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.
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.
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 Andrew takes a look back at some unpublished interviews from last May, as well as some current stories from a couple tattooers who are still feeling the effects of the pandemic in different ways.
043: Nikko Hurtado
Nikko Hurtado is one of the biggest names in the tattoo industry. We discuss the path that lead him there, side effects of the pandemic, new trends in social media, and what's up with Fred Durst?
042: Hanna Sandstrom
Tattoo artist Hanna Sandstrom talks about her career that has brought her around the world, and how she has slowed it all down to focus on her health and what is truly important after getting a cancer diagnosis.
041: Ink Banned in Europe ft. Selina Medina
Have you heard about the ink ban in Europe? After seeing some conflicting information online, I talk to Selina Medina about what is really going on. What does it mean for tattooers? Will the US follow suit and start regulating tattoo pigment?
040: Faith (@americanflesh)
In this episode, I talk to Chicago tattoo artist, Faith (@americanflesh), about how she walked away from tattooing for over 2 years to undergo conversion therapy through a church, what it was like coming back to tattooing afterward, and her inspiration to open her new shop Wish Me Luck Tattoo.
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.
This podcast helps feed the addiction to all things tattooing nicely. Ever season has been fantastic.
Interesting and educational to hear from such an elite group of talent. I believe listening to different cats with different backgrounds, points of view, and objectives when it comes to tattooing and art in general is healthy and refreshing. Great approach and overall flow when chopping it up with the various guests and the humor is a definite bonus. Inspiring content, keep up the good work!