For as long as I can remember, I have had issues with authority. I was a bitch to potty train, made a babysitter quit an hour after she stepped foot in my house, and kicked off clothes that I didn’t pick out. I didn’t calm down (a little) until I discovered the Choose Your Own Adventure books and gained some control of my own.
I can’t be the only one who saw Olivia Black playing the circle-hand game [Inked People, December/January 2013]. Remember from junior high? You made a circle with your hand under your waistline and if anybody looked you could punch them.
Name: Prissy Daugherty Occupation: hairstylist Hometown: Sterling, VA “If I had to pick a favorite tattoo, I’d choose my unicorn thigh tattoo. It’s the most recent I’ve had completed and it’s the largest tattoo on my body.
If you watched the 2012 Victoria’s Secret fashion show this past winter, model Liu Wen and her vibrant body art may have caught your eye. No, those tattoos weren't real, but they were designed by the fantastic artist Stephanie Tamez of Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn.
On St. Patrick’s Day there is nothing more brilliant than a stout.
DOGFISH HEAD WORLD WIDE STOUT POP
The Delaware specialty brewer makes their stout 15 to 20 percent alcohol by volume. Tone it down by filling a pint glass with 5 oz Ice-cold cola (no Ice cubes) and top with the stout.
GUINNESS DRAUGHT BLACK VELVET
To mourn the death of Prince Albert in 1861, this beverage got its start when a bartender at the Brook’s Club of London floated one part champagne over one part Guinness.
ROGUE SHAKESPEARE OATMEAL STOUT COOKIE BOMB
Fill a shot glass with Kahlúa and top with an Irish cream. Fill a pint glass two-thirds full of Rogue’s Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, drop In the shot, and chug the liquid cookie.
A staple of the Irish and British drinking cultures, stout isn't as widely imbibed in the States but we at INKED love it and understand that it’s about indoctrination. Our first taste of the creamy, dark beer was when we split them with our fathers and uncles—and even though a bar has a finite amount of stout in stock, we’ll share it with you, brother.
Worried that paying clients wouldn’t like his personal work, artist Keith P. Rein added a middle initial to his name-and more stimulating artwork to his portfolio.
“The P is for penis," Keith P. Rein says. Needing a way to differentiate his personal, erotic art from his commercial work, the 29-year-old Athens, GA—based designer and illustrator added the P to his signature on his own work. “I've always had a sexual sense of humor," Rein says of his naughty lady subjects who do the nasty with a Bomb Pop, nakedly straddle an elephant’s trunk, and take it in the mouth from a mustard-dressed hot dog.
New Era enlisted Mike Rubendall to kit out the 59Fifty fitted cap ($36, neweracap.com) with a slick snake on the outside and an insane lining that could only come from the hand of the Kings Avenue tattooer.
RJ-Romain Jerome’s watches
For RJ-Romain Jerome’s watches ($990 and $1,990 for custom design, romainjerome.ch), artist Mo Coppoletta put needle to leather, creating watch straps with classic tattoo designs.
For Ecce Homo, tattooist Tin-Tin created a set of plates ($1,925, animal-fabuleux.fr) of crucified Jesus inked with modern designs and the script “Only Dad can judge me.”
DGK x TKDK Stevie Williams Collectible Vinyl Toy
The DGK x TKDK Stevie Williams Collectible Vinyl Toy ($15, tokidoki. it) comes with the Dirty Ghetto Kid’s skateboard, tattoos, and attitude.
Molla Space’s Armed Notebooks
To remind yourself that words can be weapons, carry one of Molla Space’s Armed Notebooks ($20, mollaspace.com), which feature 3-D covers of grenades, revolvers, knives, and nunchuks.
Tom Penny’s P2 Deck
The high comedians Cheech and Chong sit on seven thin veneers of maple for Tom Penny’s P2 Deck ($52, nhsfunfactory.com).
Trixie and Milo Tattooed Lady Flask
From the sideshow to your hip pocket comes the Trixie and Milo Tattooed Lady Flask ($26, inkedshop.com).
Inspired by the story of a Congolese boy-solider going to battle armed with only a whistle, Falling Whistles ($59, fallingwhistles. com) are not just a symbol of peace; proceeds support Congolese visionaries who are trying to bring tranquility to their country.
Some of the most intricate and haunting skull rings, including this sterling silver one ($1,400, 212-475-1613), can be found in the glass cases of New York City boutique C’est Magnifique (328 E. 9th St., New York City).
