Issue: 20100601

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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KILL CITY
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TAWAPA
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
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Photographer Mark Liddell's shoulder tattoo Is a war shield, which he explains Is “to protect me from the craziness of this celebrity world I live in.” We tapped Liddell— who has shot some of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood and photographed more than 300 magazine covers worldwide, from German Vogue to Italian Vanity Fair and Australian Harper’s Bazaar—to capture Avril Lavigne for our cover.
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Todd Weinberger
Since INKED first launched, we’ve had just one rule when it comes to choosing the musicians we feature: They’ve got to have tattoos. Ink is a part of every music scene, so that hasn't limited our coverage much: punk, hip-hop, goth, rock, indie, pop, metal—we’ve touched on it all.
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Vanteria Di Eleganka
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My name is Rachel Hall and I am writing you to tell you about my friend Kristin and our dream about INKED magazine. I am a student photographer and we recently did a photo shoot together highlighting her tattoos. During the shoot I was talking to her about how I have always been terrified to send any of my work to magazines, and she sat me down and talked to me about how she looked at life—how it can be taken away at any moment.
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My First Ink
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Name:Taryn Longo Santos Occupation: Photographer Hometown: New York City My first tattoo is a small heart with a black flame around it, and it’s barely ever seen because it’s way, way down on my stomach. I got it in Connecticut completely on impulse for no reason other than I was in the mood as I was driving past the shop.
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NEWS
BOOK SLEEVES
Giving Back
ART OF LORE
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The publishing house Penguin is celebrating their 75th anniversary by wrapping timeless classics with artwork by modern tattoo and illustration masters. After getting inked recently, Penguin’s art director, Paul Buckley, teamed up with editor Tom Roberge (who has three literary tattoos, including a vintage cover of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot on his biceps) to put out the Penguin Inks collection.
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NightRider
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DRINK
FRUIT STRENGTH
Cool off this summer with a refreshing fruity beer. No, really.
Colorado’s Great Divide Brewing Company
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WILD RASPBERRY ALE
Made by Colorado’s Great Divide Brewing Company, this tastes at first like a rich, sweet, chocolatey ale, but then the fresh raspberry flavor comes through and has a party in your mouth.
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LEINENKUGEL’S BERRY WEISS
This cloudy, red-amber beer has a great walloping taste of blackberries, elderberries, and loganberries that you can’t miss. Sweet without being overpowering, you could easily drink this all night.
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SWEETWATER BLUE
A light, refreshing lager with a scent of blueberry muffins and a sweet but relatively subtle blueberry taste. The only slight down-side is the speed at which you’ll drink it all.
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BUD LIGHT LIME
Bud Light Lime has a definite lime taste, but it’s more like drinking Sprite than beer. That said, it’s very easy to drink and will quench your thirst through many a barbeque.
Nick Leftley
For most people, a fruit-based beer is not the first choice when it comes to grabbing a cold one. Possibly because it sounds like something your grandma might order (Seriously, strawberry ale? Where are we, the Hobbit village?), most of us will choose a more traditional beer to see us through the summer— which is a pity, because some of these beers are fantastic.
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LISTEN
SOUND ADVICIE
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COLISEUM House With a Curse
Don’t be fooled by the eerie instrumental introduction to House With a Curse; what follows is some of the most bone-crushingly heavy riffs we’ve heard since Pantera called it quits. But Coliseum have also pulled back the BPMs on their latest release, resulting in tracks like “Skeleton Smile,” which adds a welcome dose of melody to the band’s pummeling riffage. The midtempo dirge “Cloaked in Red” shows the band giving a sonic nod to Black Sabbath, while posthardcore anthems such as "Perimeter Man" sound like an updated version of My War-era Black Flag. The album also features contributions from half a dozen artists, including Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
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THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Together
Canadian indie rock act The New Pornographers is a rarity in the music world: a critical darling that actually lives up to the hype. And we’ll contribute to the gushing buzz, thanks to tracks on their new album like the epic, distortion-drenched sing-along “Your Hands (Together)” and orchestrally augmented “A Bite out of My Bed.” Together shifts between explosive moments and Shins-esque pop romps like “We End Up Together” with remarkable dexterity. However, the standout track is the upbeat opener, “Moves,” which features vocals from Okkervil River’s Will Sheff and plenty of lilting harmonies. This will inevitably be one of the most impressive indie releases of 2010.
