionado Don creator of, The Great Southern Brainfart blog. He and I met while shooting at a concert in the summer and in a recent conversation he asked if I was going to cover Crowbar. I had heard of them,

Jason Tyler Grace, On the Road: Part I (Photos)

Last year I decided that I wanted to leave the States and try to travel around the world. I sold pretty much everything I owned and I have been traveling in South America for 11 months now. In the beginning I was traveling with a girl and was not as

The Geometric Tattoo Wizard – Thomas Hooper Article

Thomas Hooper is one of the most influential artists of our time. His application of sacred geometry and mandala styles, mixed with solid tattoo fundamentals and a virtually all-black palette on large-scale work has help ignite an entire movement in the tattoo world. Below is a short excerpt from Thomas'

Robert Ryan Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #23 (Photos)

Initiation: You enter the shop and auditory impressions hit you right away. The tattoo machine is humming it’s in a distinct key, the sound you are hearing took a long time for the person who is using the machine to figure out how to perfect. A good tuned machine will

Misfits Show Atlanta They Don’t Need Danzig to Rock the House (Photos)

By Rose Riot "To see or not to see... The Misfits...?” This is the question some of my friends asked themselves. Many of my friends saw the importance of seeing them, but there were others who said things like, “I don't see tribute bands.” I do what I want –and I wanted to

Mike Ness: Tattoo Artist Magazine Interview from Social Distortion, Lucero and Frank Turner Fall Tour (Photos)

By Crash At the start of last week I got a call from Jimmy Perlman, a tattooer comrade of mine that some of you probably know as a tour manager for various rock bands. Currently he's working with the band Lucero who, along with Frank Turner are opening up for Social Distortion

State of Grace Tattoo Convention, San Francisco: PART II

By Crash To continue with my list of highlights from the SF show… It’s always a treat seeing Thom deVita and, as usual, finding him in the hotel lobby every morning by 7a.m. (He and I are commonly the only people stirring at this hour). Sitting with Thom and listening to

State of Grace Tattoo Convention, San Francisco: PART I

By Crash: This has long been one of my favorite conventions each year and 2010 was better than ever. A million 'Thanks' to Horitaka and crew for doing such a fine job organizing and promoting the STATE OF GRACE show (as usual) and for taking such good care of TAM and