April 8 2011

Shige Few tattooers have built a name like Shige of Yokohama. With countless magazine articles, a room full of first-place trophies from conventions worldwide, a book, museum appearances, and, most importantly, throngs of ecstatic clients, Shige is definitely a success…. [ read more ]

Inked Girl: Jesse Lee Denning

March 16 2011

Maison Close bra; American Apparel underwear; Yves Saint Laurent heels (throughout); Ruby helmet (throughout) Inked Girl: Jesse Lee Denning The lovely Jesse Denning is a walking work of art—through God’s hands and the needles of tattoo artists. Her love for… [ read more ]

Scott Campbell

March 5 2011

Not to be overshadowed by a client list that includes Helena Christensen, Orlando Bloom, and Courtney Love, Scott Campbell has become a star in his own right. Campbell forged his own path in the tattoo world; instead of studying under… [ read more ]

Baba Austin

February 8 2011

Baba Austin has a lot of tattoo stories to tell, enough to fill an encyclopedia on the art. Like a tattooed Homer, he holds court at the many tattoo conventions he works, sharing epic tales of tattoo gang wars, the… [ read more ]


December 16 2010

Bugs may very well be the love child of Pablo Picasso and Tamara de Lempicka. For nearly 30 years, he’s been “painting on people with a tattoo machine,” creating a signature style that evokes the modern art masters and sets… [ read more ]

Robert Atkinson

November 5 2010

L.A. native Robert Atkinson went from airbrushing T-shirts at theme parks and fairs to outfitting tattoo collectors with body suits tailored in such a way to make the artwork appear organic on the body, as if the client had been… [ read more ]

She’s Ruthless

October 22 2010

On the surface, Ruthless is as lovely as can be. When she opens the door to her condo in Huntington Beach, CA, she’s all smiles and laughter in her skintight pants, despite the fact that there’s a menagerie of cats… [ read more ]

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