We’re willing to bet that at least one person in your studio is wearing or owns a pair of Vans right now. Not so much just a shoe representing a subculture anymore, Vans are everywhere. It’s easy to see why. But whilst they’re a lot of things, built to last the rigours of a tough trade, is not necessarily one of them. That’s why we were so intrigued when we received an email showing us the new range from the California brand; made for the makers collection.
Joao Bosco was kind enough to send us a copy of his new book, Skulls Snakes and the Flower of Death. Here we take a look at this latest publication in a little more detail.
The goal of US-based company FK Irons is to provide professional tattoo artists with the best tools available. They guarantee that the investment will always be protected with a lifetime warranty. FK Irons are the creators of the Spektra Halo, which is the first autoclavable tattoo machine, thanks to the detachable motor body. They have now added the Delta FootSwitch, a heavy duty foot switch which is designed to be extremely robust. It comes with the usual lifetime warranty.
We are taking a look at Revolution Needles. This is a company that has only been around for a short amount of time but seems to be building a strong following.
We always appreciate the opportunity to promote products that have been designed by tattooists for tattooists. Durb is a man of many talents and this is just one of his latest ventures.
We are sure by now you will have heard of this guy or if not certainly his product but we didn’t really know who he was or where he came from. When we found out that he was going to be doing a little bit of promotional footage at the studio it made sense to dig a bit deeper into the man that is “Richie Bulldog”. A top bloke with a passion for tattoos that can’t be denied.
From needles to furniture, the Californian supply company Tat Soul prides itself in “providing the best equipment and supplies to tattoo artists all around the world”. Esteemed for their quality and innovation, the company are now looking to add to their reputation with the launch of their ‘Second Generation Wrath Vortex’, range of disposable tubes which they claim are, “the best in the industry!”
I hadn’t heard of Wayne Taylor before the first issue of Nine Mag, but I was lucky enough to be introduced to his machines by Bert Thomas while we were down visiting him at Skyn Yard.I had seen a few other rotaries with a similar concept before, but after speaking to more tattooers about these machines, it became apparent that Wayne was a different kind of machine builder. This is a guy who genuinely cares about what he is doing and makes sure that everything he does is done to the absolute best of his ability, a man with a passion for his work and craft. I went away after my visit feeling inspired that there are some non-tattooers in the industry that care so much about improving on what is out there.