Henk Shiffmacher: Amsterdam Tattoo Museum

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Juan Puente interviews Henk Shiffmacher on the new Amsterdam Tattoo Museum. Henk, also known as Hanky Panky, is a Dutch tattoo artist and is considered an expert within the field of body decoration, having curated exhibitions, written books, and presented television shows on the subject.  He has been described as "an underground philosopher, artist, Hell's Angels associate, booze hound, drug hound and girl hound...

SACRED INK BY CEDRIC ARNOLD

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Working in Bangkok for the last ten years British/French Photographer Cedric Arnold explored the ancient Thai tattoo practice of Yantra in this incredible series called Sacred Ink. “A body, used as a canvas, every inch of skin filled with sacred text and figures of mythical creatures, all forming a protective shield..." Enter the world of Thailand’s spiritual “Yantra” tattoo tradition.”

Dan Dringenberg Tattoo Artist Interview

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
In this exclusive video, the renowned tattoo artist, machine builder and animated storyteller Dan Dringenberg of Dringenberg Tattoo Company in Hollywood, CA is interviewed by Scott Sylvia for Last Sparrow Tattoo. Thanks guys!! (Scott Sylvia is also an incredible tattoo artist at Black Heart Tattoo in San Francisco)

Don Ed Hardy & Bob Roberts

Tattoo // Monday, September 24, 2012
Veteran tattoo artists Don Ed Hardy and Bob Roberts sit down to talk about art, life, and tattoo history in this short film produced for Track 16 Gallery's 2003 exhibition "MAD DOG MUTANT Bob Roberts  vs. Don THE DOG Ed Hardy Exhibition Match: Paintings to Palpate Your Inner Eye." Although the show is long since over, you can check out this video and learn more about their historic exhibit.

Erik Jacobsen of Idle Hand Tattoo

Tattoo // Monday, September 24, 2012
Although there isn't much personal information to be found of Erik Jacobsen, we do know that the Seattle-born, San Francisco-based fine artist and tattooist is creating some awesome work at Idle Hand Tattoo in SF. We especially love his highly-detailed moths and insects, gorgeously inked with a stunning 3D effect.

Hanzi Gone Wrong

Tattoo // Monday, September 24, 2012
Chinese and Japanese characters are a perennial favorite among tattoo enthusiasts, cryptic to strangers yet secretly brimming with personal meaning and power. But you might want to think twice before you take the plunge and inadvertently end up with a tattoo of exotic-looking gibberish. Take a look at the blog "Hanzi Smatter" to see just how wrong those permanently inked characters can be.

8th International London Tattoo Convention

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 24, 2012
The 8th International London Tattoo Convention is just around the corner, set for a huge three-day weekend event on September 28/29/30 that is guaranteed to be amazing. Organized by Tattoo Life Magazine, this year's convention will feature more attractions, alternative entertainers, bands, and musical acts than ever before, not to mention hundreds of elite tattoo artists ready to practice their world-class craft.

London Tattoo Convention 2012

Tattoo // Monday, September 24, 2012
The 8th International London Tattoo Convention is just around the corner, set for a huge three-day weekend event on September 28/29/30 that is guaranteed to be amazing. Organized by Tattoo Life Magazine, this year's convention will feature more attractions, alternative entertainers, bands, and musical acts than ever before, not to mention hundreds of elite tattoo artists ready to practice their world-class craft.

Tattoo by Jun Cha

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 24, 2012
LA based ink artist Jun Cha has an amazing portfolio of striking black, white, and greyscale tattoos. Jun attended Art Center College of Design and has had an interest in tattooing since he was 15.

Holytrauma Tattoo

Tattoo // Sunday, September 23, 2012
Holytrauma is the site and work of the ever talented Jondix. A tattoo artist with a pointillistic, metaphysical approach, touching on sacred geometry and spiritual connections, fitting the name Holytrauma quite appropriately. 'Tas taught me how to tattoo and I apprenticed under Mike the Athens and members of his family. I've worked at LTW-Barcelona for the past 7 years and learned a lot about oriental drawing and painting techniques in Thailand and North India.' Jondix states.

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