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Inked March 2021

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
Project M Group
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min

Hey there, Welcome to the 2021 Inked Lifestyle Issue. I’ll let you in on a little editorial secret here, this is my favorite issue of the year. As we put this issue together there is a freedom that just doesn’t exist with the other themed issues of the year. The topic of lifestyle is all-encompassing. It doesn’t matter what you do or where you’re from, if you’ve got ink under your skin you’re one of us. The issue you’re holding in your hands right now is a grab bag. In the following pages you’ll find athletes, musicians, influencers, actors, breathing gurus and even a bonafide forensic pathologist. Each with a fascinating story to tell and tattoos to share. On the cover you’ll find the undefeated UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya. Chuck Mindenhall sat…

1 min

INKEDSTAGRAM: HASHTAG YOUR SELFIE #INKEDMAG @ALANIS_VERDE @ELLISCOOPEROFFICIAL @LILLIGRACEOFFICIAL @MIRYAMLUMPINI TATTOO OF THE MONTH TATTOO BY @LUKEAASHLEY Want to be a Tattoo of the Month? E-mail your ink to editor@inkedmag.com TY DOLLA $IGN Nikolai Wolf— «Ty Dolla $ign's new album is everything. Can't wait to see what Ty comes out with in 2021! » TEDDY SWIMS Colin Gray— «I could not believe the voice that comes out of this guy. 2021 is going to be his for the taking.» EDDIE HALL Roman Duda— “Can›t wait to watch Hall take down the Mountain once and for all.» WRITE US. GOT SOMETHING TO SAY? SEND ALL PRAISE, COMPLAINTS, STORY SUGGESTIONS AND OTHER COMMENTS TO LETTERS@INKEDMAG.COM. ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THE WRITER’S NAME AND ADDRESS. LETTERS MAY BE EDITED FOR CLARITY, LENGTH AND CONTENT. ALSO JOIN THE PARTY AT FACEBOOK.COM/INKEDMAG AND ACROSS PLATFORMS @INKEDMAG.…

4 min
bad to the bone

While our genders, religions, sexual orientations, politics and tattoo preferences may separate us, one thing remains the same—we all have a skeleton. Brighton-based artist Will Blood has used this concept as the driving force for his art by transforming popular cartoon characters into bone-ified masterpieces. From treasured Disney characters to Nickelodeon’s finest to the always-entertaining Simpsons gang, Blood has left no stone in the toon world unturned. His work invites the child within to come alive and makes us excited to see who he’s going to put into an illustrative x-ray next. We caught up with Blood between sketch sessions to uncover the origins of his Bare Bones series and reveal what’s going on beneath the surface of this internationally recognized illustrator. When did you develop your love for art? I’ve…

3 min

Time After Time The classic game is back with an updated design and controls to handle today's latest video game consoles. One of the most highly anticipated releases of 2021, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake” is sure to ignite fans' passion for the beloved franchise along with introducing the action-adventure game to a new generation of gamers when the title drops on the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One this January. History Lesson Henk Schiffmacher and Taschen have combined forces for “Tattoo 1730s-1970s,” a gorgeous oversized book tracing over 200 years of tattoo history, drawing extensively from the legendary tattooer’s personal collection. Hear it from the man himself: “This book is so badass, loaded with fantastic shit from the history of tattooing that I’ve collected over 40 years. There’s a…

3 min

Parents go to great lengths to support their children’s dreams. They’ll sit through dance recitals, attend concerts they have no interest in and watch junior high school kids butcher Shakespeare just to encourage progeny’s ambitions. None of those sacrifices are permanent. Tatiana Shmayluk’s mom took things above and beyond when she offered up her skin to her daughter’s budding artistic aspirations. “My parents gave me a tattoo gun as a birthday present,” Shmayluk recalls. “I tattooed my leg, then I tattooed my second leg, then I tattooed my third leg… just kidding. I was pretty bored and I was really into tattooing but I didn’t have money to go to a real teacher and get lessons, so I did it myself. “My mom was one of my clients,” she continues. “She said,…

3 min

TikTok hit app stores for the first time in 2016 and over the last few years, it’s steadily grown in popularity among young users. Then, the app hit a major growth spurt at the start of 2020, when millions flocked to TikTok while social distancing. Williwhey was one of many creators carried to social media stardom by this almost overnight influx of users. “I created my account in March of this year,” Williwhey says. “My first upload was a video from a vacation in Los Angeles with a family fighting in the background.” Once Williwhey got his initial taste of online notoriety, he was hooked. Not content to let happenstance play out as it had previously, Williwhey took a truly scientific approach to the platform. Each time he created a post…