A Supercut of Tattoos in Film

Needles and Sins News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 05:51
Whether they be full plot points or a glimpse into the life a character, tattoos have played starring roles in the history of contemporary film. Highlighting many of the more noteworthy movie tattoos, from 1955 through the present, is "The... Marisa Kakoulas

Video Profile: Broken Heart Tattoo

Needles and Sins News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:16
Top tattoo by Soda Pop and bottom by Sky Cris.As part of their San Diego small business series, The Circus Cartel produced this video (embedded below) profiling Broken Heart Tattoo. In the 5-minute film, tattooer and shop owner Sky Cris... Marisa Kakoulas

Tattoo News Review

Needles and Sins News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:48
Tattoos above by Andreas "Curly" Moore.Tons of tattoo news hit the headlines while we were out on vacation, so I figured I'd give y'all a run-down of some of the ones I found most interesting:First off, I had to giggle... Marisa Kakoulas

The King of All Navels?

Modblog - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:32

My friend Steve has probably the most impressive navel I’ve personally seen. With his permission I’ll share the glory with all of you.

31mm of pure glory.

A navel this size also has its uses, especially during suspensions.

If you were wondering what this looks like with no jewelry in, have a look.

Footloose and Fancy Free

Needles and Sins News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 03:42
[... or rather, fancy feet!]We're off on a quick break to recharge but will be back with some fun, fresh posts on Thursday!xox,Marisa... Marisa Kakoulas

The Leu Family Art Portal

Needles and Sins News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:19
At a time when so many of those coming to tattooing are doing so from TV drama, what often gets lost is the history, craftsmanship, and community that are such integral parts of tattoo culture. And yet, above the noise,... Marisa Kakoulas

The Cook Myth & Western Tattooing

Needles and Sins News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 05:59
Sydney Parkinson's illustration of a tattooed Maori from Cook's first voyage.In case you missed it on the Needles & Sins Facebook group yesterday, Anna Felicity Friedman recently posted a large portion of her tattoo-history dissertation on her wonderful blog... Marisa Kakoulas

Clayton Patterson Leaves NYC

Needles and Sins News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 05:19
The discussion of NYC's gentrification is nothing new, but it still stings every time I learn of another institution of art, music & grit close its door to make way for mega-store or "luxury" anything. One living institution, who has... Marisa Kakoulas

Tattoo Copyright in Total Tattoo

Needles and Sins News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:54
In the latest edition of the UK's Total Tattoo Magazine (May 2014), you'll find my "Who Owns Your Tattoo?" article, this time looking at the issue through the UK's Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA). The title may evoke... Marisa Kakoulas

FUZI-UVTPK's Gallery Tattoos

Needles and Sins News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:11
French artist FUZI-UVTPK was interviewed by Complex Magazine in this video (shown below) while he was in Brooklyn, tattooing at Muddguts gallery. Complex describes FUZI as the pioneer of the "Ignorant Style," which I have to admit, I'm pretty ignorant... Marisa Kakoulas

When a ticket becomes just a tattoo

Needles and Sins News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:50
If you ever hung out in an American independent record store in the 90s, there's probably no doubt that you've heard of Rocket From The Crypt - an awesome alt-punk band (with a horn section!!) who emerged from the San... Brian Grosz


Needles and Sins News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:15
Beautiful mastectomy scar transformations have been featured numerous times on the blog -- the stories behind them as powerful as the artwork. What hasn't been explored in depth here are the technical considerations in tattooing over those scars. Thankfully, Pat... Marisa Kakoulas

Fine Dining?

Modblog - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:35

A select photo from the Kokomi Gallery. Click through to see what’s actually going on here. NSFW

3D Printer Tattoo Machine

Needles and Sins News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:15
Coming steps closer to a dystopian future ruled by robotic tattooers, a group of students in France hacked a Makerbot Replicator 3D printer to create a DIY tattoo machine, entitled the 3D Printer X Tattoo Machine project.According to, the... Marisa Kakoulas

Sanctioned TV: Tattoo Stories

Needles and Sins News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:42
Featuring some of black & grey's finest, "Tattoo Stories" is a video series by Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon, with the goal of exploring the work, and personal lives, of esteemed tattooers from an insider's perspective -- and not... Marisa Kakoulas
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