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September's Prize: WIN a free Sailor Jerry book "Homeward Bound", the Hori Smoku DVD documentary on the life and work of Norman "Sailor
Courtesy of VBS.tv: In this episode, Tattoo Age hits up a Denning backyard gathering where he hangs with friends and family, kills some crabs, and talks about his love for Japanese culture. We follow Denning and his best bud, Kiko, as they carouse around NYC’s Lower East Side, fight
Interview by Nicki Kasper
Nicki Kasper: Do you explore other mediums, like paint? If so, how do you approach that? Do you market and sell them?
Horiken: Yes, I like to paint very much. I usually paint with acrylics on paper. I like wooden panels as well. I do try to do
By Jesse Dolphin
Hello fellow tattooer and close followers. TAM just took part in one of the smoothest running conventions this year. Montreal is a beautiful city with its fair share of beautiful tattooed people. The convention was held a the Gare Windsor, a remodeled, beautiful old train station with the natural
Robert Ryan: So what are some things that could distract a tattooer in the application of a tattoo? And drain power from the image?
Adam Shrewsbury: Again, there are several different things. It could be the environment being real hectic, or the music could be really terrible, or maybe the customer
Courtsey of C.W. Eldridge: To all our faithful friends, we are very excited to let you know about our redesigned website at www.tattooarchive.com.
We know you’ll enjoy our new look, which features larger images and an easier to navigate Online Store. Did we mention larger images?
The Tattoo Archive still has the
Courtesy of Anthony Iannucci: The Hannya mask is one of the most highly recognizable images of the 14th century Japanese Noh Theater. The masks are used to convey the identity and mood of the nearly eighty characters in the different tales of the play. The hannya mask is specifically used
By Jay Brown
Crazy Philadelphia Eddie paved the way for tattooers today and his career spans almost six decades. He tattooed in New York, Hawaii, Chicago and Philadelphia where he spent 40 years tattooing. Eddie has seen the changes from the sponge-and-bucket days to the dawn of the sterilization era and
Courtesy of VBS.tv: In this episode, Tattoo Age catches up with Troy Denning and learns the ins and outs of his life before becoming one of New York City’s most notorious tattoo artists. Troy is described as the smartest person his friends have ever met, stemming from hours of reading
Interview by Daniel Sawyer
Daniel Sawyer: So then into the 80s you started to have a lot of contact with American tattooers, who were starting to come over, right? Leo Zelueta, Malone…
Hank Panky: Everybody eventually came over. Also, in the very early days, Bob Roberts came over. Because at the first
By Aubrey Trufant
Austin, Texas is a vast melting pot filled with all kinds of food, entertainment, culture/counter-culture and lots of art. Austin has been home to many great tattoo artists, past and present. The talent in this city alone is overwhelming but I spent some of my time at Rock
We are excited to announce that Tattoo Artist Magazine Vol. I will be arriving next week from our printer! We will begin shipping all pre-orders at the end of next week. We apologize for the extended delay and would like to thank everyone for their patience regarding this matter.
If you would like
By Kris Smith
For as long as there has been ocean travel and story telling there has been tales of sea serpents wreaking havoc on ships and sailors. Leviathans of biblical proportions as well as the mermaids and sirens of Homer lured ships to swirling whirlpools and deadly reefs. The giant
By Dan Henk
This industry has been around a long time. People come in from many different angles, some just want to make a living and there is certainly a place for that. Others are artistic geniuses, and there is a place for that as well. The vast majority fall in
Interview by Katie Sellergren
Doug Hardy: I was in Hawaii for six years. I was there from April ’92 to April ’98. And it was great. I loved working with Mike. He was incredibly patient and an incredibly good teacher. I mean, he had a temper, and so did I, but