Tuesday, June 29, 2010

These tattoos are PERMANENTLY awful | Horikyo Tattoo Design

This past weekend, I was in lovely New Orleans, LA for a wedding. During the many hurricanes, mint juleps, and "3 for 1" beverages, the topic of tattoos came up, with two of my sister-in-laws considering getting one while they were there. I have nothing against tattoos--the right hidden pic or meaningful phrase can be a source of pride and add character. There's just nothing I can think of that I would want to have permanently inked onto my body (other than, of course, John Stamos clinging to the back of a giant panda, or Reginald Vel Johnson flipping off the Statue of Liberty). I've heard many horror stories of some tattoo mistakes friends have made, but none can be as bad as the tattoos I've collected and commented on below. Take a look, but be forewarned: SOME ARE ADULT IN NATURE!

So...their offspring would be purple right? Purple, mythical, and horny.

Well, they got the comedy right...but the rest is a real "tradgey."

"No no no! I said I fucking love vegetables, not vegetables fu--nevermind. *sigh*"

"What do you mean Tower Records doesn't exist anymore? Where am I going to work?"

Hi ho, hi ho, don't wanna see this no mo'...

Hey baby, I hear tattoos a'callin.' Tossed salad and scrambled eggs!

"Get these mutha' fuckin' snakes off my mutha' fuckin' plain...ol' arm!"

I support the format, too, but...I guess it's not as mortifying as the BetaMax tat on his forehead.

Hours upon hours were spent on this design. Elegant, yet simple. A tattoo triumph. Dick Butt, indeed, kind sir...Dick Butt indeed.

"I mean, I really, really love Dolphins. And marijuana. Those are, like, my two passions in life. Porpoises and Pot. Do you have anything in your book that encompasses both of--oh shit, you do!"


Worst tattoo ever, or BEST TATTOO IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD? I'll let you be the judge. (I hope this isn't how I now remember Patrick Swayze...I love the guy!)

Not cool be confused with Vanilla Ice, who is cool AS ice, not Mr. Cool Ice. I like the "aww shucks" expression of the skeleton.

For all true HulkamaniBACKS.

This one is pretty famous...an epic, epic tattoo art failure. When beauty becomes beast...

Upside: For your armpit, EVERY week is Shark Week!

I'm shakin' for a little Cl'aiken! If I were invisible...I'd be a much better tattoo!

The worst tattoo mistakes | Horikyo Tattoo Design

1-Do not tattoo someones name or portrait

It may feel like the person will always be in your heart and deserves to get that special attention. Unfortunately, this is one of the biggest and most common mistakes. The reason is...no matter how you feel, how in love you are right now, you may not last forever. You do not want an ex's name on you forever, especially when you find someone new. But there is an exception : this may be a good idea if you are considering the name or face of your child or parents.

See also : Gwyneth Paltrow expresses love for Chris Martin with a ‘C’ tattoo!

2- Do not get a cheap and nasty tattoo
As Kat Von D from the hit TV show LA Ink says:
"Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good. Far too many times, people choose an artist based on price. That should be the last priority on your list when it comes to getting a tattoo." (Source

3- Never agree to get a tattoo when you're in the wrong state of mind
If you're drunk, depressed or under pressure, don't get a tattoo done. You know it's a whim when you find yourself in a tattoo studio and you hadn't even considered getting a tattoo the night before! It's good to be spontaneous, but not with something that will last you the rest of your life. Source

4- Choose the right design

Choosing the right design is absolutely vital to the amount of pleasure you get from your tattoo. Do not compromise on what you want. The final choice of tattoo design must be yours. After all, you're the one who'll have to live with it. Source

5- Finally, the tattoo and aftercare

On the day your tattoo is created, a better overall affect will be achieved if you are well slept and well fed. If you are tense, full of stress or restless, it will take longer and the tattoo won't be as perfect. Once completed, most tattoos will take up to a month to heal properly. During the whole healing process, follow the aftercare recommendations of your tattoo artist. Source

Japanese Snake Tattoo | Horikyo Tattoo Design

Snake Tattoo,  japanese Tattoo
Snake Tattoo,  japanese Tattoo
Snake Tattoo,  japanese Tattoo

