56 episodes

Tattoo artists will be quick to tell you that things aren't the way they used to be. We sit down with a different tattooer on each episode to discuss how technology, social media and the internet in general have totally changed the way we approach the job.

Books Closed: Tattoos and the Internet Collide, Hosted by Andrew Stortz Andrew Stortz

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 612 Ratings

Tattoo artists will be quick to tell you that things aren't the way they used to be. We sit down with a different tattooer on each episode to discuss how technology, social media and the internet in general have totally changed the way we approach the job.

    049 - Onnie O'Leary

    049 - Onnie O'Leary

    Australian tattooer, Onnie O'Leary, joins the show this week to chop it up about smut, art inspiration and unwanted face tattoos.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    048 - Justin Olivier

    048 - Justin Olivier

    This episode, Andrew is joined by tattooer and reluctant podcast guest, Justin Olivier. They discuss growing up in New Orleans, escaping hurricanes, the benefits of traveling, and why he likes to keep his head down and focus on his work.

    • 44 min
    047 - Loud, Naked, & In Three Colors ft. Juli Moon & Erick Lynch

    047 - Loud, Naked, & In Three Colors ft. Juli Moon & Erick Lynch

    Coming at you from a big historic mansion this episode, Andrew sits down with Juli Moon and Erick Lynch to talk about tattoo history, collecting tat stuff, and how their pasts inform their futures.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    046 - I'm Back! ft. Bill Rocha

    046 - I'm Back! ft. Bill Rocha

    Thank you for tuning again after an extended hiatus! This episode is somewhat of a "drawing room discussion" that happens often at my shop. I thought it would be fun to record it and make it into an episode after being radio silent for a while.

    Lots of room for discussion on this one since we are mostly just spinning our wheels from one topic into another.

    • 47 min
    045: Sharky

    045: Sharky

    Tattoo artist, Sharky, talks about how travels and adventures have prepared her for almost anything, how that same spirit played into the start of her tattoo career, and about her friendship with Lyle Tuttle.

    • 47 min
    044: The Year That Tattooing Stood Still

    044: The Year That Tattooing Stood Still

    The past year has been riddled with shutdowns and uncertainty in tattooing and the rest of our lives. Andrew takes a look back at some unpublished interviews from last May, as well as some current stories from a couple tattooers who are still feeling the effects of the pandemic in different ways.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
612 Ratings

612 Ratings

tatttman ,

This is the gold standard

Listeners beware: This podcast is the gold standard. It is so clean and thought provoking that it will make all the rest of the tattoo podcasts seem silly and unprofessional. Seriously though, the best guests and the best content all approached with class, and presented in an interesting, respectful manner. Seriously love this one! Thanks Andrew.

Thebigassbear ,

Where is toothy

Missing the real episode 24 of toothtaker

14642Joshua ,

Great podcast

This podcast helps feed the addiction to all things tattooing nicely. Ever season has been fantastic.

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