By Dawn Cooke
I have been traveling on and off since the beginning of my career. I haven’t always been able to travel as much as some of my peers because I have other obligations that make travel less accessible to me. But whenever I can I try to visit places and often I go where I have friends. True friends in life and in tattooing are hard to come by but as I have learned once you find them they make life so much more enjoyable.
There are several reasons that I travel. I go for work, I go for pleasure, I go to network with others in tattooing and I go for inspiration. Nothing pays off more than being inspired by your peers. That’s why instagram is such a big hit! But instead of being glued to your phone get out there and meet all those great artists Face to face!
I recently went to Eagle River Alaska to visit my good friend Deb Yarian. It is a really beautiful place. Mountains, Fresh air, I really got the feeling that people there try to look out for one another. So different from here in metro Detroit where I am from. I have tried to bring a little of that brotherly love back here to Detroit with me. Being there just really made me look at the world a little differently. People there are somewhat isolated and it seems like it makes they so much kinder to one another.
By Molly Kitamura
Beau Brady. What can I say about one of the most charming tattooers out there? Beau is one of the latest additions to State of Grace, he is super talented, and at one point in time there was no shortage of home made baked goods from the many googly-eyed female clients that seem to follow his every move around the globe. But I digress!
I sat down with beau for a second and grilled him on his eating habits, what he likes to eat and most importantly what he cooks. Read on!
Before tattooing I worked in restaurants from the time I was 15. From French to Italian. From pizza shop to Delis I either was a busser or working in the back dish washing and prepping food. that being said I can cook like 6 things haha.
What he does now
I am a tattooer working at State of Grace Tattoo in San Jose California. I travel frequently and try to enjoy life!
Last meal he cooked
As I said earlier, I can cook like 6 things, so the last meal I physically cooked was Mac and cheese. Yup, Kraft, blue box Mac and cheese. Kept in the pot I cooked it in, add ketchup. Big bottle of water. Bing bang boom. Dinner, snack.
My last meal on earth is simple.
Steak. Ribeye, medium rare, a little more rare. Mashed potatoes, with tons of butter. Steamed broccoli, a big salad with my moms family salad dressing. A GIGANTIC fountain coca cola classic. And for dessert. Oreos. In mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Thank you Beau, you crush!
You can find more of Beau at:
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Analog Tattoo Arts Kollectiv, San Jose & San Francisco, CA
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