For The Record: Percy Waters Deluxe Machine

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Percy Waters was one of the great tattooists/suppliers in the history of our business. Over the years he produced machines with many different frame designs and in his catalog he offered a full line of supplies. Waters was an old-school supplier and the machines that he offered were set-up

Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III

Horiyoshi III art exhibition to open in London on March 21st, 2012 at the Somerset House. Meaning ‘heart, mind and spirit’ in Japanese, the concept of Kokoro underpins the Japanese culture and defines its people’s approach to all aspects of life. Described as a “living legend” by The New York Times,

For the Record: Gib (Tatts) Thomas

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Gib Thomas, as the story is told, was born in New Orleans around the turn of the 20th century. Early on it was obvious that he had drawing talent, and at the tender age of 14 he left home to make his own way. Somewhere along

Facade Art Show in San Francisco

Place Pigalle is pleased to announce the art exhibition "Facade." The opening reception will be held at Place Pigalle in Hayes Valley on Saturday, March 17th from 7pm to 11pm. "Facade" showcases fine art and tattoo talent and is curated by San Francisco artist Aaron Hodges. Aaron is interested in the

For the Record: The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Thomas Lanier Williams was born March 26 1911 in Columbus Mississippi to the son of a shoe salesman. He studied at the University of Missouri, Washington University in St. Louis and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1938. In 1939 he moved to New Orleans.

Sacred Gallery NYC Presents: The “Velvet” Underground

Courtesy of Sacred Gallery NYC: An exhibition where some of the best underground artists take their skills back to when velvet paintings ruled the airwaves. From zombie Jesus to black light panthers. These artists will take you on a journey you wont soon forget. Join us, Thursday, March 8th 2012 from 8-11pm

Checker Demon Press: Dragons/Dragoes: By Mauricio

Courtsey of Checker Demon Press Checker Demon Press is proud to annonuce the publishing of Dragons/Dragoes: By Mauricio Hardcover book 340mm x 240mm printed on high quality paper. Limited to 1,000 copies. The book contains 80 pages of amazing black and white dragons in various mediums. Forewards by the Dutchman and Luke

For the Record: Prof. James S. Fraser

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Sometimes all it takes is just one image to set you off on a historical voyage. A few months ago, Mr. Grez from King Avenue Tattoo e-mailed me looking for help in identifying an old-time tattooist. Mr. Grez had a beautifully painted sheet of flash with a

Larry Brogan: Mapping Out Large Scale Tattoo Projects

By Larry Brogan Courtesy of Tattoo Road Trip: Clear contact paper or shelf liner can be purchased at most home improvement centers, kitchen and bath shops and even many grocery stores. Just ask where the shelf liner/contact paper is. It is nothing more than a clear, thin, flexible sheet of plastic with

JoJo Ackermann: That’s The Impression That I Get

By JoJo Ackermann “Tattoos are my life!” That is a bold statement. I have heard it from beginners with less than five years and from veteran tattooers with more than 20 years in the craft... Hell, I have even said it myself. It would seem that most people who begin their journey