46 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

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0 • 546 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.

    038: Remember Tattoo Magazines?

    038: Remember Tattoo Magazines?

    What happened to tattoo magazines? Tat-journalist, James Musker (@toadhell___), joins Andrew this week to talk about his experiences writing for various online and print publications, being there for the end of Skin Deep magazine, and what the future may look like for those who write words about pictures on skin.

    • 43 min
    037: Performance Art

    037: Performance Art

    Is tattooing a performance art? What if the performance is more highly regarded than the tattoo itself? Bill Rocha (@billychop) sits in for this episode to discuss one of the most unique tattooers on Instagram: @rixardtattoo

    • 55 min
    NYC Tattoo Artist Tests Positive For Coronavirus

    NYC Tattoo Artist Tests Positive For Coronavirus

    Meet Jio, a tattooer from New York City who has been dealing first-hand with the coronavirus.

    • 7 min
    036: Who Owns Your Tattoo?

    036: Who Owns Your Tattoo?

    Steve Byrne joins the show again to talk about the legal battle between Sailor Jerry’s widow and a big liquor company, art ownership, intellectual property, and why he wants bootleggers to eat their copies of his work.

    • 48 min
    035: Let's Talk About Relationships

    035: Let's Talk About Relationships

    Work/life balance for tattooers is a never ending challenge. Since it was just Valentine's Day, let's talk about relationships with the most special of guests...my wife, Rachel. We also hear from Greg Christian and Cindy Stroemple about what it's like when two tattooers tie the knot.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    034: Scientific Tattooing

    034: Scientific Tattooing

    Hannah Wolf drops some knowledge about tattoo ink and Billy White tells us why he will always cover racist tattoos for free.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
546 Ratings

546 Ratings

LeroyMustang ,

The best podcast about tattoos

Excellent, with the quality of most of the best podcasts. I’ve tried several tattoo podcasts and this hit it on the head

Flyleaf101 ,

Enjoyment

I really enjoy listening to you. Please come back!😭

@AdamRomanoTattoo ,

Great tattoo history for enthusiasts!

Firstly, thank you so much to the creator of this podcast for putting together a collection of contemporary and historical tattoo information.

If anyone would like to hear some great stories of the history of an American tattoo icon, listen to the tapes of Lyle Tuttle. It’s amazing to hear him posthumously, spectacular that the interview was recorded.

Rest In Peace Lyle.

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