Mechanic Tattooing

Tattoo // Sunday, July 15, 2012
An incredible shot from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an Albumen silver print from a glass negative from the 1870's of a man with some traditional tattooing. Not much is known about this photograph but it is inscribed in pencil on mount, recto BC: "Mechanic Tatooing" and is part of the Gilman Collection of the Museum. A great little slice of history.

A Beard of Bears by Brandon Loving

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Brandon Loving is an illustrator/artist currently residing in Savannah, Ga. He's the roughest, toughest son of a gun this side of the Smokies and he'll challenge anyone who says otherwise. With a beard of bears and an arsenal of traditional naval tattoos, we're Loving it- get it?? Ha. ha... duh....

Tattooed Beauty: Evelyn Cates

Tattoo // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Gorgeous tattooed model Evelyn Cates as shot by photographer Van Styles, s 31 year old visual artist with a focus on photography, directing and editing. Born in New York but having grown up in L.A., Van naturally found a passion for skateboarding as a teenager. He credits his dedication to Skateboarding with changing his life. It showed him how to look at things differently and always try a different approach rather then taking the easy road...

FFFetish FFFridays!!!

Tattoo // Friday, July 13, 2012
Out of tradition, it is my responsibility and sworn honor to bring you a selection of hand selected beauties to ease you into the weekend each and every Friday for Juxtapoz Tattoo Dept.'s Fetish Fridays. So, as promised, I have gathered yet another collection of gorgeously inked vixens to get you through the last remaining hours of your work week. Thank God.

The New Yorker: Classic Tattooed Cover

Tattoo // Friday, July 13, 2012
Appropriately, as summer approaches, and you find yourself at the beach, if you're reading this category of Juxtapoz  you may very well find yourself in this position. A classic cover by Peter de Seve for The New Yorker from 2005. Peter's illustration and character designs are known throughout the work, as his work spans three decades and various media, including magazines, books, print and advertising.

Beard of Bears

Tattoo // Friday, July 13, 2012
Brandon Loving is an illustrator/artist currently residing in Savannah, Ga. He's the roughest, toughest son of a gun this side of the Smokies and he'll challenge anyone who says otherwise. With a beard of bears and an arsenal of traditional naval tattoos, we're Loving it- get it?? Ha. ha... duh....

Martina Secondo Russo: "Tots With Tats" @ Sacred Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 13, 2012
In her strangley shocking new show, 'Tots with Tats', Martina Secondo Russo presents a new series of life-sized tattooed babies. She cuts the figures out of plywood and paints the skin tones in acrylic. She then applies all kinds of "tattoos" with enamel markers. Most of the "tattoos" are drawn from Traditional American Flash, but she also uses Halloween decorations, found images, or her own drawings.

Tattoos by Andy Shou

Tattoo // Friday, July 13, 2012
Andy Shou was influenced by art at an early age. Because there weren’t many tattoo artists in Taiwan 10 years ago, Andy became mostly self-taught. His teacher Mr. Chiang-Hsun is quoted saying: “Beauty is the most precious wealth – the more you share, the more you receive… You see the stars in the sky from other’s exclamation; you see the sunset from other’s infatuation; and you see flower’s blooming from other’s praise.”...

Blue Skin: Trailer

Tattoo // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Karlmann, Albert and Herbert have shared a life-long passion for a life outside conventions – as Europe´s leading tattoo artists. A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek portrait of three ninety-year-old friends who express their creativity in unique ways. Herbert, the prosperous entrepreneur living amongst postcard-like Swiss mountains. Karlmann, son of one of Northern Germany’s richest families. And Albert, the old-style sailor. Three lifelong friends...

Adam Lauricella

Tattoo // Thursday, July 12, 2012
'Graceland Tattoo opened on Valentines Day in 2003. Some would say prematurely. Opening your own shop just 2 years after you started tattooing is not necessarily the right way to do things; but it didn’t seem like I had any other choice. There was no one willing to take me on. There wasn’t as much work in tattooing like there is now... It was important to me to be able to keep tattooing. I opened the shop.' Adam Lauricella. Interview excerpt by Shane Cashman

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