The latest episode of Marcus Kuhn‘s fabulous tattoo travel series, The Gypsy Gentleman, is now online. This time round he visits Paris (which is in France, for the uneducated amongst you), where he meets up with tattoo legend Tin-Tin, and black and grey specialist Laura Satana.
Marcus explores some of the lesser known sights Paris has to offer, and all 3 tattooers do some very cool skulls inspired by the famous catacombs, which contain the remains of about 6 million people.
This is really cool stuff, I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you want to support the project there are details on how to donate on the website. The next episode will be an hour long special in Japan, which looks to be incredible!
The second installment of the new season of Tattoo Age is now online. I won’t write too much about what’s in this video, but it mainly explores what it is like to work at Frith Street and how the owner Dante has helped Valerie’s career. This is another great video from Vice, I can’t wait to see the final installment next week!
Spike TV have released a trailer or season 2 of their show Ink Master. I had mixed feelings about the first season, it was very frustrating to watch at times, but there were a few great tattooers amongst the bunch. Plus Oliver Peck is awesome.
I wasn’t sure whether or not I wanted to watch this season, then I saw that Jesse Smith was on it, and now I can’t wait. It will probably end up just as cheesy as the first, but hey, it’s reality TV, so what do you expect?
Watch the trailer here, it premieres on the 9th of October.
It has arrived! Episode 4 of the highly acclaimed documentary series The Gypsy Gentleman is now available to watch online, and as always it’s free of charge.
This episode takes place both in San Diego and in Tijuana, Mexico, with Latino tattooers Bill Canales and Rob Benavides joining host and creator, Marcus Kuhn. They visit a couple of very cool and inspiring places, and discuss the influence of Latino culture on modern tattooing. This whole series is by far the best show about tattooing at the moment, displaying REAL tattooing, as well as teaching us a thing or two about tattoo history and it’s influence on the craft today.
Please share the video everywhere you can, this is a project that truly deserves our support and respect. The next episode is in London, which should be AMAZING!
I just watched the final episode of Spike TV reality show “Ink Masters”. The term “reality show” doesn’t seem to be quite appropriate, as it doesn’t really show the reality of tattooing at all. Also, the term “Ink Masters” isn’t quite right either! It was billed as a competition between the 10 best tattoo artists on the planet, to determine who should be crowned “Ink Master”. In reality it was an overproduced, and at times clearly scripted, television show about a few great tattooers, and loads of terrible ones. Thankfully the 3 that made it to the final episode were all pretty awesome, and as such, all of the tattoos made on this show were really great.
If you can stand reading between the usual reality TV nonsense, you can watch the whole series on the Spike TV website, or if you just want to look at the tattoos there is a gallery of every one made on the show. Here ae a few of the tattoos made on the finale.
There’s a few videos I was thinking about posting today, then I saw this and realised it needs sharing asap!
I tend to be fairly sceptical about the quality of tattoo related TV show (for every “Gypsy Gentleman” there is at least one “Ink Masters”), but this one looks to be amazing. I don’t know much about this project, but seriously, just watch the video. I’m sure when you see the caliber of tattooers involved you will get just as excited as me!