Results tagged “Henry Rollins”

09:03 AM
A new tattoo site, The Hope Blog -- a project of Hope Gallery Tattoo -- features tons of gems beyond studio news, including a post on "Henry Rollins: The Whiteboard."

Created by artist Brandon Bird, the 9" x 12.5" dry erase board allows you to "create a world where Henry Rollins has the exact tattoos you've always wanted him to have." I'm thinking a portrait ode to Beyonce, but Bird seems to be more of a Frasier fan. [See below.] Let's just hope neither causes a trend like that bar code tattoo.

The Henry Rollins Tattoo Whiteboard is available for $20 plus shipping on TopatoCo.

01:28 PM
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The barcode tattoo as a statement against society rivaled the popularity of misinterpreted Kanji in the nineties, but one artist is bringing it back as a way to connect people's online lives with their fleshy ones. Or at least offer another way to market your blog. And ya know, I don't think it's such a bad idea.

Tattoo artist Levi Smith of The Jade Monkey Tattoo in Phoenix, Arizona has been tattooing quick response code [QR code] -- which is similar to a barcode -- on eager clients. The codes can then be scanned by smartphones (there's an app for that) and lead to your website, Facebook page or eHarmony dating profile. The possibilities are vast.

For more details on these scannable tattoos, check the CBS 5 News video interview with Levi or the videos posted on his blog.
12:10 PM
This Saturday, April 3rd, join us for a hardcore night at Sacred Gallery for the music photography show of Nathaniel Shannon entitled While The Others Were Sleeping. The opening kicks off at 7PM in the excellent exhibition space adjacent to Sacred Tattoo in NYC's SoHo.

This solo show features images of raw, sweaty (and often bloody) live performances of artists including Henry Rollins, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pentagram, Gwar, and many more. Also on view are Nathaniel's group portraits and diptychs shot on tour and in the clubs. What makes Nathaniel's music photography so powerful is his instinct to capture the frenzied climax of that gig you'll remember for the rest of your life -- like Judas Priest's Rob Halford belting over Glenn Tipton's melodic hooks. Through this show, you can own a piece of that moment.

For a preview of the exhibition, check Nathaniel's online portfolio.

Nathaniel is a freelance photographer and musician from Michigan living in NYC. His work has appeared in over fifty publications, several record sleeves, and seven installations. A full-length book of his music photography is underway.

While The Others Were Sleeping is curated by the wonderful Kevin Wilson, who has an incredible line-up of shows through the year.

Hope to see you Saturday for a rock experience that won't get your teeth bashed in by an errant steel-toe boot. And yes, booze will be served.
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