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ROONEY Eureka
“It’s not over yet, no it’s not even close,” Rooney’s frontman Robert Schwartzman sings on “Holdin’ On,” the opening track from his band’s latest album. Although Rooney has been out of the limelight since 2007’s Calling the World, the band’s latest album is as much a reminder of their ability to craft perfect pop gems as it is an impassioned call to arms. From stripped-down piano ballads like “Into the Blue” to jazzy improvisational tracks like “Stars and Stripes,” Eureka is Rooney’s most varied release yet. That said, the album still has its share of rockers. “You’re What I'm Looking For” sounds like the missing link between The Cars and early Weezer.
Temporary Residence Limited
STARS The Five Ghosts
You may not be familiar with Stars yet, but for the past decade the group (which shares some members with Broken Social Scene) has been making some of the most interesting indie rock this side of Death Cab for Cutie. Their fifth full-length, The Five Ghosts, introduces a more upbeat pop element to the band’s sound with tracks like “Wasted Daylight,” but still has plenty of melancholy moments embedded in songs like "I Died So I Could Haunt You." Throughout the album the vocals of Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan blend together gorgeously, while the electric flourishes and inventive synthesizer line on “We Don't Want Your Body” make the group sound like Canada’s answer to The Postal Service.
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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
The world is a far different place than it was when Stone Temple Pilots released their last album, Shangri-La Dee Da, back in 2001. But the band still has chops, and this album is teeming with proto-grunge anthems that sound anything but dated. This is most apparent on songs like “Take a Load Off,” which features Beatles-like harmonies that showcase a side of the band that hasn't previously had a chance to shine. This newfound melodic streak is also evident on the breakout track “Dare If You Dare,” a shuffling rock ballad featuring a chorus that stretches toward the stratosphere and proves that Scott Weiland still has one of rock’s most distinctive voices.
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WIDESPREAD PANIC Dirty Side Down
Over two decades and thousands of live shows, Widespread Panic have cultivated a base of dedicated fans, and their 11th full-length, Dirty Side Down, should bring new listeners into the mix. While some people have relegated the group to the noodle-driven world of jam bands, this latest effort is extremely focused and, believe it or not, pretty dark. Songs like “Saint Ex” have as much in common musically with Rush as they do Rusted Root, while jazz-informed compositions such as “St. Louis” prove the act can play circles around most of their peers. Dirty Side Down's standout track is undeniably their tender cover of deceased member Vic Chesnutt’s “This Cruel Thing.”
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GROOM
MARINE CORPS
With the ocean’s help, you can make it through summer not looking like a shriveled raisin.
Ahava
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Men’s Foam-Free Silk Shave
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If you actually want to see where you’re shaving (and ensure that your newly exposed skin is smooth and bump-free) use this no-foam shaving gel ($20, ahavaus.com). It has Dead Sea minerals, which do a great job of moisturizing your sun-baked face.
Ahava
Natural Nutrient Spray
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Ever notice how a dip in the ocean seems to cure razor burn, bug bites, rashes, and whatever else ails your skin? That’s healing salt water doing its thing. Spray this on ($20, h2oceanstore.com) and get the same experience without trekking to the shore.
Ahava
Hydrator
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Sometimes aloe gel ain't gonna cut it. If you overdid it in the sun, rub this lotion ($30, h2oplus.com) on your face morning and night. It has a boatload of skin healers, like plankton, sea fennel, and sea lettuce, that increase hydration on contact.
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Logistics Algae Facial Cleanser
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Pirates may have thought themselves too tough for face cleanser, but their skin looked like shit Reap the benefits of ye ol’ cosmetic lab with this face wash ($35, anthony.com); it has vitamin-rich algae that gets rid of grime while preparing your face for a smoother shave.
Jennifer Goldstein
While the ocean can suck the color out of a new tattoo, it can also do a lot of good for skin, bare and inked alike. Mineral-rich salt water (taken from pristine sources like the Dead Sea, not the Jersey Shore) is packed with trace elements, such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium, that are essential for healthy skin, according to Dawn Diorio, an aesthetician for Ahava, a company that makes skin care products with Dead Sea water.
