A Classic Mike Giant

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
A staple San Francisco based, New Mexico bred, tattoo artist and illustrator, Mike Giant- has a signature style that is easily recognized, consistently sharp and and one of those things people are always trying to duplicate and replicate (you know who you are...) Check out a couple classic tattoos Giant did a few years back.

TaTa Tuesdays!!

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
An easy way to pass the time- through our selection of tattooed babes in this week's edition of TaTa Tuesdays. We're not sure who tattooed them, or even if it really matters, but it helps bring us one step closer to the weekend, and one digital breath closer to some seriously inked vixens. Enjoy!

Norm Will Rise

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
For over a decade now, the name “NORM” has evolved throughout the art world. His passions have become his life, constantly moving forward, and thinking bigger. A true precisionist, Norm has also ventured into tattoo machine building, creating uncanny tools of the trade used the world over by renowned artists. Now located in Los Angeles, California, Norm owns and operates WILL RISE TATTOO with his amazingly talented team of tattoo artists.

Thomas Hooper: Chest and Throat

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
'Here are some photographs of Owen’s finished chest and throat. This particular piece was outlined over two, maybe three years ago. He sat like a champ and brought me the largest bottle of maple syrup I have ever owned. Thank you Owen!!!  This is a nice testament to how well they last, cant wait to see this beast in ten years!' Thomas Hooper is a tattoo artist out in NYC.

Young Girls, Old Whiskey

Tattoo // Monday, June 11, 2012
Great little comedic (maybe) thigh burner from Matthew Powell over at Clandestine Rabbit Tattoo Studio in Los Angeles, CA. Not sure who the proud owner of 'Young Girls, Old Whiskey' is, but  is that the same thing as 'Warm Beers, Cold Women' or just the opposite?? Probably the opposite... ha.

An Interview with Rico Zombie

Tattoo // Monday, June 11, 2012
In a little over a year, since coming from humble beginnings in Canada, Rico Zombie aka Rick Genest has made a huge impact on the fashion world. The carnival sideshow performer was championed by creative director of Mugler, Nicola Formichetti, put in his runway shows and shoehorned in Lady Gaga's video for Born This Way. Here, for our beautiful issue, he chats to Crane.tv about why film, not fashion is in his future and what true beauty means to him.

Invisible NYC and Gustavo Rizerio

Tattoo // Monday, June 11, 2012
Invisible NYC is a world renowned studio located in the heart of New York’s Lower East Side.  Specializing in traditional Japanese and American tattooing, Invisible NYC takes pride all of their work. Owned by legendary tattoo artist Troy Denning, they feature the work of amazing artists Regino Gonzales, Kiku, Jeb Maykut, Gustavo Rizerio, and Gillian Goldstien. They've been been featured in Time Out New York, Anthem, Beautiful/Decay, Tattoo Life...

Jeremy Fish Forever Fever

Tattoo // Monday, June 11, 2012
A bold move by an adoring fan, this half-leg tattoo of San Francisco based artist Jeremy Fish's work was send in by an obvious die-hard fan of his work, or just bunny rabbits in eye-patches. Dedication.

The Tattoo work of Nick Baxter

Tattoo // Sunday, June 10, 2012
Nick Baxter is well known for his gorgeous large scale, graphic, color tattoos.  “Tattoos are an exciting and especially rewarding medium to work in, as the personal interaction and displaying of the work is a large part of it. However, there are some visual limitations to working on skin, but a lot of the challenge and fun for me is to figure out effective ways around these, to try to push the genre to new heights and possibilities.” Baxter Says.

Aaron Cain's Machines

Tattoo // Saturday, June 09, 2012
'From the very start of my career, even the earliest experimentation, I have always been fascinated by the tools of tattoo. When I was young, my mom always gave me broken appliances or electronics or other junk to dissect and try to figure out how everything worked. I never lost this sort of curiosity… I started making tattooing tools at the same time I started tattooing, and the quality and complexity both grew together.' Aaron Cain

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