Dan Henk: Sometimes The Old-Timers Are Right

By Dan Henk When I first started tattooing, the industry seemed to be breaking new ground. People like Guy Aitchison, Tom Renshaw and Aaron Caine were redefining what could be done with the form. It was an exciting time. I had been to art school, was doing album covers for bands,

Dan Henk: The Horror Convention

By Dan Henk Horror has been around a long, long time. The early fairy tales were much darker than their current Disney-fied versions. The primal gods of ancient civilizations endured lives filled with maniacal beasts, surreal landscapes and an ever-changing world of magic and dark sorcery. The oral traditions of early

Dan Henk: Ink Master

By Dan Henk So, let's talk about the new tattoo show, Ink Master. It was originally pitched to me (as I'm sure it was to several artists) by a lady named Lisa. She said, and this is an almost direct quote, “We have people on this show like Jeff Gouge and Guy

Dan Henk: Haters

By Dan Henk I remember when I was 13. I had just gotten out of my Huey Lewis and The News, Tears For Fears, juvenile musical tastes. I was now into “hair metal.” Ratt. Quiet Riot. Def Leppard. I thought that stuff was so much cooler, and couldn't believe I'd liked

Dan Henk: Parasites of the Industry

By Dan Henk I want to start out by being very clear that it is not all of them... not all, but there are way too many, and they are like a parasite in the business. What am I talking about? These people who don't tattoo, yet have their sticky fingers

Dan Henk: Why Tattoo School is Such a Bad Idea

By Dan Henk Looking from the outside in, tattooing doesn't look that difficult. If it's not that difficult, you learn the basics and you are good to go, right? Hell, if half the people on TV can do it, an actual school should be able to teach the essentials in two

Jack Rudy Speaks Out Against TLC’s, Tattoo School

[*Editor's Note* Mr. Rudy graciously permitted TAM to re-print his statement on the TAM Blog. The statement appears exactly the way it is found on Jack Rudy's Facebook page.] Jack Rudy “Good Time Charlies Tattooland” Official Statement Re: TLC’s show Tattoo School I think this new tattoo school show that TLC is about to