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VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITES

Posted in Gallery, POLLS by misterroadtripper on August 31, 2010

FROM TRAVELIN’ MICK

Our dear friend, globetrotter and anthropologist Travelin’ Mick (Michael Laukien) has sent us a handful of wonderful artist features that we are looking to post on MORE TATTOO GOODIES on the tattooroadtrip.com website. Which ones should we post on TATTOO GOODIES first? So much great stuff, yes?

Daveee/Poland

Daveee

Daveee

Dimitri Tatouages/Paris

Dimitri

Dimitri

Elvin Yong/Singapore

Elvin Yong

Elvin Yong

Marco Hengst/Holland

Marco Hengst

Marco Hengst

Noon/France

Noon

Noon

Kaha/Germany

Kaha

Kaha

Beach at Aotearoa (New Zealand)

BOW WOW WOW!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on August 31, 2010

Check out the animated Printed Using Recycled Pixels button on the home page of the tattooroadtrip.com website… especially if you live in or near Portland!

ALL NEW MONTHLY POSTINGS! Go to tattooroadtrip.com and click on the Fortune Cookie Fortune (upper right-hand corner) for all the latest additions:

  • HISTORY BUFFS
  • TATTOO GOODIES
  • TIPS & TRICKS FROM THE ARTISTS
  • THE PIZZ
  • CONTACT US GIRL OF THE MONTH
  • RECIPES TO DIE FOR
  • CROSSWORD PUZZLE
  • PLUS THE DAILY BLOG!

LETTER FROM MAURY

Posted in Letters by misterroadtripper on August 31, 2010

Baxter:

Finally getting around to looking at my Nepal snapshots.  Will send more soon, maybe add a few words to go with the photos, but meantime here’s one lady I met in a town halfway between Kathmandu and the Tibetan border.  At least that’s where I think it was.

—Maury Englander

GALLERY—LARRY BROGAN

Posted in Gallery by misterroadtripper on August 30, 2010

It’s always a pleasure to see work from our tattooroadtrip.com Tricks of the Trade columnist, Larry Brogan, from Tattoo City in Lockport, Illinois. Here’s some ghoulish samples that we received in yesterday’s mail.

A FRUSTRATING SITUATION

Posted in Gallery by misterroadtripper on August 30, 2010

LOWERCASE J FROM TATTOO MARK’S, STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA

What to do? It happens so often: I get a diskette with only four different photos. One photo was taken at an awkward angle (the one on the top row, right) that foreshortens and distorts the image. The other three are fairly interesting, but that’s it. No letter. No phone number. Nothing written on the diskette. So, please, next time, remember to take the same amount of care you took in making the art as presenting it to others. Respect what you have done and others will respect it, too. My suggestion: send a dozen images and include a short bio, a business card and an artist’s photo. Label everything clearly and include appropriate contact information. That way, we can showcase you and your work to the best advantage. By the way, love the tiger.

EXCITING NEWS!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on August 30, 2010

CHECK ‘EM OUT!

We have just added two great new features at VanishingTattoo.com.  Tattoo Chronicles is my new, weekly column and 101 Most Influential People in Tattooing will be posted monthly, ten at a time. Who is your Number One? Click on the banners and tell us what you think! Our website and email address are at the bottom of each of my Vanishing Tattoo columns, so it’s easy to return to tattooroadtrip.com and our Daily Blog.

MORE SEPPUKU

Posted in Gallery by misterroadtripper on August 30, 2010

BACK TO N.J.

More from Johnny “Thief” DiDonna and Matt Lukesh at Seppuku Tattoo in Bloomingdale, New Jersey. The top three rows are Johnny’s and the bottom three rows are Matt. To read their story and see more images on the Tattoo Road Trip website , click here.

GALLERY—FAMOUS TATTOO ARTISTS 12

Posted in Gallery by misterroadtripper on August 30, 2010

PHOTOGRAPHS BY BERNARD CLARK

Click on the images to enlarge.

Lil' D

Bob Tyrrell

Corey Miller

Danielle

Deano Cook

Durb Morrison

Gill Montie

Goodtime Charlie

Mario Barth

Shawn Warcot

LETTER FROM ZEKE

Posted in Letters by misterroadtripper on August 29, 2010

How are you, Bob? I’m okay, just trying to take it easy and find new adventure, some foreign exotic place to go for a while. My stroke is still a handicap. Enjoy it all while you can.

I’m back in the Carolinas taking a rest.  I got out  of Oklahoma, after I was stung on my big toe by a scorpion in the ranch house.  It was a very a painful sting. With a series of intermittent surges that included intermittent pulsating with a painful throb thrown in. It was a real surprise, but I did manage to mash the little bastard. It was all gone in the morning when I woke up.  Not a mark. Needless to say I walked around with a lit flash at night, from then on.  The “then on “ was only a couple of more days, as I killed three more wandering around in the bunk house.  The rest of the cowboys there managed to kill several more bringing the body count up to over a dozen or more, so I left. Interesting, as each day passed they got slightly larger as they were growing.

When I was in Thailand, I encountered a very large black scorpion at three a.m. lying on the floor in a circle of moonlight, as it shown through a window. Well, I killed that one on the spot and left it on the kitchen table for all to see in the a.m. No one paid any attention. The next a.m., on the way to the bathroom, I met a very large black centipede. This one was lying in the moonlight on kitchen floor. No one commented on that one either. They had packed up lunches and were walking off to the rice fields to work. Turns out the rice fields have cobras running all over the place. My father-in-law told me that the snakes were tolerated, as they kept the rat population down. They, the cobras, also kept the tourists away. Later, I caught the train back to Bangkok and took a taxi back to Pataya Beach, rented my nice hotel room on the seventh floor overlooking the beach and enjoyed the rest of the summer. Roughing it in Thailand has a whole new meaning.  I don’t recommend the marriage, though. It was worse than the scorpion  sting !

See Ya,

—Your Friend Zeke (zeke_owen@yahoo.com)

WOW, THAT WAS FAST!

Posted in Gallery by misterroadtripper on August 27, 2010

KIRT SILVER RETURNS

On August 21st, less than a week ago, we published a handful of images from Kirt Silver from Silver City Tattoos in Nova Scotia, Canada and, to date, 93 percent of voters in our Poll said, “More, Kirt Baby!” With response like that, we can wait no longer. Here’s more photos from Kirt. Let us know what you think. And how do you do that? Easy… Leave a Comment (at the bottom of this post).

Check out Kirt Silver’s Silver City Link on www.tattooroadtrip.com at DESTINATIONS/OTHER.