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Tattoo Artist Magazine Goes Digital! (Issue #15)

Because you demanded it… Tattoo Artist Magazine is now available digitally! (To subscribers and professional tattooers ONLY.) We are proud to announce that we will be releasing the entire catalog of TAM for your mobile devices. The issues will be available exclusively through our TAM Pro Store. Each issue will be available to view and save on your iPhone, iPad, Android or tablet device. Once purchased you will be sent a link to download TAM content directly to your device. The issues can be read and stored in iBooks or Kindle Reader. You will also have the option to save on your home computer and store in iTunes… (more…)


Canyon Webb: 1st Annual Park City Utah Tattoo Convention Review

By Canyon Webb
Our flight left at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, still dark and half-asleep getting on the plane. The onset of pre-flight jitters and excitement of going to a new place fight the urge to sleep. It seemed like I closed my eyes and re-opened them to notice the reflection of the sun on a huge salty lake. We were here, and the landscape was scattered in jagged mountains, dirt and sagebrush. Down the escalator to the baggage claim as a black suited driver holds a sign that says Jeff Gogué, I turn to look at Jeff with a huge smile… (more…)


The Southern Oregon Custom Classic

By Nicki Kasper
Calling all bike enthusiasts… The Southern Oregon Custom Classic is fast approaching. It’s a bicycle themed gallery show I’m curating at Off The Map’s new Northwest location in Grants Pass, Oregon on September 7th from 7pm to 10pm…  (more…)


Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part VI)

Conclusion: New Horizons

So what would our society look like if everyone wholeheartedly explored their personal limits, found their edges, played with them, gracefully forgave themselves for inevitable shortcomings and learned to remain steadfast in that shaky, uncertain, sometimes excruciating inner territory? My guess is that the resulting paradigm shift would have vastly positive effects on both the collective and personal levels… (more…)


Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part V)

Down the Road

Living with these concepts begins to have another, more subtle transformative effect: you begin to embrace doing things now for the benefits you’ll reap later, like an expert chess player who thinks 5 moves in advance. Lifting weights once doesn’t guarantee an Olympian’s physique, nor does one meditation session result in total liberation of the mind. But small daily challenges and rational, calculated risks, repeated over a long enough span of time, help cultivate patience and an unshakable trust in yourself that helps you stay focused on your larger goals… (more…)


Jeff Gogué: Tattoo Expo Napoli, What An Experience…

By Jeff Gogué
When I first agreed to attend the tattoo expo in Napoli, Italy… Honestly, I had doubts I would make it. It would be my third trip to Italy in less than a year. I, of course, am honored and grateful to be invited anywhere and would continuously be on the road if it wasn’t for my responsibilities at home. I love adventure and with an ever-present awareness of my own mortality, I want to experience as much as I can before the bell tolls. I wouldn’t call myself a thrill seeker. I hardly call myself a traveler, but I do what I can to make new friends and see new places. Napoli was a new place. Different than the places I’ve been before in so many ways…  (more…)


Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part IV)

Going Against The Grain

One important distinction becomes apparent sometime after embarking on a personal challenge program: that you are suddenly at odds with the prevailing cultural attitude of convenience and pleasure craving. Someone obsessed with meeting and mastering challenges easily develops a counterintuitive yet healthy relationship to discomfort. The uneasiness of this feeling becomes a signpost letting you know you’re following the correct path, rather than a warning sign to turn around or shut down. Suffering (in appropriate amounts) becomes a valuable commodity, a friendly companion in a sometimes-lonely quest for betterment…  (more…)


Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part III)

Expanding the Circle

A great way to picture all of this visually is to represent yourself or any person as a circle. Since a circle has no beginning or end, and no corners, openings or angles, it’s perfect for representing the psychological concepts of wholeness and growth… (more…)


Nicki Kasper: On The Road in Napoli, Italy (VIDEO)

By Nicki Kasper
There are times in our lives that we’re blessed with real experiences, the kind of experiences that can change us if our eyes are open to them. If you sit quietly and observe… If you can really take in what’s going on around you and reflect on it for a moment, you have a chance to see so much, and you have a chance to better yourself.

