Tattoo Age: Dan Santoro (Part 2/3)

Tattoo Age: Dan Santoro (Part 2/3)

DAN SANTORO: I grew up in Woodbridge, New Jersey. I was paying for community college and it wasn’t much, it was like $800 a semester. And to me it was like, what a waste of my fucking money. So I dropped out and then I started working as a sign painter for Wegmans in upstate

Tattoo Age: Dan Santoro (Part 3/3)

Tattoo Age: Dan Santoro (Part 3/3)

JEFF OGIBA: I like the frog on the mushroom. DAN SANTORO: Yeah. I love that one too, man. I would really like to do that, to be honest with you. JEFF OGIBA: Who tagged all these? How big would you make that? DAN SANTORO: I’d do probably like– JEFF OGIBA: Just a little one? DAN

Traditional Japanese Tattooing with Chris O’Donnell

Traditional Japanese Tattooing with Chris O’Donnell

CHRIS O’DONNELL: I tell everybody I’m two years out. Like, I won’t take a new customer. It wasn’t really self-promotion. I’ve never been good at that. Like right now, I don’t even have business cards. I don’t know. I just tattooed a couple key people, tried to do a good job, and then it just

Tattoo Age: Grime (Part 2/3)

Tattoo Age: Grime (Part 2/3)

-Do you still have your Grime ring? GRIME: Yeah, man. What do you think? That’s 10 years old now. I made that ring 10 years ago. There it is. -Yes. GRIME: You said this was going to take three hours, you guys here eating up my Sunday. -Yes. GRIME: Hurry the fuck up. -You’re more

Tattoo Age: Grime (Part 3/3)

Tattoo Age: Grime (Part 3/3)

GRIME: The idea that I would create something that’s going to elevate tattooing is pretty ridiculous. Because people are going to do what they’re going to do. So I might be able to do a good tattoo now and then and somebody’s going to get it. But there’s still going to be a thousand other

Mike Rubendall – Tattoo Age – VICE – 2 of 3

Mike Rubendall – Tattoo Age – VICE – 2 of 3

CHRIS KOUTSIS: What’s up, buddy? MIKE RUBENDALL: How you doing, pal? CHRIS KOUTSIS: It’s going [INAUDIBLE]. What’s going on? MIKE RUBENDALL: How’s everything, all right? CHRIS KOUTSIS: What’s up, guys? How you doing? Hanging in there. MIKE RUBENDALL: We have to give them the tour. CHRIS KOUTSIS: Cool, yeah. MIKE RUBENDALL: They spent three and

Mike Rubendall – Tattoo Age – VICE – 1 of 3

Mike Rubendall – Tattoo Age – VICE – 1 of 3

MIKE RUBENDALL: Keep these bugs away. Show them how it pumps. It’s funny, because when I got into tattooing, it was at a strange stage in my life. Because I was 17, and growing up I guess made good decisions. I did well in school and was heavily into sports, and I chose a different

Tattoo Age: Grime (Part 1/3)

Tattoo Age: Grime (Part 1/3)

GRIME: Quality. Put it on large. -What was it on before? GRIME: I put it on small, man. Because I was taking photos of shit that didn’t matter. You got to pay attention to that stuff. All right, [INAUDIBLE]. -Ready? GRIME: Yeah, man. Let’s put some stencil on you. God, I really tweaked out on

Freddy Corbin – Tattoo Age – VICE – 1 of 4

Freddy Corbin – Tattoo Age – VICE – 1 of 4

[MUSIC PLAYING] FREDDY CORBIN: I always did art as a kid. I was the kid in school that would make the poster for brushing your teeth if the teacher asked me to or whatever. But I actually fell out of it for a little while. I’d pierce my ear and get called a fag. And

Tattoo Age: Dan Santoro (Part 1/3)

Tattoo Age: Dan Santoro (Part 1/3)

[TATTOO GUN BUZZING] DAN SANTORO: I did a gecko and I started shading outside of it because I did the line work. And then I jumped onto the shader. And I had lime green. And let’s say this is the gecko. I wasn’t looking and I just went like this. And just the way I