An Untraditional Approach to Traditional Tattoos

September 16th, 2014 by Kevin -


Usually the approach to a traditional tattoo is fairly routine, but James McKenna goes a different road. James often tattoos traditional images such as snakes, wolfs, and skulls but tattoos them in an untraditional way.

Tattoo by James Mckenna

Tattoo by James McKenna at WA Ink Tattoo in Perth, Western Australia

The Official Seattle Tattoo Expo Recap

September 15th, 2014 by Kevin -


The Seattle Tattoo Expo was last month, and Sullen Clothing has put together a three part video series to recap the weekend. The Seattle tattoo expo is lead by Super Genius Tattoo owner Damon Conklin. The weekend marks an annual trip to the Pacific Northwest for artists, and these videos do a great job of recapping the weekend. <p></p> <p></p>

The Abbott Color Wheel

September 15th, 2014 by Kevin -


Last week, Russ Abbott of Ink and Dagger Tattoo launched another Kickstarter project called The Abbott Color Wheel. The Abbott Color Wheel is an interactive info-graphic that organizes Eternal Ink’s entire tattoo ink gamut on a traditional color wheel. Each pigment has been precisely measured and carefully arranged by hue, value, and saturation.

Have more questions? Watch the video below, and visit The Abbott Color Wheel Kickstarter to see more details.

Drawing Cherry Blossoms with Jeff Gogue

September 15th, 2014 by Kevin -


Cherry blossoms are a common image in tattooing, but nobody draws them quite like Jeff Gogue. Well, now you can draw them just like Jeff.

This twenty minute tutorial walks through step by step how Jeff goes about drawing cherry blossoms, and gives you a little insight on his approach to this classic image.

The Simplicity of Popular

September 5th, 2014 by Kevin -


Native American tattoos are pretty popular, but you rarely see them in black and grey. It’s nice to see a chance of pace.

Tattoo by Guy Ursitti

Tattoo by Guy Ursitti at Eight of Swords Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn, NY

Dave Tevenal has the Munchies (NSFW)

September 5th, 2014 by Kevin -


Last month, Dave Tevenal posted on his Instagram about hanging out with Tom Adams of Vice’s Munchies. He later mentioned his entire digestive track was destroyed, and now we can see why.

Oh, and if you didn’t catch this in the title – this is very NSFW.

Clinton Lee’s Apprentice Experience

September 4th, 2014 by Kevin -


Tattoo apprenticeships are an interesting subject. Everyone has a different opinion about them, and information can be tough to find. A simple Google search only gives you dog shit results for the most part. So where do you go? Unfortunately I can’t answer all of those questions, but I wanted to share an experience of Clinton Lee and Savannah Colleen. They both just completed their two and a half year apprenticeships with Russ Abbott at Ink & Dagger Tattoo.

When I heard Clinton and Savannah completed their apprenticeship, I shot them a handful of questions about their experience. To read more about Clinton’s experience, click below. Savannah’s interview was posted this morning, and can be seen here.

Clinton Lee

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