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Nick Colella Tattoo Artist Interview

Scott Sylvia

I met Nick Colella in Salt Lake City at a convention. He is childhood friends with Maya, who was our shop helper at that time. Meeting him was like meeting an old friend. We have spent time in each others towns, we have traveled to Sweden together, his wife even wrecked my car (gotta rub it in when I can.) Nick's tattooing style is traditional, dynamic, solid and distinct. I appreciate that he does not show boat in his work, it gets straight to the point. He works at Chicago tattoo, which was Cliff Ravens shop, and those are some big shoes to fill. The crew there is top notch, you can't go wrong with any of them.

From a good friend, to a good tattooer, to a good gent, and most importantly a great dad, he is just about the most well rounded tattooer I have ever met. I look up to him in many ways, and I'm glad to have made his acquaintance. I feel as though our association could possibly have helped me become a better person, as I respect both his personal take on tattooing and life in general.

This interview is great, even with my now patented train sound, as it takes place at my machine shop/warehouse space near the train tracks.

Scott Sylvia


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awesome interview!

Nick-sorry I missed you on your recent Toronto trip, if you're back before about November I will make a point to come get tattooed..

Scott-Toronto is rad! And I know there's people here you are friends with. Come up here, I want a tattoo!

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