Tattoo Expo Napoli was one of those experiences for me, and I’m gonna go out on a limb, to a very vulnerable place for me and try to share some things about how it all made me feel… (more…)


Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part II)

The Path Of Resistance

Another way of explaining this practice is through the concept of physical resistance. All weight training, bodybuilding, and other fitness modalities are built upon this one inescapable law of physics. For example, a person’s muscles may reach failure and soreness after their first attempt at lifting a designated amount of weight. After the proper sequences of rest and further attempts are followed, the 20th attempt at lifting this same amount of weight may feel effortless, and the weight must then be increased so that the muscles can be challenged to grow stronger once more. In essence, if you undertake some type of challenge enough times in a controlled manner, the task will eventually become easier. Apply the weight resistance metaphor to anything difficult you’ve worked on in your life, and you’ll quickly see a correlation…  (more…)


Nick Baxter: Walking The Razor’s Edge Mini Blog Series (Part I)

By Nick Baxter

Introduction: The Terrain

Imagine walking a tightrope stretched high above the ground, a wire so taught and thin that to slip to either side would result in certain injury, like traversing the edge of a razor. Behind you lies the wreckage of your former limitations—no turning back! On the horizon awaits the realization of all your life’s goals and dreams. To either side, nihilism and oblivion. Slowly, surely, forward is the way… the only way… (more…)


Canyon Webb: Making Good Choices

By Canyon Webb
Making good choices is an important part of life, let alone tattooing. Frankly my biggest mistakes were bad decisions, or uncalculated risks. As crazy as it sounds, I just came to this realization while moving to a different location and acquiring new clients. To some degree my mentality was wrapped up in karmic thinking… A “we get what we deserve” thought process…  (more…)


Nick Baxter: Realism Techniques II

By Nick Baxter
After recently finishing my newest series of paintings for my show in May/June at Last Rites Gallery, I had a chance to revisit an experimental painting I’d started this past summer while attending a workshop by my friend Jeff Gogué, a phenomenal painter and tattoo artist in Grant’s Pass, OR… (more…)


Canyon Webb: Motivation and Inspiration

By Canyon Webb
Have you ever felt a lack of motivation or inspiration? Welcome to the world of an artist. An artist’s biggest battle is to stay inspired and motivated. Outside of the creative world this is a very normal emotion, one we tend to ignore when we’re filling our time with TV or political propaganda, (distractions in general). The most inspiring thing can be the most unexpected…  (more…)


Dan Henk: Ink Master

By Dan Henk
So, let’s talk about the new tattoo show, Ink Master. It was originally pitched to me (as I’m sure it was to several artists) by a lady named Lisa. She said, and this is an almost direct quote, “We have people on this show like Jeff Gouge and Guy Aitchison. That’s who we’re talking to. Do you think you can compete?”  (more…)


The First World Wide Traveling Tattoo Conference: Free Ticket Giveaway

By Gabe Ripley
Guy Aitchison Seminar: “The Extra Mile Is Never Crowded- A Few Extra Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Stand Out” Included as part of the Worldwide Tattoo Conference educational program, $800 for 6 2-hour classes (see event description for more information).  Free ticket giveaway: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dENTeUV2QTJfdE1VMXBOMWo0S1JOclE6MQ (more…)


The First World Wide Traveling Tattoo Conference Giveaway

By Gabe Ripley
To have a chance to win a free ticket to the World Wide Tattoo Conference, please click the link below and fill out form. Winners will be chosen at the start of next week: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dENTeUV2QTJfdE1VMXBOMWo0S1JOclE6MQ

Six of the world’s most famous tattoo artists will gather together in the Chicago area to share their expertise and experiences. Two days of full immersion into the secrets that made Guy Aitchison, Jeff Gogue, Nick Baxter, Boris, Bob Tyrrell and Alex De Pase very popular and successful. The program includes a series of highly integrated core seminars and lectures that provide attendees with a great opportunity to learn more about the technical skills, tips and tricks and suggestions that can make you a better tattooist. Every artist will explain his unique artistic approach to body art and show his own peculiar vision on the tattoo world. (more…)


Paradise Tattoo Gathering Seminars (Availability Limited)

Don’t miss out on these events at the Paradise Tattoo Gathering: http://www.tattoogathering.com/events.html. Registration for seminars is still available.

