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Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age Mutsuo Episode I (VIDEO)

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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 now he is considered its most senior tattoo artist. He learned the trade from all the American tattoo masters who visited Three Tides, and got what Chris Garver calls “a 90s-style tattoo education.” Enjoy. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

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

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 shared pleasure in tattooing. P.S. Be on the look out for a little Valerie Vargas bonus part coming out later this season. Enjoy. [More info on expanded page] Read More »

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

  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 base for the foreseeable future [More info on expanded page] Read More »

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 »

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 »

Mike Brown (RIP) Vice Magazine Art Talk (VIDEO)

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  Courtesy of Vice Magazine: Mike Brown is a tattoo artist who, if you know your history, always comes up when people talk about those who pioneered tattooing in the late 1970s. He worked at China Sea (formerly owned by Sailor Jerry), ground zero for traditional American tattoos, and at the birthplace for black grey penitentiary-style tattoos, Good Time Charlie’s Tattoo Land. His life has had some ups and downs over the years, and they’ve made him a little hard to track down if you’re looking to get a Mike Brown tattoo. But we had the chance to visit Honolulu in January and made sure to stop by the shop Mike works at to ask him about the old days. He still tattoos five days a week, and we’d wager that most people who see him have no idea about his pedigree. His portfolio alone is a history lesson in tattooing, with everything from the most beautiful Cholas, Pin-Ups, mean-ass biker skulls, and touristy sea turtle tats. Mike Brown still does it all, and does so with the most humble manner…  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 »