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July 2016

Jay Nelson, now of Generation X Tattoos in Florida

July 5th, 2016|Hildbrandt Blog|

Some of you may remember our post on Jay Nelson back in January of this year. The lucky tattoo artist has since moved to Daytona Florida inking tattoo’s on vacationing bikini clad hotties.  He is currently working a spot at Generation X Tattoos, Jay has been continuously improving his talent with great works. He took the time to send us some great pictures and we love posting great pictures! Too bad he didn’t send us any pictures of him doing a tattoo on some pretty ladies, why are you holding out on us Jay??  How are the beaches down there, […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a Tattoo!

July 5th, 2016|Hildbrandt Blog|

Justin Trudeau Tattoo
If there was any proof that tattoos have entered the mainstream of Canadian culture, look no further than our own Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, sporting his Haida tattoo. I am not sure if I ever gave it much thought, whether or not a Prime Minister would have tattoos, I mean, when I think of a politician, I think of an old dude in a suit with white hair. According to The Straight, after some investigative work, in an interview with the Hamilton Spectator from 2013, Trudeau’s Haida tattoo was done by “Tom the […]

June 2016

Some Pics of the Hildbrandt Tattoo Shop

June 3rd, 2016|Hildbrandt Blog|

We were getting some pictures done at the Hildbrandt Tattoo, 113- 13980 Maycrest Way shop for the Radiant Colors brand campaign and figured it would be nice to do a post with them.  Seeing as we get people asking how to find us and where the hell we are.  Our shop is conveniently located near the intersection of No. 6 and Cambie in Richmond.  With a nice clean view of farmland across No. 6, a golf course to the right at Maycrest Way and the unmistakable smell of cow manure on humid nights from the farmland.  I like the area, […]

January 2016

Jay Nelson, Tattoo Artist at Ink’d Revolution

January 8th, 2016|Hildbrandt Blog|

A shout out to Jay Nelson to say thanks and hopefully encourage him to share some more pics of tattoos he’s done.  Jay is a tattoo artist at Ink’d Revolution located at 405 9th St. in Huntington, West Virginia.  Not only is this man a good tattoo artist, he has also served his country by being in the Army.  Below are pics of some of the tattoos he’s done using a Hildbrandt .38 Calibre and .44 Magnum.
Old School Tattoo Rose

A well done American Classic old school rose.

November 2015

Saniderm – Professional Tattoo Medical Bandages

November 2nd, 2015|Hildbrandt Blog|

Saniderm, a professional tattoo medical bandage that allows the skin to breathe while still protecting it from bacteria, germs and other contaminants.  Saniderm puts up a see through barrier and works by providing a moist healing and breathable environment where it keeps the body’s natural healing process away from the environment. Doctors and hospitals have long treated burns and abrasions using this moist healing method. You can read more about this method on Science Direct and on the National Library of Medicine site.

Saniderm Tattoo Medical Bandage

According to the NLM: “[…] use of […]

September 2015

Democracy, the Freedom to Choose the Dude you Think Will Screw you the Least…

September 26th, 2015|Hildbrandt Blog|

 

Harper Trudeau Mulcaire Funny Meme

Democracy, the freedom to choose the dude you think will screw you the least.  It is funny, sad and unfortunately, so true!  With more than half our company being Canadian, this coming up election is a big deal.  It is a big deal because we have a chance to finally get rid of Harper.  It is rather unfortunate that our only 2 other realistic choices are just as shitty.  So this is what it boils down to, voting for the dude that I think will screw me the […]

June 2015

Inkstar Ace Tattoo Kit Unboxing Review

June 5th, 2015|Hildbrandt Blog|

We get calls and emails about our Inkstar tattoo kits all the time so we decided to make a short video that shows what to expect when unboxing. This video is done with the Inkstar Ace Tattoo Kit with Radiant Colors ink set. Please note that not all of our kits come with exactly the same components and gear, so if yours didn’t come with everything in this video, check the product check list before calling us with a mouthful of angry!

Also, we cannot stress enough that this kit and any other kind of tattoo equipment is not […]

January 2015

How to Assemble the Stigma Amen Rotary Tattoo Machine Motor

January 31st, 2015|Hildbrandt Blog|

How to assemble the Stigma Amen rotary tattoo machine with the motor.  When we first got the new Amen, we were stumped on how to attach the motorplug.  Unlike the Prodigy or Beast it is not as simple as just plugging in the motorplug.  The new Amen comes with a 3.5mm 45% vs 55% All purpose stroker, a 3.0mm 50% vs 50% shader stroker and a 35% vs 65% liner stroker.

You can only run one stroker on the machine at a time.  If your motorplug has an excenter cam wheel on it, you will need […]

December 2014

A Bit About Brandyn Feldman

December 10th, 2014|Hildbrandt Blog|


We love this new video about Brandyn Feldman, his work, his shop and his philosophies on tattooing.  One of the reasons we took on Feldman machines was due to a long conversation our sourcing director, Newt, had with him.  In that conversation, they talked about everything and anything related to machine building, power supply design, types of craft material, etc..  We figured, hell, if this guy can talk that long about just about everything related to building, it was worth a shot to take on the stuff he builds. We are glad we did.  There […]

Difference Between Stigma Rotary 4.5w & 10w Motor Plugs

December 3rd, 2014|Hildbrandt Blog|

stigma-rotary-prodigy-beast-4-5-watt-motor-plug4.5w MotorPlug

“What is the difference between the 4.5W V2 MotorPlug and the 10W MotorPlug? The 4.5W V2 MotorPlug has more than enough power to run Stigma-Rotary® machines. It is one of the strongest motors you can find on rotaries; it will effortlessly push configurations of up to 50 needles. Advantages of the 4.5W V2 MotorPlug: it is lighter and slightly smaller; it weighs only 44 grams. It is good for everything; shading, blending, layering, colour packing and lining.

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