So You Wanna Be A Tattoo Artist?

By Deb Yarian My recent, internationally distributed book (ha ha), "So You Want To Be A Tattoo Artist?"- Helpful hints on getting started in an exciting career as a tattoo artist, with little or no training or skill, caused quite a furor in the tattoo world. Both seasoned and novice tattooers alike,

How To Not Be A Dick At The Tattoo Shop

By Emily McCombs (This post originally appears at xojane.com.)  I used to do this dweeby game when I was about 20 and had recently moved to New York, where I would imagine my teenage self viewing my current life. Like, somehow a movie device portal would open up and she'd get

New York Tattoo Artists Publish Flash Book to Benefit Japanese Disaster Victims

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

Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman, Episode I (VIDEO)

Here is just one extraordinary example of our collective creative potential when it's put into motion! The Gypsy Gentleman: Episode I is pretty amazing, and he did it all on his own dime. This is Marcus' contribution to our community. Please read the article [below] we recently printed for this

Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman (VIDEO)

[vimeo 22206104 w=590 h=290] A few months ago I decided to start a film project called, The Gypsy Gentleman. My name is Marcus Kuhn and I have been tattooing for 23 years, minus the time I spent in the pokey... –heh. I had the realization that my whole life has led