Himalayan High: Tattooing in the Shadow of Everest

By Kiri Westby When I first heard there was a tattoo convention in Kathmandu, Nepal I was astounded! I lived in Nepal as a college student, worked there as a human rights activist during the recent civil war and have spent a lot of time studying Nepali language and culture. I also

Raking Light with Robert Ryan

By Andrew Fingerhut   Tattooer, painter and musician Robert Ryan recently added to his impressive resume with the publication of a five color lithograph print created in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Master Printer Deborah Chaney.  Starting with a rough outline drawn by hand directly onto lithographic limestone, Robert and Deborah worked together to

New Archival Giclee Prints on TattooCultureMagazine.com

We are now offering Giclee prints on www.TattooCultureMagazine.com. Printed and shipped to you by our friends over at Rebelreprints.com. Rebel Reprints is a fine art printing company that is owned and run by tattoo artists. So this is something to benefit everyone involved cause we are supporting within our industry, and art

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode V (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig-Oar78Os0&w=590&h=415] In the final part of Thom deVita's Tattoo Age series we have to cover a lot of ground. So please sit back and prepare to go from the days before tattoo artists wore gloves while working to Thom's current life as an artist. Enjoy. [More info on expanded page] 15335

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode IV (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ2jGgeyEoc&w=590&h=415] In the new episode of the Thom deVita Tattoo Age series we explore the neighborhood in which Thom live and worked, the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We also go into the types of tattoos Thom did, and what it took to talk someone into getting tattoos that were

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode III (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSybXw8eneo&w=590&h=415] In part three of Thom deVIta's epic Tattoo Age series, we take look at his personal history and how he came into tattooing. We also hear from tattoo legend Angelo Scotto on the history of tattooing in New York City... [More info on expanded page] 15134

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode II (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAYX0hj5yig&w=590&h=415] In the second part of the Thom deVita Tattoo Age series we focus on the touching and often hilarious relationship he has with Nick Bubash. Thom and Nick met in the early 1970s and soon after Thom started to tattoo Nick, he also started to teach him how to

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode I (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l1mqYQuNf8&w=590&h=415] Thom deVita began tattooing in the late 60s in New York's Lower East Side, when the practice was illegal. He quickly began to forge his own styles, drawing influence from Puebla Indian designs to Lord and Taylor shopping bags. In this episode, we hear from Ed Hardy, photographer Clayton

Paradise Tattoo Gathering This Weekend

By Gabe Ripley Get ready, the Paradise Tattoo Gathering is this week! Tattooers, apprentices, collectors and the curious have been registering for the Paradise Tattoo Gathering which is coming up September 13-16 in Keystone Colorado. Hotel rooms and Condos are being booked, and seminar registrations are coming in every day. Jeff Gogue's

Paradise Tattoo Gathering Seminars (Availability Limited)

Don't miss out on these events at the Paradise Tattoo Gathering: http://www.tattoogathering.com/events.html. Registration for seminars is still available. Guest speakers include, Chet Zaz, Shawn Barber, Chris Dingwell, Workhorse Irons, Jeff Gogue, Nick Baxter, Teresa Sharpe, Joe Capobianco, Larry Brogan, Robert Ryan, Tommy Lee, Kim Ripley, Velvet Panther Insurance, Alex DePase, Rob the tattoo