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.

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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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The Kurt Fagerland Interview

May 3rd, 2012 by Kevin -

       

If you visit the website on a regular basis, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the work of Kurt Fagerland. I met Kurt years ago when he first moved to Atlanta, and I’ve always been a fan of his work. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Kurt about what he’s been up to, his tattoo work, his VW and some unusual projects he’s working on.


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Artist Interview: Kid Kros

December 13th, 2011 by Julene Huffman -

       

It was Kid Kros‘ color work that caught my eye, at least initially. After learning how strongly his background in graffiti ties into his love for lettering, it’s safe to say I will probably always keep tabs on this Croatian tattooer. It’s amazing how many artists I would never be exposed to without the internet.

Of course, Kid was a bit of an internet phantom when I first came across his work–a man without an active internet presence can be rather tough to get in touch with. Thankfully, he’s since gotten onto  Facebook and was kind enough to grant us with an interview.

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Artist Interview: Joey Pang

November 8th, 2011 by Julene Huffman -

       

Traditional Chinese and Japanese tattooing intimidate me; the sheer amount of historical knowledge required to even play at being more than a casual admirer is a lot to process in a single sitting.

When the opportunity arose to interview Joey Pang, one of the most well-versed artists tackling Chinese calligraphy as it translates in tattooing, I knew I had to seize the chance to risk looking stupid in the hopes she could enlighten me on such a broad topic. Read on to learn more about her approach to translating traditional calligraphy to skin, her continuing schooling in the subject–as well as a nice breakdown on a variety of–and you’ll have to excuse the use of such a non-PC term–’Asian styles’.

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