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Tattoos By Justin Warn
Torch Tattoo
Anaheim, CA
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Hori Tsuki Kage (Shad) Article Preview for Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #34


Interview by Brian Kaneko

Brian Kaneko: So you do all Japanese tattoo art on people, but what others aspects of that culture do you use in tattooing? For example, how your studio is set up, how you interact with clients, etc. Also, what is your approach to a new client who will be starting a large piece with you?

Shad: My studio is a private studio by appointment only. First, the customer contacts me by e-mail, which is the easiest way to get in touch with me. We can talk about the design… (more…)

ROC City Tattoo Expo 2013

roc-0By johndotcom 
There are only two things you need to know about the ROC City Tattoo Expo…

  • 1. If you are a tattooer, this show should be on your tat con list!
  • 2. If you are a tattoo enthusiast, this show should be on your tat con list!

Actually, there’s more to it than that… But just like me, that’s the tall and skinny of it… I cannot begin to thank Jet (Joseph DiProjetto, Love Hate Tattoo), Shane Stevens and the whole ROC Crew for making this experience better every time I come to Rochester…  (more…)

Ms. Mikki Talks About the Dalai Lama’s Visit and Tibetan Buddhism in Oregon


Mikki Colmus participates in a meditation class at Maitripa College in SE Portland. Maitripa College, the first and only Tibetan Buddhist college in the Pacific Northwest, will host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, to Portland for an environmental summit May 9-11, 2013. (Jamie Francis/The Oregonian )

By Cornelius Swart (Story originally appears at
The Dalai Lama will show off his science side when he visits Portland this week for an environmental summit. The spiritual leader of Tibetans in exile and a widely revered advocate of compassion and peace, he is coming at the invitation of Maitripa College, a graduate school of Tibetan Buddhism in Southeast Portland… (more…)

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For years people saw tattoos as a sign of rebellion. A middle finger salute to the rest of the world. Outlaw bikers got tattoos. Sailors on leave in Singapore got tattoos. Lifers in the joint got tattoos. But now in the United States one out of every three adults under forty has a tattoo! So what happened? How did tattoo go from something that was put on you to an expression that comes from within you? Tattoo Nation tells the story of a few people who helped transform the world of tattoo, and the way we think about tattoos, forever. This is the true story of the ink revolution.


Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 5)

By Victor Farinelli 
Howdy folks. It’s me again here to bring you yet another exciting and death-defying episode of Best Ink Season II. This episode demonstrates to me that I am absolutely no judge of what a decent tattoo should be. I thought that most of the work that came out of this episode was pretty good. However, walking heart-attack Joe Capobianco hated most of them. I never had good taste…  (more…)

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Tattoos By Matt Howse
Spider Murphy’s Tattoo
San Rafael, CA
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Larry Brogan: How to Throw an Opening Party

Courtesy of Larry Brogan and Tattoo City
I thought I would send some info about our Grand Opening of my Tattoo City and Flower of Life Art Gallery located at 1601 State Street in Lockport, Illinois. Over two hundred people, including the mayor of Lockport, various city officials and reporters from the Lockport Legend newspaper. Friends traveled from far and wide, from Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and even Canada, to share in the occasion…  (more…)

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Tattoos By Ross Nagle
Allstar Ink Tattoos
Limerick, Ireland
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Tattoo Artist Magazine 10 Year Anniversary Subscription Special


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Tattoos By Alex Trufant
Trufant Bros. Tattoo
San Angelo, TX
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The Pacific Ink & Art Expo: Hawaii’s First Ever Tattoo Expo Breaks New Ground

hawaii-1By Danny Claser
In 2009 I was free and clear from break-up with a female tattoo artist who was on the show LA Ink. In the time we were together we spent a lot of time traveling the world doing tattoo conventions. I fell in love with the atmosphere and the people who attended these expos. It reminded me of being on Warped Tour when I was a traveling musician. I think I connected to this messed up, chaotic, yet beautiful carny way of life where nothing had stability yet it was stable in the storm. I missed being surrounded by people the world looked at as weirdos or circus freaks. The musicians life is not that far off from the tattooers lifestyle and somehow porn stars and gypsies all seem to fall under that umbrella as well…  (more…)

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Tattoos By Mason Williams
Arclight Tattoo
Cincinnati, OH
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Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 4)

By Victor Farinelli 
My fellow cynic “johndotcom” asked me the other day if this show is painful to watch. Yes it is. It makes me wish for the zombie apocalypse. I think it has to do with the real egotistical ass-hats that are on this show, including the host, Pete Wentz. I guess that is why they were picked in the first place. Some of the douchingtons are so egotistical that they don’t even realize that they are fucking up someone’s life with a shitty tattoo. Well, I guess that is why the laser removal industry is so big now… (more…)

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Tattoos By Zach Nelligan
Triple Crown Tattoo
Austin, TX
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Tattoos By Nico Acosta
New Wind Tattoo
Såo Paulo, Brazil
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Marie Sena SLC International Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

Video by Luke Holley


Dave Waugh: Rollo

By Dave Waugh
Yesterday was the birthday of one of my biggest early influences in tattooing. His name was Mike Malone, his friends called him Rollo… I called him, Mr. Malone…  (more…)

Jeff Gogué: Waves (VIDEO)

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Tattoos By David Parker
Freedom Machine Tattoo
Pflugerville, TX
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Travel Tips: DIY Wet Panel Box

melissa-fusco-0By Melissa Fusco
For those of us who may have the chance of painting away from our home studio’s, you may find this box to be handy for carrying wet panels. The summer of 2011, I attended a week-long landscape painting workshop in the wet lands of New Jersey and built a more simple wet panel box for my everyday travel. I kept the box in my truck and was able to transport wet panels from the days location to my accommodations, where I continued working on each piece. Instead of the Jenga-like game of panel stacking while on the road, and the stress of limiting the fix-ups that may need tending to due to all the movement, or worse… ruining a piece all together; here’s an inexpensive, custom and rewarding project that can be used for multiple trips…  (more…)

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Tattoos By James Yocum
Saints and Sinners Tattoo
Carrollton, TX
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Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II (Episode 3)

By Victor Farinelli 
Hello Folks. This is your resident dickhead back again to bring you a recap of this week’s episode from one of the most asinine shows on TV. Week three of Best Ink is pretty much like week two. For the flash challenge, the guest judges were Vanessa and Angela Simmons, founders of Pastry Brand fashionable footwear and apparel. The Simmons are daughters of Rev. Run from Run-DMC and nieces of Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam records. The flash challenge was all about branding. So now tattoo artists have to brand themselves? What the fuck is that all about? Oh, I forgot, the last challenge was all about branding too. Kids; don’t do tattoos at home. But if you’re going to, use my Easy Glow Tattoo Pigment and custom “Brickhouse” coil tattoo machine…  (more…)

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Tattoos By Terry Ribera
Remington Tattoo & Gallery
San Diego, CA
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