Design Jul 30, 2010

Tattoo Inspired LEGO Pilot Pen Advertisements

These have somehow escaped my attention. Barcelona agency Grey produced these spots for Pilot Pen – tattooing LEGO figures with typical, if not ornate tattoo designs. The intent is to showcase the fine tip of the “extra fine nib.” In… Read more
Art May 3, 2010

Under the Skin: Tattoos in Japanese Prints

On view through January 2, 2011, Under the Skin: Tattoos in Japanese Prints at the MFA Boston connects 19th-century Japanese tattoo traditions to the prints that inspired and spread through print. About the exhibition - Tattooing became an… Read more
Art Feb 1, 2010

Eric Eaton “The Land of Love and No Fear”

Accomplished artist and brilliant tattooist Eric Eaton opens his solo exhibition “The Land of Love and No Fear” this Friday, February 5, 2010. The exhibition presents new works at Pure Gold Gallery, Philadelphia’s newest contemporary… Read more
Art Oct 23, 2009

Freaks and Flash at Intuit

Freaks & Flash brings to life the roots of Western Tattooing through vintage flash and circus banners. Focus in on midwestern artists and collections, but the scope is nonetheless international. Some major figures of tattoo history are well… Read more
Art Oct 13, 2009

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry Film

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry illuminates the life and lasting legacy of American inkslinger Norman K. Collins. Known as Sailor Jerry, he is widely regarded as the father of modern tattooing. The film features the words and wisdom of Jerry’s… Read more
Art Oct 6, 2009

Don Ed Hardy | Beyond Skin

Beyond Skin focus attention away from Don Ed Hardy’s tattooing (and obviously away from clothing) to enliven discussion of his work as a print maker, painter, and illustrator. To say that traditional arts were his first love would be a… Read more
Art Sep 29, 2009

Walrus TV : Mike Giant

Strong addition to Walrus TV’s artist profile series. The focus here is on graffiti and tattooing. (via Wooster Collective). Read more
Books & Magazines Sep 14, 2009

Art by Tattooists: Beyond Flash

The third book by Jo Waterhouse, Art By Tattooists: Beyond Flash, brings to the fore the art of tattooists off the skin. Highlighting 26 artists from around the world and a number of different mediums, Waterhouse offers new insight into … Read more
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