I remember when The Sailor Jerry documentary was being made. I wanted to see it so bad, and it seemed like they premiered it at every tattoo convention that I missed. Well the entire documentary is now online, and it appears to be unedited. It doesn’t appear to be under the official Sailor Jerry account, so I’m not sure how long this will be online.
November 14th, 2012 A hand that’s a lot to bear
We post somewhere around twelve hundred entries a year, so you can imagine how hard title posts can be. Sometimes it can really be a bear.
Tattoo by Mitchell (Sneaky Mitch) Allenden at Inspirations Tattoo Studio in Morley, Leeds
November 13th, 2012 Keith Ciaramello battles Hurricane Sandy
One of the many victims of Hurricane Sandy was Keith Ciaramello’s shop, Kustom Kulture Gallery. Since the storm has passed, Keith has been dealing with putting his life back together, hassling with the headaches of insurance companies, and trying to make life somewhat normal again.
To make the financial burden a little easier, Keith has started auctioning a variety of personal items. Some of these items are personal items, other pieces are original pieces by Keith, and some are donations from fellow artists. If you’re interested in helping out, visit Keith’s website and start bidding.
November 13th, 2012 For Sale: Prick Magazine
It saddens me to say this, but it appears Prick Magazine is for sale. Prick Magazine Publisher Chuck B. put this message on the Prick Magazine Facebook page yesterday:
Ok everyone the time for the announcement is now. After being fired and rehired then fired again by a crazy old man that can’t even check emails, I have not been producing any other magazines for Art and Ink/Outlaw Biker publications for over a month now. Three or four issues have come out since my termination. I do not work well with bosses I guess. Now on to the PRICK announcement. Without the paycheck from the other camp I am left with some harsh conditions.
We have been stiffed over $18 thousand dollars over the last few years on advertising in PRICK and I have been losing about $2 to $3000 every time I put out an issue for the last 2 or more years. I have always done it for the passion of the arts because I was financially secure before I started PRICK. Now my money is gone and so is my passion to support those who don’t actually support me. Therefore PRICK as a magazine/title is FOR SALE and I will be taking it out of print as of now. The online presence will stay functioning but I am retiring from the role as publisher and current events journalist of the tattoo community. We will be producing a book or box set of books. “A PRICK’s Dozen” A 12 year history of tattoo lifestyle thru the pages of PRICK Magazine. Pre orders and a kickstarter fundraiser will be up soon on the website. Any unfulfilled promises of articles, advertiser or subscriber issues will be fulfilled thru the pages of the book or by receiving a copy or by our online venues. Sorry folks but I have left my blood and money all in the ring and this fight is over for me personally. Maybe someone can come along and buy out the title and save the day and keep things rolling but I woefully though in the towel on producing current event tattoo magazines for a living. I will be pursuing my own art career along with completing the book and hope to get your support in this next chapter.
PRICK Magazine publisher.
November 13th, 2012 Brush, splatter, stroke
If you’re into the watercolor/brushstroke/paint splatter look and you’re in France… well, you’re in luck. It looks like he had you covered if you’re a fan of art brut, too.
Tattoo by Fabien “Belly Button” Batista at Belly Button Tattoo Shop in Perpignan, France