What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in October of 2009; I was 26 years old. I guess I got a late start. How did you get into tattooing? I was actually touring as a frontman in a death metal band called Brother Von Doom and was making absolutely no money.
What year did you start tattooing? I started an apprenticeship in the winter of 2000. It was a very short-lived apprenticeship since it ended up closing in about six months. After that, I ended up in a couple other shops working a full-time job and only tattooing on the weekends 'til I found my home at House of Ponchos Tattoos, where I started full-time in 2007.
What year did you start tattooing? In 2007, I was fed to the wolves and baptized by fire. It's been a wild ride and I have never looked back. How did you get into tattooing? I was working as a freelance gig poster and apparel illustrator. I was always a bit of a tattoo collector, and when my work started developing heavy tattoo-related imagery, it all fell into place.
What year did you start tattooing? 1996. How did you get into tattooing? I started for fun. I was 17 and a graffiti artist. I had talent, so some of the older guys in my city asked me to draw for them. Where did you apprentice? I learned on my own. Do you have any special training?
What year did you start tattooing? I started kind of un-professionally tattooing in '98 and then a little more professionally, as in actually in a shop, around 2000. How did you get into tattooing? I got into tattooing basically because of the area I grew up in.
What year did you start tattooing? I graduated from art school back in Poland. Shortly after that I moved to Krakow, where I got the offer from my friend Robert Lypik to work in his tattoo studio drawing projects for some extra money. I started to do it during the nights, after my shifts in a supermarket, and got really into it.
What year did you start tattooing? I've been tattooing since 1999 but didn't get my professional start until 2004. How did you get into tattooing? I was exposed to the tattoo life at a very young age, probably around 12. My older brother and my dad both had tattoos, and my older brother was doing tattoos also.
What year did you start tattooing? It was back in 1987. I did my first tattoo of a kanji character, "love," on my classmate's arm by using a needle that was tied to a bamboo stick. This method is known as tebori—traditional hand-poked tattooing.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing professionally in January of 2010. How did you get into tattooing? I was always interested in the craft but was in school full-time for printmaking, not thinking that would lead me to tattooing at any point.
What year did you start tattooing? 1995. How did you get into tattooing? After I finished art school, I was working at a day center for the homeless in Columbia, MO, and doing part-time freelance graphic design. I became friends with the artists at Dreamcatcher Studios.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in 2005. It definitely wasn't the best way to start and I definitely wish I had some sort of apprenticeship, but I guess working out of people's kitchens and doing tattoo parties every weekend was one way to do it.
What year did you start tattooing? 2008. How did you get into tattooing? For a long time I was working as a shoe-designer at my father's custom-tailoring firm. One day I was drawing a sketch for the next shoe collection, my brother saw it and said that I could be a good tattoo artist.
Ink-N-Iron in Long Beach, CA, is referred to as the "Kustom Culture Festival" for a good reason: It is way more than simply your average tattoo convention. Treated to a string of live performances by bands like lggy and the Stooges, NOFX, and even LBC natives Sublime with Rome, attendees were given three full days of live music while they explored the other offerings of the convention.
Hell City is said by plenty to be "the most anticipated annual tattoo convention." INKED Icon Durb Morrison organizes this event every year, and he does it well. Some go for the stream of entertainment that's lined up, while others go to see big-name tattoo artists.
Ever wanted to go somewhere in which you could get inked by leading tattoo artists while being dazzled by a tattoo beauty pageant and listening to some live hardcore music? Well, with appearances by tattoo artists like Jack Rudy and Ish Schuurbiers, the hosting of the 2013 Ms.
Long Island's United Ink Summer Vibe Tattoo Festival 2013 was all about the ink, with artists traveling from all over the world—like Italy's Michele Turco and Russia's Oleg Shepelenko—just for a chance to show their high-quality skills over the weekend.