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  1. Juan Puente

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    R_V
    , 09-30-2010 at 11:41 AM
    I just got my second tattoo from Juan. This one is a raven which stretches from shoulder blade to shoulder blade. The other is an old open book wrapped in vines being torn open by an eagle's claw on the left shoulder/upper arm. Both tattoos are beautifully ...
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  2. Now i want to be your blog

    by , 09-28-2010 at 09:36 PM
    It's almost here folks...
    Less than a month away...
    San Jose's Convention of the Tattoo Arts is now at the Hyatt Regency by the San Francisco Airport and we are now calling it the SFO Convention. We at State of Grace are working tirelessly ...
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  3. Tattoo Book Review: "In A World of Compromise...I Don't" by Bob Roberts

    by , 09-27-2010 at 04:32 PM (Scott Sylvia's Interviews, Articles, and Blogs)
    Published by State of Grace

    My first experience with Bob Roberts was in 1989. I had just moved from Monterey, a nice quiet place, to this mega ...
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  4. I want to be your BLOG

    by , 09-25-2010 at 05:14 PM
    [COLOR="purple"][/COLOR][COLOR="purple"][/COLOR][FONT="Lucida Console"][/FONT][FONT="Microsoft Sans Serif"]My name is Jill Bonny, Horiyuki and Jill Mandelbaum. I tattoo, I write for tattoo magazines and I write ...
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  5. Artist Sabbatical

    by , 09-24-2010 at 04:06 PM
    "Sabbatical" is a word I like to use a lot because it seems like such a nice set up for artists that tattooers don't really exploit. We have been offering the shop for some time as a place like this, taking a set of tattooers during the summer ...
  6. Qualities that make for a successful tattooer

    by , 09-24-2010 at 05:00 AM
    I'm intrstd in what people feel are the qualities they see most often in their mentors or respected peers in the industry; and similarly the qualities that sem to lead to successful business across the board.

    Skill obviously will play ...
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  7. Sammy Winston (Spiderghost) and The Three Questions.

    by , 09-23-2010 at 09:53 PM
    Sammy Winston has contributed to the Bay Area Hardcore and Punk scenes since he was a teenager from being in bands (All Bets Off then Grace Alley), promoting shows, producing albums, writing articles for various magazine & zines to now owning and ...
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  8. the juan

    by , 09-23-2010 at 12:37 AM (Scott Sylvia's Interviews, Articles, and Blogs)
    so
    tonight i did the juan puente interview. i think it went very well for my first one, now i just have to figure out how to down load the damn thing to the computer..totally retarded..supose to do freddy corbin tomorrow if it all works out, that ...
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  9. Trying to find a balance

    by , 09-22-2010 at 07:32 AM
    Ive talked to Scott and to Chad about this a bunch but I would like to hear how others find ways to handle family time, kid time, wife/husband time, and do all the things needed to try to keep up on painting and doing decent tattoos and handling shop ...
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  10. My favorite past time (and it's not tattooing!)...

    by , 09-21-2010 at 07:36 PM
    DISCLAIMER: I am not a tattoo artist, I'm young, and still have plenty of blank skin left. I do not claim to be the elite know-it-all of tattoo culture (nor have any right to be one,) I'm just throwing my opinion out there for the sake of some good ...
  11. Hello friends and welcome to Last Sparrow Tattoo

    by , 09-15-2010 at 01:20 PM (Scott Sylvia's Interviews, Articles, and Blogs)
    So here it is, my first blog entry. Check me out, I'm in the 90"s now....

    I will be writing a couple of book reviews on three amazing books. The first one is the Bob Roberts book, which has a pricey back bone and is well worth it. The ...
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  12. Ian Clark (Wrecking Ball Promo Inc) and The Three Questions

    by , 09-13-2010 at 11:40 PM
    Ian Clark is a close friend of mine that I have been fortunate enough to know for a little over nine years. Ian has travelled/toured with various punk & hardcore bands that you have more than likely seen. He used to own BroPrints with his brother ...
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  13. Tattoo appointment etiquette

    by , 09-12-2010 at 07:30 PM
    This is something that encounter at least once a week.....

    you know how when you have a dentist appointment you try to cram 6 months worth of flossing into 15 minutes before your appointment? or if you have to go to the doctor, you try ...
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  14. Five Days in New Orleans

    by , 09-09-2010 at 07:14 PM
    For a city with (many) citizens and tourists wandering the streets with tattoos, from the lonely one to the whirlwind of many; I only saw two tattoo shops. One was on the St. Charles line headed out to the historic and beautiful Garden District while ...
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  15. Lochlan and the Three Questions

    by , 08-30-2010 at 12:03 PM
    One of the many things I'll be doing with my blog is interviews with friends who tattoo and/or who are musicians who get tattooed with the following three questions:

    1) The who, what, when, where, and why of your first tattoo? Picture? ...
  16. Scott and Lochlan equals Last Sparrow Tattoo

    by , 08-27-2010 at 12:11 AM
    Scott Sylvia and Lochlan McHale first met about eight years ago through mutual friends in the Bay Area Punk/Hardcore scene. Over the years and many of hecklings their friendship materialized into what it is today. Scott has tattooed Lochlan on several ...
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