My name is Freddy Negrete. I’m a tattoo artist. I work at Shamrock Social Club on the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. I started tattooing in prison, you know, I was in the Chicano style, you know. I grew up in a gang in East Side of LA. Most of us ended up in
MALE SPEAKER: And your hand shakes from Parkinson’s? THOM DEVITA: Yes, and you noticed my hand shaking? MALE SPEAKER: And how long ago did Parkinson’s set in? THOM DEVITA: About a year and a half ago. I was born with a central tremor. A central tremor shakes when you pick something up. Parkinson’s stops when
Hi. I’m Jeb Maykut from Five Points Tattoo in Chinatown, New York. Everything that I learned, I learned it through tattooing and it was just always because I was pretty much told that I was never going to be able to figure it out. So, I was like alright I’m gonna figure it out then.
I think it’s really common for clients to become somewhat emotional over the experience. At that point, they’ve dealt with so much and this is kind of the last stop to making them feel whole again. Coping with a double mastectomy is a vain process that you don’t really realize when you’re fighting for your