Courtesy of Raking Light: Raking Light Projects is an online contemporary art gallery that specializes in the sale of original art and collectible prints created by skilled tattoo artists. Based in Los Angeles, CA, the online gallery exhibits artwork from an array of internationally recognized artists with a background in or relationship to tattooing. Raking Light Projects went live in March 2012 with an exhibition of works created exclusively for the website by artists Guy Aitchison, Jondix, Timothy Hoyer, Bert Krak, Carlos “WENT” Rodriguez and Derrick Snodgrass… (more…)
Courtesy of Shirts and Destroy: On the six-month anniversary of the devastating tsunami that swept over northern Japan, New York City’s most renowned tattoo artists have come together to create a completely unique, limited edition spiral bound collection of tattoo flash sheets, entitled Flash For Japan to benefit victims of the tsunami…
Courtesy of Shirts & Destroy: Shirts & Destroy’s first retail store, located at 293 Manhattan Ave. in Brooklyn, NY will officially be open to the public on September 9th, 2011. This brick and mortar store has been a long time in the making, and what was once an old social club in Brooklyn is now a storefront housing some of the finest shirts, prints and other merchandise from the most forward-thinking artists, metal / punk bands and tattooers from around the globe. Some of S&D’s current contributors include world-renowned artists like Thomas Hooper, Chris O’Donnell, Florian Bertmer, Christopher Conn, Arik Roper, Aaron Horkey, Mike Rubendall, Seldon Hunt, Mario Desa, Aye Jay, Justin Bartlett, Timothy Hoyer and bands like Gallows, Cave In, SunnO))), Kvelertak, Isis, Boris, Disfear, Pelican, Integrity, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Nachtmystium, Watain, Doomriders and more. Their merchandise, along with other exclusive items, will be available at the Shirts & Destroy store along with material from countless other artists under the S&D umbrella. (more…)
By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
It’s already August, and the tattoo convention I throw with Roman Enriquez (Strong Tattoo/45s Forever) is coming up soon! This year the convention in scheduled for October 21-23 and we are returning to the SFO Hyatt Regency. Even with last year’s power outage on Sunday, the hotel is perfect for us and we look forward to a great weekend. Here are some highlights of this year’s show…
It happened as soon as I landed in Austin, Texas. Not the Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival- that would start the following day… however it didn’t take long to see some friendly faces, deep in the heart of Texas.
I was posted up in baggage claim, doing my normal multi-tasking: texting, listening to music, checking e-mails, playing Words With Friends (you know) the usual mindless activities while I waited for the baggage gods to release my personals. (more…)