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Tattoo Trends of 2010

The Top 3 Tattoo Trends for 2010 The popularity of the hit tv show Sons of Anarchy and wider acceptance of tattoos by society in general means 2010 has been a killer year for tattoos. If you’re considering getting a tattoo, consider these trends as inspiration. 1.Tattoo Trend: Tattoos with Writing. Some of the hottest searches on Google right now are for “tattoo lyrics,” “tattoo fonts,” and “tattoo quotes.” People ink an inspirational sayings or even an entire poem on their body. Sometimes

tammy

tammy

 

FRED CORBIN interview part one of three.

You know how when you were a kid there was always that guy a few years older who was just beginning to grow a mustache and had the sweetest feathered hair? He always had a cute girl hanging around, and had the ten speed with the handle bars flipped up? Remember how he could ride wheelies forever on that thing, up and down the block, never missing a beat, looking so cool with his feathered hair blowing in the wind? Remember how you just hoped when you were older that you could maybe be half as co

Scott Sylvia

Scott Sylvia

 

Marlboro Man: an interview with an old school tattooer

Shotsie Gorman First North American Serial Rights 579 word Copyright 2010 Shotsie Gorman MARLBORO MAN An interview with an old school Tattooer Chunks of gold comprised his monogram ring. Dazzling gold surrounded his wrist in a pile of watchband and bracelets. The yellow metal seemed almost as out of place in his mouth as on his knurled hands, tattooed with indecipherably fuzzy blue letters. Each digit's symbol led your eye to the web of thu

Shotsie Gorman

Shotsie Gorman

 

because some of you asked...

here are pictures of THE dress and my outfit that i wore to celebrate 2 years with Jackson. here's the dress alone: here's the outfit: and here's me with a ridiculous grin on my face: Gather's prix fixe menu was AMAZING! i'll post more about it in the forums.

MsRad

MsRad

 

Birdman or a day in the life of a NJ tattooist in 1978

BIRDMAN Or a day in the life of a tattooist in 1978 At 4pm the sun was shinning nearly dead even into the window of the small tattoo shop on Kennedy Boulevard speaking of dead it was located just opposite the car rental that rented the white van to the first unsuccessful bombers of the World Trade Towers. Union City, NJ was not exactly exotic like Bombay nor was it cool like NYC for that matter it didn’t even seem like New Jersey it was more like little Cuba. Run by a soon to be convicted for

Shotsie Gorman

Shotsie Gorman

 

San Diego

Over the holidays I ventured to a town in North County San Diego called Encinitas where I grew up to spend a week with my family as many of them still live throughout San Diego. The goal was to eat lots of good Southern California mexican food and bring it back to all the LST since the two other most popular topics on our tattoo forum other than tattoos are travel and food! I love Northern California but Southern California will always hold my heart for mexican food with the exception of actua

Lochlan

Lochlan

 

Pay me or fight me.....Sailor Bill Killingsworth.....

for a few years now Scott Sterling and i have been taking these roadtrips to visit older tattooers,and friends...we both have a thing about tattoo history especially the word of mouth stories so we go see people and ask for the real skinny....Erik Inksmith said we kept him up until 4am wondering about some of the questions we had asked him the day before. Anyway Scott Sterling and I decided after a few failed attempts previous years to go down and visit Mike Wilson, Angelo ,and Erik and Bev In

shaneenholm

shaneenholm

 

birds

when im not tattooing or painting i like taking pictures of birds with my cellphone. someday i will buy a real camera. but for now...hipstamatic away!

kylecrowell

kylecrowell

 

Values

I've been thinking a lot about values and why people choose to act the way they do. My tentative conclusion is that a lot of humanity doesn't undergo much conscious self-reflection (which leads to accountability if you're being honest with yourself and have a generally positive nature) and subsequently falls pray to suffering the same missteps over and over again. I'm hoping it's this and not that more people are mal-spirited than I already believe them to be. Anyways I realized that without

Jake

Jake

 

rip Larry Sultan

not a week goes by where your influence, your mentorship, or your lessons do not come up in my life and in my mind. i can't believe it's been a year already. photography just hasn't been the same.

