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Archive for May 8, 2012

Shawn Barber Tattoo Artist Magazine #30 Article Preview

Interview By Kore Flatmo

Kore Flatmo: Were you making art that whole time? Or did you put it on the shelf?

Shawn Barber: Yes. I was always drawing comics. Doing murals on friends’ walls, posters for friends’ music shows and album artwork. I got my first tattoo at 16, continued to get a more and more tattoos.

So there was an attraction early on.

Yeah. I wanted to be tattooed.

When you got that first tattoo, did you think, ‘I’d like to do this’?

I thought, “This guy doesn’t know how to draw.” [Laughs]…  (more…)


TLC Looking to Launch Tattoo School Show Despite Controversy

By John
Just when you thought is was safe to turn your TV set on… Apparently The Learning Channel did not get the hint last summer when the tattoo community expressed glaring discontent for the network’s new special, Tattoo School. Instead of canning the project it looks like TLC will now pursue making Tattoo School into a series with a game show format… (more…)


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