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Here’s the Tattoo Shop, Where’s the People?

Admit it, you love seeing your Facebook fan page grow, and it’s a welcoming surprise to read comments from followers or friends who simply adore your artwork. Uploading photos from your...

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Ty Pallotta of Premium Blend Tattoo

Located in the up and coming DoMa section of Manahawkin, New Jersey, Premium Blend was opened in 2004 by owner Ty Pallotta, 37, and his wife Robyn. Since Ty had no clientele in the area...

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NY Nic of Body Language Tattoo, Astoria, NY

Born and raised in New York, Nicole Palapoli aka NY Nic, 33, has been an artist since she could hold a pencil. From early on, Nicole spent hours alone in her room, leading her enrollment...

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Patsy Grieco of Fast Lane Tattoo

Located right outside of Albany, New York in Castleton, is Fast Lane Tattoo. With three full time artists, two apprentices, a piercer/manager, the Fast Lane team is a well oiled machine...

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Body Language Tattoo NYC

Body Language Tattoo was the brainchild of two hungry and eager minds that wanted a change in their lives. After leaving her job of five years, Nicole Palapoli invited her friend Rafael...

Moni Marino Painting

Tattoo.com Video Round Up Week 11/25-12/2

Settling back into your everyday schedule might seem like a daunting task after Thanksgiving weekend, especially when your stomachs are full of tryptophan and you have enough leftovers...

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Rachel Gonzalez of Exotic Eye Tattoo

Exotic Eye Tattoo has been open for a year and a half in the beautiful state of Hawaii. A single artist operation, Rachel Gonzalez. 35, provides a wide array of tattoo styles for her...

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Inside Look at 8 Zero 1 Ink Gallery [Video]

8 Zero Ink Gallery opened shop in Midvale almost three years ago, after owner/artist Isaac Luck got fed up of working under unprofessional management. With the input of his peers and...

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Tattoo.com Video Round Up 11/18-11/25

Take a load off and gear up for the holiday season with our weekly video round up. This week, our video round up brings you Mike DeVries and Inkjecta machines, Vanity Fair’s illustrative...

Jeff Gogue Neck Tattoo

Tattoo.com Video Round Up 11/11-11/18

As promised, here is Tattoo.com’s second installment of the weekly video round up with tattoo videos from all over. This week, we unveil episode three of our “Tattoo 3sixty Series”, Reno...

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Tattoo 3sixty with Chris Cashmore [Video]

Chris Cashmore hails from Canberra, Australia and has been operating out of his own shop, Tattoo Power, since 1997. Starting out in the early eighties, Cashmore was exposed to tattoo...

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Jasmine McLean of S and S Tattooing

Opened by artist/owner, Shawn Lee, S and S Tattooing has been up and running since 2009. With two experienced artists that , S and S specializes in quality, custom tattoo work of all...

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Tattoo.com Video Round Up 11/04-11/11

Welcome to Tattoo.com’s weekly video round up. Every week or so, we will scour the expansive plains of the internet and beyond for some of the most interesting, captivating and relevant...

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Mel D of Inkjunkys Tattoo

Inkjunkys Tattoo was founded in 2000 in Arkansas, but Owner/Artist Mel D changed locations to Tulsa, OK soon after. With two artists on board, Mel, 43, runs a well oiled machine that has...

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What to Take Away from "Tattoo Rescue"

Tattoo reality based TV shows have become a huge part of the tattoo industry, particularly its movement into the mainstream. Without a doubt, tattoos on TV have done wonders to bring...

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Inside Look at MD Tattoo Studio [Video]

MD Tattoo Studio is one of the country’s most prestigious and professional tattoo shops. It’s no surprise that artists like Josh Duffy and London Reese cut their teeth under the world...

Tyler Whitlock Rose

Inside Look at Simi Valley Tattoo [Video]

Owner/Artist Mike Pesterre saw an opportunity and seized it; after apprenticing at Simi Valley Tattoo under previous ownership, he found out that it was for sale and took it upon himself...

