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The Community Comes Together For Tim Beck And His Family

By Kevin Miller

Reblogged from: http://www.tattoosnob.com

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Yesterday we shared this picture that Tim Beck of Freedom Ink Tattoo Co. posted over the weekend. The picture is from Tim’s neighborhood, and which was in the path of the tornados and severe weather that rolled through the Midwest this weekend.

Many people have asked how they can help Tim and his family, and several people/companies in the tattoo world have stepped up. Here are the details:

Great Lakes Tattoo will be donating all proceeds from merchandise to Tim and his family help rebuild. Crew necks $40, tshirts $20 and patches $5. Stop into the shop or PayPal your order (friends and family) to greatlakestattoo@gmail.com

The Dirty Magic Book will be donating 100% of all proceeds of orders placed between now and Friday.

Dan Smith and Danny Derrick of Captured Tattoo are auctioning off an original piece of tattoo flash. Click here to check it out, and place a bid. Bidding ends on Tuesday night.

JoJo Ackerman of Eternal Art Tattoo is auctioning off an original painting. Click here to check it out, and place a bid. Bidding ends on Tuesday night.

Doug Hardy of Tattoo City is auctioning off an original piece of Rosie tattoo flash. Click here to check it out, and place a bid. Bidding ends on Tuesday night.

Lastly, several people have asked if they can send money directly to Tim. If you’re interested in doing this, you can send donations to topnotchtim@frontier.com.

*** TAM will be donating 20% of all magazine sales to help Tim and his family today, Wednesday, 11/20/2013 until next Thursday, 11/28/2013.  Use checkout code: TIMBECK.  Please spread the word!


Knives & Needles: Tattooer Don Ed Hardy

molly-profile-knives-and-needlesBy Molly Kitamura
I had the most interesting and enjoyable lunch today, Taki and I drove up to San Francisco and ate lunch with the living legend Ed Hardy. He took us to one of his favorite haunts, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana. Ed had nothing but praises for the owner, Tony Gemignani, and his amazing pizza spot. Tony is super tattooed and even travels to Italy to partake in pizza-making contests. Rad!  (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Mary Joy Scott
Tattoo City
San Francisco, CA
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TAM Blog 2013 Picture Gallery


Taki and Molly Kitamura: The Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts 2012

By Molly and Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura 
This year’s convention went by so quickly, so I will try to break it down for you short and sweet…  (more…)


Taki and Molly Kitamura: Joshua David

By Molly and Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura 
Josh David is one of the most good-hearted guys you’ll ever meet. And his tattoos ain’t too bad either, hee-hee! Having just moved to California from Ohio, he is building up a wide clientele by working at two remarkable shops, Garage Ink in Napa Valley and State of Grace in San Jose(more…)


Taki and Molly Kitamura: Amsterdam Adventure

By Molly and Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura 
We love Amsterdam! Taki had been commissioned to do a promotion for Bacardi Rum’s new flavor, and as part of the commission they flew Taki out there (with me in-tow) to do a few tattoos… (more…)


Taki and Molly Kitamura: A Tour of New York City

By Molly and Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura 
New York City. I love this over-crowded, smelly, hot and humid oasis of culture, counter-culture, history, music and art. Horitaka, Horitomo, Drew Flores, and I flew out to give Horitomo’s seminar on Japanese back pieces that he did for The Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts last year. It was a whirlwind of heat, walking, talking and eating… (more…)


Artist Profile: Don Ed Hardy Teaser (VIDEO)


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Horitaka: Getting Tattooed by Horitomo by Molly Skobba

By Molly Skobba and Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
First off, I want to express how absolutely honored I am to have been tattooed by the renowned Horitomo. Not only did he take the time out of his incredibly busy schedule, but also he tattooed a one-point tattoo on my hand -something he does not do often. It was incredibly kind and generous of him and I am so very grateful.

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Horitaka: Mini San Francisco Tattoo Adventure

By Molly Skobba and Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
And here we go again! I’ve been super busy tattooing and also getting ready for the SFO Tattoo Convention coming soon and haven’t had a chance to blog lately. No problem, my amazing girl Molly has been on it and wrote a few words about Ben’s last visit to San Jose. Enjoy… (more…)


Horiken Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview for Issue #27

           

Interview by Nicki Kasper

Nicki Kasper: Do you explore other mediums, like paint? If so, how do you approach that? Do you market and sell them?

Horiken: Yes, I like to paint very much. I usually paint with acrylics on paper. I like wooden panels as well. I do try to do different things from my tattooing, I may use the same motifs, but I lay paintings out differently. And, I guess I use different shading and coloring techniques; some that may not work in a tattoo. And… yeah, I do sell paintings, I don’t really make a huge effort to sell them, but if someone wants one, I do sell them. When I was in art school, I studied art history. I am trying to study this more and I have the thought that maybe I can paint and draw, a bit separate from tattooing and make something new…

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Doug Hardy Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview for Issue #27

       

Interview by Katie Sellergren
Doug Hardy: I was in Hawaii for six years. I was there from April ’92 to April ’98. And it was great. I loved working with Mike. He was incredibly patient and an incredibly good teacher. I mean, he had a temper, and so did I, but he would always show me how to do something the right way. And I was not the best apprentice…

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Doug Hardy Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview Issue #27 (VIDEO)

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Tattoo Artist Magazine California Road Trip

By Crash
I’m too old for this shit, but damn, what an adventure! I thought I could write something short to share the TAM Road Trip journey and give TAM Blog a little more content. I believe the potentials we have with the TAM Blog are pretty evident, and given enough time, can be fashioned into something powerful, entertaining and educational…

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Shop Profile: Ed Hardy’s Tattoo City Teaser (VIDEO)

Short video clips from Doug Hardy’s interview…  [Pictures and info on expanded page] (more…)


Beppe Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview for Issue #25

Beppe: First tattoo shop was my tattoo shop, Ink Addiction. I know it sounds weird in some ways, but where I live there was no way to get a proper apprenticeship. It’s such a small town and nobody would give me any help.

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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.

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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. (more…)


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