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Chad Koeplinger Tattoo Artist Interview Video


Scott Sylvia

Chad Koeplinger is currently setting the tattoo world ablaze. He has found his own way in this business full of people who are busy ripping off the latest thing and having no abilities. These people are probably looking at Chad's tattoos. I can't even count how many times I have seen rip offs of his tattoos. I don't think it even bothers him. He has a very kind energy that you can easily pick up on, but don't be fooled he is an intense personality, he knows what he wants and is capable of getting it.

This man has traveled so much it's mind boggling. He touches on it in the interview and you get the feeling it is a bit much, I love the sheets comment. Chad is a very skilled tattooer with great originality that is rooted in the correct tradition that allows his tattoos to flourish with great style and still be timeless.

We did this interview at the Bay Area Tattoo Convention which is at the SFO airport right before Halloween. I had been trying to do one with him for about a year and finally brought it up when we both had time to do it.

Hope this finds you all well, thanks to Chad and thanks to you for watching this. -Scott



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My favorite interview so far. Really hope I get a chance to get tattooed by him some day. Thanks Scott.

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I didn't see any tattoos in that intrview and no, I don't know him. But that,mi amigo, is character.

Chad's great! Humble guy that's keeping it real and keeping the 'rock star glam' out of it.
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great video! watched it the other night and then woke up to an email from Chad this morning: "im back at frith street the 3-7th of april....would you like to get tattooed? let me know what works for you, and i will do my best to make it happen". shot an email back so looks like i'm getting tattooed by this guy very soon! beyond excited.

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Another great interview, thanks Scott.

Chad is one of the people who taught me that it's important that we try to be be a decent human being as well as a decent tattooer.

I also learned a lot about the importance of the tattoo experience after getting tattooed by Chad. I don't mean that the client should listen to whatever music they choose and be fed grapes. I love every tattoo he did for me, as much for the tattoo as for the time he was tattooing.

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great video! watched it the other night and then woke up to an email from Chad this morning: "im back at frith street the 3-7th of april....would you like to get tattooed? let me know what works for you, and i will do my best to make it happen". shot an email back so looks like i'm getting tattooed by this guy very soon! beyond excited.

Congrats Nathan!

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I wish this was as long as the Oliver Peck interview, listening to this dude talk makes me so fucking happy.

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