02 março, 2011

The Tattoo Parlor

Norman Collins, a.k.a Sailor Jerry changed it all. When the tattoos were for prisoners, sailors, and they were made with old pens and bizarre instruments, he came along. He introduced hospital-quality sterilization into tattoos, a new shaped needles (and single-use) and made his own ink, with safe pigments. The lines: defined and net, the colours: brilliant, intense and forever-lasting.





But everything evolves! And nowadays we can find incredible artists whom have drunk from Jerry's art.

El Monga (Aloha Tattoos, Spain)


El Carlo (Aloha Tattoos, Spain)


Bart Bingham (New York)


Jonas Pedersen (Sweden)


And me... I'm a tiny little fish compared to all this tattoo sharks, but why don't show off a little!

(La Familia Inksta, Spain)

16 Comments:

At 2.3.11, Blogger Scometa said...

Shiver me timbers! Gots to have me one a those

 
At 2.3.11, Blogger ::Andre:: said...

Next show: Julia tattooing each Amp member. Date: tbc.

I want one for a long time, really like the art itself, my question is always the same: "what should I get?". Too undecided about it... Any tattooist-psychologist out there?

 
At 2.3.11, Blogger Mafarrico said...

i always have the same take on that question André: choose the first design you felt the chills about, the one that gave you goosebumps on the skin and churnings in the stomach. Overthinking the choice has never really worked well in my opinion. well..has long as your first choice isn't a skull or some other trve metal motif :P

 
At 2.3.11, Blogger Neuroticon said...

I want one for a long time, really like the art itself, my question is always the same: "what should I get?". Too undecided about it... Any tattooist-psychologist out there? (x2)

 
At 2.3.11, Blogger Tiago said...

I want one for a long time, really like the art itself, my question is always the same: "what should I get?". Too undecided about it... Any tattooist-psychologist out there? (x3)

 
At 2.3.11, Blogger jorge silva said...

I admire a lot the work of Guy Aitchison and, on a different level, Paul Booth.
About me having a tattoo: it´s one of those things I believe I won´t die without having one or more, but other things always get in the way...

 
At 2.3.11, Blogger pris said...

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At 2.3.11, Blogger priscilla fontoura said...

personally i don't like body art reduced to itself i prefer when you put something transcendental in it.

 
At 3.3.11, Blogger vera viana said...

my personal problem is different: more ideas for tattos than money or time to make them...

 
At 3.3.11, Blogger Mafarrico said...

money should not really be an issue if you want to have some guarantees that it is done right. you must always ascertain that the artist of your choosing has experience in tattooing designs similar to yours or has enough 'street cred' when it comes to drawing new motifs/improvising

 
At 3.3.11, Blogger Mafarrico said...

also, has priscilla said: i find it extremely confusing to see young kids who already have half sleeves and neck tats and such.
there can't really be no history there, no life experiences, no transcendence, just exhibitionist dimwits with questionable intellects and a craving for recognition

 
At 3.3.11, Blogger vera viana said...

@ Mafarrico: perhaps, in some years to come, today’s youngsters will repent most of the tattoos (and piercings) they’ve done.
But don’t you think they’ll grow used to it?
I think it’s not for us to judge them in this matter – everybody knows tattoos are for life, and if not, then the problem is elsewhere - irresponsible parents or unconscious tattooists…
When I spoke about money, my concern was not for being stingy, but for problems of a different kind, aggravated by the fact that I would never make a small tattoo. But thank you for your concern, surely (if ever I manage to make it), never will I confide such an important matter to somebody not trustworthy…

 
At 3.3.11, Blogger Rodolfo said...

wether they come to regret it or not in the future, those kids are responsible for making body mod present everywhere and that's a nice thing.

most tattoo artists I know won't make neck tats on people with less than a couple sleeves already tattooed, but I guess that there are others less scrupulous.

tattoos don't have to be made with transcendental reasons in mind; not always anyway. personally, I like a lot of tats that were made just for the sake of beauty, and that's important too. there is nothing wrong with liking pretty inks on oneself, if nothing else, they will make us happy for wearing some fine art on our skin.

my tats all have some spiritual meaning indeed, but I also plan on having some just for the aesthetics of it.

 
At 3.3.11, Blogger priscilla fontoura said...

Rodolfo that's your point of view :)

 
At 3.3.11, Blogger Scometa said...

AI QUE INTERNACIONAIS QUE SOMOS!

 
At 3.3.11, Blogger Mafarrico said...

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