Tim Shumate isn’t a tattoo artist. You won’t find him using someone’s arm as the canvas for his next masterpiece or traveling between tattoo conventions, yet his unique art style clearly has some tattoo roots behind it. Where do these roots come from? Why does his work resonate with the
Ed Hardy: Visionary Subversive is a major exhibition of original art by one of the world’s most well-known culture icons.
Original works presented by Varnish Fine Art
at The Midway
Show Dates: October 5 to November 2, 2015
Artist Reception: Thursday October 29, 7-11pm
Closing Party: Monday November 2, 7-11pm [divider]
Co-curated by Hardy’s assistant Trevor Ewald
Every artist starts somewhere and these days, IF you want to be a legitimate and respected practitioner in the field, that means earning your right to a tattoo machine through a tattoo apprenticeship. For every apprentice out there trying to do it the right way, there are hoards of unethical
Here's a nifty little Step-By-Step article by Ettore Bechis for painting a ZOMBIE EYE in oils. These creepy effects can be applied to any piece! - Enjoy!
1. Spray your frame (new or old doesn't matter) with black varnish.
Cut a piece of wood same size as frame glass.
If you are slow-moving
EYE CAN SEE YOU! - Eyeball Tattoos are all the rage these days - BAM!! "LOOK AT ME!", they seem to say, but there's also an eerie sense that they are looking back at US! A well executed tattoo of any sort commands our attention and Eyeball Tattoos are flipping freaky
Everyone wants to be a tattoo artist these days, but how can someone learn to tattoo without practicing on real people? No one wants to be the guinea pig, and for good reason- these things last forever! Well, a Brazillian ad agency has released this video on the net, and
Since 1936, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been dignified.
As of May 29th, however, it’s going to look a little different.
On May 29th, it’s getting 115 tattoos.
And frankly, it’s about time.
With the opening of Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition (also known as Perseverance), Richmond’s most popular art form
NEW PHOTOS ADDED! Every now and then we find some hot new tattoo artist who has submitted photos to our InstaGram account, and they blow us away! Karol Rybakowski (of Ink Ognito Tattoo in Poland) did just that! Here's just a taste of his AMAZING 3D, Portrait, and hyper-realism Tattoo
Shane Wallin, artist and TAMblog contributor, spends his time helping survivors of breast cancer reclaim their bodies and their lives. Today we hear from Janine, one of Shane's clients and an amazing WARRIOR!
In February of 2012 at age 46 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After chemotherapy I had a
Tattoo art keeps changing with time, but one thing remains the same – the desire of some individuals to adorn their skin with it. Take a journey through time and get to know more about the transformation in the designs of tattoo.
Tattoo Designs of the Past
Ancient people use sticks and
We just received this announcement from our friends at Analog Tattoo in San Francisco about their next art exhibit, this time featuring the amazingly talented Jim Minor. If you can make it, check out the exhibit. It's sure to be superb!
In this virtually empty & inhospitable universe where anything that
by Dan Henk
Working title: "Why people might think your work sucks".
I have been hearing complaints almost since I began fifteen years ago about how tattooing is not being taken seriously as an art form. Maybe it was as a genre specific sort of folk art, but that wasn't enough for
Readers have been getting in touch about their experiences of terminated job interviews, losing out on promised promotions and leaving jobs because of their tattoos.
It followed a Magazine article which asked whether discrimination against people with tattoos should be banned in the workplace.
Here are some of their stories.
'I was told I'm a
"this truth does not constitute a stopping point"
11" x 14" $400
(Visit headbandbrothers.com to purchase and see more of Scott Harrison's paintings)
Every year Tattoo Artist Magazine (TAM) makes the journey half way across the globe to partake in the festivities at the Milano Tattoo Convention. This year TAM has sweetened the deal and brought with it some very rare and collectible tattoo memorabilia that will be for sale at the TAM