Artist Spotlight – Jojo Ackermann

Jojo Ackermann has been tattooing since 1992 and was in a street shop until recently moving to Ten Thousand Waves in Sherman Oaks, CA. As you’ll see from his work featured in the gallery below, Jojo doesn’t really specialize in any single tattooing style. He enjoys giving his clients the

Robert Atkinson and Jojo Ackermann: Ten Thousand Waves

Robert Atkinson and Jojo Ackermann

By Nicki Kasper How long have you guys been tattooing? Where are you from?  What shops were you in before opening Ten Thousand Waves?    Robert: We both started tattooing in 1992… I grew up in Santa Clarita, North LA.  I've worked in many shop throughout my career, Melrose Tattoo, Royal Tattoo in Denmark,

JoJo Ackermann: Fear of a Flash Planet

By JoJo Ackermann About six months ago, three guys in their early 20s walked into the shop around opening time with the request to have a heart and the word “Mom” tattooed on their asses. Honestly, I thought they were just screwing around but after a few laughs and some more

Robert Atkinson Tattoo Artist Magazine #30 Article Preview

Interview By Jojo Ackermann Jojo Ackermann: I love pre-Internet how-to-make-it-work stories. It's putting the footwork in that makes you appreciate what you've got down the road. Robert Atkinson: I was a totally different game, man. It really was. But it wasn't until after the L.A. earthquake in '94 that I moved down

JoJo Ackermann: That’s The Impression That I Get

By JoJo Ackermann “Tattoos are my life!” That is a bold statement. I have heard it from beginners with less than five years and from veteran tattooers with more than 20 years in the craft... Hell, I have even said it myself. It would seem that most people who begin their journey