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Kings Avenue Tattoo artists

FROM TOP LEFT: Frankie C. , Horitomo, Horitaka (Owner of State of Grace Tattoo in San Jose), Mike Rubendall (Owner of Kings Avenue Tattoo in Massapequa & NYC), GREZ, Matt Beckerich, Brian Paul & Jason Tyler Grace. IN FRONT: DJ Cato of NYC (holding YellowMan shirt by Horitomo)  & John Foscante (manager of Kings Avenue)

DJ Cato of NYC has graced the home page of YellowMan.com several times now, wickedly styling YellowMan tattoo shirts (including a tattoo shirt by Horitomo he’s holding in the above picture), but now he’s taking his love of YellowMan a step further. He’s having some of the artists ink the art directly to skin – and it’s looking mighty good.

DJ Cato is currently having his work done by Matt Beckerich (third from top right, above) at ink-heavyweight Mike Rubendall’s Kings Avenue Tattoo in New York. He sits for four hours at a time while Beckerich does his work. If that sounds painful, DJ Cato tells us the tattoo removal he received before this tattoo work began was far more excruciating. This is something to think about if you are on the verge of getting a haphazard tattoo.

Traditional Japanese koi tattoo sequence

A photo montage of Traditional Japanese koi tattoo sleeve stages. FROM TOP LEFT: (1) Stencil of art transferred to arm. (2) tattoo linework begins. (3) Tattoo artist Matt Beckerich at work. (4) Shading and color applied. (5) Spectacular koi tattoo sleeve at Kings Avenue Tattoo (note how clean it is there!)

Tiger tattoo

The start of DJ Cato’s traditional Tiger sleeve by Matt Beckerich.

In the early days of YellowMan Tattoo Clothing, tattoo artist Horitaka (pictured third from top left) helped the late founder, Peter Mui, broker relationships with other top tattoo artists, like Horitomo (pictured below with DJ Cato). Over the years Horitaka and Horitomo have both produced exceptional designs for the premium tattoo clothing brand.

DJ Cato flings a YellowMan shirt over his shoulder, designed by the artist by his side, Horitomo.

Those of us lucky to be around in the office in the early YellowMan days often experienced the treat of opening packages and unrolling tubes of original artwork from world-class tattoo artists – like this incredible koi tattoo sleeve art by Horitomo:

Original koi tattoo art by tattoo master Horitomo, as exhibited in the 2009 Tattoo Sleeves Exhibition in Miami.

In the span of over a decade Peter Mui was able to amass a vast collection of original artwork from over 70 of the top tattoo artists around the world. That artwork has become the gold standard of the exclusive YellowMan Authentic tattoo shirts now available at yellowman.com. If you haven’t ever seen one of these amazing shirts in person, you have to experience one to believe the exceptional quality of print, fabric and comfort. There truly is nothing like it anywhere else!

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YellowMan introduces the Chinese Lions tattoo shirt for women.

YellowMan celebrates Asian tradition with the spectacular new Chinese Lions tattoo shirt for women.

Chinese guardian lions, otherwise known as Foo Dogs in the West, have held protective powers over Chinese imperial tombs, palaces and temples since the Han Dynasty (206 BCAD 220). After being formalized in the Ming and Qing dynasties the regal creatures have been popularized beyond palaces, and can be seen in front of hotels, restaurants, and even in front of houses.

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Guardian Lions:

The lions are always presented in pairs, a manifestation of yin and yang, the female representing yin and the male yang. The male lion has its right front paw on an embroidered ball called a “xiù qiú” (绣球), which is sometimes carved with a geometric pattern known in the West as the “Flower of life” The female is essentially identical, but has a cub under the closer (left) paw to the male, representing the cycle of life. Symbolically, the female fu lion protects those dwelling inside, while the male guards the structure. Sometimes the female has her mouth closed, and the male open. This symbolizes the enunciation of the sacred word “om”. However, Japanese adaptions state that the male is inhaling, representing life, while the female exhales, representing death. Other styles have both lions with a single large pearl in each of their partially opened mouths. The pearl is carved so that it can roll about in the lion’s mouth but sized just large enough so that it can never be removed.

Guardian lions/Foo Dogs aren’t unique to China. The Shinto in Japan also have celebrated them, and perhaps even predate the Chinese Buddhists. But the lion’s essential embodiment of protection, strength, courage, wealth and success remains essentially the same in both traditions.

Back detail of YellowMan's Chines Lions tattoo shirt

Guardian lions are frequently seen in traditional Asian tattoo, as is represented in YellowMan’s Chinese Lions tattoo shirt. The lions, depicted with decorative colored spots, weave in and out of intricate compositions. As with the sculptural representations guarding imperial palaces, the tattooed lions embrace the wearer with protection, success, and courage.

Check out YellowMan’s Chinese Lions shirt for Women here.

A: T.V. Carpio

Actress T.V. Carpio, a.k.a. Arachne, of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark dons a YellowMan Spiderman shirt.

YellowMan founder, Peter Mui, left behind a web of legacies, not least of which is his oldest daughter, T.V., the new starlet in Julie Taymor‘s Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Several years ago Peter Mui embarked on a license agreement with Marvel to produce YellowMan and YMX shirts Marvel characters interpreted by tattoo artists. Years later, his own daughter, T.V. has found herself in a lead role in the $65 million Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. How’s that for being a visionary!

For those planning to see the spectacular musical, YellowMan will soon be selling a few technical and cotton shirts at the theatre.

photo by Jenny Anderson courtesy USAtoday.com

YMX tank tops provide superior athletic performance while offering a fashionable sense of style.

If you are looking for multi-functional, crossover garments that you can wear for athletic support and/or fashion, YMX tank tops for women (retail $64) are for you! Made with high quality, silk-like technical fabric, these stunning tanks are perfect for the gym, yoga, running, cycling, or as everyday casual garments. YMX tank tops offer a range of beautiful, original art, tattoo prints that are designed to enhance your curves. Choose prints ranging from Asian, Henna, or Polynesian Tribal designs.

YMX tank tops make you look and feel beautiful, no matter what you are doing. Pick your style now!

The Terry Summer 2010 Catalog is out, and YMX is shown in its full glory on two full spreads! The YMX cycling jerseys, YMX tanks and other YMX cycling tops shown in the catalog are made exclusively for Terry, and are all made with the ultra-comfortable MadKool fabrics you know and love. Add some flare to your outdoor experience this Summer, and wear YMX for Terry!

YMX cycling jerseys are featured in Terry's Summer 2010 catalog

YMX cycling jerseys featured in the Terry Summer 2010 catalog are made exclusively for Terry

YMX for Terry Summer 2010

YMX is featured in two full spreads in Terry's 2010 Summer Catalog.

Looking for something for your sweetheart? YellowMan.com is offering 15% off any product with a heart on it. Not only is it a perfect opportunity to give something special to someone you love, but you can have fun searching for hearts at the same time. Also, while you are at it, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t treat yourself to a little love. Take advantage of this limited discount and wrap yourself in affection.

To take advantage of this special, just locate a product of your liking with a heart on it, and type in “HEART” in the promotion code field on the product page. Use as often as you like until February 14th.

Valentine's Day special at YellowMan.com

Dyba-YMX

Odessa Gunn wears a YMX jersey at California's GranFondo cycling event. - photo by Ron Wu

Athleta VP for Marketing, Paula Dyba, recently participated in the California GranFondo cycling event. Luckily for YellowMan/YMX, she brought along her photographer, Ron Wu. She chronicled her experience at the event, and wrote a heart-felt tribute to commemorate YellowMan founder Peter Mui. It’s a good read.