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We bet you were wondering where we were. Seriously, we wanted to make sure we were 100% fully ready for 2012, it is the year the world end’s! Why not go out with a BANG! (Ha, get it!). We got to go to the Hampton Roads Tattoo Art Festival im Hampton, which was awesome. We even caught up with our new favorite local band - Rich Whiskey. In this issue you will also met some great artist and some world issues. We looked all over the world, and even in our own yards to find get people and items for this issue, because like we said, its the end of the motherfucking world. Happy 2012 ya’ll







These girls are the BADDEST in the game right now. 2NE1 is telling the world that Kpop can get down. 2NE1 is managed by YG Entertainment, which reps other artists like BIG BANG, se7en, and Gummy. Their music is a mix of hip hop, r&b, and good ol’ korean pop, which is probably why these girls are blowing up in the United States. MTV even gave them a IGGY award for ‘Best New Band In The World’. That’s pretty good for a band that just has two albums out. Check out 2NE1’s first mini album and also their 2nd mini album. It can be found on amazon, itunes, or online. We are telling you to cope this album. Don’t be the last to know.

“Naega jeil jal naga”...bitch

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they live (we sleep) is in oil the bobba* fett is 18x24 and is oil on board, the darth vader is 18x24 and is charcoal, The skull /shell is 18x24 and is called bottom feeder and charcoal is the medium, “literal transfer (self portrait)� is 18x24, charcoal the owl is 18x24 is soft pastels, (IN ORDER AS THEY APPEAR) Contact artist for pricing and stock.



This is RICH WHISKEY. They are a local (757) band and they are awesome. Print went to a show , met, up. Beware, they might become your new favorite band...

Rich Whiskey Rocks. After seeing them live, and chatting them up, we’ve decided... Best Band in Town! Where does the name Rich Whiskey come from? Honestly there not much meaning behind it. It was one of those situations where we put names on a piece of paper and put it in a hat, pick three out, and those three came out. We’re actually just by Rich Whiskey, we kind of killed audition. Tell me about your performances, they are off the chain. Where does the energy come from? The energy for me comes from the group and the people in the audience. If the people in the audience have a lot of energy, that’s just going to make us go even harder. Tell me about your show, what does the band during the show incorporate; such as lights and props or do ya’ll just rock out? It differs sometimes. Its based off the crowd. We use a lot of humor in our stage banter. We try to incorporate comedy. Tell me about the extensive playlist? No spice I see! Everybody comes from different backgrounds. So we try to hit a bit of everything. We do play spice girls; we play wannabe.

So who picks the songs you’re going play nightly? Everybody does. Some bands traditionally go off a certain set list. If were feeling it from the crowd we’ll play that style of music. So like spirit of the moment. So I know you’re a cover band, but are you thinking about doing your own songs? or do you do your own music? We just started making our own music. It’s a mixture of rock and pop. Tell me about your best and worst things about playing at a bar and club setting? Smoking rooms and drunk people. Drunk people at the end of the night want you to understand them but we can’t. Sometimes we do have barriers to separate us from them. Tell me about the craziest bar fan you had? A homeless guy came into the bar and folded up a napkin filled with potty fluids and I’ll leave it at that. What’s your favorite song to perform? Morris day and the times, Melodies we play, like the hip hop songs. Also, when we play holy diver, kill switch engage version. If the world was invested with zombies what two weapons you’d bring? Mike and Scott Visit our FACEBOOK for more photos of Rich Whiskey

If you had super powers what super powers would you have? X ray vision, and the power to UN-impregnate women.



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Takanori Aiba was born in 1953 in Yokohama, Japan. Studied Japanese traditional textiles and dyed clothing in Tokyo Zokei University. Built a first career as a freelance maze illustrator since 1978. His maze works were serialized in “POPYE”, Japanese fashion magazine for 10 years. Founded his own company,”Graphics and Designing Inc.”, in 1981. Expand a range of his career to a concept maker and art director for architectural spaces. Total production of “Shin Yokohama Chinese Noodle Museum”, “Muse Du Petit Prince De Saint Exupery A Hakone”, “NINJA AKASAKA“ were one of his major works.Since, 2003, He put his mind to create three dimensional art works which combines his knowledge and experience of both maze illustrator and architect. On September, 2010, He had a solo exhibition, “Adventures of the Eyes” at Kakiden Gallery, Tokyo Japan with his works. Visit : to learn more about Takanori Aiba

TAKANORI AIBA TAKANORI AIBA All my works are created trough my extraordinary fantastic and sometimes even chemical imaginations. However, they do not like pipe dreams. In fact people believe that they are real buildings and spaces because I depict not only the outline but also all of elaborate details in each works -TAKANORI AIBA ©TOKYO GOOD IDEA Development Institute Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Ugandan Lords’ Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony, is responsible for forced recruitment of thousands child soldiers and sex slaves Lets stop this group and its leader from hurting the innoccent. Watch the video and learn.