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PLAY
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Alpha Protocol
Systems: Xbox 360, PS3, PC Every job approaches pink slips differently. Business execs get severance packages, professional football players lose the remainder of their salary, and secret agents become targets of international manhunts. When one of CIA field agent Michael Thorton’s missions goes bad and the agency puts out a burn notice, he doesn’t post his updated résumé on monster.com. Instead, he goes undercover, turns informants, and kills backstabbers on his way to discovering who is behind the betrayal. In this espionage role-playing game you can out-dupe your enemies like Jason Bourne, pillow talk your way to vital info like James Bond, or wreak havoc like Jack Bauer while earning experience points that upgrade your marksmanship, martial arts, and martini-mixing skills (shaken, not stirred, of course).
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Crackdown 2
Systems: Xbox 360 The original Crackdown took the sandbox genre to new heights, placing you and a friend into the shoes of superpowered, progressively more badass agents capable of bounding across rooftops, climbing skyscrapers, and sniping baddies from 500 feet while skydiving from 50 stories. In the sequel, those skills will be put to the test. A mutant population has taken control of Pacific City, and it’s up to you and your friends to sabotage the efforts of a power-hungry rival faction and eradicate the mutant outbreak. The freaks swarm with overwhelming numbers, but you'll earn access to a huge array of explosion-friendly weaponry and new death-dealing vehicles like the attack helicopter. When you're done liberating the district, head online to pit your super-skills against friends in the multiplayer.
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NCAA Football 11
Systems: Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 Get primed for pigskin season by lining up under center with the most authentic college football game to date. With a brand-new locomotion engine that makes cutting, juking, and accelerating past grasping linebackers look more realistic than ever before, NCAA 11 is no redshirt freshman. Swarming defenses get a boost by adopting Madden’s Pro-Tak gang-tackling system, and the new Real Assignment AI gives the offensive lineman the smarts to double-team the All-Americans at the line of scrimmage and peel off to help downfield after your Heisman hopeful shoots through the hole. When you factor in the return of oft-requested features like formation-based substitutions and playbooks that ensure no two teams play the same, this is the year NCAA Football rightfully earns a BCS bid.
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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Systems: PSP Some treat the PSP like the redheaded stepchild of the PlayStation family, but not Hideo Kojima. The Metal Gear Solid mastermind brings his stealth action approach to the handheld for the first time in Peace Walker. Picking up after the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, a mysterious military group has set up shop in Costa Rica, and it’s up to Big Boss and his army of ass-kickers to quell them. The revamped control scheme gives you close-quarters combat skills that allow you to take on multiple enemies at once. Or from a distance, pick opponents apart limb by limb with a new precision-aiming mechanic. Kojima’s signature stylish cut-scenes complement the action, and you can enlist friends for help in the cooperative-friendly campaign.
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DESTINATION: TORONTO
TATTOOER MATTHEW ELLIS SHOWS US AROUND HIS HOMETOWN ON THE SHORES OF LAKE ONTARIO.
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Patrick Sullivan
There’s more to Toronto than fullcontact lap dances. The city boasts pristine parks, a slew of art galleries, and well over 50 tattoo shops. We’ve got mustachioed tattoo artist Rev. Matthew Ellis on loan from his own spot, Seven Crowns Tattoo (2499 Yonge Street, Suite 3, sevencrownstattoo.com), to give us a little guidance when it comes to getting out of the strip club and into some culture.
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VIEW
ROCK ON
For artist, sculptor, and designer Jay Vollmar, the muse is the music.
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Kara Pound
When Jay Vollmar is commissioned by a show promoter or band manager to create a poster, he finds inspiration in the artist’s music, downloading a few songs off iTunes. "I'll pick a song or two that just kinda resonates with me. And then I just keep listening to it and try and create an image that goes with the vibe,” he says.
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Anarchy
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Anarchy
gold-accented sunglasses
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What goes together better than rock stars and shades? Metalcore band Atreyu teamed up with Anarchy to create a new pair of gold-accented sunglasses ($70, anarchyeyewear.com) featuring smoked-out lenses that are imprinted with a small version of the band's logo. Thanks to shatter-resistant lenses and spring hinges, they should be able to withstand any outdoor concert-even one of Atreyu’s.
