Issue 49

  • Mark Matthews: Who Will Be The Inked Master?

    Mark Matthews Coastal Tattoo Company San Francisco, CA 14 years experience Matthews is a self-taught artist who respects the styles of traditional Japanese and American ink. Don’t expect him to back down from competition: He’s also a professional mixed martial… [ read more ]

  • “Big Daddy” Tray Benham: Who Will Be The Inked Master?

    “Big Daddy” Ray Benham Big Daddy’s Tattoo | Brandenburg, KY 20 years experience Some tattoo artists let their work do the talking—and while Benham’s pieces speak for themselves, his silver southern tongue also interjects. Using super clean lines, smooth… [ read more ]

  • Sarah Miller: Who Will Be The Inked Master?

    Sarah Miller Wyld Chyld Tattoo Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA 6 years experience Miller comes with a different outlook on tattooing. After having worked with numerous design firms on branding campaigns, she quit her thriving graphic design and illustration career… [ read more ]

  • Jesse Smith: Who Will Be The Ink Master?

    Jesse Smith Loose Screw Tattoo | Richmond, VA 15 years experience Since Smith’s resume boasts a job of drawing caricatures at Busch Gardens, there’s no doubt that if a quirky, cartoonish tattoo goes in front of the judges, it… [ read more ]

  • The Pit and the Pendulum: Alesana

    Drawing from literary heavyweights like Edgar Allan Poe, the Grimm Brothers, and Dante, The Inked Magazine Music Tour headliner, Alesana, creates an awesomely dark experience. Fitting in was never an option for Alesana, and they’ve gained all the more fans… [ read more ]

  • La Ron “Ron” Givens: Who Will Be The Ink Master?

    La Ron “Ron” Givens Dallas, Cat Tattoo 7 years experience After getting a really bad tattoo, Givens decided to give tattooing a try. He turned a negative into a positive and created a new life’s work. He is always grinning,… [ read more ]

  • Future

    Future’s career in hip-hop is about as long as his history with ink. While getting his feet wet in the rap game during the mid-’00s, the Atlanta native sharpened his lyrical tongue under the guidance of Dungeon Family members, including… [ read more ]