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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 »

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 »

Mike Rubendall Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #28 Preview

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Interview By CIV Mike Rubendall: You have one shot to make it right. For me the permanence of a tattoo was a heavy thing and I wanted to make a smart decision. I remember as a kid looking through magazines I’d always admired Filip’s work, it always had a tremendous impact on me. I saw what could be done with tattooing and, first and foremost, I wanted to go out there and see what he did different from what everyone else was doing to get the results he was getting, you know? That was a big part of the reason why I had him do my arms, because I wanted to watch him; I wanted to see it done right. However, at the time I think it was too early in my career to pick up what he was throwing down. I could have soaked up more knowledge if I had waited to make that trip later in my career. Well, who really knows how things would have turned out? I do know it still gave me a whole different mentality and perspective on tattooing… 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 »

Mike Rubendall Tattoo Artist Magazine #28 Teaser (VIDEO)

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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 »

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Mike Rubendall Episode III (VIDEO)

Courtesy of VICE.com: In this episode of Tattoo Age, Rubendall gives us a glimpse into his busy schedule: Getting up at 5 a.m. every morning in order to draw sketches before Daddy-duties commence. Mike’s tattoo guru, Frank Romano, talks about the many ways in which Mike has surprised him throughout his career with his work hard, play hard mentality that leaves no room for vacations. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Mike Rubendall Episode II (VIDEO)

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  Courtesy of VICE.com:Mike Rubendall reels in people from all the world to the small Long Island town of Massapequa for a taste of his renowned style. In this episode, Tattoo Age talks to the acclaimed tattooer and his mentor, Frank Romano, about his early days as a budding artist, when he would trace over drawings out of magazines to perfect his style. Rubendall muses about how he has always been fascinated by tattoos, breathing and living the craft from the tender age of 17 -growing into one of the most sought out artists in the world. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age, Mike Rubendall Episode I (VIDEO)

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  Courtesy of VICE.com: Mike Rubendall reels in people from all the world to the small Long Island town of Massapequa for a taste of his renowned style. In this episode, Tattoo Age meets Mike’s two adorable daughters and goes on a fun drive around his small suburban town – bumping into his good buddy, the Steve Guttenberg. We visit Mike’s classy tattoo shop, King’s Avenue Tattoo, and talk to him about his upbringing as a normal, middle-class kid.  [More info on expanded page] Read More »

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] Read More »

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

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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] Read More »

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

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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] Read More »

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

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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] Read More »