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Tim Hendricks Interview Video

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Scott Sylvia

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Tim Hendricks is a world renowned bad ass. He lives a life most of us could only dream of having, and somehow pulls it off. From pro skateboarder, to surfer, to incredible tattooer, to TV notoriety, he has encompassed all things cool in his life.

Tim and I have a good friend in common who's responsible for our introduction, Demian Cane. Demian has a body suit that I believe Tim has redone three times or something absurd like that, Tim finally had to cut him off. His tattoos are like that, they can make a collector act like a dope fiend.

I respect Tim Hendricks so much because he puts all the work into the tattoo and it seems effortless. If you've ever been fortunate enough to see this dude execute a portrait, you know what I mean. Most tattooers peck at them like chickens, where Tim is hauling ass, dumbfounding speed and ability rock his tattooing. Tim Hendricks produces line drawing books for tattooers, but he's also made power supplies, tattoo machines, his own needles, his own gloves and motorcycle grips, and god damn ball point pens just for tattooing. Yeah, they write on paper, but they really show their stuff on skin. If he thinks of it, he just does it, that simple. Tim has tattooed me three times, and my wife two times, one of which is a portrait of me that is so good it weirds me out. It's strange to see yourself on someone else's body. My wife didn't tell me she was getting it done, so when I first saw it, she said that I stared at it so long, speechless, that she started to think I was angry. Truth is, that's just my face, it makes me look angry even when I'm just thinking about a sandwich.

I have had the pleasure to travel across the globe with this man, and in addition to being a great person, Tim is also a great traveler. How well someone travels, in my opinion, tells a lot about a person's character. Tim has a great sense of humor and can tell a story like no other. This interview takes place at Danny Dringenburg's place, I drove down to catch him before he headed out to NY to start filming New York Ink. I am glad and grateful that he shared this time with me. I find this interview to be a lot of fun, I hope you do as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FBDYctTcqU

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awesome. thanks scott and tim. real talk at the end about integrity and quality.

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Awesome interview.

I'm glad that Tim said some of the things he did here. I have learned fantastic things about applying tattoos from watching Tim work and getting tattooed, but I've learned a hell of a lot more watching him interact with his customers/clients with humility, dignity and most of all grace.

Thanks to Scott for helping that come across in this interview.

Looking forward to the next one!

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thanks for doing these interviews and posting them, they are always great to watch. i find myself going back and watching all the others everytime a new one gets posted.

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awesome!!! great!!!

i was doing tattoos for 17 years, im from Argentina, this was great , thanks Tim and Scott!!!

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One of my favorite tattooers. I've really been hoping you'd do one with him. Seriously, It fucking KILLS me that he's working in my city RIGHT NOW, and I cant get tattooed by him because he's at that god damn make-believe shop with some security goon posted outside that won't even let anyone in. Fucking bummertown.

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My wife didn't tell me she was getting it done, so when I first saw it, she said that I stared at it so long, speechless, that she started to think I was angry. Truth is, that's just my face, it makes me look angry even when I'm just thinking about a sandwich.

i still can't get over the sandwich part....

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interestingly enough, i went to college with a kid who could've been Tim's doppleganger. He painted as well as Tim tattoos, also surfed and skated, and was really into low-rider/custom car culture, especially pinstriping and lettering, due to his father and brother. i can't, for the life of me, remember his name but his work was always amazing, and i would spend most of the class period thinking "man, that kid looks just like Tim Hendricks!"

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Fuck it, I'm just going to start hanging out in front of Wooster Street every day I have off and pester Tim every time he comes out until he tattoos me.

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oh and i'll let Tim tattoo something traditional on me anyday. i'm sure a lot of other people on here feel the same. i'm not into the portraits, but traditional/traditonal styled stuff... well we all know that's a different story.

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i have been stalking this man for years trying to get tattooed by him lol with no luck but i will not give up,

i have used his liner and his shader for black n grey i love the softness , as for the liner it has a nice long stroke to it. and the pens cool as fu4K too ,

TIM WE SALUTE YOU

scott Sylvia that was a good one dude .

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