Sex is everything. It creates life, keeps the world turning, and informs every decision we make, whether we are conscious of it or not. This thought first hit me while watching the 1998 movie BASEketball when Trey Parker’s character says, “We gotta get jobs.
Thank you, thank you for the Amber Rose cover and article. She makes bald look sexy. I've been going through chemotherapy treatment for cancer and one of the things I was really nervous about going into it was losing my beautiful hair. I know that it sounds trivial for someone facing death to be worried about her hair, but it made me feel feminine.
Name: Sparky Sin Claire Occupation: Adult actress Hometown: Oceanside, CA “My first tattoo was the first three words of the U.S. Constitution, ‘We the People,’ across the middle of my chest. I got it at a girl’s apartment somewhere in Escondido.
Barbie has drawn the ire of many a complainer (she’s anorexic! she promotes sexism!) and was once again a lightning rod when Tokidoki and Mattel updated her image. This funky fashionista features trendy tattoos and a pink bob. With cactus friend, Bastardino, by her side, she’s ready for fun in fashion-forward form!
A box of Anthon Berg Chocolate Liqueurs with Original Spirits (anthonberg.com) is the grown-up candy heart. The Danish chocolatier puts premium liquors like Drambuie, Sauza Tequila, Jack Daniel's, Malibu Rum, and Cutty Sark into bottle-shaped sweets. Surprisingly, every alcohol works well with chocolate.
Pinnacle Chocolate Whipped Vodka
Whip up a Chocolate-Chip Pancake Martini: Shake 2 ounces Pinnacle Chocolate Whipped Vodka, 1 ounce milk, and a splash of maple syrup with ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass.
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout [Brooklyn Brewery] is an Imperial that will cut through the wonderful meal you just gorged on. A creamy head complements the robust dark chocolate flavor nicely. Overall it sits lighter than most stouts and has a warming 10% ABV.
Red roses say "I love you" and a Whitman’s Sampler says “I stopped at the drugstore on the way to your house,” but neither says “I was really thinking about you.” This year, you want something clever. We’re not going to recommend charm bracelets (we don’t even know her birthstone) or direct you to a Build-a-Bear Workshop.
Kukula paints girls as if they matured from Kewpie dolls and grew sad.
In Alice and the Caterpillar a tantalizing, naked Alice spreads herself on top of a mushroom cap, her white hair pinned halfway up with a blue barrette. Alice’s left hand rests on three red playing cards. Her right hand is holding a smoking hookah attached to the head of a small, wind-up, rabbit-like character.
Threadless’s Zombie at Tiffany’s shirt ($20, threadless.com) boasts a decomposing Holly Golightly replete with cigarette holder. It’s available on a men's T-shirt as well.
Through their pop-up mobilization units, Nike allows you to customize their classic Destroyer Jacket (nike.com) with stitching and an assortment of patches. This one belongs to Chinese celebrity Edison Chen.
Ultimate Tattoo Pen Holder
Tattoo and metalworking wiz Tim Hendricks made the Ultimate Tattoo Pen Holder ($50, saltwatertattoosupply.com) to be unbreakable and fully autoclavable.
If you lift things up and put them down, then get in shape with Demon Bells ($80 and up, demonbells.com).
I-Rub-My-Ducky ($19, ticklekitty.com) floats and vibrates. Do the math.
R2-D2 Youth Helmet
R2-D2 survived Star Wars, so then Burton’s Avid Grom R2-D2 Youth Helmet ($100, burton.com) can take on the mountain and laser fire.
This canvas bag with leather straps comes from the John Varvatos Star USA line ($150, johnvarvatos.com) and looks like the remains of Max Headroom.
The Last Laugh Tattoo Watch
Mr. Jones’s The Last Laugh Tattoo Watch ($200, watchismo.com) was illustrated by British tattoo artist Adrian Willard, and its top and bottom teeth rotate to serve as the hour and minute hands.
Victorian Tattooed Johnny Boy Paper Puppet
This Victorian Tattooed Johnny Boy Paper Puppet ($20, etsy.com) created by Crankbunny very well may be modeled after Ron Swanson’s greatgrandfather.
This Lash Belt ($89, incoqnito.com) delivers the snap of leather on skin. When you’ve had enough you can wear it around your waist.
SUBJECT: Francis Palumbo SPOTTED: Chelsea, New York City WHERE HE GETS INKED: My left arm is a collection of bold and simple images with broad meanings that I've collected from different shops and artists over the past few years while traveling.
