#TattooLongevity

October 9th, 2012 by Kevin -

       

Around the same time that BME posted an article about realism tattoos, Russ Abbott posted some of his older pieces and tagged them #TattooLongevity. Russ encouraged other artists to tag older pieces and tag them #TattooLongevity with the age of the tattoo. The results have been interesting, but I’ve been waiting for an artist who primarily tattoos portraits to share one.

Last night Kyle Cotterman posted this three year old piece with the #TattooLongevity tag. Oh, and this is a healed picture without a filter.

Tattoo by Kyle Cotterman at Smart Bomb Tattoo in Dayton, OH

Tattooing the joy of painting

September 10th, 2012 by Kevin -

       

I think everyone knows who Bob Ross is, but did anyone actually watch his show? More importantly, are these real quotes?

Tattoo by Kyle Cotterman at Smart Bomb Tattoo in Dayton, OH

Only Tattooed 4 Cuban Linx…

June 8th, 2012 by Kevin -

       

I might not know a single thing about comics, science fiction, obscure movie trivia, animals, or plants but I can recognize a member of the Wu-Tang Clan when I see one.

Tattoo by Kyle Cotterman at Smart Bomb Tattoo in Dayton, OH

The Coloring Book Project

May 13th, 2012 by Kevin -

       

Whether you’re five years old or fifty-five years old, there’s something appealing about a coloring book. If you think about it, the same can be said for tattooing (ever notice how a five year old kid looks at your tattoos the same way a fifty-five year old woman does?)

The idea of combining tattoo’s and color book is not anything new, abd I think it’s safe to say the subject is never going to get old. The Coloring Book Project is a collection of 100 different tattoo artist sketches for you to color in. With 215 pages of designs and activities, this coloring book is sure to keep the attention of the artist in your family. The Coloring Book Project can be purchased for $25 online at Memento Publushing or at Tattoo Education.

Imagine

March 19th, 2012 by Kevin -

       

I’m a little disappointed this is the first John Lennon tattoo we’ve posted. I just wish we had a bigger and better picture.

Tattoo by Kyle Cotterman at Smart Bomb Tattoo in Dayton, OH

Día de Los Muertos Chihuahua

September 1st, 2011 by Kevin -

       

There’s a Taco Bell joke here somewhere…

Tattoo by Kyle Cotterman at Smart Bomb Tattoo in Dayton, OH

Kyle and Timmy’s magical creation

July 21st, 2011 by Kevin -

       

Instead of trying to write something witty, I’m just going to give you a link to the video and provide you with this quote from Timmy B:

“You’ll never guess who drew and did which part of this tattoo…”

Collaboration tattoo by Kyle Cotterman at Smart Bomb Tattoo in Dayton, OH and Timmy B. at Black 13 Tattoo Parlor in Nashville, TN