Inked (magazine)

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Inked
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Editor Rocky Rakovic
Categories Tattoo magazine, lifestyle magazine
Frequency 10 per year
First issue 2004
Company Quadra Media
Country United States
Language English
Website inkedmag.com
ISSN 1555-8630

Inked is a tattoo lifestyle magazine that bills itself as the outsiders' insider magazine. Covering music, fashion, art, sports and the rest of the lifestyle of the tattooed, Inked has made the transition from the tattoo section of the newsstand to sit among GQ and Vanity Fair. Tattooed women like Kat Von D,[1] Avril Lavigne,[2] Diablo Cody,[3] Eve[4] and Malin Akerman[5] have appeared on Inked's cover. Among the celebrities who have sat down with Inked are Ozzy Osbourne,[6] Tracy Morgan,[7] Slash,[8] Kid Cudi[9] and Billie Joe Armstrong.[10] Inked also covers tattoo artists; they immortalize the best in their Icon feature through which the likes of Don Ed Hardy,[11] Horiyoshi III[12] and Ami James[13] have been honored.

Inked debuted in late 2004 and was published quarterly for one year. In 2006, the magazine was purchased by Downtown Media Group but never published an issue. Donald Hellinger, president of Nylon Holding, Inc. publisher of Nylon magazine, acquired Inked in August 2007.[14] He hired creative director Todd Weinberger to redesign the magazine, then brought on editor Jason Buhrmester. Upon Burhmester's departure in the spring of 2010 Rocky Rakovic was tapped as Editor.[15] Rakovic brought in celebrity contributors like Adam Levine,[16] Jessica White[17] and Adam Goldberg.[18] Photographers such as Terry Richardson,[19] Ellen Stagg[20] and Warwick Saint[21] have shot for Inked.

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