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08:39 AM
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It's true. I only do these monster hardcover tattoo books for the parties.
And also because I enjoy telling people that I've given birth to a nearly-8lb beautiful black bundle of joy.

Black Tattoo Art II: Modern Expressions of the Tribal -- my 448-page love letter to tattoos (mostly) created in black ink -- has officially been released and the first shipment of my author copies has landed in NYC. Naturally, we must drink and dance. Here are the details:

When:  Sunday, September 15th, from 4-7PM

Where: Bar Matchless,  557 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222. [The back room]
Located on the corner of Manhattan Ave. and Driggs Ave. in Greenpoint near McCarren Park.

Who:   You and anyone else you want to bring.

Why:   Just to party. I will be selling the book, but I'd love to have you there just to hang. No purchase necessary for my love. DJ Les Boogie will be spinning and there will be drink and food specials. In fact, get there early and have an amazing brunch at Matchless in their front room.

If you are interested in purchasing the book, I will be selling it at the reduced author rate of $150 (rather than $199). There will also be limited copies available of the first Black Tattoo Art volume, and also the Black & Grey Tattoo box sets.

We'll also be partying in the UK at the London Tattoo Convention, September 27-29! Look out for the Edition Reuss Publishing booth, where I'll be selling Black Tattoo Art 2, and all my babies. A gathering is being planned; most likely we'll all be raising a glass at one of the bars in the beautiful Tobacco Docks convention hall.

For more on Black Tattoo Art 2, read my full post on the book, and for a sneak peak inside, check this Flickr set. Pre-orders will ship within a week. To order online, contact me at

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08:32 AM
Normally, when I get a press release about "free tattoos," I'm wary, as per Sailor Jerry's famed maxim: "Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good." But when the tattoos are Sailor Jerry's own flash, timeless and powerful, then I have to share the news.

Tomorrow, June 12th, is the 40th anniversary of Sailor Jerry's passing, and to celebrate his life, top tattooers across the US will be offering free tattoos of iconic Sailor Jerry art in the "102 Tattoos for 102 Years of a Legend" campaign. The cities include NYC, LA, New Orleans, Ybor City, Chicago, Austin, Denver, Jersey City & Secaucus. See details on each city here.

Some venues will be making you "Aim for your ink"; that is, you'll have to throw a dart on a board of Sailor Jerry flash and wherever it lands, that's the tattoo you'll get. So ya better practice your throw. And as usual, there will be Sailor Jerry Rum on hand.

Sailor Jerry Day events are also taking place across the UK in London, Brighton, Edinburgh and Manchester, where 40 Sailor Jerry fans will be able to get tattooed for just 12BP. And again, there will be rum.

For more, check the Sailor Jerry US Facebook page and UK Facebook page.

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10:28 PM
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On October 1st, my latest book project "Tattoo World," which I edited for Abrams Books, hit the shelves of book stores in North & South America as well as in Europe. And now it's time to party.

Once again, we're joining forces with our homies at Tattoo Culture to celebrate the book's release and their sixth anniversary this Friday, October 7th. Drinks and snacks will be served to all you fabulous people. The party starts at 7PM and ends promptly at 10PM. For more info, check our Facebook Event Page. Tattoo Culture is located at 129a Roebling Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [Map]

Hope to see ya there!
10:57 AM
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Tattoo by Holly Azzara

It's party time tonight at the fabulous Sacred Gallery NYC in SoHo, from 8-10PM, celebrating the release of Color Tattoo Art: Comics. Cartoon. Pin-Up. Manga. New School. The 496-page hardcover -- which is graced with artwork such as those shown here -- will be available for the reduced rate of $150. [I'll also be selling any leftover books online for that same rate plus shipping. Hit me up at marisa at if interested.]

Special thanks goes out to sponsor Sailor Jerry Rum and to Sacred for hosting the event. There will also be other drinkies and pretty people. Hope to see y'all there!

Tony_Ciavarro_tattoo.jpgTattoo by Tony Ciavarro

Color Tattoo Art Book Release Party
Sacred Gallery
424 Broadway 2nd Floor Rear
(Between Canal and Howard)
New York, NY 10013

12:33 PM
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I want to thank all the very beautiful people who came out Saturday night to party with us at Tattoo Culture for the NYC release of Black & Grey Tattoo: From Street Art to Fine Art, my latest tome co-authored with the excellent Edgar Hoill, who also shot many of the images in the book including the one above.

Alas, we were so busy drinking, eating, and dancing Saturday, that we didn't take many party pix. [If you took some, send 'em my way please.] Here are a couple below and more to be found on our Black & Grey book Flickr set.

UPDATE: the fabulous Jeff Rojas took some wonderful photos from the party and posted them in a Flickr set here.

** I still have a few author copies left at a reduced rate. Contact me at marisa @ needlesandsins dotcom for details. **

More on the book here.

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All these people rock.

tim kern salute.jpgI don't think I have one photo with Tim Kern that doesn't have us throwing up devil horns. Photo courtesy of the beautiful Hang Tran--soon to be Mrs. Kern (not pictured here).

And speaking of Tim Kern, I'll leave you with one of his many works highlighted in the book.

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12:39 PM
A wee reminder to all of you that Needles and Sins is sponsoring tonight's art-party, GIRLS, featuring the amazing (and sexalicious) photography of Maria Guido at Tattoo Culture in Brooklyn, NY, from 7-10pm.

The amazing art (both on the walls and on the bodies of attendees) will be paired with wine, beer, food and a live burlesque performance from Madam Leon.  Those of you with bare walls at home will also be able to purchase silver gelatin prints of select pieces.

The google map is here, the facebook invite is here and the flyer is below.  All of us at the Needles and Sins Compound hope to see you there!

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01:23 PM
n+s party and art show july 17th
Party Time! Join us for stellar tattoo portrait photography by uber-talented Sean Toussaint, music by Lapdance Academy rockers Alex Walker and our beloved Brian Grosz; plus booze, beauties & badassness. Not enough hyperbole can express how much fun we're gonna have.

The exhibit and party is being hosted by Tattoo Culture in Williasmburg, Brooklyn: home to the one of my faves, Gene Coffey, and top international artists including Noon, Daniel DiMattia, Aussie Jake, and many more. Tattoo Culture is in easy walking distance from the L train's Bedford Ave stop, and there's plenty of parking around (just bring your designated driver).

The opening starts at 7 and goes until 10pm, followed by an after-party nearby TBA.

Can't wait to see y'all!
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