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Tattoo Stories Episode 3: Jack Rudy

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Amsterdam Tattoo Museum: Two-Year Anniversary

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From Annemarie Beers to all the ATM followers, supporters and Blue Bone Society members, Yesterday, two years ago we opened the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum. With help from a lot friends from all over the world we managed to start a great museum and realized Henk’s dream. Opening day and night was one to remember forever! Unfortunately we had to end this in a bad way due to our “financier’s” incompetence. We were kicked out of OUR museum on Nov. 12th 2012, Henk’s collection was kidnapped in the museum. On April 1st, 2013 the museum closed its doors… Thanks to our dear friends, followers and tattoo fans we raised enough money to pay lawyers, get the collection back and start the Pop Up store for our staff to continue in the name of the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum.     I hope we’ll have a new museum by 2014. All of you that contributed in any possible way, THANK YOU!!! The positive part of all this was that we realized how big our loving and supporting family is! Thank you all again… ATM FOREVER!       All Photos by: Bobby C. Alkabes Reblogged from: tattoomuseum.wordpress.com Read More »

Next Call for Art Submissions! – Heikegani (Samurai Crabs)

Heikegami – Samurai Crabs   These are the rad crabs  popular with Kuniyoshi that feature the face of a samurai on their shells. Really cool little guys. They are a product of the Gempei war, a conflict between the Taira and Minamoto Clans. During the battle of Dan- no-ura Yoshitsune and his chief retainer Benkei defeat the Taira clan. These crabs are believed to be the reincarnated spirits of the defeated Heike warriors, who,  following their leader Tomomori, jumped into the ocean to their deaths in shame from their defeat. Their fierce spirits however would not surrender and instead infused into the crabs living in the bay. Because these crab hold the spirit of their ancestors Japanese people do not eat then, so now they are quite common in that area. Deadline for submissions October 31st, 2013 Submissions WILL NOT be returned so if you want to keep yours please send a HIGH QUALITY digital scan of at least 400dpi. Do not send photos. Email or dropbox to gominekobooks@yahoo.com Submissions sent in will be auctioned off online and the money donated to the Support The Underground Crew – a group of underground bikers, musicians and artists that spend one weekend a month biking supplies in and donating their time to help out some of the villages in Tohoku the government deemed too small to resuscitate. Post to: Gomineko Books/ 3-13-29 Imagawa/ Suginami-ku, Tokyo/ 167-0035 Japan Please send a written statement giving Gomineko the right to publish your piece in any ... Read More »

New Archival Giclee Prints on TattooCultureMagazine.com

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We are now offering Giclee prints on www.TattooCultureMagazine.com. Printed and shipped to you by our friends over at Rebelreprints.com. Rebel Reprints is a fine art printing company that is owned and run by tattoo artists. So this is something to benefit everyone involved cause we are supporting within our industry, and art scene. Rebel Reprints started this to take something back from the BIG business printing companies and give you a higher quality product that someone knows about and cares what your final print looks Like. Read More »

Japanese Ghosts and Eerie Creatures Exhibition Catalog – This one is a must have!!!!

Size: 9″ x 11.5″ – Pages: 206 – Published: 2013 – Price: $75 – Binding: Softcover This is the catalog from the Japanese Ghosts and Eerie Creatures ehibition that just ended and was without a doubt one of the coolest collections of yokai artwork under one roof. Over 200 pages of amazing imagery and a lot of stuff I hadn’t seen before. Plus all the pieces are labelled in English as well as Japanese so you can research the stories a bit if you are so inclined. Don’t let the kookie 80′s cover fool you, thi book is solid gold. I got 200 for the publisher and one they’re gone, that’s it so don’t sleep on this one kids. xo Read More »

The Artwork of Takabatake Kasho – Awesome for faces!

Size 6″ x 8” – Pages: 136 – Published: 2011 – Price: $42 – Binding: Softcover    I looooove Kasho’s work – amazing reference for faces. He has such great tecnique for creating soft thoughtful Japanese faces…a far cry from the angular ones seen in ukiyo-e. Wrapped in fashion from the 20′s and 30′s his ladies are wonderfully dated and presented. Lots of eyecandy! This is a good one to pick up.  Read More »

Humorous Japanese Shunga – OOP – One of my Favorite Shunga Books

Size 8″ x 11.5” – Pages: 182 – Published: 1986 – Price: $80 – Binding: Softcover This is a great collection of Japanese Shunga – It starts out with the regular men and women in a variety of poses but towards the end there is some stuff that made my eyebrows hit my hairline! The Daruma vagina in here makes this book a must have for any collector of Shunga. One of the best ones I stock as far an imagery goes. Lots of fun stuff!   Read More »

