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  1. abees

    Tattoo Nation Movie.

    Hadn't seen a thread for this?.. saw the page yesterday on facebook, can't wait to see it - https://www.facebook.com/TattooNationMovie "New Feature Documentary Film, Coming October 2012 Tattoos used to be a sign of rebellion. A middle finger salute to the rest of the world. Outlaw bikers got tattoos. Sailors on leave in Singapore got tattoos. Lifers in the joint got tattoos. Now, your mother’s got a butterfly on her ankle and your kid’s sporting a tramp stamp. What happened? How did tattoos go from the renegade, readymade, carney cartoons inked as fast as possible to the art form they’ve b
    5 points
  2. G.Uristti

    ink trouble

    pay me 15,000 and ill tell you all the "secrets" better make that 20,000 i just realized how many there are
    5 points
  3. Kev

    Rose tattoos

    Forgot I didn't have pic of these up here. My 3rd tattoo- Inside right bicep from Ezra Haidet, Triple Crown Tattoo, ATX
    4 points
  4. Kev

    Chris Conn is back!

    My .02, All of them (and myself) are influenced by symbolism, Russian constructivism, and Art Noveau:
    4 points
  5. on me, by Chad Koeplinger.
    4 points
  6. New piece from Tim S. @ Anthem in Gainesville, FL.
    4 points
  7. ian

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Hell yeah! Scored an appt with Jeff Gogue!! Fucking stoked!!
    3 points
  8. hogg

    Chris Conn is back!

    I'm a dumbass. I posted earlier that Anderson Luna does Conn-esque work. I was wrong--it's VICTOR KENSINGER I was thinking of. All you New Yorkers look alike to me. ;) Anyway, here are some girl heads that remind me a lot of Conn, but are all done by Victor Kensinger (soon to be at King's Avenue):
    3 points
  9. Dan S

    Old tattoo photos

    Did somebody say seventies?!?!?!?! So, these aren't strictly tattoo pix, wasn't posing to show off the work, just pix from back in the day that happen to show tattoos. In two of them, you can see an original first-edition Chicago Tattooing Company tee-shirt. In the first pic, the guy doing the restraining is wearing ink he got in Milwaukee in the early 60's. Can't see it, but he had a tat we called the "jumping green jesus" on his chest that he got when he was 15, probably the single worst piece I've ever seen come out of a "professsional" shop. The other two pix have work by Dale Grande
    2 points
  10. Again, looks like conn but no where as good. I wouldn't get one.
    2 points
  11. Morning after shot to show placement.
    2 points
  12. kylegrey

    Old tattoo photos

    Straight from a 70's film set - Chicago Tattoo Company .Instagram
    2 points
  13. Ursula

    ink trouble

    @autosdafe Post some fucking photos of your work already. So we can tear it to shreds.....................
    2 points
  14. 2 points
  15. Scott R

    Rose tattoos

    @Jennifer Stell awesome especially dig the knee and death rose heres one from yesterday
    2 points
  16. Nick Colella

    Old tattoo photos

    Since Chicago Tattoo has been on the same 2 blocks for almost 40 years we get alot of people who come in with old work from Cliff Raven and Dale Grande so i try to take photos of these tattoos to document them. I often see old timers walking around the neighborhood or in the grocery store and see their tattoos and try to ask about them and photo them, there is just something about talking to old dudes about their tattoos that gets their attention and for the most part gets them into talking about where they got in and when and sometimes they can remember who it was. Im sure we all do this
    1 point
  17. @thebadnewshughes fun one! @Joel Ang nice! Can I ask about those little frog dudes? Hangin out, not givin a shit.
    1 point
  18. Dan S

    Old tattoo photos

    And here's the same corner today...only thing that's the same is the head shop/sex shop/whatever shop across the alley, and The Alley. The pic posted above was taken on Belmont looking west from the south side of the street, and this pic was taken on Belmont looking east from the south side of the street. Note that where CTC was is a yuppie restaurant. Desecration.
    1 point
  19. We children of the 80's call the Q-Bert cubes
    1 point
  20. more poutine!! Or if you're in Fl, go for chicken fried steak and sweet breads.
    1 point
  21. hawk

    ink trouble

    Yeah, the spelling is "Miranda", wonder if he put "rights" under it.
    1 point
  22. Jake

