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Scott Sylvia

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Scott Sylvia last won the day on November 19 2020

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    father,husband,tattooist,brother,son
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    oakland,san francisco
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    kids,tattoos,tattoo machines,cars and motorcycles.
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  1. DJ Rose and Chris Lain are interviewed by Jeremy Swed and Brian Bruno at Abosolute Art tattoo studio in Richmond, VA, during November of 2014.
  2. Keet D'Arms of Southern Star Tattoo in Atlanta, GA is interviewed by Jeremy Swed and Brian Bruno for LST in a hotel room at the 2014 Richmond, VA Tattoo Convention.
  3. Mike Wilson is interviewed by Jeremy Swed at the Inksmith and Rogers Atlantic blvd shop during fall of 2014, late at night.
  4. I first met Mike Rennie when he moved to Jacksonville, Florida to work at Inksmith and Rogers. We then became quick friends over late night drinks and riding in the midnight toucher. A short time later he moved back to Richmond, Virginia to start work at Absolute Art. Through Mike, I met and became friends with Brian Bruno; a tattooer at Absolute Art. These two guys are a couple of my favorite tattooers. They may have their own styles, but one thing remains the same; and that is their passion for this industry. When I am around these two watching them tattoo or listening to them discuss the
  5. I first heard the name 'Uzi' from a couple of snot nosed, drunk crust punks named Alison and Adam, who kept coming around Spotlight Tattoo and lived out of a nice craftsman home they turned into a shithole around the corner from the shop. They had these really bold, well designed tattoos, but what made them stand out was a little bit of flair, a certain sensibility to the girl heads, a touch that most tattooers doing traditional work never seem to find. I imagined some scrawny Israeli hipster kid, who thought calling himself Uzi would be clever. Then one day on the porch of said house, drinkin
  6. Interview by Jimmy P. With the ease of information now that comes from basically having a supercomputer in our pocket, it seems strange to think of a time when we were "floored" by anything visually. I can vividly remember the first few times I saw Robert Williams artwork. The impact it had on me was instant and overwhelming. I didn't exactly know what would come from being exposed to this powerful, outrageous, wonderful and over the top art, but I could tell, even at that age in my life seeing it was the beginning of something that was going to help shape my artistic and aesthetic vocabulary
  7. People throw around the terms "godfather" and "king" all too much in reference to tattooers. Don and Deb Yarian however deserve more than a grandiose title. I see them in a protective honorable roll in tattooing tied deep in tradition and history. They are not lost in overnight hype or international stardom. Instead they tattoo in a real shop and have taught all of their kids to tattoo. Keeping it a family tradition that seems to work so well for them. This is why I refer to them as the mother and father of tattooing in our times. I have had so many great interactions with them and always
  8. Me and Jeremy have been friends for a while, and I was fortunate enough to get the chance to do this interview while he was doing a guest spot at our shop. Jeremy is a very talented tattooer - he is from an era of tattooing when you didn't specialize, which makes him incredibly well rounded. He has the ability to do amazing black and grey and then do a perfect traditional tattoo, all the while being able to handle all the modern requirements of contemporary tattooing. You shouldn't miss out on this man. If you have the opportunity to get tattooed by Jeremy, you should definitly jump on it.
  9. When I was asked to interview Scott, it didn’t occur to me that I would have to write an introduction as well. I had heard of Scott Sylvia from very early on in my career. I was really green at the time and coming from Chicago, the SF tattoo scene seemed light years away. I watched for his tattoos and flash in magazines and read articles on the shops he was apart of. We met in 2007 in Salt Lake City through our mutual friend Maya. We did some arm wrestling, shared a few meals and really had a blast that weekend. Later that year I was asked to fill in at Blackheart for a few days and Scott and
  10. Interview by Ryan Spangler. Growing up in Omaha, I heard Dick Warsocki's name often when the conversation turned to tattooing. I kinda knew Dick as this guy that worked at Tattooland and came back to town. Growing up, I remember seeing Dick's script on customers, and it blew me away. As circumstance would have it, I never met Dick until a few years ago. It was through the help of my good friend Chad Elsasser that I got to hang out with Dick and interview him with Chad. Dick is an honest guy, that loves tattooing and art in general. He's full of great stories about his life and tattooin
  11. here's my latest interview - thanks again to Todd Noble for taking the time to do this: Todd Noble Interview
  12. Todd and i have been friends for quite a while. we have been to many conventions at the same time and spent plenty of time together. a trip to Sweden together is what it took for me to get to know him well. we spent a week at Drew Horner's place. then off to the Stockholm convention. many laughs and many hours of talking. i found a new respect for him by the end of this. to be honest before this i just thought he was another loud party tattooer. i was glad to find out what a loving father and passionate tattooer he is. i am always happy to find a great person lying in the ash of the burned out
  13. Check out the the latest interview - Ron is such a cool dude. Ron Henry Wells Interview
  14. I first met Ron in Philadelphia at the Philly convention. we hit it off right away he is very easy to talk to and has a very genuine demeanor. i liked him before i ever saw a single tattoo he had done. when i did finally see them i was truly impressed. he has a very distinct style of his own. we did this interview when he had been stuck in san francisco after the convention when hurricane sandy had everyone stuck. we did the interview at my warehouse space which most of you will recognize the train sounds. i hope this finds you all well and full of great joy. Ron is a great tattooer and i wo
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