MsRad

MsRad

 

Nick Colella Interview Part 1 of 2

I met Nick Colella in Salt Lake City at a convention. He is childhood friends with Maya, who was our shop helper at that time. Meeting him was like meeting an old friend. We have spent time in each others towns, we have traveled to Sweden together, his wife even wrecked my car (gotta rub it in when I can.) Nick's tattooing style is traditional, dynamic, solid and distinct. I appreciate that he does not show boat in his work, it gets straight to the point. He works at Chicago tattoo, which was Cl

Scott Sylvia

Scott Sylvia

 

Jeremy Lux and The Three Questions

So this is my fourth blog on Last Sparrow Tattoo on my reoccurring topic of a guest and The Three Questions so figured I'd bring to you a friend of both Scott and mines....Jeremy Lux. I met Jeremy sometime ago through mutual friends as we both ran in the same circles at the same shows. I don't recall the exact time we met but I do know that he is one of the guys that I have always seen dancing and going for the front often times singing along at many shows. His energy is insane when you see he c

Lochlan

Lochlan

 

what do you want to do before you die?

i just happen to be watching the Buried Life right now and this show insipred me to post this blog and ask what do you want to do before you die. if you dont already know the Buried Life is a show about 4 friends and i think they are from Vancouver. they set out with a list of 100 crazy things they want to do before they die. the show airs on MTV and so far they have won a krump battle, thrown a massive block party, played b all with obama, spent a night in jail, asked their dream girl out and

AlannaCA

AlannaCA

 

ramblings & fuzzy feelings

We've had a couple guests here this month and it's been great. We've had a lot of fun so far, especially since Myles (Karr - who is also on this site) is here in Toronto now. We met him last year in Brighton, then shared a booth in Montreal, and thus, a loving partnership was formed. Haha! The shop got a beautiful new "tattoos" sign up on the facade and we've seen a small increase in our walk ins. I think it will take time to see a big effect from the sign going up, because it will mostly

Lizzie

Lizzie

 

Barbershops and tattoos

When I was out in CA I snuck around behind Gaspare’s back.. but I knew I was going to since I’d been wanting to check out Hawleywood’s for a couple years. Dickies put up this video with the shop’s founder, Donnie. (I went to Jimmy in Long Beach who was super nice.) Best damn haircut I ever had. I didn’t have a PBR but I did pee with the door open…but that’s only because I didn’t realize the bathroom had a door.

gougetheeyes

gougetheeyes

 

Tumblr

Please feel free to follow my tumblr postings at kylecrowell.tumblr.com i will attempt to start keeping this up to date as well. you can also follow my shop on twitter @torchtattoo thanks! -kyle

kylecrowell

kylecrowell

 

on the hunt for a cute dress

alright, alright, i know i might get some slack for this, but at this point i'm feeling kind of desperate. so ladies (or men who are knowledgeable on women's fashion), have any suggestions on where to find a cute dress? nye is the 2 year dating anniversary (yes, we're 16) for Jackson and i. i know it's not a huge deal, but it's an excuse for us to celebrate, go on an actual date (we have really different schedules, so our dates tend to be cuddling and watching a movie at 10pm), and enjoy so

MsRad

MsRad

 

SF Tattoo Convention of the Arts 2010, My recap!

Well, first off I would like to preface this by saying two words: THANK YOU. To Taki, JIll, Colin, and the rest of the crew at S. O. G. , thanks for having us out, it was my first time as an actual participant, and I was stoked to be a part of such an event. It was like being in a room with all the people you have heard, read, seen in print, but never in person... I knew names, not faces, and I know peoples work but again, I am not so great with names... But it was cool to see all the talent in

Jennifer Stell

Jennifer Stell

 

First Blog

It's 7 in the morning. I can't sleep. It's a sunday and I've worked 24 hours of the last 48 with little to no sleep at all. I think it's time to hit the whiskey and hang out with the pitbulls. At least it was a productive weekend. I did my first collaboration on the shop manager/apprentice friday night. We started at 9pm and ended at 4 in the morning. Yeah I'm not gonna lie, we partied our ass off during this tattoo. Its okay though because it's fun to kick back and tattoo a tattooer wit

aaronkicks

aaronkicks

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    • Adding to this list. In my opinion... not enough in the last 7 yrs. Matt Arriola Jeff Rassier Hideki Kobayashi Brynne Taylor Sean Baltzell CJ Duenas Chris Ayalin Jondix Greg Christian Henry Wyatt Marc Nava Beppe Chris Garver Walter McDonald Vince One
    • I have not quizzed my clients on their supplements usage so I cannot comment on that aspect. One thing I have noted in regards to blowouts is last year I was doing an unusually large amount of thigh tattoos. I was experiencing blowouts consistently and it had me alarmed. It didn’t matter how gentle I was.  I tried setting my Spectra Xion machine to a softer hit setting and it did not help. One day I tried using a harder hit setting and suddenly the blowouts in the thigh area stopped.
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