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.

Jun Cha's Tattoo

Tattoo // Saturday, September 22, 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.  

Forever: The New Tattoo

Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
'To celebrate the publication of the new book 'Forever: The New Tattoo', the publishing house Gestalten have put together this short video and arranged an event this Saturday in Berlin at Gestalten Space!! The New Tattoo explores modern tattooing and its phenomenal growth over the last couple of years. Not only does the book look at some of the best and most varied tattooers currently working but also other areas of contemporary tattoo culture...'

Update: 56 Stars on The Face

Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
You guys remember this story right?? 'Eighteen-year old Kimberley Vlaeminck from Belgium, has pressed charges against a tattoo-artist claiming she asked for 3 stars but wound up with 56 stars on her face without her even noticing. The tattoo guy, Rouslain Toumaniantz said, "Getting your face tattooed is so painfull, sleeping is out of the question. The girl asked for those stars. She was very happy with the result but now she blames me because her father is angry..." Well here's an update, what are YOUR thoughts on the story?

Lowrider Tattoo

Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
Some incredible rendering of black and grey portriature from the guys over at Lowrider Tattoo in Santa Ana, CA. Chuey Quintanar and Jose Lopez have created these beautifully done custom tattoo's on some fortunate souls. The shop has won countless awards at tattoo conventions and now employs four other talented artists besides Jose.  A second location is to be opened soon in Riverside, California.

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