Directing duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (the Crank franchise) step behind the lens for this sequel that brings back Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze, a.k.a. Ghost Rider, Marvel Comic’s popular supernatural antihero. This time, the fiery skull-headed biker is hiding out in Europe when he’s called upon to stop the Devil from taking human form. The first flick was a huge upset to Marvel fans, but this one supposedly cranks up the action. The CG effects are more polished and, better yet, Cage’s ridiculous hairpiece is gone.
THIS MEANS WAR
Tattooed dude of the moment Tom Hardy (Inception, Warrior) and Chris Pine (Star Trek) star in this romantic-action-comedy as two CIA operatives and best friends who find out the hard way that they are dating the same woman (played by Reese Witherspoon). The two make a truce and agree to continue dating her, stay out of each other’s way, and let fate decide. But the truce is soon broken and the competition gets crazy when they both put their spy skills to work and use high-tech gadgetry to sabotage each other. The illustrious McG (Terminator Salvation) directs.
Steven Soderbergh directs this action-thriller that has one hell of a cast: Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, and Gina Carano. Carano plays a beautiful, ex-military freelance covert operative who takes on assignments from shadowy governments. After an operation in Barcelona goes sour, she discovers she was double-crossed and is now the target of a worldwide manhunt. Hard to kill and on the run, she tries to figure out why she was betrayed and exacts some well-deserved revenge along the way.
Photographer Max Dolberg and tattoo artist Adrian Lee spent four years capturing the work of master tattoo artists across five continents. The result is the newest installment in their BloodWork series: Bodies, a two-volume set that features 119 back pieces and bodysuits and weighs in at 27 pounds ($280, analogtattoo.com). The limited-edition run of 1,200 showcases the artistry of Tin-Tin, Filip Leu, Horiyoshi III, and the rest of the best in the world.
BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD: THE MIKE JUDGE COLLECTION, VOLUME 4
Oh, the ’90s. There was flannel, but also Beavis and Butt-Head! After being gone far too long, the beloved, foul-mouthed couch-potato critics—and creations of Mike Judge—made a triumphant return to MTV this past October. So much has changed since their debut; they still mock music videos, but now modern pop culture, reality TV, and the internet are also victims of the duo’s hilarious commentary. All the new episodes are on this set (also available in Blu-ray). Now if we could only get a sequel to Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.
KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING
PLATFORMS: PLAYSTATION 3, XBOX 360, PC What do baseball legend Curt Schilling, comic book icon Todd McFarlane, and fantasy writer R.A. Salvatore all have in common? The celebrity trio supervised the creation of this expansive role-playing game. Reckoning combines the vastness of the Elder Scrolls series with the fast-paced and brutal combat of God of War. After waking up in a pile of corpses, your character is back from the dead and living outside the rules of destiny. You can burn right through the Salvatore-penned story if you wish, but the true charm lies in writing your own story as you explore the vast landscape, clear out dangerous dungeons, and learn powerful new skills. Play If You Like: Spawn, the Forgotten Realms novels, Fable
PLATFORMS: PLAYSTATION 3, XBOX 360 Sick of winter already? Pass the time by racing an avalanche to the bottom of an intimidating mountain. This popular extreme snowboarding series returns with a collection of the most dangerous slopes yet, including the windy Himalayas and the rocky Andes. These aren’t just weak-ass artistic renderings of the dangerous ranges, either. EA used NASA topographical data to chart the regions and capture every fresh shoot and rocky ridge—untamed wilderness most snowboarders are too scared (or smart) to tackle. In celebration of the extreme undertaking, big mountain boarder Travis Rice joins the familiar cast of returning faces, and a new trick system gives you ample air to clear dangerous rockslides. Play If You Like: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, The Art of Flight, the X Games
STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC
PLATFORM: PC Famed RPG developer BioWare is tapping into the never-ending pool of Star Wars fan enthusiasm in a bold attempt to dethrone the MMORPG juggernaut World of Warcraft. Attracting gamers away from the most popular game on the planet won’t be easy, but this deep, branching narrative complete with spoken dialogue is a great place to start. Set thousands of years before Vader squandered away an Empire to his persistent son, The Old Republic’s era is known for its epic Jedi-versus-Sith light saber battles, prolific bounty hunting, space exploration, and Han Solo–style smuggling. Once you pick your allegiance—Sith or Galactic Republic—it’s time to create your starship, recruit some furry companions, and conquer a galaxy far, far away. Play If You Like: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, World of Warcraft, Star Wars: Galaxies
Samuel Steward was a popular Chicagoan English professor in the 1930s and'40s. He was also a closeted gay man who chronicled his many encounters on index cards for sex researcher Alfred Kinsey—and an equally closeted after-hours tattoo artist.
