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Holiday Flash Donation Project for Zeke Owen, by Tony Logan


Zeke Owen has been a tremendous mentor and long-time friend to both my late mother and I, and I’ve started a personal mission to put a smile on his face every day from here on out. I’m asking for help from the community to give back to someone who put so much time and passion into this business. I’m asking for tattooers to send in flash paintings and/or prints, letters or anything special that they’d like to donate to the project. This is something I’d like to accomplish by the time I travel up to see him on November 20th, 2017, which makes this a time sensitive project. If you are interested in sending flash paintings/prints/letters, please send them to the address listed below and contact me with what you’ve sent. I greatly appreciate anyone who respects this effort as much as I do, and it will mean the world to such an important man.   Tony Logan 320 E Oakland Park Boulevard  Wilton Manors, FL 33334 Phone #: (786) 742-3192/ Instagram @: tlotattooer. I was asked to write something about Zeke, but I’m not a writer by far. I can say that Zeke has done more for tattooing than anyone i know. Zeke is the only person I’ve met that loves tattooing as much as I do. he started tattooing around 1957, and led him to mentor other tattooers who paved the way for us to be able to do what we do. He worked at Sailor Jerry’s next to Johnny Walker while Jerry ...Read More »

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:  Before Christian Warlich (1891–1964) became the most iconic and probably most received German tattooist of all times Karl Finke (1866–1935) from Hamburg was the most famous tattooer from St. Pauli. During the ongoing research project by Nachlass Warlich on the history of German tattooing, with a focus on Christian Warlich, an album of designs by Finke was stumbled upon at an archive in Dresden. This album is now to be published in conjunction with accompanying English & German texts. The original album by Finke has 82 pages of flash, around 180 tattoo designs, which will be completely reproduced in the new edition.            The only handpainted historic European tattoo flash book ever published is Christian Warlich’s ‘Vorlagealbum’. Now – 36 years after Stephan Oettermann’s first edition of the Warlich album – Karl Finke’s Buch No. 3 [Book No. 3] follows. Besides Warlich’s in Europe, and outside of Europe only C. H. Fellowes’ and Ben Corday’s design books, Finke’s album until now is the only flash book edited in it’s entirety as a separate publication. Karl Finke ranks as one of the most important figures in German tattoo history. Together with Christian Warlich, he was one of the protagonists of the Hamburg tattoo scene in the first half of the twentieth ...Read More »

Featured Artist Spotlight: Anali De Laney

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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 check out this gallery of recent work to see why she’s garnering so much international attention and praise! Wow! Getting into tattooing at an early age, Anali started an apprenticeship when she was just 18 years old and was tattooing full time by the next year! Since then she has lived and tattooed in New York, Connecticut, California, and now Pennsylvania, meeting many like-minded, talented and ambitious tattooers along the way. Anali says: “I have had the rare pleasure of working alongside artists who have taught me so many things to help me grow and progress. Without them I wouldn’t be on the path that I am.”  Anali’s private studio, Never More, was created to provide a comfortable, pleasant atmosphere for all her lovely clients and it’s also given her the freedom to travel frequently, which is her passion. Never More provides clients with a one on one, stress free experience. Equipped with a full kitchen and coffee bar, Anali encourages clients to feel at home and they often enjoy movies together during sessions. Never More also provides complimentary aftercare soaps and ointment made locally in Harrisburg by another small business “Zanabella Plant-Based Skincare”  In the past year, Anali has traveled a lot and enjoyed it. The experiences were so wonderful that she will ...Read More »

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  IG – FB –  Read More »

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 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 – FB – More »

Cool-Ass Computer Tattoos


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! IG – FB – 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


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 IG – More »

It Kinda Explains Itself


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…


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!


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 IG – More »