David M. Cook's Flash

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
David M. Cook was born in Louisville, Kentucky in the year of 1972. He's a self taught color-blind artist, primarily an illustrator, also having a hand at creating some great tattoo flash. Influenced by Japanese wood cuts, folk art, heavy metal, punk, skateboarding, and letterpress printing, 'I love the detail in things, and the humor of life- I like trying to combine these things in ways that would normally not make sense.'

JACOB JENSEN' S TATTOO ILLUSTRATIONS

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Jacob Dahlstrup Jensen was born in 1985 in Denmark and currently lives and works in Copenhagen where he creates works of graphite and hand embossed paper, using a tattoo needle- like this series of text and portrait pieces.  Jacob will be showing in June 2012 with "Storytellers" at Galerie Wolfsen, Ålborg (DK), in January 2013 for a solo exhibition at MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen (DK) and March 2013 for a solo exhibition at Munch Gallery in New York (US). Phew.

Black Heart Tattoo

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
A favorite shop of mine, Black Heart Tattoo in San Francisco, is located in the heart of the mission on Valencia Street, and has been since 2004. It is owned and operated by Tim Lehi, Jeff Rassier and Scott Sylvia- each incredible artists in their own regard. In addition it features the talents of Nick Rodin, Cody Miller and Juan Puente as well. With a combined sixty years tattooing experience it was a logical progression for them to open Blackheart...

Start Em Out Young

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
For the young, hopeful tattoo artist out there that wants to be just like mom and dad, or is just scared of the permanent commitment- My First Tattoo Gun. These custom crayon tattoo machines are put together by Riley's Custom Woodworking out of Western Cedar and pine and holds most brands of regular size crayons. They're sanded fine for a smooth feel, and wood is left unfinished to allow for that great cedar smell to come through... mmmmm cedar.

The Tattoo Work of Christel Perkins

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Great tattoo work from Christel Perkins over at Sol Tribe Tattoo in Denver, CO. She has an impressive portfolio, including a recent John Baizley half-sleeve (still in the works), a piece depicting a gorgeous Audrey Kawasaki painting, a Darwin faced monkey and a delicious winged burger and ketchup dripping fries.

Monday's Muses

Tattoo // Monday, June 04, 2012
A serious case of the Mondays?? Yeah, totally, me too. To help you try to alleviate your beginning of the week woe's, here's some babes. Let your mind wander for a minute or two and focus on our quick little selection of inked beauties for Monday's Muses. Somehow lace, lingerie and tattoos go together like it was meant to be.... enjoy x

Jose Perez Jr's Living Dead

Tattoo // Monday, June 04, 2012
With all of the bath salts going around these days, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish a real face eating zombie from a phony, or just some crazy kid all hopped up on Scooby Do devouring your neighborhood homeless- Christ. Gorgeously grotesque living dead portrait from Dark Water Tattoo's Jose Perez Jr. out in the South side of Chicago. Breakfast is served.

Chris Cleen Interview

Tattoo // Monday, June 04, 2012
A short documentary on tattoo artist and painter Cris Cleen- an incredible artist working out at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn, New York. He's been at it, tattooing, for the past 9 years and creates incredible 'turn of the century', American/European, traditional work- both in his paintings and in his tattoos. I really admire the simplicity and vintage appeal in everything he puts out.

Sunday's Siren: Airica Michelle

Tattoo // Sunday, June 03, 2012
Airica Michelle has been an inked and modified model out of Southern California since the end of 2007.  Like a cotton candy-coated trip to a magenta carnival, Aricia's bright, vibrant style is reflected in both her tattoos and modeling work. She generously supplies a list of all of her body modifications to those who are interested- which includes 3 Super Mario Bro's Yoshi's on various parts of her body??

In Tattoo: A Traditional Sailor Jerry

Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 03, 2012
"Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good." Sailor Jerry (1911 – 1973 aka. Norman Keith Collins) was a very influential tattoo artist based in Honolulu with his tattoo shop, located right where sailors left for overseas. A Sailor Jerry tattoo was characterized by bold unwavering lines with a refined use of color and amazing detail.

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