Hundreds of local ink enthusiasts put their tattoos to the test at the Ink Slingers Ball and Tattoo Expo over the weekend. The eighth annual event took over PT's ShowClub on May 18, 2013, as ink junkies competed for $2,000 grand prizes for the best sleeve, black-and-white, color and large tattoos. P ... More >>
While it sometimes seems that hip new restaurants require that employees have cool tattoos and piercings, other spots have strict policies against piercing, tattoos and other body ornamentation. Jenn Wohletz went after such prudey-pants policies last week, in her list of five reasons restaurant empl ... More >>
When Denver-based fine-art photographer Eric Schwartz set out to photograph people with tattoos, he didn't expect to find a detailed history underneath the artwork. After a chance meeting with California tattoo legend Edward "Chuco" Caballero at a national tattoo show, the story for Schwartz's first ... More >>
Sandi Calistro got her first tattoo in Maine when she was sixteen, and later decided to become a tattoo artist. Accompanied by her dad, she came to Colorado and sold her flash sheets (the sheets of art on the wall of a tattoo parlor) door-to-door at tattoo shops. A local shop bought her shee ... More >>
Even though body artists specialize in the sort of inking and piercing that can lead to serious infections if not done properly, Denver no longer annually inspects tattoo parlors.
Why not? One tattoo artist says personnel were reassigned to inspect medical marijuana dispensaries -- but a city spoke ... More >>
Friday the 13th has been associated with a lot of creepy shit over the years. From various natural disasters to Tupac's death, the date has been deemed unlucky by superstitious people everywhere. But rather than succumb to friggatriskaidekaphobia tomorrow and keep looking over your shoulder f ... More >>
After reading the above headline, you're probably thinking: Denver needs another tattoo parlor and art gallery like it needs another dispensary, right? Hold on. This one's a little different. For starters, it's being run by Emily Francis, a cherished member of the local music scene.
Tattoo detail affirms that "Crash" football instincts come from the gut.
The newly hired head coach for the Denver Broncos has seen plenty of ink lately. The ink refers to the vast amount of press coverage used to tell John Fox's life story. But as seen below, a tattoo artist could have used ... More >>
An overflow of bodies was spilling out onto the street of 609 East 13th Avenue on Saturday, toasting the night in celebration of the opening of the long awaited Landmark: Electric Ghost Tattooing. The co-op is a venture put together by four colleagues of the Denver tattoo scene, whose combine ... More >>
An average Misfits fan.Personally, it's been the "One Bad Album" rule. That's all it takes for a band's musical reputation to be asterisked forever, which makes getting a tattoo of that band, well, risky. You have to wonder how often thirty-somethings across the land hear "Nice Chi' Pep's tat ... More >>
Do you long for baklava, adzuki red bean or garam masala ice cream? Your wait will end one week from Friday when Sweet Action Ice Cream opens at 52 Broadway. The space, formerly occupied by Fahrenheit Books, will be shared with Twisted Sol, the tattoo shop moving down from Capitol Hill.Besides the f ... More >>