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Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age Valerie Vargas Episode I (VIDEO)

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Valerie Vargas grew up in Scotland, but has lived and worked in London for the last five years. You can find her at Frith Street Tattoo in SoHo, where she’s known for doing the prettiest “lady heads” in the world. Valerie has only been seriously tattooing since 2007, so she’s proof that talent and hard work will never fail you. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age Season 2 Trailer (VIDEO)

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Courtesy of VICE.com: In this season of VICE’s acclaimed show, we travel the world to feature different artists from all ends of the tattoo spectrum, including Valerie Vargas of the UK, Mutsuo of Japan, and Thom deVita of New York City. Each artists’ episodes will include three installments, airing every Wednesday on VICE.COM. First up – Valerie Vargas, whose first installment will air next Wednesday, September 12th. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

Jondix Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #29 Article Preview (Pre-Order Now Available)

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Interview by Beppe Strambini Beppe Strambini: There are a like a bunch of new tattooists that are very recognizable and you are one of them and there’s like a connection between all you guys… It looks like a family… can you talk about them… Xed, Hooper, Freddy, Filip… Jondix: Xed, I was his customer many years ago and we become friends. He visited Barcelona every once in a while, we even did holidays together in Athens… He played the Tibetan conch at one of our concerts. He can do continuous breathing from didgeridoo. He’s fantastic. The king of psychedelic. He was the pioneer of dot work… the source… rotaries, patterns, e-Bay… Last year I gave him a gift -it was a tongue depressor with a natural hole on it, and I think he got pissed off? He’s a real artist… We have a big dialectic gap between tattooists… And I’m still not used to it… Read More »

Jason McAfee Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #29 Article Preview (Pre-Order Now Available)

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Click on the link to pre-order TAM #29: http://tattooartistmagazine.myshopify.com/ Interview by Scott Sylvia Scott Sylvia: And then from New York you came to Oakland?  How did you get the fuck to Oakland? Jason McAfee: Well, when I was at Flyrite the phone rings. This was the most magical moment of my life. Chops answers. And he’s talking to someone. And he holds the phone like this, like totally tight and quiet and he says, “Dude, it’s Freddy Corbin for you.” I had met Freddy and we had talked a little about things because we just bonded and liked each other. Freddy called me out there and I think maybe Alison had sprinkled some things in his ears about… “Jason wants to get out of L.A.” I didn’t know where I was going. I just was in L.A. and I went to New York, “Do I go back to L.A. I don’t know?” Read More »

Jason McAfee Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #29 Teaser Video (Pre-Order Now Available)

Interview by Scott Sylvia Click on the link to pre-order TAM #29: http://tattooartistmagazine.myshopify.com/ Read More »

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Freddy Corbin Bonus Footage (VIDEO)

  Courtesy of VICE.com: Bonus footage from the Freddy Corbin series. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

Horitaka: Molly Skobba Previews Bloodwork: Bodies

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By Molly Skobba I had a hard time writing this blog. It took me longer than usual, with more restarts and edits before send off. I realized that it’s because BloodWork: Bodies is such a gigantic project with so many facets and possible approaches in writing about this book. It is epic not only in content but also in physical stature with 2 volumes, 900 pages and weighing over 25-pounds filled with massive pages of outsized and extravagant photos that bond the human form and visual art seamlessly…   Read More »

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Freddy Corbin Episode III (VIDEO)

   Courtesy of VICE.com: In the third and final episode of the Freddy Corbin series, not only do we get exclusive footage of the renowned tattooer parachuting at the tender age of 24, but we hear the personal, intimate details of his young life and career – from the early days of his drug abuse, to living in Amsterdam’s Red Light District, his brother’s tragic death, and being petrified of starting a family. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Freddy Corbin Episode II (VIDEO)

  Courtesy of VICE.com: In this episode of Tattoo Age, we talk to Freddy about his rise as a tattoo artist -from the day he received an income tax return check in the mail for $75 that he used towards his first tattoo, to the unforgettable 9 a.m. phonecall from Ed Hardy with a job offer. We chat about everything from Freddy’s Rock of Ages back piece to the post-punk industrial period of the 80s, and hear anecdotes of the tattoo greats (such as Ed Hardy, Henry Foldfield, Dan Higgs, and Sonny Tufts) that Freddy learned all his tricks from. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Freddy Corbin Episode I (VIDEO)

  Courtesy of VICE.com:  In this episode, Freddy channels the ultimate“cool dude” of tattooing, complete with diamond teeth, old cars, face and neck tattoos, loyal friends, and cute blonde children. We meet up with Freddy and his friends as they muse about his growth as a tattoo artist – from a kid who was into drawing, to one of the perpetrators of some of the biggest trends in the craft (specifically, with the Day of the Dead Skull). [More info on expanded page] Read More »

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Freddy Corbin Teaser (VIDEO)

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  Courtesy of VICE.com: Freddy has been tattooing for over twenty-seven years, and is known throughout the world for his two popular Oakland parlors, Temple and Tattoo 13. In the series trailer, Freddy takes us to an impromptu Chinese-style tea ceremony to meet one of his spiritual friends, and sets the tone for the rest of his series -filled with anecdotes of religious experiences and musings about getting clean after years of drug use. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

Ghost in the Cloak Society of Life Abundant in the Face of Death Imminent

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Courtesy of Analog Tattoo: The second annual meeting of the Ghost in the Cloak Society of Life Abundant in the Face of Death Imminent has once again flared and vanished. This year’s chosen temple was the forever unsanctified Cinebar. (This place ruined my fucking life… I love it there.) All love and respect to everyone who came out to celebrate the long road we’ve all been walking… Read More »

Shop Profile: Temple Tattoo Teaser (VIDEO)

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