>>Erik: What inspired the sleeve tattoos and how do they reflect on who you are as a person?>>Joe: I`ve always appreciated the art and have considered the tattoo an art form. It is an interesting art form in that it takes traditional artistry on a very difficult canvas and intertwines a human with a piece
TROY DENNING: (CHANTING) I know you really want the tribal armband, but I think that you should get a dragon. All right. Got what I need. Glass. (DEEP VOICE) Give me a keg of beer. Remember “Teen Wolf”? -Of course. TROY DENNING: (DEEP VOICE) Give me a keg of beer. The fuck you want, man?
– [Taki] I think I’ve always been creative. I’ve always liked drawing. I’ve liked creating things. You know, I’ve been tattooed now more years than I haven’t. I’ve been tattooing for almost two decades. I think it’s wonderful that people all over the world can relate to this art form. – [Luke] I do feel
Tattoo culture is alive and well in China. Despite recent efforts by the government to sensor body art in media. Jiuwu is a tattoo artist who is part of this renaissance in traditional Chinese tattooing. In his studio in downtown Beijing, he creates works that are inspired largely by classical Chinese art and literature. In
[MUSIC PLAYING] TROY DENNING: I’ve always just liked warrior type of shit. Maybe it goes back to being like a fantasy nerd, or something like that. I’ve just always loved swords, knives, guns. And just how the sword is like the universal symbol for man. And that’s always what I thought was so fascinating about
(dramatic taiko music) – Nunez is always out for blood on Japanese day. It’s like a feast. – [Oliver] How y’all doing? (dramatic taiko music) – Juan. (dramatic music) – I love it. For Japanese, it’s one of the best six-hour tattoos that we’ve seen. It’s really bold and solid. The outline on this thing