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Awesome Anime Tattoos


We know that the majority of our demographic has no interest in anything anime-related whatsoever, but when there are over 20,000 images on Instagram labeled #______tattoo we figure the subject matter deserves at least one gallery post. According to a 2014 report by the Association of Japanese Animations, the anime industry brings in over $13 billion a year and continues to grow by 10% or more each year. Granted, that’s a worldwide figure and largely due to revenue generated by cultures outside of the US, but many of us live in an increasingly homogenized worldly society. Besides, you don’t actually have to know anything about anime to respect a well-designed and crafted tattoo like the ones found in the gallery below.Read More »

Awe-Inspiring Cancer Tattoos


Did you now that September is a major cancer awareness month? Not cancer as in the astrological sign, cancer as in the health condition/illness. There are a lot of different kinds of cancer and September centers around making people aware of them all. It’s why American football fans will see a lot of their favorite players wearing pink this month. Who isn’t aware of cancer though? It’s on people’s minds all-year long. Plenty of families have had at least one family member have to battle cancer and we all know there’s no cure for it. But regardless, it’s cancer awareness month, so here are some cancer awareness tattoos.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 »

Badass Scorpion Tattoos


Scorpions are predatory arachnids, meaning they have eight legs and hunt other living creatures and insects for food. They’re highly adaptable and can be found natively on all continents except Antarctica. There are about 1750 different species of scorpion formally documented and recognized. The biggest attribute people know scorpions for is their venom, although on 25 of the 1750 known species have venom that’s capable of killing humans. Most scorpion stings, while painful, are harmless to humans. Healthy adults don’t normally need treatment for stings from scorpions found in the United States. That being said, deadly or not, scorpions are pretty cool-looking and are great subject matter for tattoo designs. So we hope you enjoy this gallery even if your idea of scorpion badassery has now changed.       the_ad id=”36293″]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 »

Superior Silent Hill Tattoos


The Silent Hill franchise has spawned multiple games and movies since the first title was released on Playstation on January 31st, 1999. It’s a survival horror game franchise that’s known for being fairly hit or miss and polarizing among the gaming community. However, what it will probably forever be known for now is the voided promise of the PT demo. For those who don’t know, the PT demo was a game tech demo that turned out to be for the newest entry in the Silent Hill franchise. It was the brain-child of legendary game maker Hideo Kojima and horror film director Guillermo Del Toro. Even people who weren’t fans of horror games loved the demo, which promised to bring Silent Hill back to its roots while also possibly giving the franchise its first ever first-person perspective title. No Konami, the publisher who owns the rights to the Silent Hill franchise, is a laughing stock and is apparently out to ruin their IPs as much as they can with shitty mobile pachinko machines and generically bland games. At least we’ll always have these badass Silent Hill tattoos.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 »

Super Spiderman Tattoos


Yeah, sure, Batman and Superman are easily the most recognizable and famous comic book superheroes. But Spiderman is easily the 3rd most popular and up in the 1st and 2nd spots for many people. The first Marvel-based adaptation of the web crawler hit movie theaters all around the world in Captain America: Civil War, which comes out next week on Blu Ray and whatnot. The adaptation was met with critical acclaim by comic and non-comic fans alike, and now there’s a constant stream of news about the upcoming Spider-man: Homecoming film that will serve as the first standalone Marvel-based Spiderman movie. That’s why you’re getting a Spiderman gallery today. (Well that and the fact that he’s the favorite comic book hero of a certain geek who works for TAM and has a bit of control over some of these galleries.)Read More »

Sensational Skateboard Tattoos


The first skateboards were made with wooden boxes or boards and roller skate wheels. However, that’s all anyone really knows about the beginning of skateboarding. The best its origins can be narrowed down to is sometime in the 1940s or early 1950s by surfers in California. The first manufactured skateboards were ordered by a Los Angeles surf shop and were used as something for surfers to do during their downtime. By the 1960s though, skateboarding was starting to come into its own as a sport, with the first broadcasted skateboarding competition being the 1965 National Skateboarding Championships. Skating has since become a sport and phenomenon of its own, one that many tattoo enthusiasts love just as much as tattoos/tattooing. Thus this skateboarding tattoo gallery was born. Enjoy.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 FB – IG –  Read More »