CAVEMAN “My Time” Brooklyn, NY, is known as an indie rock mecca because of bands like Caveman who continue to push the genre’s conventions. MANNEQUIN MEN “Flying Blind” Listening to this, the words cathartic and captivating instantly come to mind.
Cover your mug and tattoos with this lightweight moisturizer ($9, drugstores) after your morning shower. It hydrates skin and, more importantly, wards off the sun’s ink-damaging rays.
LUBRIDERM MEN’S SPORT DEODORIZING LOTION
This new lotion ($9, drugstores) does double duty, keeping you smooth while stopping stank with odor-blocking technology.
PALMER’S COCOA BUTTER FORMULA MEN’S BODY & FACE LOTION
Ladies have been using this classic ($5, drugstores) for years, and now there’s a version for men. Its rich shea butter helps heal cracked skin, especially elbows and knees.
YU-BE MOISTURIZING SKIN CREAM
This Japanese import ($16, yu-be.com) uses glycerin to add maximum moisture without greasiness; the portable tube makes it a good take-with-you option.
You’ve mastered the art of the shower. Kudos. Still, there’s a major skin care step you’re likely skipping. The largest organ on your body (no need to Google, we’re talking about your skin) requires more TLC than the standard wash-and-go. “Anytime you use soap, yes, you're doing a good thing by getting rid of all the grime that builds up on your skin,” says New York City physician David J. Ores, M.D. “But the harsh detergents that strip this dirt also strip the skin of its natural oils, drying it out.”
Indiana’s capital is host to the Super Bowl, and they have stepped up their game for the honor. Find out where Naptowners chill.
BEST GASTRO PUB Tucked away in the Mass Ave. Arts District, Black Market (922 Massachusetts Ave.) is a hip hole in the wall with elevated pub grub. Its diner-friendly, ever-evolving menu features cider mussels, Welsh rarebit, and buttermilk fried quail.
Check out these backseats that make getting busy even better.
2012 DODGE CHARGER SRT8
This luxury sedan can go from 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds and generates a whopping 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque with its 6.4-liter V8 engine. The American classic gets an overhaul for 2012 while remaining a well-crafted, iconic classic. All that aside, the suede upholstery and heated seats will cradle you like a full-body hand warmer on those chilly Friday nights at Suck Face Point.
2012 NISSAN GT-R
The GT-R is the perfect car for anyone who’s got a hot date a quarter mile away and only 11.2 seconds to get there. The GT-R’s exterior hasn’t changed much, but it’s been given a boost under the hood with a twin turbocharged V6 that reaches 530 horsepower and 448 lb-ft of torque. That being said, you and your sweetheart will be sharing the backseat with a center-mounted console that has embedded speakers, so pop in your best mix tape and let Peter Gabriel or Marvin Gaye serenade you.
2012 KIA SOUL
The Kia Soul is a sleek, minimalist execution of the classic hatchback. Don’t let its size fool you; this 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder Soul packs a punch, with a 13 percent increase in horsepower over last year. The 2012’s fuel economy has also been boosted by 10 percent, getting 35 miles to the gallon (highway). With its low sticker price and decent gas mileage, maybe you could put aside some cash for a nice dinner and then jump into the surprisingly spacious rear to have some fun without breaking the bank.
KIA KV7 CONCEPT CAR
Kia released a few teasers about this car throughout the year before unveiling it at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. The futuristic, boxy minivan has four individual swivel seats, a countertop, and a bench seat along the passenger side. A 2-liter GDI Turbo Petrol lends 285 horsepower to the KV7, and the distinct gull-wing door allows easy access to a cozy interior that’s a far cry from the dusty mattress in your weird cousin’s shaggin’ wagon.
Few things exist in this world that make one feel more alive than an old-fashioned backseat hookup—although it’s hard to say why. The space is cramped and awkward and there’s very little room to cuddle afterward. Plus, there’s no bigger mood killer than trying to find your pants while a cop is tapping on your fogged-up window.
For those with a predilection for tattooed women, there is no person—now or ever—more important in the adult entertainment industry than Joanna Angel. Leading by example, the pink-haired powerhouse built Burning Angel, the porn empire that features our type of women.
Darren Harper is the quintessential street skater in that he has chops and is from rough-and-tumble Savannah Terrace in Washington, D.C. “In the hood, because of poverty, lots of evictions go down and people’s stuff gets thrown out in the streets," Harper begins the story of how he started skateboarding.
