Watch this Kevin Stress video now

July 29th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

There’s a good chance this video will be locked pretty quickly, so you should watch it now and not later.

A Little of This, and A Little of That

July 28th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

This sleeve has a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.

Flowers? Check.
Dot work? Check.
Geometry? Check.
Black work? Check.
Maybe a small cover up? Maybe.

Tattoo by Erin Campbell

Tattoo by Erin Campbell at Twenty Seven Tattoo in Salt Lake City, UT

Hoot am I kidding?

July 28th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

There’s been a ton of owl posts on this site, and multiple times it’s been threatened that an owl will never be posted again… but it continues to happen. At least the owl tattoos these days are few and far between, and different than the owls of the past.

Tattoo by Chuck Day

Tattoo by Chuck Day at 9 Dot in Burlington, IA

The Good and Evil

July 28th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

I took the last week off from updating the website, but still updated the Tattoo Snob Instagram. Why? I simply needed a breather. I still updated the Instagram because it’s so quick and easy, but unfortunately the website is not.

With that being said, I’m back. I have a couple of interviews lined up, and I’m also working on a couple other things that I’m not ready to talk about quite yet.

Tattoo by Fulvio Vaccarone

Tattoo by Fulvio Vaccarone at Darkink Tattoo Studio in Garlasco, Italy

Price Life ‘n Style

July 21st, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Cool little promo for Victor Octaviano for a clothing line called Price.

David Tevenal: Tattoos and Shit

July 21st, 2014 by Kevin -

       

If you follow Dave Tevenal on any social media, you know he’s an interesting dude. Most people don’t get a chance to have a conversation with Dave, so here’s your chance to hear what Dave thinks about tattoos… and shit.

The History of Hubba Hubba

July 16th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

I’ve always been a fan of the ‘Hubba Hubba’ phrase, but I never knew where it came from. A quick Google search led me to the Smithosian, which breaks down the history of ‘Hubba Hubba’:

Like many expressions, the origin of “hubba hubba” is debated. Neatorama explains four of the most common theories, many of them beginning with the military. The first says that it came from the Chinese “ni hao pu hao,” and was picked up by Army Air Corps members while they were training with Chinese pilots in Florida during World War II. This version of history claims that the phrase spread through Bob Hope, the host of a weekly radio show broadcast from military bases. The problem with this theory that “hao pu hao” was completely mistranslated. It actually means “are you well,” but was mistranslated to “it is good under heaven when boy meets girl.”

The second military theory stays in the military but loses the Chinese. This one says the word “hubbub” was taken up by a military leader, who forced his troops to shout the words. The third military history says is that it’s a shortened and mutated version of the “hup hup hup” used by drill sergeants.

Tattoo by Thad Ritchey

Tattoo by Thad Ritchey at California Electric Tattoo Parlour in Soquel, CA