The Huffington Post | By Katherine Brooks
original article here
Imagine this scene:
Sharp waves stretch back for as far as you can see, eating up the horizon in a vast display of stunning movement. Like the peaks and troughs of a chaotic line graph, the seas capture jumping fish as they weave in and out of the thrashes. Careful shading separates the animal bodies as they surface, drenched in the bleeding red pigment of a sunset-flooded landscape.
The description might sound like a recounting of an ancient Japanese print or a sprawling painted canvas, but the words are actually attached to artwork of a different sort. They tell the story of artist Chaim Machlev and his gorgeous tattoos.
Tattoos by Victor Policheri
Heidi Hay Tattoo
Tattoos by Hanumantra Lamar
Modern Body Art, Birmingham
Tattoos by James Mullin.
IG: @jamesmullintattoos @lotustattoohemet
Tattoos by Matt Lang
Mike Parsons Ink, Riverview, FL
Tattoos by Sean Drennen
Tattoos by Ryan Willard
Marrion Street Tattoo, Denver Colorado
Tattoos by Shawn Will
Red Dagger Tattoo, Houston TX
Tattoos by Marco Tafuri
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Long Beach, CA, December 20th, 2013 — TATTCase has just launched a IndieGoGo campaign that aims to put your tattoo onto your smartphone or tablet.
The TATTCase process goes far beyond simply taking a photo of a tattoo and printing it onto a generic case. Using a photo of your tattoo, each case is individually transformed into high quality case by our team of graphic designers.
Here’s what our project will create;
Amazing Reproductions - The contrast between skin and ink makes it impossible to create a high-quality case with only a photo. We have a team of top-notch designers who will take your photo and transform it into a case of the quality you would expect.
Sleek design - Our cases offer a custom fit, snap-on design with a raised bezel that feels exquisite to the touch. They provide good all around protection, maintain ease of access to all of your device ports, and protect the screen when your device is face down, so you can show off your unique case without worry.
Easy as can be - All that is needed to get a TattCase is a photo of a tattoo and your approval of the pre-production work. After that, it will be delivered right to your front door.
Anyone interested in obtaining a TattCase can visit http://IndieGoGo.com/TattCase
By Dawn Cooke
I have been traveling on and off since the beginning of my career. I haven’t always been able to travel as much as some of my peers because I have other obligations that make travel less accessible to me. But whenever I can I try to visit places and often I go where I have friends. True friends in life and in tattooing are hard to come by but as I have learned once you find them they make life so much more enjoyable.
There are several reasons that I travel. I go for work, I go for pleasure, I go to network with others in tattooing and I go for inspiration. Nothing pays off more than being inspired by your peers. That’s why instagram is such a big hit! But instead of being glued to your phone get out there and meet all those great artists Face to face!
I recently went to Eagle River Alaska to visit my good friend Deb Yarian. It is a really beautiful place. Mountains, Fresh air, I really got the feeling that people there try to look out for one another. So different from here in metro Detroit where I am from. I have tried to bring a little of that brotherly love back here to Detroit with me. Being there just really made me look at the world a little differently. People there are somewhat isolated and it seems like it makes they so much kinder to one another.
Tattoos by Josh McClear
Redemption Tattoo, Cambridge, MA
I got some time and had an online chat with tattooer and all around good guy, Destroy Troy. Following is the interview, and ways you can reach him yourself for any inquiries.
Interview by Jordan Tinney
Reblogged from: www.swallowsndaggers.net
Jordan Tinney: What is your (nick)name and where do you work?
Destroy Troy: I go by “Destroy Troy”. I tattoo at Timeless Tattoo in Historic Westport in Kansas City, Missouri. USA
JT: What year did you start tattooing professionally, and what got you started on tattooing?
DT: I started working in tattoo shops 2005 then started tattooing full time in 2007. I’ve always had an interest in art. Lots of drawing and painting when I was a kid, I got my first tattoo & the next thing I knew I had sleeves.
JT: How did your nickname “Destroy Troy” come to be?
DT: I was apprenticed by someone with a nickname/tattoo name and forced to get one. Not knowing what to pick, I used my URL from MySpace, which was DestroyTroy because TroyDestroy was already taken. Hahaha. I’m screwed now, if I google my birth name, nothing shows up.
JT: Where was your first shop, and how long were you there for?
DT: The first shop I worked at is in Kansas City. I worked there for 2 years as a front counter guy/cleaner.
Tattoos Sarah Bolen
Black Mirror Parlor, Berlin
Tattoos by Driz
Instagram: @drizelinink, @true_tattoo_studio
True Tattoo, Gold Coast, Australia