Back to the Future with Ralf Nonnweiler

November 4th, 2014 by Kevin -


This video is 51% fun, and 49% obnoxious. I love Back to the Future as much as the next guy, but five minutes of a Back to the Future club mix is a bit much. Thankfully Ralf Nonnweiler made up for it with a killer tattoo.

As always, a big thank you to Sullen Clothing. Horrible music or not, they make stellar videos.


The Bay Area Tattoo Convention 2014 Recap

November 3rd, 2014 by Kevin -


Fellow Tattoo Snob Luke Holley recently went down to San Francisco, and attended the 2014 Bay Area Tattoo Convention last month. For those of you who don’t know about this convention – it’s the best of the best.

Tattoo Artists Help Fight Skin Cancer in Brazil

August 29th, 2014 by Kevin -


Tattoo artists in Brazil are being trained by doctors to look for signs of skin cancer, thanks to Sol de Janeiro. Sol de Janeiro is a sunscreen company, and had the brilliant idea of having artists attending training courses to look for early signs of skin cancer.

This is simply brilliant. With skin cancer being the most common type of cancer in the world, this could help people quickly identify the early signs.

Thumbs Up!

August 22nd, 2014 by Kevin -


Super excited to see a new video from fellow Tattoo Snob Luke Holley.

Luke did double duty on this one, as he not only shot the video but also got tattooed. Thumbs up Luke!

Tattoo by Erik Payne at Inkvision Tattoo in Boise, Idaho

James Mullin: Tattooing Since Tribal Arm Bands Were Cool

August 19th, 2014 by Kevin -


“I’ve been tattooing since tribal arm bands were cool.” -James Mullin

Tattoo by James Mullin at Lotus Tattoo in Hemet, CA

See nothing (and everything) at Bound for Glory Tattoo

August 13th, 2014 by Kevin -


Here’s a pretty funny (and pointless) video from Bound for Glory Tattoo in Staten Island, New York. It’s good to see a tattoo studio have fun, and do something silly.

On a completely unrelated note, the original Bound for Glory Tattoo Instagram page is no longer in use. You can find their new page at @BoundforGlory_NYC, and they’re updating it on a regular basis.

Experience the Jim Sylvia Experience

August 11th, 2014 by Kevin -


“Jim Sylvia the Custom Experience” is a short form documentary brought to you by COTU Media. It is an introduction into the world of Studio City based tattoo artist, Jim Sylvia, as he expresses his passion for tattoo and looks back on the early stages of his tattoo career. Now with over 13 years of tattoo experience, he has established a home base with fellow artists and friends at Unbreakable Tattoo in Studio City, CA.

The documentary maintains a casual tone due to how it was developed. Having spent over twenty hours of tattoo time previously with Jim Sylvia, producer and editor Chelsea Kroeker asked if he would design and tattoo another piece but this time wearing a microphone. Tolerating a single camera man and a small series of questions, Jim Sylvia unraveled his story while tattooing our producer. What you see in this short documentary is a condensed version of two tattoo sessions and over five hours of conversation between client and artist. COTU MEDIA is proud to present this unique experience with you. Watch and enjoy!