Alliance of Professional Tattooists

Professional tattoo alliance

By Jason Sweet This article is part two, in a two part series, about the professional organizations in tattooing. I attended the APT Trade Show as part of my research and found myself not only rejoining them after a 10 year hiatus; I found myself being recruited for service to the

Local Tattoo Artists Host Lansing Fundraiser

By Juliana Moxley/The State NewsSource: www.health.einnews.com Local Lansing tattoo artists collaborated on Sunday evening for Artonica, an event meant to benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank and Capital Area Humane Society.But these artists weren’t focused on their typical work. Rather than creating artwork on skin, the artists rotated around 10

Campfires & Carbon Episode 8: Justin Hartman

Campfires & Carbon's mission is to have and promote real, unedited conversation with local tattooers.  Here's their podcast of a conversation with Justin Hartman from Urban Art Tattoo in Mesa, Arizona... http://www.campfiresandcarbon.com/podcast/E008.mp3

Brandon Collins: “So you wanna be a tattoo artist?”

By Brandon Collins Reblogged from: www.tattoosnob.com With the invention of tattoo “reality” shows, the average un-tattooed or mildly tattooed person is led to believe that tattoo artists are superheroes: they can draw an entire back piece in 15 minutes, go out to the clubs all night and still come to work on

Trippin’ Balls Art Show: Toronto, November 28th

OPENING: NOVEMBER 28, 2013, 7PM-11PM RUNNING TO: DECEMBER 8, 2013 ................................................................ Trippin Balls features paintings and print work by Toronto tattoo artists Alex Snelgrove, Kyle Hollindrake of Okey Doke Tattoo shop, and illustrator Paul Jackson. The exhibit features over a dozen bold and bright coloured vintage graphic designs, and vibrant psychedelic painted scenes pulled

Bill Baker Interview: Part 2

By Andrew Goodfellow Reblogged by: swallowsndaggers.net Read Part 1 here: http://wp.me/p14cQJ-5hf Like the effect on the skin? “Yeah, the way the work was going in. And, again, there was no internet. So I had to go the fucking library, go to the reference library, lookup needle manufacturing companies all over the world, write them

Bill Baker Interview: Part 1

By Andrew Goodfellow Reblogged by: swallowsndaggers.net  There are very few tattooers working today that can lay claim to over 30 years of experience. Fewer still are those who can truly be said to have changed the course of tattooing. Bill Baker – artist, icon, entrepreneur, and now part owner of Pearl Harbor

Campfires & Carbon Episode 1: Clifton Carter

www.campfiresandcarbon.com Campfires & Carbon's mission is to have and promote real, unedited conversation with local tattooers.  Here's their podcast of a conversation with Clifton Carter who works in San Francisco and Tempe, Arizona... http://www.campfiresandcarbon.com/podcast/E001.mp3

Knives and Needles: Jeff Gogue

By Molly Kitamura Reblogged from: www.knivesandneedles.com I had heard Jeff Gogue was a foodie through my husband. So imagine how excited I was to hear that Jeff had agreed to have a chat with me about food. This was the first time I had ever gotten the chance to sit down with Jeff

DOC INK #4: Julio Casagrande

Doc Ink is a brazilian  web series of short episodes featuring some of that country’s most respected tattooers. It was introduced to us by São Paulo-based tattooer Nico Acosta. Enjoy episode #4! http://vimeo.com/66344846

The Importance of Social Media on the Career of an Artist

By Mauricio Tadashi With social media being so popular these days, many artists are taking advantage of it by creating a huge following and promoting their work on-line. Most of the tools available today are free, making it easier for the artist to showcase their art and have an instant feedback. Some of

Irezumi Japanese Tattoo Art Exhibition

Check out the IREZUMI art show at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood, CA.  The show is up until October 20th. IREZUMI is a group art show featuring original Japanese Tattoo art works from around the world. Artists include: HORIYOSHI 3, BOB ROBERTS, HIROSHI HIRAKAWA, MUTSUO NAKABAYASHI, GANJI, NAMI CHANG, MIKE ROPER,