Urban Ink is one of the newer tattoo magazines to hit the newsstands and they have found a unique niche in specializing in body art for “people of color”. They also have a forum on their site but seems to be brand new with no one joining as of this date but it all takes time to build up a following. Margaret Cho, a serious tattoo collector and famous comedian, did some photo work in one of their issues. I found their latest issue in my local book store along with many flavors and varieties on the subject of tattoos. As the popularity has grown, so has the demand for magazines like this.
It also inspired me to add a new page related to magazines on my Best Tattoo Sites website. A small handful have been around for years but I purchased a couple published in the UK that i was very impressed with and will make a point of keeping up with. The quality of the pictures as well as the articles I read were well written and full of good information.
I have featured an artist, Miya Bailey, who does beautiful work on dark colored skin. Colors display differently on different shades of skin and certain colors are very difficult to show with dark skin. The ability to ink vibrant and distinctive body art on black skin is a talent in itself.
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