Sailor Jerry: Chris Trevino Hold Fast (VIDEO)

[youtube] Courtesy of Salior Jerry: Chris Trevino is an expert in traditional Japanese tattooing who earned the nickname "Horimana" after studying for five years under the legendary master Horiyoshi III. His elaborate, full-body representations of Asian symbology reminds us of the later works by Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins aka Horismoku.

Horitaka: Molly Skobba Previews Bloodwork: Bodies

By Molly Skobba I had a hard time writing this blog. It took me longer than usual, with more restarts and edits before send off. I realized that it’s because BloodWork: Bodies is such a gigantic project with so many facets and possible approaches in writing about this book. It is

Artist Profile: Chris Trevino (VIDEO)

By Ed Hardy: I first met Chris Trevino when he and his then-partner, Shawn Degan, came to San Francisco in about 1992 to talk with me about getting some work done. He had not been tattooing very long at that time but Chris’ enthusiasm and ideas were off the charts... [Video

Chris Trevino: Gods and Warriors Book Preview2

Gods and Warriors... This is a fitting title for Chris Trevino’s first book. His tattoos often depict these precise themes. But more notably, the title is actually fitting for Chris himself. In many ways he embodies the eternal qualities of the warrior hero or the deified persona of an ancient culture’s

The Biggest Tattoo Convention in the World? (VIDEO)

When people think of “big” tattoo conventions there are a few that come to mind; London, Milan, Ink ‘n Iron… But just like Darth Vader said in Empire, “There is another…” As unlikely as it sounds, the tattoo convention held in Taiwan this Aug 5th –7th 2011, may actually be the

Tattooers for Japan (UPDATE)

By Craig Driscoll The biggest earthquake to shake Japan, since records began almost 150 years ago, hit the country's northeast coast. That and the tsunami that followed has devastated the island nation of Japan. Japanese influence on modern-day tattooing is undeniably vast. The least we can do is some tattooing in

Tattooers for Japan

By John Niederkorn The recent natural disasters in Japan have sent shock-waves through the global community, which left many people wondering how they could help the Japanese people in their time of need. One such community that has been organizing to support Japan is also a community that has been heavily

Jason Tyler Grace, On the Road: Part II

January 25, 2011 I have now been homeless for over a year… I am in a coffee house in Tokyo, Japan as I write this. A coffee is about five-fucking dollars. I managed to find one of the cheapest places to sleep in Tokyo and it is $33 dollars a night. I