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 ...

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 g...
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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 mea...

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 gi...

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 li...

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 intere...

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 ...

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 S...

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. Ow...

Inked Out: Hot Rod Tattoo

HOT ROD TATTOO—Atlantic City, NJ On a recent trip to Atlantic City for a holiday dinner party, I noticed a huge sign that read “Tattoo” as we drove down Atlantic Avenue. Since we were way early for the din...