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SAD NEWS

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS, Human Interest by misterroadtripper on January 31, 2011

Merlin (left) under the neon.

Bob,

I got this email from Kevin. Don’t know if you heard.

Regards, Bill DeMichele

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Hi Bill. Not sure if you know who I am, but we have met at many conventions in the States. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that Merlin from Miami died last week, after a long illness. He was the former owner of the original Miami Ink tattoo studio. Maybe you can spread the word around. He was a good guy from the old school. I will miss my old friend dearly.
Take care, Kev Heath

LETTER FROM VICTORIA

Posted in Letters by misterroadtripper on January 31, 2011

Hi, Bob!!!  This is Jim from Incendiary Tattoos!!! I thought I’d send  you a couple of my latest tattoos. I hope you enjoy them!

—Jim Carter

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

ALBERTA BOUND TATTOO & ARTS FESTIVAL 2010

Posted in Gallery by misterroadtripper on January 31, 2011

EDMONTON/PHOTOGRAPHS BY LESLIE LYNN (www.leslielynnphotography.ca)

Here’s a selection of various prize-winning tattoos. The “trophies” were Tyson McAdoo skateboard decks! Cool.

By the way… click on images to enlarge and MANY MORE PHOTOS FROM ALBERTA BOUND (both Edmonton and Calgary) COMING THIS WEEK!

P.S. Click images to enlarge.

Tattoo of the Day/Saturday

40-31 JUST POSTED!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on January 30, 2011

THE 101 MOST INFLUENTIAL

PEOPLE IN TATTOO LIST

Tattooing has undergone enumerable changes over the last few years. An infinite number of shops and products have flooded the market. The fact is, this ancient art form just ain’t what it used to be. Old-style, toss-the-dirty-needles-in-a-bucket tattoo shops down by the waterfront have been replaced by artfully conceived showplaces, complete with rugs on the floor, TV monitors and state-of-the-art sound systems. No more bricks through the windows of competing shops. Las Vegas, Nevada, for example, once off-limits to expansion, is now home for over two hundred purveyors of the art form. So, what with new shops still opening every day and the road leading farther and farther away from its sources, what holds the industry together, in these times of watered-down overabundance ? The people on this very list, that’s who. Each person, here enshrined, has made a significant contribution to the relevance and historic importance of the 5,000-year-old art form. From Number 101 to Number 1, may their importance never be diminished and their contributions never be forgotten.

Click for 101 LIST

WIN IRON!

Posted in Contests by misterroadtripper on January 29, 2011

Guaranteed MADE IN ENGLAND

www.mickysharpzusa.com

SEND A PHOTO OF YOUR MOST HUMOROUS TATTOO!

One that you did or was done unto you.


 

 

 

 

Send in a digital image of your Most Humorous Tattoo and win a #000 Iron Telephone Dial Micky Sharpz classic tattoo machine (courtesy Micky Sharpz USA)! The ultimate color-shader tatting iron. Hand crafted in England. Oil-blued cast iron frame. This machine is individually numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Entries will close in a couple of weeks, so send your high-rez digital image entries to baxter@tattooroadtrip.com. Please include the artist’s name and shop and city. Finalists will be voted on by viewers, to determine the top three vote-getters. First prize is the Iron Telephone Dial machine. Second and third vote-getters will receive beautiful Micky Sharpz T-shirts.

NEXT WEEK IS CANADA WEEK!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on January 28, 2011

Tune in NEXT WEEK for exclusive convention coverage….

Photos of the ALBERTA BOUND TATTOO & ARTS FESTIVALS…. EDMONTON AND CALGARY!

PINUP FRIDAY

Posted in Pinups by misterroadtripper on January 28, 2011

PHOTOGRAPHS BY KEVIN WARN

You voted… and here’s your three favorite pinups.


Kiki

Kiki

Kiki

Kiki

Kiki

Kiki

Christine Fury

Christine Fury

Christine Fury

Blondee

Blondee

Blondee

Blondee

Blondee

Blondee

MEDICINE HAT INK

Posted in Gallery by misterroadtripper on January 28, 2011

TATTOO ART FROM MONTY WOLFRAM RICKEN

MONSTERS INK, MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA, CANADA



C’MON, EVERYBODY. IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS by misterroadtripper on January 27, 2011

BID ON THESE BOOKS!

***Winning Bid: $200

These two, wonderful books were won by Gary Stanley from Birmingham, England in our Edition Reuss Japanese-style Tattoos Contest. Gary thought it would be a great idea for us to auction off the prizes and give the money to our favorite charity. Great idea! Our favorite charity is Friends in Deed, “The Crisis Center for Life-threatening Illness” in New York City. So, to win these two books (valued at $275) from Edition Reuss (“Tattoo in Japan” and “Black Tattoo Art”), simply email your silent bid to me at baxter@tattooroadtrip.com (it’s tax deductible!), and I will post the high bid every day, at the top of this page. Keep bidding higher, until the books are yours. Some lucky bidder will end up with these two terrific tattoo volumes and help a great cause, at the same time!

MAURY’S NEIGHBORHOOD

Posted in Human Interest by misterroadtripper on January 27, 2011

FROM MAURY ENGLANDER (New York City, USA) Graven Images

As per attached: Maury pictured here recently while photographing the annual pilgrimage of The Good Sisters of St. Harley. Usually a cloistered order, the Sisters are quite shy and are rarely photographed, and never by men.  Maury was honored as being the first man admitted into their midst. That might explain the smile.  His smile, anyway.