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Skin&Ink’s 9/11 Tribute

October
10th 2011

These are the last few days to pick up the Skin&Ink November Issue. This issue features our very special 9/11 tribute– a beautiful flash pull-out poster designed and created by Myke Chambers.

Thank you to all who bought the issue and a special thanks to Myke Chambers for his outstanding work.

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Skin&Ink Doll: Jennifury Sextron

September
19th 2011

Jennifury Sextron

Hometown: Johnson City, TN

Career/occupation: House wench/ future hair stylist

Website: modelmayhem.com/2160742

Photographer: Creative Vanguard

See more and read more about Jennifury in the November issue of Skin&Ink…On Sale Now!

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Miss Ivi

Photographed by Christian Pfammatter

MUAH: Salone Clausen

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By Marisa Kakoulas

Photography by JJ Ignotz

At Brooklyn’s Tattoo Culture Studio and Art Gallery, on December 10th, as a throng of tattooed masses spilled out onto the sidewalk, the chatter could be heard from down the block. The excitement was over the exhibition inside: an art show described as “historically important” by veteran tattooist Juli Moon, for its celebration of women tattoo artists as fine artists.

212 In The New Skin&Ink– Ladies, Ladies! Art Show The “Ladies, Ladies!” Art Show, curated by Elvia Iannaccone Gezlev (aka Miss Elvia) and Emma Griffiths, featured works from over fifty female tattooists, including those who have been tattooing for over thirty years like Madame Vyvyn Lazonga, Pat Sinatra, Debbie Lenz and Juli Moon. And these modern godmothers of tattoo were all in attendance at the opening. “Having Vyvyn, Pat, Juli and Debbie all come to the opening was just magic, as they are heroes of mine and their longevity and commitment to tattooing means so much,” said Griffiths. The crowd flocked around these legends, particularly upcoming artists who were hungry for advice or a good story. Even Juli herself 311 In The New Skin&Ink– Ladies, Ladies! Art Show expressed reverence for her fellow groundbreaker: “When I started tattooing over thirty-three years ago, there weren’t that many women. Vyvyn Lazonga was my hero, and I’m so happy she’s here!” She added, “I think it’s important for the world to know that, yes, we are artists. We not only tattoo but we do all different types of art.” Indeed, a variety of artistic media were on view, from oil paintings to photographs to drawings to mixed media.

Read the entire article in the July issue of Skin&Ink. On sale now.

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As this is a special day in our country’s history, we wanted to take yet another opportunity to that the man and women who serve us proud in the US Military.SI army promo Today We Give Thanks To Brave American Heroesbest1 21 Today We Give Thanks To Brave American Heroes

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Wimple Family1 Dream Tattoo Contest Winners– The Wimple FamilyBelow is the letter I received from Dan Wimple. The letter was an entry on behalf of his wife Cathy for the Skin&Ink Win $500.00 Towards Your Dream Tattoo Contest.

With the release of our July issue came the announcement that the Wimple family were voted by the Skin&Ink readers as the contest winners.

For those who have not read the entry, we wanted to share the letter with you one more time.

Congratulations once again to the Wimple family.

Cathy and Daughters Dream Tattoo Contest Winners– The Wimple FamilyHello my name is Dan Wimple, and I am writing you today to enter my wife (Cathy Wimple) into this contest. I think she really deserves a chance in this contest…and this tat will mean the world to her.

My wife and I had twin baby girls…Makinsey Lynn Wimple and Brooklyn Rose Wimple, both born on may 28th 2010. It was the most joyful day of our lives. After a week of being born we found out they both have a heart condition called “Interrupted Aortic Arch” and heart murmurs. They got rushed to another hospital. They both had to go under an open heart surgery. Brooklyn went first and she came out fine. Makinsey went a week later and almost didn’t make it off the table. She had it rough…the docs told my wife and I to say “goodbye” several times. It was very hard on both of us. Well, Makinsey fought hard for almost 3 months, and her twin sister stayed beside her the whole time. My wife spent every day at the hospital. It was very hard on our family since we already have a 4 year old at home too. Well our lil angel Makinsey Lynn didn’t make it. She passed away on August 8, Cathy Wimple Dream Tattoo Contest Winners– The Wimple Family2010. My wife and I had to make the decision to let her go and not let her suffer anymore. We have never ever thought in our 10 years being together that we would have to go through something like that. It’s still hard everyday. I know it’s very hard for my wife since my other angel is now home (Brooklyn) after her twin sister passed away.

My wife has no idea I am entering her into this contest. I know she’s been wanting to get a tat for the girls. She kinda has an idea picked out…a baby wrapped in angel wings…with the saying “now i lay u down to sleep.”

She would love for our friend “Miles” from The Wicked Needle in North Carolina do it. It would have more meaning. We haven’t really had the money or time and they live in NC. I would love to surprise her with a trip to NC and you guys letting her get this tat and writing about it.

Please please give her a chance. This tat will mean the world to my wife, but not only to her but to the rest of my family. Thanks a million.

Dan Wimple