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Artist Spotlight – Alex Binnie

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Alex Binnie got his first tattoo back in the 70s and started getting heavily tattooed in the 80s before he began tattooing towards the latter part of the decade. That means he has close to 30 years of tattooing experience under his belt! His experience and practiced expertise shows in every tattoo he designs and inks. He’s been the owner of Into You Tattoo & Piercing for longer than many shops have been around and continues to work out the London-based studio to this day. If you’re looking for an insanely talented and practiced hand to design and ink your next tattoo, you should seek out Alex Binnie. To see more badass work by Alex Binnie and many others, check out TAM Issue 12! IG – More »

Putting the Fun in Fungi

Em Hodgson @emloutattoo

No, we’re not going to gross you out with a bunch of fungus facts or anything like that. We just thought we’d share an odd tattoo theme that we were surprised to find so many high quality pictures for. Apparently a lot of people really like mushrooms, or at least like them enough to have images of mushrooms tattooed on their bodies. Whatever the reason, these are some pretty awesome fungi. And yes, mushrooms are fungus. Maybe the gallery below will help some of you come up with your next tattoo idea, which you should promptly share with us on Instagram when it comes to fruition.  Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Tony Hundahl

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Tony Hundahl has been tattooing as a paid professional since 1998. He specializes in tattoos that feature a lot of bold imagery and movement while simultaneously being based off of traditional western and Japanese styles, although his unique flair could look a little new school-esque to the untrained eye. His number one goal for each of his tattoos is to create something powerful that will stand the test of time as best as it possibly can. You can take any idea to Tony and he’ll craft you a one-of-a-kind design you won’t see anywhere else, and if you’re given the chance to do so then we highly suggest you take advantage of it. To see more badass work by Tony Hundahl and many others, check out TAM Issue 14! Austin, TX IG – More »

Artist Spotlight – Juan Puente

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Having started tattooing in Orange County in 1992, Juan Puente has almost 25 years of tattooing experience. He currently works in San Francisco out of Black Heart Tattoo, which was founded back in 2004 and is the home of numerous highly talented artists. Juan primarily enjoys working with fine line black-and-grey and bold traditional tattoos but, as you’ll see in the gallery below, he’s quite eclectic and able to create any sort of tattoo design you may desire. If you have a chance to get a tattoo by this master of the industry, we highly suggest you take advantage of it. To see more badass work by Juan Puente and many others, check out TAM Issue 13!  San Francisco, California IG – FB – More »

Badass Minecraft Tattoos


Minecraft’s effect on the video game industry can’t be understated. Created by Markus “Notch” Persson singlehandedly, Minecraft became a gaming phenomenon that fundamentally altered the industry in a number of ways. It brought about an entirely new genre of games, vastly popularized and pushed the capabilities of procedural generation, and put indie gaming and development on the map so-to-speak. Minecraft was released in 2011 and not only are the effects of its existence still being felt to this day, but the game is still going strong and widely popular. That’s why we’re adding its gallery among the list of gaming tattoo galleries we’ve put together thus far.Read More »

Amazing Kraken Tattoos


The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that supposedly lives off the coast of Norway and Greenland. Many people have hypothesized that the tales of this enormous creature that’s big enough to utterly destroy large ships comes from recounts of giant squids – which were actually thought to be long extinct and myths themselves until researchers discovered a live giant squid in its natural habitat in 2004. But, while giant squids ranging from 33 to 43 feet might be real, the Kraken most likely is not. But that won’t stop it from living in fiction for many more generations still to come.Read More »

Who Ever Said Roses are Red?


Roses aren’t just red, and we’re not even talking about tattoos. Roses can actually be bred to flower with all sorts of colors. That being said, the blue color in this gallery’s featured image isn’t one of them. The only way to get a blue rose is to color the petals yourself. Florists typically use a spray to color white roses blue in order to offer them to customers. Each different rose color actually stands for different attractions and kinds of love, ranging from romantic to friendship. Granted, most people don’t care or keep track of that, but it may be worth considering before you buy a bouquet of roses for someone.Read More »

Sick Samurai Tattoos


Cool-looking armor, iconic weapon usage, known for being honorable to a fault and utilizing a unique fighting style that’s still passed down and practiced to this day are all things that make samurais extremely interesting to people to this day. Samurai were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval Japan and continue to be popular concepts utilized in fiction to this day. There are a lot of different reasons why someone may choose to get a tattoo design centered around a samurai, and we’ve put together the gallery below to show you some of the best samurai-centric tattoos we’ve ever seen.Read More »

Majestic Mass Effect Tattoos


Mass Effect is one of the most controversial gaming franchises of recent memories. The first game, titled Mass Effect of course, was released in 2007 and from the onset the series set-out to be a trilogy where player choices from the first game would significantly impact the sequels, allowing players to have a significant impact in the story the ultimately experienced over all three games. How effective Bioware was at achieving this goal is a hotly debated topic to this day – even 4 years after the final entry was released. But regardless of its flaws, there are still tons of fans who are highly anticipating Mass Effect: Andromeda – the first game in a new series that’s set to be released in 2017. Enjoy.Read More »

