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CONTENTS - September 2004

DEPARTMENTS
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Everybody's got an opinion.

BITS & SNATCHES
It's déjà vu as Uncle Tim channels Holly Tuesday and brings back a long-time favorite, Brandon Bond doubles his pleasure, the ultimate day trip in Paso Robles, the psychedelic world of Thom DeVita, all you ever wanted to know about copyrighting tattoos, Sailor Jerry's always selling something, Tennessee Dave remembers Ensenada, , Dr. Green unfolds the meaning of killer whales and dreamcatchers, Robert's 17-hour masterpiece and Pat Sinatra answers the
Big 10.

HIPSHOTS
You're gonna love the worldly tattoo pix of Elvia Iannaccone.

TATTOO ARTISTS AND THEIR RIDES
Tex rides a weather-weary Beast on the streets of San Francisco.

READERS' GALLERY
It's fun to watch our readers' work get better and better.

FEATURES
JEWS WITH TATTOOS
by Andy Abrams with photos by Justin Dawson
Tattoos' role in Jewish history and the growth of ethnic pride.

THE FIRST-EVER CALGARY TATTOO & ARTS FESTIVAL by Bob Baxter with photos by Bernard Clark
Our globe-hopping reporters brave sub-zero weather and dangerous beasties as they trek across the icy wilds of Canada.

BERT'S 13TH ANNUAL TATTOOS & BLUES by Bob Baxter
Hop in the car, crank up the music and join us for the annual trip to the wine country.

JUNII SALMON―THE MISTRESS OF ORIENTAL ART by Tim Coleman
The first woman to break the tattoo gender line in Japan becomes the Diamond Club's modest, artful mistress of the Oriental arts.

COLUMNS
OUR LIVING HISTORY WITH C.W. ELDRIDGE
Tattoos are forever and so are our nation's battle cries.

Q&A WITH MATTY JANKOWSKI
Take out the hankies; there's more to tattoo prison art than black-and-gray teardrops and spiderwebs.

TRAVELIN' MICK
Always on the go, Mick racks up the bonus miles on his last-gasp look at Berber tattoos from Tunisia.

SPOTLIGHT WITH DANIELLE
This time, the light falls on Jason McCarty (Tom Painter's kid) from Body Art Tattoos in Berryville, Virginia.

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