Featured Tattoo Articles from Bound By Ink
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.