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How Rinsecup Cleanup Came About

By Dan Mcnab

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I’m a tattoo artist in the city of Huntington Beach, Ca. I own and work at The Tattoo Gallery with four of my very close friends. After years and years of leaking trash bags, I decided one day to put an end to it once and for all and created RinseCup CleanUp.

When I designed this product I made sure it is the best that exists and can not get any better. Also, it’s non-toxic because our trash gets put into landfills and that would only hurt the environment. I believe as a whole, us humans do enough of that! Disposing of our rinse cups and ink caps this way is the safest method and eliminates cross-contamination in our trade due to the contaminated liquids we produce.

Once in the landfill, RinseCup CleanUp slowly releases the water and improves soil conditions through aeration. It’s less expensive than using paper towels and safer than dumping it down a sink. When that method is used more toxic chemicals are needed to clean the area it was dumped in, which leads to poisoning our environment even more.

Now we are in many countries and the response is amazing. So much support from this trade! The only advertising I have done is thru IG. It’s spreading like wildfire and I’m excited to see where it goes from here. It’s only been about 6 months since I released it for sale!

For more information about Rinsecup Cleanup, email:
Rinsecup@yahoo.com


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Tattoos by James Mullin.

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http://www.jamesmullintattoos.com

Hemet, CA

IG: @jamesmullintattoos @lotustattoohemet

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Tattoo Stories Episode 3: Jack Rudy

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Tattoos by Thad Ritchey

https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Electric-Tattoo-Parlour/232866120063315

Soquel, CA

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Irezumi Japanese Tattoo Art Exhibition

Check out the IREZUMI art show at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood, CA.  The show is up until October 20th.

IREZUMI is a group art show featuring original Japanese Tattoo art works from around the world. Artists include: HORIYOSHI 3, BOB ROBERTS, HIROSHI HIRAKAWA, MUTSUO NAKABAYASHI, GANJI, NAMI CHANG, MIKE ROPER, MIYAZO, BRIAN KANEKO, SMALL PAUL & more!

 

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Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts

 

 

TAM will have a booth at the Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts October 25-27!  If you’re in the San Francisco area that weekend, stop by and check out the show!

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Tattoos by Jason Schroder

www.incognitotattoo.com

Los Angeles, CA

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Tattoos by Alex Strangler

http://thedolorosa.net

Studio City, CA

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Tattoo Nation Nights Starts This Thursday in Long Beach, CA!

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Tattoo Artist Magazine and Tattoo Culture Magazine have long believed that the key to our success in this industry is community.

We are excited to introduce a series of events in association with the Tattoo Nation Documentary aptly named “Tattoo Nation Nights”!
 
The first event will be Thursday September 26th, 2013 at the Mai Tai Bar at the Pike in Long Beach.
It will start at 9pm and there will be Happy Hour prices all night long.
 
This event is open to the public and we believe it will be a great opportunity  to network with tattoo artists, tattoo collectors , as well as Tattoo Artist Magazine/Tattoo Culture Magazine in this growing community.
 
All are welcome.
No entry fee.  21+.  I.D. required.
Artists: please bring a business card to qualify for a shop raffle.
 

Knives & Needles: Beau Brady

By Molly Kitamura

Reblogged from:http://knivesandneedlesblog.com

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Beau Brady. What can I say about one of the most charming tattooers out there? Beau is one of the latest additions to State of Grace, he is super talented, and at one point in time there was no shortage of home made baked goods from the many googly-eyed female clients that seem to follow his every move around the globe. But I digress!

I sat down with beau for a second and grilled him on his eating habits, what he likes to eat and most importantly what he cooks. Read on!

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Beau’s Background

Before tattooing I worked in restaurants from the time I was 15. From French to Italian. From pizza shop to Delis I either was a busser or working in the back dish washing and prepping food. that being said I can cook like 6 things haha.

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What he does now

I am a tattooer working at State of Grace Tattoo in San Jose California. I travel frequently and try to enjoy life!

Last meal he cooked

As I said earlier, I can cook like 6 things, so the last meal I physically cooked was Mac and cheese. Yup, Kraft, blue box Mac and cheese. Kept in the pot I cooked it in, add ketchup. Big bottle of water. Bing bang boom. Dinner, snack.

Last meal

My last meal on earth is simple.

Steak. Ribeye, medium rare, a little more rare. Mashed potatoes, with tons of butter. Steamed broccoli, a big salad with my moms family salad dressing. A GIGANTIC fountain  coca cola classic. And for dessert. Oreos. In mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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Game over.

Thank you Beau, you crush!

