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*New* Photos Added To The Gallery

Tattoos by Dillon Forte

http://www.dillonfortetattoo.com

Oakland, CA

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*New Photos Added To The Gallery

Tattoos by Jayme Goodwin

http://www.jaymegoodwinart.com

Roseville, CA

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*New* Photos Added To The Gallery

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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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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Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories March’s WINNER!

Psychedelic s for webBy Paul Dobleman: 

Here is the Psychedelic Stories winner for March, thanks to everyone who participated…  (more…)


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

TattooNation_FacebookCard_6By 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.’ “ (more…)


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

tattoo-nation-la-sneak-peek-1By 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…

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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
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Sierra Colt: Ink Fusion

inkfusionartistsandcustomersphotobybearcattattoogalleryBy Sierra Colt
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Four motivated artists, four trusting clients, and a little favor from the tattoo gods. Ink Fusion is a new creation from Bearcat Tattoo Gallery in San Diego, CA. The idea is to take four willing clients and four artists all trusting of each other and do four separate collaboration pieces all at the same time…  (more…)


Danny Trejo Talks About ‘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
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