Sex is like air—it isn't important unless you aren’t getting any. That's an old joke, albeit not the funniest turn-of-phrase, but it rings absolutely true. Sex is that crucial. Sex is the ultimate pleasure, creates an essential bond with your human (if done right) and is the giver of life.
YOU AUTO KNOW. The lovely, lovely Amanda Chu posed with some awesome Detroit steel for her spread “Built to Thrill” in our July issue. Adorers of tattooed women and cars chimed in with praise for Amanda with “car talk.” Here's some of the comets (damn, autocorrect!):
My favorite tattoo is one I got pretty recently, at a tattoo convention by an amazing artist/friend Fame, who owns Eminence Ink in Connecticut. It's a portrait of my best friend's baby picture on my hand. We have been friends for 15 years and I thought it was time to honor her beautiful face.
Butcher Billy cuts through society using its idols
Precision, craft, history, it's all in the name. Just like your neighborhood meat market, Butcher Billy serves up fresh cuts (of commentary). “[The name] comes from the idea that I'm always slicing pieces of pop culture to bring them together in different ways."
WHAT’S CASK & HAMMER ABOUT? It’s a very low-key craft beer bar. NOT WHERE WE’D TYPICALLY EXPECT TO FIND AN INKED GIRL. When customers see me at first they’re surprised, because usually the bartenders are just dudes that know a lot about beer—kind of hipster guys.
SO, SHE ASKS TO GO BACK TO YOUR PLACE. SCORE. BUT YOU ARE UNPREPARED AND ONLY HAVE STRONG LIQUORS. HERE'S A FEW RECIPES TO MELLOW OUT YOUR FAVORITE ALCOHOL FOR THE FAIRER SEX. THE BEES' KNEES 1½ parts Casamigos Blanco tequila ½ part honey syrup
What do you get when a photographer immerses herself behind the scenes of porn shoots for four years taking pictures of all the action around her? Unless you guessed a highly-awarded art photo exhibition, you should get your mind out of the gutter.
THE ALBUM LEAF “Between Waves” This minimalist, electronic-tinged ballad is so haunting that it will stay with you indefinitely. THE BOUNCING SOULS “Up to Us” For nearly three decades The Bouncing Souls have been crafting punk perfection and this song is no different.
Professional athletes and tattoos may go hand in hand, but there’s a certain type of sports star you expect to see rocking an intricate sleeve or all-encompassing back piece: the kind of player you consider to be a baller, who stands out in a room even without their distinctive ink.
As heard on their new album Never Alone, Stitched Up Heart's sound is akin to the brutal punch of Pantera married to the epicness and romanticism of Evanescence. The mixture makes sense given that offstage singer Mixi Demner is charming and thoughtful, while onstage she exerts an impassioned, headbanging presence.
Of all the porn parody roles that you’ve played, which one was your favorite? Oh gosh, definitely Harley Quinn in Batman Vs Superman XXX for Axel. Having the chance to play Ronda Rousey in Ronda ArouseMe For BurningAngel was also very cool too.
"I'm super-competitive by nature, so the adult industry is a great fit for me. Porn has always been at the forefront of technology (think video streaming and VR) and it’s awesome that a big part of my job involves being one of the first to experiment with new ideas and products in emerging tech.
Daizha Morgann is cunning, beautiful, and mysterious, and although she’s about four limbs short of her cephillapod spirit animal, she embodies the mesmerizing grace and allure of the creature she keeps close to her heart and even closer to her ass.
What comes to mind when you envision a bisexual rock star? Chances are it's not a heavily tatted, gold tooth-sporting metalcore band co-frontman. But for Issues vocalist Tyler Carter, that's the point: no parts of his identity should be defined by narrow labels.
Who has more fun: blondes or brunettes? The answer is SuicideGirls. “The word ‘suicide’ in ‘SuicideGirls’ comes from the idea of commiting ‘social suicide' by not conforming to the norm,” says SG Lindsey Jennings. “I love that. Obviously don't kill yourself, please!”
On an average Sunday morning ride with the boys, May 29th 2016, something shook this industry to its core. Josh Persons was taken from this world in a tragic motorcycle accident. His impact on the tattoo world is now shining through the pain and we can reflect on his dedication to his craft.
We were in a hotel room high above Times Square in Manhattan. The lights, the hustle and the Naked Cowboy were shut out by a window shade because despite being in one of the most ostentatious places in existence, the real show was in the room. Jose Lopez, the master, was at work.
YOUR STYLE MIGHT BE BEST DESCRIBED AS DARK-BOTH BECAUSE YOU DON’T USE COLOR AND BECAUSE OF THE SUBJECT MATTER. I would say it's a mixture of realistic dark, sexy, fetish and dreamy with a touch of surrealism. It's hard to say where that comes from.
YOU HAVE A DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE AND STARTED TATTOOING LATE IN LIFE. WHAT BROUGHT YOU INTO A SHOP THE FIRST TIME? I have always been connected to art and painting since I was young. I used to spend my school breaks in my parent's basement, drawing, painting and airbrush painting.
YOUR INSTAGRAM REFLECTS MOSTLY ARMAND CHEST-PIECES, DO YOU DO MANY BACK PIECES? I've no idea why that is, to be honest. I wish I was doing back pieces and leg pieces, but I think everyone over here in Scotland wants to show off their tattoos as the weather isn't the greatest, so people are covered up mostly.