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The Real Jimmy Q – James Edward Quaintance III

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James Edward Quaintance III or Jimmy Q is a pro skater, model, tattoo artist and rock star born in Los Angeles. He is the lead singer of the punk rock band called Former Lovers. James was originally a pro-skater but he started modeling in 2011 and immediately made an impression with his very signature look. He was born in Venice and was later signed by Select Models where he opened the door for tattooed models to walk the runway in serious shows.  Jimmy was in all the major shows (Oliver Spencer, Pringle of Scotland) while also appearing in numerous magazines (Nylon, Huge, Wylder, lookbook for Beautiful Fül). James obviously loves tattoos and he is a walking talking piece of art and a promoter of the FreshTrends culture that’s so big in LA. He doesn’t only proudly showcase his tattoos, but he also practices – he’s a professional tattoo artist himself and did his apprenticeship in Venice. content/uploads/2016/03/tumblr_m93cqcTbKF1qcjubko1_540.jpg” alt=”tumblr_m93cqcTbKF1qcjubko1_540″ width=”623″ height=”935″ />Read More »

R.I.P. Tattoos honoring fallen heroes of 2015

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Gone but not Forgotten!! – Tattoos are one of the most endearing ways to remember those we’ve lost and those who’ve had the greatest impact on our lives. The beginning of the year, particularly the first few weeks in January, are often used to reflect on the year that just went by. Websites and YouTube channels have done “Top ___ of 2015” lists and videos as a way to acknowledge and remember the good times we all had throughout the year. While it’s important to remember the fun times, it’s also important to remember the people we’ve lost. Not just for the year, but for the rest of our lives. The world lost a lot of good people in 2015, from beloved movie icons to musical legends. Tattoos are one of the most intimate and sincere means we have of memorializing the memories of people who’ve touched our lives over the years, which is why it’s only fitting we remember some of the people we lost in 2015.   LEMMY from Motorhead Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister passed in late December 2015 of cancer. His impact on many in the tattoo culture and community was so great that hundreds of fans shared their Motorhead/Lemmy tattoos with us on our social media, paying tribute to this fallen hero. We collected a bunch of them here- Wes Craven Even people who aren’t fans of horror films likely recognize Wes Craven’s name. He was the creator of Freddy Kruger and a legendary horror film director who ...Read More »

Workhorse Irons: Better Tools For Better Tattooing

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Bay Area Tattoo Convention 2014

Bay area tattoo convention 2014

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Alex de Pase on the World Wide Tattoo Conference

By Nicki Kasper What was the inspiration for the World Wide Tattoo Conference, and who’s idea was it in the beginning?  The project WWTC (WorldWideTattooConference) was conceived in 2011. The original idea was to get together different talented Tattoists in an itinerant multicultural context who would travel around the world, stopping over in significant European and American spots to share and offer their expertise and personal views of their work to the global tattoo community. The initial idea was mine. This year’s conference is in Venice, Italy… Where have previous conferences been held?  Did you find that each event had a different vibe? 2014 is the year to get back to the origins… After the first edition of Rome 2011, the WWTC is going back to its home country, Italy. So far the WWTC has been held 5 times, once in Europe and once in the States alternatively: 2011 was in Rome, April 2012 was the turn of Chigago, then September of the same year in London… 2013 was in Boston and 2014 will be Venice (actually it is in Mogliano Veneto, 10 minutes from Venice). Each edition had definitely a different vibe, specially if we distinguish between Europe and the US, but I guess the most distinctive one was the atmosphere perceived in London, as this conference was much rougher and wilder than the other ones, being it held in the same premises of the 8th London Tattoo Convention and just before the very same convention.   How has the conference progressed ...Read More »

Guy Aitchison – Jeff Gogué tattooing


In this one hour clip Guy Aitchison and Jeff Gogue join talents for this unprecedented tattoo event. Guy and Jeff come together to create a large collaborative sleeve tattoo that includes both traditional Japanese elements and some more modern techniques and effects. This is an amazing opportunity for you to sit in on a unique project. This one hour clip brought to you by and Cheyenne Tattoo Equipment You can view the full 8 hour collaboration by visiting the link below:…   Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #15 features Jeff Gogué, Shige & more… Get issue 15 Featuring Jeff Gogué here | Enter code October at check out and save 65%   Jeff Gogue – honesty…from the gut By Crash Shige – Yellow Blaze Tattoo By Horitaka Scott Sterling – The Bridge between Paul Rogers and Dringenberg, Cain and Ciferri is pure Sterling By Shane Enholm Book Reviews – Original Cliff Raven Designs, Bella, Vintage Tattoos Asian Art Museum – State of Grace By Horiyuki News Flash – Featuring Aloha Monkey Flash (Hardy and Arment),Richard Stell Sailor Jerry Letter – Experiments with Sailor Jerry Tattoo Photography – Basic Principles By Max Dolberg For The Record – Tattoo Design Origins: Hot Stuff By Tattoo Archive Professional Product Review – Critical Tattoo Supply Models CX-1 and CX-2Read More »

Slowmotion Tattoo By GueT Deep

Slow motion Tattoo by Gue T Deep

Tattoo by GueT Deep (Paris) Done on Fabrice (Switzerland) Tattoo Machine: No iron Tattoo Machine  Read More »

Seattle Tattoo Expo This Weekend!!


I will be attending the Seattle Tattoo Expo this weekend.  This is one of my favorite shows in the US… So many talented artists… the show is busy, and the city is fun.  If you’re around, please stop by and check it out.  They always have good entertainment, good food, a good bar, cigar lounge, and most importantly… GOOD TATTOOS!  Hope to see you there! For more information about the show like featured artists and event schedules, visit: Nicki TAM        Read More »

Freehand Tattoo by Carl Grace

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Confessions of a Tattoo Artist: Part 1

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Tattoo Stories Episode 14: Luke Wessman

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