The Top 10 Reasons Why Dolphin Tattoos are Awesome

Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
From the infamous amputee Heine Braeck from Sarpsborg, Norway, who lost his right arm in a freak accident and got a dolphin tattooed with the help of Bulgarian tattooist Valio Ska in its place, to the guy with the dolphin in a lazy chair smoking a bong, every dolphin tattoo has a story. The girls, undoubtedly, have a past, as do the guys who choose this magical marine mammal as their ink in the realms of forever- and I love it. Thanks guys, enjoy.

Tattoos from Tim Pausinger

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tim Pausinger works at his shop Most Precious Ink in Coburg Germany with co-owner Michel Porsch and his apprentice Philipp Ohme. He was born in Landshut, a small town in Bavaria near Munich, he states, 'I was always interested in tattoos or getting tattoos and tattooed people, I don't did a traditional apprenticeship... I learned the most myself, but the basics I learned from Gerhard Time Travelling Tattoo in Landshut. He gave me the chance to hang out in his shop, made the appointments for him and so on....'

Confessions of a Tattoo Artist

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
'Amazing stories from the early days of modern tattooing, featuring tattoo artists like the great Lyle Tuttle. Filmed at the 30th National Tattoo Convention held in Concord NC, this is the first part of the third video in a series of in depth interviews done with the who's who of the tattoo world.'

Interview with Tattoo Artist Kore Flatmo

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
In this video, tattoo artist Kore Flatmo of PluraBella Tattoo Studio in Cincinnati, OH is interviewed by Scott Sylvia for Last Sparrow Tattoo. Flatmo's got some honest, thoughtful things to say about his own work and the craft of tattooing in general, worth the watch.

Bernini's Medusa Tattooed by Klown

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tattoo artist Klown has transformed one of Italian sculptor Bernini's masterpieces, the bust of the Medusa, into a work of art in its own right. A tattoo artist for over 11 years, Klown is best known for his black and grey work ranging from Aztec masterpieces to picture perfect portrait work.

Art Nouveau Cat by Jessica Brennan

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
We're fans of this Art Nouveau inspired cat portrait by tattooist Jessica Brennan. Brennan graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design but didn’t actually get into tattooing until a few years after leaving school. Applying her painting and color technique to her tattoos, she loves realism and very colorful subject matter, such as flowers, pin-ups, and animals. Brennan works at PowerLine Tattoo in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Traditional Tats by Jessi Preston

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
'Jessi Preston is a tattoo artist, graphic designer, painter and sneaky devil. She has traveled as an unarmed gypsy, mastered the art of pinata destruction, and managed to elude bigfoot since receiving her BFA from the Tyler School of Art. Jessi can now be found offering class acts, tattoos and other uncomfortable situations in Montreal where she lives happily with her main squeeze and works at Bodkin Tattoo.'

Tattoo Works by Thomas Hooper

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
If you're a fan of incredibly intricate and precisely composed black and white tattoos, then prepare to be mesmerized by the work of NYC-based Thomas Hooper. Born in Hastings East Sussex, Hooper studied drawing at The London Institute of Art & Design, later relocating to New York to pursue his career as a tattooist and artist. His career continues to skyrocket at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn where he is recognized for his unique style and impeccable technique.

Interview With Bryan Burk

Tattoo // Monday, September 17, 2012
The first in a series of videos profiling tattooists across the nation, the iconic Scott Sylvia, founder of Last Sparrow Tattoo, conducts an extensive interview with artist Bryan Burk of LA's Dark Horse Tattoo.

Tim Pangburn's Cover-Up Tattoos

Tattoo // Monday, September 17, 2012
Today we're enjoying these amazing cover-up tattoos from Tim Pangburn of Art Machine Productions in Philadelphia, PA. A specialist in transforming the worst tattoos into works of art, Pangburn's cover-up finesse was recently featured on TLC's tattoo special "America's Worst Tattoos," alongside some of the best coverup tattoo artists in the industry.

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