Jeff Gogue on attracting large scale tattoo clients

By TattooNOWTV Jeff Gogue, internationally known for his famed original tattooing style and amazingly popular tattooing seminars, talks about how to attract large scale tattoo clients including backpieces and sleeve tattoos. Jeff chats about how the Shige and New Skool Collective backpiece books and his own experience getting a backpiece have

Life Happens Everyday, Balance is Key

By Omar Edmison My wife of 18 years asked me awhile back if I was still writing a blog for Tattoo Artist Magazine. I shot her a pile of excuses about time & being busy at work, taking care of the shop & spending time with her & the kids. She

Melissa Fusco: Breaking The Artist Bubble

By Melissa Fusco Last month I had the pleasure of visiting  Off The Map Tattoo Studio in Grant's Pass, Oregon. It was my first time ever visiting Oregon, and I must say it gave Colorado a little competition. I arrived with the all to familiar nervous, anxious, first time exploring butterflies

Joe Larralde: Polynesian Tattooing in the Pacific Northwest

By Joe Larralde Polynesian tattooing is alive and well here in the Pacific Northwest. Washington and Oregon have long been a hub for Hawaiian and other people of Pacific-island descent. Portland in particular has a large and ever growing population, and fortunately for me they are seeking out their roots when

Portland Tattoo Expo, On the Road in Oregon

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... 6641

Oregon Inkshow, On the Road in Eugene

By Nicki Kasper My weekend started with Damon Conklin’s solo gallery show down in Grants Pass at Gogué Art on Friday night.  I had to miss the first day of the Eugene convention, but I was committed to the gallery show, and had been working on support products for it for

Jeff Gogue: Calvaria Book Preview (VIDEO)

Calvaria is the Latin word for skull.  This book is a collection of skulls painted and tattooed by Jeff Gogué from 2006-2010.  It is printed with the highest quality paper and ink available, and bound by hand. The cover is made of the finest Italian leatherette, and debossed with a

Artist Profile: Jeff Gogué (VIDEO)

Jeff Gogué started his career as a tattooer in 1999 after working in construction for eight years.  He is self-taught, and never had an apprenticeship, although he credits Cory Norris and Kevin Cox for mentoring him along the way. [Video and pictures on expanded page] 2512