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.

A quick sketch with Debza

July 1st, 2014 by Kevin -


This isn’t directly tattoo related, but Debza is a tattoo artist, so it’s close enough… right? Right.

Daruma, Daruma, Daruma

June 25th, 2014 by Kevin -


I’ve talked about this before, but I absolutely love the daruma doll. You see it in tattooing here and there, but not often enough for how cool they are. If you’re interested in knowing more about the daruma doll, click here.

Tattoo by Troy Slack

Tattoo by Troy Slack at Frontyard Tattoo in Mt Barker, South Australia

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