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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

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 Google 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

Asheville Tattoo and Piercing Expo 2015

Asheville Tattoo and Piercing Expo 2015


NC Tattoo Expo ImageThe 2nd Annual Asheville Tattoo and Piercing Expo will take place June 26th through the 28th at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC.  This event is also being called the NC Tattoo Expo, which was the convention hosted by Little John’s Tattoo in Greensboro, NC. The North Carolina Tattoo Expo is a family friendly event brought to you “By the tattoo Family, For the tattoo Family”. They welcome anyone that is interested in tattoo culture, whether tattooed or not. Throughout the weekend there will be many different events including pin up contests, tattoo competitions and even a car show not to mention tons of live tattooing. So show up and show out!

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