Today I was lucky enough to have Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe show me the tattoos he has visible during game time. There’s a bunch, big thanks to Nike for hooking it up.
Tattooing in a Mexican prison.
“I was in Mexico City doing a documenting project, going into a big prison down there, Santa Marta prison. I really just wanted to document what they were getting tattooed. I got really close with some of the prisoners and spent two weeks in the prison, making crazy Frankenstein tattoo machines out of electric razors and guitar strings and toothbrushes, and tattooing a lot of these guys on the inside with them.”
From our buddy at LOLTATZ
There is a ton of arting going on this weekend. Here are some of our picks, starting with Shawn Barber’s Tattooed Portraits which opens at Joshua Liner Gallery this Saturday.
I am not sure which is scarier, the happy Chewie or the amount of hair this guy has on his arm?
Virtually Inked.com lets you proof your next tattoo, so you no longer can use the ” I was drunk” excuse . Try it out let us know what you think, we are on the fence!
Espo gets up everywhere nowadays.
“Celebrating the release of “A Love Letter For You Brick Valentines On The Philly Skyline” book by Free News Projects, we’re doing a series of events in Philadelphia. The one I’ll tell you about here is I am taking over the Northern Liberties Tattoo shop for a week (more or less depending on demand), and the only artwork that will be on offer will be all Steve Powers, all week long. All your favorite icons, punchlines, poignant reminders of the futility of life, hilarious illustrations of our inadequacies, True depictions of true love from the Love Letter project, and of course, PIGEONS. Its all here, it’s cheap, its permanent. No, I’m not tattooing, no skills. I will, however, sign your arm and let one of the skilled pros on staff at Todd’s shop re-ink it, fair enough? Sometime during the week, we’ll be having a book signing at Exit Philadelphia Skateshop next door, watch the project blog www.aloveletterforyou.com for time and date.”
Tattoo by Grant Cobb on Roger Gastman
Design by Jamie Reid
“A northwest Georgia couple arrested for giving six of their children homemade tattoos say they didn’t do anything wrong. The kids, they say, wanted the tattoos to be like Mom and Dad.”
I really don’t know how to comment on this one? The kids ages ranged from 10-17, and I can understand the 17 year old getting a tattoo but the 10 year old? Come on.
(*tattoo above is not the actual tattoo)
If you’re looking to kill some time, head over to Ink magazine to check out their slideshow of beautiful, tattooed girls.
Vegetarian chef in training, Ellyse Amelia. Check out her slideshow at Inked Magazine. My new favorite Tattoo mag.
After the taxidermist, Australia’s National Gallery.
The Website I pulled these from titled the post “25 Ugly Food Tattoos (What Were They Thinking?!)” but, to hell with that. These are really creative.
via, Veronica Belmont
Yes please, thank you. (18 & older)