Campfires & Carbon Episode 8: Justin Hartman

Campfires & Carbon's mission is to have and promote real, unedited conversation with local tattooers.  Here's their podcast of a conversation with Justin Hartman from Urban Art Tattoo in Mesa, Arizona... http://www.campfiresandcarbon.com/podcast/E008.mp3

Dusty Neal // Anvil Made

Interview by Jordan Tinney. http://www.falsecathedrals.tumblr.com Instagram: @jordandgrs Reblogged from: www.swallowsndaggers.com I'm going to say this only once: don't blink. Dusty Neal is an American tattooist based out of Ft. Wayne, Indiana at Black Anvil Tattoo. This might sound a little fan-boyish, but Dusty is one of the best and most under rated in the

Tony Nilsson Interview

Interview by Ricky Williams Source: www.swallowsndaggers.com Tony Nilsson aka Tony Tox first came to my attention when I noticed Ricky Williams (The Family Business) was doing a guest spot at his shop, Blue Arms in Norway. The work Tony was turning out and the work coming out of the shop in general

DEMETRA MOLINA INTERVIEW WITH LORETTA LEU

By Marisa Kakoulas Reblogged from: www.needlesandsins.com Influencing and inspiring the international tattoo community for generations, The Leu Family transformed tattooing, pushing it further into the realm of a fine art -- and they've done so with openness and kindness, spearheaded by their wonderful matriarch Loretta Leu aka Y Maria. Our friend (and wine expert) Demetra Molina of The Hand

The Danny Derrick Interview

By Julene Source: www.tattoosnob.com I’ve been following Danny’s work for years, and finally crossed paths with him this summer. I’ve always admired his hard work and approach to the art, and I’m proud we’re featuring his work on Tattoo Snob. I always knew that Danny was one of the good guys in

Heartbeat Ink with Carlos Torres

Interview by Ino Mei. Reblogged from: Heartbeatink.gr Accomplished, modest and a maitre of the black and grey realistic tattoo, Carlos Torres gave HeartbeatInk an exclusive interview about his career and his relationship with the tattoo and the Fine Arts. When and how did you first start tattooing? I was nineteen years old. In the beginning I used to

Swallows & Daggers with Destroy Troy

I got some time and had an online chat with tattooer and all around good guy, Destroy Troy. Following is the interview, and ways you can reach him yourself for any inquiries. Interview by Jordan Tinney http://www.facebook.com/acityofjerks  Reblogged from: www.swallowsndaggers.net Jordan Tinney: What is your (nick)name and where do you work? Destroy Troy: I go by “Destroy

Bob Tyrrell talks to TattooNOW about his Webinar and upcoming DVD

TattooNOW: Bob! How goes it? Bob Tyrrell: Going good man!, enjoying a killer Detroit summer. TN: Education and tattooing make for a controversial mix, why did you decide to put out a DVD and webinar? Bob: Well, because you approached me with the idea, ha-ha! But seriously, I've been giving seminars at tattoo

Mike The Athens

Photos & interview by Ino Mei Reblogged from: heartbeat ink.gr Humble, experienced and gifted with valuable knowledge of the classic Oriental tattoo, Mike The Athens gave Heartbeatink an exclusive interview about his 24 year-old career and his presence in the international tattoo scene. How did you come up with the name “Mike The Athens”? It came from a

Bill Baker Interview: Part 2

By Andrew Goodfellow Reblogged by: swallowsndaggers.net Read Part 1 here: http://wp.me/p14cQJ-5hf Like the effect on the skin? “Yeah, the way the work was going in. And, again, there was no internet. So I had to go the fucking library, go to the reference library, lookup needle manufacturing companies all over the world, write them

Bill Baker Interview: Part 1

By Andrew Goodfellow Reblogged by: swallowsndaggers.net  There are very few tattooers working today that can lay claim to over 30 years of experience. Fewer still are those who can truly be said to have changed the course of tattooing. Bill Baker – artist, icon, entrepreneur, and now part owner of Pearl Harbor

Swallows & Daggers Interview with Mike Shea

  Reblogged fromwww.swallowsndaggers.net For those who don’t know you, could you please introduce yourself? My name is Mike Shea, I make tattoos at Redemption Tattoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. I have been tattooing professionally for 13 years. You co-own Redemption Tattoo with Erick Lynch.  How did you both come to the decision to open