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Superb Cartoon Tats for the Kid at Heart

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If you have a great sense of humor or love one of these cartoons from your childhood, you might want to consider a cartoon tattoo. Since we are all kids at heart we think you will love these inked cartoons.  Can you name each of them?   Read More »

Amazing Skull Tattoos

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Skull tattoos have many meanings, it can mean recognition of death, celebration of life, and just about everything in between. As such, it’s not uncommon nowadays to have fully customized inked versions of the skull at particular parts of the body. Every tattoo artist has got at least one in his portfolio and all convey at least this uniform message: Life is Short, so you need to live each day to the fullest.  There are so many amazing skull tattoos out there but we have gathered a few of our favorites below.   Read More »

Hottest Tattooed Models Ever

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  1. Anjelica Anderson 2. Arabella Drummond Read More »

12 Couples Tattoos That Will Melt Your Heart

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Getting a matching/cooresponding tattoo with your significant other is ever the rage these days. They’re a few urban legends around that tell us this is taboo but, we think it’s pretty awesome. Whether you’re already wearing a token of your undying love in the form of ink for your sweetheart or thinking about partaking in this epic past time, we think you will get a kick out of these 12 awesome couples tattoos. 1. All Love is Equal 2. Soul Mates >> SEE MORE by clicking below: Read More »

New work: catching up with Nick Baxter

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Nick Baxter is well known for his distinct hyper-realistic style of painting and tattooing. When it comes to his art his main focus has always been on learning and growing as much as possible in order to create a truly refined and unique work of art. Whether he’s working in oils or in ink, his complete dedication and passion for his craft reveals itself in every minute detail of his work. As a result, he’s inspired a myriad of artists and tattooers and has garnered countless fans and admirers. Despite all of his success and attention, he remains humble and genuine and we were fortunate enough to spend some time and talk with him recently.   B:So Nick, what’s new? What have you been up to? N: It’s been a busy summer, artistically. I’ve been taking some painting workshops and just doing the usual tattoo work but I’ve really been trying out some new techniques and some new genres of painting that I’m enjoying.   B: I saw that you did a Dutch Masters kind of still life painting workshop? Is that right? N: Yes. I took a 17th century Dutch still life workshop in New York City at the Grand Central Atelier. It was basically just painting in the manner and the technique of the Dutch realist painters from around the Renaissance Period.   B:Was that challenging? N:Yea, the most challenging aspect really is the foundation step of drawing, just seeing accurately and drawing. I’ve been painting now for ... Read More »

Tribal tattooing in the heart of the jungle: part2-

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I’m in Borneo on an expedition to uncover the ancient past of tattooing and the secrets of the last head hunter hand tapped tattooists. While in Borneo I will be staying with the Skrang Iban tribe. The Iban tribe still live deep in the rainforests of Borneo and tattooing is at the heart of their ancient culture. Even the impenetrable jungle cannot protect them from the toxic effects of western culture and this corrosive force combined with the illegal logging industry is destroying a way of life that dates back beyond written record. We will be spending two weeks in Borneo and travel into the heartland of the Iabn tribe to explore their unique body art and how in infuses their daily lives. My hope is that by living with the Iban we will be able to capture on film the plight of their community and raise awareness of the very real dangers they face. While the rainforests of Borneo are some of the richest ecosystems on the planet this has not stopped rapid deforestation. Profit drives the destruction of this unique habitat and with the arrival of the chainsaw and bulldozer in the 1950’s the jungle has declined at an accelerating rate decade after decade. There is a lot of money to be made in clearing the rainforest. Trees may be cut down for the lumber trade to feed the desire for luxury hardwoods in developed countries. Once the trees are cut down the jungle never returns to its original ... Read More »

