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  1. First session done! By Stewart Robson @ Frith Street Tattoo
    8 points
  2. started this yesterday! by Marius Meyer 4,5 h
    6 points
  3. hogg

    Bloodwork: Bodies

    I was fortunate enough to be in that book (as Jill Bonny's client), and even more fortunate to receive a copy for my participation. I echo everything you've said; it is without a doubt the most beautiful set of books I own. The sheer size of it is epic, and it really captures the magnitude and beauty of the work. I could look over both volumes every day for a year and never really feel like I took it all in.
    6 points
  4. Been jamming the NOLA album from DOWN for the last few days. Hell the album is as old as I am but it never gets old
    4 points
  5. tatB

    Bloodwork: Bodies

    I want these books along with many others but I need to save my money for my future scheduled tattoo projects... I wish I was wealthy... I would buy everything tattoo related and open a tattoo library.
    4 points
  6. beez

    Bloodwork: Bodies

    Hi all - I mentioned in the 2013: The Bay Area Convention of Tattoo Arts thread that when I was all high on tattoo endorphins and adrenaline and whatever the frak else my body generates to get all loopy post-tattoo - that I impulse bought the "Bloodwork: Bodies" & "Bloodwork: Sleeves" set. All 30 lbs of it arrived yesterday. I don't know yet why I'm even writing this now, because I am still overwhelmed by it. So forgive me if I am late to the party, but: Oh. My. GOD. These books are...breathtaking. I'm not even talking about the photos yet. The production and design of the book sleeves, the binding, and even the boxes they shipped in - are incredible. And the photos. I don't even know where to begin. I actually had to stop looking midway through Vol 1 (and I only opened "Sleeves" enough to get my heart racing again before I had to shut it) because I was literally...I don't know...my heart was racing, my breath was short and fast, my body temperature wouldn't regulate, I got tunnel vision...it was like the tattoos and photos and presentation of the tattoos and photos all together caused me to have some sort of...something? I was hot and red and sweaty (and somehow this was NOT a sexual experience, hah!) and had the internal experience of being beset by a kaleidoscope of body suits (no drugs were involved, but this is what happened!). Internal because clearly I was not physically in the middle of said kaleidoscope, but I have a strong impression of that being my situation. It's beautiful. So beautiful. But i feel f*@king crazy. Has this happened to anyone before? Am I going crazy?? I feel very sane and whole etc in every aspect of my life, but this is sort of throwing me through a loop, it was such an intense experience. I had a similar experience at the tattoo convention but thought it was just sensory overload because I am not very good in crowds...but it happened alone in my apartment, when I sat down to begin poring over the photos. Anyway. I figured maybe someone here might have some insight. Or at the very least, having seen the books, understand my geekery/craziness/physical body reaction?!? ;p In any event - well done, Adrian Lee. Thanks for elevating my art experience?!
    3 points
  7. Morten Marbel

    Top of the morning!

    My name is Morten Marbel Loenning and I have been tattooing for almost 17 years now since I started my apprenticeship in 1997. I am 39years old and lives in Dietzels birth town of Fredrikstad, Norway, where I have a private studio. As for social media I do not have a home page, but are linked to both FB and IG. Many of the great interviews here I have seen via You Tube and now Im exited to get to know the rest of the forum content. The forum was introduced to me by a good friend. Thank you. Morten Marbel:)
    3 points
  8. I feel like getting tattooed is the coolest thing I get to do. I do not want it to end but its inevitable.
    3 points
  9. What the hell, I'll throw my hat into the ring. By El Monga guesting at Spider Murphy's in August. Healed shot.
    3 points
  10. Dirty Dave

