Steve Looney of Pacific Soul Tattoo Chats with Horitaka

By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura I’m a regular guest artist at Pacific Soul Tattoo in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visiting tattooers and working at other people’s shops is a great way to see the world, meet new people, learn new things and expand your horizons. Working with Steve Looney and Paulo Manabe is a

Dan Smith: Sketch to Completion

By Dan Smith I thought showing how I would attempt a tattoo from the reference stage to sketching, to completion, would be an interesting blog post for Tattoo Artist Magazine (TAM). As this is an industry magazine, and similar posts have been done on reference/inspiration and technique/execution, I know I am

Eric Jones: Lindsey Howard Carmichael

So I have this co-worker, his name is Lindsey and he is slightly older than me, has been in the industry a little longer than me and knows more about music than the average music historian.  Lindsey Carmichael first tattooed me over a decade ago, while he was sitting in

Tattoo Artist Magazine California Road Trip

By Crash I'm too old for this shit, but damn, what an adventure! I thought I could write something short to share the TAM Road Trip journey and give TAM Blog a little more content. I believe the potentials we have with the TAM Blog are pretty evident, and given enough time,

Cory Norris: Dragon Back Piece, Part I

So I have to say right-off from the get-go what a huge honor this is to be asked to write for the TAM Blog. I'm always proud to be able to interact and give back to the tattoo community. I was going back-and-forth on ideas and racking my brain in-between

Ben Grillo talks Tiny Tats with Horitaka

By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura I recently had my friend Ben Grillo come visit to hang out and make some tattoos. Most of you may know Ben for his incredibly detailed single-needle masterpieces, and I thought it would be fun to do a little TAM Blog interview with Ben... 3868