Feminist Tristan Taormino has been making sex her business since the '90s, working as a writer, sex educator, and director. The 40-year-old resident of Hudson Valley, NY, known for her groundbreaking book The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, is the creator of Vivid-Ed (tagline: “sex ed for a new generation”).
even in the loose world of pornography, girls with tattoos are stigmatized; an inked adult actress is thought to be kinkier and wilder than those typical blondes who have enhanced their looks in other ways. Then there’s Riley Jensen, a nice, simple, straitlaced woman who just happens to like sex enough to make a living out of doing it on camera.
PUNK ICON FAT MIKE, OF NOFX, AND HIS DOMINATRIX GIRLFRIEND, SOMA SNAKEOIL, WELCOME YOU INTO THEIR PLAYPEN.
When you find out a secret about somebody—dirty, little, or otherwise—your brain synthesizes the new information by running it against the profile you have of the subject to see if the information matches up. Prepare to drop your coffee mug à la Detective Kujan in The Usual Suspects: “Fat Mike” Burkett—the guy who wrote the lyrics “So stay in your missionary position/I hope that you get bored to death/There’s no way I'm going through life/Having vanilla sex,” the guy who has a lady with a whip inked on his arm, and the same one whose band’s second (albeit forgotten) studio album was entitled S&M Airlines—is into sexual submission.
The hottest webcam girls—the ones with tattoos, obviously—invite you into their bedrooms.
FOUND ON: xoEve.com, myfreecams.com ACCOLADE: Nominated for Xbiz’s 2012 Web Babe of the Year TURN-ONS: Confidence, humor, and good cooks HER PROCESS: Every time I log in I set a dollar goal I would like to make, but as long as I have fun I’m happy.
A conversation with the colorful NBA standout who calls himself “a scary motherfucker.”
In a league full of freakishly tall dudes covered in tattoos, Chris “Birdman” Andersen still sticks out. Andersen earns his nickname every night, flying through the air to collect a nasty array of dunks for the Denver Nuggets. A 6'10" mix of energy, elbows, and ink, the nine-year NBA vet doesn’t just play like a rock star, he looks like one too.
SIXTY PERCENT OF THE TIME, STEEL PANTHER GLAM-ROCKS THE HOUSE EVERY TIME.
IF YOU WANT TO DO THE ’80S TIME WARP AGAIN, get yourself down to the House of Blues in Los Angeles on a Monday or catch Steel Panther on the road. Vocalist Michael Starr, axe master Satchel, bassist Lexxi Foxxx, and skin beater Stix Zadinia deliver the kind of over-the-top heavy rock peppered with sensitive balladry that was the norm on the Sunset Strip back in the day.
oliver Peck has the hottest tattoo gun in Texas. Out of Elm Street Tattoo, on the outskirts of Dallas, the master artist creates traditional American designs with a twist, adding his own flair here and there and sometimes incorporating colors that weren’t available when traditional tattoos were just called tattoos.
One blowout was over music. Tattoo artist Charlie Spencer put on some solemn country tunes and went to work on his client. Austin Spencer, who prefers a more upbeat vibe, walked in, turned off the song, and kicked the trash can in what Courtney Spencer calls “an adult temper tantrum.” With long workdays it's common for tempers to flare occasionally among tattoo artists, but imagine working alongside relatives: Father (Charlie) and Son (Austin) are tattoo artists and owners of Studio 21 Tattoo Gallery.
Where are you these days? Jessica Mach and I just opened a shop in Berlin called Nevada Johnny. It’s not a walk-in-shop; you can only get the address when you book an appointment. How is tattooing in Germany? I think we have a lot of creative artists and some craftsmen of out-standing ability here.
NAME: Naomi Hopeful APPRENTICE AT: Armageddon Tattoo Studio, Brooklyn, NY I LIKE WORKING HERE BECAUSE I love the fact that I am actually learning something during my apprenticeship, not just sitting here looking cute. I like being the only girl—I’m used to it.
The music was loud, the art on the walls was brash, and the tattoos were bold at our November issue launch party. The fete was hosted by Work in Progress, a sick underground club in Soho, and fueled with Bulldog Gin, Prometheus Springs mixers, Apothic Red wine, the sweet sounds of DJ Martial, and the hippest INKED readers.
The Hydrilla in San Francisco hosted Mike Giant and the Skullz Press for a launch of a few new zines. The crowd got loose on Pabst Blue Ribbon while eyeing impressive artwork, including Giant's limited edition print for the event.
Live Nation always delivers a full concert experience, but little did we know that the Live Nation-Pierce the Veil experience included an abundance of our two favorite things: tattoos and girls with tattoos. There was even a girl with a PTV album cover tattoo.
Mike Moses creates clean-lined, fantastical art, and recently made the move from Richmond, VA, to New York City. “Manhattan is the same as Richmond—people in both cities take a lot of pride in what they do,” he says. But he’s come a long way.