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Nick Rodin Video Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #31 (VIDEO)

Interview By Freddy Corbin (more…)


Patrick Moore: Dan Smith – Tattooer (VIDEO)

Video By Patrick Moore (more…)


Nick Rodin Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #31

Interview By Freddy Corbin

Freddy Corbin: When it comes to customers, what is it that a customer might do that bugs you the most?  What things drive you the most crazy?

Nick Rodin: A customer that you know doesn’t trust you I think is the worst customer.

Good answer.

Like if they’re just second-guessing everything you do. Because then you start second-guessing yourself, and then you start making mistakes.  So uncomfortable… (more…)


Freddy Negrete Video Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #31


Interview By Shane Enholm(more…)


Freddy Negrete Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #31

Interview By Shane Enholm

Shane Enholm: When is the first time you saw a tattoo?

Freddy Negrete: The first time I was really struck with the whole tattoo thing I was 12 years old. I was raised in a foster home because my parents went to prison. So I was in a foster home and it was a white foster home. I grew up in a white area of San Gabriel but I knew the Mexican community from school. I was a troublemaker white kid so they liked me… (more…)


Small Paul Presents Art of the Dragon Show During Ink-N-Iron Festival

Small Paul Stottler presents Art of  the Dragon at The Hellada Gallery in Long Beach, California on June 8th through the June 10th, 2012. Art of the Dragon features art works from over 50 of the worlds leading tattoo artists inspired by a love for dragons, tattooing and the Chinese zodiac year of the dragon 2012… (more…)


Paul Dobleman: May’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman: 
Asshole of the month for May! Once again everyone, thank you for participating in the contest! May’s winner is Colin Banks… (more…)


Paul Dobleman: April’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman: 
Once again, more ass! April’s winner is Hollywood Nelson! I chose this story because it was written so well. Congratulations! Hollywood Nelson, you’re an asshole! She chose the griffin donkey for her collection… (more…)


Paul Dobleman: March’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman:
There have been some assholes, but this is just fucking awesome! Travez you killed it!!!

Travez chose the donkey Pegasus for his collection… Here is the March asshole of the month… (more…)


Sailor Jerry Airstream at MUSINK 2012

Story and Photos by Nate Igor Smith
As I write this I am currently on a flight from Los Angeles  to New York City on my way home from shooting the Musink tattoo convention and music festival in Orange County, CA. I was out there working for Sailor Jerry and having some fun along the way. Sailor Jerry once again set up a trailer to tattoo bands, promote the brand and host some serious games of corn hole. Dan Smith was doing the tattoos all weekend and tattooed bands like New Found Glory, Bayside, Paramore, Against Me! and a bunch of others…  (more…)


Paul Dobleman: February’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman:
Once again, many great stories. I chose this one because of its random simplicity and it was original compared to “I spit in my bosses face” type stories. So this asshole also wanted no photo of herself and to remain candid we will call her “Alex” Asshole of the month… (more…)


Paul Dobleman: January’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman:
There were a lot of good ones but this is the winner for January and the first asshole of the year! Due to the nature of the story this person wanted to remain candid so we’ll just call him, James. This is James’s story…

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Paul Dobleman: Asshole of the Month

By Paul Dobleman
Send me a story via letter or e-mail of why you are the asshole of the month! If your story gets chosen, you win a free donkey tattoo from the asshole of the month flash page. This will be for 2012 only and each winners story that was chosen proving them to be the asshole of the month will be posted on Tattoo Artist Magazine’s blog, along with a picture of themself and the donkey tattoo they chose.

GOOD LUCK!!! (more…)


Dan Smith Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #28 Preview


Interview By Lindsey Carmichael

Lindsey Carmichael: But you are not the type of person I know to be affected in a negative way by nonsense. And most of the people who would have negative things to say about the show or whatever—it wouldn’t affect you. From what I’ve seen, in your life- only great, positive things have come of this. So, I’m just wondering, what the experience was like? It seems at times overwhelming, but mostly great… 

Dan Smith: Well it’s such a funny thing, because everybody and their dog has an opinion about it. Yet, no one really knows about it. Everyone wants to know about it, and wants to talk about it, but it is what it is. How much thought and energy do you want to put into the fact that it’s a TV show? In order for tattooing to be a TV show, it has to cover some stuff that’s exaggerated, or that might not be 100 percent accurate, or whatever else. That’s just being realistic about what TV is.

LC: It’s a show.

DS: Why should that make you have an opinion about somebody that you don’t know, haven’t met and haven’t had a conversation with? You know? They film for 50 or 60 hours a week and put that into a 45-minute show…

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Dan Smith: “With the Light of Truth” Book Signing (VIDEO)

Dan Smith (as seen on TLC’s LA Ink) has been working hard on putting one of the best straight edge tattooer books together. Come on out for a night you wont soon forget!

“A collection of tattoos, art, and profiles some of the best Straight Edge Tattoo Artists in the world”

Dan Smith Book Signing & Release Party
(Available for purchase or bring your own copy)
9 x 13 – 256 Page Hard Cover Book
Book price: $50
If you can’t make the release, you can order your copy HERE.

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