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I Deserve To Be Naked If I Want To

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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 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. Read More »

*New* Photos Added To The Gallery

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Tattoos by Megan Wilson Mw86.tumblr.com Analog Tattoo Arts Kollectiv, San Jose & San Francisco, CA Read More »

*New* Photos Added To The Gallery

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Tattoos by Dillon Forte http://www.dillonfortetattoo.com Oakland, CA Read More »

*New Photos Added To The Gallery

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Tattoos by Jayme Goodwin http://www.jaymegoodwinart.com Roseville, CA Read More »

*New* Photos Added To The Gallery

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Tattoos by Joshua David Obie https://www.stateofgracetattoo.com San Jose, CA Read More »

A Revival of Kustom Kulture in California

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By Phil Patton Reblogged from: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com 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.” Read More »

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! Read More »

Nick Bubash: The Patron Saint of White Guys That Went Tribal and Other Works

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Courtesy 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… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories from the Road

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By 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… Read More »

Craft Your Profession (VIDEO)

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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… Read More »

Streaming Version of Tattoo Nation Movie Available Today!

Click here to get the Streaming DVD version of Tattoo Nation. Yekra Player Yekra is a revolutionary new distribution network for feature films. 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. Read More »

Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories March’s WINNER!

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By Paul Dobleman:  Here is the Psychedelic Stories winner for March, thanks to everyone who participated…  Read More »

Variety: It Hurts So Good at ‘Tattoo Nation’ Premiere Opens Today 4/4/13

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By Michelle Salemi (Original story appears at: http://variety.com/) Skin artwork was not a sign of rebellion but camaraderie at the L.A. preem of D&E’s doc “Tattoo Nation” on March 28. “There’s just such great soul in these tattoo artist, and then if you have the talent, pass it on!” tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy said before the Arclight screening. Actor Danny Trejo, whose tattoos include a family portrait of his children on his back, gets asked a lot about his ink: “People ask me if my tattoos have hindered my career. I say, ‘For the first five years of it.’ I played inmate number one. The only thing I heard the director say was ‘Danny, take off your shirt.’ “ Read More »

Tattoo Artist Magazine’s ‘Tattoo Nation’ Sneak Peek Opening In Theaters On 4/4/13 (VIDEO)

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By Kent Smith When approached by Eric Schwartz and John Corry (the director and producer) of Tattoo Nation over a year ago, we knew they were on to something good. While they were not apart of the industry, we knew they were doing this movie the “right way.” Eric had taken his time and developed a story that encompassed the true black and grey history of tattooing… Read More »

Ink Shadows Music Video For ‘Tattoo Nation’ Opening In Theaters On 4/4/13

Courtesy of Tattoo Nation:  For Country, City and Theater listings visit: https://www.facebook.com/notes/tattoo-nation-movie/137-us-theaters/600257663333494. Find Music from TATTOO NATION at iTunes on 4-2-13. Tickets at:http://www.TattooNationScreenings.com Read More »