Hands On

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    Hello, my name is Chris and I'm addicted to tattoos. "Hi, Chris." I started getting tattoos relatively late in my life (25), but got the bug immediately. I was spoiled, since my first tattoo was from Jill Bonny at State of Grace and my first tattoo related book was Tattooing from Japan to the West by Horitaka. Not only was I dumbfounded by all the pictures, but I was mesmerized by all of the interviews and I got hooked. I started to read and watch everything I could to learn and soak it all up, but I found the best shit to be the interviews of the artists speaking their minds and telling their stories... dropping all kinds of knowledge that can't be found anywhere else aside from speaking with the tattooers in person. I found books like Underway is the Only Way, We Are Tattoo, Tattoo Artist, TAM mags, and videos from Needled.com, TAM videos, Tattoo the World, Horismoku, Tattoo Age, Stoney Knows How, Gypsy Gentleman, and of course here at LST. This bug has brought me to get an apprenticeship in 2010 and I come into this trade/business/industry/craft with the utmost respect for all those who have come before me. My goal is continue this passion without offending any of those people along the way. Like Kore Flatmo said in his interview, I know I'm one of those dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants. I try to get tattooed as often as possible, not only to keep collecting and feed my addiction, but to keep learning and building the relationships that make this community what it is. If you're interested, I'll post a list in the "Who HAS tattooed you?" blog comments. Thanks again for creating this great site! Peace!!
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  1. Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    anyone!! who doesn't love seeing back piece pics?!
  2. Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    care to share some of the lessons you learned?... either on this thread or maybe here:
  3. Full Back Piece Experience Thread

    has a pic of this been posted somewhere on LST yet?
  4. Hello, a new ink freak

    welcome to LST!
  5. It's tough to turn down a cool lady you just met! Those are the periods when you want to spend all your time together... i mean.. if she's that cool and that's the direction things are going. Can you play it cool during this 5hr session? is it on your ass?! hahahahhahaha! It could be cool, if she's a good conversationalist. She could add to the dynamic and memory of the tattoo session. There are all kinds of factors to consider.
  6. Decided to write a short blog and post pictures there instead this year. Check it out... http://www.lanzontattoo.com/blog/bay-area-tattoo-convention
  7. Hello from Manila

    nice collection, @pam. do you get tattooed while you travel or while the artists travel to Manila?
  8. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    finally got the nerve to go onto the chest and decided on Walter McDonald at the Bay Area Convention. flipping thru his books of designs took FOREVER!.. the dude puts out so much work, Adam Shrewsbury called him maniacal. i fell in love with two different designs that fit the center and chest panel well. The center eye was actually dice in Walt's original design, but i asked him to change it up and he gladly did. he's a great dude with a glowing personality! now i just have to find something to fill that empty space to the right and perhaps the collarbone... although i'm not looking forward to the pain that would bring me. even just the tips of that glow were felt in my teeth. strange sensation, but damn stoked on the result!
  9. Hello from Manila

    welcome to LST! if you're willing to share, we'd love to see some pics!
  10. second that. it was nice chatting with you @Dan i'll post some pics soon.
  11. Post your bloody tattoos!

    got a great shot of this guy's bloody new Greggletron gorilla from the Bay Area Convention.
  12. it's a real bump this time... https://www.instagram.com/chrisgrosso/?hl=en Spring now seems like an eternity away.
  13. i'm sure this helps about 0%, but you have my blessing! not many things can get between me and this convention. i'll try to be out there Saturday as well, but will know more as the time draws nearer. i'm always down to rest my weary legs up at the bar, in between walking the convention aisles. i'll definitely have pics to share afterwards as well. damn... all this talk is getting me antsy!
  14. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    i dunno that i have a favorite, persay, but the skull monster is on my inner forearm, so i get to see it the most... it definitely gives me a smile.