Japanese Snake Tattoo | Horikyo Tattoo Design

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Horiyoshi Tattoo Design | Horikyo Tattoo Design

horiyoshi tattoo, tattoo designHoriyoshi Tattoo Design | Horikyo Tattoo Design

The Japanese tattoo has a worldwide reputation for their artistic and features an integrated design and sophistication of the techniques of drawing. Tradicionalmente se hacía a mano utilizando una estaca de madera, la cual llevaba amarrada en la punta, más de una docena de agujas. Traditionally done by hand using a wooden stake, which was moored at the end, more than a dozen needles. Mientras se estiraba la piel con una mano se golpeteaba rítmicamente el área a tatuar con la otra, este estilo de tatuaje es conocido como tebori. While stretching the skin with one hand rhythmically banging tattooing area with the other, this style of tattoo is known as tebori.
Horiyoshi III,nació en el año de 1946, en Shimada (Shizuoka) y es considerado uno de los maestros de este arte japonés , fue tatuado a los 21 años por Horiyoshi II en su estudio ubicado en la ciudad de Yokohama. Horiyoshi III, was born in 1946, Shimada (Shizuoka) and is considered one of the masters of Japanese art, was tattooed at age 21 by Horiyoshi II in his studio located in the city of Yokohama.
En 1971 se convirtió en el discípulo de Horiyoshi II y posteriormente fue su sucesor (1979). In 1971 he became the disciple of Horiyoshi II and later his successor (1979).
Actualmente el trabaja en su estudio de Yokohama, en donde ha abierto un museo del tatuaje en el que se pueden conocer la historia y costumbres del tatuaje en la cultura japonesa. Currently working in his studio in Yokohama, where he opened a tattoo museum in which you can discover the history and customs of tattoos in Japanese culture.

famous tattoo artists | Horikyo Tattoo Design

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Paul Booth was born in Boonton New Jersey and is one of the painters of the world's most famous tattoo artists, style, dark and morbid qualities of the gray scale tattoos are readily apparent. Sus amigos lo llaman “Master of darkness”. His friends call him "Master of Darkness." Es autodidacta en su estilo de dibujo y pintura. It is self-taught in painting and drawing style. Es uno de los pioneros del Gotik Art y del tatuaje Satánico y oscuro que el ha concebido a trabes de lecturas de los clásicos de la novela de terror. It is one of the pioneers of Art and Tattoo Gotik dark Satanic has conceived the girders of readings of classic horror novel. De el Shawn Barber dice que es el hombre que tatuó al Diablo. In the Shawn Barber says he is the man who tattooed the Devil.
Gracias a Booth el tatuaje ha pasado de ser algo marginal a ser un arte reconocido como tal. Thanks to Booth tattooing has gone from being a marginal to be recognized as an art. Su estudio de Nueva York se llama The Last Ritos Tattoo y entre sus clientes están sobre todo gente del mundo del Metal y el Rock como Phil Anselmo de Pantera, los componentes del grupo Slipknot o su amigo Ozzy Osbourne. His study of New York is called The Last Rites Tattoo and its customers are mostly people in the world of Rock and Metal and Phil Anselmo of Pantera, Slipknot members of the group or your friend Ozzy Osbourne.

Burlesque and Tattoos Design | Horikyo Tattoo Design

Tattoos DesignBurlesque and Tattoos Design | Horikyo Tattoo Design

The burlesque, with roots in commedia dell'arte, was changing shape from the Victorian era, which was a musical parody. Ya en el siglo XX, en los music halls de Estados Unidos, se conformó el género que ha llegado a nuestros días: una mezcla de cabaré y vodevil, con música, magia, contorsionismo y un strip-tease final. Already in the twentieth century, music halls in the United States, was formed genre that has come down to us: a mix of cabaret and vaudeville, with music, magic, contortion and striptease final. Todo con una pátina de humor picante. All with a veneer of spicy humor. En los noventa surgió el neo burlesque, pero hasta que Dita von Teese se paseó del brazo de Marilyn Manson por el mundo, el género no saltó del underground al gran público. In the nineties came the neo burlesque, but until Dita von Teese walked arm in arm with Marilyn Manson in the world, gender did not jump the underground to the public.

