Nathan Kostechko

July 24 2012

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

July 20 2012

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

July 10 2012

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

June 8 2012

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

May 24 2012

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

May 4 2012

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

May 2 2012

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 ]

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