North Jersey Notes: Lamps Burning

My boy Christian from Split Vision used to sing for this band Lamps Burning out of Union City, NJ. Since Christian left the band, I haven’t heard from Lamps Burning. So, I decided to see what they were up to via their MySpace page, myspace.com/lampsburning, and what did I find? …

by   |  06/03/2008  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Bullistic

I was surfing MySpace the other day, and I came across a great band out of Richmond, Virginia, who just so happens to be playing at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ, next Friday night, June 13. So, technically I can write about them. The name of the band is Bullistic, and …

by   |  05/27/2008  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Bullistic

Body Inkorporated: West Nyack, NY

Under the advisement of a few friends, I decided to check out this new tattoo shop that just opened its doors in West Nyack, NY, just last February. The shop is called Body INKorporated and owner Rick Payne is no stranger to the area. In fact, Rick used to own …

by   |  05/07/2008  |  Comments Off on Body Inkorporated: West Nyack, NY

Jersey City Tattoo: Jersey City, NJ

As I drove through Jersey City, which I am familiar with through my day job, I was thinking to myself, “Where the hell did The Aquarian send me to and who the hell did I piss off?” Little did I know that there was a diamond in the rough, or …

by   |  04/02/2008  |  Comments Off on Jersey City Tattoo: Jersey City, NJ

Electric Lotus Tattoo: Boonton, NJ

A little bird told me about this little tattoo shop in Boonton, NJ, called Electric Lotus Tattoo. So, I did my research and checked the place out. Electric Lotus Tattoo is located at 912Main St. in Boonton, NJ, and is owned by a husband and wife team, Jae and Bridget …

by   |  03/05/2008  |  Comments (1)

Silk City Tattoo: Hawthorne, NJ

It’s now 2008, and my adventure of visiting the area’s various tattoo shops continues. There have been some that I really liked and some that I really liked leaving, but Silk City Tattoo in Hawthorne, NJ, made me very comfortable from the moment I stepped into the shop. Silk City …

by   |  01/02/2008  |  Comments Off on Silk City Tattoo: Hawthorne, NJ

Blackwork Tattoo: Little Falls, NJ

As I was going through September’s Annual Tattoo issue, I noticed an ad that really caught my eye. The artwork in the ad was unbelievable, so I had to investigate further. The name of the shop is Blackwork Tattoo and it’s located at 69-B Route 23 South in Little Falls, …

by   |  11/07/2007  |  Comments Off on Blackwork Tattoo: Little Falls, NJ

Sixth Annual NJ Tattoo Expo ’07: Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ

For some, September means the start of school, or the start of the fall season. For me, it means that Mario Barth will once again be putting on his “Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth”—The Sixth Annual New Jersey Tattoo Expo 2007 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ. I …

by   |  10/03/2007  |  Comments Off on Sixth Annual NJ Tattoo Expo ’07: Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ

Sixx A.M.: The Herion Diaries Soundtrack

Motley Crue co-founder/songwriter/bassist Nikki Sixx is releasing a book this September based on his heroin addiction, depression, cheating death, and recovery. The book covers a year in Nikki’s life, which he kept in a diary that he doesn’t even remember writing. After making sense of all of his scribbles, Nikki …

by   |  08/08/2007  |  Comments Off on Sixx A.M.: The Herion Diaries Soundtrack

Monarch Tattoo: Newfoundland, NJ

My friend Michelle recently tipped me off to a shop in Newfoundland, NJ. Yes, I thought the same exact thing that you’re thinking right now…Where is Newfoundland, NJ? Well, it’s in the middle of nowhere, just before Dunkin Donuts. Actually, the shop is called Monarch Tattoo and it’s located at …

by   |  08/01/2007  |  Comments Off on Monarch Tattoo: Newfoundland, NJ


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