Joie Sunshine

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Joie Sunshine


Joie Sunshine Tattoo
Photographer : Raul Shoots
Instagram : @raulshoots
Website: www.raulshoots.com

This week’s artist interview is with Joie Sunshine of The VIP Room in Miami, Florida. Joie has only been tattooing for short period of time but her work reminded me of the old “street” shop tattoos. We caught up with Joie Sunshine between appointments and trips to Disney.

How long have you been tattooing for?

I’ve been tattooing professionally for three years.

Have you always want to be a tattoo artist?

No, I didn’t always want to be a tattoo artist. It was something I just sort of fell in to. As a child I always loved to draw and color. Once I started school I always made sure to take an art class from elementary school all the way to college. I love going to museums and art galleries. I’m always looking for inspiration.

How old were you when you got your first tattoo?  

I was sixteen years old. Ugh ! It’s a tribal on my lower back. It was a birthday gift from the late Rob G. No funny or interesting story to accompany it lol. I have plans to cover it up once I start my back piece. Continue reading Joie Sunshine

Kevin Marr Horikema

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Kevin Marr Horikema


Kevin Marr Tattoo Profile ImageIn this week’s Artist Spotlight we caught up with Kevin Marr Horikema of Godspeed Tattoo in San Mateo, California. Kevin has been tattooing since the late 90’s mastering the style Japanese tattoos.

You have been tattooing since 1999, way before tattoos became socially acceptable; what is your thoughts on the change in perception on tattoos and tattoos as art?

I feel like there’s been a huge shift. The change was just beginning when I got into the business thanks to a lot of the very progressive tattooing that was happening in the mid 90’s in San Francisco. Now that it’s acceptable, we have more serious clientele, and lots of amazing tattooers. My clients are getting full sleeves and full back pieces as their first tattoo. Back in the day it would blow my mind when someone wanted a full sleeve as a first tattoo, now it’s no big deal. Many of my clients have professional jobs, and they have the time and money to commit to large projects. Continue reading Kevin Marr Horikema

Carriage House Tattoo Gathering 2015

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Carriage House Tattoo Gathering 2015


Carriage House Tattoo Gathering ImageThe Carriage House Tattoo Gathering 2015 is the biggest thing to happen in Lenoir, NC since Apple decided to open their state of the art data center there. The world’s greatest tattoo artists are coming together at the famous Carriage House Distillery on September 4th through the 6th to put on a must not miss event.

Some of the attending artists are:

Carlos Torres, Roman Abrego, Bob Tyrrell, Marshall Bennett, Tony Olivas, Rich Pineda, Paul Kirk, Megan Jean Morris ,Poch, Travis Broyles, Mark Longenecker, Abey Alvarez, Kalm, Mr Flaks ,James Vaughn, Klown Low Rider, Ryan Mullins, Rob Struven, Big Meas, Josh Payne, Dave Tevenal, Timothy Boor, Myke Chambers,  Anam Canad , Jasmine, Joey Tattoo and many more.  Continue reading Carriage House Tattoo Gathering 2015

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