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Patrick Moore: Dan Smith – Tattooer (VIDEO)

Video By Patrick Moore (more…)


Dan Smith Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #28 Preview


Interview By Lindsey Carmichael

Lindsey Carmichael: But you are not the type of person I know to be affected in a negative way by nonsense. And most of the people who would have negative things to say about the show or whatever—it wouldn’t affect you. From what I’ve seen, in your life- only great, positive things have come of this. So, I’m just wondering, what the experience was like? It seems at times overwhelming, but mostly great… 

Dan Smith: Well it’s such a funny thing, because everybody and their dog has an opinion about it. Yet, no one really knows about it. Everyone wants to know about it, and wants to talk about it, but it is what it is. How much thought and energy do you want to put into the fact that it’s a TV show? In order for tattooing to be a TV show, it has to cover some stuff that’s exaggerated, or that might not be 100 percent accurate, or whatever else. That’s just being realistic about what TV is.

LC: It’s a show.

DS: Why should that make you have an opinion about somebody that you don’t know, haven’t met and haven’t had a conversation with? You know? They film for 50 or 60 hours a week and put that into a 45-minute show…

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Dan Smith: “With the Light of Truth” Book Signing (VIDEO)

Dan Smith (as seen on TLC’s LA Ink) has been working hard on putting one of the best straight edge tattooer books together. Come on out for a night you wont soon forget!

“A collection of tattoos, art, and profiles some of the best Straight Edge Tattoo Artists in the world”

Dan Smith Book Signing & Release Party
(Available for purchase or bring your own copy)
9 x 13 – 256 Page Hard Cover Book
Book price: $50
If you can’t make the release, you can order your copy HERE.

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Dan Smith: Sketch to Completion

By Dan Smith
I thought showing how I would attempt a tattoo from the reference stage to sketching, to completion, would be an interesting blog post for Tattoo Artist Magazine (TAM). As this is an industry magazine, and similar posts have been done on reference/inspiration and technique/execution, I know I am not “giving anything away” that isn’t already out there, but mainly showing how I would do it…

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Dan Smith: “With the Light of Truth” (Video)

(Dan Smith can be found at High Voltage Tattoo and Dan Smith Tattoos.) (more…)

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