A New Trend: Romantic Couples Tattoos

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Ahhh, sweet love.  It’s what makes the world go around. And for some, a need to show their commitment to another goes far beyond the ceremonies, the rings and the legal steps.  They want a sense of being connected, forever to their soul mate. While many tattoo artists and enthusiast will tell you, never tattoo someone else’s name on your body because, well, you never know . . . .These couples took their love to a whole new level with couple tattoos. Paul Berkey A classic expression of love. The once locked heart, can only be opened by he who has the key. Sink It In Tattoos @sinkitintattoospa Notice the EKG is different on each finger.  We can only assume this reflects their heart rate when they look in each other’s eyes. No Artist Mentioned “They met on a starry night. He was a dark lord with the empire and she the only heroine whose Jedi powers could tame him . . . “ Nothing says love and a commitment at Comic-Con like matching light saber tattoos! Bridget Manning @geeezelouize The old saying goes “Treat him like a King and he will treat you like a Queen.” Constance @constancetattoos The water color heart is pretty creative, but the intertwined finger prints makes this tattoo extremely unique. Black Emperor Tattooer @popisanders His and hers hearts . . . we can assume there is quite a story behind these tattoos. Sanja Tattoo @sanjatattoo Dreamcatchers are an authentic American Indian tradition, from the Ojibway ... Read More »

Blackworkers Group Presents: Black Ink Tattoos from around the globe

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TOP PICKS of masterful Black Ink tattoos curated by the BLACKWORKERS_Tattoo Group! – See some of the BEST Black Ink tattoo work in the world!  – Thanks to Casper and the entire BW network. You guys ROCK! – Follow Blackworkers on Instagram here: @Blackworkers BLACKWORKERS is an all black tattoo page on Instagram showcasing artists with different styles from all over the world, created by Casper Mugridge ( @caspermugridge ), giving artists recognition and worldwide exposure for a job well done! If you dig the black ink- check them out! —  Enjoy this BW Gallery! – Ben Volt – Scholar Tattoo: San Francisco, CA, USA Contact info: Website: benvolttattoo.com Email: info@benvolttattoo.com Instagram: @benvolt Josh Stephens – Hold It Down Tattoo: Richmond, VA, USA Email: Joshstephenstattoos@gmail.com Instagram : @joshstephenstattoos Kelly Violet – Parliament Tattoo: London, England Instagram: @kellyviolence Email: kellyviolettattoo@gmail.com Nomi chi – Gastown tattoo: Vancouver, bc, Canada Email: Nomi.tattoo@gmail Instagram: @nomi_chi Website: www.nomi-chi.com Landon Morgan – Leathernecks Tattoo: Brooklyn, NY, USA Email: Tattoosbylandon@gmail.com Instagram : @tattoosbylandon <!–nextpage–> Mo  Ganji – Private Studio:  Berlin, Germany Email: info@moganji.com Instagram : @moganji Henbo Henning – Black Lotus: Liverpool, England Instagram: @henbohenning Email: Henbotattoo@gmail.com Michael j Kelly – Dreams Collide: Lancaster , PA Instagram : @michaeljtattoos Email: Michaelkelly91@yahoo.com Michele zingales – Palermo, Italy Instagram : @elzingales Email: Michelezingales@hotmail.it Nick broslavskiy – Kiev, Ukraine Instagram: @broslavskiy Email: Broslavskinink@gmail.com  Follow BLACKWORKERS on Instagram for the BEST COLLECTION of Black Ink Tattoos: @Blackworkers &  @Blackworkers_Tattoo  Follow Tattoo Artist Magazine on Instagram HERE – and submit YOUR work by Tagging & Hashtagging us! *To see work by some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist ... Read More »

