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Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories from the Road

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By Paul Dobleman: Due to the fact I’ve been on the road, I haven’t had the chance to do a proper psychedelic story, so you are going to just have to hear one of mine… Read More »

11/14 Flash Collection Book Release Party at Kings Avenue Tattoo (VIDEO)

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Thom deVita Appearance and Pop-Up Gallery at Kings Ave Tattoo

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In honor of Tattoo Age’s Thom deVita episode, VICE is holding an art show and sale at Mike Rubendall’s Kings Ave Tattoo shop in NYC from January 11th-13th. Thom’s one of a kind creative rubbings from tattoo stencils, art boxes, signed books, and more will be available for purchase. The legendary artist himself will also be present to talk about his art and Scott Harrison will be tattooing Saturday and Sunday… Read More »

Taki and Molly Kitamura: A Tour of New York City

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By Molly and Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura  New York City. I love this over-crowded, smelly, hot and humid oasis of culture, counter-culture, history, music and art. Horitaka, Horitomo, Drew Flores, and I flew out to give Horitomo’s seminar on Japanese back pieces that he did for The Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts last year. It was a whirlwind of heat, walking, talking and eating… Read More »

JTG: The South American Experience

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By JTG So I just left Buenos Aires after being there for a month-and-a-half or something like this… The guys from Welldone Tattoo and I started a really tough gang, this is our first group shot. We are tougher than leather…  Read More »

JTG: On the Road in Amsterdam and Beyond

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By JTG After my time at Royal Tattoo in Denmark I headed to Amsterdam and The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum just a week before Christmas. Amsterdam is that city where for the first time in my life I felt like I could have died from partying. This was years ago: I remember looking out the window of my room at like five in the morning, the street lights shimmering on the black water of the canals, while my friends snored around me in drunken, coked-out stupors as my heart raced, my jaw a vice, with teeth that could have cracked walnuts, shit, they could have cracked themselves… Read More »

For the Record: Gib (Tatts) Thomas

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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 the path he picked up the art of tattooing which he stayed with it for the next fifty years. It has been said that his needle-name “Tatts” was given to him while on the Ringling Show in 1917…  Read More »

For the Record: Prof. James S. Fraser

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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 Homeward Bound image signed by Jim Fraser. Mr. Grez wanted to know if this Jim Fraser was the tattooist better known as James Fraser or Prof. J.S. Fraser. They are one and the same person… Read More »

Aubrey Trufant: Tattoo Giants of Texas Part II (Tony Hundahl)

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By Aubrey Trufant It gives me great pleasure today to be writing the continuation for one of Austin’s finest tattoo shops, Rock of Ages. A shop that has set a high standard for quality tattooing, with style and flare. The knowledge of the craft and the respect for tattoo history resonate throughout the shop with original artwork and vintage paintings. The positive creative energy and work ethic of Rock of Ages proves to be exemplary. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to talk one of Texas’ tattoo giants, the very talented, the infamous, Tony Hundahl… Read More »

Tim Lehi: Tattoos from the East Coast

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Courtesy of Tim Lehi: Back home from east cost, did some days at KINGS AVE. MANHATTAN then a few at JINX PROOF in DC, had a great time at both places, these are a few tattoos from the trip… [More photos on expanded page] Read More »

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