Video: The launch of TattooNOW TV

August 31st, 2012 by Kevin -


Last week TattooNOW launched the brand new TattooNOW TV, and here’s the initial episode. It’s over thirty-five minutes long, but that’s for good reason. It’s jam packed with goodness. Here’s a brief description courtesy of Tattoo Now:

TattooNOWTV webcast #1 with Host Ben Licata interviewing Alex DePase from Italy and Jose Morales from Hawaii. Other features include Tattoo of the Day from TattooNOW with tattoos from Jeff Gogue, Mike Cole, Stefano Alcantara, Clod the Ripper, Timothy Boor, James Kern, George Bardadim and more!


May 31st, 2012 by Julene Huffman -


Stefano Alcantara is taking some time off from killing it at Last Rites here in NYC to travel the US–and you know what that means! (Hint: it involves you & a sweet new tattoo.)

Stefano assured me he’ll be adding more cities over the course of the tour. Here’s a small sample of where he’s going to be in the coming months. Check out the tour dates on his website to see where he’s going to be through October and beyond!

  • June 1-7: Charlotte, NC
  • June 9-15: Illustration Masters Class in Amherst, MA
  • June 19 & 20: Eternal Ink Studio in Davie, FL
  • June 22-24: TattooLaPalooza Tattoo and Art Convention in Miami, FL
  • June 29-July 1: Atlanta Tattoo Expo
  • July 2 & 3: All or Nothing Tattoo in Smyrna, GA
  • July 8-10: Guayama Tattoo in Longwood, FL
  • July 13-15: Off the Map Tattoo (OR) in Grant’s Pass, OR
  • July 16 & 17: San Francisco, CA
  • July 20-27: Timeline Gallery in San Pedro, CA

Tattoo by Stefano Alcantara

Tattoo Artists at Sci-fi Conventions?

May 19th, 2012 by Kevin -


I’ve never been to a science fiction convention, but I’m curious if tattoo artists ever frequent these? I don’t think it’s out of the question, I bet they would do well. I know several tattoo artists attended the horror convention, Spooky Empire, last year.

If any of our readers have direct experience from sci-fi conventions, I’m interested to hear your two cents on this idea.

Tattoo by Stefano Alcantara at Last Rites in New York City, NY

Sup, sportsfans?

May 7th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -


This Patriots fan was lucky enough to get work done by Stefano Alcantara during his guest spot at Off the Map Tattoo in April. If the photo below isn’t enough for you, check out this video.

Tattoo by Stefano Alcantara at Last Rites in New York City, NY

Late for the party…

April 25th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -


While it would’ve been so cool to share video (and the photo) of this Mardi Gras sleeve prior to Ash Wednesday, I don’t think anyone minds being a little late to the party for this one.

Tattoo by Stefano Alcantara at Last Rites in NYC


Video: An in-depth look underwater with Stefano

February 18th, 2012 by Kevin -


Most of you know the amazing feeling of finishing a large piece, and the conversation that goes on as you’re admiring the final product. Here’s a chance to be a fly on the wall as Stefano Alcantara and his client discuss an entire underwater sleeve they just finished up.

Tattoo by Stefano Alcantara at Last Rites in NYC, NY

A Day (of the Dead) like no other

February 1st, 2012 by Julene Huffman -


Finally found a Day of the Dead tattoo I don’t find boring… (click the image for the full size, guys)

Tattoo by Stefano Alcantara at Last Rites in NYC, NY