Rocket scientists are supposed to be dull. Male. Nerdy. That is not the case with the brilliant Sonia Sanchez, a heavily tattooed systems engineer who works on research and development for satellites at a powerful aerospace firm.
Sophie C’est la Vie has created a sweet life for herself as a tattooer and a stylist.
Designer and owner of Sourpuss Clothing, Deidre, chats with Inked Magazine about the brand, the brains behind the brand and the ink that inspires her creative juices on a daily basis.
You might get a little claustrophobic in the small space of South Pacific, but it’s worth it. Owner Thomas “Wondo” Wondoloski, a Hawaii resident for 15 years, has been tattooing for 22 years and knows tattoos well. After all, his inspiration was the late tattoo legend Asa Lee Crow III. “He was like a carnival strolling down the road. I sure do miss him,” says Wondoloski. The shop’s tattoo artists are versed in everything from tribal to traditional, color, or black, and they’re confident that their work speaks for itself. Most of the designs are painted in-house, and you can get an idea of their work from the fl ash that covers every corner of the walls. Wondoloski has been an inspirational asset to the industry, whether he believes it ...
A drive down Spain’s eastern coast is a winding road trip through a bit of everything, from historical castles and wildflower fields to chic hotels and nude beaches. Plan a September road trip along the coast from Valencia to Peñíscola and you’ll get to experience it all, including the Castellón Tattoo Convention, which takes place September 5 – 7. Start out in Valencia. Many of the city’s buildings date to Roman and Arabic times, but some of the most breathtaking were built by architect Santiago Calatrava as part of the City of Arts and Sciences, which was erected in the ’90s. Don’t miss The Hemispheric, a soaring eye-shaped pavilion that holds a planetarium and IMAX theater. When the sun sets, head to La Bolsería Café in the city’s Carmen neighborhood, where all the best bars and music venues are located.
The best way to stay warm when it gets cold outside: drink 'til you're numb. Bartender Brittlynn Stites offers tips on keeping warm. We listen.
The difference between Spotlight and a lot of the other shops out there is evident as soon as you walk in. “Most shops in LA, or the world even, just have Xeroxed shit on the walls,” gripes artist Charlie Roberts. But at Spotlight, Roberts points out, “We’ve got original flash.” Much of that flash, it’s important to note, was hand-painted in the ’70s by Charlie’s own father, Spotlight proprietor (and living tattoo legend) Bob Roberts. Ultimately, however, it’s the quality of the artists that separates Spotlight from the pack. “I’d put my team against anybody’s,” boasts Roberts. “There are maybe only one or two other teams in the world that even come close.” Originally opened in Manhattan before moving to Los Angeles in the early ’80s, Spotlight shines as one ...
On your next visit to the Caribbean, skip Aruba and the Bahamas and stay in Saint Lucia. The difference? Instead of flat sandy shores, the 27-mile-long island is a teardrop-shaped mass of rainforest-covered peaks so perfectly triangular and green they look painted on.