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The art of the "triple"

I noticed a comment the other day and it got me thinking. The comment said "I wish I could triple like that.". He was referring to an image that Champ did in Photoshop of this Ganesha tattoo. If you've spent any amount of time looking at tattoos…

Updated Shop Photos

After a decade of being in business we did a little decorating, and the good folks at JG Color Studio hooked up the shop with a much needed facelift. As you can see the shop is looking good, and we're happy with the new look. Of course we urge…
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Off the Map Tattoo LIVE! Aaron Della Vedova

The good folks at Off the Map Tattoo have always been an active part of the tattoo community, and they have teamed up with TattooNowTV.com to bring us a series of podcasts with lots of great footage and interviews from many of today's most talented…
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If you wanna play, you gotta pay.

In some circles they say "never trust a tattooer that doesn't have any tattoos", and while it might not be true in all cases, here is one good reason why a tattooer should have tattoos; the artists ability to truly empathize with their client.…
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#GettingSketchy-Eno

For our second installment of the #GettingSketchy series we decided to take a look at work from the one and only Eric Kuiken, aka Eno. He describes his artistic style as "pop surrealism" and around these parts he is certainly the go-to-guy for…
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Honkey Kong's BlkNgld

Adam Hathorn is a machine! There's no doubt about it. His illustrative twist on people's ideas will likely keep him a busy man for years to come. One of the signature parts of his creative process that we have come to love over the years is…
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Guest Artist Rus Laich

Watch out for these guys! Or good buddy Rus will be tattooing here in San Diego for a couple of days, specifically Feb. 20-22, 2014. You better get in when you can!     He currently tattoos at Alchemy Tattoo in Los Angeles, but hails…
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Black Magic Art Show

A few days ago we announced the opening of the Black Magic show over at Subtext Gallery in San Diego, CA. There was so much talent at this show, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite pieces on display. Naturally, we think the best ones…
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Works in Progress

Here are a few pieces that we hope to complete this year. 2013 was really productive, and hopefully this next year it is going to be even better! This is what we have done so far. Aaron Della Vedova     Eno     Nick…
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"Champ Ink"

  The good folks at Creative Capture Films just posted this short feature on our very own Champion Grubbs. In this video, filmmaker Alejandro Ramos gives us some insight on Champ's entry into tattooing, and they also tell us a little bit…