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Phil Anselmo from Pantera Talks About Tattoos and Football

By Rose Riot Philip Anselmo is best know as a front man for the bands Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual. His reputation for having a larger than life personality did not fail to live up to itself when I recently interviewed him. Anselmo is currently on tour playing guitar with the band Arson Anthem. The Arson Anthem tour is also showcasing the talents of the bands Harp and Warbeast. All bands on the tour are on the label started by Anselmo, Housecore Records. I recommend all of them if you want a dose of good, old, face-rocking metal and punk rock. Read More »

Jason Tyler Grace, On the Road in Tokyo: Part III

How did I spend my second day in Japan? Well, I spent the entire day in my box of a room, downloading music, movies and TV shows onto my computer. Laying on my “tatame” mattress, holed away from the brisk wind and foreign language. I ate sushi and other fast food from the 7-11, which was right around the corner –that shit was good. Read More »

Agent Orange Surf Rocks Their Way Through Atlanta

By Rose Riot If you were a skater in the early 80s there was a good chance that you were a fan of the band Agent Orange. Agent Orange is the band responsible for morphing together the sounds of surf music and punk rock to create what became surf/skate punk music. This band hit the Orange County California scene in that magic year for music, 1979. Read More »

Milano Tattoo Convention: Original/Rare Memorabilia Available at the Tattoo Artist Magazine Booth

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 booth.  Read More »

How to get a Thom deVita Signed Copy of Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue 23

Get a limited, signed edition of TAM 23 from Thom deVita for $60!!! This price includes shipping in the U.S., overseas is $14 extra for the slower USPS shipping method and ALL proceeds go to Thom deVita (not TAM). Thom will sign your issue AND add some creative ‘censoring’ to the interior of the issue as well. Thom will do these individually as they are ordered, so you must be patient. Read More »

Brighton Tattoo Convention: On the Road from the United Kingdom

By Kent Here I am again, doing the airport shuffle. Those old familiar feelings of anxiety and excitement brew as I get ready for my first international trip of the year. I hate airports, flying, leaving my family and home, but I love new places and people so I deal… Read More »

Supervillians Talk Tattoos, Fishbone and Ska!

By Rose Riot When researching local venues for shows that might be of interest to myself, and Tattoo Artist Magazine’s readers –I came upon this ska band, The Supervillians. Now, ska comes in many forms and packages and people tend to have strong feelings one way or another about it. Read More »

West Texas Tattoo Convention: On the Road from San Angelo, Texas

By John After a week-long stay in Austin, Texas (ATX) following the Star of Texas Convention, I jumped in a cargo van and drove out to the West Texas Tattoo Convention in San Angelo. It turned out that a few people from the ATX show also made the scary journey through the west Texas dessert, including Richard Stell, Rock of Ages, Austin Tattoo Co., Electric 13 Tattoo and Triple Crown Tattoo. I’m sure there were others and I apologize for not mentioning you here. Read More »

Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival: On the Road from Austin, Texas

By John It happened as soon as I landed in Austin, Texas. Not the Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival– that would start the following day… however it didn’t take long to see some friendly faces, deep in the heart of Texas. I was posted up in baggage claim, doing my normal multi-tasking: texting, listening to music, checking e-mails, playing Words With Friends (you know) the usual mindless activities while I waited for the baggage gods to release my personals. Read More »

The Geometric Tattoo Wizard – Thomas Hooper Article

Thomas Hooper is one of the most influential artists of our time. His application of sacred geometry and mandala styles, mixed with solid tattoo fundamentals and a virtually all-black palette on large-scale work has help ignite an entire movement in the tattoo world. Below is a short excerpt from Thomas’ TAM interview –   Thomas Hooper: Something I’m very aware of is that I get to do a lot of work that the client didn’t ask for. I get away with doing tattoos on people that might be a good idea from a certain point of view (mine!), but I have to talk them into seeing what I see and make them believe it’s going to be great. The amount of self-confidence required for this in any other case, I would consider as arrogance, but it’s this firm belief that what I am trying to do will look good that allows me to get my ideas into their skin, so I’m left with the question, what am I? Artist, asshole or both? Read More »

Misfits Show Atlanta They Don’t Need Danzig to Rock the House (Photos)

By Rose Riot “To see or not to see… The Misfits…?” This is the question some of my friends asked themselves. Many of my friends saw the importance of seeing them, but there were others who said things like, “I don’t see tribute bands.” I do what I want –and I wanted to see Misfits, so ‘ef’ it, I went. Read More »

Thom deVita Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #23 (Photos)

Who’s Thom deVita? The guy you should know about… Read More »

Mike Ness: Tattoo Artist Magazine Interview from Social Distortion, Lucero and Frank Turner Fall Tour (Photos)

By Crash At the start of last week I got a call from Jimmy Perlman, a tattooer comrade of mine that some of you probably know as a tour manager for various rock bands. Currently he’s working with the band Lucero who, along with Frank Turner are opening up for Social Distortion this fall. It seemed they were coming into Atlanta on Nov. 9 and (as is Jimmy’s custom no matter what city he’s in) he invited a few tattooers to a fuckin’ awesome VIP experience with the bands. Read More »

State of Grace Tattoo Convention, San Francisco: PART II

By Crash To continue with my list of highlights from the SF show… It’s always a treat seeing Thom deVita and, as usual, finding him in the hotel lobby every morning by 7a.m. (He and I are commonly the only people stirring at this hour). Sitting with Thom and listening to a few of his stories each morning was a real treat. The first morning I asked him what he was doing…”Are you people-watching?” “Lady-watching,” he said, with a wry grin. DeVita also sold some of his art (which we will soon be featuring on the TAM site) and he did several tattoos on some devoted tattooers over the weekend. (It was the first time I’d seen him wear gloves!) Read More »

State of Grace Tattoo Convention, San Francisco: PART I

By Crash: This has long been one of my favorite conventions each year and 2010 was better than ever. A million ‘Thanks’ to Horitaka and crew for doing such a fine job organizing and promoting the STATE OF GRACE show (as usual) and for taking such good care of TAM and all the attending artists/vendors. On Sunday evening, following the power outage at our hotel (more on that later) and early-ending to the convention,  my partner Kent Smith, friend Hunter Spanks and I all shared my usual sushi and sake (cold, unfiltered) celebratory dinner at the very fine Barracuda Japanese Restaurant. During the meal we each discussed our favorite aspects of the weekend. It was an interesting exercise and this blog entry is the result. I hope it proves entertaining to readers. Read More »