By Nicki Kasper
Tell us a little bit about yourself… Where are you from? Where do you work? etc…
I've been working in NYC since I moved there in 2000, however I've been doing a lot of traveling the last couple of years and six months ago I moved to Providence Rhode
I saw him before I found out who he was.
A striking figure of a man... He was movie star handsome with the physique of a boxer.It was 1980. I was 21 and tattooing at a friend's shop in Daytona Beach, Fla.We weren't introduced but when I was told who he
That's a question we tattoo artists get asked a lot- "Can you tattoo over scar tissue?"
The answer to this question is yes, no, and maybe. It is possible to tattoo scars, (meaning, you can insert ink into scar tissue), but it's important to realize that scar tissue differs from the rest
Chris Trevino is an expert in traditional Japanese tattooing who earned the nickname "Horimana" after studying for five years under the legendary master Horiyoshi III.
His elaborate, full-body representations of Asian symbology reminds us of the later works by Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins aka Horismoku. Trevino now runs Perfection Tattoo in
The Pricing Of Tattoos. Some basics to consider. -By Crash
There's an old saying- "Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good." - Let's talk about why.
Once the decision has been made to get a tattoo, the next thing people generally want to know is- "How much will it cost?" Though typical,
Got a new tattoo? Now what? Here you will find our top 11 tips on taking care of your new tattoo. There are so many aftercare recommendations and products out there, some deliver and some don't, however- the most important thing (which is #1 on this list) is to listen
Filip Leu and family are some of my favorite people in the world. He was one of my first tattoo heroes, so getting to sit and pick his brain for an afternoon was life-changing. Filip's history and life are the most unique [and inspiring] I've yet to encounter along my
What can any of us DO about the number of people out there getting BAD TATTOOS?
Why do people get bad tattoos? Why do neighbors, coworkers, and even our family members come up and show us their new tattoos [which are obviously sub-par] and say, "I just got a new tattoo! It looks good, right?!" How
By Kevin Miller
I’ve wanted to interview Justin Harris for a while now. Justin was always down, but we could never work out the details. Well it’s finally happened, and I’m stoked. Justin recently moved to Philadelphia, and has been pumping out new work.
Keep reading to hear how Philly is treating
10 of the world's best Japanese tattoo artists pt3: Mick Tattoo
I spent a few days looking through my travel archives while preparing for this Artist Profile on Mick Tattoo, aka Mick from Zurich, (or, for you Game of Thrones fans)- aka Mick: the King of Dragons! When looking back on
Choosing the right tattoo parlor is just as important as the design you pick. When deciding to get a tattoo for the first time, it's very important to get the very best advice you can (from the most experienced guide you can find). Once you find a person you can connect
By Deb Yarian
Early in my tattoo career, I was blessed by the friendship and mentorship of Eric Inksmith and the late legendary Paul Rogers.
At a time when secrets of the trade were highly guarded, their willingness to share their knowledge with others was a rare commodity. It was that, their
This is Part 2: Horiyoshi III - 10 of the world's best Japanese style tattoo artists.
-Horiyoshi III (no connection to Horiyoshi II, from the last post), is Yoshihito Nakano of Yokohama, Japan, and is our featured artist today. Horiyoshi the 3rd is perhaps THE most respected and celebrated tattoo artist in Japan's
Over the next few weeks we're going to pay tribute to Japanese-themed tattoos and the contributions of 10 Tattoo Artists widely considered to be some of the BEST IN THE WORLD.
For an ever-increasing number of tattoo collectors (and artists alike), Japanese-styled tattoos are appreciated as the most sophisticated and visually pleasing style of tattooing,
By Nicki Kasper
I’ve met a lot of people over the last five years in this industry… I’ve made a lot of surface level friends and I’ve been blessed with quite a few real genuine friendships with people who truly care for me, and want to know who I am and