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Inked February/March 2018

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.

United States
Pinchazo Publishing Group, LLC
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10 Issues


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Pin-up. Just the mention of this sometimes-hyphenated word evokes images of female beauty. But, the definition of a pin-up has evolved over the years. Interestingly enough though, the birth of the contemporary pin-up coincided with the invention of the safety bicycle. What? That’s right! In the late 19th century the introduction of the safety bicycle into modern society, caused quite the stir amongst Western women. Physicians and men of the cloth were outraged. They claimed that the bouncing of the new-fangled contraption harmed a woman’s fragile insides and that the friction of the seat was likely to get them aroused. However, to suffragists, the bicycle was the “freedom machine,” allowing them to travel freely without depending on a man.So, what does this have to do with pin-ups? Well, not long…

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THE ART ISSUE. It seems a bit odd to refer to a specific issue of Inked as the “ART ISSUE” since, as you may have noticed, each-and-every time you have picked up a copy of Inked page-after-page is brimming with art in the form of amazing tattoos, captivating photography and the finest examples of the male and female body adorned with ink.We did theme our last issue as the ART ISSUE, however we weren’t sure if our readers would notice the extra effort that went into sharpening the art theme “focus”. Well, John Strait from the “Rough Rider” state of North Dakota sent us this email explaining how much he enjoyed the issue and we couldn’t have said it any better ourselves. “I have been a subscriber to Inked for…

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broad strokes

To kick off 2018 issue, we were on the lookout for a fine artist whose work reflects both the past and the innovative future of pin-up art. When we stumbled upon London painter Chris Guest, we knew immediately that the search was over. With a technical understanding of art history and first-hand experience as a collector in the tattoo industry, Guest has a perspective that resonates in both the classic and contemporary disciplines. He’s developed a style that expands our understanding of fine-art culture and reintroduces audiences to their favorite tattoo models in a revolutionary format. Much like the first pin-up prints that captivated, challenged and stimulated the people of the ‘40s and ‘50s, Guest’s work straddles the line between sexy and sleazy but always manages to find a happy…

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frankie & emily


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romeo lacoste

When first starting out, many tattoo artists turn the needle on themselves as a means of testing their skills. For better or worse, they live with the results. Not Romeo Lacoste. He lasers them right off. “I know a lot of artists who don’t mind their early or bad tattoos, [but] I’m very OCD when it comes to perfection. Any tattoo I have that isn’t to my standards I just laser off.”It’s those high standards that have turned Lacoste into one of the most sought-after celebrity tattoo artists working today. He’s the owner of the renowned tattoo studio The California Dream in Los Angeles, and his client list includes Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. With off-the-charts social media numbers (over 3 million collectively across various platforms) and a new reality…

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face time