Archive for the ‘Decoding Ink’ Category

  • TEARS OF A CLOWN:  Josh Russell sports 16 tattoos, two of which showcase his sense of humor, hence teardrops on his fingers. Courtesy photo.

    Decoding Ink

    Sep 27, 11 • 3174 Views • Decoding Ink, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    In this era of constant techno-logical advancement, much of our connection with others is virtual. We text, we IM, we video chat and so on. As we further sever our ties from face-to-face interpersonal interaction, the one relationship that will (hopefully)...

  • Courtesy of  Mary Miller

    Decoding Ink:

    Sep 20, 11 • 4558 Views • Decoding Ink, EXTRA! EXTRA!3 Comments

    For centuries Westerners have associated the tattoo with the marauder, the pirate, the savage. As the timeline stretches and humanity finds itself immersed in post-modernity, what place in society does the tattoo now have? In the American South, especially as...

  • Decoding Ink:

    Sep 13, 11 • 3026 Views • Decoding Ink, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    The seedy tattoo parlors and un-sterilized engraving pens of yesteryear are only a faint glimmer in the tattoo industry’s history. Today, the tattoo’s rough-around-the-edges past has matured and been graced with a refined and delicate touch in its...

  • Courtesy of Glenn’s Tattoos

    Decoding Ink:

    Sep 6, 11 • 3312 Views • Decoding Ink, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Last week encore started a month-long series about decoding the ink of tattoo lovers. While scurrying through much of Jacksonville to talk to a few marines, we learned that ink has an honest way of emoting powerful significances in one’s life. Other times,...

  • Homeward Bound: designed by artist from Gypsy Rose Tattoo Shop.

    Decoding Marine Ink

    Aug 31, 11 • 6969 Views • COVER STORY, Decoding Ink2 Comments

    Stewed, screwed and totally tattooed isn’t the most graceful expression, but its originator, Sailor Jerry (or Norman Collins), is known as a sharp, gruff Pacific “sea dog” who is the most infamous tattoo artist to ink the men of our military for over 40...