Amsterdam Tattoo Museum

"The Book of Lucky” by Lucky Bastard In the beginning there was the Red Light... In 1998, I took my first trip to Amsterdam to try and sit-in at the infamous Hanky Panky Tattoo. I was told by others that had worked for Hanky (Henk Schiffmacher) that it was not possible

Fear and Tattooing in Las Vegas…

By John Niederkorn Las Vegas... Home of the perpetual Affliction t-shirt and unnecessary plastic surgery... Wait. Do I really wanna go down this road? Do I really wanna start like this? Well, let's start again... Vegas; it's as if Hollywood, Times Square and Wrigleyville all had a fat overpriced tourist baby!

Fresno Tattoo Convention: On the Road in California

By John This post will be much like the Fresno convention, short and sweet! The Fresno convention is one of those rare two-day  shows that has all the talent and pageantry of a three-day convention, without the Friday blues that many of us are accustomed to.  There are very few shows

Motor City Tattoo Expo: On the Road in Detroit

By John The Motor City Tattoo Expo holds a special place in my heart. This convention (four years ago) was the very first convention I worked for Tattoo Artist Magazine. I had no clue what I was doing! Crash mostly abandoned me that first year, like a newborn gazelle, I was