Sarah did this tattoo on Erlend, a viking on a true Norwegian gent.
Brian Paul did this Oni on long time customer Joe at Kings Ave - N.Y.C
Check out the teaser video for Tattoo Artist Magazine #28
on Mike Rubendall
Now a wedding photo alone would never make the list, I'm not a monster. I like a nice loving story every now and then but put a shirtless, jacket wearing, acoustic guitar playing Tyson Beckford wanna-be in the middle; well that makes it a douche-bag mash up.
To help in protection against the black plague, which killed off 45% to 50% of the European population in the year 14th century. There may have been a belief that by dressing in a bird-like mask, the wearer could draw the plague away from the patient and onto the garment the plague doctor wore. The beak of the mask was often filled with strongly aromatic herbs and spices to overpower the "bad air". This mask was done by Grez, on Conrad, who we are happy to say has been plague free since receiving it.
For the last few months Ryan Hope has been working tirelessly on his debut feature film and it is shaping up to be something truly special. A documentary that tests the boundaries of art and the human body, Skin is a dark, stylish examination of tattoo culture as high art. Featuring contributions from Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Raymond Pettibon, Mo Coppoletta, Lindsey Carmichael and Mike Rubendall and in assocation with Dasha Zhukova's Garage Magazine, the film is a beautiful visual essay from the frontiers of contemporary British art.
Brian did this canary today on Caitlin, on her first day in New York City, from Australia.
Have a great trip Caitlin.
Prints available, by Kevin LeBlanc at the San Fran, Bay Area, Tattoo convention this weekend. To all our friends on the west coast,
"come-on man" stop down and pick one up.
Part 3 of Mike Rubendall's
feature out today. What a great series from the people at Vice. Check it out.
Everyday there is someone taking pictures on the steps across the street from the shop. Whether it's Rihanna, some marginally talented rappper with his pitbull by his side, or the 19 year old phtog, from NYU who swears they're going to be the next Annie Leibovitz. Here is our first douche bag of the day. Looks like Dudley Moore joined The Strokes.
An in progress Medusa by Justin on Chris from Philly.
Your own, personal, Jesus
Skull and Roses by Brian Paul
Kings Avenue Tattoo is happy to announce that Valerie Vargas
will be guest spotting at our New York City shop April 5 thru the 15th. If you are interested in booking some time, please email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your design.
In part 2 of the Mike Rubendall
series we hear how Mike began his career in the wild world of tattooing with the help of his mentor, Frank Romano. Also featured in this episode is some rare archival footage of Mike getting tattooed by one of his major influences, Filip Leu.
"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Please check out part one of this series. It's great to be a part of such a well done project and the support from everyone has been overwhelming. Thanks to you all and let's keep supporting the art of tattooing.
Mike Rubendall | Tattoo Age | VICE
Mike Rubendall is different than all the artists we've featured so far on Tattoo Age, and what makes him so different is that he primarily works in the suburbs.
A classic black and grey coat of arms from Brian
"Jesus Christ!" Awesome tattoo,