Listen to me and Nic Skrade talk about tattoos and art.
Part two of our "Talking with Tattoo Artists" series. This week we talked with Brian Kelly (10 years tattooing) and Nic Skrade (22 years tattooing) about their lives, art, thoughts about being creative, clients, and much, much more. Download the podcast MP3 here or subscribe via iTunes! Light Grey Art Lab: Podcast: Talking With Tattoo Artists (Part Two of Two)
As I am working on improving my artistic skillset, I am interested in making some trades with anyone that wants to do so. Watercolor or whatever is cool with me. Let me know what you want and i'll get something going. It also helps give me a little subject matter direction to work on. When left to my own devices, I tend to only work on the shit I want to, and that isn't really how you progress...
In general, I love tattooing, but recently hate the politics and judgmental attitudes coming from within the community, I too have been guilty of this....
A recent death in this big family, "the Body Art FAMILY", has hit me hard. And I have kept this:
Shannon Larratt is Zentastic › I can scarcely move or draw my breath // Let me, let me freeze again to death
up for days, reading it over and over and I cry, and sometimes I laugh but more often I just get sad... I tear up right now thinking ab
Each time I get a new tattoo I walk out of the shop feeling a little ragged, thinking, I love this, but I'll wait a few months before going back. By dawn the next day I'm thinking about heading right back down for more. My partner just shakes her head at me. "Addict" she says with a smile. How can something so painful be so compelling? I had a consultation at The Pearl a few weeks ago and we mapped out my right forearm. When we booked the date I was disappointed that I was going to have to wait
Its been a while since I joined a forum and took an active part in discussions. My previous forays in to the world of forums typically revolved around video gaming. For many years I was a very active poster on a clan website based around the seminal FPS UT'99. I made tons of friends there and met many of them during my trips to the UK and the USA. Eventually, though, new games came along and the community dried up. I have remained in contact with many of the friends I made there though we talk v
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Join cowboy joe as he deals with the a new generation of tattooers ,walk ins, and demented misadventures.
Go back in time with his ancestors on there ship "The Stacked Actress" as they sail the seas and discover secrets in lost islands. And meet timmy as he scratches his way threw the unsuspected public.
I have been turning over some ideas in my head about possibly starting a blog(not on LST) about my experiences with tattooing in general.
For any of you that have blogs already...how has your experience been? I have never participated heavily in social media or a blog. I don't know how they work and what I would specifically talk about. What makes a blog that people read and enjoy?
ATTENTION ALL BAY AREA TATTOOERS.
my friend danny dringenberges car was broken into tonight next door to black heart tattoo and all of his shit was stolen. anyone brings any tattoo related stuff including tattoo machines please call the shop.415-431-2100 there will be a reward for sure. please help if you can. thanks
NOT MY GIFT TO YOU
We are constantly being asked by people , how either they or their family members can “get in to tattooing?” How they can obtain a license, open a shop, get a job and so on and so on and so on.
In recent years I’ve had more and more people indignantly explain, that even though they or their relatives really want to become tattooists, nobody will teach them! This is often at our initial introduction.
One person claimed in a recent letter emailed to our shop
I love tattooing. I love everything about it, and thankful for the life and opportunities it has given my family.
I was born into this world and can't imagine one that is better. The characters and experiences that have surrounded me since birth have shaped and formed me into the person I am. Good and bad, sacred and obscene, they have given me, in my opinion, a better world view than most.
My only regret is that I did not earlier realize the gift I was given at birth.
Thank you Tattooing, I
just had to put this out there. need to help create some buzz out there for the new shop Booneville Tattoo & Company. Check us out at boonevilletattoo.com, or /boone.ville.18 on fb. Add us as a friend, like us, share with your friends, and help us get noticed. Thanks in advance to all those that help us out, feel free to let me know if you would like us to do the same for you.
So we had a walk in tonite. If that gives you any indication of how slow it can be here. I actually notice, and mention the fact that someone walked into the shop. The upside of that, he seemed cool and should come back to get some work. I say should because i have been burned in the past too many times to count. But its better than no one coming in, a slim chance of getting to tattoo is better than no chance at all. I only have a little time left here tonite. The boredom of sitting here alone h
I've been reading through the different forums on this page and have to say i like what i see. There are a lot of pages out there to choose from, and it took me a long time to find this one. Glad i found it. so anyways, thought id start a blog on here, just to throw some stuff out there about myself, maybe somebody will check it out someday. My name's nate, but i get called a lot of other things, like the biggest ninja you know. For a guy standing 6'5", weighing in at 315, i guess im surprisingl
I wanted to take a moment to thank Scott for his portion of the interview. There is more to interviewing than most people realize, until they are on the back side of the camera directing the flow of conversation. Scott makes it easy, and the hour and change we spent talking flew by.
Thanks to everyone for the positive response. We are taking our industry into our own hands, and looking to our peers for our true gauge of how we perform.
I will do my best to keep my progress posted here, but I
I've let my blog sit idle for about the last year focusing mainly on Instagram since it's so easy to use. However, I've had some feedback from who don't have Instagram or enjoy looking at pictures the size of a toy camera. So I resurrected the blog. Made a lot of updates with a shit tone of photos from pretty much the last year.
I'm going to be updating the blog far more regularly, and with additional content that doesn't make ti to Instagram, and with a better account of my travel dates.