I’m a huge fan of getting tattooed and the tattoo culture. I recently stumbled upon Tattoo Age on VBS.TV, and I’m hooked. The series follows tattoo artists Dan Santoro, Grime, Troy Denning, Mike Rubendall and Freddy Corbin as they discuss their craft and the state of tattooing today. With the watered down tattoo reality shows […]
I sort of wish I could go all Weird Science on Black and Gold and turn it into the perfect girlfriend. The space is part record store (the first time I went in, the Gorilla Biscuits’ Start Today was smiling at me from a very well-curated bin of vinyl that took me back to the days of being a nerdy 18 year-old who thought he was hardcore), part coffee house (they serve up some damn good coffee), and it’s also an antique and curiosity shop.
D’oh! Can anyone be trusted these days? First Anthony Weiner acts up to his name, then we discover that the video of a Dutch girl who had her 152 Facebook Friends tattooed on her arm was just an advertising stunt by tattoo artist, Dex Moelker. There goes our plan to get our Twitter Followers inked […]
Oh, boy. This Dutch woman has taken her Facebook obsession to the extreme by getting a sleeve tattoo with 152 pictures of her Facebook Friends with this disturbing disclaimer: ‘These are not all my friends. Just the people I care most about’. Yikes! Well, they’re inked for life now. The artist behind the work is […]
Simon Watts is loosening the uptight world of the tattoo. With a nod to the doodle and the works of Alberto Giacometti, these designs are for those tired of cliche and looking for a new one. You’ll find this wandering gypsy of a tattooist in Los Angeles.
Imagine a tattoo that no-one can see unless it was placed smack, bang under a blacklight? Well, imagine no more. Tattoos are now being done in blacklight reactive ink, and none of us are any the wiser for it.
We’ve had tattooed pigs, tattooed hipsters (is there a difference? wink wink), and now tattooed babies. Well, vinyl babies, anyway. This artwork by Jason Clay Lewis is made from vinyl rubber, mohair, oil paint, plaster, and aluminum armature.
Now, we’ve all had a fan crush at some stage of our lives, but Parserisas, a 56-year-old newspaper vendor from Mexico, has taken it to a whole new level. He has turned his body into a shrine for Julia Roberts, with 82 tattoos of her in various scenes from her vast library of movies. Crazy? Yes. But what a way to do it!
Who said hipster tattoos had to be ironic? When you’re sporting a Debbie Harry or a Edie Sedgwick portrait on your arm or leg, you’re practically screaming out your allegiances to the rest of the world — or Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue, whichever is deemed more important. I’m just surprised a Webster tattoo didn’t get a gig in this awesome collection compiled by our friends at Flavorpill. But I guess he’s just way too 1980s.
Some of Amanda Wachob’s tattoos are more traditional than others, but they’re all rooted in high art, with some of her work mimicking paint strokes to create abstract pieces that very much play on the notion of the human body being a canvas.
This captivating tattoo was on the back of the girl in front of me while was standing in the short queue at the Williamsburg coffee shop Oslo on Saturday. It’s a nice motto to carry through these balmy months in New York.
I don’t have any tattoos, and to be honest, I cannot imagine my life or my skin with one. Maybe that’s all the more reason I find them alluring, enchanting, and so brilliantly self-expressive. Well, except for the dork in high school who thought it would be cool to put the Coor’s Beer logo on his shoulder.
In New York-based tattoo artist Amanda Wachob’s hands, a limb, chest, neck or back is not so much a body part as a very real — and permanent — canvas on which to create her wistful, soft and decorative artwork. Her tattoo work is beautifully original, with not a skull or crossbone (or ‘Hey Mum’, for that measure) in sight.
Wow, wow, wow (or should that be ‘ow, ow, ow’?) There’s really no other way to sum up the tattoo work of English-born New York-based artist Thomas Hooper, who studied Drawing at The London Institute of Art & Design before moving to NYC to pursue his interest in stunningly creative and elaborate body art.