Forever: The New Tattoo Book Release

April 25th, 2014 by Kevin -


The release party for Gestalten’s new book, “Forever: The New Tattoo” happened and it was quite the event. Instead of me trying to write a better intro, I’m just going to share the info from the video… and add links so you can click and drool.

The suggestion that “tattoos are not just for sailors any more” is a familiar one. It might be surprising to learn, then, that the popular media has been reporting the arrival of tattooing in high society for nearly one hundred years. To celebrate the release of “Forever: The New Tattoo”, Gestalten hosted an evening of informative and entertaining talks by renowned tattoo artists Alex Binnie and Duncan X, as well as by heavily tattooed art historian Matt Lodder, author of the book’s preface. Further tattoo protagonists, namely Jon John, Liam Sparkes and Zoe Binnie, attended the event at the Gestalten Space in Berlin and gave us additional insight.

The Tattourists

April 18th, 2014 by Kevin -


A new website has popped up called Tattoourists, and the bio for the site is ‘Life on the road through the eyes of traveling tattooers.’

Those traveling tattooers are Jonathan Penchoff, Nathan Evans, and Dave Tevenal.

I’m really excited about these videos, as they show a new side of tattooing. Sure, they show these guys tattooing with some time lapses and whatnot. They also show seeing the local areas, driving and flying to conventions, and general life outside of the studio/convention.

Below are the first three videos they’ve put up. I know most people won’t watch all three, but I would highly encourage you to check at least one of these out.

A Collection of Tattoos in Film

April 16th, 2014 by Kevin -


A website called compiled clips of tattoos in movies. I don’t know how long this took to put together, but it couldn’t have been easy. There’s almost 5:00 worth of clips, and it seems like they covered most of the ‘tattoos in movies’ clips.

Now, why did take the time to do this? I don’t know if I’m reading too much into this, but I am curious.

The Newest Trend in Tattooing: Pudding!

April 14th, 2014 by Kevin -


A new trend emerged this weekend at the Hell City Tattoo Fest. Pudding. That’s right, pudding. Cups of pudding were being devoured throughout the convention thanks to Russ Abbott and the Ink and Dagger Tattoo crew. Now, I don’t think this isn’t a trend that is going to come and go. The Pudd_Ink Instagram shows how serious tattoo artists and collectors are about their pudding.

Thanks to Clint Lee, we have exclusive video of all the top tattoo artists partaking in this newest trend. There was so much video, we actually made two songs. The first video is shorter, and debuts a custom song by Taylor Cort. The second video is significantly longer and features every cup of pudding eaten at Hell City this weekend.

Now, go get yourself a cup of pudding and enjoy!

Hanging out at Lowrider Tattoo

April 10th, 2014 by Kevin -


Everyone knows Lowrider Tattoo Studio is the spot, and this proves it even more.

Meet Carlos Zucato

April 9th, 2014 by Kevin -


Meet Carlos Zucato. Carlos is a tattoo artist in São Paulo, Brazil. This video shows he’s a fairly young artist, but does solid work and he’s a likeable guy.

My favorite part about this video is when Carlos talks about his approach to tattooing. Instead of specializing in just one style, he tries to be well rounded to take care of every client that walks in the door. That’s an old school approach. Artists couldn’t afford to turn away work, so they did everything.

Artist Spotlight: Rich Pineda

April 8th, 2014 by Kevin -


The newest Sullen Clothing artist spotlight features Rich Pineda from Artistic Element Tattoo in Yucaipa, California.

There’s a handful of other videos ‎featuring Rich Pineda if you’re interested.