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Some of the OG’s of the Tattoo Industry and Artists Who Have Shaped the Industry

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Bob Tyrell is an American Tattoo Artist based in Warren, Michigan. He was born in Detroit and began tattooing in his early 30’s. He is most known for his black and grey work in hyperrealism and Rock and Roll subject matter. He tattooed Kid Rock’s back and boasts a 8 month long waiting list.. He has been featured in LA Ink and London Ink. Read More »

First Rate Tattoo Model Photographers

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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 »

Six Tattoo Artists That Will Blow You Away

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  Just like clothing and jewelry, tattoos are a collectible outlet for self expression that show off an individuals style. We love celebrating diversity and finding new artists that have that certain something that sets them apart. These artists have truly peaked our interest and we think they will peak yours as well. Sascha Unisex   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 »

Successful High Fashion Models with Tattoos

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High fashion has only in the past few years begun to accept heavily tattooed models in its shows but it has come quite a long way in a short time. Paris Fashion Week featured more heavily tattooed models this year than ever before and most of the people sporting tattoos on the runway aren’t considered tattoo aficionado collectors.  When it comes to fashion one would think it would be only the best tattoo artists in the industry displayed on their skin. We are however, thrilled that there are more and more inked bodies adorning the runways today, and don’t expect this to drop off anytime soon. Tattoos are here to stay on the catwalk.  So who are the tattooed gods and goddesses that have taken over fashion? Here are the hottest high fashion models out there right now.   Read More »

Hottest Tattooed Models Ever

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  1. Anjelica Anderson 2. Arabella Drummond Read More »

Tattoos by Halo

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 Helios Tattoo is proud to sponsor this TAM Artist Spotlight interview with Halo Jankowski. Easily one of the most recognizable tattoo artists in the world today (following his stint on Spike TV’s long-running Ink Master tv show in season 4), Halo transcends the typical tv-personality status usually associated with artists who have ‘been on tv’ because he’s actually a really GOOD tattooer! And that matters a LOT more than people realize. It’s way more important to get a tattoo from someone who’s good than from someone who’s ‘famous’. Halo Jankowski just happens to be both!  Featured Artist: Halo Jankowski  Follow him here: http://www.blacklotustattoos.com https://www.facebook.com/BlackLotusTattooGallery https://www.instagram.com/blacklotustat2gallery https://twitter.com/BlackLotusTat2s       We caught up with Halo recently and asked him some questions about his time on Ink Master, how he got into tattooing, his life, career and plans for the future: First off, thanks to Helios for making this interview happen. It’s really refreshing to see this new symbiosis in the tattoo world- there are so many artists out there on social media every day showing support & sharing the companies they believe in, but it’s even more refreshing to find the good, quality companies who are doing the same thing- showcasing and promoting the artists who actually buy and use their products. So, real quick- I know you use their needles and the Helios Rotary Pen tattoo machine; how are these tools affecting your art & would you recommend them to other professionals?  Absolutely! When it comes to needle cartridges, I’ve tried them all, and ... Read More »

Carlos Torres: black & grey tattoo master

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The owner of Timeline Gallery in San Pedro, CA, Carlos Torres, has been tattooing for about fifteen years and is considered one of the best tattooers in the entire world. He is well known for his realistic black and grey tattoos, as well as his oil paintings, and over the years he’s received many awards and recognition for his work. He’s even painted the banner for the Ink-N-Iron Tattoo Festival for the last several years. We were very happy to get to chat with him and find out what he’s been up to. B: We’re here with Carlos Torres from Timeline Gallery in California. Hi Carlos. What’s new? C: Aw man, I’ve got a ton of different things going on. Always tattooing and always painting and that’s enough to keep me busy.   B: Cool. So, you’re painting, you own your own place and you’re tattooing. Do you find that hard to juggle? C: Yea. I like to balance stuff out, though. For me it’s important to, and I just started this about a year ago, but I’m taking like every other Saturday off and it’s good for me to just sit back and refresh ideas. I can sit at home and paint more, I can spend the day painting.   B: Reintroduce yourself to your lady. C: Yes, she’s great. I’m thankful I’ve got a good woman. She’s real patient and she’s always happy and proud. She helps me out a lot so, yea. It’s important to have that. ... Read More »

What Does the US Military Think of Tattoos?

