Entries by skindesign

EMBRACE THE SEASON BY GIVING BACK.

As the holiday season falls into full swing, it’s time to reflect on friends and family and all that we’re thankful for. It’s a time when the smell of burning wood falls hand in hand with Christmas lights, and in just a few weeks most all of us will find ourselves lost with the stress of  last […]

THE SIMPSONS TATTOO GUY.

Currently, the Guinness Book of World’s Records for having the “most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body” is held by a gentleman by the name of Lee Weir. While he has a total of 41 tattoos, Weir may currently hold that record, but Michael Baxter from Melbourne is looking to strip him of his […]

FREDDIE FREELOADERS: CAN YOU RELATE?

So I ran across a black and grey portrait that was done by Robert Pho, and in turn I ended up throwing on a track by Miles Davis – a track which subsequently influenced this post. With the volume up and the coffee brewing, the tracks smooth and rhythmic melody brought me to a peaceful place – […]

DAILY MOTIVATION: STEVE JOBS TATTOO

Here’s a throwback to a killer black and gray portrait of Steve Jobs done by Fernie Andrade. The Steve Jobs memorial tattoo was done on the calf of one of his customers, and since the photos release it went viral. We decided to flip it up a bit by showing you the original image which inspired […]

WHO IS THE BEST TATTOO ARTIST IN LAS VEGAS?

Who’s the best tattoo artist? Who has the best tattoo parlor in town? Those are commonly asked questions when getting your first tattoo, and valid ones at that. But if one really wants to figure out who the best tattoo artist in the world is? Or who owns the best tattoo shop in their city? Then the answer is….the […]

A REAL BAD ASS: THE TATTOOED SANTA

For the past 15 years, Vitor Martins has been dressing up as Santa Claus but it’s what under the cheerful red suit that has most people amazed – and others appaled. Beneath the Holiday fit of this 59 year old man, is a body suit of tattoos which take up about 95 percent of his […]

SACRIFICE: PIETA SCLUPTURE

The inspiration behind this black and grey tattoo of Jesus, is the Pietà – an internationally heralded Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo.  Originally commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilheres, this sculpture was built as  a funeral monument, and the piece itself is a body of art depicting Jesus on the lap of Virgin Mary after he […]

THE NOT SO TEMPORARY TATTOO.

What would you do if someone walked into your tattoo parlor wanting  you to apply temporary tattoos? Would you turn them away? Or Make their day? In the case of Jason Ward, the owner of Muscle & Ink Tattoo (in Hamilton, NZ), he not only helped make one ladies day, he’s helped make her life. It was […]

FOLDING PAPER.

Who doesn’t love a good George Washington tattoo? Not only was good ol’ Mr. Washington, the very first President of the United States, but he also became the poster boy for trust, unity and wealth. Lately he’s also become the new face and icon of #MCM (Man Crush Monday)  for men and women all over […]

PAIN: AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE PROCESS. RIGHT?

Tattoos can be a painful process, but isn’t that an important part of the process? While I don’t know of any tattoo artists or collectors that are totally opposed to using numbing (or desensitizing) creams, I do know plenty that will frown upon it. Bring up the topic to any purist or old timer and they’ll […]