Stoney Knows How

Tattoo // Friday, June 01, 2012
A 1981 documentary about the life of circus tattoo artist Stoney St. Claire. When he was 15 years old he joined the sideshow in the Cole Brothers Circus as a sword swallower. In 1928, when the circus was in Norfolk, Virginia, he went downtown and there he saw a tattoo shop and guy tattooing an eagle on this fellas back. He looked at the eagle and knew that he could do a better job, later he became arguably one of the greatest tattoo artists to grace this green earth.

The Work of France's Nicolas Le Borgne

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
A bit of tattoo, throw in a little pop-surrealism, and solid illustration chops, and you have the work of France's Nicolas Le Borgne. We just saw on Fecal Face that Le Borgne has new paintings and drawings done, and from what we saw in 2009, we really like the artist's progress...

Liz Clements' Tattooed Ladies

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 28, 2012
Sexy illustrations of bad-girl babes wearing nothing but the ink and tattoos covering their body is Liz Clements specialty. What could possibly be better than one gorgeous little lady with sultry hair and mystery in her eyes, stripped down to her mere panties and tattoos?? Well, how about 2 of them! We love the work of Clements, and her newly built website too!

Preview: Mike Giant "I Know You're Out There" @ Pretty Pretty Collective, SF

Tattoo // Saturday, May 19, 2012
According to Mike, "All the works in the show are based around my search for a new girlfriend. And those works will be on display tonight, May 19, at Pretty Pretty Collective in San Francisco, feautruring all new works written out in sentence form. Like Sir Mix-A-Lot lyrics.

The Work of Liz Clements

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
Liz Clements is a freelance artist/illustrator based in London best known for her stylized collection of tattoo inspired art + design. Liz dedicates her time to preparing detailed doodles of tattooed babes, working in soft pencils, Clements finds space for all types of tattoos on the bodies she illustrates, from classic Americana to Japanese.

Ink Stories: The Apprentice, Daniel Ronson

Tattoo // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
What a good perspective to start a tattoo documentary series. Not with the legend of the game, but with an up-and-coming apprentice. Ink Stories kicked off their tattoo series following Daniel Ronson, an apprentice at The Circle in London, as he talks about following the history of tattooing and making his own way in the industry. And he paints a lot.

Sergio Lopez @ Modern Eden, SF, through May 6

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 05, 2012
Sergio Lopez, born in 1983, is a graduate of the Academy of Art in San Francisco - and is an exemplary painter in a variety of mediums. His artistic knowledge ballooned when he discovered his love of oil painting and charcoal drawing. His newest exhibition, Sacred Spring, will be on display at Modern Eden in San Francisco, through May 6, 2012.

Chaos Crew On the Year That Was

Tattoo // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Showing some very nice style and an interesting surface and presentation choice, Munich's Chaos Crew have tattooed a large piece of calfskin, documenting the year that was 2011. If you were ever to see a tattooed canvas on calfskin that has both Dirk Nowitzki, Osama Bin Laden, and Amy Winehouse, this is your chance.

Zombie Boy by Terry Richardson

Tattoo // Thursday, April 12, 2012
As you happen to know, Zombie Boy, aka Rick Genest, is a model who also has every-inch of his body covered in tattoos. Mr Boy has become a bit of a cult-figure in recent years, and he stopped by the studios of Terry Richardson recently to recreate a few famed Terry poses and smile a bit.

Facade @ Place Pigalle, SF

Tattoo // Friday, March 16, 2012
“Façade” opens Saturday night, March 17, 2012 at Place Pigalle in San Francisco. This large group show will showcase an array of fine art and tattoo talent from the surrounding Bay Area and beyond. Curator Aaron Hodges choose this theme based on “We all put on some degree of façade each day as we travel through life. . .

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