What year did you start tattooing? 2010. What was your first shop experience like? I tried to get an apprenticeship at quite a few shops; the first shop I got accepted at I had to quit after a day. It was a good shop but they were extremely arrogant and went out of their way to be dicks, mainly to the other apprentice that they had there, so I knew it wouldn’t be long until they directed that kind of attitude towards me.
What year did you start tattooing? I want to say I started tattooing around 2005-2006 just messing around here and there but I didn’t really start taking it seriously until about the year 2007. What led to you opening High Class Tattoo Shop? I worked for this guy for about a year-and-a-half, almost 2 years.
What year did you start tattooing? I started my apprenticeship at 15, but I didn’t do my first tattoo until I was 19. My first apprenticeship was at a predatory street shop that used to advertise in the newspaper in my town. They would take mass interviews every few weeks and hire apprentices in bulk, up to 9 or 10 at a time, then use them for free labor.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing around 1996 in Cuba, but I consider my professional career to have started in 2008. How did you get into tattooing? I’ve always loved to draw, and I attended art school all through childhood in Cuba.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in May of 2010, in Scranton Pennsylvania. I’ve been at it now for just a little over five years. How did you get into tattooing? When I was around 5 or 6-years-old my dad had come out of prison and he had a ton of tattoos on him.
What year did you start tattooing? I started working in shops when I was 19. I started tattooing infrequently when I was 20. I was tattooing full time by the time I was 21. So I think it was in 2008 I started tattooing full time! How did you come to work at Cloak and Dagger in London?
You travel a lot for work, where do you consider home base? I have been continuously on the road since February 2014. I have been living in Las Vegas, NV since 2012. This is where I’m calling home as of now. I’m working at a good friend of mine’s studio “Aged In Oak Tattoo Parlor” during my visits to Las Vegas.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in 2009. I was working as a chef and tattooing on the side, but quickly my passion for tattooing turned me away from wanting to do anything else, and 6 months later I was working full time as a tattoo artist.
What year did you start tattooing? I officially started tattooing in spring of 2010, during my last semester of college. How did you get into tattooing? Like most tattoo artists, I was a good artist on paper and in other media, but wanted something more challenging.
What year did you start tattooing? 1995 You’ve always created art, what made you make the switch to tattooing? I started drawing and painting when I was 9, but when I was a teenager I discovered the world of tattoos and it awakened a curiosity within me that I wanted to learn more about.
What inspired you to open Modern Classic Tattoo with Valerie Vargas? The time was right to start something of our own and build something from the ground up. Your portfolio has an array of Japanese, Western and black and grey tattoos. Which style do you enjoy tattooing the most?
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in 2001. How did you get into tattooing? Well, I was brought into the tattoo industry by my Uncle Max who is also my mentor. What was your first shop experience like? I panicked, and my palms were extremely sweaty!
On the weekend of July 10th tattoo artists and collectors made their way to the Midtown Hilton in NYC for the Empire State Tattoo Expo presented by Inked Magazine. The talent per square inch managed to out do last year’s convention held in Westchester.
The 208 Tattoo Fest took Boise Idaho by storm! The family friendly event showcased the arts in a variety of mediums providing entertainment for patrons of all ages. From the moment they opened until they closed their doors there was something to see, from live tattooing to Evan Lovett’s sharpie back piece art, aerial yoga, artistic pole dancing, belly dancing, music, and a number of fashion shows, this show truly made their main focus the arts.
This year Inkspiration Tattoo Studio owner Ryan Tromp threw the third Sacred Gallery NYC had the opportunity to show off the talent of one of their own as they hosted Camila Rocha's first solo exhibition entitled Recent Paintings. Rocha, who is a tattooist at Sacred, proves that she is as skilled with a brush and paint as she is with a tattoo machine and ink.