Quickie With Brooklyn’s Myles Karr

Myles Karr tattoo artist

By Crystal Morey I am a huge fan of Myles Karr. In a time where recycling ideas and styles is par for the course, Myles’ work stands out as fiercely unique. Plus he’s funnier that doorknob humpin’ monkeys… Where do you work and what’s your poison? I work at Three Kings Tattoo Brooklyn and

CLAYTON PATTERSON LEAVES NYC

By Marisa Kakoulas www.needlesandsins.com   The discussion of NYC's gentrification is nothing new, but it still stings every time I learn of another institution of art, music & grit close its door to make way for mega-store or "luxury" anything. One living institution, who has had a profound effect on NYC's tattoo scene,

Lark Tattoo Auction

November 1, 2013 For further information: Ed Niemczura Lark Tattoo 1610 Old Country Road Westbury, NY 11590 516-794-5844 ed@larktattoo.com Lark Tattoo, Westbury, NY, auctions art to help Long Island’s stray and abandoned animals, via League for Animal Protection of Huntington. Lark Tattoo, since openings its doors in 1993, has been committed to creating incredible custom tattooing and piercings. Lark

MASTECTOMY SCARS TRANSFORMED ON P.INK DAY

By Marisa Kakoulas Reblogged from: www.needlesandsins.com Above: Blackwork tattoo by Roxx 2Spirit. Floral tattoo by Joy Rumore. On Monday -- P.Ink Day -- a group of truly exceptional tattooers, exceptional in their art and in their spirit, dedicated their time to transform mastectomy scars of kickass women into beautiful life-affirming creations. Just taking a look at Gigi Stoll's

NYC TATTOO CONVENTION MOVED TO MARCH 2014

By Marisa Kakoulas Reblogged from: www.needlesandsins.com One of the most acclaimed tattoo gatherings  -- the NYC Tattoo Convention -- has brought beautiful freaks worldwide to New York in spring time, as it has been held each May for 16 years. However, with the sad news that the convention's venue, the historicRoseland Ballroom, will be shutting

Rocket Girl Redux: Step by Step

By Adam Guy Hays A while back I decided I needed a new banner, as I’ve been using a shitty Kinko’s copy of one of my old ones for while now. I thought it’d be a good excuse to do another step-by-step of my painting process. I’ve included the photos of

P.INK DAY 2013

By Marisa Kakoulas Reblogged from: www.needlesandsins.com In March, we wrote about the Personal Ink Project or P.INK, which is an incredible resource that offers tattoo inspiration, ideas and info for breast cancer survivors. It also is a place where these women can research and perhaps even connect with skilled artists who can transform mastectomy

The Worn Path: Pierre Botardo

By Danny Reis My name is Pierre Botardo I'm currently living in Brooklyn New York and I am age 34. I grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and I was interested in tattooing pretty early, I guess. When I was in junior high, I was already doing stick and pokes on