    LST Music Gear Thread

    I currently have the least amount of musical gear I've had in a long time. been selling it all off to pay the bills. here's what's left: Gibson Custom Shop '57 Les Paul Jr MIJ Fender Telecaster that's heavily modded. that guitar through the 67 bassman I just sold was twang heaven. Fender American Vintage '57 P-Bass 1987 Ampeg "Skunkworks" SVT Classic head. #49 out of 500. And still too many pedals...
    1 point
  23. M.C. Escher did a ton of work using variants of cubes and other mathematical figures...necker cubes and penrose triangles, tessellations, or "tiled" cubes such as the pic you posted. He also used polyhedra and distorted geometric figures. Not my cup of meat, but hey, to a mathematician, I guess they're pretty hot!
    1 point
  24. Ha ha. Worst thing I've had is tops of both feet & they were like ham hocks the next day, they wouldn't fit in my shoes but they weren't all that bad after that I don't think. I am 100% put off knees now! Sod that.
    1 point
  25. Dan S

    Old tattoo photos

    Sweet. That was a rough-ass 'hood back then, bigtime. Great place, tho', Cliff, Buddy, and Dale always had some craziness going on. You went east a bit on Belmont, you were at "Chickenhawk Corner" of Clark and Belmont, you went west a half-block, and you could see the look-outs on the rooftops and in the alleys with their walkie-talkies, ready to tip the dealers to the cops. It was always fun.
    1 point
  26. Hey there, @Daggboy! Nice to see you here again, buddy. I'm in a similar boat, as the back of my thighs are taken by my backpiece. I'm planning to get Americana pieces on the front of my thighs. Gotta keep doing squats to get more real estate. :)
    1 point
  27. Ahh yeah nice one thats it, the white ink has settled in now so looks a lot more subtle. I also took my copy of his book over there hoping he would sign it for me, he asked me to leave it with him a few days so i did, when i came back to collect it he had done this for me, as you can see i was pretty happy with it haha. Such a nice bloke.
    1 point
  28. jade1955

    ink trouble

    I like the way the uncovered lead from the machine is laying across his leg. But it's ok cause he's wearing gloves.
    1 point
  29. Joel Ang

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    I just got back home from Amsterdam where I had the great pleasure of getting tattooed by Zurich Mick at the museum. About two weeks ago. Experience of a lifetime!
    1 point
  30. slayer9019

    Regino Gonzales?

    Let me chime in here for a second. I have been lucky enough to be tattooed by him twice and watch him tattoo 2 very large tattoos on a friend over the last year or so. My opinion is he is very very good and extremely versatile in style. He has nailed it on tattoos over and over again. I will be going back to him until he stops tattooing or I'm covered (probably the later). This being said, to ask is he the best tattooer is a crappy question. He is by far one of the best I have seen (and been tattooed by) but remember there are also other artists. I highly recommend him but remember NYC has ton
    1 point
  31. Yeah....Seth is really a bad example to try to use....and agreed a very random name to throw out! I am sure the guys on the Read Street Forum would love to answer that question for you though! And the answer is yes.....seth has been tattooing on occasion....I have gotten two from him in the last couple years! ;)
    1 point
  32. Duffa

