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Artists Spotlight – State Of Grace Tattoo

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Today we’re not just covering a single tattoo artist, but an entire tattoo studio. State of Grace Tattoo has been around for well over a decade and is home to nine highly talented tattoo artists. Between the nine standard artists and the various guest artists who tattoo at State of Grace on occasion, you can easily walk into the studio and get a phenomenal high quality tattoo in any style you could possibly want. The shop is based out of San Jose, California and is very reasonably priced considering the amount of talent and quality that goes into each and every tattoo. If you’re looking for a studio with a stable of insanely talented artists, State of Grace Tattoo is a great studio to put on your list. To see more badass work by State Of Grace and many others, check out TAM Issue 32! San Jose, CA www.stateofgracetattoo.com  IG – https://www.instagram.com/stateofgracetattoo/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/State-Of-Grace-Tattoo-133673436677241/?fref=ts  Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Bryan Burk

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Bryan Burk is the owner of Dark Horse Tattoo in Los Angeles and has been a professional tattoo artist for close to 20 years now. He’s known for having his own unique style of tattooing that borrows from a wide variety of styles but doesn’t really fit any particular genre. If you’re looking for a high quality, one-of-a-kind tattoo and want to get it done in a chill, judgement-free tattoo studio then Bryan Burk at Dark Horse Tattoo is definitely an artist and shop location worth considering. (But don’t worry if you couldn’t follow that mess of a sentence, we’re sure the video above and the gallery below will tell you all you need to know.) To see more badass work by Bryan Burk and many others, check out TAM Issue 32! Los Angeles Dark Horse Tattoo IG – https://www.instagram.com/bryanburk/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/bryan.burk.9?fref=tsRead More »

Cool-Ass Computer Tattoos

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If you follow us on Facebook then you may have noticed a few questionable posts going up before being suddenly taken down from your feed. Over the last week and some change we were – actually, as this is being written, still are – having computer troubles. (Specifically, someone was(is) trying to hijack our Facebook page!) With computers on the brain, we figured now was the best time to create a computer-based tattoo gallery. So here are a few nice computer, or computer-centric, tattoos that are well-done at least. (Surprisingly there aren’t many computer-themed tattoos out there.) We hope you enjoy and our Facebook should be back to normal and under our full control momentarily.Read More »

Another Wondrous Walter White Tattoo Gallery

Paul Antal @antalpaul

Yes, Breaking Bad’s main protagonist is so popular and often used in tattoos that we’ve created another gallery focused solely on Walter White. By the time you’re done perusing these galleries, you may even start calling him “The Man of a Million Faces”, because that’s how varied these tattoos of the same person are! Breaking Bad may be over, but it’s clear from these tattoos that the show is sure to live on for generations still to come.  Which actually can make things tougher on the main actors due to typecasting. Although we’re sure Bryan Cranston won’t have a problem breaking through it.  Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Joel Long

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Joel Long started tattooing on the 4th of July I 1992. Instead of enjoying a fireworks display, he chose to stay home and tattoo himself. He was inspired by traditional Japanese and American tattoos, particularly Japanese bodysuits – which explains why he specializes in and enjoys tattooing traditional Japanese tattoos like the ones featured in the gallery below. With nearly 15 years of experience, you can rest assured that any tattoo you have done by Joel will be professionally crafted and high quality. If you find yourself in Boulder, CO, we suggest looking up Bolder Ink and getting your own Joel Long original tattoo. To see more badass work by Uncle Allan and many others, check out TAM Issue 13! www.joeldlong.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/joeldlong/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/Joel-Long-Tattoo-Artist-145611795602264/Read More »

9/11: Never Forgotten

rafael @inkbyrafael

September 11th, 2001 is a day that no American has forgotten. It’s the day that the United States of America was the victim of four coordinated terrorist attacks that took the lives of 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others. It’s the day that made many people terrified to fly for well over a decade and took the country to war with an ideology. Tattoos are often used as memorial reminders of good and bad moments in other people’s lives. As our own way of acknowledging 9/11, we’re bringing you this gallery of tattoos gotten by people who use ink to refuse to forget one of the most harrowing moments in US history. 09/11/2001 – Never Forget  Read More »

15 Incredible Walter White Tattoos

Jack Brizuela @staygoldtattooph_ig

Walter White is the main character whose story is told in Breaking Bad, one of the most popular television series of recent memory. His life is forever changed upon being diagnosed with cancer, so we figured now would be a great time to give you a Walter White themed tattoo gallery – seeing as how September is cancer awareness month and also the same month on which the show ended in 2013. It’s pretty crazy how people are still talking about this show three years after it ended as if it were still running new episodes. Hype still hasn’t really died down, and we’re not going to let it. So enjoy the Walter White gallery below and be sure to share with us your favorite moment from the series in the comment section while you’re here.  Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Uncle Allan

