The Official Blog for Tattoo Artist Magazine

Variety: It Hurts So Good at ‘Tattoo Nation’ Premiere Opens Today 4/4/13

TattooNation_FacebookCard_6By Michelle Salemi (Original story appears at: http://variety.com/)
Skin artwork was not a sign of rebellion but camaraderie at the L.A. preem of D&E’s doc “Tattoo Nation” on March 28.

“There’s just such great soul in these tattoo artist, and then if you have the talent, pass it on!” tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy said before the Arclight screening.

Actor Danny Trejo, whose tattoos include a family portrait of his children on his back, gets asked a lot about his ink: “People ask me if my tattoos have hindered my career. I say, ‘For the first five years of it.’ I played inmate number one. The only thing I heard the director say was ‘Danny, take off your shirt.’ “

But with all this talk about tattoos, pain has to come to mind. For tattoo artist Freddy Negrete, it comes down to decisiveness.

vpage_tattoo

“It hurts less for somebody who really knows what they want and is ready to get it,” said Negrete. “Somebody that’s unsure or is under peer pressure, their tattoos seem to hurt a little bit more. But when you want that tattoo, it doesn’t hurt that bad.”

Hardy, Trejo and Negrete all appear in the doc, directed by Eric Schwartz.

TattooNation_FacebookCard_6
For Country, City and Theater listings visit: https://www.facebook.com/notes/tattoo-nation-movie/137-us-theaters/600257663333494

Join the Nation! http://www.facebook.com/TattooNationMovie

Website: http://www.TattooNation.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/TheTattooNation
Instagram: http://instagram.com/tattoonationmovie

Read more about Tattoo Nation:

Ink Shadows Music Video For ‘Tattoo Nation’ Opening In Theaters On 4/4/13

Danny Trejo Talks About ‘Tattoo Nation’ Opening In Theaters On 4/4/13

Pep Williams: Tattoo Nation Movie Review

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,796,244 other followers