    New from Georgia

    Hey guys I'm David! I've been gettin tattoos since I was 18 but started my traditional sleeve last year at Live Free Tattoo in Atlanta. This is a new shop owned by Jason Kelly who use to work at memorial tattoo. Lots of talent at this shop. Miguel Olascuaga, Brett Pundt, "Boxcar" Craig Chazen, Alan Berg and Cori James. Here's some of the work Jason has done on my arm:
    2 points
  11. sooo many good bands playing maryland deathfest...fuck dropdead would be fun. saw them in 98. kick ass. birdflesh!!! swedens best band ever. unholy grave...ulver of course...alot of good shit going down! everyone in the US should go.
    2 points
  12. guy wearing tattoo sleeves, saw my arm and was telling his buddies, that his didn't hurt to get.. pull on ones like this... i mean, srsly, who wears these things???
    2 points
  13. http://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/tattoo-tv-shows-documentaries-media/4760-horithoshi-i-full-documentary.html
    2 points
  14. I started out only wanting the work done on me to be strictly Japanese. The beautiful, big, intricate sleeves and suits really appealed to me and at first I didn't understand why people would get multiple small pieces in different styles that really didn't go together and too me looked odd. Over time though I really started to like traditional tattoos and after getting my first two traditional ones on the top of my feet I digress. It was a really great feeling to get something completed in one session and I really could care less that it was different then my other tattoos. I have some open space on my lower right leg that is reserved for some more traditional pieces. Do I care that it is going to be right next to an Oni? Nope, not in the least bit not anymore. Get what you want, where you want.
    2 points
  15. slayer9019

    NYC meet up?

    Sadly yes haha. At least once a month, generally every other week. Gotta finish two big tattoos!
    2 points
  16. @Dumpleton I love that!! The hard work is showing, you are getting visibly better with every painting.
    2 points
  17. Lance

    Preferred tebori styles

    I'm no expert. I defer to any artist or non who can lead you in a better direction. Traditional Japanese can be hard to understand because there are certain things only done in a particular fashion by a particular Family in a specific region. There are Family differences and regional ones.A good example might be how low the back piece extends or how much the chest is covered. Some extend just above the nipple, while others cover the whole pectoral. What might be right and proper in the south and for one particular Family could vary widely from say a Family located in the northern region of Japan. That said I really enjoy these books below (there are many more out there too): Bushido by Horitaka Studying Horiyoshi III by Jill Mandelbaum Horitoshi I by Roberto Borsi Bunshin II (about Horitsune II) published by Tätowier Magazin A History of Japanese Body Suit Tattooing (focuses on Horikazu) by Mark Poysden & Marco Bratt Horikazu published by Edition Reuss Also I haven't seen a copy yet but "Wabori" appears like it might be interesting. There was a post on a few days ago under the media section. I believe iron chef posted it. Horikitsune's books look like they might be worth an investment too. But I've never actually had the chance to see them. Sorry, too lazy to post the actual links. I'll have to let you do some legwork.
    2 points
  18. ironchef

    NYC meet up?

    Kings Ave...more work on my back piece from Rubendall
    2 points
  19. CultExciter

    Upcoming Tattoos

    @Rebushido ...just saw your belly. GODDAMN.
    2 points
  20. Turned my speedball dip pen trial into this.
    2 points
  21. Finished this today. Pharaoh's Horses is one of my favorite classic images. Overall pretty happy with it, just wish I had picked darker colors or left it completely black and grey. Luckily this is the first and probably not the last time I will visit this image.
    2 points
  22. [/img] Finally figured out how to post correctly.. Apologizes !! Tattoo by Chris Garver , Invisible NYC
    2 points
  23. Okey, this is my last try for a while. Done by Mike Rubendall in the end of September.
    2 points
  24. I will give this month a shot with my healed Fudo Myoo-girl done by Claudia De Sabe, at this years London tattoo convention! Yet another girl head in my collection and it's definately not the last! :eek:
    2 points
  25. ihatemarkus

    Reaper

    (Inner Forearm) ihatemarkus.com
    2 points
  26. So today's Father's Day and my dad is celebrating the only way he knows best...by spending the day at the mah-jong parlor. My lady is working so that leaves me with a free day to my own devices to which I decided to mount and hang up the Horitomo cat prints I have accumulated. I love the entire series and the various ones that are not in print but posted on Horitomo's Instagram. Patiently waiting for more prints to come out and the much rumored book that collects all of the various tattoo cat incarnations. Hopefully one day I make it out to the west coast to get a tattoo cat from him...would be an awesome experience.
    1 point
  27. Gregor

