New Ask Guy column on newsstands now!

Tuesday February 10, 2015

In our last newsletter we talked about Michele Wortman's Bloom column in the Slinging Ink pages of the current issue of Tattoo Magazine, on newsstands now. What we didn't mention is that in the same issue is the latest Ask Guy column, featuring the fourth installment of my critique series. This month we're looking at work by an artist who has solid technical skills but is looking for ways to go further. As is often the case, the answer is as much about art and drawing as it is about tattooing technique, and I demonstrate these ideas by reworking some of his work in Photoshop to see how it could be improved.

You can pick up a copy of Tattoo Magazine issue #307 to take a look, or check it out at the Ask Guy archive here at, where you can also read all the past columns I've written. The most recent ones have been critiques but before that I went into all kinds of subjects. If you are a tattooist who'd like a chance at being critiqued in my column, drop me a line at