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  • Tattoo Prodigies 2

    Posted at December 27, 2014

    We are excited to announce the long awaited book, Tattoo Prodigies 2: A Collection of the Best Tattoos by the World’s Best Tattoo Artists, is now available! 

    This phenomenal book has been 2 years in the making and it's finally here!  I can't wait until everyone gets a look at this one!  This is a high quality, hard bound coffee table book that is 10 inches wide by 13 inches tall and about 2 inches thick.  This book is a monster, weighing in at 9 pounds!  All 600 pages are printed in full color and include 170 hand picked tattoo artists with over 2,000 photos, 68 artist interviews and it also has a tattoo collaboration section in the back of the book!  What amazes me the most besides the awesome tattoos, is all the similarities in the interviews, the work ethic and determination, the passion for the art and the respect, amongst many other things.  Tattoo Prodigies 2, has double the amount of artists, with over twice as many pages than the first Prodigies, and we kept it the same price!  In this day and age, talented artists abound in the tattoo world—Tattoo Prodigies 2 features the world’s best tattoo artists with carefully selected full-color galleries of impressive tattoo accomplishments.  It also features inspiring stories and interviews throughout, and a lot of the interview questions are not your typical questions you would get in most interviews, you'll have to read it to find out.  Not only is this book eye candy for ink collectors and artists alike, the content is sure to motivate those seeking to advance and learn.  Pick up your copy today and enjoy an inspiring journey! Published by Memento Publishing 

     

     

     


  • Inked Up Tour 2014

    Posted at December 09, 2014

    I wanted to thank everyone that voted for an artist's can design for The Inked Up World Tour Contest, which was put on by RockStar, Sullen and Inked Mag.  They had it last year as well with different artists.  This year 12 different tattoo artists designed a Rockstar can early 2014 just for this contest and promotional purposes only.

     
    Each artist had a tattoo convention stop where they were the featured artist for this tour they were a part of.  It was a good time!  My stop was in Calgary Canada and it was the last stop of the tour.  The grand prize for this contest was $20k!  
     
    When I decided to participate in the Inked Up World Tour, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to try and accomplish.  My plan was to design a Rockstar can and if I were to win I would donate 100% of the $20,000.00 Grand Prize to charity!  My biggest struggle was figuring out which one to donate to? There are so many great causes that need financial assistance. After performing a lot of research into different charities, I got wind about this great foundation from Skip Schumaker and it truly touched my heart.  If I would of won, the plan was to donate the ENTIRE $20,000.00 to the Jessie Rees Foundation! Win or lose, I'd also be giving away a free tattoo to one lucky person I'll randomly select from a list of voter e-mails when I get them. If the winner of the tattoo decides against the tattoo due to any reasons, I'll personally donate more money towards the cause!  
     
    Unfortunately, I didn't win the Grand Prize, but on a positive note I got third place which was still in the green!  Third place was $1500 bucks, we wrote a tax free check to the foundation.  I wish I could have done more but it's all over and again thank you to everyone that voted for me!

    I would like it if it didn't stop here, if you are looking for an amazing place to donate to a great cause or to learn more about this great foundation please visit:
     www.negu.org
     
    This video is about 7 minutes long but its worth watching! https://www.youtube.com/user/negujess
     
    Thanks Again!