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02nd December 2012
Sean Baltzell of Tower Classic Tattoo and Jesse Gordon of Inksmith & Rogers have put together this incredible flash book. With a forward written by the legendary Mike Wilson and featuring 376 page of the work of top US and International artists such as Oliver Macintosh, Scott Sylvia, Deno and Josh Arment this should be the best release of the year. You can pre-order this book for $200, which is less then $1 a sheet! The 11*14 book which ships February can be purchased via Eleven-Fourteen.com.Share
01st December 2012
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23rd November 2012
First off. To all our American readers, Happy Thanksgiving!
The Amsterdam Tattoo museum is a massive achievment by Henk "Hanky Panky" Schiffmacher. Unfortunately it's found itself embroiled in some legal problems and could do with the support of the tattoo community at large to help make sure it remains in the right hands. The museum has released the following statement:
Comrades at arms!
It is been overwhelming, we’re blown away by the enormous support we’ve had the last 24 hours. Never before in my whole history as a tattoo artist I’ve come across such an enormous exposition of positive energy. Reactions worldwide, tweets and retweets, pictures on Instagram, posts on Facebook, etc. It’s a tough fight, but we’re in to win this.
Again today we were denied access to our museum. Locks have been changed, negotiations with the police to get personal matters like tattoo machines were necessary. A tidal wave of local and national press were served all day. Negotiations with landlords, lawyers and businessmen took place. Do not despair my friend. We will fight this with success. Stay tuned!
P.S. Lawsuit is about 1.5 million Euros and has no ground at all. Come see us on December 8th. Help us fight for our art, fight for our history, fight for our future, fight for our museum!
How can you help us?
- First of all, keep spreading the word!
- Make a donation on PayPal, big or small at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Make a tattoo for the museum, donate, take a picture and participate in the 1000 tattoos for the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum competition
- Sing a song on YouTube
- Make a “Save The ATM” t-shirt
- Bake cookies
- Throw a party
- Become a member of the Blue Bone Society
- Put us in your will
- Sell your body
- Throw us a gig
- Rob a bank
- Organize an auction
- Participate in the December 2nd worldwide Tattoos for History day in participation with www.tattooplatform.nl.
Keep up the fight!
Yours truly, Hanky Panky, Louise, Annemarie & Tessa…
More information about the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum can also be found on www.amsterdamtattoomuseum.com.Share
21st November 2012
To salute the last ten years of epic Sailor Jerry action, a short film has been created of never-seen-before archived footage from legendary Sailor Jerry Presents gigs, events and backyard barbecues over the years, all set to the iconic 1979 punk track Where Eagles Dare by The Misfits. Like Sailor Jerry himself, The Misfits are independent spirits united in the fierce protection of their legacy. They have never before allowed their work to be used commercially, until now, testament to the band’s shared ethos with Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins himself. The exhilarating two-minute short film is an assault on the senses combining the past ten years of action-packed Sailor Jerry moments with historic WWII-era Honolulu material taken from the Hori Smoku documentary on the life and times of the legend himself, Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins. Check it out at http://bit.ly/TNLUPCShare