Anchor tattoos are one of the oldest traditional design choices still thriving today. Back in the Ye Olden days, when tattoos were primarily popular with sailors and navy men, anchor tattoos just made sense. Anchors date all the way back to 2500 BC and have been a symbolic image depicting
The month of April is the fourth month of the year, and is derived from the Latin word Aperire, meaning to open. April can also mean many things to different people such as the changing of seasons, or the Aries Ram sign of the Zodiac. The months of the year
Anyone who says tattoos aren’t art doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Some of the most talented artists in the world are tattoo artists, placing their masterpieces on the canvas of others. Tattoo artists may not have gallery openings or wind up with their work hung in museums, but they’re
Full side/rib tattoos are among some of the most painful to have done, but they’re also one of the most flattering design choices a tattoo enthusiast can get. Not only do full side/rib tattoos utilize one of the largest canvases the human body has to offer, they also flow along
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
In past galleries we’ve shown off old school and new school styles of tattoos. Today’s gallery is about a special still of tattooing that seeks to blend the best of both worlds: neo traditional tattoos.
The best way to differentiate neo traditional tattoos and traditional tattoos is their attempt at realism.
Script tattoos present a unique challenge that many people don’t think about until they get a word, name or phrase tattooed on their body and end up regretting it later down the road. These sorts of tattoos always sound spectacular in the moment until you think about how much language,
Tattoos and lowriding culture often go hand-in-hand, but not for the prejudicial reasons uninformed people often ascribe to both. People often associate lowriders and tattoo enthusiasts with negative connotations of gang and other criminal elements. However, the truth of the matter is that most people from both interest areas are
We here at Tattoo Artist Magazine see a lot of tattoos on a daily basis and cover a lot of the larger, incredibly detailed designs at length. But today we want to focus a bit more on smaller tattoos that have a big impact.
As the age old adage goes, sometimes
There are hundreds of companies out there that put some of these slogans on their t-shirts; some are all over tattoo studios walls, others are floating around as meme’s on the web but some of these we came up with ourselves. Which ones do you vote for?
Tattoos – Size Does
People tend to get tattoos that speak to their personal values and sensibilities, which is why most tattoo enthusiasts tend to get at least one tattoo of spiritual or religious significance. The Native Americans who originally inhabited North America were very spiritual people. They believed in harmony and coexistence with
The history of back tattooing goes back 5000 years. There are so many different styles that have emerged throughout that time, but whatever the style we simply love quality large scale back pieces. Some larger scale tattoo pieces these days are becoming fine art on skin and with fine art,
Cancer SUCKS and the people that have to undergo this horrible journey are truly heroes. Some people celebrate overcoming cancer with ribbon tattoos, and for family and friends of victims it is often very therapeutic to get ribbon memorial tattoos. The ribbon has signified supporting the fight against cancer since 1992.
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A while back we talked about new school tattoos and how they are the natural progression of the art form, but that doesn’t mean old school tattoos are dead and gone. The old school style is still very much alive and popular, with hundreds of people all over the world