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Word To Mother Tattoo Sessions (Bay Area)

British artist Word to Mother (interviewed) is currently in Oakland getting ready for his part in the Better Habits show featuring work from him and his friends David Bray and Lauren Napolitano opening soon (May 14th) at Athen B. Gallery. While in town, he is offering his tattooing skills to his fans so for those interested, email [email protected] Discuss Word To Mother here.

Interviews: Justin Kerson – ‘Blood & Ink’ @ White Walls Gallery

San Francisco based Justin Kerson opens a solo exhibition this Saturday, June 14th entitled Blood & Ink at White Walls Gallery in SF. We got talking to the artist a few weeks back about the show and were intrigued about his process of taking imprints of freshly made tattoos to create unique artworks. Wanting to delve a little deeper into this unique take on art making and tattoo culture, AM asked Kerson a few questions… Arrested Motion (AM): So Justin, can you tell our readers a […]

Scott Campbell & Wife Pose For New York Magazine Article

After finishing a unique and daring project as inspiration for the paintings in his solo in Los Angeles several months ago (covered), Scott Campbell has worked on something closer to home. On the cover of the latest issue of New York Magazine is his wife Lake Bell covered in his art and profiled in an article along with the tattoo artist. For now, Lake won’t be joining Scott with permanent body art as this piece was temporary, although technically she does have a small pea-sized tattoo. […]

Videos: Scott Campbell – “That’s All Folks!” & “Prison Tattoo Gun”

Last seen outside his Brooklyn tattoo studio and rubbing elbows with the fine art world during the opening of Blankness is Not a Void (covered) at Marc Jancou Contemporary, showing alongside the venerable Raymond Pettibon, Scott Campbell has reverted to a more childlike forum, continuing his pyromaniacal tendencies with this new experimental video. Produced by Purple Fashion Magazine, the tattoo icon turned contemporary art mainstay pays homage to Looney Tunes with canon fuse and pipe bomb, perhaps working out the kinks for his next solo […]

Damien Hirst Labia Tattoo for Garage Magazine

For fans out there, the ultimate sign of their love for an artist’s imagery is to permanently tattoo it to their skin. In fact, we have featured some of these in the past and we are certain there are some readers out there right now who have taken their admiration to that level. In a high profile move, Damien Hirst recently designed a green-and-black butterfly, which was then tattooed onto the crotch of Shauna Taylor. The model has been quoted as saying – “I have a […]

Rick Genest

As one of the early influences for the Low Brow Movement, AM is certainly no stranger to tattoo culture. We have covered tattoo artists in the past (Scott Campbell and Shawn Barber come to mind) as well as featured tattoos chosen by fans and inspired by their favorite artists. Despite all this, we were still taken aback by the strange beauty of Rick Genest who has turned his entire body into a piece of art. Genest, also known as Zombie Boy, first shot to fame […]

Openings: Jeff Soto – “Inland Empire” @ StolenSpace

Jeff Soto (interviewed) opened his UK solo show to a packed house at StolenSpace yesterday. Soto’s arrival in London had certainly stirred up lots of fans eager to meet him and see his work in person for the first time. AM was on hand to take some shots and spoke to people who had traveled from all across the UK to be there. They were rewarded with a strong, cohesive set of paintings, ranging from small to huge in size, with the largest measuring 5′ […]

Art Tattoos: Audrey Kawasaki

Art tattoos have always been fascinating to us because it requires a truly hardcore art collector or fan to permanently affix an image to their skin. It’s an interesting completion of a circle as we return to one of this art movement’s roots – tattoo art. The movement has evolved so much to include so many different artists, that the term “low brow” is controversial now, but we can agree that the beginnings, by definition, included artists not respected by mainstream collectors and institutions, one […]