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Nil Marques Guest Spot

Hi there, sorry for the long blogging break, but i was in Japan for a while, so obviously i didn’t have a lot of shop stuff to post…
I did however take lots of pictures for my own blog and you’re very welcome to check them out, but be warned, they’re not very tattoo related at all!

Anyway, enough about me, here are some news that might interest you!
We have yet another guest on the way, and like the last one, it’s only a quick two day guest spot, so appointments are very limited.

Nil Marques from Spain is gonna be with us on May 13th and 14th, and if you’d like to book with him, hurry up and send an email with your ideas to conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com.
Check out his work below and get in touch!


Nil Marques Guest Spot

Hi there, sorry for the long blogging break, but i was in Japan for a while, so obviously i didn’t have a lot of shop stuff to post…
I did however take lots of pictures for my own blog and you’re very welcome to check them out, but be warned, they’re not very tattoo related at all!

Anyway, enough about me, here are some news that might interest you!
We have yet another guest on the way, and like the last one, it’s only a quick two day guest spot, so appointments are very limited.

Nil Marques from Spain is gonna be with us on May 13th and 14th, and if you’d like to book with him, hurry up and send an email with your ideas to conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com.
Check out his work below and get in touch!


Nil Marques Guest Spot

Hi there, sorry for the long blogging break, but i was in Japan for a while, so obviously i didn’t have a lot of shop stuff to post…
I did however take lots of pictures for my own blog and you’re very welcome to check them out, but be warned, they’re not very tattoo related at all!

Anyway, enough about me, here are some news that might interest you!
We have yet another guest on the way, and like the last one, it’s only a quick two day guest spot, so appointments are very limited.

Nil Marques from Spain is gonna be with us on May 13th and 14th, and if you’d like to book with him, hurry up and send an email with your ideas to conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com.
Check out his work below and get in touch!


Nil Marques Guest Spot

Hi there, sorry for the long blogging break, but i was in Japan for a while, so obviously i didn’t have a lot of shop stuff to post…
I did however take lots of pictures for my own blog and you’re very welcome to check them out, but be warned, they’re not very tattoo related at all!

Anyway, enough about me, here are some news that might interest you!
We have yet another guest on the way, and like the last one, it’s only a quick two day guest spot, so appointments are very limited.

Nil Marques from Spain is gonna be with us on May 13th and 14th, and if you’d like to book with him, hurry up and send an email with your ideas to conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com.
Check out his work below and get in touch!


Nil Marques Guest Spot

Hi there, sorry for the long blogging break, but i was in Japan for a while, so obviously i didn’t have a lot of shop stuff to post…
I did however take lots of pictures for my own blog and you’re very welcome to check them out, but be warned, they’re not very tattoo related at all!

Anyway, enough about me, here are some news that might interest you!
We have yet another guest on the way, and like the last one, it’s only a quick two day guest spot, so appointments are very limited.

Nil Marques from Spain is gonna be with us on May 13th and 14th, and if you’d like to book with him, hurry up and send an email with your ideas to conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com.
Check out his work below and get in touch!


Nil Marques Guest Spot

Hi there, sorry for the long blogging break, but i was in Japan for a while, so obviously i didn’t have a lot of shop stuff to post…
I did however take lots of pictures for my own blog and you’re very welcome to check them out, but be warned, they’re not very tattoo related at all!

Anyway, enough about me, here are some news that might interest you!
We have yet another guest on the way, and like the last one, it’s only a quick two day guest spot, so appointments are very limited.

Nil Marques from Spain is gonna be with us on May 13th and 14th, and if you’d like to book with him, hurry up and send an email with your ideas to conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com.
Check out his work below and get in touch!


Changing of the Guard

 

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It is with excitement and purpose that I start as the new Editor-in-Chief of Tattoo Artist Magazine. First and foremost, I am committed to continuing the culture of excellence and quality of TAM as admirably lead by outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Crash. I recognize the importance of TAM to our community & cultural progress and envision clear potential for continued growth and innovation. In conjunction with editing every issue of TAM, I also have a vision of further integrating TAM into the hands of avid tattoo collectors and artists, fully mining the educational format of TAM to better serve artists, collectors, readers and our society as a whole.

