Tattoo TV Shows are a Mixed Bag

 Artist, author and regular TAMblog contributor Dan Henk offers his take on tattoo tv shows and what you really need to know...   The TV shows on tattooing have been a mixed bag. I think that's pretty clear to everyone in the industry.   I have heard plenty of feedback from tattooers who just

Success is not what you think it is, by Dan Henk

[divider] One of the most common questions I get, is people asking how to get ahead. To become well known. How to “make it”. The vast majority seem to think there's a simple trick to it. An avenue you take, a person you need to know, that sort of thing.   Well there

Ink Master s6/e9 review – 8/18/15

As the competition continues true colors are revealed.  This week featured underhanded schemes and motives to strategically eliminate the competition on this episode of ‘Ink Master’, Composed and Exposed which aired Tuesday, August 18, 2015. The plotting progressed as the remaining artists formed new alliances. Only 11 artists were left

Dan Smith: Sketch to Completion

By Dan Smith I thought showing how I would attempt a tattoo from the reference stage to sketching, to completion, would be an interesting blog post for Tattoo Artist Magazine (TAM). As this is an industry magazine, and similar posts have been done on reference/inspiration and technique/execution, I know I am