TAM Music: Reverend Horton Heat Interview

By Rose Riot For the past 20-plus years Jim Heath has been an icon in the 50's rock-inspired scene. It is fitting then that he is known best by the name Reverend Horton Heat.  The Rev has been delivering a message of unity between punk and country and has a devoted

Tim Lehi Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #29 Preview

Interview By Jason Brooks Jason Brooks: Okay, let’s start by talking about your background. Go ahead and introduce yourself, how long you’ve been tattooing. Tim Lehi: My name’s Tim Lehi, I’ve been tattooing roughly 22 years. How did tattooing come about for you and when and where did this happen? I first got introduced

Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman, Episode II (VIDEO)

Here is just one extraordinary example of our collective creative potential when it's put into motion! This is Marcus' contribution to our community. If you really 'get it' and want to help Marcus make more or spread the word, link The Gypsy Gentleman to your own site and blog.  These

For the Record: Sailor Jack Cripe (1918-1992)

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Sailor Jack Cripe was born in 1918 but very little of his early history is known. Once in show business he worked as a tattooist, tattoo attraction and banner painter and dabbled with sword swallowing and knife throwing. Cripe left the show business world for 13 years and sailed as

Crystal Morey: Baku, The Nightmare Eater

By Crystal Morey Going to start the New Year off with a benevolent creature and a personal favorite, the Baku. Unlike the more devious Kappa, Baku come to the aid of those who suffer from nightmares or bad dreams, and supposedly they devour the evil spirit or creatures responsible for the

Dan Henk: Haters

By Dan Henk I remember when I was 13. I had just gotten out of my Huey Lewis and The News, Tears For Fears, juvenile musical tastes. I was now into “hair metal.” Ratt. Quiet Riot. Def Leppard. I thought that stuff was so much cooler, and couldn't believe I'd liked

Ollie XXX: Why Are We Relying on Other People?

By Ollie XXX Lately I've been hearing all sorts of talk about people coming into tattooing and profiting off our industry, without actually being tattooers or being involved in it in any way. After a few years of this, I've come to wonder… Why are we relying on other people? Do

For the Record: Pigment and Mixing Colors

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Pigment In the beginning, all tattoos were done in black. Once the caveman had fire, they had soot, that when mixed with water turned into a pigment that could be pushed into the skin. Henry Ford’s comment about his Model-T comes to mind, “You could get it in

Paul Dobleman: Asshole of the Month

By Paul Dobleman Send me a story via letter or e-mail of why you are the asshole of the month! If your story gets chosen, you win a free donkey tattoo from the asshole of the month flash page. This will be for 2012 only and each winners story that was chosen proving

For the Record: The Coney Island of the West

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: The Pike, often known as the “Coney Island of the West”, was a large amusement park located on the waterfront in Long Beach, California. It all started with a pier that was built in 1893 that grew into a major amusement area. It is unknown when or where the

Josh Egnew: Gomineko Tour Diary (Part I)

By Josh Egnew A while back some friends from around the globe and I decided that we should all converge in Tokyo to take one of Gomineko’s tours. Crystal Morey is a good friend and fellow tiger, so I knew that we would be in good hands. She's extremely knowledgeable about