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Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories February’s WINNER!

By Paul Dobleman:  So it begins! We got a little bit of a late start… So here is February’s Winner! A big thanks to everyone who wrote in… Read More »

*NEW* Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Update


By ATM/Blue Bone crew The situation of the museum is still very complicated. The woman who was supposed to be our financier is bankrupt and there’s a curator now in the museum and they’re still figuring out who owns what. In the meantime we still cannot enter the museum or take the collection away. Every time they postpone the date the collection is to be released because of difficulties. However, it should last no longer than one month…  Read More »

Russ Abbott: Ornamental Archive Book Project


By Russ Abbott The first time I can remember drawing an ornamental frame was for a tattoo design. It was a large, realistic rendering of a Merchant Marine ship. My client wanted the tattoo in memory of his Grandfather. We discussed the options and eventually decided on a reference image for the ship The tattoo would span the entire length of his shin and I would need to invent a way to create a border for the piece. I had recently picked up a vintage oval mirror with intricately carved ornaments on the frame and as I was trying to think of a great concept for the client, my eyes settled on the ornamental mirror and I instantly knew what to do.  [Click here to see Russ’ Kickstarter video.]  Since that time, I have done countless tattoos with ornamental frames and design elements.  I draw ornamental frames for portraits of people, animals, and objects of all kinds. I use the ornamental designs to add flow and excitement to otherwise stiff compositions. I’ve even started doing large-scale works that are made up entirely of ornament alone!  Read More »

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Update: New Pop-Up Store Opening


Dear Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Supporters & Blue Boners, Thanks to your support we are happy to announce the opening of a new pop-up store by the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum on the 28th of February. You’re most welcome to attend this event from 4-7 pm at the van Woustraat 78 in Amsterdam. In the shop we sell a wide range of tattoo (related) books and gifts and Henk Schiffmacher, Danny Boy, Chris Danley and Yushi Takei will be tattooing here as well. Of course we will host a bunch of great guest artists like we did in the old museum… Read More »

Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman Episode VI (VIDEO)


The Gypsy Gentleman Episode 6: Paris. Marcus Kuhn presents the sixth edition of his new tattoo and travel video series. This new adventure features interviews with Laura Satana and Tin-Tin as they travel deep into the catacombs of France to dig up some skull reference… To support this project for future episodes please visit the Gypsy Gentleman website and donate:   Send PayPal Donations by cut-and-pasting this link and then clicking the “donate” icon above: [More information on expanded page] Read More »

Dave Waugh: Holy Diver… Or How To Fuck Up A Painting And Attempt To Fix It

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By Dave Waugh So I received a lot of positive feedback on my recent Dio flash sheet, so I was inspired to do another Dio-esque piece, and this time it was for a trade… Read More »

Paul Dobleman: Psychedelic Stories Contest 2013

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By Paul Dobleman:  So I’ve been tattooing assholes for the last year, I’m over it and moving on. As much as I’d like to blog about my opinions I think that’s all fucking bullshit and no one cares. I’m all about having a good time and this is more my speed. As tattooers a lot of us have been through some weird stuff, drugs especially… Read More »

Adam Lauricella: Thom deVita Pop-Up Gallery Review


By Adam Lauricella The “pop-up gallery” is a phenomenon that is refreshing yet pragmatic. It’s something doable for artists who may not have the resources to establish a long-standing art gallery yet, still show their work or the work of others. Often times these galleries take shape in empty spaces or open in unsuspecting locations that aren’t in use. The term pop-up gallery is loosely used to describe the event that went down the weekend of January 11-13, 2012 at Kings Avenue Tattoo… Read More »

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

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By Paul Dobleman:  I’d like to thank everyone who participated and sent in an asshole story, it’s been a fun year tattooing you assholes. Cheers to everyone who reads these, hope you like next year’s project… Psychedelic Stories! The last asshole… December’s asshole of the month is Stuart…  Read More »

Myke Chambers: Westward Expansion

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By Myke Chambers If you’re familiar with 19th century American history then you should know a little about the westward expansion of the Euro-American and the ensuing American Indian wars leading to the near extinction of all Native American culture. Now I’m not going to go into all the horrific atrocities committed by the Euro-American against the American Indians, all the countless promises broken and massacres of women and children. Please understand I’m in no way saying the mass genocide and all the horrors done to the Native American in the past and in the present in any way compares. That wasn’t the purpose of this at all. I myself am part Cherokee. What is happening with tattooing is obviously nowhere near as horrific as what happened to the native tribes. No, I have another purpose for bringing this bit of history up. You may be asking yourself where the hell is he going with this and what the hell does American history have to do with tattooing… Bear with me, and while you do look for history repeating itself… though not on such a horrific scale… Read More »

Dave Waugh: It Ain’t Rocket Science

By Dave Waugh Here is a commission piece I did for fellow tattooer named Chris Smith. He was interested in purchasing a piece of artwork from me that had a similar format and he let me pick the subject matter… Read More »

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Update: New Pop-Up Gallery Location


Statement from Henk Schiffmacher: Patience my friends, patience… “Patience? If I wanted any patience I would have become a fucking doctor” my old friend, Vancouver’s most notorious tattoo friend, used to say. But nevertheless, hang in there: we are on our way. We negotiate, send letters, get mails, threats, fooled and cheated and the only reason why we keep going is to see what the heck is next. First of all, the fight is not over. The divorce, in fact…  Read More »

Larry Brogan: Building a Solid Portfolio


By Larry Brogan Courtesy of Tattoo Road Trip:  Your portfolio is your most important tool. Why? Because it gets you the JOB. Your portfolio is what sells your skills… Read More »

Dave Waugh: What, Are They Testing Missiles There?

By Dave Waugh What, Are They Testing Missiles There?  Read More »

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Update

Statement from Henk Schiffmacher: What’s up at this very moment? We still have no access to the collection. There are no artists working in the museum, and the shop is declared a no-go area for the tattoo world. A small group of big shots out of the real museum world and university are negotiating the release of the collection. But the schizo character of the opposite side makes it difficult. We have good hope and are already looking for a new location. Soon we will open up a temporary location for our merchandise and office somewhere in town. Meanwhile, your support is much appreciated and needed. Stay away the fuck away from the museum! It’s not ours anymore, it’s now in the hands of un-tattooed people! Thanks to everybody who has been incredible generous and has been donating to our funds! Henk Schiffmacher and crew… Read More »

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