Tattoo School is officially back for more

May 7th, 2012 by Kevin -


Last July, the TLC special ‘Tattoo School’ was all the talk in the tattoo community. Less than a year later, TLC has officially announced they will be renewing Tattoo School for a second season. The number of episodes for the series has not been posted, but it’s been confirmed the premiers on May 24th on TLC.

I’ll refrain from sharing my thoughts, and let you voice your own opinions in the comments below.

Note: The video below is not actually a clip from the television serious. It’s a parody video that I particularly enjoyed. 

Javier Rivera joins Ink & Dagger Tattoo

April 18th, 2012 by Kevin -


Earlier this month, Javier Rivera joined the family at Ink & Dagger Tattoo. By the amount of work being posted on Javier’s Instagram (@jriveratattoo), he’s not wasting anytime getting settled in.

Tattoo by Javier Rivera at Ink & Dagger Tattoo in Atlanta, GA

Hey Bjorn

April 3rd, 2012 by Julene Huffman -


Spring is in the air – and that means everyone’s shuffling around to new places.

Tattoo by Björn Liebner in Berlin, Germany

Kristel Oreto is moving to Philadelphia

December 12th, 2011 by Kevin -


Have you ever read or heard something that shocked you a little bit, and you quickly pull your head back? Yeah, that was my immediate reaction when I read that Kristel Oreto is moving to Philadelphia, and will be working at Art Machine Productions.

My current state of shock isn’t about Kristel or the fact she’ll be tattooing at Art Machine Productions, both of those are awesome. My shock merely comes from the level of tattooing in Philadelphia continues to rise… and rise… and rise. It’s seriously insane how many ridiculous artists live (or will be living) in that town.

Off the Map is joining forces with Jeff Gogue

December 5th, 2011 by Kevin -


Last week, Off the Map Tattoo and Jeff Gogue made a big announcement. Here’s a snippet of the official announcement:

Off the Map Tattoo and Jeff Gogue are excited to announce they will be joining forces to open a second location in Grants Pass, Oregon. Jeff Gogue will continue to tattoo and lead workshops as the head tattoo artist, but in March of 2012 his Grant’s Pass studio will reopen as Off the Map Tattoo.  The studio will keep Jeff Gogue’s inspiration and signature combined with a bit of the original Off the Map Tattoo in Easthampton, Massachusetts flavor. It will be an easy transition, as Jeff has influenced the Off the Map team for years. Off the Map will supply the tattoo-savvy customer service, additional resident artists, management and scheduling of monthly guest artists and workshops – having many notables already setting dates.  Gogue will focus on what he loves the most: world class tattoos, art, and inspiration for other artists and clients.

Tattoo by Jeff Gogue at Grant’s Pass Studio in Grants Pass, OR

Quick and Painful Wrap Up

October 18th, 2011 by Kevin -


Three of the four Quick and Painful exhibits might have come and gone, but the exhibit is still being talked about. Pictures from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New Haven are starting to appear online. Additionally, the show in Miami takes place in the beginning of December. Lastly, all of the flash sets created for for the show is currently available online at The Hope Shop.

To learn more about the Quick and Painful exhibit, check out our original post back in August.

Jime Litwalk is now at Massive Tattoo

September 26th, 2011 by Kevin -


Jime Litwalk has made it public that he’s no longer tattooing at Hart & Huntington Tattoo, and he can now be found at Massive Tattoo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Before you e-mail us and ask why – we don’t know (nor do we really care to be honest.) When we posted information like this, it’s to make it easier for people to get in touch with the artist, not cause drama.

Tattoo by Jime Litwalk at Massive Tattoo in Las Vegas, NV