Artist Spotlight – Russ Abbott

Russ Abbott is an American born and bred tattoo artist who has been tattooing since 1997. He’s the owner of Ink & Dagger, the tattoo studio that he opened in 2007, and has been working out of his own studio ever since. Abbott specializes in a variety of styles that includes

Italian Adventures and Lessons Learned

By Nicki Kasper I’ve met a lot of people over the last five years in this industry… I’ve made a lot of surface level friends and I’ve been blessed with quite a few real genuine friendships with people who truly care for me, and want to know who I am and

Russ Abbott/Guy Aitchison Collaboration: TODAY

  Russ Abbott and Guy Aitchison are gearing up for a major collaboration, which will be webcast live this October 22-23 from Off The Map Tattoo in Easthampton, Mass., where you'll see biomech, ornamental and dimensional graphic elements fused into something totally new. The first session's webcast will be free to

Behind the Sleeve with Russ Abbott

By Kevin Miller www.tattoosnob.com Tattoo by Russ Abbott at Ink & Dagger Tattoo in Decatur, GA Tattoo Snob: Since the beginning of 2013, you’ve been working on a sleeve that you just posted. Before we start talking about the specifics, can you share your thoughts on larger pieces such as sleeves, back pieces, torso pieces.

Russ Abbott Presents: The Tattooist’s Palette

"The Tattooist's Palette" seminar is designed by Russ Abbott to help today's tattoo artists realize the full potential of the color options available today. This interactive seminar gives tattoo artists his years of hard won color understanding, along with a notebook of his secret learning materials and personal interface. 19264

Russ Abbott: Ornamental Archive Book Project

By Russ Abbott The first time I can remember drawing an ornamental frame was for a tattoo design. It was a large, realistic rendering of a Merchant Marine ship. My client wanted the tattoo in memory of his Grandfather. We discussed the options and eventually decided on a reference image for

Tattoo Culture Magazine: Launch Party Time

By Nicki Kasper Oh what a night… The TCM launch party was more than any of us could have asked for. We wanted to celebrate all the work and effort we've put into this project and really blow it up for the people who showed up to support us. I think

Portland Tattoo Expo, On the Road in Oregon

By Nicki Kasper I was looking forward to the Portland Tattoo Expo knowing that I had several friends working it and fun and debauchery would ensue. The fact that Portland is just a short drive from where I live was an awesome added bonus... 6641