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Tattoos By Vinnie Stones
SinSin Tattoo
Antwerp, Belgium
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


Victor Farinelli: Ghost B.C. Album Review

By Victor Farinelli 
Picture this hippy who is tuned in and dropped-out. He has a huge goofy dog and hangs out with this jock, the jock’s girlfriend, and his girlfriend’s bookish friend. He wears the same green shirt, brown bell bottoms and combat boots every day. He must be high as a kite, because he loves to eat dog treats and thinks his dog actually talks. Not in the normal way that someone talks to their dog and the dog reacts with jumping, whining or rolling over. I mean the dog actually talks back. This dude’s friends seem to be just like fucking Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote: trouble always seems to follow them wherever they go, and he is too stoned to figure out that he may not want to hang around these squares any longer. ZOINKS!  (more…)


Crystal Morey: Horibenny (Part II)

crystal-morey-16By Crystal Morey
Horibenny is one of my favorite monsters. Odder than bacon with legs, he oozes with creative zealotry and possesses an indiscriminate passion for life that is contagious. Benny is one of the first round-eyes to be given and to complete a formal tattoo apprenticeship here in Japan, and by this I mean, he cooked, fetched and lived for his sempai for over four years… A far cry from the ‘two week a year drop in to study and pay money’ apprenticeship awarded to many gaijin deshi these days.

Benny is an accomplished painter, his tattoo work is delicate yet powerful, it often embodies the Japanese tenet that less is more, and his earnest demeanor only lends to his accomplishments as an artists. Ever the student, Ben works his ass of on a daily basis to learn more and push himself further and I’ve had the pleasure of watching him make significant artistic advancements over the past few years. He is not unlike one of those wind-up toys you point and they take off pointedly in one direction… only Ben’s nose is pointed at the moon and with his passion it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he got there… (Click here to read Part I)

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*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Robert McNeill
Blue Rose Tattoo
Coeur d’Alene, ID
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 8)

By Victor Farinelli 
This week’s show was humdrum and tiresome. It is a chore to watch this poorly produced, sadly directed piece of shit. I could edit better in iMovie than these cats can with their high-dollar editing studio. This week’s focus was on realism. For the flash challenge, the troupe was taken to a side-street where, out of nowhere, this clearly staged accident-slash-gun fight happened right in front of them. The contestants were supposed to draw a “hyper-photo-realistic” rendition of it. It was just a big advertisement for the new Fast and Furious 6 movie. Lame… (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Augustine Nezumi
Gimme Love Tattoo
Singapore
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Javier Betancourt
Ocho Placas Tattoo Company
Miami, FL
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Diamond Jim
Diamond Jim’s Old Style Tattoo
Köln, Germany
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Christina Hock
Dolorosa Tattoo
Studio City, CA
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


Crystal Morey: Horibenny (Part I)

crystal-morey-16By Crystal Morey
Horibenny is one of my favorite monsters. Odder than bacon with legs, he oozes with creative zealotry and possesses an indiscriminate passion for life that is contagious. Benny is one of the first round-eyes to be given and to complete a formal tattoo apprenticeship here in Japan, and by this I mean, he cooked, fetched and lived for his sempai for over four years… A far cry from the ‘two week a year drop in to study and pay money’ apprenticeship awarded to many gaijin deshi these days.

Benny is an accomplished painter, his tattoo work is delicate yet powerful, it often embodies the Japanese tenet that less is more, and his earnest demeanor only lends to his accomplishments as an artists. Ever the student, Ben works his ass of on a daily basis to learn more and push himself further and I’ve had the pleasure of watching him make significant artistic advancements over the past few years. He is not unlike one of those wind-up toys you point and they take off pointedly in one direction… only Ben’s nose is pointed at the moon and with his passion it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he got there… (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Kyle Olson
Good Times Tattoo
SLC, UT
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 7)

By Victor Farinelli 
This is not gonna be a long post because, frankly, this show is just becoming sad… Just sad. I thought this show would give me some great ammunition to vent the fury in my head. But alas, no. I have to take that out on my last place Brewers who, as I write this, beat the first place Cards. So I can’t even take it out on them. Fuck! I guess there are always the Astros…  (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Guy Ursitti
Thicker Than Water Tattoo
New York, NY
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Miss Arianna
Skinwear Tattoo
Rimini, Italy

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Lindsey Carmichael Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #34

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Interview by Tim Hendricks

Tim Hendricks: Do you plan on ever mellowing out with the traveling or do you want to keep going?

