Bay Area Tattoo Convention
October 7, 2019
Bay Area Tattoo Convention Retrospective
In anticipation of the 15th annual Bay Area Tattoo Convention, set to take place in late October of 2019, TTTISM highlights some of its articles on the convention to date.
September 26, 2019
Body of Reverbs by Michele Servadio
In the second installation of our TTT(+) review of the artistic works of Michele Servadio, he tells us about the impetus behind his recent release, Body of Reverbs.
August 8, 2019
Arnaud Ele X Another Beautiful Day
Photographer Arnaud Ele presents his series of photos about a couple, and in particular Cat¬¬¬–a man who made his body the territory of positive thoughts.
August 4, 2019
Ed Hardy: Deeper Than Skin at the de Young Museum
Ed Hardy: Deeper Than Skin is an exhibition curated by the de Young Museum in San Francisco, California. The exhibition promises to be a monument to the history of tattooing and runs from July 13th to October 6th.
July 18, 2019
Parisian tattooist Joh (@21×29.7) tells TTTism about his self-taught beginnings as a tattooer. Now running a successful private studio some five years later, Joh is known for his experimental approach to (otherwise) iconic imagery.
June 24, 2019
Clemens Hahn (@clemens_hahn)
Clemens Hahn is tattooist and shop owner at Truly Yours Tattoo in Mannheim, Germany. Hahn offers contemporary subject matter done in a traditional aesthetic.
June 17, 2019
Denis is a Ukrainian tattooist based in Kiev. He works in a strong graphical style, utilizing imagery adopted from cyberpunk and other dystopian aesthetics. In this interview, Denis tells us how he went from law school to a career in tattooing and more.
June 3, 2019
Henry Hablak (@hhablak)
Henry Hablak is a Philadelphia-based tattooist. His figural work is inspired by various historical, religious, and mythological referents, offering a unique sensibility within a saturated industry.
May 9, 2019
Dustin Barnhart (@dustinbarnhart)
Dustin Barnhart is a tattooist and co-owner of Berlin Tattoo in Kitchener, Ontario. Barnhart combines impactful imagery and hints of illusionism in a neo-traditional aesthetic. He describes his origins as a tattooist, life as a shop owner, and more.
February 8, 2019
Andrew Stortz: Books Closed
We interview Andrew Stortz, the organizer, founder, and host of the exceptional podcast, Books Closed.
January 31, 2019
Chad Koeplinger on Hardcore Music: A Conversation With Ed Crooks
TTTism presents an interview between creator of the Still Life zine, Ed Crooks, and Nashville-based tattooist, Chad Koeplinger.
December 23, 2018
Brian Kennedy (@sewp)
TTTism presents a series of photos by tattooist, artist, and musician, Brian Kennedy (@sewp). The photo series follows Kennedy amidst his extensive travels in Europe and Asia.
August 7, 2018
Woojin Choi (@oozy_tattoo)
We interview Woojin Choi (@oozy_tattoo) about his self-made origins as a Korean tattooist. Choi’s unique style is contextualized by his time in university and ongoing passion for drawing.
December 21, 2017
Shop manager and tattoo collector, Maxime Dalix, shows us her considerable work–done almost exclusively in black and grey.
November 28, 2017
Photographer and tattooist Elvia Iannaccone Gezlev interviews Leafar Seyer of San Diego-based band, Prayers. Coupled with this interview are striking photos of the band taken in New York by Gezlev.
October 12, 2017
A brief essay written by Canadian ‘hand poke’ tattoo and performance artist, sally.
October 12, 2017
In conversation with Swiss born artist and owner of Mexico based tattoo studio Klassik31, Luciano Calderon – otherwise known as Luxiano.