Revolver Magazine Launches Reader Photo Contest In Conjunction With First-Ever Tattoo Issue

REVOLVER MAGAZINE LAUNCHES READER PHOTO CONTEST IN CONJUNCTION WITH FIRST-EVER TATTOO ISSUE, ON STANDS NOW

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS FROM THE ISSUE LAUNCH PARTY AT PAUL BOOTH’S LAST RITES STUDIO AVAILABLE AT REVOLVERMAG.COM

REVOLVER Magazine’s first-ever tattoo issue is currently on newsstands. Now, as a tie-in to the mag, tattoo enthusiasts and REVOLVER readers have a chance to win a grand-prize package including autographed Slayer items and swag from renowned tattoo artists Paul Booth and Kat Von D.

Fans can enter the contest by submitting the best pictures of themselves, someone else, or even a pet wearing the exclusive Paul Booth temporary tattoo included in the REVOLVER tattoo issue to letters [at] revolvermag.com and filling out the entry form at http://bit.ly/tattoocontest.

Photos will be posted at www.revolvermag.com, and the winner, chosen on the merits of the “most insane, hilarious, and generally awesome pic,” will receive a prize pack including an autographed Slayer poster and autographed deluxe edition of Slayer’s latest CD, World Painted Blood, a limited-edition set of Paul Booth tattoo flash (printed sheets of tattoo designs), and Kat Von D’s book High Voltage Tattoo, as well as copies of Revolver’s “Book of Slayer” and “The Art of Hard Rock & Heavy Metal” special issues.

Meanwhile, exclusive photos from the February 25 launch party for Revolver magazine’s tattoo issue held at Paul Booth’s Last Rites Studio in New York and hosted by Mistress Juliya of Fuse TV can be viewed online now at http://www.revolvermag.com/features/post/exclusive-photos-from-revolvers-tattoo-issue-launch-party-at-paul-boot/. Present were Paul Booth and his mom, Paula; bands including Acrassicauda and Violent Soho; sideshow performers Nik Sin, Serpentina, and Nelson Lugo; staffers of Revolver, RED, Tones of Death, MTV2’s Headbangers Ball, Fuse, AOL Noisecreep, Metal Injection, and many others.

Revolver Magazine’s tattoo issue—available on newsstands and in stores until May 10 and in Revolver’s online store at http://bit.ly/tattooissue—features a striking cover image of Slayer’s Kerry King and his legendary Paul Booth-inked head tattoo. King is pictured with blood dripping from his head onto his shoulders, an homage to Slayer’s “Raining Blood.” The March/April 2010 issue of Revolver includes the cover story “The History of Tattoos in Hard Rock,” an in-depth feature by writer Christopher R. Weingarten exploring when tattoos first became rock staples, how they have evolved, and their future. Interview subjects include Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, L.A. Ink’s Kat Von D, Slayer’s Kerry King, Mötley Crüe’sTommy Lee, tattoo artist Paul Booth, original rock star tattooist Lyle Tuttle and many others. The story also features sidebar pieces on the “The Hottest Female Tattoo Artists,” “The Most Ridiculous Rocker Tattoo Fails,” “How to Get Your First Tattoo,” “The Most Painful Spots to Get Tattooed,” and more.

The March/April issue of REVOLVER also features:

- The Devil Wears Prada, including a look at some of frontman Mike Hranica’s favorite tattoos.

- HIM, as well as a sidebar on vocalist Ville Valo’s most recognizable tattoos

- Fear Factory, plus a look at some of singer Burton C. Bell’s tattoos

- Volbeat, including a sidebar on frontman Michael Poulsen’s five Elvis tattoos

- A remembrance of Avenged Sevenfold’s late, great drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, as well as a tribute poster of him.

- The issue also announces the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods awards show and lists this year’s nominees. Fans can vote for the winners at www.revolvermag.com/goldengods.

 

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