Bound by Ink Magazine Articles
Just in time for the holidays the Special Collector’s Edition of Bound by Ink is coming on December 10th.
In each issue we strive to give you the most unique and interesting stories from the tattoo world and art culture and for this special collector’s edition issue we’re pulling out all the stops. Featuring interviews with artists Nikko Hurtado, Rick “Papa” Walters, Fernie Andrade, Nick Baxter, Roman Abrego, as well as features on tattoo icons, Mark Mahoney, Big Sleep, and more this issue is guaranteed to be a good read and will make a great gift for tattoo enthusiasts and art lovers everywhere.
So get your copy of the Special Collector’s Edition of Bound by Ink when it hits newsstands on December 10th.
Issue 14 of Bound by Ink is hitting newsstands on July 30th, and it’s coming with 2 special collector’s covers that feature the beautiful models, Laura May and Lucky Hell.
With coverage of the Alphabet Soup art exhibition and the 4th Annual Taiwan Tattoo Convention as well as interviews with models, Laura Mae, Lucky Hell, Shonda Mackey, and Krista Bunni as well as interviews with artists Freehand Profit, Andy Engel, Compton Dave, Franco Vescovi and more, issue 14 of Bound by Ink is your invitation to join us on another boundary-pushing trip into the world of tattoos.
Pick up your copy of issue 13 of Bound by Ink with tattooed-model Lea Vendetta on the cover when it hits newsstands on April 23rd.
With Interviews from models, Violeteyes, Lea Vendetta, Miss Mischief, and Antietam and features on artists, Ivano Natale, Roman Abrego, Trent Magano and Vinnie Morey of the Proper Barber Shop, and Garage Inc. founder, Austin Weiss as well as a look at the tattooed culture in Kathmandu, issue 13 of BBI is your window into the tattooed-world.
Look for issue 12 of Bound by Ink when it hits newsstands on January 29th. Featuring the picturesque beauty, Scarlett Lash on the cover, issue 12 continues our journey into the world of art and tattoos with interviews with Hollywood actor Robert LaSardo, sculptor and toy designer David Webb, and hair and make up artist, Brandi J. Andrews. We also have coverage from the Melbourne Tattoo & Body Art Expo, the Timeless Ink Tour, and much more!
It is with great pride that we present to you the second installment of Altered Egos. It’s been a fun journey chronicling the tattooed and artistic lifestyle that is Bound by Ink and we have no intention of quitting anytime soon. It was difficult trying to figure out what to choose but we’ve taken some of our finest work from our previous issues and we’re bringing it back to you in this collection representing the lifestyle that we all love and enjoy.
So pick up your copy of Altered Egos on newsstands now and don’t forget to look for issue 12 of Bound by Ink on sale January 29th.
The 8th Annual Ink-N-Iron festival was nothing short of spectacular. People from all over the globe congregated and celebrated their love of custom hot rods and tattoo culture; once you stepped foot onto the playground, you were instantly taken back in time to when gorgeous pinup models, cool cats rockin’ Pompadours, and the sickest hot rods on earth reigned supreme. The Queen Mary played host to 280 of the world’s best and iconic tattoo artists from 30 states and 25 countries spread over three machine-buzzing levels inside the legendary ship. In short, Ink-N-Iron is the show to attend if you want to see amazing artists and killer hot rods. The entire event itself was a task to take in all at once yet absolutely breathtaking. We can’t wait for next year!
If you live an organic lifestyle and your old Powell Peralta deck just isn’t going to cut it on the wall of your art-deco–themed loft, then check out these longboards from the master craftsmen at Loyal Dean. Using premium woods like mahogany, oak and walnut, the artisans at Loyal Dean have crafted one of the coolest modes of transportation, which doubles up as both a great conversation piece and art. Each board is organically designed and crafted based upon what wood they happen to be using at the time. The result is a thin, flexible, and artfully cambered deck, which makes for a cush ride. So if you’re looking to save a few dollars and shed a few pounds then why not try one on for size. Besides, they’re greener than the tree they came from and a whole lot cooler than some of these hybrids you see on the road. See you on the streets.
Mark Mahoney kicked off St. Patrick’s Day in the grandest of fashion by releasing a new ink collaboration he developed with Intenze. The new ink, appropriately called Shamrock Green, was limited to only 50 hand-crafted sets and even better was the packaging from which they came in. The Irish whiskey–inspired bottles were packaged in handcrafted wooden boxes and if that weren’t enough to impress, then the list of tastemakers and industry elite would have. Guests at the event were treated with nothing but genuine hospitality and care; once the meet and greet came to an end, the party carried on over at The Whisky in West Hollywood, California. In all, it was a kick ass get together that lived up to the name and reputation built by the legendary Mark Mahoney and the rest of the crew at the Shamrock Social Club.
Saturday night’s toast to the one-year anniversary of The Honorable Society took place in West Hollywood, California, and it certainly did not disappoint. The sterling guest list of movers and shakers, accomplished artists, and some special celebrity attendees spent a good part of the evening rubbing elbows, socializing, and talking tattoos, as well as Bound By Ink. To help lift spirits, patrons were treated to energy drinks supplied by Dr. V’s and spirits supplied by Tequila Avion and St. Germain. All of the artists at the event were congenial and never apprehensive, especially Marco Cerritelli, the host of the event and owner of The Honorable Society. If you have never been to The Honorable Society, you owe it to yourself to visit or just stop by. The place is no joke.