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Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 9)

By Victor Farinelli 
It is down to the wire, folks. Four contestants are left in the game show of extreme skill and ability to see who is going to be named Best Ink. They must pay income tax on $100,000, and appear on the cover of Tattoo Magazine. HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA, “extreme skill!” I crack myself up sometimes! And Tattoo Magazine? I haven’t picked up this rag in a long time, but when I did, it had some of the crappiest tattoos out there. Back in the day, this wonderfully professional publication contained construction paper pages of black and white photos of color tattoos. Apparently, it has improved somewhat over the years, relying more on artists’ submissions than submissions by people with their own homemade tats(more…)


FRANK151 Leaders Video Featuring Daniel Albrigo

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Tattoos By Brandon Collins
Nightmare Studios
Reno, NV
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Brian Bruno SLC International Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley

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Tattoos By Vinnie Stones
SinSin Tattoo
Antwerp, Belgium
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Dave Wah SLC International Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley

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Tattoos By Robert McNeill
Blue Rose Tattoo
Coeur d’Alene, ID
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Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 8)

By Victor Farinelli 
This week’s show was humdrum and tiresome. It is a chore to watch this poorly produced, sadly directed piece of shit. I could edit better in iMovie than these cats can with their high-dollar editing studio. This week’s focus was on realism. For the flash challenge, the troupe was taken to a side-street where, out of nowhere, this clearly staged accident-slash-gun fight happened right in front of them. The contestants were supposed to draw a “hyper-photo-realistic” rendition of it. It was just a big advertisement for the new Fast and Furious 6 movie. Lame… (more…)


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Tattoos By Augustine Nezumi
Gimme Love Tattoo
Singapore
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Tattoos By Javier Betancourt
Ocho Placas Tattoo Company
Miami, FL
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William Thidemann SLC International Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine

Video by Luke Holley

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Tattoos By Diamond Jim
Diamond Jim’s Old Style Tattoo
Köln, Germany
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JoJo Ackermann SLC International Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley

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Tattoos By Christina Hock
Dolorosa Tattoo
Studio City, CA
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Tattoos By Kyle Olson
Good Times Tattoo
SLC, UT
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Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 7)

By Victor Farinelli 
This is not gonna be a long post because, frankly, this show is just becoming sad… Just sad. I thought this show would give me some great ammunition to vent the fury in my head. But alas, no. I have to take that out on my last place Brewers who, as I write this, beat the first place Cards. So I can’t even take it out on them. Fuck! I guess there are always the Astros…  (more…)


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Tattoos By Guy Ursitti
Thicker Than Water Tattoo
New York, NY
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Richard Stell Benefit

richard-stell-1Hello my name is Jason Freeman,

I’m trying to organize an event for the Stell’s. As you may know Richard recently suffered a heart attack and has been diagnosed with heart disease. This couldn’t have happened at a worse time for them as they are in the middle of opening their new shop Pair-O-Dice in Oklahoma. This event will be held June 15th, 2013. I’m asking everyone to work a normal day on the 15th, and send those profits from that one day’s work as a donation to the Stell’s via PayPal. The donation PayPal is: RStellHeart@gmail.com.

This way the donations will go directly to the Stell’s and I’m not the middle man or handling money. I know this may be rough for some to donate an entire day’s earnings, if you can’t do 100 percent then donate what you feel comfortable with. I will be making a poster for the event to be displayed on your Facebook and you can take that file from facebook and have it printed at your local copy place. It will be 11×17 standard size. Please contact me via text or phone call to get on the list as a participating tattooer or shop.

Anyone that is willing to participate please forward my information to other tattooers and shops who you think would be interested in participating…

Thank you and don’t forget to contact me: Jason Freeman Triumph Tattoo 241 West Second Street Reno, NV 89501 (775) 232-4484…  (more…)


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Tattoos By Miss Arianna
Skinwear Tattoo
Rimini, Italy

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Lindsey Carmichael Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #34

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Interview by Tim Hendricks

Tim Hendricks: Do you plan on ever mellowing out with the traveling or do you want to keep going?

Lindsey Carmichael: I love it. I have to backtrack a tiny bit and say that I was at Gold Rush when these changes came about in my life, right after I turned 40. I was kind of feeling closed off and slightly alone in my life…  (more…)


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Tattoos By Justin Shaw
Faith Tattoo
Santa Rosa, CA
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Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 6)

By Victor Farinelli 
Let me start by reminding y’all that the views expressed in these here ramblings are my own and do not represent the views of TAM. With that out of the way, I wanted to touch on some action going on at the TAM Facebook page. There have been some posts that have criticized TAM for allowing me to even acknowledge that Best Ink, and other tattoo shows, even exist…

One: See the first sentence. Two: Face it folks; ever since MTV’s The Real World (maybe even The Dating Game), TV has become one “reality” show after another. COPS, Survivor, Idol, Top Chef; the list goes on and on. Tattoo shows are no different. I don’t think they are going to go away anytime soon, either. Look at how many seasons American Chopper has been on. Those goofballs still get huge ratings. True “outlaw bikers” probably hate that show, just like many passionate tattoo artists hate tattoo shows…  (more…)


Steven Burlton Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #34

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Interview by Dan Sinnes

Dan Sinnes: What do you think about the new generation of tattooers? Like people who tattoo for three years and are amazing tattooers?

Steven Burlton: It’s just like we were talking about. They’re well on their way. Of course it’s way easier to get into it and the facets are all open now. There’s no limit to what you can get a hold of, as far as reference materials and supplies and stuff like that…  (more…)


Dave Shore Dragon Art Tribute and Auction

dave-allen-3By Dave Allen
Dave Shore passed away suddenly this year, the very day his shop was scheduled to close. He worked almost daily right up to the end. It is his legacy that we wish to honor! A character of mythical proportions… Stories of his days in Texas, Hawaii and Europe are from an era in tattooing few of us got to witness. Dave worked under the banner of such great tattooists as Mike Malone, Zeke Owens and Henk (Hanky Panky) Schiffmacher and alongside Ed Hardy, Horiyoshi, Luke Atkinson, Corey Miller, Paul Jefferies and many more. Dave was bigger than life and left a great impression wherever he went… (more…)


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