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The 2021 Feather Falls Tattoo Expo

After the last year and a half without tattoo events, it was a breath of fresh air to be attending one, especially in California. Held on May 7 – 9, 2021, at Feather Falls Casino in Oroville, north of Sacramento, the expo was packed with spectators in the banquet hall—giving the impression that tattoo demand will […]

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Kari Barba: The Queen of Modern Tattooing

Kari Barba has been tattooing for four decades. One of the few female tattooists in the field in the 1980s who has devoted to raising awareness on gender equality and pushing tattoo-hygiene standards to what we recognize today. She is tattoo royalty, owner of Outer Limits, the longest-running tattoo studio in America and the second […]

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The Joker: Q&As with Celebrated Tattooer Tommy Montoya

Tommy Montoya has witnessed in first-person the underground and the mainstream of the tattoo scene. Recognized for his persistent 20 years of West-coast black-and-gray tattooing, Montoya, a California-based artist rose to global fame for starring in television shows like “NY Ink” (2011 – 2013). In 2019, Tommy Montoya and Ryan Ashley Malarkey headlined the “Feather […]

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Chris Garver Interview: Tattooing from the Gutter to the Top

In a summarized historical explanation, the “Tattoo Renaissance” began in the late 1950s with tattooers like Lyle Tuttle, Don Nolan, Zeke Owens, Ed Hardy, and others pioneering the way. “Between the hippie movement of the late ‘60s and the feminist campaigns and rights movements, the tattoo industry saw itself in the midst of a rebirth […]

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From Berlin with Love: Tattoo Flash by Brian Kelly

Prolific tattooists Ben Corday and Sailor Jerry have continued to inspire new generations—think: sailing ships, pin-up girls, skulls and hearts—all of those symbols defined the “American Old-School Tattoos.” The same icons that US-native Brian Kelly has revived on skins and in tattoo flash. “Sometimes I use liquid acrylic for the white parts of the paintings. […]

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Old-School Charm at the Santa Rosa Tattoo Studio

After seeing the efficiently managed, 28th Santa Rosa Tattoo & Blues, the longest running tattoo convention in California, Scene360 was curious to meet up with co-organizer Daat Kraus who also owns and runs a studio by similar name, “Santa Rosa Tattoo” (originally established in 1978 by Bert Rodriguez). The shop is situated in a renovated […]

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Interview with Tattoo Goddess Ryan Ashley Malarkey

In just a few years Ryan Ashley Malarkey has soared to international fame by winning the 2016 “Ink Master” and starring on the 2017 reality show, “Ink Master: Angels.” In 2018 she was the most sought-after tattooist—headlining conventions in many countries including the United States, Mexico, England, Spain—and on the cover of top magazines Tattoo […]

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Bright and Shining Realistic Tattoos by Shannon Perry

Inspired by the way light travels through prisms, tattooer Shannon Perry started to experiment. “The first time I did a reflective piece, I had no intention of it being so realistic. I just didn’t feel the need to stylize it.” She achieves the luminous effect through “a process of breaking the image down into a million […]

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Dynamic Character Sketches in Ink: Interview with Cutty Bage

Portraits come to life in the tattoos of Cutty Bage, an artist working from Speakeasy Tattoo Co. in Boone, North Carolina. Inspired by horror and mystery, she uses her skill to add new dimensions to peculiar characters from comics, film, and literature, such as Wednesday Addams, Agent Cooper, and Edgar Allen Poe. Cutty Bage began […]

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Color, Shape & Movement: An interview with Arielle Bobb-Willis

New York-based photographer Arielle Bobb-Willis initially turned to photography to help manage her depression and it has been her art form of choice ever since. Using bold, monochromatic clothing and atypical poses, her work has a distinct painterly influence. In fact, she views her models more as shapes than anything else, showing the deep influence […]