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We live in an era where the importance of freedom of speech is emphasized to a great extent. When it comes to freedom of expression, the type of expression is unique to every individual and can take a range of methods and forms. Even forms that were once considered mutilation are now widely accepted and celebrated. When it comes to the United States Military, the relationship between the military personal and tattoos cannot be denied. However, there have always been standards across all U.S. military branches as to the tattoo’s content, location and size that personnel can get done on their body before the enlistment process. These regulations help maintain a standard appearance, in the same way that each military branch maintains its standards for a uniform. In order to enforce these regulations, the recruits receive a full physical check up to evaluate whether or not they’re fit for duty. In this physical examination, you will also be looked over by a military doctor who’ll assess the artwork you have on your body to determine if it violates any of the military’s policies on tattoos. Below you’ll find the tattoo policies of the US Navy, Army, and Marines. United States Navy In terms of the tattoo content, the US Navy doesn’t want their sailors covered in gang signs or swastikas. In short, if a tattoo has the potential to jeopardize the cohesion of the unit, incite anger or happens to be explicit in nature, the Navy doesn’t allow it. In terms ... Read More »

Game-changer! Introducing the Helios Rotary Pen

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For the Professional Tattoo Artist!  The NEW Helios Rotary Pen is COMING SOON and this innovative tattoo machine is already taking the world of professional tattooing by storm. From its first mention on social media late last year, artists have been lining up to get a hold of this powerful new tool. The Helios Rotary Pen’s sleek form and interchangeable cartridge system is the first of its kind, portable, comfortable, and fully adjustable. Artists from around the world have been making a switch to the Helios Rotary Pen and giving sensational reviews about how it has been exceeding their expectations. The Helios Rotary Pen is the ideal tattoo machine for large & small black and grey work, soft shading, fine line/detail work, and soft color techniques.  – What makes the Helios Rotary Pen so different? The Helios rotary pen is CNC machined from premium aircraft-grade aluminum in Europe. With a weight of only 3.17oz., you will have an incredibly lightweight feel, with perfect balance. The fully adjustable needle stroke allows the machine to be used as a liner or a shader, giving complete control of needle depth from 0 – 2.5mm, making Helios the equivalent of a short-stroke machine. The quiet but powerful German-made motor runs at a speed of 8,000 – 13,000 RPM, and is compatible with most standard power supplies. The Helios Rotary Pen is designed for use with Helios Tattoo Needle Cartridges. Although several brands of cartridges have been tested with the pen, they do not guarantee optimal performance if ... Read More »

20 New masterpieces by the Blackworkers Group

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Blackworkers are tattooists who specialize in tattoos using only black ink, but in unique and versatile ways, creating a style all their own. These are some of the best in the world and their followings are growing by the week! PLEASE pay a visit to them and FOLLOW their Instagrams and other social media. This month’s Artist Winners chosen by Casper Mugridge of the Blackworkers Instagram Group! The best source for black ink tattoos! — Follow @Blackworkers HERE – & – @Blackworkers_tattoo HERE for a daily dose of Tattoo Masterpieces!   @pwtattoo  ( Phil wilkinson ) Heavy black tattoos, with a different approach and style. The way this is done requires a lot of commitment and vision. Very hard to change directions once you start .   <!–nextpage–> @amyvsavage  ( Amy Victoria savage ) Limited line work with lots of dot work. Themes stay constant , with a signature style . Her work always stands apart and well done.   <!–nextpage–> @_leestewart   ( lee Stewart ) Painterly approach with a combination of very dark and soft smooth light fades. A difficult way of tattooing to make it look good and natural.   <!–nextpage–> @savannahcolleen   ( Savannah Colleen McKinney ) Bold lines mixed with heavy black and dot work.  She stays constant and has her own style.   <!–nextpage–> @mxmttt   ( Maxime buchi ) Unique signature style. Interesting subject matter mixed with different body placement.   <!–nextpage–> @kanetrubenbacher   ( Kane Trubenbacher ) Interesting subject matter and different body placement.  Stand alone pieces with ... 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 »

TAM’s Black Friday SALE!! – save 50% or MORE now

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Shopping for Tattoo Artists or even serious Tattoo Collectors is no easy task! — But at www.getTAM.com we’ve made it easy for you — CHECK OUT these great deals at the Tattoo Artist Magazine Store to find the perfect gift for the ink-lover in YOUR life! — TAM GIFT CARDS are available NOW, but you can also SAVE 50% on EVERY issue of TAM (print or digital) and get 60%-70% OFF on our two books: the TAM Vol.1 Book (which collects the first five sold out issues in a sleek hardback) on SALE for just $40, and the massive Gods & Warriors coffee table book which features the amazing Japanese tattoo work of one of the world’s best- Chris Trevino, marked down from $220 to just $66!! — TAM GIFT CARDS: Can’t figure out what your loved one would like best? Let them decide — Pick up a TAM gift card and allow them to choose from hundreds of items including: books, magazines, clothing, art prints or even some rare original art! —   Tattoo Artist Magazine Issues: TAM is considered the best, most informative and most important tattoo magazine EVER, by tattoo artists themselves! – We’ve worked with over 200 of the Best Tattoo Artists in the world to create something nobody else ever has. If you have an established or aspiring artist to shop for this holiday season, nothing could help them pursue their career more than the library we’ve assembled over the last 12 years, featuring the VERY BEST ... 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 »