Deb Yarian on Zeke Owen

I saw him before I found out who he was. A striking figure of a man... He was movie star handsome with the physique of a boxer.It was 1980.  I was 21 and tattooing at a friend's shop in Daytona Beach, Fla.We weren't introduced but when I was told who he

Tattoo for the Philippines

By Marisa Kakoulas Reblogged from: www.needlesandsins.com Last week, I wrote, with a heavy heart, about how the tattoo community lost one of our own, Agit Sustento, in the devastating typhoon in the Philippines. And, as a true community, artists and collectors from around the world are joining Tattoo for the Philippines, and raising funds

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum: Two-Year Anniversary

From Annemarie Beers to all the ATM followers, supporters and Blue Bone Society members, Yesterday, two years ago we opened the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum. With help from a lot friends from all over the world we managed to start a great museum and realized Henk’s dream. Opening day and night was one

P.INK DAY 2013

By Marisa Kakoulas Reblogged from: www.needlesandsins.com In March, we wrote about the Personal Ink Project or P.INK, which is an incredible resource that offers tattoo inspiration, ideas and info for breast cancer survivors. It also is a place where these women can research and perhaps even connect with skilled artists who can transform mastectomy

Ego Death Part 2: Just Fucking Do It!

So it looks like the Ego Death kickstarter project will be fully funded (thanks for your shares and support)! It's still going until Wednesday at around 12:20pm Pacific time so I am doing some last mintue promotions to try and get more funds to make the show even better. I've

Pennyroyal Studio/BJ Betts Collaboration Project

  MediaContact for Pennyroyal Studio: press@pennyroyalstudio.com Jewelry Designer And Tattoo Artist Join Forces Against AIDS Pennyroyal Studio And BJ Betts Release Alphabet Jewelry To Benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA (June 24th, 2013):  Jewelry design company, Pennyroyal Studio and tattoo artist/lettering expert, BJ Betts have released a collection of handcrafted alphabet jewelry with

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

Fxck Cancer Fundraising Benefit at HB Tattoo

By Thomas Morgan What up y'all, for those who don't know who I am, my name is Thomas Morgan from HB Tattoo in Southern California. As most of you already know, on November 21st the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum was taken away from all of us, doors locked forbidding access and collection

True South Fundraiser in Hollywood on Nov 11th

Courtesy of True South: True Tattoo and friends will be hosting a charity benefit for our friends Turbo, Ben, Rob and families on 11/11/12 at 8 p.m. at True Tattoo in Hollywood, CA... The event will include raffle items, a live auction, gifts and more from Tim Hendricks, Chad Ramsay,