Robert Atkinson and Jojo Ackermann: Ten Thousand Waves

By Nicki Kasper

How long have you guys been tattooing? Where are you from?  What shops were you in before opening Ten Thousand Waves? 
 
Robert: We both started tattooing in 1992… I grew up in Santa Clarita, North LA.  I’ve worked in many shop throughout my career, Melrose Tattoo, Royal

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Tattoo by Adam Hays. @adamguyhays #adamguyhays #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.

Tattoo by Adam Hays. @adamguyhays #adamguyhays #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.

Tattoo by Joel Baca. @joel_baca #joelbaca #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.

Tattoo by Joel Baca. @joel_baca #joelbaca #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.

Why Tattooing Is Universal

Maori face paint (Ralph Orlowski/Reuters)

A National Geographic photographer explains why many cultures view the body as a blank canvas.

OLGA KHAZAN ORIGINAL ARTICLE FOUND HERE

ASPEN, Colo.—Tattooing, when you think about it, is like smiling: Nearly every culture does it, but not

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What’s in a Name?

By Deb Yarian

By Don Yarian

The first thing out of my mouth when a couple says ” We’ve decided to have a baby ” is usually “Congratulations” not ” What happens if you get a divorce?”

I wish as many obstetricians counseled their patients against having babies using the same reasoning as

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The Lesson of the Needle

By Aimee Heckel

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I try to relax into the needle scraping across my skin.

Accept the discomfort with love, I keep telling myself, knowing that love is the opposite of fear, and that any drop of fear will destroy this experience. If I let fear cloud me now, I am going to

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Collaborative Tattooing - Saved Tattoo NYC

Artists Thomas Hooper and Chris O’Donnell collaborate on full back tattoo. 

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Tattoo by Beppe Shiro. @beppeshiro #beppeshiro #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.

Tattoo by Beppe Shiro. @beppeshiro #beppeshiro #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.

Tattoo by Alexander Grim. @alexandergrim #alexandergrim #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.

Tattoo by Alexander Grim. @alexandergrim #alexandergrim #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.

Tattoo by Len Leye. @lenleye #lenleye #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.

Tattoo by Len Leye. @lenleye #lenleye #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.