La Dita española se llama Vinila von Bismark y es la estrella de la noche. The Spanish called Vinila Dita von Bismarck and is the star of the night. "En Madrid hay garitos que incluyen actuaciones con inspiración burlesque, pero nadie hace estas galas tan completas, con un concepto detrás, maestro de ceremonias y todo", dice la lideresa de Krakovia. "In Madrid there are gambling that include burlesque-inspired performances, but nobody does these galas as complete, with a concept behind, master of ceremonies and everything," says the leader of Krakow. Antes de salir a escena, Mambo Tabú, en quimono y con labios de purpurina roja, la presenta con un monólogo grandilocuente: "Esta es la fiesta del poderío de la carne, aquí huele a látex, a fetichismo, a humo... Os vamos a hacer viajar en el tiempo". Before going on stage, Mambo Tabu in kimono with red glitter lips, presents a grand monologue: "This is the celebration of the power of the flesh, this smells like latex, fetish, smoke ... I we do travel in time. "

Alternative models Tattoo | Horikyo Tattoo Design

Alternative models TattooAlternative models Tattoo | Horikyo Tattoo Design

Development of alternative models is a branch of the modeling industry that offers models that do not conform to principal ideals of beauty. Los modelos alternativos tienen un estilo personal que representa a las subculturas como goth, látex burlesco, y el fetichismo . Alternative models have a personal style that represents the goth subcultures, latex, burlesque, and fetishism. Un modelo alternativo, por ejemplo, puede ser tatuado, perforado, o tener el cabello distintivamente subculturales (afeitado, teñido de un color distintivo natural, o en dreadlocks). An alternative model, for example, can be tattooed, drilled, or distinctively subcultural having hair (shaved, dyed a distinctive color natural, or in dreadlocks).

Elaboración de modelos alternativos pueden ser vestido o desnudo. Development of alternative models can be clothed or naked.

Elaboración de modelos alternativos fue dado importantes medios de comunicación de cobertura en la última década, en parte, a través de la creación y divulgación de la comunidad de sitios basados en modelos alternativos, como GodsGirls y SuicideGirls. Sitios de la comunidad alternativas de modelos promovió sus modelos por su personalidad, así como por su aspecto Development of alternative models was given major media coverage in the last decade, partly through the creation and dissemination of community models based on alternative sites, as GodsGirls and SuicideGirls. Sites of the community promoted alternative models his models for his personality as well as by their appearance

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shogun - Dragon Tattoo | Horikyo Tattoo

Snake Tattoo | Horikyo Tattoo

Snake Tattoo

Tattoo Tribal Back Piece Tattoo, Special Issue | Horikyo Tattoo

Tattoo Tribal Back Piece Tattoo, Special Issue

Special Annual Edition, 160 Pages in colour (About 800 Back Pieces), standard quality print, Glued Binding. Really Nice collection of Back Pieces Tattoo by one the most established Tattoo Magazines in Japan).

The long tradition of Japanese full-back tattoos is continued in this substantial collection of images which invariably demonstrate elaborate artistry and skill. Illustrated throughout with photographs of tattoos, each work is clearly presented with room to accommodate full body designs and allows for particular themes to be examined. Back tattoo designs are divided into different sections which cover themes such as: mysterious snakes, beauty is fear, dragons, colour variations, gods and heros etc.

It includes pictures from artists such as* To name a few: Shige, Horiyoshi III, Ink rat, Sabado, Genko, Gotch, Gakkin, Kansai Horishin and the list goes on. 150 Pages (800 back piece tattoos) of Back Pieces covering new style and traditional Japanese Tattoo! At an affordable Price!

Most of the content are photographs of Great Tattoos. No non sense text. It also includes a listing of some of the top Japanese Tattoo Studios.

They have actually published a few special editions, The Back Piece Tattoo issue is definitely my favourite one! You’ll find tattoos they have published in their monthly subscriptions. The best selected Back Pieces are all included in this volume! Back Pieces are often the best tattoos one can get! What a great canvas! You can’t go wrong with this book. If you love tattoos, one of the best buy today.

My only negative comments is that with the quality of the tattoos they have in there, they could have made it a hard cover, but then they might have doubled or tripled the Price for the sake of it! So I can’t complain! All printed on black or white background, so clearly 100% Focus on the tattoos!

One of my favourite point, except for the amazing selection, are the few full page Back Pieces where you only see the outline! Simply amazing outlines!So many Good designs by the top tattoos artists in there! You’ll definitely find some inspiration for your next creation.