Anarchy
tri-ring belt
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Vans has collaborated with bands like the Sex Pistols, Suicidal Tendencies, Bad Brains, and Crooks and Castles to inject some swagger into their threads. One of our favorite pieces is the web belt from the Vans X Bad Brains collection. The tri-ring belt ($18, vans.com) features the Bad Brains' Rastafarian Lion and a triple beam of the Rasta colors.
Anarchy
Aviator headphones
$150
The Skullcandy Aviator headphones ($150, skullcandy.com) not only look slick but also pump out platinum sound through a full-range enhanced audio driver. Check that—they’re five times platinum thanks to an endorsement by Jay-Z himself. Rock ’em this summer.
Anarchy
T-shirts and a hoodie
$38 and $120
The Clash fought off staid social norms with their sound, their message, their look, and even their name. In honor of the band that elevated punk style, Supreme just put out a line of T-shirts and a hoodie ($38 and $120, respectively, supremenewyork.com) using the band’s fuckall spirit and images. We’re rocking the Casbah shirt.
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WEAR
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DRIVE
BE YOUR OWN COPILOT
New car computer systems find the next song, map your route, and answer your phone, basically eliminating the need for anyone to ride shotgun.
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Ky Henderson
Jennifer Goldstein
If your car is becoming your office, rec room, and kitchen—and from the looks of that tangle of wires and all those crumbs, it is—then you'll be psyched to know that carmakers are doing their best to make your auto interior more livable.
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When Major League Soccer star Nick Rimando was 16, his mom didn't exactly approve of how he used his older friend’s ID to get his first tattoo, a “typical tribal symbol” on his arm. When he arrived home, she became furious and tried to scrub it off.
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Maria Tash has come a long way from piercing her friends’ ears in college. Nearly two decades later, the raven-haired designer behind Venus by Maria Tash designs custom jewelry that commands up to $40,000 a piece and has two prosperous New York City jewelry and tattoo shops with celebrity clientele (Britney Spears, Uma Thurman, and Jessica Alba, to name a few).
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DJ MONTAY
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When Atlanta-based DJ and music producer Montay Humphrey, a.k.a. DJ Montay, walks into a club, it’s not uncommon for the dance floor to be packed with sweaty revelers bumping and grinding to one of his songs. As the producer behind such smashes as the T-Pain and Flo Rida collaboration “Low” and Unk’s “Walk It Out," Montay has become royalty of sorts in his native ATL—an in-demand club and mix tape DJ as well as one of the most sought-after beat makers in town.
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AVRIL
After getting tangled up in the limelight and being roped in with other teenyboppers, AVRIL LAVIGNE is ready to break away.
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REBECCA SWANNER
Suddenly, the petite blonde with long, flowing locks bounces up off the couch to proudly display the two star tattoos on her hip. Then, unexpectedly, she lifts up the side of her tank top all the way to the middle of her rib cage. There on her porcelain skin are four black capital letters that read FUCK. Grinning from high cheekbone to high cheekbone with an honest, uncontained smile one rarely sees on this shy beauty, she announces, “My favorite tattoo is this one.
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AGAINST THE WORLD!
ARE YOU WITH THEM OR AGAINST THEM? PUNK'S LEADING TROUBADOURS AGAINST ME! ARE BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM, A NEW SOUND, A NEW DRUMMER, AND A NEW MESSAGE.
CHANGE.
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JONAH BAYER
TWO YEARS AGO IT WAS THE MANTRA THAT BARACK Obama hummed right into the White House, and the notion is as polarizing in the music world as it is in the political realm. Consider Against Me!: The last time they put out an album, Spin named it the best of the year—of any genre—and then Rolling Stone crowned them "best punk band."
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INKED GIRL RADEO
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Melanie Rud
TWENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD RADEO IS PETRIFIED of needles—somewhat surprising, considering her plethora of tattoos. But really it just solidifies that she is “the biggest oxymoron on the planet.” As a model coordinator for suicidegirls.com, Radeo splits her time between Los Angeles and Columbus, OH, and has clear ties to both cities.
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Interview
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Q+A OZZY OSBOURNE
The Prince of Darkness talks about addictions old and new.