The “changing of the guard” at TAM will bring a new perspective to the magazine. With this change comes a shift in editorial emphasis to make TAM the world’s primary outlet for tattoo culture, tattoo education and tattoo art more relevant to our industry than any other magazine in our field. As the new Editor, my aim will be to increase the availability of important articles, artists, values, social and artistic advancements in our industry.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with me, I have been with TAM since it’s inception 11 years ago. Unlike Crash, I am not a tattoo artist, but have paid my dues within the industry for well over a decade. I know the ins and outs of everything tattoo and tattoo related. I am eager to start this position and see where I can help carry TAM into the future.

I invite each and every one of you who has any questions or concerns about the future of TAM and our craft to please email me to discuss our shared future and what we can build together.

You may reach me at: kent@tattooartistmagazine.com

- Kent

 


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Heartbeat Ink with Jondix

Photos and Interview by Ino Mei

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Jondix spoke exclusively to HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine about his initiation into tattooing, his past as a tattoo nerd, the first tattoo he ever did; at Tas Danazoglou’s neck, his experience in Greece while been Mike the Athens’apprentice and the issue of copying in Dotwork, which he characterizes as “embarrassing”.

What is your actual name? How did the name Jondix come up and what does it mean?

My name is Jondix, that’s who I am. Before Jondix, I was another person. My “baptism” made me the human I am now. During one of the art reunions I used to attend with my friends Ciruelo Cabral, Eva Blank, Heinrich and others, this name came up as a joke, but a year later when Ciruelo published a new book, he used it in the credits and I thought it was a sign and that’s how it started to affect me and change my mind in a more artistic way than before.

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Where you working as an architect in the past? When did you first come into contact with tattoos and how did you get involved with tattooing?

I never worked as an architect. in fact I didn’t even finish the university. After seven years I kinda quit… I needed money and I was into parties and guitars and Harleys and all the typical Mediterranean excess… I saw the first tattoos as a child on people from the army…badly done you know… and then in Boston I saw a good tattoo, a death reaper from Spider Web Tattoo and wanted it immediately. So at eighteen I started getting tattoos, like Steve Vai’s autograph and some stupid biomechs until Tas Danazoglou came to Barcelona and saved me…

Is it true that you were “discovered” by Tas Danazoglou? How did you meet him?

He came to a Barcelona Tattoo Convention and then stayed at the LTW tattoo shop in Barcelona for some years. I got many tattoos from him and we became friends. I was a tattoo nerd already, buying magazines and stuff… I got my first tattoo when I was eighteen, that’s twenty three years ago. There we no tattoo shops in Barcelona like there are today. I was going to tattoo conventions abroad just as a fan and even buying machines just for decoration purposes. Nobody did this in Barcelona, not even the established tattooists. So I knew who Tas was and I knew who Mike the Athens was from “Tattoo Planet” magazine and I wanted to get their more spiritual tattoos, as opposed to the trendy shiny stuff. Then one day on my birthday Tas came home and I played him “Resurrection” by Halford and he in return he showed me how to set up a machine and do a tattoo… and I ended up tattooing a bit on his neck that night…

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To read this full article, visit: http://heartbeatink.gr/en/columns-features/artists-studios-columns-features/jondix/#!prettyPhoto[]/0/


Uncle A booking!

Oh heey, happy first day of spring, you guys!
I don’t know what the weather is like in your part of the world, but here in Berlin, it’s fucking amazing.
So what better day to open up for booking once more, am i right?

Starting today, i am opening up for May and June, so if you would like to get tattooed by Uncle Allan during either of those months, email me at conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com.
As always, please include your ideas for the tattoo, relevant pictures, size and placement, budget if you have one, as well as your preferred dates.
There’s no time limit on this one, but i’d like to get both months booked up before i go on vacation in two weeks, so as a personal favor to me, please email right away, ok? Thanks!

