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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Karaoke jam with Yoji

The fellas and I took a trip to Japan a while back. We stayed in Tokyo in Kabukicho of all places.

We had a little break from shooting, about an hour to waste, so headed to the Karaoke box for a jam session. Yoji rocked it of course! What a great time…

Photo Competition

The team is happy to announce our first photo competition, which kicks off today.

We’ve put together a nice prize package for the winners so why not take your chances and test your photography skills!

New to this site?

Get started by following @therealamijames on twitter or join the Ami James facebook fanpage to stay socially connected.

What kind of photos are you looking for?

We have 3 categories: People, Street and Nature

How do I enter?

It’s simple. All posts to the Ami James flickr group tagged “amijamescomp” between today, May 19th and June 26th will automatically be accepted into the competition.
No flickr account? Sign up right here.

We need to see high-resolution photographs so make sure you camera is on a high-res setting.

If you have friends who might be interested then pass this link on!


* You must have a Flickr account and join the Ami James flickr group to participate
* Submissions are *open now* and you’ve got until June 26th
* If you post pictures of people, make sure you get their permission
* All submissions must comply with the Flickr Community Guidelines
* Feel free to post as many photos as you want
* Have fun!


Winners will be announced on June 30th and will be featured on the blog

20 of our judges’ favorites will also be featured on the blog

The Prizes:

1 Gold Prize – all (5) signed and numbered prints by Ami James, (1) white koi t-shirt or white koi beater tank, (1) “Memoirs of a Poor Balladeer: Vol. 1 & 2″ by Diablo Dimes (including shipping)

3 Silver Prizes – (1) signed and numbered print of your choice by Ami James and (1) “Rainin’ Wine On Sunday” CD by Diablo Dimes which was featured on the Miami Ink show (including shipping)

5 Bronze Prizes -(1) signed and numbered print of your choice by Ami James (including shipping)

(if you would like to support this contest then email

Meet the judges:

(clockwise from top left)

Yoji Harada – Yoji began as the shop’s apprentice on the reality TV Show “Miami Ink.”

Guy Sahar - Guy is shop manager and  floor guy of the Miami Ink tattoo studio on South Beach

Billy DeColaBilly is a professional photographer and orange belt in karate

Ami JamesYours truly – tattoo artist,  reality TV show superhero

Floral prints now available

The Floral Prints are now available in the online store right here. We ship prints worldwide in a tube so they arrive in good condition wherever you might be. Thanks again for your support!

UPDATE: the prints are available in my eBay store

Actor Kevin Costner Helps Fight Oil Spill

Costner In New Orleans To Promote Oil-Extracting Machine

Actor Kevin Costner was in New Orleans on Thursday with a machine that extracts oil from water.

He said he’s ready to go to work to help clean up the spill.

The world-famous actor and environmental activist said he’s not here to talk the talk. He’s here to walk the walk.

Read the entire story here


Checking the Miami Beach surf reports for today… it doesn’t look there will be much action. What’s new?

“Knee to thigh high E short period wind swell with occasional waist high sets.”
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Custom tattoo designs


Love Hate Tattoos

Love Hate Tattoo Studio is home of the famous Miami Ink artists. The studio is filled with an array of talented guys ready to accommodate you for walk-ins. we are open 7 days a week from 11am-11pm

Wooster Street Social Club

WSSC is home of TLC's hit reality TV Show "NY Ink" - we accept walk-ins only - we are open 7 days a week from 11am-9pm

Love Hate Lounge

If getting tattooed and shopping gets you thirsty, not to worry, stop by our bar - Love Hate Lounge - located at 423 Washington Avenue - South Beach | Miami


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