The BBC can go ages without mentioning tattooing at all, and then when it does it’ll bring out a load of great things, all at once. I love it, and I love to know there’s at least one mainstream media outlet that can treat tattooing fairly. This week, there’s an article and a video on … Read more
Hand-poked or machine-free tattooing is an ancient practice, which can be used to create incredibly intricate and delicate designs on the skin. The process is much more serene and peaceful than getting tattooed by a noisy, buzzing machine, and for some people, it can be a more spiritual experience. Boff Konkerz is a nomadic tattoo … Read more
Above tattoo is by Jason Lambert… duh. Today this has been doing the rounds on my Facebook news feed. A lot of the time, people post up boring crap on Facebook that I think is lame, but this time it’s something cool, so I’d be stupid not to encourage it. Jason Lambert’s blog is pretty … Read more
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been waiting for this for what seems like forever. Finally, the second installment of The Gypsy Gentleman is online! And it’s fantastic! This episode takes place in Austin, Texas, with Tony Hundahl, Steve Byrne, and our host Marcus Kuhn. It takes us all over Austin, exploring tattooing … Read more
Yesterday I shared with you guys some great words from Kate Hellenbrand about “the good old days” and being a female tattooer. This is from something I wrote for Total Tattoo Magazine, which is currently in the shops. You should definitely buy it, Total Tattoo is such a great magazine and I’m honoured to have … Read more
Hey guys, sorry for the delays! My computer still isn’t here with me, however I’ve managed to steal the rents’ computer for a little bit so I can show you something cool. As you’ll know by now, my latest opinion column in Total Tattoo magazine is out now- awesome! Of course, if you’ve already read … Read more
Tattoo TV – Speed tattooing on MUZU. Just saw this on Tattoo.tv, and I think it’s great. It’s by Paul Naylor, sorry I don’t know much about him to comment. The portrait’s of Gerard Way, I believe? Just a bit of Thursday night watching for you there!
Medical tattoos aren’t anything new. For years now, people have had tattoos that will show their illnesses, mainly in case they have an “episode” to show someone their condition in the hope they will know what to do. It’s definitely a lot more noticable than carrying a card, and is obviously easier to carry around. … Read more