Artist Interview: Orrin Hurley

March 29th, 2011 by Julene Huffman -


We have been fans of Orrin Hurley‘s work for a while now. His impressively versatile portfolio showcases not only a wide variety of themes and styles, but a willingness to approach each tattoo with enthusiasm and the desire to help it “be all it can be.”

There’s nothing wrong with having your niche and sticking to it–but that’s just not Orrin’s style. And, one of our favorite things about him. (Sweet Southern accent and wicked sense of humor aside, that is.)

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Artist Interview: Jakub Settgast

March 15th, 2011 by Julene Huffman -


I don’t know if there’s an easy way to write an intro for this interview. There’s a lot to say about Jakub Settgast–from the first time I saw his work, I knew I had to interview him. And boy am I glad we did, and hopefully he is too… despite some of his very candid answers.

Photo by Bjorn Lexius

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The Josh Duffy interview

March 9th, 2011 by Kevin -


Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Josh Duffy of MD Tattoo Studio. I didn’t have a formal list of questions to ask Josh, we merely just sat down and let the conversation go wherever it went. During the conversation, Josh talks to us about his style of tattooing, some of his favorite conventions, what it’s like to tattoo in Southern California, and he explains how he knows Jim Sylvia.

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Artist Profile: Esther Garcia

February 23rd, 2011 by Julene Huffman -


There’s no two ways about it: Esther Garcia is a total badass. Not in the “take your milk money and send you home crying to your Mommy” way (though I wouldn’t rule it out). No, it’s more a feeling of, “damn girl, please make renditions of classical paintings on MY body!”

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Artist Profile: Seth Ciferri

February 10th, 2011 by Kevin -


When Seth Ciferri agreed to do this interview, I had no doubt that it would be something else. As you continue to read this, I’m sure you’ll agree Seth did not disappoint.

I’m going to end the intro at that, and let you read more about Seth, his work, the new shop, and some of his thoughts.

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Artist Profile: Scott Trerrotola

January 5th, 2011 by Julene Huffman -


If you visit Tattoo Snob daily (like you should!) you’re already familiar with the work of Scott Trerrotola. While most of our previous posts featured Scott’s vibrant colors, his black and grey portfolio should not be overlooked. In our continuing effort to highlight the best in the business–especially those that have gone previously unrecognized–we present to you: Scott Trerrotola.

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Featured Artist: Paul Marino

September 23rd, 2010 by Julene Huffman -


The funny thing about running a tattoo blog is the sheer number of people you see on here that I find by accident. I found Paul Marino‘s work originally after playing a game of “who’s that in your Top 8?” on several tattooers’ Myspace profiles. The first tattoo of his I remember seeing was this Young Frankenstein piece – but it certainly wasn’t the last one I took note of.

After posting a handful of tattoos from Paul, I realized I needed to take it a step further. He took the time to answer a few of my questions so we could all get to know him a little bit better.

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