The Fishy Donut

August 11th, 2014 by Kevin -


I don’t know what fish and donuts have to do together, but it’s an interesting tattoo regardless.

Tattoo by Michael Patrick
Tattoo by Michael Patrick at Milestone Tattoo in Pittsburgh, PA

Out of the Ordinary

August 11th, 2014 by Kevin -


From the first look, you can tell this sleeve isn’t your ‘ordinary’ sleeve. Matt Lang added a little bit of commentary:

This piece has no deep meaning or even a a real theme but it was fun to step out of the box and not use constantly recycled imagery.

Tattoo by Matt Lang

Tattoo by Matt Lang at Mike Parsons Ink in Riverview, FL

Experience the Jim Sylvia Experience

August 11th, 2014 by Kevin -


“Jim Sylvia the Custom Experience” is a short form documentary brought to you by COTU Media. It is an introduction into the world of Studio City based tattoo artist, Jim Sylvia, as he expresses his passion for tattoo and looks back on the early stages of his tattoo career. Now with over 13 years of tattoo experience, he has established a home base with fellow artists and friends at Unbreakable Tattoo in Studio City, CA.

The documentary maintains a casual tone due to how it was developed. Having spent over twenty hours of tattoo time previously with Jim Sylvia, producer and editor Chelsea Kroeker asked if he would design and tattoo another piece but this time wearing a microphone. Tolerating a single camera man and a small series of questions, Jim Sylvia unraveled his story while tattooing our producer. What you see in this short documentary is a condensed version of two tattoo sessions and over five hours of conversation between client and artist. COTU MEDIA is proud to present this unique experience with you. Watch and enjoy!

The Berlin Tattoo Convention Video

August 7th, 2014 by Kevin -


This is by far the best tattoo convention I’ve seen in a long, long, long time.

Fresh Paint with Jamie Schene

August 7th, 2014 by Kevin -


Interested in painting? Watch this Sullen Clothing featuring Jamie Schene painting.

Here Jamie discuss his thoughts on painting, how it relates to tattooing, and how painting helps him unwind.


August 6th, 2014 by Kevin -


I tried and tried to use the Jay-Z line “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” for this post. Unfortunately “I’m not a businessarus, I’m a business, arus” or I’m not a businessvore, I’m a business, vore” just doesn’t work.

Tattoo by Ramon Rendon

Tattoo by Ramon Rendon in West Covina, CA

What exactly is the image inside an image called?

August 6th, 2014 by Kevin -


Does anyone know what exactly this ‘image inside of an image’ is called? There has to be an actual name for it, right?

Tattoo by Tyler Larkin

Tattoo by Tyler Larkin at Ventura Tattoo and Piercing in Ventura, CA