The Importance of Social Media on the Career of an Artist

By Mauricio Tadashi With social media being so popular these days, many artists are taking advantage of it by creating a huge following and promoting their work on-line. Most of the tools available today are free, making it easier for the artist to showcase their art and have an instant feedback. Some of

Irezumi Japanese Tattoo Art Exhibition

Check out the IREZUMI art show at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood, CA.  The show is up until October 20th. IREZUMI is a group art show featuring original Japanese Tattoo art works from around the world. Artists include: HORIYOSHI 3, BOB ROBERTS, HIROSHI HIRAKAWA, MUTSUO NAKABAYASHI, GANJI, NAMI CHANG, MIKE ROPER,

Olive Oatman: First Tattooed Woman in North America?

Reblogged from: Anybody who reads this blog knows a thing or two about tattoos (or so I assume). Here’s a question for everybody: do you know who the first Caucasian tattooed woman in North America was? Well, there’s no way to be sure, but there are many people who say it

Rocket Girl Redux: Step by Step

By Adam Guy Hays A while back I decided I needed a new banner, as I’ve been using a shitty Kinko’s copy of one of my old ones for while now. I thought it’d be a good excuse to do another step-by-step of my painting process. I’ve included the photos of

Doc Ink Episode 3: Sarita

Doc Ink is a brazilian  web series of short episodes featuring some of that country’s most respected tattooers. It was introduced to us by São Paulo-based tattooer Nico Acosta. Enjoy episode #3!

P.INK DAY 2013

By Marisa Kakoulas Reblogged from: In March, we wrote about the Personal Ink Project or P.INK, which is an incredible resource that offers tattoo inspiration, ideas and info for breast cancer survivors. It also is a place where these women can research and perhaps even connect with skilled artists who can transform mastectomy

Beyond The Ink Fundraiser on

By Kris Richter My Name is Kris Richter and this is Beyond the INK... Last year I traveled North America, speaking at tattoo studios and tattoo conventions. I developed a seminar that is about 45 minutes long, and covers everything someone needs to know, or consider before they get tattooed. I am

You asked, Dave Tevenal answered

By Kevin Miller Reblogged from:   A while back, we posted an open call for interview questions for Dave Tevenal onInstagram and Facebook. We sent Dave more than 200 questions and he picked his favorites to answer. Those of you whose questions were chosen should get at us in the comments below for your (much coveted) Tattoo Snob