Tag Archive | Tattoo

Pair of Ears Door Handles on Retail Storefront

Ear Shaped Door Pulls
Photos By Gail

In the midst of Black Friday bargain-hunting, I passed by this pair of large Silver Ears attached to the glass doors of a not-yet-opened business called, as the sign on the left door would indicate, Inked. A little Googling reveals that the ears are attached to the future home of a retail shop and tattoo parlor affiliated with Inked tattoo lifestyle magazine. Originally schedules to open its doors in OctoberInked will inhabit an 8,500-square-foot space for an art gallery, tattoo studio” in this ground floor space in Chelsea. Inked will be the first retail location for the tattoo lifestyle company. The magazine was launched in 2004, reaching some 1.2 million readers, according to a press release.

The Inked Retail Store is (or will soon be) Located at 150 West 22nd Street Between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan.

Ear Shaped Door Pulls

“Can You Hear Me Now?”

Hot Space Queen Finger Tattoos

Queen Finger Tattoos
Image Source

Look! Justin Hawkins of The Darkness had the faces of the members of Queen as seen on the cover of their gayest album, Hot Space, tattooed on his fingers! Now that is dedication. Also, why is John Deacon missing an eye?

Queen Hot Space Cover Art

Marc Dennis: An Artist, A Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar…

An Artist A Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar
All Photos By Gail

It’s not every day that you walk by an art exhibit whose title is the front end of a Meta Joke, and in this case that title is exactly what drew us in to Hasted Kraeutler Gallery for a quick look at Marc Dennis’ latest collection of hyper-realist paintings, playfully entitled An Artist, A Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar….

Dennis likes to work with layers of reality and he’s said that his paintings are about “creating an absurd context.” He’s very adept also at creating scenarios in which you can consider yourself, as the viewer, to be an additional layer of the artwork

Marc Dennis Painting Art Fan
The End of The World

The painting above is based on the famous work you can see at This Link. Warning: NSFW! In my opinion, Dennis has greatly improved upon the original!

Marc Dennis Painting Rose Pile
Uncontrollable Beauty

Dennis explains that this painting, Uncontrollable Beauty, was inspired by pondering the idea of what a sculpture of his might look like, if he were to make one. It’s hard to believe that this is a painting and not a photograph.

Marc Dennis Painting Tattooed Girl
Betty, Lawyer, Pony

When you look at this painting, what do you focus on? The young girl’s ‘Bad idea” My Little Pony Tattoo? Her ill-fitting bra straps (seriously, she needs a t-back bra to go under that shirt)? Perhaps you notice the woman in front of her and the pattern of the red and white outfit she has on? I think the point here is that you can’t get a good look at that outfit because another person is blocking your view. Kind of like how at art galleries there is often an admirer standing in front of a painting blocking your view. Which is the very reason I took this photo from an angle — to avoid including the art fan standing next to me, who refused to move, so I could get a better shot, in the picture. Art imitates life, people!

David Resnick y Asociados will take your case on a contingency fee basis. This means we only receive a fee if we win.

Marc Dennis‘ paintings make you think like that, and they are also beautiful. For that reason, I recommend this show!

An Artist, A Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar… By Marc Dennis will be on Exhibit Through January 4th, 2014, at Hasted Kraeutler, Located at 537 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011. Hours ar Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 6:00 PM and By Appointment.

Beatles Abbey Road Tattoo

Beatles Abbey Road Tattoo
Image Source

This Tattoo of The Beatles Crossing Abbey Road is surely one of my favorite simple tattoos of all time.

Beatles Yellow Submarine Tattoo

Beatles Yellow Submarine
Image Source

This is one of the better tattoos you can get on the front part of your shin forearm. Plus: The Beatles.

Vintage Barbie Tattoo

Vintage Barbie Tattoo
Image Source

Yes, It Exists: Winnie The Pooh Hellraiser Mash Up

Pooh Hellraiser Mash Up
Winnie The Hellbound Pooh (Photo By Gail)

I spotted this drawing on the wall at Sacred Tattoo and was immediately charmed / repulsed by its depiction of the lovable Winnie the Pooh characters morphed into the Cenobites from the Hellraiser film series (based on characters created by the great Clive Barker). Very Clever! I was able to find variations of this drawing on the Internet but couldn’t find an artist’s name, so it f anyone knows who created this please leave it in the comments so I can give him credit.

Hellraiser Winnie The Pooh Tattoo
And…it’s a tattoo as well! (Image Source)

Freddie Mercury Tattoo

Freddie Mercury Tattoo
Image Source

He is the Champion (Tattoo) of the World!

Keith Moon Tattoo

Keith Moon Tattoo

I love Keith Moon and everything, and this tatt is a pretty realistic likeness, but…I’m not sure how I feel about it. Keith’s face has a little bit of an Ed Grimley thing going on. It is kind of creeping me out. What do you think?

Bad Idea Tattoo of The Day: Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice Tattoo
Image Source

Not Nice, Baby.