Mathew Moreno is now in Portland, Oregon

September 22nd, 2011 by Kevin -


Mathew Moreno recently left the mean streets of Atlanta, and moved to Portland, Oregon. He’s currently splitting his time between Tigerlily Tattoo and Mr. Tattoo.

I don’t know exactly wheres he’s tattooing on what day , so if you’re interested in getting tattooed, stop into either shop or contact him directly.

Tattoo by Mathew Moreno at Tigerlily Tattoo and Mr. Tattoo in Portland, OR

Off the Map Tattoo is now hiring

September 22nd, 2011 by Kevin -


With the announcement of Ben Reigle leaving Off the Map, Off the Map Tattoo is now hiring a full time tattoo artist. Here’s the official statement:

Off the Map Tattoo is reviewing portfolios in anticipation of hiring a full timer to join our custom tattoo staff in the very near future for walk-ins and appointment based tattooing. Seasoned vets who have been tattooing for years and young tattooers eager to learn are both encouraged to apply, pay based on experience! Off the Map Tattoo is an appointment based custom tattoo studio in Western Mass, and will be deliberate in finding the right fit. We have a very positive atmosphere and helpful staff hell bent on producing the best tattoos and experience for our clients. Off the Map Tattoo is honored to have an amazing guest artist roster which is booked well in advance and manyevents and seminars. We also produce the Paradise Tattoo Gathering and house the offices for TattooNOW which powers over 100 tattoo industry websites.

Only professionals who leave all their baggage, drama, insecurities, and headaches at home and bring only their A game to the studio need apply. If you are a very talented, self motivated, responsible, and hard working tattoo artist who wants to invest time building a clientele in New England and beyond, please contact us with your best portfolio and availability. Please understand that while we try our best to respond to everyone we cant guarantee it.

Ben Reigle now at Nightmare Tattoo

September 22nd, 2011 by Kevin -


Ben Reigle announced that he’s leaving Off the Map Tattoo, and will be tattooing at Nightmare Tattoo.

Unfortunately I don’t know how soon this move takes place, or if already has. If you’re interested in getting tattooed by Ben, give him a shout via his website or his Facebook page.

Tattoo by Ben Reigle at Nightmare Tattoo in Westfield, MA

Keith Ciaramello versus DVD Bootleggers

September 14th, 2011 by Kevin -


We don’t normally post too many industry related topics here on the website. I feel like most tattoo collectors don’t really care about that, plus Tattoo Artist Magazine does a great job with that coverage already.

With that being said, Keith Ciaramello recently posted this YouTube video about his DVD being pirated on eBay. In the video, Keith explains a friend ordered his DVD from specific users (and he even mentions whom those users are.) Keith goes onto to open the package, on video and shows it’s just a copied DVD.While this type of thing has been going on forever, it’s nice to see Keith approaching it head on.

If you’re a tattoo artist or collector that’s interested in the industry, you’ll probably enjoy this video. If not, disregard everything above and check out this killer bulldog tattoo Keith did below.

Tattoo by Keith Ciaramello by Kustom Kulture Gallery in Baldwin, NY

Help Jimmy Duvall help Norway

July 29th, 2011 by Kevin -


Following the tragedy in Norway, Jimmy Duvall posted this on the Invictus Tattoo Twitter page. As of right now, this is all we know, but we’ll keep you posted when prints or shirts become available.

Painting by Jimmy Duvall at Invictus Tattoo in Oslo, Norway

Help Ran Maclurkin!

May 30th, 2011 by Kevin -


Ran Maclurkin was involved in a motorcycle accident this week when he was hit by a large truck. He currently has two fractures in his spine, and is awaiting further surgery. During this time, Ran will obviously be unable to tattoo. Between his medical bills, and lack of income – Ran needs some help.

For those interested in helping, you have a few options:

  • Tickets are currently being sold for the Ran Maclurkin Raffle. They currently over $350 in prizes that will be raffled off on June 12th.
  • Financial donations can be sent via Paypal to
  • Ran will be doing various design work until he’s able to tattoo again. Interested parties can contact Ran at

Tattoo by: Ran Maclurkin at The Piercing Urge in Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine going digital

February 18th, 2011 by Kevin -


In an effort to stay relative in a digital age, Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine is now being sold on a digital subscription.

I’m glad to see Skin Deep taking this step, I know it’s tough for anyone in print to stay profitable. I don’t know if it’s the economy or the digital age (or a combination of both,) but magazines need to adapt to the times – if they want to survive.