15 episodes

The Tattooers Podcast has interviews with leading tattoo artists around the world. Each artist offers, what has inspired them to pursue their tattoo career, what continuest to inspire them, mistakes they are grateful for and all the things that showcase the work that goes into tattooing rather than the social media rockstar.

The Tattooers Podcast: Tattooing/ Art/ Culture/ Lifestyle/ Business David Meek: Tattooer, Artist

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

The Tattooers Podcast has interviews with leading tattoo artists around the world. Each artist offers, what has inspired them to pursue their tattoo career, what continuest to inspire them, mistakes they are grateful for and all the things that showcase the work that goes into tattooing rather than the social media rockstar.

    Ep 15: Clint Vaughts biography on MIke Huff

    Ep 15: Clint Vaughts biography on MIke Huff

    I was eager to receive the call from Clint about being on the podcast. I love tattoo history and where it brought us. Im sure you have noticed there is a bit of nostalgia in most every episode with an overtone of distain for the modern process of instagram and hashtags...and this episode is no different. But this time we get to delve into a tattooer that was part of the history we so revere and yet have never heard of him. He quietly slipped into history having done his duty as a tattooer. He worked for the people, he plied his trade, he fed his family and he provided shelter. Far from where we are now with hashtag millionaires and iconic tattooers known for their hairdo more than their work. I submit this chat for you to enjoy not only Clints journey and dedication to our humble beginnings but also Mikes part in it. 
    Please follow Clint and check out what hes done for us on Instagram and the his website
    IG @clintvaught
    IG @royalartbooks
    IG @lyletuttlecollection
     
    and dont forget to follow the show on all the social medias
     
    Instagram @thetattooerspodcast
     
    facebook.com/thetattooerspodcast
     
    or my website www.davidmeektattoos.com
     
    or subscribe on Itunes or Google Play here
     
    Thanks so much for all the support and feed back everyone... there are alot of podcasts out there and to think you waste a couple hours with me each month is crazy... Thanks 
     
     
    Dave Meek
     
    music by www.bensound.com

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 14: Jeremy Miller

    Episode 14: Jeremy Miller

    Jeremy Miller may be the most educated tattooer there is. For this podcast, I get to talk to Jeremy about earning his PhD and how his education background is business has affected him as a tattoo artist. We chat about the balance between making art and making money. You many know Jeremy from the first season of Ink Master, and I got the opportunity to learn about the ups and downs of reality TV, especially how it has come into play with the tattoo industry in the past decade or so. Jeremy is a straight talker, telling me all about what he thinks the failings of the tattoo world will be in the years to come, and what we as artists and shop owners can do to fight that.
    Be sure to follow jeremy and his shop on social media 
    Facebook-
    Instagram
     
    and dont forget to follow the show on all the social medias
     
    Instagram @thetattooerspodcast
     
    facebook.com/thetattooerspodcast
     
    or my website www.davidmeektattoos.com
     
    or subscribe on Itunes or Google Play here
     
    Thanks so much for all the support and feed back everyone... there are alot of podcasts out there and to think you waste a couple hours with me each month is crazy... Thanks 
     
     
    Dave Meek
     
    music by www.bensound.com
     
    Words by Amber Sipe

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 13: Shanghai Kate and Jack Rudy

    Episode 13: Shanghai Kate and Jack Rudy

    Bell Bottoms. Led Zeppelin. Shanghai Kate peeing standing up. The 70’s were an amazing time,
    especially in the tattoo world. In what may be the funniest Tattooer’s Podcast to date, I shoot the
    breeze with the awesome Shanghai Kate and a special guest, Jack Rudy about tattoo trends over
    the last few decades, tattoo removal, and their intricate knowledge of how skin and ink react to
    each other. From the days of Ed Hardy and Sailor Jerry, to the days of the tramp stamp, and
    present-day trends, Kate and Jack take me through the history of tattooing and the influential
    changes that they’ve helped implement in the industry, whether it’s single needle tattoos or
    sterilization processes. Kate is all spirit and science, Jack is all antics and aliens. I hope you
    enjoy this month’s episode as much as I did.
     
