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Artist Spotlight – Jeff Zuck

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Jeff Zuck is a traditional tattoo artist with decades of professional tattooing experience who enjoys creating original designs that tend to have an unexpected twist. From colorful displays to black-and-grey masterpieces, if you’re looking for a practiced master of the art form to create a one-of-a-kind traditional tattoo then Jeff is the artist for you. That being said, Mr. Zuck is one of those artists who prefers to have his work speak for itself. So in keeping with that sentiment, we won’t get long winded and will leave you to enjoy the stunning gallery of Jeff Zuck’s work in peace. To see more badass work by Jeff Zuck and many others, check out TAM Issue 1! Ann Arbor, MI www.namebrandtattoo.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/jeffzuck/?hl=en Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Alex Binnie

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Alex Binnie got his first tattoo back in the 70s and started getting heavily tattooed in the 80s before he began tattooing towards the latter part of the decade. That means he has close to 30 years of tattooing experience under his belt! His experience and practiced expertise shows in every tattoo he designs and inks. He’s been the owner of Into You Tattoo & Piercing for longer than many shops have been around and continues to work out the London-based studio to this day. If you’re looking for an insanely talented and practiced hand to design and ink your next tattoo, you should seek out Alex Binnie. To see more badass work by Alex Binnie and many others, check out TAM Issue 12! alexbinnie.com binnieprint.bigcartel.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/abinniepaperandskin/?hl=en Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Tony Hundahl

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Tony Hundahl has been tattooing as a paid professional since 1998. He specializes in tattoos that feature a lot of bold imagery and movement while simultaneously being based off of traditional western and Japanese styles, although his unique flair could look a little new school-esque to the untrained eye. His number one goal for each of his tattoos is to create something powerful that will stand the test of time as best as it possibly can. You can take any idea to Tony and he’ll craft you a one-of-a-kind design you won’t see anywhere else, and if you’re given the chance to do so then we highly suggest you take advantage of it. To see more badass work by Tony Hundahl and many others, check out TAM Issue 14! Austin, TX rockofagestattoo.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/t_hundahl/?hl=en Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Juan Puente

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Having started tattooing in Orange County in 1992, Juan Puente has almost 25 years of tattooing experience. He currently works in San Francisco out of Black Heart Tattoo, which was founded back in 2004 and is the home of numerous highly talented artists. Juan primarily enjoys working with fine line black-and-grey and bold traditional tattoos but, as you’ll see in the gallery below, he’s quite eclectic and able to create any sort of tattoo design you may desire. If you have a chance to get a tattoo by this master of the industry, we highly suggest you take advantage of it. To see more badass work by Juan Puente and many others, check out TAM Issue 13!  San Francisco, California www.blackhearttattoosf.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/classicjuan/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/juan.puente.777 Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Jojo Ackermann

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Jojo Ackermann has been tattooing since 1992 and was in a street shop until recently moving to Ten Thousand Waves in Sherman Oaks, CA. As you’ll see from his work featured in the gallery below, Jojo doesn’t really specialize in any single tattooing style. He enjoys giving his clients the ability to customize their requests however they want and challenging himself to be able to create any sort of vision. That being said, he is a true artist and his least favorite types of tattoos are quotes and/or lengthy lettering designs. He also prefers to create original designs instead of simply recreating something someone saw on Pinterest or found on Google Images. In addition to tattooing, Jojo also paints and sells each of his paintings. He rarely makes prints, making each purchase a one-of-a-kind original, and he does paint by commission too.   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Andrés Acosta

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Andres Acosta began tattooing in Venezuela in 2009 before moving to Houston in 2010 to pursue a professional career as a tattoo artist. While he may have only been tattooing for seven years, he’s been an artist his entire life, which is why his artwork is leagues ahead of many other tattoo artists who’ve been in the industry for just as long as he had. He specializes in colorful realism and surrealism tattoos that are incredibly eye-catching and detailed. He’s easily one of the most talented tattoo artists in the world and, if possible, you should definitely try to have him add a piece to your collection. Austin, TX. www.acostattoo.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/acostattoo/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/acostattoo   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Cam Lamley

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Cam Lamley is an excellent tattoo artist in the middle of a major career shift. He’s been tattooing professionally for years but is currently in the process of opening his own shop – Tayport Tattoo Collective – in Tayport, Scotland. According to his Facebook page, which you can find a link for in this tattoo gallery post, the shop is incredibly close to being ready and will probably be open by the time many people see this. Lamley is a very talented black-and-grey realism artist. Anyone looking to get a tattoo in Scotland by one of the best tattoo artists in the business should definitely seek out Tayport Tattoo Collective and Cam Lamley. Scotland, UK IG – https://www.instagram.com/camlamleytattoo/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/Cammythekidlamley Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Marcin Aleksander Surowiec

