Holytrauma Tattoo

Tattoo // Sunday, September 23, 2012
Holytrauma is the site and work of the ever talented Jondix. A tattoo artist with a pointillistic, metaphysical approach, touching on sacred geometry and spiritual connections, fitting the name Holytrauma quite appropriately. 'Tas taught me how to tattoo and I apprenticed under Mike the Athens and members of his family. I've worked at LTW-Barcelona for the past 7 years and learned a lot about oriental drawing and painting techniques in Thailand and North India.' Jondix states.

Jun Cha's Tattoo

Tattoo // Saturday, September 22, 2012
LA based ink artist Jun Cha has an amazing portfolio of striking black, white, and greyscale tattoos. Jun attended Art Center College of Design and has had an interest in tattooing since he was 15.  

Forever: The New Tattoo

Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
'To celebrate the publication of the new book 'Forever: The New Tattoo', the publishing house Gestalten have put together this short video and arranged an event this Saturday in Berlin at Gestalten Space!! The New Tattoo explores modern tattooing and its phenomenal growth over the last couple of years. Not only does the book look at some of the best and most varied tattooers currently working but also other areas of contemporary tattoo culture...'

Update: 56 Stars on The Face

Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
You guys remember this story right?? 'Eighteen-year old Kimberley Vlaeminck from Belgium, has pressed charges against a tattoo-artist claiming she asked for 3 stars but wound up with 56 stars on her face without her even noticing. The tattoo guy, Rouslain Toumaniantz said, "Getting your face tattooed is so painfull, sleeping is out of the question. The girl asked for those stars. She was very happy with the result but now she blames me because her father is angry..." Well here's an update, what are YOUR thoughts on the story?

Lowrider Tattoo

Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
Some incredible rendering of black and grey portriature from the guys over at Lowrider Tattoo in Santa Ana, CA. Chuey Quintanar and Jose Lopez have created these beautifully done custom tattoo's on some fortunate souls. The shop has won countless awards at tattoo conventions and now employs four other talented artists besides Jose.  A second location is to be opened soon in Riverside, California.

The Top 10 Reasons Why Dolphin Tattoos are Awesome

Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
From the infamous amputee Heine Braeck from Sarpsborg, Norway, who lost his right arm in a freak accident and got a dolphin tattooed with the help of Bulgarian tattooist Valio Ska in its place, to the guy with the dolphin in a lazy chair smoking a bong, every dolphin tattoo has a story. The girls, undoubtedly, have a past, as do the guys who choose this magical marine mammal as their ink in the realms of forever- and I love it. Thanks guys, enjoy.

Tattoos from Tim Pausinger

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tim Pausinger works at his shop Most Precious Ink in Coburg Germany with co-owner Michel Porsch and his apprentice Philipp Ohme. He was born in Landshut, a small town in Bavaria near Munich, he states, 'I was always interested in tattoos or getting tattoos and tattooed people, I don't did a traditional apprenticeship... I learned the most myself, but the basics I learned from Gerhard Time Travelling Tattoo in Landshut. He gave me the chance to hang out in his shop, made the appointments for him and so on....'

Confessions of a Tattoo Artist

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
'Amazing stories from the early days of modern tattooing, featuring tattoo artists like the great Lyle Tuttle. Filmed at the 30th National Tattoo Convention held in Concord NC, this is the first part of the third video in a series of in depth interviews done with the who's who of the tattoo world.'

Interview with Tattoo Artist Kore Flatmo

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
In this video, tattoo artist Kore Flatmo of PluraBella Tattoo Studio in Cincinnati, OH is interviewed by Scott Sylvia for Last Sparrow Tattoo. Flatmo's got some honest, thoughtful things to say about his own work and the craft of tattooing in general, worth the watch.

Bernini's Medusa Tattooed by Klown

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tattoo artist Klown has transformed one of Italian sculptor Bernini's masterpieces, the bust of the Medusa, into a work of art in its own right. A tattoo artist for over 11 years, Klown is best known for his black and grey work ranging from Aztec masterpieces to picture perfect portrait work.