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BRYAN REESMAN
Two questions we had before interviewing Ozzy: What more is there left to learn about the man who has been in the [black] light for decades? And would we be able to understand him? Sure, he’s in magazines more often than Viagra ads are, and he’s had a Behind the Music special and an entire reality series devoted to his tumultuous life.
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HOODS TO THE WOODS
ALABAMA RAPPER YELAWOLF TAKES STREETWEAR A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY.
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Nisha Gopalan
Yelawolf's peripatetic upbringing in the Deep South found him living with his young single mother in housing projects and trailers, or, as he puts it, “from the hoods to the woods.” (The “A” on his arm is a shout-out to his home state of Alabama, while the deer head on his right hand and catfish on his left arm further proclaim his sub-Mason-Dixon roots.) Although it’s safe to say the classic-rock-reared rapper, born Michael Wayne Atha, wasn’t raised with the finer things in life, he’s learning to appreciate them.
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THE NEXT SOUND WAVE
Their styles may vary, but the musicians on these pages have one thing in common other than the ink on their skin: They're all getting bigger and better during the summer of 2010.
B.o.B.
AMANDA BLANK
HOWL
DEER TICK
BEST COAST
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Nisha Gopalan
Ellen Thompson
Jonah Bayer
“Definitely, 2008 was, like, a low point for me,” the rapper B.o.B., a.k.a. Bobby Ray, says gravely. “I really didn't feel connected to what I do. I really wanted to revamp my career. I wasn't feeling it." It's hard to take this seriously when you consider that two years ago, this baby-faced, impeccably mannered performer was just 19.
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Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme pulls up a chair next to True Tattoo’s outspoken artisan Clay Decker.
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JOSH HOMME: Most of what I know of your work is Japanese-influenced. Are the origins of tattooing Eastern? CLAY DECKER: Well, it’s a funny thing you mention that because a lot of people tend to feel that or think that, or think that it originated in the South Pacific.
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ORANGE COUNTY INKHOUSE
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David Diehl
Who knew that being located en route to Starbucks would jack up sales at a SoCal shop? Tattoo culture’s audience has certainly progressed through all walks of life, and Orange County Inkhouse is the prime example. According to owner Franco Vescovi, the everyday customer base consists of yuppie bikers, soccer moms, the Starbucks “rich bitch,” the occasional professional athlete—like Dennis Rodman, David Wells, and Tony Gonzalez—as well as rock ‘n’ rollas such as Korn’s Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, Travis Barker, and members of Avenged Sevenfold.
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PROFILE
MARCO SERIO
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Unnamed Shop? Not yet opened, even. All of my family has moved back to Portugal and it’s hard to raise a kid in New York City without help. I also want to embrace the burgeoning tattoo scene over there and help elevate it. I feel that in America, people are more educated on different styles just from seeing different cultures, whereas the scene in Lisbon is just starting to grow.
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SHOP TALK
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NAMME: Arlene Darling SHOP MANAGER AT: The Honorable Society Tattoo Parlour & Lounge, West Hollywood, CA I manage the shop, but I also tattoo, and working alongside talented artists has really helped me grow as a tattooer. Marco Cerretelli is so wonderfully talented.
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EVENTS
TUACA BODY ART BALL
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The Italian liqueur Tuaca served up their Tuscan elixir and amazing examples of the human form at their Body Art Ball in Washington, D.C. The jewel of the event (thrown at Fur Nightclub in the District) played out like a Cirque de Soleil performance, with dancing, singing, and writhing by painted physical specimens.
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SPIDER-BITE INC.
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EVENTS
KING INK
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Mario Barth’s intent of bringing tattooing out of the shadows and into the impossibly bright lights of Las Vegas continued when he opened King Ink in the Mirage. “It's a lounge where you can hang out,” Barth explains, “but you can also do research for tattooing and have a drink.” Joel Madden spun for the opening-night guest list, which was fairly tattoo A-list: Juliette Lewis, Billy Gibbons, Tommy Lee, Laura Prepon, Billy Burke, and INKED cover model Avril Lavigne.
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La Marco del Diablo APPAREL
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SKETCHBOOK
BECKA MACDONALD
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Fed up with tattoo shop politics, artist Becka MacDonald opened her own spot in the ski resort of Fernie, British Columbia, less than a year ago. "I was more concerned with keeping my artistic integrity and improving my skills than dealing with all that other drama," she says.
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