Chicken Wings & Beer

September 16th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

This isn’t a perfect picture, but I can’t resist posting chicken wings and beer – two of my favorite things.

Tattoo by Taylor Heald

Tattoo by Taylor Heald at  Ascend Gallery in Courtland, NY

Foxy Geisha

September 16th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Two Australian posts in a row? Yes, but I promise it’s just coincidence.

Tattoo by James BirdTattoo by James Bird at Green Lotus Tattoo Studio in Melbourne, Australia

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.

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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