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Uncle Allan is a professional tattoo artist who works out of Berlin, Germany and has well over a decade of professional tattooing experience. While some may be quick to label him as a primarily traditional tattoo artist, if you look closely at his work you’ll see that it’s actually difficult to categorize. He specializes in his own unique style that’s a cross between traditional and neo-traditional with a splash of new school. That being said, Uncle Allan’s easily one of the most talented tattoo artists on the planet. If you have an opportunity to get tattooed by him, we highly suggest you take it. To see more badass work by Uncle Allan and many others, check out TAM Issue 14! Berlin, Germany www.uncleallan.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/unclea/?hl=enRead More »

It Kinda Explains Itself

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Sometimes you see bad piercing jobs, or the results of bad piercing jobs, and you wonder how the destruction pictured before you came into existence. With these pictures, you don’t really have to wonder. Either the piercer made a horrible mistake or the piercee had a poor idea to begin with. Seriously though, do people not understand that body modifications are dangerous and can have irreparable repercussions? Some things don’t grow back. Think before you hire some novice to cut or prod into you. Don’t wind up like some of the people in this gallery. Get all the way to the last page for the worst of ’em! — ewwwwwwwww  Read More »

You Can’t Be Serious…

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This just in! Tattoos that are only halfway done do not look cool! We’re not sure if some of these people did it on purpose or just couldn’t afford to get the entire tattoo finished. We just wanted to make sure you all knew not to follow in their footsteps. Actually, don’t follow in any of these people’s footsteps. Do yourself a favor and hire a professional tattoo artist for all of your tattooing needs. Yes, it can be expensive and time consuming, but we’re talking about art that’s created by actually wounding yourself. Sometimes cutting corners and prices just isn’t worth it.Read More »

Tatu-derm and the Artists Who Use it!

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In case you missed our last post, which you can go back and read by clicking here, Tatu-derm is a transparent waterproof bacterial barrier that protects new tattoos better than any aftercare method ever has . . . with a lot less hassle. It keeps tattoos safe from abrasions and infections when they’re most vulnerable, protecting your health and artistic investment without putting it at risk. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Thousands of tattoo studios all over the world have begun utilizing Tatu-derm and recommending it as the premier aftercare solution to their customers. Al Garcia @tattooalgarcia Stay True Tattoos It’s not as new as you may think either. When asked about Tatu-derm, Al Garcia from Stay True Tattoos said, “I’ve been using Tatu-derm for close to 4 years now. The first year I’d only use it on larger scale tattoos but, after seeing how great the results were, I started using it on all my clients!” Al Garcia, like most tattoo artists, had a pretty hard time with tattoo aftercare before Tatu-derm came along. “Prior to using Tatu-derm I had a pretty elaborate tattoo aftercare I’d give my clients. The aftercare instructions were long and thorough but there were just too many variables of things that could go wrong once the client left the studio.” What Al’s talking about is an all too familiar scenario to us all. The most common practice utilized by most tattoo artists has been to apply gauze directly to ...Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Steve Byrne

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Steve Byrne is a UK born and raised tattoo artist who specialies in traditional American style tattooing. He currently lives and works out of Rock of Ages Tattooing in Austin, Texas and has been a professional for over 15 years. While his tattooing style may borrow from traditional American tattoos, he designs a wide variety of themes. Want a Japanese-inspired tattoo drawn in the classic American tattoo style? Then Steve is the premiere tattoo artist for you. Anyone looking for a traditional tattoo should highly consider seeking out Steve Byrne. To see more badass work by Steve Byrne and many others, check out TAM Issue 14! Austin, Texas stevebyrnetattoo.bigcartel.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/steve_byrne_tattoo/Read More »

Realistic Snake Tattoo

Martin Kukol @martin_kukol_tattoo_artist

You either like snakes or you don’t – and we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t click on this gallery if you fell into the latter category. Snakes are thought to have evolved from burrowing or aquatic lizards from the Jurassic Period. Modern snakes are one of the oldest reptiles on earth, and have existed for 55 – 60 million years. There are over 3,000 species of snakes scattered throughout the world, from snakes indigenous to the rainforest to those who travel the seas. If you’re a fan of snakes, we’re sure you’ll love this tattoo gallery.  Read More »

Professional Piercer… My Ass!!!

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Professional piercers don’t pierce out of their homes and their work doesn’t look like what you’ll see in the gallery below. Welcome to a clear cut what-not-to-do gallery that focuses on making sure you don’t potentially risk your life by getting pierced by the same morons who pierced these people. (Although we’re pretty sure most of them self-pierced.) Getting pierced by a friend or some other amateur may seem like a great idea to save money, but there’s a reason professionals exists. Poor piercings can cause irreparable damage to your body, so don’t be an idiot and get all of your piercings done right or not at all.Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Scott M. Harrison

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Scott M. Harrison is a professional tattoo artist with well over a decade of tattooing experience who has made a name for himself in the tattoo industry with his highly talented artistic ability and unique design vision. His tattoos often include a mix of styles, making him a great choice for anyone who is looking to get a one-of-a-kind tattoo. He’s been featured in numerous magazine publications and travels internationally – giving people all over the world the chance to be tattooed by a master artist. We highly suggest getting a tattoo created by Scott if at all possible.     Sydney, Australia www.scottmharrisontattoo.com FB – https://www.facebook.com/scott.m.harrison IG – https://www.instagram.com/scott_m_harrison/?hl=en  Read More »