For the Record: Gib (Tatts) Thomas

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Gib Thomas, as the story is told, was born in New Orleans around the turn of the 20th century. Early on it was obvious that he had drawing talent, and at the tender age of 14 he left home to make his own way. Somewhere along

For the Record: Prof. James S. Fraser

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Sometimes all it takes is just one image to set you off on a historical voyage. A few months ago, Mr. Grez from King Avenue Tattoo e-mailed me looking for help in identifying an old-time tattooist. Mr. Grez had a beautifully painted sheet of flash with a

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Mike Rubendall Episode III (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Aant0OILlA&w=560&h=315] Courtesy of VICE.com: In this episode of Tattoo Age, Rubendall gives us a glimpse into his busy schedule: Getting up at 5 a.m. every morning in order to draw sketches before Daddy-duties commence. Mike’s tattoo guru, Frank Romano, talks about the many ways in which Mike has surprised him

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Mike Rubendall Episode II (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzfiPX1xpm8&w=560&h=315]   Courtesy of VICE.com:Mike Rubendall reels in people from all the world to the small Long Island town of Massapequa for a taste of his renowned style. In this episode, Tattoo Age talks to the acclaimed tattooer and his mentor, Frank Romano, about his early days as a budding

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Mike Rubendall Episode I (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVZ9AQcH3RA&w=560&h=315]   Courtesy of VICE.com: Mike Rubendall reels in people from all the world to the small Long Island town of Massapequa for a taste of his renowned style. In this episode, Tattoo Age meets Mike’s two adorable daughters and goes on a fun drive around his small suburban town -