Himalayan High: Tattooing in the Shadow of Everest

By Kiri Westby When I first heard there was a tattoo convention in Kathmandu, Nepal I was astounded! I lived in Nepal as a college student, worked there as a human rights activist during the recent civil war and have spent a lot of time studying Nepali language and culture. I also

Chad Koeplinger’s 10 Best Meals of 2013 (So Far)

By Erin Mosbaugh Reblogged from: http://firstwefeast.com/travel/ Chad Koeplinger humbly identifies as a "tattoo maker." His trade takes him all over the world, and his hunger brings him to the some of the best restaurants around. Tattooing has taken Chad—a Grand Rapids, MI native—to 70 countries. He's tattooed on every continent. And, by our

Tattoo Culture #2 Available Now!

Hey Everyone! We're very excited to announce the release of Tattoo Culture Magazine #2... and with it, another occasion to do what most believed impossible- to Educate, Entertain & Inspire tattoo fans around the world with articles created by conscious leaders of the professional tattoo community uniquely FOR the public. This is

Tattoo Artist Magazine Goes Digital! (Issues #20 and #21)

Because you demanded it... Tattoo Artist Magazine is now available digitally! (To subscribers and professional tattooers ONLY.) We are proud to announce that we will be releasing the entire catalog of TAM for your mobile devices. The issues will be available exclusively through our TAM Pro Store. Each issue will

*UPDATE* True South: Jordan Teear Relief Party

Story by Aaron (Tex) Finnin and party photos by Casey Keener:  One month ago Jordan Teear and I were high-fiving in celebration of his first 24-hour Friday 13th super party completion. It was to kick off our long-awaited 4,000 mile summer ride from Los Angles to New York City to meet

Oliver Peck: On the Road in Ireland at Allstar Tattoo

By Oliver Peck(er) Last week I continued my journey and went from Stockholm, Sweden to Limerick, Ireland to meet up with Ross Nagle and Dale Turner at Allstar Tattoo. Ross is one of my favorite tattooers and his business partner and shop manager Dale is a one-of-a-kind-guy, I love them both!

Horitaka: Give ‘Em A Hand Project

By Takahiro "Horitaka" Kitamura When I think about good tattooing, I think of art executed by skilled craftsman. In an era of chain stores and mass production, it is always refreshing to see something hand-made. I met Jamie from RePop through my good friend Chris Yvon. Chris told me about

Calgary Alberta Bound Tattoo and Arts Festival, On the Road in Canada

By Jesse Dolphin Hello once again, I was at the Calgary Alberta Bound Tattoo Convention a little over a week ago... Steve Peace owner of Immaculate Concepts in Calgary has for years been bringing in some of the best artists known worldwide. The show where I bought my first TAM mag.

Montreal Art Tattoo Show, On the Road in Canada

By Jesse Dolphin Hello fellow tattooer and close followers. TAM just took part in one of the smoothest running conventions this year. Montreal is a beautiful city with its fair share of beautiful tattooed people. The convention was held a the Gare Windsor, a remodeled, beautiful old train station with the natural