25 Ways the Force is with You: Star Wars Tattoos

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We are stoked! Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opened this week! This is the 7th movie in the series. Can you believe that  . . 7?! Once again, we will see the plot unfold with two legendary enemies in a daring battle that is the absolute essence of good vs. evil! On the Dark Side,  the oppressive and tyrannical government known as the First Order will do everything possible to destroy and take over all that is good and pure.  And the Force will be honored with a small band of soldiers known as the Resistance. Star Wars: The Force Awakens buzz has taken social media by storm. So, this blog is for you, the dedicated Star Wars fan . . . . *Share YOUR Star Wars ink with us on Instagram by Tagging @TattooArtistMagazine & Hashtagging #TattooArtistMagazine!! — click, find and follow these amazing artists if you like their work! They will really appreciate your support, and they are, after all, some of the finest tattooers IN THE GALAXY!   This awesome Darth Vader & X-Wing is by the Polish artist Levgen Eugene knysh @levgen_eugeneknysh Gunnar V from Oslo! @gunnar_v_tattoo_artist Jerry Pipkins from Panama City Beach, FL @jerrypipkins J. Bryan Maddix @jbmaddix_tattoos Yoda by Alex Rattray @alex_rattray_ink Jose Guevara Morales @cheeseburgerchampion Dan Stone @scribbly_head Conor Wearn @conorwearn Two Snakes Tattoo @twosnakestattoo Azazel Milanówek @azazelmilanowek Kyle Berg @kvberg Lauren Bartram @laurenalexandralux Suspiria @suspirialand Khail Aitken @khailtattooer     wow – we don’t know who did this one, but the blend of Star Wars with a frickin’ Sailor Jerry girl… YES!     Star Wars ... Read More »

Tattoos and Bald Heads

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    It happens. Some guys can pull off the bald look and some guys . . .well, not so much.  The researchers from GlaxoSmithKline conducted an  study of 1,125 men to test for hair loss factors in men. The results showed that 1 in 7 men are more likely to lose their hair based on the presence of a specific gene. Most people believe that hair loss is passed down from the mother’s side (darn it Mom!). But, Dad is not totally off the hook in the hair loss equation.  While it’s true a key gene for baldness is in the X chromosome, which you get from your mother, it is not the only genetic factor in play. We all know men who are bald and have bald fathers or sons.  Science has proved, that a bald father increases the likely hood of the son going bald as well. (take that Dad!)  While most studies confirm male pattern baldness is genetically determined, scientists say baldness anywhere in your family line may be a sign of your own impending fate.  If you have a full head of hair, take a hard look around at your next family event,. If there are several bald men, who are blood related to you, odds are . . .you may be next. Until recent years, men didn’t have many option to deal with male pattern baldness.  Some tried to copy the Burt Reynolds hair plugs, or they tried to pull off the Mr. Clean look. We ... Read More »

The 2015 Bay Area Tattoo Convention!

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THE 2015 BAY AREA TATTOO CONVENTION The 2015 Bay Area Tattoo Convention (BATC) will take place Halloween weekend (Friday October 30, Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1st) at the SFO Hyatt Regency. Hotel conventions are always fun and a halloween weekend will be especially cool! This will be the eleventh year and as usual, features a stellar line up of invite only, world renowned tattooers. This show was started and is still run by Roman (45s Forever Harley Shop, Strong Tattoo and Strong Shirt Printing) and Taki (State of Grace Tattoo) and keeps tattooing and tattooers as the main attraction. The BATC features NO piercing, bands, celebrity appearances or contests- we are purely a TATTOO SHOW. The number of vendors is kept to a bare minimum of tattooer owned/tattoo supportive companies to insure that tattooers can promote their own t-shirts, prints, machines, and other such wares. This show is about tattooing and puts tattooing first! Some of the attending tattooers include: Don Ed Hardy, Su’a Sulu’ape Alaiva’a Petelo, Bill Salmon, Junii, Oliver Peck, Toothtaker, Beau Brady, Chad Koeplinger, Greggletron, Chuey Quintanar, Mitch Love, Ben Rorke, Malika Rose, Matt Deverson, Fred Flores, Ricardo Avila, Horifuji, Horikiku, Peter Sulu’ape, Tim Hendricks, Juan Puente, Adrian Lee, Mary Joy, Holly Ellis, Freddy Corbin,Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi, Greg Christian, Virginia Elwood, Henry Lewis, Si’i Liufau, Luke Stewart, Sulu’ape Steve Looney, Ross Jones, Ichi Hatano, Reiko, Valerie Vargas, En, Stewart Robson, Scott Sylvia, Kikupunk, Orly Locquiao, Kevin Marr, Steve Byrne, Tony Hundahl, Pierre Chapelan, Beppe, Don and Deb Yarian, Chris ... Read More »

