Inked Out: Darkness Falls Tattoo

I stopped in at the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention this past February and ran into the owners of an amazing shop in Clementon, NJ, called Darkness Falls Tattoo. Their names were Mickey Ratt and Karen “Minnie Ratt” Hillmann, and this was their first booth at the annual convention. What drew …

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Inked Out: Dynasty Tattoo

A buddy of mine recently showed me his new tattoo at a recent gig that I played with my band BlackOcean in Atlantic City. It was of some sort of evil looking gargoyle, but the detail was amazing, so I had to ask where he got his work done. He …

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Inked Out: Moerder Tattoos

When I first moved to South Jersey, I would take my girlfriend to work and pass this old candle shop that was constantly for sale. We would drive by this place and think that maybe we should buy it and run a business out of there. Well, last week when …

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Inked Out: Synergy Tattoo Studio

I was driving a bandmate home from practice one Tuesday night down here in South Jersey. He lived in Millville, a small town next to Vineland. After I dropped him off, I drove down a road called High Street—which was a memorable name for obvious reasons—and as I drove down …

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Inked Out: SallyAnn Salsano Leaves Jersey Shore For Tattoo Nightmares

It’s no secret that for the past three years, America’s guilty pleasure has been watching those kids from MTV’s Jersey Shore. The show and its cast became an overnight phenomenon. Now, the creator of Jersey Shore, SallyAnn Salsano, is at it again with a brand new show for Spike …

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Inked Out: Tymeless Tattoo And Piercing

You never know where you will end up when you get lost! I was on my way up to the countryside of beautiful Upstate New York for a weekend at my uncle’s home when we took a wrong turn and ended up in a town called Baldwinsville. I’ve never heard …

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Inked Out Artist Of The Year: Paula Lopez

Back when I first took over the Inked Out column in 2005, one of my first shops was Ground Zero Tattoo in Totowa, NJ. This is where I met artist Paula Lopez. Through the years, I’ve had many, many friends go to Paula because of her amazing skills as an …

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Inked Out: Under The Gun Tattoo Saloon

I swear that there must be nothing to do down here in South Jersey other than get tattooed. Trust me when I tell you that there is a tattoo parlor on almost every main road. Also, when I say South Jersey, I mean South Jersey. Whenever I hang with friends …

by   |  08/01/2012  |  Comments (1)

Inked Out: North Star Tattoo

I love New York City in the spring! Cafés put their tables and chairs outside for outdoor dining, you see more skin on the girls than clothing, and there are people everywhere! So, when I played my first gig in Manhattan for 2012, you knew that my girlfriend and I …

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Inked Out: Dreamline Ink

On my way into work one afternoon, I noticed a tattoo shop on Tilton Road in Northfield, NJ, that stuck out like a sore thumb. This little shore town that’s only ten minutes out of Atlantic City seemed a little too clean to have a tattoo shop in it. Since …

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