You asked, Dave Tevenal answered

September 12th, 2013 by Kevin -


A while back, we posted an open call for interview questions for Dave Tevenal on Instagram and Facebook. We sent Dave more than 200 questions and he picked his favorites to answer. Those of you whose questions were chosen should get at us in the comments below for your (much coveted) Tattoo Snob sticker.

See also: The (first) Dave Tevenal Interview.

Dave TevenalPhoto by Dylan Stanley

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The Dave Tevenal Interview

September 4th, 2013 by Kevin -


If you follow tattoo or tattooer art online, I can guarantee you’ve come across Dave Tevenal’s work. Last year his Vimeo video went viral in the art world and racked up a bajillion views. I’ve wanted to interview Dave for a while, and I’ve wanted to get tattooed by for even longer. For whatever reason, the stars never aligned in the sky to make either one happen until last month.

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Dave a little over the last few years, and I’m extremely proud of this inter view – not for the website or my own self interest, but  because Dave’s one of the hardest working guys I know.

Dave Tevenal

Photo by Dylan Stanley

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Tattoo Snob Exclusive: Kristel Oreto is fat, tattooed, and stewed

November 12th, 2012 by Kevin -


In the past year Kristel Oreto has moved across the country, had her artwork ripped off by multiple artists, tattooed countless people across the United States, had her art work stolen again (this time on national television), personally spoke to Dave Navarro about being ripped off, and formed a gang of heavily tattooed females.

Last week we were able to catch up with Kristel about everything that’s been going on, and what’s next for here. Click below to read our exclusive interview with her.

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The #TattooFightClub Interview

November 5th, 2012 by Kevin -


Over the past year, Tattoo Fight Club has took over Instagram. Everyone from apprentices to Jeff Gogue are participating, and this is just the start. Tattoo Fight Club goes beyond just an Instagram account. Big things are happening, and they were nice enough to share their big news with us and answer a few questions.

Note: This post is stickied. Check below for new posts. 

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Joey Knuckles answers a few questions about the Once Ridden Art Show

October 30th, 2012 by Kevin -


The Once Ridden Art Show was curated and organized by Joey Knuckles. The event took place at Art Machine Productions back in September, and seemed like a good time. Since the event, we’ve been in touch with Joey and we were waiting for the perfect time to have him answer a couple questions. With the word of the event traveling, and Joey not working due to Hurricane Sandy – the perfect time is now.

The Art Machine Productions Interview

September 27th, 2012 by Kevin -


I initially approached Tim Pangburn about doing an Art Machine Productions feature over a year ago, when the shop was just Tim and two other artists. Actually, it might have been just Tim and one other artist. It was such a long time ago, I don’t even remember. Art Machine Productions now has a new location,  six full time artists, and the 2011 Philly HotList award as the #1 shop in Philadelphia. Oh, how times have changed.

Click below to learn more about Tim and his motley crew of tattoo artists, and check out some of the killer work their putting out.

Tattoo by Kristel Oreto at Art Machine Productions in Philadelphia, PA

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The Xoïl (aka Loïc) Interview

June 21st, 2012 by Julene Huffman -


Trust me when I say you’ll know if a tattoo was been done by Xoïl on sight. His work with the graphic style is distinct; there’s a reason he’s one of the first people to come to mind whenever I talk about a style that’s usually just referred to as ‘Photoshop’.

Keeping with Tattoo Snob’s mission to bring a greater understanding (and possibly, appreciation) of  tattooing worldwide, I think the Photoshop/graphic style is an important one to keep an eye on. This stuff is a far cry from traditional tattooing–and that’s what I like about it. 

Photo courtesy of Tim Georgeson.

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