In the first days of tattooing, tattoos were worn by sailors, soldiers and outlaws. Traditional tattooing was developed and these posters were hung in tattoo shops for customers and clientele to choose their pieces from. These epic vintage tattoo flash pieces were hand painted and kept as a visual record
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Chris Treviño - Gods and Warriors
ON SALE NOW -- SAVE 60% -- This is a fitting title for Chris Trevino’s first book. His tattoos often depict themes of ancient war and
From Kings Avenue Tattoo:
We are honored and humbled to host the legendary tattooer and artist Ed Hardy for an unprecedented 3-day event. Hardy, renowned for his genre changing, globally influenced tattoo designs, announced that he will host “Pictures of the Gone World,” taking place May 15th, 16th & 17th at
Choosing the right tattoo parlor is just as important as the design you pick. When deciding to get a tattoo for the first time, it's very important to get the very best advice you can (from the most experienced guide you can find). Once you find a person you can connect
By Deb Yarian
Early in my tattoo career, I was blessed by the friendship and mentorship of Eric Inksmith and the late legendary Paul Rogers.
At a time when secrets of the trade were highly guarded, their willingness to share their knowledge with others was a rare commodity. It was that, their
This is Part 2: Horiyoshi III - 10 of the world's best Japanese style tattoo artists.
-Horiyoshi III (no connection to Horiyoshi II, from the last post), is Yoshihito Nakano of Yokohama, Japan, and is our featured artist today. Horiyoshi the 3rd is perhaps THE most respected and celebrated tattoo artist in Japan's
By Luke Holley
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By Jason Sweet
This article is part two, in a two part series, about the professional organizations in tattooing. I attended the APT Trade Show as part of my research and found myself not only rejoining them after a 10 year hiatus; I found myself being recruited for service to the
By Nicki Kasper
How long have you guys been tattooing? Where are you from? What shops were you in before opening Ten Thousand Waves?
Robert: We both started tattooing in 1992… I grew up in Santa Clarita, North LA. I've worked in many shop throughout my career, Melrose Tattoo, Royal Tattoo in Denmark,
by Colin Higgins
"I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies" - Le Corbusier
Ever since I can remember I loved to draw. As a kid I drew continuously on anything I could get my hands on. From my love to draw came my love of
The suggestion that “tattoos are not just for sailors any more” is a familiar one. It might be surprising to learn, then, that the popular media has been reporting the arrival of tattooing in high society for nearly one hundred years. To celebrate the release of “Forever: The New
By Katherine Brooks
Oh, the tattoo. From an innocuous badge inked ever so carefully on one's back to a blanket of color flowing from the shoulders to the ankles, the world has proven the tradition of permanently adorning the body with artwork is here to stay. Hidden from sight or paraded
I will be attending the Seattle Tattoo Expo this weekend. This is one of my favorite shows in the US… So many talented artists... the show is busy, and the city is fun. If you're around, please stop by and check it out. They always have good entertainment, good food,