Interview By Chad Koeplinger
Chad Koeplinger: Who are some of the tattoo artists that you were interested in at that point? What were you looking at tattoo-wise? What was blowing your mind?
Valerie Vargas: At that point I don't think I became fully aware of people that I like now until I already
By Rachael Harrington
Louis Molloy started off in tattooing in the backstreets of Manchester, England in the 1970s. Back then, tattooing had just begun to grow beyond its ‘sailors and whores’ image in the West, being firmly adopted by the counter-culture. Then, around the time Louis made his first tentative steps into
Interview By Gene Coffey
Gene Coffey: There are a lot of people in Europe now that do your style.
Noon: Well, not really my style.
They’re definitely influenced by your style though...
Yes, they’re influenced. There are some people that try to make copies every time. Like Bugs has been copied a lot, or
By Phil Kyle
I am going to touch base on the subject. All you folks out there allowing your "friends" to "tattoo" you with dodgy equipment and NO EXPERIENCE or PROPER TRAINING need to wake up... along with the folks that are scarring you up! You think they are doing you a favor because
By Phil Kyle
It's hard to know where to start here seeing the state of things... So just going to play it by ear and have a bit of a rant while stating proper facts on things happening to our craft... not industry. An "industry" is a factory in China making and selling shitty
Phil Kyle: Would you recommend an apprenticeship to people knowing how difficult that is to do on your own?
Xam: Totally and definitely. It’s the only way. Not anyone can do it. Not everyone deserves it, people will still try it, like I did... Call me selfish if you want but
(Adrian Willard can be found at Magnum Opus Tattoo) 1723
(Steve Byrne can be found at Rock of Ages Tattoo in Austin, Texas) 1642