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Myke Chambers Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #36

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Myke Chambers is one of the most positive voices in tattooing right now, which is kinda paradoxical in a way because behind all Myke’s openness, generosity and hard-earned skill is a guy who had it pretty rough growing up. Virtually abandoned in childhood to an institution, he’s gone from time in a home to time on the streets, (and even some time behind bars); through all this it’s Tattooing that’s given Myke the maturity and stability of mind required to make positive and intentional changes in his life and, along the way, in his work. His story, like all the stories we feature in TAM & TCM, is about celebrating the transformative power inherent in the art & craft of tattooing to leave more than just a physical “mark” on our lives. At a young age, Myke left home with a backpack and his dog to wander the countryside by freight train in search of something he never found. Living a vagabond life he began his tattoo apprenticeship in the early 90′s…along with his schooling of hard-knocks and plenty of tough life lessons learned, he’s emerged into a well rounded tattooer and overall better person that is always there to help his fellow man when in need. Myke’s style has strong roots in Traditional Americana, though he likes to put his own spin on the basic concepts of Old School, his style is clearly his own. Today, he’s trying to focus on painting and growing with every new endeavor he ... Read More »

Myke Chambers: Idiocracy?

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By Myke Chambers I was talking with a friend a little while back about the state of tattooing today, comparing it with how things were just 15 or 20 years ago. He made a really good point… A lot of people say, “Yeah tattooing going mainstream sucks but now there are more people getting tattooed so we’re all making a lot more money.” But he then reminded me that yeah, 15 years ago there weren’t as many people getting tattooed but there also weren’t as many tattooers either, so anyone that wanted a tattoo didn’t have a whole lot of choices. Today there are sometimes a hundred shops in a city or maybe even upwards of 300 in a big city…  Read More »

Sullen TV: Rockstar Inked Up Tour Convention Coverage Philadelphia Part III (VIDEO)

Courtesy of Sullen TV: Sullen TV is covering the Rockstar Energy Drink Inked Up Tour 2013. Stop one was at the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention with the Sullen Art Collective. Sullen TV host Bernadette Macias catches up with a few artists like Myke Chambers, Christian Perez, Tattoo Ish and Jime Litwalk… Read More »

Sullen TV: Rockstar Inked Up Tour Convention Coverage Philadelphia Part II (VIDEO)

Courtesy of Sullen TV: Sullen TV is covering the Rockstar Energy Drink Inked Up Tour 2013. Stop one was at the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention with the Sullen Art Collective. Sullen TV host Bernadette Macias catches up with a few artists like Myke Chambers, Christian Perez, Tattoo Ish and Jime Litwalk… Read More »

Sullen TV: Rockstar Inked Up Tour Convention Coverage Philadelphia Part I (VIDEO)

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Courtesy of Sullen TV: Sullen TV is covering the Rockstar Energy Drink Inked Up Tour 2013. Stop one was at the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention with the Sullen Art Collective. Sullen TV host Bernadette Macias catches up with a few artists like Myke Chambers, Christian Perez, Tattoo Ish and Jime Litwalk… Read More »

Sullen TV: Rockstar Inked Up Tour Philadelphia with Myke Chambers (VIDEO)

(Myke can be found on the road and at Freaks & Geeks Tattoo in Asheville, NC  and Northern Liberty Tattoo, in Philadelphia, PA.) Read More »

Tattoo Culture Magazine: Launch Party Time

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By Nicki Kasper Oh what a night… The TCM launch party was more than any of us could have asked for. We wanted to celebrate all the work and effort we’ve put into this project and really blow it up for the people who showed up to support us. I think it’s safe to say that no one left disappointed…  Read More »

Myke Chambers: Westward Expansion

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By Myke Chambers If you’re familiar with 19th century American history then you should know a little about the westward expansion of the Euro-American and the ensuing American Indian wars leading to the near extinction of all Native American culture. Now I’m not going to go into all the horrific atrocities committed by the Euro-American against the American Indians, all the countless promises broken and massacres of women and children. Please understand I’m in no way saying the mass genocide and all the horrors done to the Native American in the past and in the present in any way compares. That wasn’t the purpose of this at all. I myself am part Cherokee. What is happening with tattooing is obviously nowhere near as horrific as what happened to the native tribes. No, I have another purpose for bringing this bit of history up. You may be asking yourself where the hell is he going with this and what the hell does American history have to do with tattooing… Bear with me, and while you do look for history repeating itself… though not on such a horrific scale… Read More »

Myke Chambers: Fox in Rose Tattoo (VIDEO)

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Portland Tattoo Expo, On the Road in Oregon

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By Nicki Kasper I was looking forward to the Portland Tattoo Expo knowing that I had several friends working it and fun and debauchery would ensue. The fact that Portland is just a short drive from where I live was an awesome added bonus… Read More »

Sullen Clothing: 21 Questions with Myke Chambers

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Courtesy of Sullen Clothing: A few days ago I did our popular 21 questions with one of the coolest down to earth guys Myke Chambers. Myke is a part of our elite Sullen Art Collective team that consists of some of the best artists. This was a fun interview to do because Myke is so into Sullen and helping out us out. Sullen just launched a new tee design called the Myke Chambers which is his first artist collaboration piece. Myke is a huge fan of Traditional Americana imagery with tons of color and bold lines which is something we are a huge fan of as well, there are so many great black and grey artists, but when someone comes to us with awesome color work we are all over it… [Interview and pictures on expanded page] Read More »

Myke Chambers: Sorry if I Sound Like a Dick, but Your Tattoos Suck

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By Myke Chambers Sorry if I sound like a dick, (because I’m really not) but sometimes I’m blown away by how blind people are when it comes to tattoos. I know my tattoos aren’t the best, and they are not perfect, but the crap some people think are good tattoos is insane… Read More »

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