In Japan, Tattoos Are Not Just For Yakuza Anymore

By Nathalie-Kyoko and Jake Adelstein (Original story appears on the Japanese Subculture Research Center's (JSRC) website.) Tattoos are as Japanese as sushi, samurai and yakuza but in recent years with the crackdown on organized crime (the yakuza), tattoos have become increasingly socially unacceptable while many younger Japanese and people living abroad

Just Eat It: Lasagna Pie

By Stiff My inspiration for cooking can come from a variety of things. Sometimes I get inspired by having a dish from a restaurant that I’ve never had before and try to replicate it at home. Sometimes inspiration comes from recipes I may see on television. I mostly get inspired by

Victor Farinelli: Ink Master Review (Finale)

By Victor Farinelli  Well, the end is finally here. In the two-episode finale of this season of Ink Master, I have been left wondering the meaning of life. Well no, not really, but it has a good ring to it. Our contestants are finally whittled down to the last four.

Just Eat It: Peanut Butter Bites

By Stiff My inspiration for cooking can come from a variety of things. Sometimes I get inspired by having a dish from a restaurant that I’ve never had before and try to replicate it at home. Sometimes inspiration comes from recipes I may see on television. I mostly get inspired by

New TAM Blog Sponsors!

Check out some of our cool new sponsors... (click the images for more info) To become a TAM Blog sponsor please e-mail: john@tattooartistmagazine.com Thanks for your support! -TEAM TAM

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode V (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig-Oar78Os0&w=590&h=415] In the final part of Thom deVita's Tattoo Age series we have to cover a lot of ground. So please sit back and prepare to go from the days before tattoo artists wore gloves while working to Thom's current life as an artist. Enjoy. [More info on expanded page] 15335

A Letter to TAM From Backspaces Social Media App

While Instagram scrambles to instill faith in their following, as some users seek other photo sharing apps, we here at TAM want you to be informed about where you are going. Here is an insight on the company Backspaces from one of their founders, Adrian Sanders... 15426

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Update

Statement from Henk Schiffmacher: What's up at this very moment? We still have no access to the collection. There are no artists working in the museum, and the shop is declared a no-go area for the tattoo world. A small group of big shots out of the real museum world and