Debra Yarian: So You Want To Be A Tattoo Artist…

By Debra Yarian My recent, internationally distributed book (ha-ha), So You Want To Be A Tattoo Artist? -Helpful hints on getting started in an exciting career as a tattoo artist, with little or no training or skill, caused quite a furor in the tattoo world. Both seasoned and novice tattooers alike, voiced

The Evolution of Tattooing on TV – As I See It

By Deb Yarian www.eaglerivertattoo.com I grew up watching TV- I loved it! I'm past middle age now, so I was a child when TV was still fairly young and I still remember when television was broadcast only in B & W. I also remember when there were only 7 channels (and this was

Flattery, Thievery, Or Just Plain Business?

By Deb Yarian www.eaglerivertattoo.com Almost daily, people come in to my shop with drawings or illustrations that they want tattooed on them. More times than not they get them on line- Pinterest or another source, without a clue as to who the original artist is. Now I am not speaking of a photo of

Lessons from Ink Smith and Rogers: Week 1

By Deb Yarian As a young tattooer I didn't have a formal apprenticeship. Like many of my contemporaries, I went to work too early, as the means for another's source of income. Through fortunate circumstances though, I formed a lifelong friendship with Eric Inksmith, and was blessed to have Paul Rogers,

Knives & Needles: Tattooer Deb Yarian

By Brynne Palmer I have been so fortunate to meet some amazing people in the tattoo industry, and one of them I really look up to is Debra. She’s been tattooing for longer than I’ve been alive, and her accomplishments in her work and family life are truly impressive. Her demeanor

Debra Yarian: Not My Gift To You

By Debra Yarian We are constantly being asked by people, how either they or their family members can “get in to tattooing?” How they can obtain a license, open a shop, get a job and so-on and so-on and so-on. In recent years I’ve had more and more people indignantly explain, that