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Black Eye Removal

The birthplace of modern tattooing sits at the intersection of Division Street, Chatham Square and The Bowery. In 1961 NYC banned tattooing and did not re-legalize until 1997. In the early 1900’s work lived primarily at the shipping docks and

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Blood & Fire

Our buddy Carlos Torres & his shop, The Raven & The Wolves had their grand opening art show this past weekend featuring work from over 50 incredible artists from all different backgrounds. Johnny, one of awesome sales reps that you

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Our Hearts Go Out To One Of Our Legends

The entire TS family is deeply saddened at the news of the passing of Tattoo Artist Boo Boo Negrete. Our thoughts and prayers are with Freddy (Negrete), family & friends. Tattooing will forever keep his memory alive. Please take a

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New Tools For Traddy Daddies

I’ve always had a deep appreciation for traditional tattooing. Not just because it’s what our community’s foundation was built on but because these tattoos are so completely reliant on having clean, straight lines and bold, solid saturation. The simplistic designs

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Artists Talk About Grabbing a 270 for a 360 on Back Pain

Mark Schilling :: Agape Art Collective – Costa Mesa, CA – How has the chair helped your career? The 270 chair has helped my career as far as back pain goes, being comfortable helps my performance and gives me peace

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SKATE TATTOO OR DIE : Entry 1- Parallels between skating & tattooing

I started skateboarding when I was 13 and what I loved about skateboarding the most was being able to go down to the local mom and pop shop to buy skate products. I remember it giving me the feeling of

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Piercings

Growing up I had one of those dads who thought any type of body modification was considered gay. Thanks to Dennis Rodman in the early nineties, my parents thought the idea of tattoos, colored hair and earrings were for insane

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Who is Bryce Oprandi?

Bryce Oprandi – Owner/Tattooer at The Martlet Tattoo Parlor – Hollywood, CA George: So how long have you owned and operated The Martlet ? Bryce:  It’s going to be 6 years in October. George:  When did you start Tattooing? Bryce:

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10 Pounds of Shit in a 5 Pound Bag

I had a friend complain to me about a client once who wanted to get a lion tattooed on his arm to symbolize courage. My friend spent a really solid chunk of time drawing this lion out. He had sketched

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Musink Tattoo Convention Recap

Had a blast catching up with everyone at Musink! Always happy and humbled to be able to provide such a dedicated group of artists with top quality tools that aid in increasing the longevity of their career. We hope to

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