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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 was, his imposing physical presence equaled the reputation that preceded him. Zeke’s name dominated tattooing for much of the latter part of the 20th century.  An iconic figure and a forefather of American tattooing.  If you know the names Sailor Jerry, Ed Hardy and Mike Malone you should know the name Zeke Owen. Sadly, Zeke is in a nursing home now and has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.His family is asking for the tattoo community’s help to cover medical expenses. They have set up an account to help with his needs and care.  If you are willing and able to help please go to husband Don and I had the great fortune to interview him a few years ago at our shop in Alaska.If you would like to learn about Zeke’s amazing tattoo journey you can read about it in issue #39 of Tam. Thank you for your help!   This Month of January, TAM will donate 30% of sales of issue 39th to assist Zeke! Zeke has done a lot for tattooing, and he needs the community’s support. Please give what you can, and spread the word! Get TAM Issue 39 Today and Help Support Zeke!   ... Read More »

Dave Shore Dragon Art Tribute and Auction

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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 are from an era in tattooing few of us got to witness. Dave worked under the banner of such great tattooists as Mike Malone, Zeke Owens and Henk (Hanky Panky) Schiffmacher and alongside Ed Hardy, Horiyoshi, Luke Atkinson, Corey Miller, Paul Jefferies and many more. Dave was bigger than life and left a great impression wherever he went… Read More »

True South Fundraiser: Performance by Ben Nichols (LUCERO) January 26th

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Visit True South Relief Fund for more info at Info updates on online auction: Instagram: @truesouth For more on Woody visit: Please repost and share this event with your friends and family! Read More »

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 taken hostage! The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum is the first museum that is totally dedicated to tattooing. It shows the world’s largest tattoo collection, collected by Henk (Hanky Panky) Schiffmacher. Fighting tooth and nail along side of Henk is his lovely wife Louise ‘The Queen’ Schiffmacher. In the midst of their year-long battle to save the Museum, Louise recently got news that she has liver cancer and needs a transplant. (Letter from Louise: Now they need our support more than ever. That’s where we come in! We have recently teamed up with an Non-Profit Foundation based here in Huntington Beach, CA called “Fxck Cancer” a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Together, I think all of us in the tattoo community, along with Fxck Cancer can raise the funds needed to help out Louise, Henk and the Foundation…  Read More »

True South Online Auction Fundraiser on January 15th


Courtesy of True South: True South will be having an online auction of original art, prints and tattoo machines beginning Jan. 15th to help raise funds for our friend Woody who was recently in a mountain biking accident. More info to come. Artists works from: Tim Hendricks, Josh Arment, Jordan Teear, Erik Gillespe, Jason McCaffe, Todd Nobel, Nick Colella, Eric Perfect, JoJo Ackermann, Carl Hallowell, Matt Arriola, Bubba Reeves, Oliver MacIntosh, Tom Moser, Eric Jones, Ross Nagle, Dave Cavalcante, Lindsey Carmichael, Jud Ferguson, Thomas Kenney, Jon Miro, Beau Brady, Greg DeHoot, Little Linda, Dan Smith, Carlos Rojas, Chris Stuart, Juan Puente, Ben Mack, Raking Light Projects and more… Read More »

The Restore Red Hook Art Show: Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser


On Sunday, December 16 from 2pm to 8pm The Restore Red Hook Art Show will bring together some of the most prominent names in the tattoo industry to Kidd Studios (133 Imlay St.) for a benefit to help local Red Hook businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. In addition to a silent auction, the benefit will offer on-site tattoos, live music, and a cash bar…  Read More »

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, Tim Beck, Ron Meyers Greywash, Krooked Ken, Nick Colella, Bell Helmets and others. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief as well. Visit True South Relief Fund for more info at Please repost and share this event with your friends and family! Read More »

TAM News: One Million Reasons to Say ‘Thank You’


By John  As many of you know, we started this little TAM Blog less than two years ago after I “convinced” Crash and Kent to hire me full-time to spearhead the digital media nerd moment that is sweeping the world-over… So, I am happy to announce that this week the TAM Blog has surpassed the 1 million page view mark already! This amazing accomplishment is greatly due to all of our contributors, writers, followers and sponsors that have helped us grow and build a digital space for tattooers and enthusiasts to share stories, ideas and events, not just with the tattoo community, but the entire globe…  Read More »

Food Tattoos For Hunger


Courtesy of Off the Map Tattoo: On November 18th, 2012 TattooNOW, along with dozens of other tattoo studios will commit their time and efforts to Food Tattoos For Hunger day. Participating artists, shops and donators will all work in partnership with Feeding America and will be doing food tattoos for donations to food banks. Off the Map Tattoo is looking for studios to join the effort. If you are interested in joining the event, please fill out the submission form with your contact info and we will contact you… Read More »

The Bordo Bello Skateboard Art Show and Fundraiser


The Bordo Bello Skateboard Art Show and Fundraiser is gearing up for their 5th annual event and here’s your chance to be a part of it. Every fall Bordo Bello assembles artists from all over the world to contribute their designs to the medium of skateboards to benefit the AIGA, the professional association for design, and their mentorship program…  Read 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… Read More »

Tim Hendricks: True South Relief Fund Benefit Hosted by True Tattoo


By Tim Hendricks Check it out everyone, True South Relief Fund will be holding a benefit on Saturday, July 28th at True Tattoo in Hollywood. Come on by and show your support for some good people who have been tragically struck on their motorbikes recently, it’ll be a good time and a good positive vibe. I’ll be there helping out with the auction and donating whatever I can. If you can’t make it out then maybe you can donate a few dollars through paypal by clicking the button underneath. Donate at PayPal here: Thank you so much for your support – Tim (Please visit Tim’s blog and the True South Facebook page for more info…) Read More »

True South: Jordan Teear Relief Fund


By Aaron (Tex) Finnin: As some of you may or may not know one of my best friends Jordan Teear and I have been planning a ride from Los Angeles to NYC for months… Yesterday as we were leaving he was hit by a lady going 60-plus MPH… Jordan is stable and fortunate to be in as good of shape as he is but has a long road to recovery… He is resting and waiting for surgery on his two broken legs… Jordan is a great tattooer from London, one of the best guys I know, and is miles away from friends and family… We have set up a PayPal for him to aid in his needs during recovery until he can get back on his feet… Those that know him can attest that he is one of the most amazing and positive people around… A true gentleman… Please keep him in your thoughts in his recovery… If you would like to donate to him send as a “gift” to PayPal account… Read More »

Dean Dennis Legendary Tattooer: Donation for Medical Services


Courtesy of Dos Changos Locos Tattoo: Dean Dennis is very sick with a brain tumor. We have set up an account to help him with his medical costs. Please hit the donate button and give what you can. The funds will go to Dean and his family to help with his medical costs. Read More »

Mark “Tigger” Liddell’s Life Celebration


Courtesy of Mari Bell Bones: Mark “Tigger” Liddell was a true one-in-a-million man who lived life to its fullest! He was a Renaissance man with advanced degrees in some pretty serious topics yet always made time for decadence and debauchery on a grand scale. He was a man who is now evolving into legend — and his family is in need of assistance…  Read More »

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