Dana Helmuth: We are Pirates in a Sea of Blood

Pirates in a sea of blood

By Dana Helmuth As I stepped across the gap from platform to train, encumbered by the weight of my baggage and gear, in the short span of less than one foot I was  magically teleported me back in time to another part of my life, like a sacred opening that led

Dana Helmuth: It Really Doesn’t Get Any Better…

By Dana Helmuth My name is Dana Helmuth and I tattoo full-time at Independent Tattoo on Fenwick Island, Delaware, three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and just north of the coastal town I grew up in Ocean City, Maryland. I began tattooing professionally in 1998. This last week was great. The energy in

Matt Amey: Self-Portrait Painting (VIDEO)

In 2008, I returned to college to study Fine Art at the University of Delaware. In December of 2009 I created this self portrait, in oil paint, over the span of 40-plus hours of painting. I constructed the stretcher bars out of one-by-three inch poplar and stretched the five-by-six foot