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Erik Gillespie Motor City Tattoo Expo 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley

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Sailor Jerry’s Birthday Celebration in Chicago and New York on January 14th

sailor jerry-102Courtesy of Sailor Jerry: On Monday January 14, we’re marking the 102nd birthday of Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins by giving 102 people Sailor Jerry anchor tattoos. An anchor tattoo is something special. A symbol of what grounds you. Sailor Jerry’s anchor flash displays the hallmarks that made him a legend. Bold lines. Refined forms. And a single-minded attention to detail. Look closely, he even incorporated his initials “SJ” into the design…  (more…)


*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 up with our buddy Oliver Peck. We spent the next 48-hours recovering from messed up sleeping schedules and wrenching the final details on our bikes before heading east. That Sunday the 15th of July the absolute worst wrench was thrown into our adrenaline plan. “We didn’t even make it to the freeway,” became Jordan’s favorite line as he chuckled and told the story of his broken legs and ankles numerous times followed by one of his token light-hearted jokes over the next three weeks… (more…)


20 Questions With Nick Colella From Chicago Tattoo Company (VIDEO)

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Chicago Tattoo Company: Donations for Rudy Carrillo

By Nick Colella
A good friend and coworker at Chicago Tattoo Company, Rudy Carrillo was hit by a car a few days ago while riding his bike home, Rudy has no insurance and two daughters to take care of. He has a broken mandible and is seeing a plastic surgeon today to help repair damages to his chin. The force of the hit was so bad that the front fork of his bike was sheered clean for the rest of the frame. We are asking everyone if they can make a donation to help out with Rudy’s hospital bills while is out of work. We are trying to get a fundraiser together soon to help out as well.

All donations can be sent to his PayPal at rudski1315@gmail.com

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Sailor Jerry’s Birthday To Be Commemorated With Free Tattoos

Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum Company and Chicago Tattoo Company:  An authentic birthday celebration will be held Saturday, January 14th to commemorate what would have been the 101st birthday of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, the father of American tattooing. To mark the occasion, Sailor Jerry Rum Co. will offer 101 complimentary tattoos featuring iconic Norman Collins designs at The Chicago Tattooing Company in Chicago…

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Mario Desa at MUSINK

(Mario can be found at Chicago Tattoo Company in beautiful Chicago, IL) (more…)

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