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Doug Hardy Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview for Issue #27

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        Interview by Katie Sellergren Doug Hardy: I was in Hawaii for six years. I was there from April ’92 to April ’98. And it was great. I loved working with Mike. He was incredibly patient and an incredibly good teacher. I mean, he had a temper, and so did I, but he would always show me how to do something the right way. And I was not the best apprentice… Read More »

Horitaka: Molly Skobba Previews Horitomo’s New Book Immovable

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As many people in the tattoo world are aware, Horitomo has been busy working on his first book and seminar. I was just telling my girlfriend Molly that I was going to blog about this and she beat me to the punch. She even snapped some photos at Horitomo’s house when he was showing us his drawings. Here is a sneak-peak at what I think will be one of the most important books in tattooing. Introducing guest blogger Molly Skobba… Enjoy! -Horitaka Read More »

Doug Hardy Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview Issue #27 (VIDEO)

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv) Tattoo Age: Grime Part III (VIDEO)

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Horitaka Talks About the Upcoming Bay Area Tattoo Convention

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By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura It’s already August, and the tattoo convention I throw with Roman Enriquez (Strong Tattoo/45s Forever) is coming up soon! This year the convention in scheduled for October 21-23 and we are returning to the SFO Hyatt Regency. Even with last year’s power outage on Sunday, the hotel is perfect for us and we look forward to a great weekend. Here are some highlights of this year’s show… Read More »

Vice Magazine (VBS.tv) Tattoo Age: Grime Part II (VIDEO)

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv) Tattoo Age: Grime Part I (VIDEO)

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv): Tattoo Age, Grime Trailer

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Ghost in the Cloak Society of Life Abundant in the Face of Death Imminent

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Courtesy of Analog Tattoo: The second annual meeting of the Ghost in the Cloak Society of Life Abundant in the Face of Death Imminent has once again flared and vanished. This year’s chosen temple was the forever unsanctified Cinebar. (This place ruined my fucking life… I love it there.) All love and respect to everyone who came out to celebrate the long road we’ve all been walking… Read More »

Tattoo Artist Magazine: 2011 Ink ‘N Iron Video Review (VIDEO)

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Ink ‘N Iron Tattoo Convention, On the Queen Mary in Long Beach (VIDEO)

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By Kent Smith I’m going to start this out by saying what an incredibly long week it was leading up to this convention. Crash, John and I all woke at 4 a.m. (well Crash and I did, I think John got up at 5 a.m.) to catch a flight from Atlanta to L.A. on June 3rd… Read More »

Eric Jones Talks Tattoos and Vietnamese Bars with Horitaka

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By  Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura A few words with Professor Eric Jones… HT: How do you feel about Vietnamese bars? EJ: How do I feel about Vietnamese bars? Since you were the first to show me, it has a soft spot in my heart. It might be hard in other places… Read More »

Tattoo Artist Magazine California Road Trip

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By Crash I’m too old for this shit, but damn, what an adventure! I thought I could write something short to share the TAM Road Trip journey and give TAM Blog a little more content. I believe the potentials we have with the TAM Blog are pretty evident, and given enough time, can be fashioned into something powerful, entertaining and educational… Read More »

Shop Profile: Seventh Son Tattoo Teaser (VIDEO)

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Danny Boy Discusses New Amsterdam Tattoo Museum with Horitaka

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By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura Tattooers love to travel… I recently got to catch-up with Danny Boy as he was running up and down California. His wife was getting tattooed by Horitomo at my shop and they crashed at my house for the night. We chatted a bit over coffee and I was especially eager to ask about the New Amsterdam Tattoo Museum. This project is the brainchild of Henk “Hanky Panky” Schiffmacher, a living legend of tattooing and one of the world’s leading tattoo historians. The opening is scheduled for later this year… Read More »