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So You Wanna Be A Tattoo Artist?

By Deb Yarian

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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, voiced outrage and indignation at what started out as a joke between my oldest son and me and then evolved into a satirical corporate style handbook.

While I understand that people are protective about what they are infatuated with, involved in and devoted to, I was still surprised and amused at the anger expressed by my critics.  Fortunately, there were far greater positive responses and most of my friends and peers, those whom I respect, got it and appreciate the humor.
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How To Not Be A Dick At The Tattoo Shop

pinup_0By 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 a glimpse of her future life and she’d see me like, at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe!!! or kissing a really cute guy who’s totally in a band! (more…)


*NEW* Pictures Added to the TAM Blog Gallery

Tattoos By Virginia Elwood
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Victor Farinelli: Ink Master Review (Episode 11)

By Victor Farinelli  It is getting down to the wire. Just a few more episodes to go until one of the contestants gets a $100,000 paycheck they have to pay taxes on and a feature in Inked Magazine. “Inked.” I hate that term. It is just as bad as “human canvases.” Hey man, I am going to go down to the tat shop and get inked! YOLO! Then, I am going to go watch The Hobbit! FRODO! (more…)


Dawn Cooke: Ladies, Ladies! Art Show 2012

By Dawn Cooke
I just wanted to tell everyone about a really cool art show you should check out if you are in NY or if you’re going out to the Convention. This should be really fun for both guys and gals to attend…

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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 the tsunami…

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Dawn Cooke: 13 Female Tattooers You Should Know About

I have been making contact with other female tattoo artists. And before you groan, like, “Oh geez… Not another feminist rant… boo!” Give this a chance because I think you might be at the very least slightly impressed or inspired by more than one of these women, I sure am! Please bare in mind the truth that there was a time when it was far more rare to see a woman tattoo artist who could lay down a solid tattoo. These days we are luckier than those who came before us and paved the way. Plus, there have always been terrible male artists also, but they never got that much attention anyway. So the focus seems to have been harder on the ladies. Attitudes toward the sexes are ever-changing…

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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 project in TAM #26. If you really ‘get it’ and want to help Marcus make more or spread the word, link The Gypsy Gentleman to your own site and blog. There’s another episode set to film in London this fall, but it won’t happen unless people, (primarily tattooers), sponsor and support it. These episodes will only get better as Marcus and his crew gain experience and a decent budget. Enjoy! -Crash

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[More information and Marcus Kuhn interview on expanded page]

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Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman (VIDEO)


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 up to this idea… (more…)


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