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A Tribute to Henning and Royal Tattoo for 30 Years

Huge congratulations to Henning from your friends here at TAM!!!

*Video by Lars Stig Moller


Dan Henk: My Ranting…


Fair Trade

By Dan Henk

You know, I’m probably going to draw plenty of flak for this, but it’s not the first time, I doubt it will be the last time, and in all seriousness, I honestly don’t care.

I came from a punk rock back background. In high school I had a blue mohawk, painted up spiky leather jacket, and combat boots. And this was in conservative Virginia back in 1989. I was the guy that painted everyone’s leather jackets. I did the fliers for my friend’s bands. The political cartoons for their fanzines. All under the watchful eyes of the Fairfax County police, who have mug shots of me with at least 5 different hairstyles, and a file cabinet full of fabricated charges that sometimes kept me in the drunk tank overnight. I had a super christian,military dad that made me go to a psychiatrist every week and threw my brother in a mental institution. He’s a recovering junky now. I turned 18 and he kicked me out of the house and moved. To another country. I spent 8 months homeless. Like living in the woods, with a rock as my pillow, homeless.

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Dave Waugh: Rollo


By Dave Waugh
Yesterday was the birthday of one of my biggest early influences in tattooing. His name was Mike Malone, his friends called him Rollo… I called him, Mr. Malone…  (more…)


Dave Waugh: Up The Irons


By Dave Waugh
I was asked to participate in an Iron Maiden themed art show at The Pretty Pretty Collective in San Francisco. The show started Friday, March 16th and runs for two months… (more…)


Dave Waugh: This Week’s Record Reviews


By Dave Waugh
So I’ ll begin this weeks record reviews from low to high. It was a good score from Emmittsburg this week with both lows and highs. And lows that should have been highs. Up first, a bland 60′s comp of “danger music” movie and TV theme songs…
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Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman Episode VI (VIDEO)

The Gypsy Gentleman Episode 6: Paris. Marcus Kuhn presents the sixth edition of his new tattoo and travel video series. This new adventure features interviews with Laura Satana and Tin-Tin as they travel deep into the catacombs of France to dig up some skull reference… To support this project for future episodes please visit the Gypsy Gentleman website and donate: http://gypsygentleman.com/.

 

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Dave Waugh: Holy Diver… Or How To Fuck Up A Painting And Attempt To Fix It


By Dave Waugh
So I received a lot of positive feedback on my recent Dio flash sheet, so I was inspired to do another Dio-esque piece, and this time it was for a trade…

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Dave Waugh: It Ain’t Rocket Science


By Dave Waugh
Here is a commission piece I did for fellow tattooer named Chris Smith. He was interested in purchasing a piece of artwork from me that had a similar format and he let me pick the subject matter… (more…)


Dave Waugh: What, Are They Testing Missiles There?


By Dave Waugh

What, Are They Testing Missiles There?  (more…)


Dave Waugh: How to Make a Juggalo in 3 Easy Steps


By Dave Waugh

How to Make a Juggalo in 3 Easy Steps… (more…)


Dave Waugh: Vintage Tattoo Flyers

By Dave Waugh

Wow. I went digging through a box of old papers and drawings and found something long forgotten… (more…)


Health Issues With Tattooing (Mike Rubendall)

By Petri Aspvik
Petri Aspvik: What type of physical problem have you encountered due to tattooing?

Mike Rubendall: Before I was physically active and aware of what being in good health was, I had major back and neck pain. It seems to be a common problem amongst tattooers due to poor posture and long hours of tattooing throughout the years.

Have you had to see a doctor, chiropractor, masseuse therapist, acupuncturist or anything similar because of problems or because you want to avoid them?

I would regularly see a massage and physical therapist. They have been helpful for me for the most part. However, I feel maintaining a healthy diet and exercise is a more effective method to avoid any type of chronic pain caused by tattooing…  (more…)


Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman Episode V (VIDEO)

Here is just one extraordinary example of our collective creative potential when it’s put into motion! This is Marcus’ contribution to our community. If you really ‘get it’ and want to help Marcus make more or spread the word, link The Gypsy Gentleman to your own site and blog.  These episodes will only get better as Marcus and his crew gain experience and a decent budget. Enjoy! -Crash

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Dave Waugh: Over Qualified Loser (VIDEO)

By Dave Waugh
I hate reality TV. But ask anyone I know and they’ll claim I say I love it. I do hate it though… And reality TV has actually been around since the invention of the TV, we just finally gave it a name. Game shows have always been the most successful ones, and guess what, it’s been scripted since day one too. I complain, but don’t care really, I just love TV… (more…)


Health Issues With Tattooing (Nick Baxter)

By Petri Aspvik

Petri Aspvik:  What type of physical problems have you encountered due to tattooing?

