Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman, Episode III (VIDEO)

Here is just one extraordinary example of our collective creative potential when it’s put into motion! This is Marcus’ contribution to our community. If you really ‘get it’ and want to help Marcus make more or spread the word, link The Gypsy Gentleman to your own site and blog.  These episodes will only get better as Marcus and his crew gain experience and a decent budget. Enjoy! -Crash

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The third in a series of films chronicling the travels of the gypsy gentleman. A travel documentary profiling the world’s greatest tattooers and the world’s most fascinating places.

Jason Kundell

Jason was born and raised in Southern California, but his mustache hails from an El Paso Rancher’s upper lip. In 2009, he migrated north, as he left San Francisco to bring the Pacific Northwest his brand of Japanese inspired tattooing in his reincarnation of the world renown Art Work Rebels tattoo studio. Outside of tattooing Jason enjoys Jiu Jitsu, porchetta sandwiches, & Neurosis, but puts spending time with his daughter, Lula, above everything else. Jason can often be spotted towing Lula on his bike around the city on his days off.

George Campise

My name is George Campise & I work & own War Horse Tattoo in Berkeley California. Originally from southern New Jersey, I moved to San Francisco in 1991 & started tattooing in 1993. I’ve had no formal instruction in art (beyond high school) except for the example set before me by the incredible gallery of artists & tattooist I’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the last 19 years. Through my shared experiences with these people as co-workers, at times clients & often as jackasses I feel I’ve been able to find my voice & develop a style which in equal measure has been influenced by the imagery of my childhood (comics, movies, skate art) and the genius I’ve been fortunate enough to witness. I truly cannot express enough the gratitude I have for these people & on a larger scale tattooing as a whole. Every single positive thing I have in my life, from friends to family, tattooing has provided. I hope my time as a practitioner reflects my gratitude for having been chosen for this honor.

I am very proud of what we have achieved on just a belief in something real, and how we used our determination and our time and our voice to affect human change. Please go to and support us.

Your friend,
–Marcus Kuhn

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(Jason Kundell is featured in Tattoo Artist Magazine #24.)

(Marcus Kuhn is featured in Tattoo Artist Magazine #22)

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3 thoughts on “Marcus Kuhn: The Gypsy Gentleman, Episode III (VIDEO)

  1. The Gypsy Gentleman project represents precisely what our collective potentials are in this community…if we TRY.Marcus Kuhn, a 20+ year tattoo veteran, started this on his own, (as a reaction to bad media representation of our craft), and uses it as a tool to educate and entertain pros and fans alike. And he’s done an incredible job creating entertaining AND educational videos with the intention of sharing his unique perspective on what tattooing is really about!

    Imagine if we, as a community, had 20 more tattooers doing something creative? How much better represented would tattooing be in the cultural mind?
    50 more?
    Amazing potential! Step up and bring your ideas to the table!

    At the very least….
    Every tattooer, particularly those upset about how tv shows aren’t authentic, (and I believe most of us agree, by the way), SHOULD be supporting this home-grown, authentic effort by Marcus Kuhn (and other tattooer-created projects). Let’s make sure we continue to have a voice. It’s all we got left!

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