6 episodes

When Guy Aitchison was 16, his sister Hannah approached him from out of the blue and asked him if he felt like going to get tattooed. Guy had never thought about the subject before, indeed had never seen any tattoo work walking around that had made him think anything about tattooing. But the idea immediately appealed very strongly to him. They made an appointment at a grungy local shop for the following week, during which time Guy played around with drawings for the piece. And he had dreams: Dreams of getting tattooed. Of doing tattoos. Of teaching tattooing... of standing on a stage addressing a tattooed crowd. He knew right away that he had found his calling.

Reinventing the Tattoo Podcast Guy Aitchison

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When Guy Aitchison was 16, his sister Hannah approached him from out of the blue and asked him if he felt like going to get tattooed. Guy had never thought about the subject before, indeed had never seen any tattoo work walking around that had made him think anything about tattooing. But the idea immediately appealed very strongly to him. They made an appointment at a grungy local shop for the following week, during which time Guy played around with drawings for the piece. And he had dreams: Dreams of getting tattooed. Of doing tattoos. Of teaching tattooing... of standing on a stage addressing a tattooed crowd. He knew right away that he had found his calling.

    Hanumantra, blackwork tattooer, interviewed by Guy Aitchison

    Hanumantra, blackwork tattooer, interviewed by Guy Aitchison

    Guy Aitchison sits down with Hanumantra who is known for his beautiful blackwork pieces. They often have very little skin coming through but in such deliberate, ornamental ways as to create pieces that flow very well with the wearers' bodies.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Kim from the Brussels Tattoo Convention on The History of Tattoo Conventions with Alex Van Dutch

    Kim from the Brussels Tattoo Convention on The History of Tattoo Conventions with Alex Van Dutch

    From Alex Van Dutch of World Tattoo Events:
    "I'm very pleased to announce, that for the series of "The History of Tattoo Conventions", on Wednesday the 25th of November I'm going to host a live interview with the organizer of the International Brussels Tattoo Convention.
    This is a series of interviews, aiming to explore the history and most interesting aspects of tattoo conventions, directly with their organizers!"

    • 51 min
    Tattoo Machine Madness #2 - Greg from Veritas Irons

    Tattoo Machine Madness #2 - Greg from Veritas Irons

    Tony Urbanek and guest, Greg DiGiacinto, of Veritas Irons. Recorded Live live in Reinventing the Tattoo community! Tony and Greg will talk about the inner workings of Greg's mind, talk machines, art history, and more!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Miki Vialetto on The History of Tattoo Conventions with Alex Van Dutch

    Miki Vialetto on The History of Tattoo Conventions with Alex Van Dutch

    For the 6th episode of the "History of Tattoo Conventions" series, on Wednesday the 17th of March, we will have the HUGE honor to interview Mr. @mikivialetto.
    Miki is the founder of the iconic @londontattooconvention, which has been widely considered the best tattoo convention on the planet.
    Join @alexvandutch live, for this very exciting conversation about the history of the London Tattoo Convention.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Interview with John Swierk: The Photochemistry of Tattoos

    Interview with John Swierk: The Photochemistry of Tattoos

    Why does light cause tattoos to fade? John Swierk, Asst. Professor of Chemistry at Binghampton University is currently investigating the composition of commercial tattoo inks as well as the underlying photochemistry to understand how light causes tattoos to change and what underlying risks to human health those changes might generate.
    Information about commercial tattoo ink compositions can be found at www.whatsinmyink.com.
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    • 1 hr
    Prehistoric Tattoo Archeology with Aaron Deter-Wolf of the Tennessee Division of Archeology

    Prehistoric Tattoo Archeology with Aaron Deter-Wolf of the Tennessee Division of Archeology

    Aaron Deter-Wolf is a Prehistoric Archaeologist with the Tennessee Division of Archaeology in Nashville, where he manages ancient Native American sites on State-owned lands and conducts archaeological excavations and research. In addition to his work in Tennessee, for the past decade Aaron has been a leading researcher in developing the archaeological study of tattooing. Those efforts include using contextual analysis and microscopic use-wear signatures to identify tattooing tools in archaeological collections, efforts to systematically document tattoos on mummified human remains, and experiments recreating and testing ancient and historic tattooing implements.
    In 2009 Aaron organized the first American academic symposium to examine ancient and early historic Native American tattooing, which led to the volume
    https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/detdra (Drawing with Great Needles: Ancient Tattoo Traditions of North America).
    He is also co-editor of https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295742823/ancient-ink/ (Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing), the first-ever book dedicated to the global archaeological study of tattooing. In recent years Aaron was part of research teams that identified a https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X18307508 (2,000-year old set of cactus spines) from Utah, and https://hyperallergic.com/438579/worlds-oldest-tattoo-kit-fernvale-native-american/ (5,000-year old turkey bone needles) from Tennessee. He shares information about the history of tattooing and body modification on the Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/archaeologyink/ (@archaeologyink).

    • 1 hr 11 min

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