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Tattooists Want Better Regulations Across The Industry

_59393351_kelseyBy Rick Kelsey (Story originally appears at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/.)
A group of the UK’s leading tattoo artists has called for tougher regulations across the industry. They want people to be more aware of the dangers of backstreet parlours and home inking kits bought online…  (more…)


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Tattoos By Charles Ong
Facebook
Los Angeles, CA
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Tattoos By Mario Johnston
White Crane Tattoo
Cincinnati, OH
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Tattoos By Paul Aherne
Spilled Ink Tattoo
Dublin, Ireland
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Tattoos By Jason Schroder
Incognito Tattoo
Los Angeles, CA
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Myke Chambers: Idiocracy?

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I was talking with a friend a little while back about the state of tattooing today, comparing it with how things were just 15 or 20 years ago. He made a really good point… A lot of people say, “Yeah tattooing going mainstream sucks but now there are more people getting tattooed so we’re all making a lot more money.”

But he then reminded me that yeah, 15 years ago there weren’t as many people getting tattooed but there also weren’t as many tattooers either, so anyone that wanted a tattoo didn’t have a whole lot of choices. Today there are sometimes a hundred shops in a city or maybe even upwards of 300 in a big city…  (more…)


Ben Siebert SLC International Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

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Update: Richard Stell Benefit This Saturday June 15th

richard-stell-1Richard Stell 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 tattooers from coast to coast 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…  (more…)


Victor Farinelli: Best Ink Season II Season Finale (Episode 10)

By Victor Farinelli 
In the words of the dead, drug addled rock star Jim Morrison, “This is the end, beautiful friend, the end.” Yes folks, this pop-culture game show dubbed “Best Ink Season II” has reached its final episode. What started off as a study in mediocrity, slowly digressed into a judge’s vehicle in auto-fellatio pseudo-fame. If the item that is to be fellatioed could be found, that is…  (more…)


Marina Inoue SLC International Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

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Tattoo Culture #2 Available Now!

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Hey Everyone!

We’re very excited to announce the release of Tattoo Culture Magazine #2… and with it, another occasion to do what most believed impossible- to Educate, Entertain & Inspire tattoo fans around the world with articles created by conscious leaders of the professional tattoo community uniquely FOR the public.

This is a momentous opportunity, (and in many ways, a responsibility), for our community to attempt to make a positive difference in the tattoo culture, with a key emphasis on mentoring and helping casual tattoo ‘fans’ BECOME educated and aware tattoo collectors. We want millions to learn not only how to recognize and get GOOD  TATTOOS, but also WHO the great tattooers of our world truly are…  (more…)


Legislators Do Their Best Mike Tyson on Tattoos

heath-cutout-100x99_100_99_86_sha-40By  Heath W. Fahle (Story originally appears at: http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com.)
Connecticut’s legislators are about to do something crazier than Mike Tyson’s face tattoo: create a state licensing scheme for tattoo artists.

At first glance, of course, the idea seems perfectly sensible. If my kid makes the dumb decision to get a tattoo, the parlor should at least be regulated in some way, the logic goes. Worrying about the kid is legitimate: one in three Americans under 30 have a tattoo, according to recent surveys, and the number is expected to grow… (more…)


Stacie Jascott SLC International Tattoo Convention 2013 Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO)

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Art Theft

David Palacios ThinkingBy David Palacios
Tattooing is spreading like a wild-fire! I’m not sure if it’s because all the tattoo shows out nowadays, or the ease of buying tattoo equipment. Whatever it may be, the industry is being saturated with tattooers, and there is a one main thing many of these tattooers are overlooking beside the respect for the craft. I’m talking about the artwork itself. What do tattooers and their clients see as custom art, flash and theft of artwork? There is a huge lack of originality and a spike in theft of artwork with all these new tattooers and we need to clarify what the boundaries are. Yes there are boundaries… (more…)


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Tattoos By Ryan Collins
Resistance Gallery
Fresno, CA
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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…)


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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)

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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)

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Crystal Morey: Horibenny (Part II)

crystal-morey-16By Crystal Morey
Horibenny is one of my favorite monsters. Odder than bacon with legs, he oozes with creative zealotry and possesses an indiscriminate passion for life that is contagious. Benny is one of the first round-eyes to be given and to complete a formal tattoo apprenticeship here in Japan, and by this I mean, he cooked, fetched and lived for his sempai for over four years… A far cry from the ‘two week a year drop in to study and pay money’ apprenticeship awarded to many gaijin deshi these days.

Benny is an accomplished painter, his tattoo work is delicate yet powerful, it often embodies the Japanese tenet that less is more, and his earnest demeanor only lends to his accomplishments as an artists. Ever the student, Ben works his ass of on a daily basis to learn more and push himself further and I’ve had the pleasure of watching him make significant artistic advancements over the past few years. He is not unlike one of those wind-up toys you point and they take off pointedly in one direction… only Ben’s nose is pointed at the moon and with his passion it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he got there… (Click here to read Part I)

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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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