Artist Spotlight – Christopher Brand

Christopher Brand  @cbrandworks Los Angeles, CA Christopher Brand is a major voice for positive change in tattoo culture and believes in bringing tattoos out of the grungy underground that many people view it as and shine a light on the positive nature of tattoos and tattoo culture. He’s primarily known for combining

Entrancing Hannya Tattoos

The Hannya is a mask used in Noh theater, which is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th Century. The mask represents a jealous female serpent and is most commonly featured with two sharp bull horns, a leering mouth and metallic eyes. It’s

World’s top Japanese tattoo artists pt3: Mick Tattoo

10 of the world's best Japanese tattoo artists pt3: Mick Tattoo I spent a few days looking through my travel archives while preparing for this Artist Profile on Mick Tattoo, aka Mick from Zurich, (or, for you Game of Thrones fans)- aka Mick: the King of Dragons! When looking back on

Japanese Tattoos as Fine Art

By Liz Ohanesian Source: www.laweekly.com On Saturday afternoon, four tattoo artists went to work inside Little Tokyo's Japanese American National Museum for the opening of "Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in the Modern World." They spent hours taking ink and needles to flesh, adding to the large, detailed illustrations that already marked their

Sailor Jerry: Chris Trevino Hold Fast (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqNPLm3uOr8&w=560&h=315] Courtesy of Salior Jerry: Chris Trevino is an expert in traditional Japanese tattooing who earned the nickname "Horimana" after studying for five years under the legendary master Horiyoshi III. His elaborate, full-body representations of Asian symbology reminds us of the later works by Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins aka Horismoku.

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