Stick And Poke Tattoo Kits

Marisa Kakoulas www.needlesandsins.com Hand-poked tattoos are experiencing a Renaissance, with stellar professional tattooers reviving the ancient methods of body adornment. Employing techniques passed down from generations, much of hand tattooing comes with strict tradition and sacred rituals. The question is should it come in a box? When SF tattooist Shannon Archuleta sent me the link to

A Treasure Trove of Antique Tattoo Flash is Found in Corpus Christi

By Craig Hlavaty Source: www.blog.chron.com Long before tattoos were the subject of reality show after reality show and people like Justin Bieber sported ink, tattoos were the milieu of sailors, soldiers, Marines, and maybe circus folk. This weekend, Peveto Art Gallery will display 20 sheets of historic tattoo flash art that were recently found in

Fineline Tattoo in the East Village, the Longest Continually Running Tattoo Shop in Manhattan

By Allison B. Siegel Source: www.untappedcities.com Fineline Tattoo opened in 1976 during the New York City ban on tattooing and is considered the longest continually running tattoo shop in Manhattan. It’s located on 1st Street and First Avenue in the East Village. Previously, Mike Bakaty, the founder and owner, operated underground for 36 years in secret back

New Seattle Shop To Check Out

Dark Age Tattoo is now open!! Artists:  Derek Noble Jesse Roberts Jason Calvert Hanna Sandstrom Eric Eye Heidi Sandhorst Check out the shop located at:  1407 E. Madison St Seattle, WA www.darkagetattoo.com IG: @darkagetattooseattle FB: https://www.facebook.com/Darkageseattle

Watercolour Tattoos by Sasha Unisex

Reblogged from: feeldesain.com Russian (St. Petersburg) artist Sasha Unisex transports beautiful geometric watercolors on skin as permanent tattoos.  Find her works on Facebook and instagram.  @sashaunisex www.facebook.com/sasha.unisex

My Chat With Greece’s Heartbeat Ink

By Marisa Kakoulas Having a Greek father who once told me that tattoos would never be accepted in the motherland, it's with true pleasure (and a bit of "I told ya so") to see a tattoo publication rise to international popularity, which happens to come out of Greece. HEARTBEATINK is an online tattoo

Heartbeatink with Yorg Powell

Photos and Interview by Ino Mei Source: www.heartbeatink.gr Unique, humble and conscious of himself, Yorg Powell spoke exclusively to HeartbeatInk, about his eighteen year-old career and traditional – classic tattooing. What lead you to get your first tattoo? I was born in London. My parents didn’t have any tattoos. However they were up to beat with everything.

Knives & Needles with Ryan Zale

By Molly Kitamura Ryan Zale is a very talented chef. He also loves tattoos! I got Ryan to write some stuff about himself the other day. Continue reading and see what makes this amazing chef tick! Plus he has a terrific recipe at the end…. A serious must try! I am the

Flattery, Thievery, Or Just Plain Business?

By Deb Yarian www.eaglerivertattoo.com Almost daily, people come in to my shop with drawings or illustrations that they want tattooed on them. More times than not they get them on line- Pinterest or another source, without a clue as to who the original artist is. Now I am not speaking of a photo of

Tattooing as I See it – Live Viewing Party

January 12th we'll be starting off our new season of Off The Map Live! If you are in the Massachusetts area we highly recommend coming out for the live party at PopCorn Noir. Before our normal episode we will be doing a live viewing of Jeff Gogues latest DVD "Tattoo

Honolulu Police Department Tattoo Ban Follows National Trend, But To What End?

Reblogged from: www.huffingtonpost.com/news/tattoo  Police departments all over the country are imposing tattoo bans of various scope on their officers, but it is unclear what difference these bans make on their abilities to enforce the law. Most recently, the Honolulu Police Department announced a ban on any visible tattoos, piercings or “dental ornaments.” Existing

Campfires & Carbon Episode 8: Justin Hartman

Campfires & Carbon's mission is to have and promote real, unedited conversation with local tattooers.  Here's their podcast of a conversation with Justin Hartman from Urban Art Tattoo in Mesa, Arizona... http://www.campfiresandcarbon.com/podcast/E008.mp3

Nipple Tattoos and their Michelangelo

By Katy Watson Source: BBC News, Baltimore: www.bbc.co.uk A tattooist in Baltimore has built up a huge customer base because of his unusual specialty - tattooing nipples on to women who have suffered from cancer and had their breasts removed. There is something very familiar about the suburbs of small towns across America. The