Hello and welcome to the annual issue that I don’t send to my mother! Speaking of moms, I was recently asked by a friend’s momma, “Don't you feel bad for exploiting women in your magazine?" Damn. This is a question I am often asked by many conservative and/or old people.
CERVENA FOX COVERS INKED We’ve featured Cervena across our pages a few times and it just became time to put her on our cover—she'd reached the rarified iconic point in the industry of being a Tattoo Supermodel. Cervena snapped this and posted to her fans: "My latest and one of my biggest achievements in my modelling career.
Ivory Suicide How did you pick the name Ivory? I collect a lot of skulls, taxidermy and ivory, which is bones. It also helps that my ghostly complexion matches. What is your favorite tattoo? My favorite tattoo is my upper left arm tattoo. It’s a picture of my grandparents getting married, it has my birthstone, and it’s how I met my best friend.
By implementing modern mentality to throwback imagery Rich Simmons makes art that will make you blush.
“Street art has this rebellious punk rock attitude that I love,” Rich Simmons sprays it loud. When he isn't painting images of superheroes and other familiar figures on walls and the sides of buildings, he’s using reclaimed billboards to bring the experience of the street into the gallery.
What’s going on in her head during a lap dance? How do you know if she really likes you? Is there sex in the champagne room? And more intimate questions answered honestly by real amazing dancers from Devils Point in Portland, Oregon.
Brodie Grody Where did your performance name come from? It's a mixture of a couple things: My friends back in the day used to call me Brodie because they thought I looked and sounded like the lead singer chick from The Distillers. The second part is just turning myself into my very own Garbage Pail Kid character.
What do you think is your signature tattoo? I think it’s my “Judge Me Not” tattoo on my chest. I got it way before porn. I actually got that tattoo because I was a CPA, in a business world where tattoos and piercings are frowned upon and need to be covered.
Is this a spoof of The Bodyguard? In The Hitman’s Bodyguard, number one protection agent Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) finds out that he’s assigned to guard the life of his mortal enemy, notorious hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson).
“ON MY BLOCK” Scarface A glorious sample of a Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway track that’s perfect for stoop drinking. “DEAR SUMMER” Memphis Bleek and Jay-Z Capitalism reached its peak when Jay said “I got a brand new bitch, corporate America.
Otep Shamaya is the front badass of heavy metal band OTEP and, according to her Twitter bio, she is also a noble savage, cunning linguist, writer, singer and freedom fighter (we can attest that she fulfills to all of those titles). She stopped by the Inked office during the band’s “Resistance” tour to talk tattoos, the current political climate and OTEP’s new album Generation of Doom.
AMBER ROSE IS RECLINING OUTSIDE HER SPRAWLING STUCCO HOME ON A TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN LOS ANGELES WHEN HER FOUR-YEAR-OLD SON, SEBASTIAN, COMES RUNNING UP. HIS FACE IS COVERED PAINT, AND ROSE THROWS HER HEAD BACK AND LAUGHS, HOLDING HER ARMS OUT.
Art collective Angrymoon proves that good things do happen after 2 AM.
Do you know how cool your job is? You'll never hear any of the three of us who make up the team complain about anything. With that said, it's super hard work between the editing, retouching and dealing with models-who may or may not be insane. It's a great job, but most people think it's just doing a bunch of drugs and drinking with hot models and taking videos of them getting oiled up.
Leigh Raven and Nikki Hearts share their private life.
Nikki Hearts and Leigh Raven have got the porn industry all figured out and they're working it to their advantage with every stroke. Meeting through Instagram, the pair have been inseparable ever since their first DM. They do everything together.
When it comes to badass surrealism tattoo artists, Megan Jean Morris is at the top of the pack. Morris has grown to become one of the biggest powerhouses in the industry today and one of the most successful alumni of the reality television competition, Ink Master-proving that her seemingly limitless imagination and firm grasp on technical application can outlive 15 minutes of fame.
Your portfolio is very diverse. What is your favorite style of tattooing? I I really enjoy a lot of styles of tattooing, and I think any experienced artist will be competent in many styles, but I would definitely have to pick portraits as my favorite.
WHAT DRAWS YOU TO THE NATURAL IMAGES PRESENT IN YOUR WORK? I grew up surrounded by nature, and the natural world is my own personal "happy place." I love natural imagery because so many of its elements function as objects of beauty that can be manipulated and embellished upon in a really ornamental way.
TALK TO US ABOUT YOUR NAME, JANICE DANGER. WHERE DID THE “DANGER” COME FROM? It was inspired by Rodney Dangerfield. Please don't ask me why. YOU KNOW WE HAVE TO ASK WHY. I just liked the sound of having “Danger” in your name. So, it wasn't him—it was just his actual name.