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Stargazing Report: NEW Telescope and the M3 Globular Cluster

By Crash
Hello all… Welcome to my second Stargazing Report. Before I share a cool new astronomical story, I want to thank everyone for the great responses and e-mails after my first post on seeing galaxies. A slew of people emailed me with questions and comments, and a handful of tattooers contacted me saying they were interested in getting their own telescopes! That’s so COOL! You won’t regret it. This hobby blows my mind like nothing else and it’s great fun to share. (*Soon I may post a blog about my recent adventure with some friends at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk during the May 20th Annular Solar Eclipse where we observed what’s known as a “Ring of Fire”! We passed out solar glasses and allowed more than 200 people to see this magnificent solar event with us!)…

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Crash: I Saw Galaxies! (VIDEO)

By Crash
At the suggestion of so many tattooers and friends out there, (who I HOPE will step up now and get involved) we are going to do some experimenting with expanding the scope of the TAM Blog and invite folks to make it more personal, more cultural and more meaningful. There’s still a need for interviews and highlights, for all the stuff that we’ve been doing here together this last year and a half… It’s important and effective, but let this be THE OFFICIAL INVITATION for our community to expand these parameters and explore our potentials together! (more…)


TAM: World Wide Tattoo Conference Review (VIDEO)

By Crash
Some may recall my enthusiastic blog report last fall on the Paradise Tattoo Gathering… Well, I’m gonna do it again! The World Wide Tattoo Conference, brainchild of Italian tattoo artist Alex De Pase and co-hosted by Gabe Ripley and TattooNOW.com, is a new first in the tattoo world; a two-day seminar event for professional tattooers, boasting lectures from six highly respected and influential global artists. More than 200 tattoo artists from around the globe travelled to St. Charles, Illinois to attend this specialized tattoo conference…  (more…)


Artist Profile: Don Ed Hardy Teaser (VIDEO)


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Paradise Tattoo Gathering, On the Road in Jiminy Peak (VIDEO)

By Crash
The Paradise Tattoo Gathering (PTG), at the Jiminy Peak Resort in Massachusetts, is a unique experience and one which I would highly recommend. In its fourth year, this convention stands alone amongst hundreds as being completely orchestrated for the benefit of tattooers. Don’t get me wrong, the public is welcome but with the location chosen and the schedule of events, it’s apparent this show is for tattooers who WANT to be in their community and who also want to improve themselves, their art and their tattooing. It’s quite unlike anything else out there and it was EXACTLY what I needed, at exactly the right time…  (More on that in a minute.)

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TLC’s Tattoo School Sponsors and Contact Information

By John Niederkorn
The expanded page contains the alleged sponsors/advertisers for the TLC show Tattoo School. After speaking with a network representative this morning, TLC would neither “confirm or deny” the validity of the advertisers listed below. Also included below is a list of e-mails and phone numbers for each executive and director in The Discovery Channel’s Communications Department. TAM urges those contacting employees of The Discovery Channel to be respectful and professional. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle…

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This Is Not a Manifesto, It’s Just My Opinion

By Crash
It’s almost as if tattooers are evolving, finally able to set aside trivialities in order to agree upon the more important issues. All this TLC outrage is kind of encouraging. Not simply because people are pissed, but because pissed people can affect change.

It reminds me of the “alien invasion” metaphor which, in movie scripts, successfully manages to unite all mankind against the invading forces that threaten humanity’s very existence! A sleepy community wakes up and starts fighting back. The parallels are amusing… (more…)


Tattoo Artist Magazine: Official Statement Regarding the New TLC TV Show: Tattoo School

By Crash

The Learning Channel, (TLC) you have stepped over the line! We urge you to reconsider. Please show at least this much respect to the professional community that you have been feeding on for the last five years. Do not promote or give airtime to the lowliest and most unethical practitioners of our treasured craft and profession. The dangers to the general public cannot be overstated…

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Mike Ness: Tattoo Artist Magazine Interview from Social Distortion, Lucero and Frank Turner Fall Tour (Photos)

By Crash

At the start of last week I got a call from Jimmy Perlman, a tattooer comrade of mine that some of you probably know as a tour manager for various rock bands.

Social Distortion live in ATL at the Tabernacle (All Photos by Brook Hewitt)

Currently he’s working with the band Lucero who, along with Frank Turner are opening up for Social Distortion this fall.

It seemed they were coming into Atlanta on Nov. 9 and (as is Jimmy’s custom no matter what city he’s in) he invited a few tattooers to a fuckin’ awesome VIP experience with the bands. (more…)


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