    New from Georgia

    I think Brandon bond is a wee bit over rated. Excellent tattooer but a bit meh
    1 point
  28. I think about it every year but have yet to make it. I suspect this year will be the same...but that lineup is pretty incredible and there are probably about a dozen bands there that I would REALLY like to see.
    1 point
  29. Most people are fairly conservative. They go with the flow. I've always said that a person who would get a tattoo will do almost anything. My wife comes from a real stick-up-the-ass type of family. I'd say that none of them have ever been arrested, shot, divorced, had a drug addiction, been in a fist fight, etc. Tattooed people are far more interesting than the unadorned. I've long since given up on what other people think about my tattoos or anything else, but it took a while. Rob
    1 point
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  31. If theres anything I've learned, as I'm sure have many others on this forum, is that skimping on the price of a tattoo will ultimately get you something you regret. I know I'm telling you to suck eggs, but I just can't emphasise it enough. Save for another year if you need to, heck you might be on a waiting list for that long anyway.
    1 point
  32. Välkommen! Hope you'll enjoy this awesome forum!
    1 point
  33. Iwar

    Top of the morning!

    Velkommen Morten!! Happy to see you here dude.
    1 point
  34. Rebushido

    Upcoming Tattoos

    o cool man! yea im so fucking stoked on it! heres a picture
    1 point
  35. Lance

    Bloodwork: Bodies

    Those are truly beautiful books. I'm so anal retentive, between the bodies book and my copy of Grime's latest, I hate touching them because of the oils in my hand. I fear I might mar their awesomeness. Btw, yesssss! You used "Frak"! You are on the cool list.
    1 point
  36. Dennis

    Bloodwork: Bodies

    I've got that one, it is indeed a great book!
    1 point
  37. WT Norbert. Real solid work. I'll be getting a piece from him in a few weeks.
    1 point
  38. Graeme

    Preferred tebori styles

    I am super far from being knowledgeable about this so treat my recommendations with a good amount of skepticism, but I'd recommend Horitaka's Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo to begin with. It's really focused on Horiyoshi 3 but I think it gives a pretty good overview of traditional Japanese tattooing, it covers the nomenclature of it, it has a lot of beautiful photos of Horiyoshi 3's tattoos, and it's pretty inexpensive and easy to buy. I'd also pay attention to Crystal Morey and Gomineko Books. She sells a lot of reference books for tattooers and publishes books herself. I am currently waiting to receive a book she published about Horiyoshi 3 and his relationship to Japanese Buddhism that looks pretty amazing. Crystal is also super cool and knowledgeable and travels around to a lot of conventions and is always super helpful. Her instagram is worth following too because she posts a lot of flipthroughs of the books she sells. She'll also sometimes offer sales on the books she publishes...up to 50% off kind of stuff...so they're really good deals.
    1 point
  39. New here, but I'll throw in my new skool piece just for fun :) Some amazing ink on this one! Done by Ryan Eternal at Into The Woods Gallery in Dania Beach, Florida.
    1 point
  40. Tough month to enter, but here's my newest. By Stevie Edge @ Hunter and Fox in Sydney.
    1 point
  41. I now need a Tony Harrison tattoo fuck! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!
    1 point
  42. I guess parents are the hardest ones to break the news to. My mom barely blinked, my dad had no real opinion but I got his vibe of disgust. I was pretty much very bad news in those days anyway. I was going off in a bad direction but got my shit together in time. Rob
    1 point
  43. When I first went home after moving out, I was nervous about showing my mom my first visible tattoo (my first tattoo was inside my lip) - a zombie pin-up girl on my forearm (by Kahlil Rintye of Tattoo City, then of Mom's Body Shop). I decided on wearing short sleeves and to not bring it up and hope she wouldn't smack me silly. She just looked at it and said "Well, at least you can't see her nipples."
    1 point
  44. I immediately imagined this piece by Filip Leu:
    1 point
  45. Rebushido

    September 2013 TOTM

    By Henning Jørgensen.
    1 point
  46. VICTOR CHIL !!! He is amazing at every style Victor Chil Tattoo https://www.facebook.com/victor.chil Instagram
    1 point
  47. Tattooed yesterday by Chad Koeplinger. It's on the back of my leg
    1 point
  48. Rebushido

    Grime

    By GRIME
    1 point
  49. Rebushido

    Steve Boltz

    By Steve Boltz
    1 point
  50. Don't mention the cancellation list. Make it for those dozen or so who are really committed! Also, when I saw the title of this post I thought it was about blacklisting names.. which I think is also a good idea. If you're a no-show more than a couple times, extra flaky or obviously having drug time in the bathroom, you get blacklisted. Like at Hop Sing's.
    1 point


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