How to find a great tattoo artist in a new city

I recently got into tattoos.

And my past two years has involved a lot of traveling and searching for local tattoo shops in new cities.

In Copenhagen, I found Adam Peoples, Johnny Rhodes & Kasper Libvarth. In Moscow, I found Ruslan Tsvetnov which might be my favorite tattoo artist and in Oslo I got tattooed by Tony Nilsson, owner of Blue Arms Tattoo. If you visit Copenhagen, Oslo or Moscow, make sure to pay them a visit. Their work is amazing. I also made a new video of my first taco tattoo in Mexico.

Before visiting a new city, I’m always curious to see what kind of tattoo artists and styles are there beforehand.


My profession as an online marketer, allows me to search the web more efficient than the average tattoo-enthusiast, yet, I’m still having a hard time finding a good tattoo artist as a tourist in a new city – which is why I’m writing this guide – to speed up the process for you.
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An idea for a new democracy

A late night back in 2011 I got caught up in the Chelsea Manning case.

(In case you haven’t followed it, Aclu.com has made a timeline of the case.)

In short, Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Bradley Manning) leaked nearly three-quarters of a million classified and sensitive military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks in 2010. She was faced with 22 different charges – many under the espionage act and was facing up to 136 years in prison. But she wasn’t convicted of “aiding the enemy” which brought her sentence down to 35-years. But On May 17, Chelsea Manning was released from military prison after her sentence was commuted by former President Obama in his last week in office. She has been incarcerated for seven years — far less than the 35 years to which she was sentenced, but longer than any whistleblower in U.S. history..

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