Sean Herman: Jeff Ensminger Interview (Part II)

By Sean Herman [Editor's Note: To read Part I of this interview please click this link.] One of my favorite [stories] from him was the story about him "tattooing" himself. It's pretty amazing. I think Jeff is one of those great examples of someone who loves tattooing so much, they will

Health Issues With Tattooing (Jesse Smith)

Jesse Smith Tattoo Artist

By Petri Aspvik Petri Aspvik:  What type of physical problems have you encountered due to tattooing? Jesse Smith: I've definitely had a few issues with carpal tunnel here and there. As well as a few nerve issues in my shoulders and arms. I’ve also noticed that my hearing has suffered because of

For The Record: Tattoo Stamps

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive:You may have been reading lately about the money problems that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is having. The Post Office has been trying to find ways to cut expenses as well as bring in more money. One of the least popular expense-cutting ideas was to cut

Tattoo Nation Movie Trailer (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0h5Tdw_3UY] Join the Nation! http://www.facebook.com/TattooNationMovie -- Tattoos used to be a sign of rebellion. A middle finger salute to the rest of the world. Outlaw bikers got tattoos. Sailors on leave in Singapore got tattoos. Lifers in the joint got tattoos... 11965

Just Eat It: Chicken Salad

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

Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman Episode IV (VIDEO)

Here is just one extraordinary example of our collective creative potential when it's put into motion! This is Marcus' contribution to our community. If you really 'get it' and want to help Marcus make more or spread the word, link The Gypsy Gentleman to your own site and blog.  These

Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (Solar System)

Carl Zimmer is a blogger and writer for both The New York Times and Discover Magazine, which also hosts his blog, The Loom.  Zimmer writes on a wide range of scientific topics. He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. When Zimmer

Health Issues With Tattooing (Kari Barba)

By Petri Aspvik Petri Aspvik:  What type of physical problem have you encountered due to tattooing? Kari Barba: I have encountered back, neck and hand pain for sure. I think we all get that. Have you had to see a doctor, chiropractor, masseuse therapist, acupuncturist or anything similar because problems or because you want

Louis Molloy: From Tattoo Artist to Celebrity

By Rachael Harrington Louis Molloy started off in tattooing in the backstreets of Manchester, England in the 1970s. Back then, tattooing had just begun to grow beyond its ‘sailors and whores’ image in the West, being firmly adopted by the counter-culture. Then, around the time Louis made his first tentative steps into