Tag Archive | Tattoo

Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem Tattoo

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Tattoo
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This vibrant and expertly-detailed Tattoo of Muppet Show Rock Band Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem cannot be criticized in any way, because it is perfectly awesome.

Powdered Toast Man Tattoo

Powdered Toast Man Tattoo
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Fans of the late great Nickelodeon cartoon series Ren & Stimpy will recall with great fondness the character of Powdered Toast Man. Check out the video clip below to see how right on this tattoo is. PTM!

Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures Forearm Tattoo

Tattoo of Joy Divison Unknown Pleasures Album Cover Graphic

I realize that in 20 years this tattoo will look like a big black blob, but right now it looks pretty cool, amiright?

David Bowie Labyrinth Tattoo

David Bowie Labyrinth Tattoo
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OK, normally, when I post any photo of a tattoo, it’s because that tattoo is fairly heinous. But this tattoo above, depicting Jareth, the Goblin King as portrayed by David Bowie in the 1986 film Labyrinth is, well, quite sharp actually. It’s not necessarily my bag (if I were going for a Bowie Tatt, I’d be much more likely to choose a Ziggy Stardust likeness) but it’s still very skillfully done! What do you think?

Bad Idea Tattoo Of The Day: Zombie Gaga

Wrong on so many levels.

 

Bad Idea Tattoo of The Day: Senor Nipple

Senor Nipple
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Actually, I think he is kind of cute. Ole!

Bad Idea Tattoo of the Day: Self-Eating Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream Affirmations

It has been suggested that this is what Pot-flavored ice cream goes through on a daily basis. But what I want to know is, does this image look familiar to anyone else?

Heart Shaped Tetris Tattoo


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I like it.

Bad Idea Tattoo Of The Day: Hello Kitty Axl Rose

“Welcome to the Jungle, Baby!” (Image Source)

This thing looks infected to me.

Thanks to Hello Kitty Hell for The Tip!

Last Rites Gallery Presents Jason D' Aquino and Lead Poisoning Exhibits

The Dimming Room By Chris Mars

One thing really stands out when I look back on this past weekend: it was an amazing couple of days for checking out rad, edgy new art in New York City. Sometimes an art exhibit is made all the more impactful by the space in which it’s displayed. This is definitely true when it comes to a venue I visited for the first time on Saturday night. If you can remember back to the time, about ten years ago I think it was, when the Limelight nightclub was in full swing and much of the club’s interior resembled something from the most horrific pages of a Clive Barker novel, then you will want to check out an art space called the Last Rites Gallery. Like your darkest, Halloween-meets-Hellraiser nightmares, Last Rites, which is also a tattoo parlor, is a trip in itself before you even get into the gallery space, and really must be experienced to be fully appreciated. People who really know me know that I like dark, fucked up shit, so I just fell in love with the place immediately and will absolutely be returning for future exhibits.

Right now, Last Rites has two cool shows running simultaneously. The first, curated by Jason D’Aquino and entitled Lead Poisoning, is a group show with contributions from over forty artists who work in a black, white and grayscale palette. A few of my favorite artists including Greg “Craola” Simkins, Ron English, Robert Williams and Michael Mararian have pieces in the show. This exhibit definitely fits into the realm of dark art that Last Rites is reputed for. Loved it.

The second exhibit is a solo show by D’Aquino featuring drawings and sketches in his whimsically twisted signature style, executed in graphite on ledger paper and other unorthodox canvases such as actual matchbook cover interiors. D’Aquino’s passion for mixing almost storybook innocence with violent, sexual or otherwise disturbing images reminded me a lot of the amazing work of Mark Ryden. My favorite drawing was one depicting a sailor who has just harpooned a mermaid under the watchful eye of a smiling full moon. Unbelievable! Jason has also made some interesting modifications to Milton Bradley’s classic Operation board game that you will appreciate if you ever owned that game as a child.

Photo By Geoffrey Dicker (Click to Enlarge)

The Brave Words heavy metal news site has a super informative post which will go into a lot more detail about both exhibits than I am going into here, so I suggest you check that out at this link if you have any questions about what you are going to see. But mostly, I would just suggest that you don’t miss these exhibits.

Last Rites Gallery is located at 511 W. 33rd Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10001. Both shows run through July 25th, 2010.