Guest speakers include, Chet Zaz, Shawn Barber, Chris Dingwell, Workhorse Irons, Jeff Gogue, Nick Baxter, Teresa Sharpe, Joe Capobianco, Larry Brogan, Robert Ryan, Tommy Lee, Kim Ripley, Velvet Panther Insurance, Alex DePase, Rob the tattoo shop accountant, Craola, Mario rosenau, BJ Betts, Bez, Liorcifer, Hunter Spanks, Gunnar, Bob Tyrrell, Big Gus, Nick Baxter, Tom Strom and Jeff Gogue.

For more info please go to the Paradise tattoo Gathering site: http://www.tattoogathering.com/

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Seattle Tattoo Expo: On the Road in Washington

By Nicki Kasper
My trip to Seattle started a little rough… I was trying to get to my hotel to pick up all my boxes and drop them off at the venue before they closed at 7 p.m. but apparently there are two Roy Streets in Seattle, and my navigation system had other plans for me. After I got all the boxes loaded into my car, I made my way to Super Genius for Damon Conklin’s pre-funk party…

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Tattoo Artist Magazine Video Downloads

Now you can digitally own a little piece of tattoo history!

The following videos were previously released on the CD ROMs and DVDs that accompany each issue of Tattoo Artist Magazine from 2002-present. The $1.99 videos include artists, Jeff Gogué, Shige, Thomas Hooper, CIV, Alex Reinke, Chad Koeplinger, Chuck Eldridge, Dana Helmuth, Frank Lee, Jason Brooks, Jeff Rassier, Matt Arriola, Matt Shamah, Wido de Marval, Sid Stankovitz and Nikko Hurtado.

The $0.99 videos include artists, Uncle Allan, Ernie Gosnell, Tony Hundahl, Trevor McStay, Mick Tattoo, Mike (Rollo) Malone, Oliver Peck, Tim Hendricks, Keith Underwood, Jim Rosal, Joel Long, Juan Puente, Hunter Spanks, Horiyoshi II, Filip Leu, Eric Doyle, Chris Trevino, Chris O’ Donnell, Chad Soner, Beppe Strambini and Aaron Bell…

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Cory Norris Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview Issue #26

Interview by Jeff Gogué
Cory Norris: The approach that I take in life is going to be the same approach that I take for every tattoo, for the work that I do. I go at it with an open mind, I listen, I am observant. Obviously with a tattoo, you’re working on somebody else so they’re going to have their own agenda on what they’re wanting in the tattoo. You have to be respectful of that, but hopefully they’ll give you some leeway to open up and express yourself through it, to a certain degree… (more…)


Oregon Inkshow, On the Road in Eugene

By Nicki Kasper

My weekend started with Damon Conklin’s solo gallery show down in Grants Pass at Gogué Art on Friday night.  I had to miss the first day of the Eugene convention, but I was committed to the gallery show, and had been working on support products for it for months… (more…)


Jeff Gogue: Calvaria Book Preview (VIDEO)

Calvaria is the Latin word for skull.  This book is a collection of skulls painted and tattooed by Jeff Gogué from 2006-2010.  It is printed with the highest quality paper and ink available, and bound by hand. The cover is made of the finest Italian leatherette, and debossed with a custom die designed by Jeff… [Additional video and pictures on expanded page] (more…)


Artist Profile: Jeff Gogué (VIDEO)

Jeff Gogué started his career as a tattooer in 1999 after working in construction for eight years.  He is self-taught, and never had an apprenticeship, although he credits Cory Norris and Kevin Cox for mentoring him along the way. [Video and pictures on expanded page] (more…)


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