Dan Santoro – Tattoo Age – Bonus Footage

Dan Santoro – Tattoo Age – Bonus Footage

DAN: The fact that we’re all friends, and we’ve sort of formulated a way to coexist so nicely. So that’s what makes the clubhouse. It’s fun. We’ve sort of got our little schedule thing going. We all know when everybody’s starting to get hungry. We give each other the eye a little bit. Craig. Get

Meet Ed Hardy: The Godfather of Modern Tattooing

This was a log when I started my first shop, my daily reminder of 1968. This was my budget. The grand total was $3,000. Equipment: 325, advertising: 750, initial rent home and shop: $375. I was able to convince my first wife and my father-in-law, opening a tattoo shop was a business that could work.

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: Troy Denning (Part 3/3)

Tattoo Age: Troy Denning (Part 3/3)

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?

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

Freddy Corbin – Tattoo Age – VICE – 4 of 4

Freddy Corbin – Tattoo Age – VICE – 4 of 4

FREDDY CORBIN: I tell them the story, you know, well, I did my brother’s funeral here, and I got married, and I’m having a baby, so I’m kind of coming back for good juju for his birth and stuff like that. And they just got it. They’re way into thinking like that. You know what

Tattoo Age: Valerie Vargas (Part 1/3)

VALERIE VARGAS: I didn’t like being different at school. I don’t think any kid really, actually fully enjoys being different at school. I’ve got a really old drawing that I did of my mom when I was like 10 or 11. That’s pretty cool. Where the fuck did I put it? I hope I didn’t

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