The first documented professional tattoo artist in the USA was in 1846 and became mainstream in the 1970's. Here are some of the signage associated with tattooing and tattoos that dates back decades.
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The NEW Helios Rotary Pen is COMING SOON and this innovative tattoo machine is already taking the world of professional tattooing by storm. From its first mention on social media late last year, artists have been lining up to get a hold of this powerful new tool.
By Deb Yarian
Early in my tattoo career, I was blessed by the friendship and mentorship of Eric Inksmith and the late legendary Paul Rogers.
At a time when secrets of the trade were highly guarded, their willingness to share their knowledge with others was a rare commodity. It was that, their
By Luke Holley
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By Jason Sweet
This article is part two, in a two part series, about the professional organizations in tattooing. I attended the APT Trade Show as part of my research and found myself not only rejoining them after a 10 year hiatus; I found myself being recruited for service to the
By Nicki Kasper
How long have you guys been tattooing? Where are you from? What shops were you in before opening Ten Thousand Waves?
Robert: We both started tattooing in 1992… I grew up in Santa Clarita, North LA. I've worked in many shop throughout my career, Melrose Tattoo, Royal Tattoo in Denmark,
In this one hour clip Guy Aitchison and Jeff Gogue join talents for this unprecedented tattoo event. Guy and Jeff come together to create a large collaborative sleeve tattoo that includes both traditional Japanese elements and some more modern techniques and effects. This is an amazing opportunity for you to
Tattoo by GueT Deep (Paris)
Done on Fabrice (Switzerland)
Tattoo Machine: No iron Tattoo Machine
The suggestion that “tattoos are not just for sailors any more” is a familiar one. It might be surprising to learn, then, that the popular media has been reporting the arrival of tattooing in high society for nearly one hundred years. To celebrate the release of “Forever: The New
By Katherine Brooks
Oh, the tattoo. From an innocuous badge inked ever so carefully on one's back to a blanket of color flowing from the shoulders to the ankles, the world has proven the tradition of permanently adorning the body with artwork is here to stay. Hidden from sight or paraded
I will be attending the Seattle Tattoo Expo this weekend. This is one of my favorite shows in the US… So many talented artists... the show is busy, and the city is fun. If you're around, please stop by and check it out. They always have good entertainment, good food,
By Dan Mcnab
I'm a tattoo artist in the city of Huntington Beach, Ca. I own and work at The Tattoo Gallery with four of my very close friends. After years and years of leaking trash bags, I decided one day to put an end to it once and for all