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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Savannah Colleen’s Apprentice Experience

September 4th, 2014 by Kevin -


Everyone knows tattoo apprenticeships are tough to come by, especially a quality one. When the chance to get an apprenticeship with Russ Abbott comes about, it’s a life changing experience. Savannah Colleen and Clinton Lee both started their apprenticeships with Russ Abbott over two years ago, and both graduated last month.

When I heard they graduated, I shot both of them a handful of questions and both of them were kind enough to respond. We talked about the apprenticeship, the progress, how much time they spent at the shop, and their memories (good and bad) of the past two and a half years. To read more about Savannah’s experience, click below. Clinton’s interview will be posted later this afternoon.

Savannah Colleen

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How to feed a Two-Headed Snake

September 3rd, 2014 by Kevin -


So you want a two-headed snake, but you don’t know how to feed it? Don’t worry people, I have you covered.

Tattoo by Zach Crisp

Tattoo by Zach Crisp at Golden Spiral Studios in Greensboro, NC

How do you spell the sound Chewbacca makes?

September 3rd, 2014 by Kevin -


Seriously… How do you spell it? Ngaarr? Arwrawrarwr?

Tattoo by James Mullin

Tattoo by James Mullin at Lotus Tattoo in Hemet, CA