Inked Out: Class Act Tattoo Studio – Middletown, NY

A couple of weekends ago, my wife and I had to head up to Middletown, NY for a martial arts tournament that my school was partaking in. I haven’t been up to Middletown, NY since seeing Motley Crue and Tesla up at the Orange County Fair back in 1989. I …

by   |  10/05/2016  |  Comments (4)

Inked Out NJ: Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ

Well, it’s September, and that only means one thing to the tattoo industry here in New Jersey. It’s time for Mario Barth’s Inked Out NJ, the largest tattoo convention on the East Coast and quite possibly the U.S. Yeah, it seems the name of the event lacks originality since I’ve …

by   |  09/07/2016  |  Comments Off on Inked Out NJ: Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ

Inked Out: Read Street Tattoo Parlour – Baltimore, MD

During a recent trip to visit some friends on Fourth of July weekend in Maryland, my wife and I decided to visit the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore for some crab cakes before we headed back to Jersey. On our way, we passed a tattoo shop on Park Avenue, of …

by   |  08/03/2016  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: Read Street Tattoo Parlour – Baltimore, MD

Inked Out: Artist Spotlight – Jess Yen – My Tattoo, Alhambra, CA

I chose to spotlight an artist this month as opposed to a shop because I felt that this artist needed some East Coast love since he will be hosting a seminar at this year’s Empire State Tattoo Expo in New York City. His name is Jess Yen of My Tattoo …

by   |  07/06/2016  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: Artist Spotlight – Jess Yen – My Tattoo, Alhambra, CA

Inked Out: East River Tattoo

After a recent wedding in Brooklyn, my wife and I drove through Greenpoint down by the waterfront, and we happened to drive by a tattoo shop called East River Tattoo on Manhattan Avenue. So, I made a U-turn and headed back to check the shop out, still in our wedding …

by   |  05/31/2016  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: East River Tattoo

Inked Out: Cosmic Primate Tattoo

My wife and I were driving through the suburbs of Pennsylvania recently near the Willow Grove area in a town called Hatboro, when we came across this small tattoo shop called Cosmic Primate Tattoo. The name is actually what caught our eyes. What the hell is a Cosmic Primate? Is …

by   |  05/04/2016  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: Cosmic Primate Tattoo

Inked Out: Mike Oliver’s Dead Sparrow Tattoo

Since making my move to South Jersey, I’ve been meaning to check out this tattoo shop close by, but never had a chance until now. The shop is called Dead Sparrow Tattoo, and back when I was asked to take a look at this shop, it housed artist Lara Slater …

by   |  04/06/2016  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: Mike Oliver’s Dead Sparrow Tattoo

Inked Out: Empire Tattoo Inc.

I came across a pretty cool tattoo shop down here in South Jersey recently while I was on my way to a class. The name of the place is Empire Tattoo Inc. and apparently, it’s a small chain with locations in Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and right here …

by   |  03/02/2016  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: Empire Tattoo Inc.

Inked Out: Eastern Pass Tattoo Co.

While I was out in South Philly one night, a friend of ours was raving about this new tattoo shop he goes to when he wants to some new body artwork done. So, I asked him to take me there so I can check it out. He brought us to …

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Inked Out: 138 Tattoo

If you read this column every month, you’ll know that I travel a lot and one of the things I love to do when I travel is stop in at various tattoo shops in the different cities that I visit. Well, last month, my wife and I were invited to …

by   |  01/06/2016  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: 138 Tattoo


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