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 …

by   |  06/06/2012  |  Comments (10)

Inked Out: Bullseye Tattoo

Last September, as I walked around a jam-packed Inked Out Tattoo Show at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ, I came across a Staten Island tattoo shop that I would come to learn had a pretty interesting background. The name of the place was Bullseye Tattoo Shop, but they …

by   |  05/07/2012  |  Comments (2)

Inked Out: Jerzey Tattoo

My bro Jeff Dixon from the band Lowbuz recently emailed me that his buddy, Bruce Walker, was opening a tattoo shop in Fair Lawn, NJ, right next door to my old stomping grounds of Saddle Brook, NJ. Needless to say, it was a pretty easy find. Bruce’s Jerzey Tattoo opened …

by   |  04/09/2012  |  Comments (2)

Inked Out: Puravida Tattoo

Last year, my girl won a trip through work to beautiful Costa Rica! It was there, where we learned the phrase “Pura vida,” which was used as a greeting in this rainforest region. Pura vida translated from Spanish means “the pure life,” “plenty of life” or “full of life.” Anyway, …

by   |  03/12/2012  |  Comments (1)

Inked Out: Pure Ink Tattoo

It’s been about five years since I last visited my favorite tattoo shop in New Jersey. Yes, I’m talking about Pure Ink in Ledgewood, NJ, only the last time I was there, they were in a different location. Owners Danny Pain, Graig Berkowitz, and Rich Pizzutillo decided to pick up …

by   |  02/02/2012  |  Comments (1)

Inked Out: Hole In The Sky Tattoo Parlor

Woodland Park, NJ

I was recently contacted by former Physical Graffiti tattoo artist Geoff Horn because he just opened his own tattoo shop, Hole in the Sky Tattoo Parlor, in the goody-goody suburbs of Woodland Park, NJ. Not sure where Woodland Park is? Well, neither was I, but I …

by   |  12/07/2011  |  Comments (1)

Inked Out: JK5

FEATURED ARTIST: Joseph Ari Aloi aka JK5

Every month I feature a tattoo shop here in “Inked Out,” but this month I have a pretty interesting story about a tattoo artist named Joseph Ari Aloi, who also goes by the name JK5.

Aloi he didn’t stop at just tattooing. He’s …

by   |  10/06/2011  |  Comments (1)

Inked Out: Graceland Tattoo

I recently received an email about a shop that I visited back in 2009 up in Wappingers Falls, NY. The shop is called Graceland Tattoo, and owner Adam Lauricella emailed me to let me know that he’d recently bought the office space across the street …

by   |  05/31/2011  |  Comments (1)

Inked Out: Sacred Tattoo


Having to celebrate Chinese New Year’s in Chinatown this year with my family, I had the opportunity to walk through the streets of downtown Manhattan when I went from the parking garage to the restaurant. What I didn’t expect to find on my way through Broadway …

by   |  04/06/2011  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: Sacred Tattoo

Inked Out: 12 Oz. Studios

BROOKLAWN, NJ—I recently received an email from a friend who turned me onto this shop in Brooklawn, NJ called 12 Oz. Studios. Under their advisement, I decided to take a ride to Brooklawn to check the place out. 12 Oz. Studios gave me the feeling that all customers should feel …

by   |  03/02/2011  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: 12 Oz. Studios

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