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

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

The Golden Hour

July 16th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

This is a rad piece, but I’m dying to know what the Cosmos book title is about.

Tattoo by Matt O'Baugh

Tattoo by Matt O’Baugh at Black Cobra Tattoo in Sherwood, Arkansas

Straight off the Wall

July 15th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Flash off the wall always has a negative persona, but not when it’s Smith Street Tattoo.

Tattoo by Chris Stonecipher

Tattoo by Chris Stonecipher at It’s Just a Little Prick Tattoo in Decatur, IL

Big Bad Hell Wolf

July 15th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Hell wolf has such a natural ring to it, I’m shocked someone hasn’t done more with the name.

Tattoo by Wes Schulz

Tattoo by Wes Schulz at Dreams Collide Tattoo by Lancaster, PA

It’s a cold, cold, world.

July 14th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Ok, it’s really not… it’s just really hot outside.

Tattoo by Matt Lang

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

The countdown to Shark Week

July 14th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Folks, we have less than 30 days till Shark week. August 10th is the date. Click here for the official countdown. Yes, there’s an official countdown.

Tattoo by Lonny Morgan

Tattoo by Lonny Morgan at Aces High Tattoo in Jupiter, FL