In May of this year, Daniel Tiffany broke the record for the longest single tattoo session. The previous record holder had endured for 48 hours and 26 minutes. Mr. Tiffany‘s record-breaking session lasted for a little over 51 hours. When asked why he kept tattooing after passing the mark, Mr. Tiffany said that he not only wanted to break the record but that he wanted to destroy it. In the video, he’s tired, loopy. His canvas—one John Pennycuff—grimaces in pain. Of course, this is a different Daniel Tiffany than we present this week. But I can’t help but think of that tattoo artist with this selection. The work here is sprawling and inventive. The gun vibrates in the hand as the artist works it over Mr. Pennycuff, Tiffany swiping away blood and ink.
To those readers who have faithfully read along with us now into our one hundred and twenty seventh issue, and to those readers arriving for the first time, we thank you for making this third year of publication successful and enjoyable. With the holidays fast approaching, and friends and family taking time out of their busy lives to enjoy a few moments of rest and community, we here at The Offending Adam are likewise hitting the pause button so that we can fully enjoy the holiday season. Fear not, though, dear readers: TOA returns with punch and power Monday, February 4. Until then, here are a selection of works that we have published in 2012, to either read for the first time if you missed them, or to rediscover.