Tattoos tell their own stories.
Far from the concepts presented to the mass untattooed culture on shows like Ink Master, some tattoos are distilled images; sigils that compress thought into a symbol and say everything that needs to be said without having to burden the world with more mindless rambling.
Occult Vibrations is a blog for people interested in the symbolic legacy of tattoo culture. The name comes from a song by Lungfish (led by ubiquitous American artist/singer/poet Daniel Higgs) from their 2000 Album Necrophones:
“And all that you can hold
In your pockets and in your arms
Is measured against you
And digested by the stars”
My aim is selfish; to promote the kind of tattooing that I like via artist interviews, current and classic videos and more.
We do take submissions, but not everything that gets submitted will end up on the site.