One of the manliest scents is that of an open fire—but what if you aren't camping? Break open Campfire Cologne ($13, campfire-cologne.com), a box that contains birch, cedar, or oak chips and matches to light them, then let the smoke waft around you.
SUBJECT: Kevin Wallace SPOTTED: Chelsea, New York City WHERE HE GETS INKED: Wallace isn't loyal to one shop. Artist Halo (who now works out of Konkrete Jungle Tattoo, in Elkridge, MD) and a freelance Maryland tattoo artist named Tom did some of his most meaningful work.
METZ “WET BLANKET” Metz are one of those bands that come along every few years to reaffirm your faith in rock 'n' roll. ALICE IN CHAING “HOLLOW” Alice in Chains recapture the crunchiness of the grunge era with this sludgy meditation from their spring album.
Incorporate designer style into your wardrobe with clothiers’ colognes.
HUGO BOSS BOTTLED
DESIGNER: a heritage German outfitter that’s hip enough to put a T-shirt under a suit NOTES: apple, cinnamon, amber, wood, and the masculine freshly cut grass
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER LE BEAU MALE
DESIGNER: French avante-garde couture designer that pushes the boundaries of form and style NOTES: mint, absinthe, lavender, orange blossom, sage, and musk
GUCCI GUILTY INTENSE
DESIGNER: purveyor of the finest Italian leather, from belts and bags to watches and shoes NOTES: Italian lemon, lavender, coriander, orange flower, patchouli, and, of course, leather
ED HARDY SKULL AND ROSES MEN BY CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER
DESIGNER: French streetwear meets tattoo. NOTES: bergamot, cardamom, lavender, violet, moss, and musk
Have you ever wondered why fashion houses produce fragrances when it seems more natural for grooming companies to dominate the scent category? Colognes are moneymakers for fashion houses; even with the cost of marketing and packaging, manufacturers still make a hefty profit on each bottle, since the liquids themselves cost so little to make (about $2 a bottle, according to some estimates).
Portugal’s capital city offers a vibrant contemporary culture and old sailor bars embodied by American traditional tattoos.
“The old country” is the nostalgic term European-Americans use to refer to a place with Renaissanceera art, medieval architecture, and culture fairly staid since before America’s independence. Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, has the first two, and it also has the most vibrant youth movement in all of Europe.
This year marks some very special anniversaries for manufacturers, so we’ve decided to suit up, make a few reservations, and take them out for a night on the town.
2013 CORVETTE 427 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
The Corvette has turned 60 and she’s still turning heads. This year marks the final generation of Chevy’s C6 model, and it looks like they are sending it off with a bang. The 427 is a nod to its 427-cubic-inch, 7.0-liter engine—a monster big block reminiscent of the muscle cars of the '60s. Coupled with a frame decked out in lightweight, carbon-fiber components, the 427 can reach a top speed of 190 mph and look good doing it. The anniversary package includes 60th anniversary badges on the wheel caps and a racing stripe stitched into the ragtop on all convertible models.
2013 RUBICON 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
For generations, Jeeps have changed our perceptions of what an automobile can do. They are the oldest off-road and SUV brand in the world; they’re capable of rock crawls, tailgates, and towing; and for the last 10 years, the Rubicon has been the Jeep of choice for those looking to get the most out of their ride. The 10th anniversary Rubicon is no exception. The 2013 model is decked out with an exclusive bluish-gray paint job (the color is called Anvil), steel off-road bumpers, and 10th anniversary badges pinned on it like medals of honor. Its sleek, tough exterior is wrapped around a 285-horsepower V6 engine and mounted on top of a set of satin black 17-inch wheels.
2013 BMW V12 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the BMW V12, a milestone in engineering that few automakers dare to replicate today, let alone back in 1987. For its silver anniversary, BMW has dolled up the 760Li with a rear-seat entertainment console, piano black wood trim and steering wheel inlay, and a champagne leather interior. Not much has been rearranged under the hood, since the engine layout is what they’re celebrating. With its 6.0-liter, twin-turbo-charged, 12-cylinder, 535-horsepower engine with 550 Ib-ft of torque, it remains the flagship sedan of the Bimmer lineup—and at 25, it’s finally old enough to rent itself without paying extra
2013 MERCEDES SLS AMG GT3 45TH ANNIVERSARY CAR
To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Mercedes SL model, the German automakers have developed one of the most exclusive race cars in the world—and they’re only making five of them. In a display of Wonka-esque proportions, five lucky car buffs who purchase these prized rides will pick them up in Affalterbach, Germany, and be given a private tour of the factory where they’re handmade. This SLS is truly one of a kind: It’s powered by a 6.3-liter V8 inside a steel roll cage, covered in a special “magno graphite” matte paint, and topped off with gull wing doors. Run for it, Charlie!
