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

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

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: Mutsuo (Part 1/3)

Tattoo Age: Mutsuo (Part 1/3)

CHRIS: I don’t think Mutsuo would ever talk about himself that much. He’s a very unassuming kind of guy. You’d meet him and you’d be like, ah, he’s a really nice, quiet guy. And he’s not a hustler. He’s just really dedicated to tattooing as an artist. He’d learn how to tattoo everything. Kind of

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