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Archive for February 2, 2012

Victor Farinelli: Dave Lum Artist Profile

By Victor Farinelli
I was 18 years old when I got my first tattoo. That was in 1988. The first tattoo shop I walked into was Dave Lum’s shop in Austin, Texas. I was on the fence up until that time on whether or not I wanted to get a tattoo. I had always wanted a tattoo because my dad had them, but I was used to seeing tattoos that were poorly done and faded. As I looked through Dave’s photo album, however, I saw a whole new side of tattooing. Each page was filled with vibrant colors, surreal images and clean lines. Two weeks later, I got my first tattoo. Dave did his version of the cartoon character Bill the Cat on my upper arm…

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Rollo & Me Comic #10

The “Rollo & Me” strip is a series of stories told by Keith Underwood and illustrated by Dan Henk which appear regularly in Tattoo Artist Magazine. They chronicle Keith’s experiences living with and working alongside one of tattooing’s greatest icons of the 20th century- Mike ‘Rollo Banks’ Malone. Mike departed this life in 2007 but these stories represent Keith’s healing process and are figuratively supposed to occur on the couch of his therapist. Enjoy. There’s more to come. [Full comic on expanded page]

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