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The Hampton Roads Tattoo Fest, made possible by Twisted Ink Magazine and Folk City Tattoo was everything and more. Vendors from up and down the east coast made it to Hampton to show off their tattoo shops, art, and events. The fest featured live bands, wrestlings, and contests everyday of the festival. Our favorite part was actually the suspending show put on by Team TDH, in which they suspended their entire bodies off the ground by hooks in their skin. Woah. As we walked around, we noticed how much of the crowd that came to the show weren’t just people with tattoos, but families with small children, teenagers, older people, blacks, whites, asians, goths, and preps. It seemed like the festival was just the right amount of intriging for the Hampton Roads area, that a lot of people wanted to apart of. We will also remember next year to stack up our pennies, the art prices ranged anywhere from $5.00 to $800.00 depending on the pieces. You might think that’s alot but for the artwork shown and sold, it would be worth it.We met artist like, Fabian’s Finest Freaks , an artist whom uses scrap metals and junk items and turns it into beautiful freakish status and figures blew our minds away. Along with artist like Ramel Jasir, Lucky 13, Fusion Ink, and others. The vibe of the whole event was chill and exciting. Food and drink were provided by consession, and everywhere you looked someone new was getting tattooed. The tattoo fest even provided FREE CAKE for a beloved member of the inner circle of the fest owners ( it was good, MOIST, cake!), which was a nice added bonus for the birthday boy and the crowd. Saturday night also rocked another added bonus with Show Devils putting on a awesome show, and a Pin-up contest that anyone could enter. We have to mention our friend, Kaleigh D’Amato, who won first place in the pin-up contest (you go girl!). Did we mention Miami Ink’s own Ami James was there...YEAH he was! It was sad to see the end of the festival come and go, but we didn’t leave without getting some bad ass Tikis from Wave Hog Surf & Tiki and something to eat, which was good and hot. Next year’s Tattoo Art Festival is going to be huge, so make sure you mark your calendars and bring your dough! ‘Like’ Twisted Ink Magazine on facebook!

Sites to visit:

Twisted Ink Magazine Folk City Tattoo HR Tattoo Fest

+ We caught up with the man of the fest - Mr. John Cann, owner of Twisted Ink Magazine. We ask him about the fest, Ami James, and what to expect next year... So what is/was your vision behind the HR Tattoo Art Fest? Our vision was the biggest and best tattoo show and art show in Virginia, and as you saw; we accomplished that. How hard is it to put on a fest of that size? The difficulty of a show like this is huge. We work all year on production planning and managing production during the show. Even the smallest details if screwed up can fuck up the show! Folk City Tattoo played a part in the Fest. How did you get up with them? The Festival is owned by myself (Twisted Ink magazine) and my son Mike Cann and Nate Hudson (owners of Folk City Tattoo)! Ami James was there? How did you hook up with him? Ami James is a friend! Can you spill some idea about next year’s fest? We have even bigger ideas for next year but we cannot release details yet, but we can promise each show will be bigger and better!! Where can we keep up with you and Twisted Ink Magazine? Twisted Ink magazine is at tattoo shops and other industry related or supported businesses and will in retail stores this year!

Darius Townes Photographer Self Portaits “An eye for capturing memorable moments”, is the legacy that Darius Townes hopes to leave with the world through his film and photography expertise. At the age of sixteen Townes started his career as a videographer under the mentorship of Harry Washington, CEO of TsC Video and Photography Productions. What first inspired him to pursue a career in photograpy were the graphics, designs, and locations of the photoshoots. He now uses those skills and knowledge in his passion for photography. Observing the competition, Darius went into business for himself starting his own company Up-Townes Photography in summer of 2011. Darius has an extensive portfolio which includes numerous photo shoots for Divine Measures Band, local hip hop artists’ FAME and Cool AC, and asipiring model, singer and hip hop artist Sharday Turner; among many others. He now leads many roles as the videographer and photographer for Divine Measures Band and is the head photographer for Kingdom Builders Fellowship. Singing and playing the piano were his first loves. The relationships he had developed through his music career helped him perfect his craft as a music artist and producer. Currently, residing in the Virginia area he plans to increase his clientele and add growth to his company Up-Townes Photography. Follow Darius on twitter at @townes_ darius or visit his website to inquire about photography services, view his portfolio, or just to comment on his work.


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