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Tattoo Age: Troy Denning Part 3


Tattoo Age: Troy Denning Part 2


Tattoo Age: Troy Denning Part 1


Shawn Barber: The Tattooed Portraits – An Outsider’s View of Another World

Story and photos by Mitch Gurowitz
My trip to the Joshua Liner Gallery for the opening of Shawn Barber’s Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series was yet another door opening into another world for me. I went there to view the work of a fine artist who specializes in painting tattooers and tattooed people. While I’m no stranger to art or to galleries, I’ve only recently joined the ranks of the tattooed a few months earlier as a celebration of my 50th birthday.

My mind skipped between the excitement of seeing Shawn’s artwork up close and meeting him and the subjects of some of his work, and also concern that the reception would be a gathering of a very exclusive and private group of professionals… A group that may not appreciate an outsider walking into their world…  (more…)


New York Tattoo Artists Publish Flash Book to Benefit Japanese Disaster Victims

Courtesy of Shirts and Destroy: On the six-month anniversary of the devastating tsunami that swept over northern Japan, New York City’s most renowned tattoo artists have come together to create a completely unique, limited edition spiral bound collection of tattoo flash sheets, entitled Flash For Japan to benefit victims of the tsunami…

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv): Tattoo Age, Troy Denning Episode III (VIDEO)

Courtesy of VBS.tv: In this episode, Tattoo Age hits up a Denning backyard gathering where he hangs with friends and family, kills some crabs, and talks about his love for Japanese culture. We follow Denning and his best bud, Kiko, as they carouse around NYC’s Lower East Side, fight over the mic at karaoke bars, and discuss the American and Japanese cultural differences that the both so appreciate -from cream doughnuts to Samurai swords.  [More info on expanded page]

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv): Tattoo Age, Troy Denning Episode II (VIDEO)


Courtesy of VBS.tv: In this episode, Tattoo Age catches up with Troy Denning and learns the ins and outs of his life before becoming one of New York City’s most notorious tattoo artists. Troy is described as the smartest person his friends have ever met, stemming from hours of reading while hiding from teachers in the confines of his middle school library. We follow Troy as he makes big money in New York City’s famed “Cash Cab” trivia game, and talks about his path into tattooing, including stories of odd-end jobs as a construction worker or bouncer at a strip club. [More info on expanded page]

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv): Tattoo Age, Troy Denning Episode I (VIDEO)


Courtesy of VBS.tv: In this episode, Tattoo Age visits the New York City tattoo shop, Invisible NYC, and carouses around town to various local spots of Denning’s choosing, such as East Village Japanese restaurant, Village Yokocho, while hanging out with the notorious tattooer and his motley crew of fanatics. Denning discusses the history behind his Japanese style of tattooing, known for its striking thickness and toughness, while he playfully pulls down the pants of his clients and talks warrior-fantasies, knives, and guns. [More info on expanded page]

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Vice Magazine (VBS.tv): Tattoo Age, Troy Denning Teaser (VIDEO)

Courtesy of VBS.tv: Troy Denning is a tattoo artist who is not afraid to speak his mind. Luckily for us, what he has to say is either hilarious or insightful. [More info on expanded page]

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VICE Media Announces New TV Series: Tattoo Age

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*TAM TV* New York City Tattoo Convention (VIDEO)

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Crash Hits the Streets of New York

By Crash

Well, my New York trip was a little hectic. I managed (with lots of help and cooperation) to get around 10 interviews filmed in four days, while having a pretty good time in the process… (more…)


Troy Denning at Musink (Video)

(Troy Denning can be found at Invisible NYC in New York) (more…)


Mike Shea from Redemption Tattoo at Musink

(Mike Shea can be found at www.redemptiontattoo.com and mikesheatattoo.blogspot.com)


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