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Joe Capobianco

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About Joe Capobianco

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 09/22/1968

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    http://www.joecapobianco.com

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  • Biography
    Joe Capobianco is a refined artist in the field of airbrushing and tattooing. For over 18 years Joe has utilized various techniques and mediums in order to create some of the most fascinating pinup style pieces, resembling those of the late 1950s with an added modern flair. Known as the "Capo Girl", this style has directly correlated to his tattoo work, winning him numerous awards throughout prestigious tattooing events time and time again. Joe opened Hope Gallery in New Haven, CT in 2003 and has since released 3 books, 2 full length DVDs, his own custom "Brickhouse" tattoo machine, a series of "Easy Glow" tattoo pigments, a limited edition vinyl toy, and countless prints and original works.
  • Location
    New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Interests
    The Dragon Factory Sean Of The Dead, The Captured Bird Detroit Cobras, Barbara Canepa (official Page
  • Occupation
    Tattooist, Owner, artist at Hope.
  1. Hey Mike, You miss understand me. and I unfortunately did not make my point entirely clear. In past posts. on several message boards, and blogs, over the years, I defended the apprenticeship standpoint. But also made a point in saying that there are many phenomenal artists in the world that did not get into the industry in this manner. They did start out in there Kitchens, homes, banging up there friends, and family first, and getting there chops that way. Eventually making it to where they are today. I'd never dispute that. Its the individual that makes the difference here. When you blatant
  2. The question posed to me in response to my previous post. "Why is the master teaching an apprentice relationship the only valid way of passing knowledge in this particular craft? Could a school be crafted that would offer a valid way to pass along tattoo knowledge?" Hey Jaycel, I understand what you mean, and yes trade schools do work when your talking about teaching many individuals the proper way to perform there trade. Electricians, Plumbers, bricklayers, Hell even cooks, should all be taught the proper way to perform there tasks, if there going into a certain type of business. For
  3. Hey Jaycel, I understand what you mean, and yes trade schools do work when your talking about teaching many individuals the proper way to perform there trade. Electricians, Plumbers, bricklayers, Hell even cooks, should all be taught the proper way to perform there tasks, if there going into a certain type of business. Fortunately for these individuals, these jobs are usually very numerous, and sometimes easier to find work in. Tattooing is a small world, with already too many people performing them. Shops open on a daily basis sometimes, and quite a few of the individuals getting in. have
  4. Hey all, IM posting this here, as I posted on my websites blog last week after viewing the nightmare which was Tattoo School, on TLC. In this blog I point out 1 or 2 ways I think we can deal with the individual Tattoo schools out there (in our industry). To me the Networks are just doing what they do, and not responsible for this crap. Hell if we got up in arms for every time the Media negligently aired BS, there would be nothing left for people to watch. 7.15.2011 Last night was a bummer. As many may be aware TLC aired there "Tattoo School". Now, IM not gonna rant here, or freak out. Bu
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    Pirate Gal

    One of my personal favorites. Done on a feller with a bunch of Bad girls tattooed on him. Tough to tattoo, but everything comes back looking fantastic. This is a healed photo.
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    Mermaid

    Fun little piece on a feller from NY
  7. Yup, another Day of the Dead head, and you guessed it. On a hand. I do enjoy tattooing hands however.
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    Finally

    Well Ive finally sat down and posted a couple of pictures up here on LST. IM hoping to post more in the near future, and utilize this site the way it was meant to. Looking forward to spending a bit of time here. See ya soon JOE
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    Mechanic Gal

    On a feller from upstate NY. Wanted a Hot rod, Mechanic pin up.
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    Hello Nurse

    Done at the Edmonton Tattoo Show 2010
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    Nursie

    Done while attending the Copenhagen tattoo festival.
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    Cat and Mouse

    Did this on a feller while in Brazil. He sent me a healed photo a few months later. Did it with all Electric Inks, the Sister brand to our Easy Glow.
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    Rock Gal

    Done while Guesting At Andy's Electric tattoo in Germany
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    lady

    Re did one of my Paintings as a tattoo on this feller from OH
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