Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olympic Athletes sport a lot of ink at this years Games

The Olympics are in full swing with athletes from all over the World competing for medals. A lot of skin shows during these games and lucky for us The Baltimore Sun put together a gallery featuring 40 different athletes sporting … Continue reading

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Worldwide Tattoo Conference in London this September

The London Tattoo Convention will be hosting the Worldwide Tattoo Conference September 26th-27th at the Tobacco Dock in Wapping, London. Hope Gallery’s own Joe Capobianco, along with Bob Tyrrell, Stephane Chaudesaigues, Brois, Alex De Pase and Nikko Hurtado will gather … Continue reading

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Artist Profile – Travis Franklin

We are so excited about the “My Life at 150dpi” art show coming up August 11th at Hope Gallery. In anticipation for the show we wanted to introduce you to tattoo artist and painter – Travis Franklin. Read his bio … Continue reading

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Lead Opera Singer drops out after it is revealed he has a Swastika Tattoo

Be careful of those tattoos you get when you are young that you could regret later! Yevgeny Nikitin, a well-known bass-baritone opera singer, announced this weekend that he is dropping out of the German Bayreuth Festival. Organizers confronted the singer … Continue reading

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FBI To Add Tattoos To Biometric ID Capabilities

We all know that we have unique DNA and fingerprints which help identify us, well it looks like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking to add tattoos to its portfolio of human identifying characteristics, and it’s reaching out … Continue reading

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“Tattoo Nation” to hit theaters this October

On Thursday, October 11th the premiere for Tattoo Nation, the first feature length documentary about the revolutionary style of Black and Grey tattoo art, will be held at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood.  The film traces the origins of tattoo and its … Continue reading

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Man gets jail time and 200 lashes for tattooing women in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — A Lebanese man nicknamed the “tattoo king” has been sentenced to one year in prison and 200 lashes in the conservative Muslim kingdom, a Saudi newspaper reported on Tuesday. “Investigations revealed the Lebanese had been practicing … Continue reading

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Editor appeals for people to “Respect the Ink”

An editor at The Courier recently wrote an article entitled “Inked skin is a personal choice and should be repected”. We thought it was a good read, what do you think? LOVE them or loathe them, tattoos have become a … Continue reading

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“Tattoo Showcase” Hits Bookshelves

We just got a treat in the mail! Lal Hardy’s new book Tattoo Showcase is now available in paperback. And we are more than honored to have all of the Hope Gallery artists represented on many of the colorful pages. … Continue reading

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CNN asks, “How young is too young for a tattoo?”

CNN — Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s 11-year-old daughter, Willow, was recently given a tongue-lashing on social media after posting a picture of herself sporting a tongue piercing on Instagram. asapniceee: “She is too young for such a provocative piercing. Why … Continue reading

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