Badass Harley-Davidson Tattoos

Jonathan Campos @urbanstattoo

Even if you’re not a fan of motorcycles, you’ve probably heard about Harley-Davidson before. They’re easily one of the most well-known and recognizable motorcycle brands in the world. The company was started in Milwaukee, Wisonsin in 1903 and was one of only two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression. Today the company is still going as strong as ever before, bringing in over $5 billion in revenue each year with close to 6000 employees and over $9 billion in total assets. Harley-Davidson isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and you can expect many most tattoos like the ones seen in the gallery below to be had by generations of Harley fans for many more years still to come.  Read More »

Awesome Star Trek Tattoos


Star Trek was one of the first science-fiction franchises to see widespread popularity. It began as a television series in 1966 and actually didn’t do very well at first. NBC was so unhappy with the show’s ratings that it threatened to cancel the show during the second season. The network ultimately renewed the series, but moved it to what was commonly called the “Friday night death slot”. The series was subsequently canceled after the third series. The years following the original series saw a major cult following that quickly made the series more popular than it ever was while it was on the air. An animated series ran from 1973 to 1974 and the first major motion picture came out in 1979, but Star Trek ultimately wouldn’t return until 1987, when The Next Generation premiered. Star Trek has seen various ups and downs ever since. As of this year, the franchise has had 13 feature films and 6 separate television series – the 7th, named Discovery, will premiere in 2017. We hope you enjoy these Star Trek tattoos whether you like the franchise or not.  Read More »

Dominating Domino Tattoos


The oldest known mention of dominoes comes from 13th century China, but the game is thought to have been created and played many years prior to this account. For those who don’t know, dominoes is a game played with specialized rectangular tiles. One side of each tile is left blank and serves as the backside of the tile while the other side is split down the middle and features two dice-like faces. Tiles are matched together with each player playing one at a time until someone is completely out of dominoes, which is generally how someone wins. Granted, the game is more complex than that, but for our purposes you need only appreciate high-quality tattoos like those featured in the dominoes tattoo gallery below.Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Jojo Ackermann

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Jojo Ackermann has been tattooing since 1992 and was in a street shop until recently moving to Ten Thousand Waves in Sherman Oaks, CA. As you’ll see from his work featured in the gallery below, Jojo doesn’t really specialize in any single tattooing style. He enjoys giving his clients the ability to customize their requests however they want and challenging himself to be able to create any sort of vision. That being said, he is a true artist and his least favorite types of tattoos are quotes and/or lengthy lettering designs. He also prefers to create original designs instead of simply recreating something someone saw on Pinterest or found on Google Images. In addition to tattooing, Jojo also paints and sells each of his paintings. He rarely makes prints, making each purchase a one-of-a-kind original, and he does paint by commission too.  Read More »

Remarkable Resident Evil Tattoos


The Resident Evil franchise is one of the oldest horror video game franchises still going strong today, and that’s despite numerous criticisms for the last few main installment titles. The first game, titled simply Resident Evil, was released in 1996 on the Sony Playstation and got rave reviews after quickly becoming a best seller in North America. It sold over 5 million copies and a Director’s Cut edition was released in 1997 that sold nearly an addition 4 million units. The game series officially falls under the category of survival horror, featuring mechanics like limited inventory management, exploration and puzzle solving to survive against a zombie outbreak. (This was way before zombies were being used in everything.) The series has had numerous main protagonists but generally always centers around the player uncovering shady operations being carried out by Umbrella Corp – a powerful corporation who creates zombie-like outbreaks often while pursuing ethically questionable research subjects. Over the last twenty years, only 4 haven’t seen at least one Resident Evil title released. Due to the recent remake craze sweeping the games industry, many of Resident Evil’s titles have been receiving the remake treatment. There have been 6 main installment entries released for the franchise, and many gamers agree that Resident Evil 4 is the best by far. 5 and 6 received a lukewarm reception at best, which is probably why the developers of Resident Evil 7 are making drastic changes to the franchise. They’re getting away from the third person perspective ...Read More »

Adorable Penguin Tattoos


Penguins, as you probably know, are a group of flightless aquatic birds that pretty much live exclusively in Antarctica. (That’s the South Pole area. There are no penguins in the Arctic, or North Pole region.) The largest species of penguins are the emperor penguins, which grow to an average height of 3 feet, 7 inches. A general rule of thumb is that you can find larger penguins in colder areas and smaller penguins in warmer climates. But that’s not what makes penguins so interesting. They’re adorable little tuxedo-wearing birds, making them some of the cutest animals on the planet. Hence why there are more than enough penguin tattoos for us to make the gallery below.Read More »