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Written by Baxter

December 19th, 2014 at 10:13 am

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Marketplace Tattoos in Bangkok

ELI KATZ PHOTO GALLERY

My name is Eli, an experienced Israeli photographer. I’ve been shooting film then early digital, for years, but my passion went 5th gear, when I retired few years ago. I took few photography courses, moved from Canon a 350D to 5D Mark ii then to Mark iii. I used to travel a lot, mainly on business and always with a camera. Now retired, I still travel frequently.  In time, I noticed that, although I often shoot landscapes, architecture and animals, I’m much prefer shooting people, mostly with their consent.

I started shooting tattoo as an exercise – to see if and how I can communicate, especially in Asia where language can be a barrier – and then I got hooked on tattoo shooting, mainly at tattoo parlors that I visit in Israel. So far, I have shot in Thailand, Vietnam, China and Singapore, and, from time to time, I also shoot inked models.

—Eli Katz, elikatz192@gmail.com

I decided to post this series of pics of the same  person /parlor. I think it’s much more interesting this way. The first is one from my first ink shooting at a market in Bangkok. I spotted the guy and made him remove his shirt. No money involved.

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Written by Baxter

December 19th, 2014 at 9:54 am

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The Best Damn Convention Poster Jack Rudy Ever Made

THE FRIGGIN’ BEST EVER

The lettering is absolutely amaaazing!

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Written by Baxter

December 17th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Letter from Incendiary Tattoo—Victoria, B.C.

LETTER FROM JIM

Hi Bob!!

Happy holidays from western Canada!!  I am sending you some new pics of work I have done. As always… thank you for all the hard work you do and have done for the tattoo industry and the body mod industry as a whole!! You have helped get so many fantastic artists work out for the world to see! Thank you for everything!

Cheers and Happy holidays,

—Jim Carter, Incendiary Tattoos, Victoria, B.C.

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December 17th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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Letter from Kirt Silver—ElmsdaLe, Nova Scotia

WORDS AND PICS

Hey Bob:

It has been awhile since I have touched base. I hope all is well with you and your family as we are coming into the Christmas Holidays.kirt silver (3)

I as always enjoy reading your blogs and seeing the pics of the talented artists from the world over. I figured it was about time I got some of my new work out to you to share with your readers. I do have a few updates as to what is new with myself. I have recently become part of the Sullen Collective Artist family to which I am very honored to announce. As you know, The Sullen family is made up of extraordinary artists and living Tattoo legends. I have my Sullen art releasing in the spring a T-shirt line for February 2015. I am so grateful to say I have been blessed with some great opportunities in my tattooing career one of which was getting to meet you! Thanks again for all your ongoing support to myself and the Tattoo community.

—Kirt Silver / Silver City Tattoo / Elmsdale, Novia Scotia

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Written by Baxter

December 16th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

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Drawing for an Infinite Irons Tattoo Machine

SEND YOUR ENTRY TODAY!

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SEND THIS…                                  WIN THIS!

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Written by Baxter

December 15th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

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Olde Media Tattoo—Media, Pennsylvania

ON THE DIRECTORY

Lots of tattoo shops are one dimensional: there’s a single standout artist… and the rest push tattoo flash for the walk-ins. Not at Roddie Cooper’s Olde Media Tattoo, in Media, Pennsylvania (population 7,000, Media is a half hour from Philadelphia,). Roddie and his crew—artists Shane Munce, Mike Del Buono and laser removal specialist Dawn Mount—have created the ultimate one-stop shop for locals as well as big city dwellers. Olde Media provides everything a collector or first-timer could ask for, from putting on ink to artfully taking it off. Not many shops have a certified laser professional on site. Let’s face it, it’s the best possible approach for doing a cover-up: working as a team to lighten just the right amount—not too little, not too much—to properly prepare for a replacement piece that’s new and different. As for Cooper, his decade-and-a-half experience in Old School tattoo traditions (even when he’s pulling off a modern-day, single-needle portrait) have allowed him to combine longstanding ethics and technical know-how in creating a truly respected and popular headquarters for eye-catching, time-honored body art.

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Written by Baxter

December 12th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Help Wanted—Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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TATTOO ARTIST & PIERCER

I am recruiting for a Tattoo Artist. Compensation depends upon experience, as well as a Body Piercer, for which I will pay a $2,500 sign-on bonus, plus $1,500 moving expenses, at the end of 60 days work. Please post this for us.

Thanks,

Dan / Lyceum Tattoo, 203¾ E. Franklin Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27514, (919) 869-7102

 

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Written by Baxter

December 10th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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Crucible Tattoo—Kent, Ohio

ON THE DIRECTORY

Located about twenty-five minutes from Akron, Jay Miller’s Crucible Tattoo is one of a half-dozen tattoo shops in a town of 33,000. Besides a friendly, small town attitude, Miller has some big city ideas that might very well catch on. “I’m working with the city to establish a rating system for tattoo shops,” says Jay. “You know, like the restaurants use.” His idea would create some needed oversight regarding the cleanliness, professionalism and knowledge of tattoo artists and shops that seem to be popping up, unregulated, like flowers in the spring. “My apprentice, Eliza Miller, is just completing a two year program. I’m pretty much Old School about that,” he adds. So, along with artists Jonah Dunbar and Eliza, Crucible is dedicated to keeping the time-honored methods alive, along with improving the highly competitive business of making art for the future.

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Written by Baxter

December 10th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Free Drawing for an Infinite Irons Tattoo Machine

ANYONE CAN WIN …Almost

Note: Click on images to enlarge Infinite Iron’s red and the green KRAMPUS machines.

 

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Krampus

If you are a tattoo artist or have a tattoo artist on your Christmas gift list, you can enter our drawing for a fabulous Infinite Irons hand-made, custom-designed $425 tattoo machine from Joey Desormeaux. And not just any hand-made, custom-designed tattoo machine. You can win a hand-made, custom-designed Krampus shader or a Krampus liner!

What is a KrampusKrampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.

Each specially-designed Infinite Irons Krampus tattoo machine features the ugly beastie’s image emblazoned on the side, to remind you to be extra nice during the holiday season. As you might guess, the prizes will only be awarded to legitimate tattoo artists, so one of Joey’s amazingly beautiful irons doesn’t end up in the hands of a poser or, worse yet, a nasty scratcher!

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The two winners will be decided by a drawing which will be done on Christmas eve. The top two entries will be plucked from a fish bowl at the stroke of midnight. Each of the two winners will receive an Infinite Irons Krampus machine, a liner for one and a shader for the other.

1. Fill out and send a postcard like the sample (on the right). No digital or email entries accepted… but a piece of white paper in a plain white envelope is O.K.

2. Two prize tattoo machines (one per winner) will be awarded.

3. Deadline for entries is Christmas eve, 2014

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Written by Baxter

December 9th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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