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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 to operate with connector cords. If you look at photographs of tattooists working in the early 1900s, you will notice a mass of wires on their work stands. These wires connected them machines to their power supply. The clip-cord had not been invented yet, so each machine had its own cord…  Read More »

Larry Brogan: How To Make Stencils with a Thermofax Machine

By Larry Brogan Courtesy of Tattoo Road Trip:  If your shop does not have a quality Thermofax copier, preferably a 3M, the old, super-heavy-duty kind, you are living in the dark ages and making life difficult for yourself. The best models to buy are 3M45, 3M4500 or 3M4550. If you are still hand-drawing stencils each and every time, you are wasting your time, and time is money. 3M no longer makes Thermofax machines, but they can still be found on the Internet, on sites like eBay. Expect to pay about $1,000 for a good, working, used machine, but believe me, it will be money well spent… Read More »

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, Horiyoshi III is best known as the undisputed master of Japan’s ancient art of tattooing of his generation, but he is also a prolific artist who has a passion for painting on paper and silk as well as skin… Read More »

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 the path he picked up the art of tattooing which he stayed with it for the next fifty years. It has been said that his needle-name “Tatts” was given to him while on the Ringling Show in 1917…  Read More »

Paul Dobleman: February’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman: Once again, many great stories. I chose this one because of its random simplicity and it was original compared to “I spit in my bosses face” type stories. So this asshole also wanted no photo of herself and to remain candid we will call her “Alex” Asshole of the month… Read More »

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 cross-section of these industries: at what point do they intersect and is there a distinct difference? Read More »

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. It was here that he took his college nickname “Tennessee,” which he got on account of his heavy southern drawl and the state where his father was born. Williams had been a prolific writer since the age of five. During his career, he produced 25 full-length plays, short stories, screenplays, novels, poems and an autobiography. Throughout his career he won many literary awards including The Pulitzer and the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award and was considered a major American playwright… Read More »

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 here at Sacred Gallery NYC 424 Broadway 2nd Floor… Read More »

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 Atkinson… Read More »

Still Life Tattoo and The Pretty Pretty Collective Present: Everything Went Black

By Tim Shelton Everything Went Black: An Artist Tribute to Black Flag, presented by Still Life Tattoo on March 10th, 2012… Read More »

Last Rites Art Gallery: Art Fusion for The International Child Art Foundation

Courtsey of Last Rites Art Gallery About The Project Believing that creativity is a vital force for all of humanity, Last Rites Gallery supports ICAF in funding art programs for children across the world. Last Rites owner, Paul Booth, has raised thousands of dollars for ICAF since his first involvement with them in 2008, and founded The Art Fusion Experiment as a means of benefitting charities and connecting artists worldwide. Read More »

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 Homeward Bound image signed by Jim Fraser. Mr. Grez wanted to know if this Jim Fraser was the tattooist better known as James Fraser or Prof. J.S. Fraser. They are one and the same person… Read More »

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 a sticky side to it, and comes in a roll like wrapping paper… Read More »

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 into the world of tattooing understand that it is a lifetime commitment, which reaches far beyond the ability to just apply a tattoo. Listening and being respectful while the older veteran tattooers speak about stories and reflect on experiences, or even share tips and advise is almost like hearing tribal elders pass on the secrets of a world that is still closed off to most… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: January’s Asshole of the Month WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman: There were a lot of good ones but this is the winner for January and the first asshole of the year! Due to the nature of the story this person wanted to remain candid so we’ll just call him, James. This is James’s story… Read More »