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Tattooed Characters .

Its great to see other media forms doing their homework and utilising more tattooed subjects . The first example of a Marvel hero being tattooed occured in the Pacific Overlords with the appearance of Kayama Inouye aka Irezumi . Sega went straight to the source for the Yakuza game series and utilised the enormous talents of Horitomo . And most recently Dr Lakra has exhibited pieces tattooed with his black and grey flavour .

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Derek Riggs .

Finances dictate that most times i have to be canny and lie in wait to purchase most of my art/tattooing books .Fortunately i managed a signed copy of "Run for Cover the art of Derek Riggs " amongst my swag . Riggs is an English born ,self cofessed gypsy most identified as the creator of Eddie ,Iron Maidens loved comic book mascot .This book is packed with illustrations including some previously unpublished gems and plenty of trivia related to the art (i particulary liked some of his painting t

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Funny send up .

I always envisioned Jack Rudy sounding like Mark Mahoney. I don't know the girl comic but this seems appropriate for the popular design thread. http://youtu.be/jCAJUgOzpNU

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Feast your eyes .

Heres a testament to niche shops and the pleasure in finding such gems .I found this on the Analog blog it's the shoga nihon ga ten (sumi) shop in Osaka ,Japan .

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Japanese proverb: ishi no ue ni san nem

Meaning: It takes a long time sitting on a stone before it becomes warm. Expect to work at something for three years before you see results . Here is some artists/illustrators i think have relevance to tattooing, please post or reply who inspires you as i wasn't sure if this should be a blog or thread. Ozuma Kaname -Japanese silk painter who mainly uses models tattooed by Horiyoshi III. Juan "PINT" Gonzalez -Tattooer based in Los Angeles whose pencil drawings and tats borrow from the Jack Rud

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