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On the Road with Jacob Hanks: “Tattoo Nation,” the Movie

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By Jacob Hanks Reblogged from: http://tattooroadtrip.com/tattoo-nation-the-movie/ I am clearly not a film critic or member of the press, but I was fortunate enough to get invited to the private screening of the new film, “Tattoo Nation,” at the Arclight Theatre, in Hollywood, California. For a younger tattoo artist like me, it was a pretty big deal. If you have not heard of “Tattoo Nation,” it is a documentary, directed by Eric Schwartz and written by John Corry, about the “true story” of the black-and-gray tattoo revolution, and features several of the tattoo icons, many of whom I was exposed to, as a little boy, with my father, tattooing in Southern California. That is where the film takes place, when three unlikely tattooers—Jack Rudy, Good Time Charlie Cartwright andFreddy Negrete—came together to become the innovators of modern, fine-line, black-and-gray tattooing. The story, narrated by Corey Miller, addresses how the prison style that originated with young Mexican Americans has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon, giving rise to many new styles and pushing the limits of the popularity of tattooing as we know it today. Read More »

Noon Tattoo Artist Magazine #30 Article Preview

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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 Guy Aitchison has been copied, or Paul Booth and so on. So as soon as it’s on the market, you can get copied. I think when I started tattooing I really liked the work of guys like Guy Aitchison or Bugs or Paul Booth. Even if it’s not my style, I really liked Bugs’ style. But the way that these people went into their universe and tried to work in their universe making no concession for traditional codes, like Japanese, traditional Americana… I really like the way Bugs had a classical influence on the new generation to go their way, to take up their style. If people are now following the way it’s going in Europe now partly because of me, I’m just really proud of that. This is also what I want people to do. Go your way, develop your style, there’s a lot to do. I think we’re really only at the beginning of tattooing. We are the beginning. It will change a lot. A lot of artists came into tattooing because it was a moneymaker, but a lot of artists are interested in this art because it can be a way of art. ... Read More »

Shawn Barber Tattoo Artist Magazine #30 Article Preview

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Interview By Kore Flatmo Kore Flatmo: Were you making art that whole time? Or did you put it on the shelf? Shawn Barber: Yes. I was always drawing comics. Doing murals on friends’ walls, posters for friends’ music shows and album artwork. I got my first tattoo at 16, continued to get a more and more tattoos. So there was an attraction early on. Yeah. I wanted to be tattooed. When you got that first tattoo, did you think, ‘I’d like to do this’? I thought, “This guy doesn’t know how to draw.” [Laughs]…  Read More »

True Tattoo: The Grand Re-Opening! (VIDEO)

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May 4, 2011 marked another milestone in the tattooing world with True Tattoo’s Grand Re-opening in Hollywood, Ca.  Oliver Peck bought True Tattoo from long time friend Clay Decker January 1st this year, and in true Pecker fashion decided it was time for a party!!!  [Video on expanded page] Read More »

MUSINK: On the Road in Orange County

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By John Musink was three days of skating, rock ‘n roll and hanging with some old peeps, while meeting some new ones… Oh, I guess some people got tattooed as well? Above is a video compilation we put together from some of the activities at Musink. However, it’s hard to cram a whole show into a three minute video clip, so we have added some pics and another short video below… Enjoy! Read More »

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