Black & Grey Tattoos by Chad Dingler

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Part of our mission at Tattoo Artist Magazine is to bring attention to great artists but just as importantly is the desire to teach newer tattoo collectors how to FIND qualified professional tattooists to get their work from, and help them get away from the deluge of underground, unethical scratchers who are actually just putting people at risk.  After seeing his work we asked Chad Dingler if he was interested in doing a short article with TAM! The first thing we realized was he’s a really good dude (!), which is vitally important these days. With so many tattooists in the world today, all competing for the same market, it’s simply no longer “good enough” just being a decent artist, one should also strive to be a good person. – Enjoy Chad’s interview & his amazing portfolio, then use the links below to find Chad Dingler online & FOLLOW him! (btw: he’s on the road, right now, in the south and Florida region! If you’re in the area and need some good tattoos, reach out and set up an appointment! 😉 Q & A with Chad Dingler, aka ‘Papa Ding’: Q: Hi Chad. Great work, man! I really enjoy seeing artists who can tattoo in a variety of styles and everything looks top-notch! The first thing I always want to know when learning about a tattooer, (and one of the most important things I think potential clients ought to know), is- how long have you been tattooing? A: I have been tattooing 9yrs. The time has ... Read More »

Success is not what you think it is, by Dan Henk

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One of the most common questions I get, is people asking how to get ahead. To become well known. How to “make it”. The vast majority seem to think there’s a simple trick to it. An avenue you take, a person you need to know, that sort of thing.   Well there is, but getting that important connection requires much more heart and work than most people realize. And, to be honest, more than most people have. Sure, there are a few people like Paris Hilton, that just luck into their fame and fortune. But I wouldn’t trade places with Paris for all her money. Those who get money and fame by just stumbling into it, produce nothing of value and are eventually reviled for just existing. Chris Rock made a few comments in one of his stand ups that is actually a much wiser and deeper observation than might first appear. He talks about how there is a difference between a job, and a career. A job you work on within parameters. You only commit regimented hours to it, and step out side of the box exclusively during work time, and never very far. A career keeps you awake at night. You find yourself pouring in crazy hours for no money, and only a possible chance of a return. And you fail. A lot. But you pick yourself up, determined to put even more into the next project. Frank Frazetta is one of my favorite painters. He is loaded ... Read More »

Football Tattoo’s – NFC

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YESSSSSSSS!! Football season is finally here! No matter who you root for, some would argue you’re not a real fan unless you’re wearing it on your skin! If that’s true then these extreme fans have gotten us all beat!! Here’s a small collection of AFC Division Teams, pt1!  (*not all submissions had the artist’s name or social links – we always strive to give credits, so please include that info. Thank you! …and if you did one of these tattoos, please let us know!) FANS: Share YOUR football tattoos! (*ARTISTS: can TAG and # TattooArtistMagazine on InstaGram with their daily work and get some free publicity) — – FOLLOW US on IG for DAILY DOSES of the BEST TATTOOS on the internet!! — @tattooartistmagazine  Teams in the east Dallas Cowboys (from Arlington, Texas, near Dallas and Fort Worth) No Artist Mentioned New York Giants (also from East Rutherford, New Jersey, playing in the same stadium as the Jets) No Artist Mentioned Philadelphia Eagles (from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) James Delzel @jdelzel Washington Redskins (from Landover, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.) Sober Dave @whiteclover88 Teams in the north Chicago Bears (from Chicago, Illinois) Felipe Manga @tattoosbymanga Detroit Lions (from Detroit, Michigan) Mike Fernandez @tatt2mike13 Green Bay Packers (from Green Bay, Wisconsin) Derek Higgins @artbysnax Minnesota Vikings (from Minneapolis, Minnesota) @wherescrando Teams in the south Atlanta Falcons (from Atlanta, Georgia) NO Artist Mentioned Carolina Panthers (from Charlotte, North Carolina) No Artist Mentioned New Orleans Saints (from New Orleans, Louisiana) No Artist Mentioned Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Tampa, Florida) No ... Read More »