Brilliant New Series of Books on Sculptures in Temples & Shrines Around Japan – MUST HAVE

Size: 7.5″ x 10″ – Pages: 224 – Published: 2012 – Price: $75 – Binding: Softcover This is one of a series of books that were immediately some of my all time favorites. Gorgeous photography and cover to cover brilliant reference. The sculptures provide nice clean lines and movement imperative to rendering crisp Japanese imagery. So much detail and so much inspiration in this series, words fail me. These are must have reference books! Size: 7.5″ x 10″ – Pages: 224 – Published: 2012 – Price: $75 – Binding: Softcover This is the second book in this must have series of books rife with tattoo reference. Cover to cover photos of dragons, karashishi (foo dogs) phoenix, cranes, peacocks, baku, tortoise, deities, tigers and heaps more. These are must have reference books!   Size: 7.5″ x 10″ – Pages: 224 – Published: 2013 – Price: $75 – Binding: Softcover This is the third book in this series of mind blowing reference books. So much eye candy and so much to pull from for tattoo designs. These are must have reference books! Read More »

Japanese Refillable Brush Pens

  1 regular brush pen, 1 fat tipped brush pen, 1 med tipped brush pen, 1 fine tipped brush pen with black sumi ink (refillable) and 1 with orange ink perfect for initial sketches. Comes with 3 black ink refills and 1 orange. 5 pens & 4 refills $60 1 orange & 3 blacks $25 Read More »

Hokusai & Kyosai Humorous Ukiyo-e Exhibition Catalog – LMT

Size: 6” x 8” – Pages: 320 – Published: 2013 – Price: $60 – Binding: Softcover This is a GREAT little collection of Hokusai sketches and full color illustrations as well as Kyosai sketches and artwork. Predominately sketches and definitely some old favorites, but the Kyosai sketches make this book a great addition to any and all Japanese art collections. They only made 1000 copies and it will sell out fast. I got 200 and once I am out, that’s it. Read More »

*NEW* Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Update

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By ATM/Blue Bone crew The situation of the museum is still very complicated. The woman who was supposed to be our financier is bankrupt and there’s a curator now in the museum and they’re still figuring out who owns what. In the meantime we still cannot enter the museum or take the collection away. Every time they postpone the date the collection is to be released because of difficulties. However, it should last no longer than one month…  Read More »

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Update: New Pop-Up Store Opening

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Dear Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Supporters & Blue Boners, Thanks to your support we are happy to announce the opening of a new pop-up store by the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum on the 28th of February. You’re most welcome to attend this event from 4-7 pm at the van Woustraat 78 in Amsterdam. In the shop we sell a wide range of tattoo (related) books and gifts and Henk Schiffmacher, Danny Boy, Chris Danley and Yushi Takei will be tattooing here as well. Of course we will host a bunch of great guest artists like we did in the old museum… Read More »

Paul Booth’s Last Rites Gallery Presents: Yoko d’Holbachie

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Last Rites Gallery: What is your earliest memory of picking up a paintbrush? Tell us a little more about it. Yoko d’Holbachie: I attended a painting class run by an American couple when I was 3 years old. I drew monsters, ghosts and snails with a shell full of eye balls often. Last Rites Gallery: What does In the Dark mean and why did you choose it for your exhibition at Last Rites Gallery? Yoko d’Holbachie: I loved the gallery’s space coronation for the dark art, when I visited the Last Rites Gallery. It inspired me for new painting idea that the beautifully glowing critters in the gloom. What I wanted to paint for this exhibition is actually the gleam in the dark, not the dark. Last Rites Gallery: Please tell us a little bit more on why you paid tribute to contemporary and classical mythologies in some of your pieces? (Ayida Weddo, Hatmehit, Gorgon?) Yoko d’Holbachie: My critters in my painting had been living inside of me. They have no name. I borrow the stories from various kind of mythologies, when I give a birth to my critters and the story suits to them. Those goddesses I like are not just having super power but also evil, angelic, humanistic, and a mother… Read More »

Paul Booth’s Last Rites Gallery Presents: Alexandra Manukyan (VIDEO)

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Last Rites Gallery’s NEW Video Interview Series brings you into the conversation with the best artists of dark surrealism… Read More »

Paul Booth’s Last Rites Gallery Presents: Chris Haas (VIDEO)

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Last Rites Gallery’s NEW Video Interview Series brings you into the conversation with the best artists of dark surrealism… Read More »

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