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Inked Addicts One Year Anniversary Party [Video]

Inked Addicts’ one year anniversary featured 2 days of non stop tattooing, starting with a full house on Friday the 13th of September; over 200 tattoos were done. Tattoo deals, vendors,...

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Behind The Machine: Todo B feat. 2 Chainz [Video]

Todo B is an award winning realistic tattoo artist out of ABT Tattoo in McDonough, Georgia. His tattoo beginnings started out in the 70’s after he was intrigued with tattoos in biker...

Ryan Weaver Gun Holster

Inside Look at Kingdom Tattoo [Video]

Decatur, Georgia’s own Kingdom Tattoo isn't your everyday shop. While some tattoo shops might come across as intimidating, Kingdom eases body and mind, providing a comfortable, quality...

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Robert Kinman of Southern Steel Tattoos

Robert Kinman 44 Southern Steel Tattoos is obviously doing something right; with two locations in Virginia and Kentucky, Owner/artist Robert Kinman, 44, spent years taking notes from the...

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Inside Look at Cornerstone Tattoo Gallery [Video]

Take a step inside Cornerstone Tattoo Gallery and you’ll feel like you’ve traveled back to the early 1900’s. Mason jars, antique frames, traditional artwork, woodgrain decor drape the...

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Jake Baker of Inkjunkys Tattoo

Inkjunkys Tattoo was founded in 2000 in Arkansas but moved to Tulsa, OK two years ago. Still young, Inkjunkys plans on expanding beyond their two resident artists. With the ability to...

Chris Huff

Inside Look at Now or Never Tattoo [Video]

After working at another Georgia tattoo shop for 11 years, Chris Huff had a vision to open up his own custom tattoo studio with a diverse arsenal of talented artists. Opening his own...

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Joe Marzolf of Roadhouse Tattoos

Joe Marzolf is no stranger to the tattoo world. With almost 30 years of professional experience, he is clearly doing something right. His solo tattoo shop, Roadhouse Tattoos, has been...

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Janaya Singer of Ink & Honey Tattoos

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Chuck Gordon of Soular Tattoo and Piercing

Chuck Gordon opened up Soular Tattoo and Piercing in Lahaina, HI in 2010, after moving over from Colorado. Gordon, 34, is the sole artist/piercer and owner at Soular, and has quickly...

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Lebron James' and Kobe Bryant's Tattoos get Licensed

More developments in the state of copyrighting tattoo designs in the world of professional sports; this time, Lebron James’ and Kobe Bryant’s tattoos are subjects of exclusive licensing...

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Tattoo 3sixty with Adam Ciferri [Video]

Adam Ciferri is an American, veteran tattooer based out of Auspicious Tattoo, a private tattoo studio in Boulder, Colorado. He began tattooing on the east coast, but moved westward to...

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Inside Look at Madball Tattoos [Video]

Opened up in February of 2012, Madball Tattoos has spent the last year and a half operating a custom three man shop in Carson, CA. Cyril “Madball” Gomez found that opening his own shop...

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John Montgomery to be Honored at APT Trade Show

On September 24-26, 2013, The Alliance of Professional Tattooists will hold their fourth annual Tattoo Trade Show at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year will feature...

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D.C Proposes 24 Hour Wait for Tattoos

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Can Tattoos Be Copyrighted? [Update]

I previously wrote on the growing concern in the tattoo industry over copyrighting and licensing custom tattoos on professional athletes should their likeness be used on a public forum...

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We Care Arts Tattoo Skateboard Auction

On Friday, September 13, 2013, We Care Arts will hold a silent Skateboard Art Auction to benefit their unique programs and facilities that aid the disabled through the power of art. Each...

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SanctionedTV's "Tattoo Stories" with Franco Vescovi

SanctionedTV, the video channel brought to you by Mister Cartoon’s Skid Row Tattoo in Los Angeles. Each week, a brand new video will showcase some of the biggest tattoo artists in the...

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Tattoos for the Cure

In 2008, Terry Dipple, owner of Ink’d Chronicles Tattoo Studio in Pomona, CA, saw his fiance, Michelle, diagnosed with breast cancer. To show their support and solidarity, Dipple, his...