The Risks of New Tattoos . . .

It’s the moment of truth. Your tattoo artist has wiped way the cleanser and you are looking in the mirror or down at your fresh tattoo.  Most of us have total satisfaction with this event.  The time, thought, energy, physical endurance and the financial investment all comes to fruition in

Inside the Mind of a Tattoo Apprentice

Every artist starts somewhere and these days, IF you want to be a legitimate and respected practitioner in the field, that means earning your right to a tattoo machine through a tattoo apprenticeship.  For every apprentice out there trying to do it the right way, there are hoards of unethical

Are Tattoo Conventions Sanitary? Helpful Guidelines–

Tattoo conventions certainly have a lot to offer tattoo enthusiasts and the local communities, starting with access to some of the best artists from around the world, without the expense of flights and accommodations. The question of sanitation at conventions has long been a topic of concern debated by artists and

How to paint Danny Trejo w/artist Ettore Bechis

by Ettore Bechis Danny Trejo is one of the most easily recognizable tattooed actors of our generation. From Desperado to Heat and his solo film, Machete, Danny's tattoos are nearly as famous as he is! A big thank you to artist Ettore Bechis for submitting this article to TAM. Enjoy! 27750

Can You Tattoo Over my Scar/Stretch Marks?

That's a question we tattoo artists get asked a lot- "Can you tattoo over  scar tissue?" The answer to this question is yes, no, and maybe. It is possible to tattoo scars, (meaning, you can insert ink into scar tissue), but it's important to realize that scar tissue differs from the rest

Aftercare: Skinlock product info

Skinlock is a supporter and paid advertiser of TAM, they also happen to offer one of the most unique aftercare product lines around, with some top notch names supporting them. I really can't wait to try it out, myself. [NOTE: This is for artists- Skinlock sells only to tattoo shops and

Price of tattoos: why cheap ain’t good!

The Pricing Of Tattoos. Some basics to consider. -By Crash There's an old saying- "Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good." - Let's talk about why. Once the decision has been made to get a tattoo, the next thing people generally want to know is- "How much will it cost?" Though typical,

Tattoo Removal: HELP! I got a bad SCRATCHER TATTOO!

Worst tattoos

Tattoo Removal Tips From The Pros A tattoo is something meant to last a lifetime. Regrettably, what an individual wants on their body today may not be what he or she wants 2 or twenty years from now. Regardless of that fact, it assumes the tattoo we've chosen is actually what

Nick Baxter: Notes and Advice 9

By Nick Baxter "If you wish to make certain your painting will succeed, a minimum of three things must come from you–and only you. The first thing is knowing why you want to paint your subject, the second is an analytical grasp of what you see, and the third is the

Jeff Gogue on attracting large scale tattoo clients

By TattooNOWTV Jeff Gogue, internationally known for his famed original tattooing style and amazingly popular tattooing seminars, talks about how to attract large scale tattoo clients including backpieces and sleeve tattoos. Jeff chats about how the Shige and New Skool Collective backpiece books and his own experience getting a backpiece have

Russ Abbott/Guy Aitchison Collaboration: TODAY

  Russ Abbott and Guy Aitchison are gearing up for a major collaboration, which will be webcast live this October 22-23 from Off The Map Tattoo in Easthampton, Mass., where you'll see biomech, ornamental and dimensional graphic elements fused into something totally new. The first session's webcast will be free to

Alex de Pase on the World Wide Tattoo Conference

By Nicki Kasper What was the inspiration for the World Wide Tattoo Conference, and who's idea was it in the beginning?  The project WWTC (WorldWideTattooConference) was conceived in 2011. The original idea was to get together different talented Tattoists in an itinerant multicultural context who would travel around the world, stopping over

Guy Aitchison – Jeff Gogué tattooing

In this one hour clip Guy Aitchison and Jeff Gogue join talents for this unprecedented tattoo event. Guy and Jeff come together to create a large collaborative sleeve tattoo that includes both traditional Japanese elements and some more modern techniques and effects. This is an amazing opportunity for you to