Vice: Tattoo Age Valerie Vargas Bonus Footage (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0TEKPJ1J6Q&w=590&h=415] While we're waiting for the premiere of Tattoo Age's Thom DeVita killer episode, we just released some Valerie Vargas Bonus Footage. Vargas takes us to meet the legendary English tattooer Lal Hardy who has been tattooing since 1975 and is generally considered to be one of the people who

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age Mutsuo Episode III (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnbCk-ZsYcE&w=590&h=415] In Part 3, Mutsuo reflects on the blurry line of legality of tattooing in Japan, along with the prejudice against tattooed individuals that still lingers within society today, where people with tattoos are not welcome in public baths, beaches, pools, etc. He muses on why tattooing makes him happy

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age Mutsuo Episode II (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzJ0L1rnnAw&w=590&h=415] In this episode of Tattoo Age we delve into the history of Three Tides Tattoo. We hear from Mutsuo, Chris Garver, and Masa Sakamoto, as they give us insight into how western-style tattooing gained ground in Japan after the 1999 Tokyo Convention. We also hear about all the guest

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age Mutsuo Episode I (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_wkwwPty-I&w=590&h=415] The new Tattoo Age features Mutsuo, he has more styles than the first of day school. This series revolves around an artist named Mutsuo who tattoos at the world-famous Three Tides Tattoo in Osaka, Japan. Mutsuo went from being one of the shop's first customers to its first apprentice, and

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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICCEjLMniVo&w=590&h=415] In the last part of our Valerie Vargas episode, we take a closer look at the tattoo power couple that is Stewart Robson and Valerie Vargas. When we began shooting this piece, we didn't know how close these wonderfully talented artists were and found ourselves pleasantly surprised by their

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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfH85uDK7_c&w=590&h=415]   Second installment of Tattoo Age's Valerie Vargas piece is now live! We take a closer look at Frith Street, the tattoo parlor where she works, and its owner, Dante DiMassa. Valerie also gives us insight into her development as a tattooer and why London will be her home

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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRSygfrbZCo] 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

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age Season 2 Trailer (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q61fKb-WWBo&w=580&h=400] 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.

Omar Edmison: Tattoo Shop Therapy

By Omar Edmison Ernie Gosnell paints signs that say all sorts of awesome things (do yourself a favor the next time you see him buy the man a cup of coffee, listen to his tales and pick up some of his signs) one of my favorites will usually have a chicks

Omar Edmison: Who the Hell Does This Guy Think He Is?

By Omar Edmison In this age of websites, magazines, blogs, TV shows and a vast myriad of other such social networking venues the tattoo world has shrunk. There are lots of super-talented kids out there tattooing who are doing mind-bending work that everyone knows about. Their names are talked about in

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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGK-IpD8aoI&w=560&h=315]    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