Nick Baxter: Obviously tattooing can put strain on your fingers, hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders, neck, spine and lower back. In broader terms, all of these body parts are connected, like a series of stops on a train. The physical action of sitting and extending your arms, making small, repetitive hand motions over long periods of time puts stress on the body that just goes down the continuous line of interconnected body parts. I deal with pain, strain, and discomfort in all of these areas on a regular basis…  (more…)


Health Issues With Tattooing (Jesse Smith)

By Petri Aspvik

Petri Aspvik:  What type of physical problems have you encountered due to tattooing?

Jesse Smith: I’ve definitely had a few issues with carpal tunnel here and there. As well as a few nerve issues in my shoulders and arms. I’ve also noticed that my hearing has suffered because of the constant buzzing over the years…  (more…)


Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman Episode IV (VIDEO)

Here is just one extraordinary example of our collective creative potential when it’s put into motion! This is Marcus’ contribution to our community. If you really ‘get it’ and want to help Marcus make more or spread the word, link The Gypsy Gentleman to your own site and blog.  These episodes will only get better as Marcus and his crew gain experience and a decent budget. Enjoy! -Crash

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Health Issues With Tattooing (Kari Barba)

By Petri Aspvik

Petri Aspvik:  What type of physical problem have you encountered due to tattooing?

Kari Barba: I have encountered back, neck and hand pain for sure. I think we all get that.

Have you had to see a doctor, chiropractor, masseuse therapist, acupuncturist or anything similar because problems or because you want to avoid them?  (more…)


Health Issues With Tattooing (Mike Giant)

By Petri Aspvik

Petri Aspvik: Did you encounter any type of physical problems when you were tattooing?

Mike Giant: Yes, my neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists and fingers would always hurt after a long day of tattooing. It took its toll over the years. These days I can only tattoo once or twice a week because of the pain…  (more…)


Health Issues With Tattooing (Seth Ciferri)

By Petri Aspvik

Petri Aspvik: What type of physical problems have you encountered do to tattooing?

Seth Ciferri: A lot of it is from sitting all hunched over for so long… I developed this weird muscle mass in my mid back. It was there because I had such poor posture while working, due to a lack of core strength. It’s taken years of weight training, massage therapy, and chiropractic work to get it straightened out. Core strength is KEY in maintaining good posture while working. It will help ensure a long and comfortable career…  (more…)


Health Issues With Tattooing (Marcus Kuhn)

By Petri Aspvik

Petri Aspvik: What type of physical problem have you encountered do to tattooing?

Marcus Kuhn: After 20 years I have pain in my number 11 acupuncture point just southeast of my right scapula as a result of the long swoop of lining and the repetitive pulse of the mag work. After four hours my shoulder becomes congested and starts to fill with fluid. like a nose when you are congested with the flu. The body is responding to the inflammation of the tissue by sending fluid to the area. At night my shoulder sometimes pulses with pain… The fluid takes three hours or more to drain. I have also lost a register of my hearing from the frequency of the ultrasonics and the running machines…  (more…)


Rose Riot: Royal Thunder Album Review

By Rose Riot 
Every year at the new year, I publish a list of my favorite rock shows for the previous year. This year, I titled my list, “I didn’t see it coming.” It was my top five live shows that I didn’t expect to love and did. On that list was the band Royal Thunder. They are fellow Atlantans like myself and I had been hearing for a couple of years some buzz about them through friends… (more…)


Rose Riot: Melvins Photo Shoot

By Rose Riot (All photos by Rose Riot)
Slow and heavy wins the race for the Melvins. The Melvins started off as a slow and dirty  three-piece in 1983. Currently, with the addition of a second drummer, the band head count is four. The band is touring its latest release Freak Puke. The Melvin’s show on April 25, at The Loft in Atlanta, was the second rock show I had shot in three days…  (more…)


Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman, Episode III (VIDEO)

Here is just one extraordinary example of our collective creative potential when it’s put into motion! This is Marcus’ contribution to our community. If you really ‘get it’ and want to help Marcus make more or spread the word, link The Gypsy Gentleman to your own site and blog.  These episodes will only get better as Marcus and his crew gain experience and a decent budget. Enjoy! -Crash

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