The eldest of the Madden brothers wears many hats, and since he’s also a stylist, they’re all dapper.
Josh Madden works in so many outlets that it would be difficult to fit all his roles on a business card: DJ, stylist, radio show host, writer, photographer, videographer, music producer, and marketer. To spare the typesetter, he usually goes with the simple yet effective “producer."
Dave King, frontman of the Celtic band, explains why Irish music is the original rebel sound.
There are few lonelier feelings than wanting to go home and being unable to do so. After immigration laws changed, unbeknownst to Ireland native Dave King, he became an illegal alien living in Los Angeles. Instead of wallowing in sorrow, he was able to channel that homesickness into the signature sound of Flogging Molly.
For this street skateboarder, it’s all about the shoes.
There are six million reasons to get into skateboarding, and for Terry Kennedy it was fashion. “I played basketball at school with this kid who skated and I'd keep checking out his Vans and DC sneakers, so he convinced me to try skating,” Kennedy says.
Style mavens flaunt the designs that make them proud-in their fashion lines and on their bodies.
“My favorite tattoo is called the Love Wolf. It was inspired by a good friend of mine, Danny Boy O’Connor—of House of Pain and La Coka Nostra—who has a similar tattoo, except I have ‘love’ over the eyes. It was designed by another friend, amazing graphic designer and illustrator Josh Vanover, and Bubba Soliz [of Four Horsemen Tattoo] inked it on me last year.
With long, blond locks and a subtle smile, Patton Suicide is a gorgeous girl—but add in her tattoos and she’s a dynamo. As a bona fide head-turner, she’s an amazing ambassador for the inked community. “I’ve always been fascinated by how I could permanently change my body in a beautiful way,” she says.
The tattoo revolution will not be televised—it will be in a video game.
The most true-to-life digital tattoos of all time come to video gaming this month with the release of Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel. Thousands of bits’ worth of tattoos have been in video games, but up until now they have been wholly lackluster, inaccurate, and rote.
Usually when a young, hot band blasts onto the scene, it’s the frontman who gets the spotlight, but Fall Out Boy was a little different. It was bassist Pete Wentz, with his pop-punk-boy-charm, who drew the attention of the lighting technicians, the girls, and the media.
For the head of The Vatican, religious iconography and blackand-gray tattooing as a whole is a spiritual experience.
It is undeniable that the artwork, conditions, and tools have never been better (and will only continue to improve), but there certainly is something special about those original prison tattoos etched out using an aquarium-pump motor and a guitar string by artists with no reference materials-and no training, for that matter.
When Jon “Honest Jon" Boetes picks up his coffee before going to tattoo at Slave to the Needle in Seattle’s bohemian Ballard neighborhood, he sees his tattoos on the staff at Café Bambino. And when he is done for the day, he unwinds next door at the Tin Hat Bar & Grill, where more of his artistry is on display behind the bar.
How did your journey to become the Ink Master begin? Sort of in the wrong way. When I was a kid I would draw tattoos, and I saw in the back of a tattoo magazine that you could buy a kit. I told my friend, “Dude, if you buy me that I'll tattoo you."
NAME: Ashley Seutter SHOP GIRL AT: Ocean Mystique Ink Gallery in Virginia Beach, VA A GUY WITH AN ENTOURAGE came in and asked me where his kid—who was obviously under 18—could “sign up for a tattoo." I explained that we don’t tattoo children, and he starts spouting off that his kid is different and he’s famous and he should be the exception.
On the day that the geeks inherited the earth, we went to NYC’s Comic Con to check out the cosplayers. We really nerded out as we came across rare toys still in their packaging and Wonder Women with ink.
Matthew Amey brings “clean lines, solid color, and pain" to tattoos. He can also decorate more than people, having recently won Uncommon Good’s Wall Art Challenge. “Skin is a very fickle medium, and it limits the ability to accurately represent certain colors and designs over time,” he says.