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.

Come out to Evolution Tattoo

February 16th, 2011 by Kevin -


On February 27th, Evolution Tattoo will be holding a fund raiser for tattoo artist Paul Humphrey.

Paul’s son, Presley Ray-Humphrey, was born on December 12th with a twisted bowel. A surgery to correct this has already been done, and the young lad is recovering well. As you can imagine, the medical bills are ridiculous, so Evolution Tattoo decided to hold an event to help.

I don’t have a ton of details about the event, but I know the event will include tattooing, auctions, music, and children’s events.

Dave Barton’s official change of address

January 18th, 2011 by Kevin -


Dave Barton announced on his blog, that he’ll be tattooing at Neuma Studios starting January 26th.

Dave also mentions he has a few large project he’s eager to do, and is giving special rates for those. If you’re in the area, and dig what Dave is doing, give him a shout.

Tattoo by: Dave Barton at Neuma Studios in Oxnard, CA.

Gunnar gets in the Groove

January 17th, 2011 by Kevin -


Last week, The Columbus Groove featured a short interview with Gunnar. The article focused on his newest art project, ‘Story to Tell.’

“The original painting started as two 3×4 foot canvas panels. After I sketched in the Jersey Devil, Rich picked up another panel and asked me to paint in the Atco Ghost, another local legend. Then he picked up another and another…so when it was complete the sketch was 4×27 feet…”

For up to date information on this project, follow Gunnar on Facebook and/or Twitter.