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Marcin Aleksander Surowiec is professional tattoo artist who works out of Warsaw, Poland and specializes in… well, that’s a little difficult to explain. Some people would say that he primarily works in surrealism, but we’re not so sure that’s an accurate way to describe Marcin’s unique tattoo design style. That’s why we’re not going to categorize him. Granted, we don’t want to categorize anyone, but genre titles tend to make it easier for us to describe a tattoo artist’s particular style. This is one of those moments where nothing would do the artist justice though. We highly suggest you check out the gallery below and come to your own conclusion. Regardless what you conclude though, he’s undoubtedly a highly talented artist. Warsaw, Poland IG – https://www.instagram.com/surowiec/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/rawtattoo Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Dmitry Chernov

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Dmitry Chernov is a Russian tattoo artist who specializes in neo-traditional tattoos. He works at Berger Tattoo & Piercing in Voronezh, Russia and enjoys creating abstract, eye-catching, high-quality tattoos for people from around the world. Getting a tattoo by Dmitry ensures your tattoo design will come out looking fantastic and one-of-kind. If you ever find yourself in Russia looking for a master artist with colored ink, Dmitry should definitely be on your list of artists to check out. Moscow IG – https://www.instagram.com/xdimtattoox/?hl=en https://new.vk.com/dimtattoo Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Myles Vear

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Myles Vear is a highly talented tattoo artist who works out of Cloak and Dagger Tattoo Parlour in London. He specializes in his own unique spin of neo-traditional tattoos that add a hint of new school to the designs to make them a nice blend of both worlds, taking everything eye-catching of the new techniques and inks now usable in today’s modern age while still keeping each tattoo imbued with a traditional feel. His designs are very clean, utilizing bold lines and colors with precise purpose to recreate the vivid picture in his head on each client’s epidermis. If you’re in London, we highly suggest looking him up for your next new tattoo. London IG – https://www.instagram.com/myles_veartattoo/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/mylesv?fref=ts Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Max Celli

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Max Celli is an Italian tattoos artist who specializes in neo-traditional tattoos. He uses new age techniques and inks to give traditional tattoo design styles a fresh new look, bringing them into the 21st century with style and a level of quality that so few tattoos had back in the day. That being said, Max is no stranger to other tattoo styles and is just as good at them as he is with neo-traditional designs. In the gallery below you’ll see hints of new school tattoos and a badass black-and-grey realism design, which show the depth of his ability and should assure anyone who gets a tattoo drawn by Max that they’ve hired a very talented professional. Rimini, Italy IG – https://www.instagram.com/maxcellitattooer/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/maxcellitattooer/?fref=ts Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Milker Cordova

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Milker Cordova is a highly talented Venezuelan tattoo artist who works out of Elite Tattoo Studio in Caracas, Venezuela. He specializes in realism tattoos but isn’t a stranger to most abstract or cartoony work either. He’s able to bring any crazy idea you have to life and make it look so real you might think he’s actually seen the crazy creation of your dreams (or nightmares). He’s well versed at covering poor tattoos with insanely beautiful professional designs. If you have a tattoo you want to cover with something better, he’s definitely a top contender to work with. If you find yourself in Caracas, we highly suggest getting a tattoo by this master craftsman. Elite Tattoo Studio Caracas, Venezuela IG – https://www.instagram.com/milkercordova/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/milker.cordova Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Koray Karagözler

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Koray Karagözler is a professional tattoo artist who specializes in watercolor tattoos. He works out of Turkey and imbues each tattoo design he works on with so much color and energy that we’re sure everyone checking out the gallery of his work below will be incredibly impressed. He doesn’t just create your traditional watercolor tattoos either. Koray excels at incorporating a variety of other styles with watercolors in order to make each design that much more special and unique. If you’re looking for a colorful watercolor tattoo, you should definitely try to get it done by this master of the craft. Turkey IG – https://www.instagram.com/koray_karagozler/?hl=en FB – www.facebook.com/koray.karagozler Read More »

What are Stick and Poke Tattoos?

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Stick and poke tattoos are essentially jail tattoos. They’re unregulated tattoos people apply to each other by using any needle-like tool they can get their hands to stick and poke ink into someone else’s skin. That’s why most stick and poke tattoos look like shit. They’re crafted by people who have no experience tattooing whatsoever using the most basic instruments possible. Many people use ink they get out of everyday office pens to apply stick and poke tattoos. We’re not quite sure why they’ve become so popular in recent years. For the most part, stick and poke tattoos are terrible and should be avoided at all costs. The quality of the tattoos in the gallery below should be all the evidence you need to avoid stick and poke tattoos like the plague. Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Soma Zöld

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Soma Zöld has been drawing and painting his entire life, and was even taught by the Hungarian painter Mihály Bakonyi in his youth. By the end of high school Soma began taking a serious interest in tattooing and found himself working at Stinger’s Tattoo in Budapest shortly after finishing school. He’s been professionally tattooing since 2008 and has enjoyed pushing his artistic limits in the industry ever since. He doesn’t specialize in any particular form but enjoys crafting colorful realism tattoos most. If you find yourself looking for a new tattoo in Budapest, you should definitely look up Soma Zöld immediately. Budapest, Hungary IG – https://www.instagram.com/soma_tattooart/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/somatattooart/?fref=ts Read More »