TCM #5: Available NOW!

Tattoo Culture Magazine #5 featuring Gunnar, Eric Inksmith, Shawn Barber and more is now available on the App Store at: www.tattooculturemagazine.com/app Digital edition for all other devices/computer go to: www.tattooculturemagazine.com

The Existential Anguish of the Tattoo

By Dan BrooksSource: www.nytimes.comSomewhere between the release of “Reality Bites” and the closing of MTV’s sports bureau, my generation got tattoos. We were not the first Americans to do so, but we were the first to do it en masse. Now, two decades later, we are becoming the first to

NYC Tattoo Convention March 7-9

By Marisa Kakoulas Source: www.needlesandsins.com As we first posted back in October, the original the NYC Tattoo Convention will be taking place March 7-9, 2014 at the the historic Roseland Ballroom -- before this legendary venue closes in April (hence, why the show won't be taking place as it usually does in May). And as always, we're stoked for the

Alex “Kofuu” Reinke Horikitsune

Photos and interview by Ino Mei Source: www.heartbeatink.gr Alex "Kofuu" Reinke Horikitsune, the only apprentice of Horiyoshi III apart from his son Souryou Kazuyoshi and part of Horiyoshi III family, spoke exclusively to HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine about the path in tattooing, the “Shu Ha Ri” learning system, the highly importance of the design and the “limits”

Lyle Tuttle Tattoos on All 7 Continents

Anna Felicity Friedman                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/10/14 tattoohistorian.com +1 773 307-2753 tattoohistorian@gmail.com Lyle Tuttle Tattoos on All 7 Continents Becomes First Person to Accomplish

Shenpa II

By Nick Baxter www.nbaxter.com Here’s a process sequence for a tiny diptych painting I did a few months ago related to the recurring theme in my work of healing wounds.  This tiny little pair will be included in the forthcoming art catalogue Pint Size Paintings Volume 2, which compiles these small paintings completed by

Illegal tattoo artist who used a dirty toothbrush to clean his equipment is jailed after huge Alice in Wonderland etching leaves a woman’s back covered in scars

By: www.dailymail.co.uk Professionals:  Thoughts on this??  Please comment... Nicki Tony Newlands drank while working in unsanitary conditions in his kitchen Court hears he used Old Spice stick deodorant to affix stencil transfer Environmental health officials acted after complaint from disgruntled customer She was left in agony after huge fairytale tattoo became infected Newlands was jailed for four

The Evolution of Tattooing on TV – As I See It

By Deb Yarian www.eaglerivertattoo.com I grew up watching TV- I loved it! I'm past middle age now, so I was a child when TV was still fairly young and I still remember when television was broadcast only in B & W. I also remember when there were only 7 channels (and this was

Dali’s Skull Illusion Still Inspires

Source: www.illusion.scene360.com Warning: This article contains images with nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. A skull formed by seven nude women is an optical illusion by Salvador Dali, who first made a gouache painting of it—titled “InVoluptas Mors,” translating to a desirable death. In 1951, he adapted the work to a live photo shoot with Latvia photographerPhilippe

Off The Map Presents a 3 Day Webinar Extravaganza

Recent years have seen huge debates between tattooers about whether modern technology adds value to tattooing. Are all new products improvements or are we losing vital artistic skills? Therefore, it is so refreshing to see technology used in such a way that no one can deny that it adds value to

Surgeon Takes Pains to Preserve Tattoos When He Fixes Spines

By Mitch Dudek Source: www.suntimes.com Occasionally mixed among the family photos on Dr. Tyler Koski’s cellphone are pictures of back tattoos. Koski, a surgeon, takes pains to preserve patients’ tattoos when he fixes their spines. He’ll slice the inked skin, spend hours tinkering with a spine, and then study the picture the way someone