May 11th, 2010 by Kevin -


A new website has been launched by photographer extraordinaire, Sylvia Hagar. The website features all of Syl’s work, including her tattooed portraits and pin ups that are featured in Prick Magazine.

If you’re interested in learning more about Syl, check out her interview she did with us a few months ago.

Pictured: Demanda Lavette & Jessica Henry

Photograph by: Sylvia Hagar

iTattoo Artist

May 6th, 2010 by Kevin -


As an iPhone user, one of the things I love is the wide variety applications I can download. Some I use every day, while others are ‘just in case.’ Within that that last grouping falls the novelty apps, and I don’t think creater Jeremy Swan Jeremy Swan would be offended if I said iTattoo Artist fits in that genre.

iTattoo Artist transforms your iPhone into a tattoo machine, simulating the sounds and basic vibration of a machine. Release the grip and the machine will come to a halt… and the blood splatter will be wiped up on screen. Three different needles are available– the liner, the shader, or the close up if you’re going for those tight details.

From the second I started playing with the iTattoo Artist, I immediately thought of the little kids that wants to talk to me about tattoos. I’m looking forward to the day where a little boy tells me he wants one, and I can entertain him with this app.

For 99¢, the iTattoo Artist is a fun application, and worth the download for anyone who is looking for a little tattoo fun.

It must be me

May 5th, 2010 by Kevin -


The video for Game’s newest single was filmed a couple days ago, and will feature Peter Koskela. I don’t know what Peter has tattooed on Jayceon, but hopefully he didn’t have anything to do with that butterfly disaster.

The streets of Philadelphia

April 30th, 2010 by Kevin -


Apparently Jason Maybruck had such a good time at the Philly Tattoo Convention in March, he’s decided to permanently move there come September.

He’s still in the process of figuring out what shop he’ll be tattooing at, but I’m sure he’ll find a home soon with work like this.

Tattoo by: Jason Maybruck

Liverpool Tattoo Convention Industry Awards

April 29th, 2010 by Kevin -


Interested in the tattoo industry and want to voice your opinion? A number of awards are going to be handed out this year at the Liverpool Tattoo Convention to help showcase some of the best journalists, photographers, and publications.

Categories include:

- Best Tattoo Journalist 2010
- Best Tattoo Photographer 2010
- Best UK Tattoo Publication 2010 (Book, Magazine or other printed publication)
- Best International Tattoo Publication 2010
- Best Online Tattoo Resource
- 2010 Ethical Supplier Award

It’s an interesting idea, and I’ll be curious to see who wins each award. If you’re interested in casting your vote, click here.

Kustom Kulture Ink seeks artist

April 15th, 2010 by Kevin -


Keith Ciaramello is seeking an artist for his shop, Kustom Kulture Ink. All interested parties should e-mail, with info and portfolio links/attachments.

As you can see from Keith’s work below, he’s the real deal. I’m sure any tattoo artist working in this shop will have a great time, and learn a thing or two.

Dan Henk’s signature ink

March 10th, 2010 by Kevin -


Eternal Ink recently announced they’ll be releasing a Dan Henk signature line of tattoo ink. Knowing Dan’s horrorific work, there’s no question where this inspiration came from with ink names like undead red, decomposed skin, and frostbite blue.

The full line should now be available, and those of you that tattoo can check out their website to get your hands on a set of your own