You want something different?

June 10th, 2014 by Kevin -


Here it is. It’s not for everyone, but this is for everyone of you who are tired of the traditional tattoo.

Tattoo by Jessica Foakes

Tattoo by Jessica Foakes at GoodShip13 in Hadleigh, Essex

Enter the Moth: 36 Moth Balls

June 9th, 2014 by Kevin -


’36 Moth Balls’ may have be rhetorical since I already wrote ‘Enter the Moth’ but I feel like the Wu-Tang reference is strong.

Seriously though, what does a moth have to do with the Wu-Tang? Actually, nothing but it seems to work.

Tattoo by Chuck Day

Tattoo by Chuck Day at 9 Dot in Burlington, IA

Bird Book Peeking

June 9th, 2014 by Kevin -


Very interesting piece. I love the smoke between the bird and the book. It’s interesting the two elements are such different styles too.

Tattoo by Daniel Adamczyk

Tattoo by Daniel Adamczyk at Painted Soul Tattoo in Wallingford, CT

Under the Skin with Myke Chambers

June 9th, 2014 by Kevin -


Years ago, one of the first interviews I did was with Myke Chambers. Since then, I’m proud to say I’ve become friends with Myke and I’ve watched his career take off. Throughout that time, Myke’s hard work, determination, and humbleness hasn’t changed one bit.

Myke’s story is truly an inspirational one. If you never had, I highly suggest you reading the Tattoo Snob interview and watching the video to learn more about Myke.

The Knitting Girl

June 4th, 2014 by Kevin -


This cute and demented tattoo was designed specifically for Alicia, who makes and sell knitted accessories for a living.

As a side note, Kelly Doty is now at Studio 13 in Fort Wayne, Indiana full time. Take note.

Tattoo by Kelly Doty

Tattoo by Kelly Doty at Studio 13 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Paul Booth interview on Off the Map Live

June 4th, 2014 by Kevin -


The legendary Paul Booth from Last Rites recently did an interview with Off the Map. During the interview, Paul discusses some interesting things such as the modern day apprenticeship, the lack of tattoo history with tattoo artists nowadays, the possibility of him of holding another convention, his other side projects, and an update of what’s going on at Last Rites.

The interview lasts about twenty minutes, but it’s the quickest twenty minutes ever. It’s Paul Booth, so he has plenty to talk about. Hell, this interview could have lasted an hour without scratching the surface of what Paul Booth has to say.

Looking the Grim Reaper in the Eye

June 4th, 2014 by Kevin -


Did you ever hear that song by The Black Keys with RZA? It’s called The Baddest Man Alive and it features a line “When the Grim Reaper come, I’ll look him right in his eye.” If you’ve never heard the song, click here. It’s an interesting song. I wouldn’t say it’s good, but I wouldn’t say it’s bad either.

The song doesn’t have anything to do with this tattoo, but it’s the first thing I thought of.

Tattoo by Mike Vasquez

Tattoo by Mike Vasquez at The Grand Tattoo Lodge in Redlands, CA