    You can find Kate online here or you can check our her facebook or instagram @shanghaikate
    You can also follow Jack on Instagram @j_rudy_gtc
    or on Facebook
    and dont forget to follow the show on all the social medias
     
    Instagram @thetattooerspodcast
     
    facebook.com/thetattooerspodcast
     
    or my website www.davidmeektattoos.com
     
    or subscribe on Itunes or Google Play here
     
    Thanks so much for all the support and feed back everyone... there are alot of podcasts out there and to think you waste a couple hours with me each month is crazy... Thanks 
     
     
    Dave Meek
     
    music by www.bensound.com
     
    Words by Amber Sipe

    • 2 hr 38 min
    Episode 12: Smile Now Cry Later with Freddy Negrete

    Episode 12: Smile Now Cry Later with Freddy Negrete

    I still cant believe i had the chance to chat with Freddy Negrete. Ive known his work for so long and I yet have known nothing about where he came from or how he got where he is. I read his book Smile Now Cry Later and it grabbed my attention from the beginning. I wanted to hear more of his story or at least share it with other tattooers. His life has been super crazy, from the highest highs to the lowest lows. Even staring down deaths door. Only to come out the other side stronger and more focused than ever... If you don't have his book, obviously you should get it. But you can learn alot from just hearing this living legend share what his journey has been like. I hope you guys and gals enjoy this episode as much as I do.
     
    Here are the best places to find or follow Freddy.
     
    Instagram @freddy_negrete
     
    facebook.com/freddynegrete
     
    www.freddynegrete.com
     
    and dont forget to follow the show on all the social medias
     
    Instagram @thetattooerspodcast
     
    facebook.com/thetattooerspodcast
     
    or my website www.davidmeektattoos.com
     
    or subscribe on Itunes or Google Play here
     
    Thanks so much for all the support and feed back everyone... there are alot of podcasts out there and to think you waste a couple hours with me each month is crazy... Thanks 
     
     
    Dave Meek
     
    music by www.bensound.com
     
     
     
     
    music by www.bensound.com
     

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 11: Remembering Royboy with Tim Svetly

    Episode 11: Remembering Royboy with Tim Svetly

    On this episode I got a chance to chat with the author and curator of the new book The King and Queen of the Badlands Royboy and Debra the Tattooed Lady... Tim Svetly. Hes gonna take us on his personal journey in collecting the crazy stories of the notorious tattooer Royboy Cooper. From hearing legends of a tattooer who defied all social norms to becoming an important part of collecting tattoo history. 
    Enter Royboy
    From wrestling bears as a kid, to learning with Cliff Raven, to buying tigers guns boats and cars, to having a hardcore gym in the basement of his tattoo shop. His  life was his own 3 ring circus and he was the ring leader. A life of adventure and the willingness to do any and all things doesnt seem to do Royboy justice. I highly recommend checking out Tims new book on Royboy and his wife Debra to get a taste of what 70s and 80s biker tattooing was like in Gary Indiana. 
     
    You can follow Tim on Instagram @royboybook or you can purchase a copy of the book directly at www.royboybook.com
     
    You can also follow the show in Instagram @thetattooerspodcast or on www.facebook.com/thetattooerspodcast  and dont forget to follow the show on Itunes or google play and subscribe. It only takes a second and helps the show out so much. 
     
    Thanks for listening
     
    Dave Meek
    www.davidmeektattoos.com
     
    music by www.bensounds.com
     

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Episode 10: Deb Yarian of Eagle River Tattoo

    Episode 10: Deb Yarian of Eagle River Tattoo

    In this new episode of the Tattooer’s Podcast, I am joined by Deb Yarian of Eagle River Tattoo
    in Alaska. This woman is nothing short of incredible. Not only has she been tattooing for 39
    years, but she has worked all over the United States building her skills and clientele. Deb tells us
    all about the underground world of tattooing in the 70’s and 80’s, describing the risks of being a
    tattoo artist, as well as some of the danger that came with working in cities where tattooing was
    illegal. Not only did she make it through some tough times in the tattoo world and in her
    personal life, she did it all with some thick skin, being one of very few female tattoo artists of her
    time. Thanks for joining us to listen to the amazing wisdom of the incredible Deb Yarian.
     
    You can follow Deb on Instagram @debyarian or her shop @eaglerivertattoo or on the web at www.eaglerivertattoo.com
    and Dont forget to follow the show on Instagram @thetattooerspodcast or on www.facebook.com/thetattooerspodcast 
    you can also subscribe to the show on Itunes or google play to make sure you get all the future episodes. It only takes a second but it helps the show so much. 
     
    music by www.bensound.com
    words by Amber Sipe

    • 2 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

David meek tattoos ,

Great project for tattoo artists to listen to

So happy to be part of such an honest tattoo artist project. Real tattooers talking about tattooing.

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