Talent: Marisa Kakoulas and Margot Mifflin On Tattooing

Such a great piece on Cool Hunting today!

Veteran tattoo artists that happen to be female.

 

I love the part about the gypsy tattoo.  That female face – why?  Don’t get me wrong, these can be beautiful.  But I’m just curious about what that actually means to the person who wants that tattoo.

Here is another great piece of history from the article:  “Jesse Knight, the first British female tattooist, who started in 1921. She learned from her dad, who tattooed the family crest on her back. She was the only female artist in the UK for decades; she ran her own shop and built her own machines. A client Knight tattooed when she was in her 60s remembers her lighting a match and holding it out to prove she still had a steady hand, and she still tattooed into the ‘80s. Happily, a lot of her flash and photos of her work survive—you can see it in the book. She was a true pioneer.”

Check out the article and the links to Powerhouse Arena regarding the panel discussion.

Interview: Marisa Kakoulas and Margot Mifflin on Tattooing in the New Millennium – Cool Hunting.

Shooting Up A Tattoo Shop Cuz They Won’t Pierce You….

So this woman goes to a tattoo shop around 10PM.  She asks for a piercing.  I can’t help but wonder what she wanted pierced.  They inform her that they do not do piercings.  She leaves.  She comes back with a dude, and shoots up the shop and a car. (I wonder if this is Trinity Tattoo???  Anyone know?)

This is Colorado, Sally.  Not Florida.  Go smoke a little weed and relax.  You can get a hole put into your body tomorrow!!!

An Image Of Bullets And A Window Or Something

 

7NEWS – Shots fired outside tattoo shop after woman denied a piercing – Local Story.

He Has A Spider On His Cheek. But They Can’t Find Him. Oh! This is Florida!

I’m sorry Florida.

There really, honestly has to be something in your water.

Why can’t anyone find this dude?  I mean, he has a HUGE FRIGGIN SPIDER ON HIS FACE!!!

Playing Hard To Get/Catch?

I don’t mean to be rude, but I really believe that Florida needs a massive, massive overhaul.  Massive.  Am I right??

Deltona man with spider facial tattoo wanted in attack | News-JournalOnline.com.

Tattoo Bob’s Ribs. No, They’re Not Tattooed. Oh Wait…Maybe They Are!

I love this story. I’m not a huge carnivore/bbq loving person, but I think it’s kind of awesome that Bob West found his calling in life and is making a great living being free and doing what he does.

Doesn't He Look Happy??

Meet Tattoo Bob, the guy behind those killer ribs at Bag N Save – Omaha.com.

Master Inker?

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I didn’t get to see Ink Master last night.  Oh my god, I wanted to see it so badly!  Like I was a 16 year old wanting to see Johnny Rotten perform live (yeah, I wanted that all the time when I was 16.  17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and probably for a few more years too).  But Kiddo couldn’t sleep.  She was scared.  So I shed Mama Tattoo to be plain old Mama and cuddled up in her bed with her.

There’s nothing quite like sleeping with my daughter.  I have to make her face the wall and not speak to me.  This is an exercise in futility.  She likes to “talk” to me about, well, everything.  This is where she tells me that her teacher tells her to wake up during the day.  It’s when she tells me her real feelings about her classmates (she does this using a scale of her 7 year old hands being spread apart or slammed together.  Sometimes the hands spread apart, come together and form a heart.  This I usually miss because I’ve turned the other way in an effort to ignore her.  But it’s impossible.  I’m sorry, look, I know how irritating it is to hear about someone’s kid, but mine is so frigging entertaining, and sweet, and funny.

I fell asleep moments after I felt the twitch.  She twitches as she falls asleep.  I usually wait for two twitches and then it’s safe to get up and go to the living room.  I was out before #2!

So don’t tell me who won.  I will watch it today after volunteering for the book fair in Kiddo’s school.  My guess is that Tatu Baby will be out, that Joey will be out and that Jime will win.  Coming back next year should be Kyle.  I was so sad to see him go.  I love Tatu Baby, but I really thought he should have been part of the final three.

I totally loved Craig, and I have to say I didn’t like the show as much once he was gone.

I’ll update when I catch up!!