Grace, Guts and God

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Joe Riley has been tattooing professionally since 1997.  He enjoys all styles of tattooing, and feels that being diverse is the key to keeping things interesting.  Some of the styles he likes best are biomechanical, Japanese, black and grey and color realism.  He has traveled the country, working in many different regions and has worked with some of the best in the industry...

Tattoo Artist Magazine Goes Digital

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Because you demanded it… Tattoo Artist Magazine is now available digitally! (To subscribers and professional tattooers) The issues will be available exclusively through the TAM Pro Store. Each issue will be available to view and save on your iPhone, iPad, Android or tablet device. Once purchased you will be sent a link to download TAM content directly to your device.... one more step closer to a digital world.

Departure (An Experiment in Human Salvage)

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Departure (An Experiment in Human Salvage) is a performance involving live tattooing on Dominic Johnson’s hands, carried out by the renowned tattoo artist Alex Binnie. The tattoos function as permanent archival documents of performance, and as art works in their own rights. Pain and the wound are therefore incidental to the production of a striking permanent image on the body – in Departure as well as in tattooing as a traditional cultural practice...

Jimmy Q by Elliott Morgan

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
In the spirit of NY fashion week, here's a shot of male model Jimmy Q showcasing his many tattoos. Jimmy was snapped by Elliott Morgan, a London-based photographer whose list of clients includes Grimes, Kreayshawn and One Direction.

Tattoo Timelapse with NORM AWR MSK

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Brought to you by the folks at SullenTV, here's some nice timelapse footage taken from the Pacific Ink and Art Expo, Hawaii's first Tattoo Convention. The tattoo was done by NORM AWR MSK from Will Rise Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

'Under The Needle' Web Series

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
'"Under the Needle" is a new web series brought to you by the filmmakers responsible for the historic documentary "Color Outside the Lines. Under the Needle will provide viewers with insight into what you as a consumer, should look for when you make the decision to get a tattoo. You will learn about the different styles of body art, techniques used, how artists come up with their ideas and actually see them apply these works of art to skin...'

Tattoos by Anya Gladun

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Hipster chihuahuas and rabbits wearing monocles are just some of the quirky subjects inked by tattooist Anya Gladun. Bold linework and a taste for whimsy unify her body of work. A professional tattoo artist since 2008, Anya currently works at The Body Gallery in Sterling, Virginia.

Sacred Skin

Tattoo // Monday, September 10, 2012
Tattooing, piercing, scarification, body shaping and pain rituals have been used for centuries by communities for many reasons. In "Sacred Skin" friends Maellyn Macintosh and Andy Pinkney travel across the world to find the last communities who still use body modification as part of their culture, to document the fascinating stories behind these practices before they die out.

Timothy Benton Boor

Tattoo // Monday, September 10, 2012
Timothy Benton Boor was born in 1975 in Kokomo, IN, where he continues to live with his wife and three children. His passion for art has led him as far as Florence, Italy to study renaissance drawing and painting techniques. He has been tattooing for over four years and is currently working at Last Rites Tattoo Theatre in NYC.

John Sultana's Astrological Tattoos

Tattoo // Monday, September 10, 2012
Artist John Sultana uses the rich symbolism of astrology to create custom tattoo designs that are cosmically-inspired, embedding symbolic energy into his designs to become an enduring source of empowerment for his clients. Sultana is currently working at Brooklyn's Three Kings Tattoo studio.