Victims of Ink

Tattoo // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Impressive eye-to-hand greyscale ink work from Joe Metrix out of Victims Of Ink Tattoo shop in Melbourne- over there on Chapel Street. Check out their impressive portfolio with a variety of talented artists creating permanent renderings. 'A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Joe will take on the most tedious of tattoos, and as he says in himself, “nothing is impossible”.'

Talk Left Handed

Tattoo // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Talk Left Handed is the tattoo work and everything Jarmo Nuutre is about- from tattooing to screenprinting, designing and drawing. Jarmo has been tattooing since 1999 and is currently at Le mOustache Tattoo Parlour in Tallinn, Estonia- creating everything from multiple eyed cat portraits to kaleidoscopic owl  psychedelia.

The Coloring Book Project Contest

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Coloring Book Project: A Collection by 100 Artists from Around the World, brings together inspiration and ingenuity from an all-star cast of artists, each contributing their own enchanting sketches, and then handing them off to you to complete with your own touch of artistic magic. The Coloring Book Project encourages artists and enthusiasts of all ages to get off their ass and draw, for tattoo's sake! Win a free tattoo by Mike DeVries if you're crowned 1st prize!

Full Blackwork Tattoos

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
No matter your rhyme or reasoning, getting a solid, blackwork tattoo is a big deal. Whether its a hand, a leg, a full sleeve, or a portion of, you've committed your body to the ink. Here's a set of some blackwork tattoos of epic proportions, and a list of blackwork tattoo artists from around the globe if you feel so inclined.... image by Junmatsui.

Henk Shiffmacher: Amsterdam Tattoo Museum

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Juan Puente interviews Henk Shiffmacher on the new Amsterdam Tattoo Museum. Henk, also known as Hanky Panky, is a Dutch tattoo artist and is considered an expert within the field of body decoration, having curated exhibitions, written books, and presented television shows on the subject.  He has been described as "an underground philosopher, artist, Hell's Angels associate, booze hound, drug hound and girl hound...


Tattoo // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Working in Bangkok for the last ten years British/French Photographer Cedric Arnold explored the ancient Thai tattoo practice of Yantra in this incredible series called Sacred Ink. “A body, used as a canvas, every inch of skin filled with sacred text and figures of mythical creatures, all forming a protective shield..." Enter the world of Thailand’s spiritual “Yantra” tattoo tradition.”

Dan Dringenberg Tattoo Artist Interview

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
In this exclusive video, the renowned tattoo artist, machine builder and animated storyteller Dan Dringenberg of Dringenberg Tattoo Company in Hollywood, CA is interviewed by Scott Sylvia for Last Sparrow Tattoo. Thanks guys!! (Scott Sylvia is also an incredible tattoo artist at Black Heart Tattoo in San Francisco)

Don Ed Hardy & Bob Roberts

Tattoo // Monday, September 24, 2012
Veteran tattoo artists Don Ed Hardy and Bob Roberts sit down to talk about art, life, and tattoo history in this short film produced for Track 16 Gallery's 2003 exhibition "MAD DOG MUTANT Bob Roberts  vs. Don THE DOG Ed Hardy Exhibition Match: Paintings to Palpate Your Inner Eye." Although the show is long since over, you can check out this video and learn more about their historic exhibit.

Erik Jacobsen of Idle Hand Tattoo

Tattoo // Monday, September 24, 2012
Although there isn't much personal information to be found of Erik Jacobsen, we do know that the Seattle-born, San Francisco-based fine artist and tattooist is creating some awesome work at Idle Hand Tattoo in SF. We especially love his highly-detailed moths and insects, gorgeously inked with a stunning 3D effect.

Hanzi Gone Wrong

Tattoo // Monday, September 24, 2012
Chinese and Japanese characters are a perennial favorite among tattoo enthusiasts, cryptic to strangers yet secretly brimming with personal meaning and power. But you might want to think twice before you take the plunge and inadvertently end up with a tattoo of exotic-looking gibberish. Take a look at the blog "Hanzi Smatter" to see just how wrong those permanently inked characters can be.


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