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Chicano Tattoo Style

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I'd like to start a chicano style tattoo threat. The style is a favorite of mine. It also translates well into traditional style tattooing.

I'd like to know which tattooers are highly influenced by this style, as I'd like to get more work done.

Some of my favorite chicano style tattooers are:

Jack Rudy

Freddy Corbin

Eli Quinters

Jason McAfee

Tim Hendricks

Daniel Albrigo

Fernando Lions

Chuco Moreno

UZI

Here are some of my tattoos. Based off of Teen Angels Magazines.

By Eli Quinters.

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Charlie and Jack pretty much pioneered the style ,in a shop, that is. I worked for GTC for almost 10 yrs. I would have to say those tattoos are nice,but, done in a very traditional style. We used single needles for yrs, but I never touch em nowdays. much of the premades are plenty tight enough. you left out a lot of important cats, Freddy Negrete, Flame, Mike Brown,GTC, These are some of the founding fathers.

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Add Freddy Negrete to your list of influences holmes,but for a traditional twist I think Bert Krak and Tony Hundahl do good takes .

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Bert did one of those? Im pretty ignorant .

Add Freddy Negrete to your list of influences holmes,but for a traditional twist I think Bert Krak and Tony Hundahl do good takes .

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Wow!! All those names will be added to the list. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

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theres gonna be a film and book coming out soon ,on this subject. Charlie calls them '' 2 crackers in Beantown'' but thats not the real title. the movie is about Chican Art with GTC,Jack Rudy,Negrete,Cheech Marin and Danny Trejo, Im told. the book is pretty much Charlies story and is supposed to be available thru Henk.

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Charlie and Jack pretty much pioneered the style ,in a shop, that is. I worked for GTC for almost 10 yrs. I would have to say those tattoos are nice,but, done in a very traditional style. We used single needles for yrs, but I never touch em nowdays. much of the premades are plenty tight enough. you left out a lot of important cats, Freddy Negrete, Flame, Mike Brown,GTC, These are some of the founding fathers.

I think chicano tattoos look better done in the traditional style. It really brings out the black and grey work.

The amount of hair that is incorporated in chicano designs also looks better when it is done traditionally.

Even Jack Rudy's tattoos have the bold traditional look.

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Charlie and Jack pretty much pioneered the style ,in a shop, that is. I worked for GTC for almost 10 yrs. I would have to say those tattoos are nice,but, done in a very traditional style. We used single needles for yrs, but I never touch em nowdays. much of the premades are plenty tight enough. you left out a lot of important cats, Freddy Negrete, Flame, Mike Brown,GTC, These are some of the founding fathers.

dont want to go too far OT but i saw some GTC flash I am interested in having tattooed. One is an eagle with a bomb on each side the bombs were red,white,blue with a star. Another interesting piece was two bombs with skulls painted on them FTW surronded the bombs. I dont know protocol on such a situation where could find them on sale? as a non tattooer could I purchase them?

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Katja Ramirez at Perfection Tattoo, ATX does some nice fineline:

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What the shit!! Forgot about Katja, so badass!

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mike brown

this is probably already in another thread somewhere but it's worth it to see pics related to this thread.

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Drew Flores of State of Grace just finished this facemelting Tlaloc:

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It is a great tattoo, and I am pretty sure that it is the best use of a belly-button in any tattoo I have ever seen. With the exception of the Popeye tattoo in the book 1000 Tattoos.

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That dont sound like Charlies stuff,sorry...first he hated color. second FTW? I dont think so.

dont want to go too far OT but i saw some GTC flash I am interested in having tattooed. One is an eagle with a bomb on each side the bombs were red,white,blue with a star. Another interesting piece was two bombs with skulls painted on them FTW surronded the bombs. I dont know protocol on such a situation where could find them on sale? as a non tattooer could I purchase them?

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I don't think there are a lot of photos of it out there, but I remember seeing some pretty cool stuff that Chris Garver did. Especially the Chola girls, and skulls.

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That dont sound like Charlies stuff,sorry...first he hated color. second FTW? I dont think so.

thanks for the reply shannon it was just marked GTC

yeah on the fuck the world bombs I just liked the way the bombs looked painted

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@Cu-Bu the patriotic stuff you described sounds like the sort of flash Nick Collela does from CTC -possibly .

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