You can find more of Beau at:

@beauxbrady

https://www.facebook.com/BEAUxBRADY?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

http://www.stateoggracetattoo.com


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Tattoos and Painting by Jeff Johnson

www.jeffjohnsontattoos.com

CA

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Prestigiousness in Tattooing

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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, our craft has become readily available and widespread.
Everything happens for a reason. Tattooing today has entered the world of fine art and is so elaborate and beautiful. Our tools and tricks have evolved the art to a whole new level. During this process of evolution it has opened many of the artists to the ancient processes within. Seeking imagery through meditation and contemplation. Actually reaching out to life experiences to find inspiration for art. Many artists are opening themselves up to the client’s desires, becoming the “ear” for the client to vent. Helping them through emotional and spiritual needs.

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Tattoos by Sung Song

http://tattoounbreakable.com

Studio City, CA

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I Deserve To Be Naked If I Want To

By Margaret Cho

Reblogged from: jezebel.com

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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 bath and a scrub and a sauna and usually a meal and other spa treatments if you like, and aroma is special because there’s a huge swimming pool, a state of the art gym and a golf range on the top floor.

I went this morning, had a gorgeous swim in the pool, then went downstairs to have a soak, scrub and sauna. As soon as I walked into the locker room, I felt uncomfortable. I guess I should mention here, Korean spas are, uh — well, clothing optional is not the right thing to call them. It’s more clothing non-optional, in that everyone is naked.

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Tattoos by Megan Wilson

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Analog Tattoo Arts Kollectiv, San Jose & San Francisco, CA

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Tattoos by Dillon Forte

http://www.dillonfortetattoo.com

Oakland, CA

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Tattoos by Jayme Goodwin

http://www.jaymegoodwinart.com

Roseville, CA

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Tattoos by Joshua David Obie

https://www.stateofgracetattoo.com

San Jose, CA

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A Revival of Kustom Kulture in California

By Phil Patton

Reblogged from: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com

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George Barris’s Munster Koach, featured in the 1960s television series “The Munsters,” is the epitome of Kustom Kulture Aesthetic.

What do you call the powerful concoction of imagery formed by tattoo art, surf culture, cartoons and hot rods? You call it Kustom Kulture. Fashioned from the tastes and stylistic innovations of ’50s greasers and ’60s hot rodders, Kustom Kulture has continued to evolve, receiving input from other fringe groups along the way: lowriders, punks, bikers, scooterboys and so on.

The Laguna Art Museum hosted a now-famous Kustom Kulture show in 1993, and 20 years later, the name and the theme have reappeared at the Huntington Beach Art Center as Kustom Kulture II. Naturally, one of the key pieces on display is the George Barris Munster Koach – the crazy custom car from the 1960s television sitcom, “The Munsters.”
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A Visit With Union Machine

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By Casey Keener

I had an opportunity to head out to Gardena California to check out the new Union Machine and Union Electric Tattoo shop recently to catch up with Big5 and Rupert and see for myself what all the buzz was about. I personally have always been fascinated with what goes into building machines, and Union Machine didn’t disappoint. With all the parts being made in house, I felt a little like I was getting a window into a couple of guys’ minds who truly live and breathe the art of tattooing and making machines, and all the while the Machine side has only “technically” being in business for just a year!
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Nick Bubash: The Patron Saint of White Guys That Went Tribal and Other Works

CAL_20130222_bubash_mainCourtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum: The Patron Saint of White Guys That Went Tribal and Other Works, the first solo museum exhibition of work by Pittsburgh artist Nick Bubash features a recreation of the artist’s studio which focuses on a large group of found object sculptures. These sculptures reveal a playful approach to the artist’s practices and sardonic sense of humor… (more…)


Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories from the Road

Psychedelic s for webBy Paul Dobleman: Due to the fact I’ve been on the road, I haven’t had the chance to do a proper psychedelic story, so you are going to just have to hear one of mine… (more…)


Craft Your Profession (VIDEO)

Craft Your Profession – Old Star Press from Josh on Vimeo.

My names Josh McHale, I’ve been doing the videos for Tattoo Artist Magazine since 2007. I created a new series called, Craft Your Profession. It focuses on individuals who create art and make a profession out of it doing it all by themselves. I do the same with the video aspect of it… (more…)


Streaming Version of Tattoo Nation Movie Available Today!

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Click here to get the Streaming DVD version of Tattoo Nation.

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Tattoo Nation

For years people saw tattoos as a sign of rebellion. A middle finger salute to the rest of the world. Outlaw bikers got tattoos. Sailors on leave in Singapore got tattoos. Lifers in the joint got tattoos. But now in the United States one out of every three adults under forty has a tattoo! So what happened? How did tattoo go from something that was put on you to an expression that comes from within you? Tattoo Nation tells the story of a few people who helped transform the world of tattoo, and the way we think about tattoos, forever. This is the true story of the ink revolution.

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