Tattoo History: Mid-90’s Pittsburgh Convention Photos

September 12th, 2013 by Julene Huffman -


A while back, someone sent us a link to this Flickr album full of photos from a tattoo convention at the Hilton Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA in the mid-90’s. It’s kind of crazy to see how much tattooing — and conventions — have changed in 20 years. At least we know some things never go out of style… like fanny packs and wolf t-shirts.

(Photos copyright “Maryland Male“)

Save the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum – Buy this scraperboard!

December 13th, 2012 by Kevin -


You’ve all ready about the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum situation, and here’s another way you can help. Sven Rayen has made a very generous contribution, and he’s selling this original, custom framed, scraperboard drawing. All proceeds will go to the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, and bids will be taken until December 16th on Sven’s Facebook page.

The Rebel Reprints Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Benefit

December 4th, 2012 by Kevin -


The duo of Rebel Reprints and Thomas Asher have teamed up to help out with the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum situation with the print below. This print is Asher’s rendition of Amsterdam, and will be available until December 26th on the Rebel Reprints online store. All the proceeds will be going to the museum to help them with their legal costs. As always Rebel Reprints prints are on textured hahnemuhle fine art paper, with the highest quality archival inks. The print is 20×28 including the 1/2″ inch white border.

The In-Sight Project

November 8th, 2012 by Kevin -


Damian Mills from  Triplesix Studios was recently in a terrible car accident, and was severely injured earlier this year. Damian has made a great recovery, but has been left blind as a consequence of his injuries. This is a terrible blight for such a young and talented artist. His family has discovered a piece of technology which could help Damian regain some awareness of his surroundings. This is a costly investment, and Damian and his family need our help.

To help pay for this, The In-Sight Project has been created. Original artwork has been donated from a variety of artists, and will be auctioned off with all of the proceeds going to Damian and his family. All of the original artwork can be seen here, and you can read more about The In-Sight Project below.

The brief is to think about our sight, without which there would be no art, we would have no vocation, our passion for our art would be a void. We would never be able to exercise imagination onto a canvas, onto skin, onto paper or screen. What does that mean to us? Now produce a piece of art with that in mind… It could be a straightforward rendering of the human eye, a representation of what your sight means to you, the last thing you might wish to see, beauty and how our eyes behold it, vision in its most primal or animalistic form, horrors of the eye, decorative or abstract notions of sight… The brief is wide open for you to interpretation.

Help the victims of Hurricane Sandy with this limited print

November 5th, 2012 by Kevin -


Everyone has seen the destruction that Hurricane Sandy has caused, but how can you help? You can purchase this limited print by Adam Hays at Red Rocket Tattoo in New York City, New York. These are 11X14 on heavy watercolor paper, and are selling for $50 a piece. 100% of the profits will go to help people put their lives back together. They can be purchased at

Print by Adam Hays at Red Rocket Tattoo in New York City, New York

Real Tattoo Artists Don’t Work In Kitchens

September 29th, 2012 by Kevin -


A couple weeks ago, we posted two shirts that Jason Reed drew up and planned to get printed. The response from the shirts was so overwhelmingly positive, Ink Addict decided to help Jason out and have them printed.

Jason is currently taking pre-orders to get an idea of sizes needed. The shirts will be $20 and can be picked up at the Spooky Empire Convention next month, or can be mailed to you for an additional $5 for shipping. Interested parties can Paypal Jason at

Video: With the Light of Truth

August 9th, 2012 by Kevin -


You’ve read our previous posts about Dan Smith’s straight edge book, With the Light of Truth, but you’ve never seen this video.

If you’re not familiar with the book, read more about it here and buy yourself a copy of it here.