Dotwork Tattoos: style & technique

by Fade FX- In the last 20 years dotwork tattooing has grown into a uniquely recognizable style, since specializing in this area I've been interviewed many times by tattoo magazines about it's ancestry,  origin and key influencers. Dotwork itself echo's an artistic drawing style called pointillism which solely utilizes dots to build up

The Pros & Cons of Tattoo Conventions

Thinking about attending your first tattoo convention? Here are some suggestions for getting the most out of your convention experience, and a few warnings to consider before you go. The very best tattoo conventions in my experience, (for fans and pros alike), are those hosted by actual tattooers. I've been involved

Pre-Order: Tattooist Karl Finke (1866-1935)

If you're a fan of vintage tattoos, tattoo history and tattoo books we invite you to Pre-order this new volume of never-before-seen classic tattoo flash by German tattooist Karl Finke. Advance copies can be ordered before July 31st here: [button color="green" size="medium" link="https://www.startnext.com/en/buch-no-3" target="blank" ]Pre-Order[/button] Before Christian Warlich (1891–1964) became the most

Featured Artist Spotlight: Anali De Laney

TAM is excited to feature another amazing tattoo artist making her mark around the world!     -- Anali De Laney is an American tattoo artist specializing in realism. This talented artist is just 24 years old and living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she owns her own private tattooing studio  -- Never More Atelier. Just

Artists Spotlight – State Of Grace Tattoo

Today we’re not just covering a single tattoo artist, but an entire tattoo studio. State of Grace Tattoo has been around for well over a decade and is home to nine highly talented tattoo artists. Between the nine standard artists and the various guest artists who tattoo at State of

Artist Spotlight – Bryan Burk

Bryan Burk is the owner of Dark Horse Tattoo in Los Angeles and has been a professional tattoo artist for close to 20 years now. He’s known for having his own unique style of tattooing that borrows from a wide variety of styles but doesn’t really fit any particular genre. If

Cool-Ass Computer Tattoos

If you follow us on Facebook then you may have noticed a few questionable posts going up before being suddenly taken down from your feed. Over the last week and some change we were – actually, as this is being written, still are – having computer troubles. (Specifically, someone was(is)

Another Wondrous Walter White Tattoo Gallery

Yes, Breaking Bad’s main protagonist is so popular and often used in tattoos that we’ve created another gallery focused solely on Walter White. By the time you’re done perusing these galleries, you may even start calling him “The Man of a Million Faces”, because that’s how varied these tattoos of

Artist Spotlight – Joel Long

Joel Long started tattooing on the 4th of July I 1992. Instead of enjoying a fireworks display, he chose to stay home and tattoo himself. He was inspired by traditional Japanese and American tattoos, particularly Japanese bodysuits – which explains why he specializes in and enjoys tattooing traditional Japanese tattoos

9/11: Never Forgotten

September 11th, 2001 is a day that no American has forgotten. It’s the day that the United States of America was the victim of four coordinated terrorist attacks that took the lives of 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others. It’s the day that made many people terrified to fly

15 Incredible Walter White Tattoos

Walter White is the main character whose story is told in Breaking Bad, one of the most popular television series of recent memory. His life is forever changed upon being diagnosed with cancer, so we figured now would be a great time to give you a Walter White themed tattoo

Artist Spotlight – Uncle Allan

Uncle Allan is a professional tattoo artist who works out of Berlin, Germany and has well over a decade of professional tattooing experience. While some may be quick to label him as a primarily traditional tattoo artist, if you look closely at his work you’ll see that it’s actually difficult

It Kinda Explains Itself

Sometimes you see bad piercing jobs, or the results of bad piercing jobs, and you wonder how the destruction pictured before you came into existence. With these pictures, you don’t really have to wonder. Either the piercer made a horrible mistake or the piercee had a poor idea to begin

You Can’t Be Serious…

This just in! Tattoos that are only halfway done do not look cool! We’re not sure if some of these people did it on purpose or just couldn’t afford to get the entire tattoo finished. We just wanted to make sure you all knew not to follow in their footsteps. Actually,