• Nathan Kostechko

    What do you want to accomplish when you tattoo? Hopefully when someone sees my work, they get something out of it and don’t just pass it by. I want it to make you stop and look for a second. And… [ read more ]

  • Joshua Bowers

    Iron Heart Tattoo, 2815 Beaver Avenue, Suite 108, Des Moines, IA, Sometimes it is the tiniest detail that makes a tattoo come alive. And for Joshua Bowers, that exclamation point is often an eye. “I try to incorporate both… [ read more ]

  • Mister Cartoon’s Sanctiond Garage

    WE’RE IN A NEW CULTURAL MOVEMENT IN WHICH IF YOU WANT TO THRIVE you’ve got to be a polymath—a Renaissance man, proficient in a number of areas. Mister Cartoon is street culture’s best multihyphenate: a tattooer-graffiti-artist-marketer-designer-car-products-maker. And the latest hyphen,… [ read more ]

  • Mistah Metro

    Greene Ave. Tattoo, 212 Greene Ave., Brooklyn, NY, Mistah Metro’s grandfaddah, a painter, passed down the artistic gene to Metro, who decided to use it on skin. “Tattoos can’t be resold without extreme pain and borderline illegal activity,” says… [ read more ]

  • Keith Underwood

    Austin Tattoo Company 5241 North Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 512-380-0730 Taylor Street Tattoo 1150 W. Taylor St. Chicago, IL 312-455-8288 For centuries people have said that idle hands are the devil’s workshop, meaning that when people are left with… [ read more ]

  • Adam Rose

    Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio, 8789 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, CO, 303-232-1350, “When I went to get my first tattoo it was so shady! I traded some dude a bag of weed to tattoo me underage,” says Adam Rose. “I… [ read more ]

  • Brad Stevens

    How have your life experiences contributed to your artwork? I think, like most artists, I always felt like kind of an outsider growing up, and a bit of a late bloomer. I was never overly outgoing, and tattooing as a… [ read more ]