Also, since there still seems to be a lot of confusion on the subject, i’d just like to point out that there is no waiting list anymore. It’s over, done.
I understand how that’s hard to grasp for some people, seeing how there used to be a rather long one for many years, but we decided a while back that it was too much of a hassle, so we ditched that whole system. So this is how it works now; whenever i do a post like this, it’s booking time, and that’s it.
No need to sign up anywhere, just keep your eyes on the blog!

Now send that email, and then go get yourself some ice cream, i’m sure you’ve earned it!

One finished…

… and one in progress!

Uncle A booking!

Oh heey, happy first day of spring, you guys!
I don’t know what the weather is like in your part of the world, but here in Berlin, it’s fucking amazing.
So what better day to open up for booking once more, am i right?

Starting today, i am opening up for May and June, so if you would like to get tattooed by Uncle Allan during either of those months, email me at conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com.
As always, please include your ideas for the tattoo, relevant pictures, size and placement, budget if you have one, as well as your preferred dates.
There’s no time limit on this one, but i’d like to get both months booked up before i go on vacation in two weeks, so as a personal favor to me, please email right away, ok? Thanks!

Also, since there still seems to be a lot of confusion on the subject, i’d just like to point out that there is no waiting list anymore. It’s over, done.
I understand how that’s hard to grasp for some people, seeing how there used to be a rather long one for many years, but we decided a while back that it was too much of a hassle, so we ditched that whole system. So this is how it works now; whenever i do a post like this, it’s booking time, and that’s it.
No need to sign up anywhere, just keep your eyes on the blog!

Now send that email, and then go get yourself some ice cream, i’m sure you’ve earned it!

One finished…

… and one in progress!

Uncle A booking!

Oh heey, happy first day of spring, you guys!
I don’t know what the weather is like in your part of the world, but here in Berlin, it’s fucking amazing.
So what better day to open up for booking once more, am i right?

Starting today, i am opening up for May and June, so if you would like to get tattooed by Uncle Allan during either of those months, email me at conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com.
As always, please include your ideas for the tattoo, relevant pictures, size and placement, budget if you have one, as well as your preferred dates.
There’s no time limit on this one, but i’d like to get both months booked up before i go on vacation in two weeks, so as a personal favor to me, please email right away, ok? Thanks!

Also, since there still seems to be a lot of confusion on the subject, i’d just like to point out that there is no waiting list anymore. It’s over, done.
I understand how that’s hard to grasp for some people, seeing how there used to be a rather long one for many years, but we decided a while back that it was too much of a hassle, so we ditched that whole system. So this is how it works now; whenever i do a post like this, it’s booking time, and that’s it.
No need to sign up anywhere, just keep your eyes on the blog!

Now send that email, and then go get yourself some ice cream, i’m sure you’ve earned it!

One finished…

… and one in progress!

Uncle A booking!

Oh heey, happy first day of spring, you guys!
I don’t know what the weather is like in your part of the world, but here in Berlin, it’s fucking amazing.
So what better day to open up for booking once more, am i right?

Starting today, i am opening up for May and June, so if you would like to get tattooed by Uncle Allan during either of those months, email me at conspiracyinctattoo@gmail.com.
As always, please include your ideas for the tattoo, relevant pictures, size and placement, budget if you have one, as well as your preferred dates.
There’s no time limit on this one, but i’d like to get both months booked up before i go on vacation in two weeks, so as a personal favor to me, please email right away, ok? Thanks!

Also, since there still seems to be a lot of confusion on the subject, i’d just like to point out that there is no waiting list anymore. It’s over, done.
I understand how that’s hard to grasp for some people, seeing how there used to be a rather long one for many years, but we decided a while back that it was too much of a hassle, so we ditched that whole system. So this is how it works now; whenever i do a post like this, it’s booking time, and that’s it.
No need to sign up anywhere, just keep your eyes on the blog!

Now send that email, and then go get yourself some ice cream, i’m sure you’ve earned it!

One finished…

… and one in progress!