Lindsey Carmichael: I love it. I have to backtrack a tiny bit and say that I was at Gold Rush when these changes came about in my life, right after I turned 40. I was kind of feeling closed off and slightly alone in my life…  (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Justin Shaw
Faith Tattoo
Santa Rosa, CA
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 6)

By Victor Farinelli 
Let me start by reminding y’all that the views expressed in these here ramblings are my own and do not represent the views of TAM. With that out of the way, I wanted to touch on some action going on at the TAM Facebook page. There have been some posts that have criticized TAM for allowing me to even acknowledge that Best Ink, and other tattoo shows, even exist…

One: See the first sentence. Two: Face it folks; ever since MTV’s The Real World (maybe even The Dating Game), TV has become one “reality” show after another. COPS, Survivor, Idol, Top Chef; the list goes on and on. Tattoo shows are no different. I don’t think they are going to go away anytime soon, either. Look at how many seasons American Chopper has been on. Those goofballs still get huge ratings. True “outlaw bikers” probably hate that show, just like many passionate tattoo artists hate tattoo shows…  (more…)


Steven Burlton Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #34

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Interview by Dan Sinnes

Dan Sinnes: What do you think about the new generation of tattooers? Like people who tattoo for three years and are amazing tattooers?

Steven Burlton: It’s just like we were talking about. They’re well on their way. Of course it’s way easier to get into it and the facets are all open now. There’s no limit to what you can get a hold of, as far as reference materials and supplies and stuff like that…  (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Justin Warn
Torch Tattoo
Anaheim, CA
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


Hori Tsuki Kage (Shad) Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #34

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Interview by Brian Kaneko

Brian Kaneko: So you do all Japanese tattoo art on people, but what others aspects of that culture do you use in tattooing? For example, how your studio is set up, how you interact with clients, etc. Also, what is your approach to a new client who will be starting a large piece with you?

Shad: My studio is a private studio by appointment only. First, the customer contacts me by e-mail, which is the easiest way to get in touch with me. We can talk about the design… (more…)


Illustrated Monthly, Reference Material and Beyond

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If you’re looking for inspiration for your next tattoo, check the resources available at Illustrated Monthly — a one-stop shop for artist reference material. The materials are packaged as virtual sketchbooks, available for download in medium and high-resolution. The e-books are organized by different themes, like lettering, flowers and foliage, pulp imagery and more. Most downloads go for about $2.99 for medium resolution…  (more…)


Alex Grey: Entheon Kickstarter Project


Dear Cosmonauts,
We have been inspired by the recent success of Kickstarter for funding projects large and small.  Just this month, two movie projects have generated millions of dollars by rallying their dedicated fans. If artists projects can be financed by friends, there is no limit to creative freedom.  In that spirit we announce the launch of the Entheon Kickstarter today!  Check it out, make a pledge, and build Entheon with us…  (more…)


ROC City Tattoo Expo 2013

roc-0By johndotcom 
There are only two things you need to know about the ROC City Tattoo Expo…

  • 1. If you are a tattooer, this show should be on your tat con list!
  • 2. If you are a tattoo enthusiast, this show should be on your tat con list!

Actually, there’s more to it than that… But just like me, that’s the tall and skinny of it… I cannot begin to thank Jet (Joseph DiProjetto, Love Hate Tattoo), Shane Stevens and the whole ROC Crew for making this experience better every time I come to Rochester…  (more…)


Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 5)

By Victor Farinelli 
Howdy folks. It’s me again here to bring you yet another exciting and death-defying episode of Best Ink Season II. This episode demonstrates to me that I am absolutely no judge of what a decent tattoo should be. I thought that most of the work that came out of this episode was pretty good. However, walking heart-attack Joe Capobianco hated most of them. I never had good taste…  (more…)


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