Dave Shore Dragon Art Tribute and Auction

By Dave Allen Dave Shore passed away suddenly this year, the very day his shop was scheduled to close. He worked almost daily right up to the end. It is his legacy that we wish to honor! A character of mythical proportions... Stories of his days in Texas, Hawaii and Europe

Tattoo Artist Magazine: Rose Riot at NXNE and NIX

Despite an auspicious start my trip to Toronto to cover North by Northeast (NXNE) music festival and North Ink Exposure (NIX) tattoo convention was quite informative and enjoyable. NIX was my second convention and I was to learn how to run the TAM booth from the boothmaster John, as well

Northern Ink Exposure, on the Road in Toronto… Eh!

By John Niederkorn Oh... Canada? The Northern Ink Exposure (NIX) ended a string of three successive tattoo conventions for me, which would explain this post's extreme tardiness. It was my first time on Canadian soil and Kent had me super stressed about Canadian customs... Okay, lets get my story straight; "Hello,

Tattooers for Japan (UPDATE)

By Craig Driscoll The biggest earthquake to shake Japan, since records began almost 150 years ago, hit the country's northeast coast. That and the tsunami that followed has devastated the island nation of Japan. Japanese influence on modern-day tattooing is undeniably vast. The least we can do is some tattooing in

Tattooers for Japan

By John Niederkorn The recent natural disasters in Japan have sent shock-waves through the global community, which left many people wondering how they could help the Japanese people in their time of need. One such community that has been organizing to support Japan is also a community that has been heavily