Adam Lauricella: My Visit with Thom deVita

By Adam Lauricella I woke up Saturday and prepared for work. Grabbed my coffee and went through my other daily rituals then settled in at the tattoo parlor; I realized I wasn't scheduled to work. I thought I should stay and most likely I'd pick up a few walk ins. Like

Adventures in Amsterdam (Part II)

By johndotcom We hit the ground running yesterday and before I even knew what was happening I was staring at some of the most amazing pieces of classical art in the world! Danny [Dringenberg] knows more about Amsterdam than most Dutch people... It blows my mind! Dan said, "You wanna go

Adventures in Amsterdam (Part I)

By johndotcom Where do I begin... How do I begin? My thoughts are an amalgamation of jet lag, exhaustion and amazement. I don't think I can describe with accuracy how incredible Amsterdam is after the first day. Thank god I took pictures! I'm staring out of Danny Dringenberg's apartment window, the

For The Record: Stencils

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Originally tattooists were required to have enough artistic ability to draw the desired design onto the skin before tattooing. With the advent of wooden, paper and or plastic stencils, the tattoo business opened up to a larger group of craftsmen; who with the aid of the stencil could get