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Dave East Pays Homage to His Influences With Fresh Leg Tats

Dave East Pays Homage to His Influences With Fresh Leg Tats

Dave East is good across the state of California but he doesn’t need to visit Hollywood to see the Walk of Fame. All he has to do is look down at his legs. Covered in ink, his leg tattoos pay homage to his musical influences. Inking their faces into his flesh, you can find some […]

It’s Levels to This: Fan Love & Tattoos

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Words by Jiggy Jones There are a number of ways to express one’s appreciation and love for one’s favorite artists or celebrity. Traditional methods for artists’ support include buying tickets to a concert and purchasing or streaming their music. It has now transitioned to something much more permanent. Tattoos that represent the artists have been […]

Chris Brown Flaunts His Love For Daughter Royalty with New Ink

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Yesterday [6/5/16] Chris Brown took to Instagram to showcase the newest addition to his tattoos: a portrait of Royalty. Brown is known for his exceptionally great abilities as an artist. He has always used art as a form of self expression, whether it be through singing, dancing, songwriting, directing, or painting. Over the years, Chris has accrued […]

Tattoo Tales #10: YG – ‘Straight Outta Bompton’

Tattoo Tales #10: YG – ‘Straight Outta Bompton’ Words by @MidtownNate Advertisement In some way or another, we’re all a product of our environment. Whether we stay stuck within the parameters of our hometown or excel beyond its borders, we remain a representation of the good, the bad and the ugly of our respective “hoods”. […]

Tattoo Tales #9: Gilbere Forte – ‘Vulture Proof’

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 Tattoo Tales #9: Gilbere Forte – ‘Vulture Proof’ “Show them how to move in a room full of vultures / The industry is shady, it needs to be taken over”. Jay-Z’s diagnosis of the backhanded characters that populate the music business is still one to take heed of twelve years later and probably will be […]

Amber’s New Tattoo: Wiz Khalifa

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Amber Rose dons a new tattoo featuring her other half, The Taylor Gang General Long live Wiz Khalifa, well he will on the arm of his new baby mama Amber Rose. In addition to her portrait tattoos of her two dogs, her mother and the most notable rose that graces her arm, she took to […]

Off Book: Tattoos – Pop Portraits, Japanese Traditional, American Eclectic

OFF BOOK, now in its second season, it is a web-only series from PBS Arts that explores and expands the definition of art. This episode explores three tattoo artists of differing styles, Vinny Romanelli from Red Rocket Tattoos from Kiku from Invisible NYC, and to Stephanie Tamez from Saved Tattoo. Advertisement  

Rihanna’s Latest Tat

Cant get enough of Rihanna or her “Body” of work? Well while enjoying her time here in NYC, the bajan Mega-star decided to add a new tat to her growing collect. Check that out as well as her many other interesting “bodyart” choices above. Advertisement Being music’s favorite rebel is a hard job, but somebody’s […]

‘Color Outside The Lines’ A film by Artemus Jenkins & Miya Bailey

  ‘’City Of Ink’’ Miya Bailey, one of the world’s most widely recognized black tattoo artists, has had a film brewing in his soul for over 5 years. Color Outside the Lines, an engaging documentary that gives an honest voice to the history, struggles and triumphs of African-American tattoo artists. The primary purpose of this film […]

Photography: Adam Amengual’s “Homies”

Adam Amengual is a Los Angeles based photographer who partnered with Homeboy Industries a to create his documentary portrait series Homies.  Homeboy Industries is a L.A. based non profit that assists at risk and formerly gang involved people through job placement, training, and education. Check out Adam’s porfolio and blog

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