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Prestigiousness in Tattooing

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By Ben Shaw
We were once warriors, tribal leaders and medicine men/women. Tattoos were once sacred images used for many purposes; warrior markings, rites of passage, sacred journeys, social status, healing, etc. The revolutionized tattoo machine eliminated much of the pain, price and time required. So from the late 1800s until today, our craft has become readily available and widespread.
Everything happens for a reason. Tattooing today has entered the world of fine art and is so elaborate and beautiful. Our tools and tricks have evolved the art to a whole new level. During this process of evolution it has opened many of the artists to the ancient processes within. Seeking imagery through meditation and contemplation. Actually reaching out to life experiences to find inspiration for art. Many artists are opening themselves up to the client’s desires, becoming the “ear” for the client to vent. Helping them through emotional and spiritual needs.

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Sailor Jerry Documentary ‘Hori Smoku’ Screening at Ink ‘n Iron

The Sailor Jerry Rum Company will be hosting a special screening of Hori Smoku this weekend at the Ink and Iron Festival on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. If you have not seen this award winning documentary, this would be a great time to see it… [Lager image and more info on expanded page]

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Sailor Jerry Toast at Ink ‘n Iron

Well, it’s here again… Ink ‘n Iron time. Time to cram into a giant haunted boat with 10,000 of our closest friends…

This year the good folks at the Sailor Jerry Rum Company are sponsoring a toast to the life and memory of Norman Keith Collins, a.k.a Sailor Jerry. [More info on expanded page] (more…)


True Tattoo: The Grand Re-Opening! (VIDEO)

May 4, 2011 marked another milestone in the tattooing world with True Tattoo’s Grand Re-opening in Hollywood, Ca.  Oliver Peck bought True Tattoo from long time friend Clay Decker January 1st this year, and in true Pecker fashion decided it was time for a party!!!  [Video on expanded page] (more…)


Tattoo Apprentice Tales: Episode I (VIDEO)

(All the gentlemen in this video can be found at Sid’s Tattoos in Santa Ana, CA) (more…)


Randy Scott Howell at MUSINK

(Randy Scott Howell can be found at MotaVation Tattoo and Silverback Ink) (more…)

Adrian Willard at MUSINK

(Adrian Willard can be found at Magnum Opus Tattoo) (more…)

Troy Denning at Musink (Video)

(Troy Denning can be found at Invisible NYC in New York) (more…)


Agent Orange Surf Rocks Their Way Through Atlanta

By Rose Riot

If you were a skater in the early 80s there was a good chance that you were a fan of the band Agent Orange. Agent Orange is the band responsible for morphing together the sounds of surf music and punk rock to create what became surf/skate punk music. This band hit the Orange County California scene in that magic year for music, 1979. (more…)


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