By Ben Shaw
We were once warriors, tribal leaders and medicine men/women. Tattoos were once sacred images used for many purposes; warrior markings, rites of passage, sacred journeys, social status, healing, etc. The revolutionized tattoo machine eliminated much of the pain, price and time required. So from the late 1800s until today,
Tattoos by Sung Song
Studio City, CA
By Marisa Kakoulas
Reblogged from: http://www.needlesandsins.com
Video screen capture above from Yahoo Fantasy Sports: Colin Kaerpernick Ink.
Last week, Forbes published an article entitled "Questions Concerning Copyright Of Athlete Tattoos Has Companies Scrambling." It's amazing for me to watch the evolution of the tattoo copyright concept because, when I started writing about it in 2003, people
Tattoos by Greg Whitehead
By Nick Baxter
Here’s a recent piece I completed for submission to an upcoming charity art exhibit at The Egan Gallery in Fullerton, California, curated by friend and fellow artist Cody Raiza who is a passionate animal welfare activist.
By Margaret Cho
Reblogged from: jezebel.com
This is a really beautiful Korean spa in Los Angeles called Aroma Spa & Sports. Korean spas are wonderful, and they hold a special place in my heart. I have been going to the jimjilbang since I was a little girl in Korea. You can have a
By Melissa Fusco
Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Off The Map Tattoo Studio in Grant's Pass, Oregon. It was my first time ever visiting Oregon, and I must say it gave Colorado a little competition. I arrived with the all to familiar nervous, anxious, first time exploring butterflies
Heikegani (Samurai Crabs)
These are the rad crabs popular with Kuniyoshi that feature the face of a samurai on their shells. Really cool little guys. They are a product of the Gempei war, a conflict between the Taira and Minamoto Clans. During the battle of Dan- no-ura Yoshitsune and his chief retainer
Tattoos by Megan Wilson
Analog Tattoo Arts Kollectiv, San Jose & San Francisco, CA
Heikegami - Samurai Crabs These are the rad crabs popular with Kuniyoshi that feature the face of a samurai on their shells. Really cool little guys. They are a product of the Gempei war, a conflict between the Taira and Minamoto Clans. During the battle of Dan-
By Molly Kitamura
Reblogged from: http://knivesandneedlesblog.com/
I am super stoked to introduce Lizette Gonzalez today! She is an incredible talent, a beautiful girl and a woman who knows whats she wants! Check out her interview and get inspired to bake your ass of!
Molly: Tell us about yourself, background and what you are doing now.
Tattoos by James Mullin
Tattoos and Painting by Randy Randerson
Lake Havasu City, AZ
By Ben Shaw
Tattooing is a passionate craft that some are blessed to do. And for the seriously dedicated it is a lifelong journey of progress and self reflection. To chase this dream is exciting! Especially when you find some measure of success and recognition with it. Being in high demand
Tattoos by Dillon Forte