Researching Japanese Frogs in Nebraska

April 14th, 2014 by Kevin -


There’s a lot of people that are under the impression that top notch artists are only available in bigger cities. This isn’t 100% true, and Dominique Holmes is the perfect example of that. Now Omaha, Nebraska isn’t exactly a small town but I think you understand the point I’m trying to make.

In case you don’t understand – it’s all about research. A little bit of research goes a long way, especially when the results (typically) last a lifetime.

Tattoo by Dominic Holmes

Tattoo by Dominique Holmes at Big Brain Omaha in Omaha, NE


April 2nd, 2014 by Kevin -


Jon von Glahn is a do-it-all kind of artist. Bio-mech, black and grey, neo traditional, or Japanese. Jon does it all, and does it damn well.

We need more artists like Jon.

Tattoo by Jon von Glahn

Tattoo by Jon von Glahn at Olde Town Tattoo in St. Cloud, MN

Peng Yang lays roots in New York

March 26th, 2014 by Kevin -


Long time Tattoo Snob friend Scott Trerrotola recently sent us the good news that Peng Yang has decided to stay in the states. Peng (pronounced, “pong”) is here from Beijing, China. He will be staying in New York for a few years and decided to grow roots at Alchemy Tattoo Arts.

Keep your eye on Peng, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more from him in the future.

Tattoo by Peng Yang

Tattoo by Peng Yang at Alchemy Tattoo Arts in Bellmore, NY

A timeless sleeve

March 21st, 2014 by Kevin -


It’s nice to see the traditional Japanese sleeve hasn’t been lost.

Tattoo by Adam Sky

Tattoo by Adam Sky at Rose Gold’s Tattoo in San Francisco, CA

Just a nice tattoo, plain and simple

February 20th, 2014 by Kevin -


What’s there to say? This is just a nice tattoo, plain and simple.

Tattoo by Fabio Gargiulo

Tattoo by Fabio Gargiulo at South Ink Tattoo in Naples, Italy

2014 is nothing new for Kevin Stress

February 13th, 2014 by Kevin -


If you asked me to name ten tattoo artists that made me say ‘WOW’ in 2013, Kevin Stress would be on that list. In 2014, he’s doing what he does best – killing it.

Seriously, look at this. Wow.

Tattoo by Kevin Stress

Tattoo by Kevin Stress at Red Tree Tattoo Gallery in Columbus, OH

Keepin’ it classy

December 31st, 2013 by Kevin -


It’s nice to see clients that are taking quality shots of their healed tattoo work. Hopefully more people start to do this, and then send them to us!

Tattoo by Mark Duhan

Tattoo by Mark Duhan at Skin Deep Ink in New Milford, CT