NYC Tattoo Convention March 7-9

By Marisa Kakoulas Source: As we first posted back in October, the original the NYC Tattoo Convention will be taking place March 7-9, 2014 at the the historic Roseland Ballroom -- before this legendary venue closes in April (hence, why the show won't be taking place as it usually does in May). And as always, we're stoked for the

Fineline Tattoo in the East Village, the Longest Continually Running Tattoo Shop in Manhattan

By Allison B. Siegel Source: Fineline Tattoo opened in 1976 during the New York City ban on tattooing and is considered the longest continually running tattoo shop in Manhattan. It’s located on 1st Street and First Avenue in the East Village. Previously, Mike Bakaty, the founder and owner, operated underground for 36 years in secret back


By Marisa Kakoulas Reblogged from: One of the most acclaimed tattoo gatherings  -- the NYC Tattoo Convention -- has brought beautiful freaks worldwide to New York in spring time, as it has been held each May for 16 years. However, with the sad news that the convention's venue, the historicRoseland Ballroom, will be shutting

Jason Tyler Grace, On the Road: Part II

January 25, 2011 I have now been homeless for over a year… I am in a coffee house in Tokyo, Japan as I write this. A coffee is about five-fucking dollars. I managed to find one of the cheapest places to sleep in Tokyo and it is $33 dollars a night. I

The Geometric Tattoo Wizard – Thomas Hooper Article

Thomas Hooper is one of the most influential artists of our time. His application of sacred geometry and mandala styles, mixed with solid tattoo fundamentals and a virtually all-black palette on large-scale work has help ignite an entire movement in the tattoo world. Below is a short excerpt from Thomas'