    Random Picture Thread

    This photo isn't so much funny, as it's more just awesome
    1 point
  33. Abellve

    ink trouble

    I can't help but read this as "I'm too busy making money to properly learn the craft." Maybe I'm missing it but I don't see what shop you work at and your gallery appears to be empty. Maybe you can shut us all up with the quality of your work. You came for advice and got it and I know for a fact plenty of the people offering the advice you're not willing to accept are coming from a place of experience and offering their clients work of marked quality. If not them, who are you willing to learn from? I may be a hardass about this stuff but it's older than all of us. I count myself blessed to
    1 point
  34. irezumi

    ink trouble

    BUT THATS A COOL NAME TO USE BRO. And if you (autodude) were to use Seth as an example, you should also know that he had his brother and P Wee (both well-trained and experienced tattooers at well respected established shops) to help him out when he needed it, by being on hand in person to get it done right. for real though, there is no shame in seeking out a second apprenticeship to learn how to do it right. It would really benefit you and your ability to grow at better pace with a well-trained mentor. If the owner of the shop you're at now can't help you, then it's the blind leading the bl
    1 point
  35. @autosdafe eHow | How to Videos, Articles & More - Discover the expert in you. | eHow.com Yahoo! Answers - Home First Internet Clown School. Academy of Performing Arts in Clowning But you're right. It's not your fault, it's someone else's. Don't feel bad about it.No, it isn't true that "Some people don't take ink" but it is true that some people don't take bullshit.
    1 point
  36. Iwar

    Chris Conn is back!

    Just booked an appointment with him :)
    1 point
  37. MadeIndelible

    Rose tattoos

    Here's one Ron Henry Wells did on me last October at the State of Grace Convention: Definitely my favorite tattoo so far.
    1 point
  38. Good on him. I watched an interview of him once where the interviewer asked him what he was drinking. He yelled "ITS FUCKING GIN!" and threw the bottle or some object across the room. I love that man.
    1 point
  39. his fake teeth look rotten.
    1 point
  40. Whenever I feel down, I remind myself "fuck. At least Im not Shane McGowan". Cheers me right up.
    1 point
  41. i'll just leave this here...
    1 point
  42. Exactly. There's "is it worth it" and "is it worth it for me". For me- nah. Not really. Conn's stuff is super clean and I love looking at it, but has never struck me as someone I'd get tattooed by. Even if his rate was $200 instead of $500. Conversely, if Robert Ryan called me up and said he raised his rates to $500/hr.... I'd just save up and work with that as my budget because getting tattooed by Robert resonates with me and would qualify as 'worth it'.
    1 point
  43. Ursula

    Chris Conn is back!

    Well for whatever reason Mr. Conn isn't replying to our emails. Having heard that he's charging $500 an hour though, I kind of don't care now. Anything I'd want from him would be at least a two hour deal and there's no way I'd pay anyone $1000 for a hand sized tattoo. Fuck that. He's an amazing artist but I can get just as good of a tattoo from Mike Wilson, in the same town I live for $150 an hour.
    1 point
  44. Never seen the show (just googled it). I must now watch this show.
    1 point
  45. You win. No more fucks given.
    1 point
  46. Jennifer Stell

    Rose tattoos

    Some Stell roses...
    1 point
  47. And another thing, Sully, this is such a bullshit statement: "Sue does not keep a Facebook or EVER advertise her work online and keeps her success and work popularized only by word of mouth and not internet hype in the TRUE FASHION of REAL tattooing." I would love to play up the "I don't participate in the internet" crap because WE ALL HATE IT TOO, but dude, doing hipster tattoos in Brooklyn you don't need to advertise on the net. Brooklyn/New York is it's own thing and really with the amount of people tattooing there, you'd expect the place to be dog eat dog, but it's not. TONS of people ge
    1 point
  48. I made posts on the facebook page because there were at least 5 of MY designs in there. None of the stuff I posted or really anything anyone else posted was actually "Shit talk". It was people just finding out about it, and being upset. I posted something about this on another forum, so instead of retyping it all, I'm going to go ahead and copy and paste it. "In a case such as this where the person can't even make a simple clean design she is clearly tracing shit off the net and trying to make her name on it. The owl of mine that she used isn't flash. It was a tattoo that I did on one of thi
    1 point
  49. IAS

    hardy demon

    1 point
  50. luca

    Russian Tattoo Designs

    here's the cover of the book.read it if you can. his second book is about his experience as a sniper in cecenia war the guy is also a tattooer and has an exibition in milan going on
    1 point


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