Dotwork Tattoos: style & technique

by Fade FX- In the last 20 years dotwork tattooing has grown into a uniquely recognizable style, since specializing in this area I've been interviewed many times by tattoo magazines about it's ancestry,  origin and key influencers. Dotwork itself echo's an artistic drawing style called pointillism which solely utilizes dots to build up

The Pros & Cons of Tattoo Conventions

Thinking about attending your first tattoo convention? Here are some suggestions for getting the most out of your convention experience, and a few warnings to consider before you go. The very best tattoo conventions in my experience, (for fans and pros alike), are those hosted by actual tattooers. I've been involved

Sharp Scythe Tattoos

The scythe didn’t originate as the personification of death’s weapon. It’s actually an agricultural tool that is used for mowing grass and reaping crops. (Reaping as in gathering, not murdering.) It’s been largely replaced by modern technology though, which is why so many people nowadays only associate the scythe as

Pre-Order: Tattooist Karl Finke (1866-1935)

If you're a fan of vintage tattoos, tattoo history and tattoo books we invite you to Pre-order this new volume of never-before-seen classic tattoo flash by German tattooist Karl Finke. Advance copies can be ordered before July 31st here: [button color="green" size="medium" link="https://www.startnext.com/en/buch-no-3" target="blank" ]Pre-Order[/button] Before Christian Warlich (1891–1964) became the most

Featured Artist Spotlight: Anali De Laney

TAM is excited to feature another amazing tattoo artist making her mark around the world!     -- Anali De Laney is an American tattoo artist specializing in realism. This talented artist is just 24 years old and living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she owns her own private tattooing studio  -- Never More Atelier. Just

Fantastic Fox Tattoos

A fox is a small-to-medium sized, omnivorous mammals that are adored all over the world for their cute-sy appearance. This appearance, which is similar to that of many domesticated dogs, often leads people to believe that foxes are similar to the more docile canines that live in people’s homes –

Artists Spotlight – State Of Grace Tattoo

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

Artist Spotlight – Bryan Burk

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

Superb Shipwreck Tattoos

There’s no particular reason for this shipwreck tattoo gallery. It was just a random theme idea that spontaneously came to mind. In fact, it only happened because the creator of these galleries forgot he had meant to make a Cthulhu-based gallery instead. (Don’t worry, it’ll come soon.) Yes, we’re counting not

Smexy Alien Tattoos

Why are the stereotypical depictions of aliens always green? Is green the furthest, oddest color from traditional human pigment imaginable? Why can’t the bug-eyed Roswell alien be colored blue, pink or orange instead? For that matter, why does it have to be mono-color to begin with? And why are so many

Nostalgic Bugs Bunny Tattoos

Honestly, we’d rather have made the second picture in this gallery the featured image. It’s easily the most nostalgic of all to anyone who remembers the Bugs Bunny cartoons of yesteryear. But the sad truth is that the sexually charged image we used will easily attract three to four times