San Francisco

  • My Favorite Piece: Benny Gold

    NAME: Benny Gold COMPANY: Benny Gold Above Benny Gold’s desk there is a flash set by tattoo artist Scott Althen that is “inspired by subtle jokes and popular icons” from Gold’s eponymous brand. Althen and Gold attended the same art… [ read more ]

    02/25/13
  • 2Spirit Tattoo

    From left: Ben Volt, Michael Bennett, Matt Matik, Roxx. 2Spirit Tattoo 11 Pearl Street San Francisco, CA 415-701-8288 2spirittattoo.com Tattoo artist Roxx is comfortable in her own skin. The owner of 2Spirit Tattoo has unabashedly loved black-work—stylized line and dot-work… [ read more ]

    02/11/13
  • Q+A: Stevie Williams

    “A LOT OF MY TATTOOS ARE RANDOM—KIND OF WRETCHED, REALLY—BUT THEY ALL HAVE MEANINGS TO ME. AT THE END OF THE DAY IT’S MY BODY AND I’LL PUT ON IT WHAT EVER I WANT TO.” – Stevie Williams “Professional skater”… [ read more ]

    11/13/12
  • 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 ]

    09/27/12
  • Lyle Tuttle

    Before Ami James, Kat Von D, and reality TV, there was tattoo superstar Lyle Tuttle. Tattooing since 1949, Lyle rose to fame in the late ’60s tattooing a predominantly female clientele and celebrities like Janis Joplin, Peter Fonda, and Cher… [ read more ]

    08/25/11
  • Nate Appleman

    Nate Appleman, executive chef at San Francisco’s acclaimed A16 and SPQR restaurants, didn’t inherit his culinary chops from his parents. “They don’t cook,” says the chef. However, Appleman’s father did pass on another lifelong passion. When Mr. Appleman, a physician,… [ read more ]

    06/05/09
  • Devon Blood

    She didn’t want to sleep alone. It was July 2006 and almost midnight, closing time at Sacred Tattoo in downtown Oakland, and 26-year old tattooist Devon Blood was working on a back piece for another artist at the shop when… [ read more ]

    04/30/08