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Inked

Inked March 2020

Inked magazine covers pop culture and music for people that enjoy Tattoo art or have Tattoo designs on their bodies. Each issue has interviews with popular celebrities and the tattoo artists who decorate their bodies. There are tons of photos to inspire your next work of body art.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pinchazo Publishing Group, LLC
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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10 Issues

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2 min.
inkwell

Hey there, Welcome to Inked’s 2020 Lifestyle Issue. What exactly does “Lifestyle” even mean? The question gnawed at me as our team put together the issue. Lifestyle is a strangely nebulous word that somehow means nothing and everything at the same time. Struggling to figure out this riddle, I was staring down at the Dalmatian tattooed onto my arm—a piece brimming with sentimentality and meaning—when the answer hit me like a lightning bolt. Lifestyle is very simply an expression of the ink laying in our dermis layer, the thing that binds us as a community. It’s the tattoos, silly. Flipping through the pages of this issue you will see a wide swath of society. People from wildly disparate cultures working in vastly different fields, but still connected to each other through their ink. Among…

1 min.
mail

THE HOLIDAY ISSUE “Skylar Grey is a total powerhouse. Not only is her own music top notch, I can't believe she's written for some of the biggest artists in the game. Eminem, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj? That's incredible! I loved learning the story behind her new EP and the connection it has to her tattoo collction. Grey has some seriously gorgeous ink and I'm glad she got to talk about it with INKED. Keep on killing it!”—Caroline Ward—Missoula, MT facebook TOVE LO REBECKAH KOVATZ— “I’ve been a huge fan of Tove Lo since she dropped ‘Habits’ and I had no idea she was such an amazing songwriter. Can’t wait to listen to ‘Sunshine Kitty!’ AARON SANCHEZ JUAN RODRIGUEZ— “Growing up in a Mexican household, I grew up helping my mom cook chilaquiles and pozole. I loved…

4 min.
kre8ing a brighter world

Kevin Vigil’s entire artistic vision can be deduced by simply looking at the moniker he has chosen for him- self—Kre8. The name was taken while part of a graffiti crew during his youth and has come to represent many different things. “Knowledge Reveals Everything 8, Kings Rule Everyone 8, Knowledge Respects Evolution 8,” Vigil says. “I took [the name] and became exactly that creative. I am the essence of creation where it all starts.” While creation is the constant, the methods have morphed over the years. He started with a spray can, moved to a tattoo machine and has now turned his focus to paint brushes. “Salvador Dali is the one who made me pick up the brush,” he explains. “‘The Persistence of Memory’ was the first painting of his…

2 min.
holygod

While the chances of achieving fame and fortune are one in a million, some faces are made for stardom. Born with a rare genetic disorder called ectodermal dysplasia, 18-year-old Javante Carter has a face you’ll never forget. There are less than 125,000 people in the country living with the condition which causes the hair, teeth and skin to form abnormally. And while his condition may have resulted in bullying throughout childhood, it was ultimately the key to his overnight success as a social media celebrity. “I grew up in New Orleans. It was hard, it’s not the best place to be while growing up,” Carter shares. In school, Carter was frequently bombarded with jabs about his appearance such as, “Why don’t you have teeth?” or “Your face is flat as fuck,”…

3 min.
travis thompson

Hometown pride is an essential component of many rappers’ identities. After all, where would Biggie be without Brooklyn, Kanye without Chicago or Drake without Toronto? For Travis Thompson, his turf is Seattle and he credits the city for inspiring his choice of profession. “When you listen to Seattle music, you’re getting a story and a feeling. The music itself sounds like the city makes you feel,” Thompson says. “There’s happy music, but also the sad and depressing music because it’s raining all the time. And sometimes in a chord, you almost feel like you’re in a forest.” A native to the Pacific Northwest city, Thompson developed a palate for the sound of Seattle by attending local hip-hop shows as a teenager and when he began making music himself, he chose…

3 min.
victoria ruesga

In 2019, 22-year-old Victoria Ruesga made her acting debut alongside Hollywood heavyweights Jason Sudeikis and Lisa Kudrow in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, “Booksmart.” Prior to appearing on-screen, Ruesga was an integral part of the San Fernando Valley skating scene and a community college student. However, after being recommended to audition by an old skating buddy, she took a major leap of faith and placed her bets on the teen comedy. We sat down with Ruesga to learn more about why she loved being part of this film and what she’ll be up to in 2020. What was your introduction to skateboarding? My introduction to skateboarding was “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.” I remember that I liked the music and the clothes. I also saw Elissa [Steamer] and was like “Yup, that’s my character.”…