History: Blood and Tattoos

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Host Craig Reynolds travels around the world to document traditional methods and styles of tattooing, and has himself tattooed in traditional ways by several artists. Straight from the History Channel and into your brain. Learn up.

Grime Tattoos

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
'This friend of mine was already tattooing for a few years, he was self-taught, Chris Rupp. He was tattooing and I had already been wanting to tattoo for some time, then the time arrived and I knew I just had to fucking do it. And he agreed to help me. He helped me out a lot and basically started me off and taught me how to tattoo.' Grime on how he got into tattooing....

Matt Jordan's Roses

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Matt Jordan is working from Blue Lotus Tattoo studio in the north shore of Auckland New Zealand. Matt’s main focus is portrait, realistic and realism tattooing.He has been tattooing for the past 6 years in Christchurch at InkGrave Tattoo and Vision Tattoo Nelson and his depictions of roses are incredible.

Thomas Hooper's Black Skull

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Thomas Hooper works out of Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn NY. He was born in Hastings East Sussex, and studied Drawing at The London Institute of Art & Design, subsequently moving from London to New York City to pursue his goals in Tattooing and Art. His black line work on hands, heads and feet is absolutely phenomenal.

Large Scale Portrait Back Piece

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
An amazing greyscale rendered portrait back-piece from Victor Portugal. At the time this video was made, it had already taken 15 hours of work to complete, over the course of  3 days... and was still in progress. A gorgeously done masterful achievement...

Xoïl Tattoos

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Xoïl is a tattooer at Needles Side Tattoo in Thonon-les-Bains, France with a distinctive style that incorporates brush-like linework, pointillism and a variety of textures and techniques. His finalized tattoos are more like works of art that have been created using a hand full of different tools and elements...

Portraits by Rik Lee

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Rik Lee lives and draws in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrated tattooed portraits of attractive females have caught the attention of such clients as Nylon, Vodaphone, Telstra, Vibe, Vice, Clandestine Industries, Hurley, Honour Over Glory, Stussy, Lee Jeans, and Oyster magazine. He works with grey lead pencils, textas, watercolours and his computer.

Last Week: "Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III" @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
This is the last week for you to go check a show that we consider a must-see if you are in London: Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III at the Somerset House. One of the world's most influential tattoo artist turned fine artist with a respect for Japanese traditional arts and culture, Horiyoshi III includes a complete collection of his fine art and tattoo endeavors in the exhibition. The show is up through July 1, 2012.

Shawn Barber "Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series" @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
Los Angeles-based fine artist and tattooist Shawn Barber is set to open a new body of work, Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series, at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC on Thursday, June 28. The exhibition comes in conjunction with Barber's new book of the same name, a documentation behind the scenes and into the personalities of contemporary tattoo. 

2012 Atlanta Tattoo Expo. June 29-July 1

Tattoo // Monday, June 25, 2012
Tony Olivas and Sacred Heart Tattoo present the 2012 Atlanta Tattoo Expo. The Atlanta Tattoo Expo was founded by Tony Olivias, one of Georgia’s premier tattoo artists and owner of Sacred Heart Tattoo in Little 5 Points, Norcross, Centerville, Austell and Warner Robins. Bringing together the some of the world’s best tattoo artists, the three-day event has become an Atlanta tradition...

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