Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry

Tattoo // Thursday, July 05, 2012
'Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist of all time, Collins is the father of modern day tattooing, whose uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life persona made him an American legend...'

The Key to Her Heart

Tattoo // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Here's a romantic chest piece done by tattoo artist Chris Garcia. Garcia works at Club Tattoo in Las Vegas. Oh yeah, and the girl isn't too bad either...

Juan Manuel Sancho is Piranha

Illustration // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Juan Manuel Sancho, also known by his moniker Piranha, is a self-taught illustrator, designer and tattooist. As a child, he put together his own monster magazines and drew on any surface he could get his hands on -- paper, furniture, the walls, his own skin... Sancho's interest in different surfaces and synthesis of different styles and techniques is evident in his tattoo-inspired illustrations. He is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tattoos by Marie Kraus

Tattoo // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Marie Kraus' tattoos are charged with dynamism and energy. Her unconventional tattooing style involves breaking up her figures into geometric planes and accenting them with gestural strokes of black. You can find her working at Our Future Tattoo in Brno, Czech Republic.

Land of the Free

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
O say can you see by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.... Happy 4th!!

Hanging Out With Dr. Lakra in Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez, better known as Dr. Lakra (cover artist in August 2010), is a tattoo artist and illustrator who lives in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, and occasionally can be found tattooing in different studios in Mexico City. Last week our colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America had the opportunity to see the process when tattooing a piece of a gypsy with lyrics that read "SinYolanda." We love it.

Tattoo Body Art Expo 2012

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The Tattoo Body Art Expo is approaching, and boasts as 'the world's largest tattoo expo and a gigantic skin show-off party' with beer, entertainment and freak shows and over 300 of the best tattoo artists from across the globe. Its coming to California and Arizona soon...

Full Face Tattoos

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Face tattoos. It kinda seems like they are on the rise. I mean, I know its been going on forever, but I'm gonna say its another crazy idea to go out and get your whole damn head tatted up. Just because Lil Wayne and Gucci did it doesn't mean you need to also. I'm not going to say that it doesn't work on the right people, and sometimes it even looks good- but remember, everything in moderation....

Not the Best Idea You've Ever Had....

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
I understand we're all only human, and sometimes we make mistakes. Nobody is perfect and we all have those 'off' days where we think that going down to the shop and getting that crazy, horrible, terrible tattoo that has been swimming around in our head is a brilliant idea. Please don't rush into something insane and permanent like these guys did, and if this is you, well... its not the best idea you've ever had- sorry.

A Series of Anatomical Tattoos

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Anatomical tattoos are a way to literally wear your heart on your sleeve. Whether you are showing some muscle on top of your flesh or letting your brains hang out, getting these type of tattoos are a sure way to get some "oohs & ahhs" amongst your friends. In addition, why not feel as if your helping to educate the public by giving them an anatomy lesson?

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