Behind the Scenes at Things and Ink

Tattoo // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Th'Ink is an English blog project about tattoos, art, and culture founded by Alice Th'Ink. After noticing that much of tattoo media was geared towards a male audience, Alice began her blog as "a think tank for the inked generation." Now, Alice has just launched Th'Ink's first online magazine, Things and Ink, and here's the behind the scenes video from their first cover shoot. Enjoy!

Trad Tattoos from Marina Inoue

Tattoo // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Marina Inoue is a tattoo artist from Richmond, VA, working mainly with traditional tattoo subjects like ladies and skulls. Even her smaller pieces pack a big punch; with strong lines and crisp shading--not to mention her awesome text accompaniments--all her works make for pretty awesome tattoos.  

Arm Piece from Dan Santoro

Tattoo // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Amazing bold cobra and skull arm piece from the ever-talented Dan Santoro. His thick lines, reserved color choice, and signature strange proportions work so well with the composition, and you've gotta love the gold teeth on that skull!

Tattoos by Tim Kern

Tattoo // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tim Kern is a master of realistic tattooing, specializing in imagery that is grim, grotesque and spooky. Hailing from Saint Louis, Missouri, he has been a tattoo artist since 1995 and currently can be found working at Tribulation Tattoo in NYC.

'Etched' Ink by Sam Rulz

Tattoo // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tattooer Sam Rulz helms from Hamilton, New Zealand. Tattooing since 2005, Rulz has been on the road since November 2010. He excels in fine linework, especially crosshatched black inkwork that gives the effect of old school etching.

Tattoo Flash by Timothy Hoyer

Tattoo // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Timothy Hoyer is a self-taught tattooer and painter.  Coming from an artistic family, he was exposed to oil painting at a very early age and always dreamed of a career in art.  He began tattooing in New York City in 1989, followed by a stint at Primal Urge in San Francisco before settling in Richmond, VA for several years, during which time he traveled the world and owned 3 different tattoo shops...

Ink by Nomad Tattooer Chad Koeplinger

Tattoo // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Chad Koeplinger now spends his life travelling the world and tattooing. Koeplinger has tattooed on every continent except Antarctica, in more than 80 different tattoo studios (and all kinds of other locations). He’s visited 65 countries and hasn't been in the same place for more than 14 days since 2005. Koeplinger's clearly picked up a lot through his travels because his tattoos are colorful, bold, and completely badass.

Tattoos and Flash from the Legendary Dan Higgs

Tattoo // Monday, November 19, 2012
Here are some tattoos and flash by the legendary tattoo artist Daniel Higgs. Known for combining a traditional aesthetic with super-saturated, wacky images, Higgs is widely considered one of the tattoo greats. Although images of his work are notoriously hard to come by, you can see more (and read a great interview with Ed Hardy) here.

Theresa Sharpe's Large-Scale Tattoos

Tattoo // Monday, November 19, 2012
Aptly-named Teresa Sharpe has only been tattooing for a few years, but she's already all booked up. We can see why; with a knack for bright colors and dynamic, intricate designs, her freehand tattoos combine objects and animals into interesting (and sometimes straight up weird) large-scale compositions. She currently works out of Studio 13 in Fort Wayne, IN.

Portrait Contest from Tattoo Road Trip

Tattoo // Monday, November 19, 2012
There's still time to vote for Tattoo Road Trip's newest contest: portraits. After narrowing down all of the reader submitted images to just five finalists, it's your job to pick  the winner. We have a gallery of the finalists to help you make your choice, and be sure to look out for their next contest!

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