MQ Tattoo

Graffiti // Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Of course he did.  The man himself, MQ, tattooing his iconic two-letter throw up on loyal fan and getting a skin shot forever.

Aaron Hodges "While We Sleep" at Hatch Gallery, Oakland

Tattoo // Friday, July 01, 2011
We know Aaron Hodges very well as a tattoo artist at Idle Hands in San Francisco, but we know that he is also a fine art painter who showed at FIFTY24SF last summer. Tonight, July 1, in Oakland, he has a new series of oil paintings, While We Sleep, showing at Hatch Gallery.

Mister Cartoon Tokyo Tattoo Tour Part 2

Tattoo // Friday, July 01, 2011
In the second part of the Tokyo Tattoo Tour series, Off the Wall TV follows Los Angeles-based Mister Cartoon as he draws comparisons between LA and Tokyo, and why the youth culture of Tokyo is drawn to the LA street scene.

Shawn Barber "Youth of Today" at Fecal Face Dot Gallery

Tattoo // Thursday, June 30, 2011
San Francisco tattoo and fine artist, Shawn Barber, will open a solo show, Youth of Today, at Fecal Face Dot Gallery on July 8th. The exhibition will feature 11 new paintings from the artist.

Tattoos by Duke Riley

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Duke Riley has one of the great energies in art at the moment, and from his performance art to his maritime fine art, he has captured an old soul that focues on "residual but forgotten unclaimed frontiers on the edge and inside overdeveloped urban areas, and their unsuspected autonomy." He also is does tattoo work.

Bad Graffiti Tattoos

Graffiti // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Presenting bad graffiti tattoos.  Make sure the person tattooing you has some reference or experience in drawing letters!

Collaborative Tattooing at Saved Tattoo NYC

Tattoo // Monday, June 13, 2011
We just received this great video by Taylor Toole, following Saved Tattoo NYC tattoo artists, Thomas Hooper and Chris O'Donnell, as they organize, discuss, and create a full collaborative back tattoo. Watch after the jump . . .

The Bottlenose Tattoo

Tattoo // Monday, June 06, 2011
This is one incredible idea for a tattoo. This gentleman, who is an amputee, decided to get a tattoo of a bottlenose dolpin in its spot. Looks quite brilliant if you ask us.

Certified Job Stoppers

Graffiti // Friday, June 03, 2011
  Lets see here, New York fat, rusto, skinny, and a stock tip? A stock tip, really?  I hope you are planning on being self-employed, forever and ever.

The Tattoo Work of Shamus Mahannah

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Raised on skating and snowboarding in the Eastern townships of Canada, Shamus Mahannah began drawing at 4, when his grandfather would have him trace Winnie the Pooh books. After three years studying illustration and design at Dawson College in Montreal, Shamus began an apprenticeship at Tatouage West.


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