I am entered in the Rockstar Energy, Sullen Art Collective and Inked Magazine 13th Artist Design A can contest. If you could please Vote for both of my designs, you can vote once A day per email so please do so I really appreciate the love and support. I consider myself more of an aspiring artist then I do an artist. I have A deep love and passion for Art in all of it’s many forms. This is the first time I have ever entered in anything like this. I actually made this design using my Samsung Galaxy S3. Winning this contest will be an opportunity of A lifetime for me. I consider myself the underdog in the contest cause all the other artist have extensive backgrounds with their Art to where im just A simple Aspiring Artist and Tattoo Artist. I hope I can get your Votes I highly appreciate them. http://www.inkedupworldtour.com
With My Father being A Tattoo Collector and being A Diabetic I thought I would share these Inspiring Diabetic Tattoos. It breaks my heart that I can no longer Tattoo my father nor can he get Tattoos in general due to risk of infection. My father has lost his left leg all the way up to just below the knee and has lost his big and second toe on his right foot all due to diabetes. I hope they can find A Cure one day but untill then take A look at the amazing inspirational Diabetic themed Tattoos and please help in anyway possible to support anyone you may know with Diabetes
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Copro Gallery presents artist Nikko Hurtados’ first solo art exhibition “Renati”. Nikko’s brand new body of work focuses on his talents as a fine artist with works on wood and paper. Nikko has become one of the forerunners in color portraiture tattoo work and has elevated himself into the upper echelons of the tattoo industry to earn himself a number of awards and admirers along the way. This exhibition represents a rebirth and new direction for his artistic skills as a painter and fine artist hence the title Renati which is latin for Reborn.
Born in 1981 in San Fernando Valley, California where he was raised by both his parents Nikko’s uncles and grandfather all sported their own homemade tattoos. Displaying his artistic talent from an early age, he would draw pictures of cartoon characters and give them to female classmates in an effort to get their attention. From junior high forward he attended art classes in school where he learned to draw professionally and then went on to attend ‘The Art Center of Pasadena’.
Fortunately for the tattoo industry, a friend of Nikkos’ opened up his own studio and invited Nikko to come and learn how to tattoo, giving him his start in the tattoo business. After a long stint working out of Ignition Tattoo in Apple Valley, Nikko began making plans to open his own studio ‘Black Anchor Collective’ in Hesperia, California which opened its doors in early 2010.
Nikko ‘s tattoo work is instantly recognizable as his own due to his ability to blend his personal style into every stunningly realistic portrait. Working with portraits of the stars of film and television as well as personal portraits of family and loved ones, he is able to capture that magic that seems to make his tattoos come alive. Using an incredible color palette he can create a perfectly realistic flesh tone for his tattoos and can change the texture of his designs at will. With his talents of creating beautiful art on peoples skin Nikko is using those same artistic skills to create paintings and drawings that will hang on collectors walls. “Renati” will be his first major foray into this field of art so DON’T MISS IT!
Tattooer Scott Howard (https://www.facebook.com/ScottEHoward) at The Living Canvas Tattoo Studio (http://www.bigtoptattoos.com/artists.html) outside Buffalo, NY has a phone that wont stop vibrating today but he took time to talk to Inkedmag.com. Howard is suddenly popular because he is responsible for the tattoo of Miley Cyrus from her “Wrecking Ball” music video that is blowing up the internet at the moment.
Howard often draws funny designs, puts them up on his Facebook page and sees if he has any takers. A few days ago the Disney Princess-turned-disaster was his muse for a sketch replete with a Yolo foam finger. Within five minutes, a guy he went to high school with was in and the rest can never be unseen. “I told him to make sure he was sure about getting it because he is going to get a lot of shit for this,” Howard says. “So he is definitely in on this big joke.
” Howard himself sports some mirthful tattoos including Mickey Mouse smoking meth (Disney on Ice) and a California Raisin shooting an AK-47 (Raisin’ Hell). All in all Howard says, “I’m proud of the Miley Cyrus piece. It’s a good tattoo.”
We unexpectedly ran into Danny this weekend at the NHRA Winternationals. We were doing our thing when he walked up and noticed a W sticker on the KROQ van. He spoke right up. “Hey, you guys have any of these stickers? I’ll trade you one for a tattoo.
“OK, we’ll take the bait. Whatcha got?
He pulled up his pant leg and lo and behold a killer Western Div logo, one of the cleanest we’ve seen. Danny says his plans are to fill in the open space with some SoCal landmarks. We can’t wait to see the finished product.
Danny was the Bob Marley day festival back in ‘09 and came across the KROQ booth. He swooped one of their last W stickers and instantly fell in love with the logo. Little did he know that his friend Steven Sandoval, a tattoo artist, also had a sticker. When they met up one afternoon they realized they were both rockin’ the sticker; Danny on his car and Steven in his tattoo shop. According to Danny, he told Steven to prep the ink.
“Either put the sticker down or tattoo it on me, one or the other.”
When asked what the tattoo meant to him, Danny said, “I’m in love with the The California lifestyle. I don’t think I could ever live anywhere else.” It unifies the whole SoCal area. I’ve got family in the North and South and this brings them all together.
California tattoo legend Edward “Chuco” Caballero died on November 2008 following a battle with an aggressive form of cancer; just as he had become one of the nations most familiar faces in the tattoo and lowrider scene. Thousands of family and friends mourned his loss as the “walking canvas” was laid to rest at the All Soul’s Cemetery, in Long Beach, California on Friday, November 7, 2008.
He was known to many as El Chuco and simply Chuy to others. Many considered the southern California native the true grand daddy pachuco with a natural zoot suit persona. He was remembered for his Calo dialect as he told stories about his life growing up as a pachuco in the in the 1960’s. He remained true to the style all the way to his recent death.As a pioneer of the tattoo community, Edward “Chuco” Caballero spent many years touring tattoo conventions worldwide. Just like tattoo legend Ed Hardey, Chuco too has become an legacy in the world of tattoos.
He earned a good reputation in the tattoo & lowrider scene, and was a popular representation ofGreenspan’s, the last original clothing store that sell vintage style pachuco clothing and other hard to find items.
Just like tattoo femme fatale Kat Von D, Edward “Chuco” Caballero became an immediate celebrity and gained the respect of tattoo aficionados around the world. Fans mourning his recent death have gone as far as tattoo portraits of Chuco on their bodies, as well as sport T-shirts with his image. His body’s monotone black and gray tattoos reflected cultural, religious and prison themes. Chuco was a true fan of Hollywood gangster Robert De Niro and confirmed his admiration for the celebrity by tattooing a portrait of De Niro on himself. Chuco was also known for his tattoos of American actresses Susan Hayward, Marilyn Manroe and the Statue of Liberty.”I grew up in the 60’s,” quoted Chuco, at the Body Art Expo in 2005 prior to his death, “when you could own a tattoo only if you were a gang member, a drug addict, or in prison. Now, celebrities and movie stars have made tattooing mainstream.
“We are honored to share all Chuco has achieved and present this page in his eternal loving memory. Enjoy!