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Fox New Mag's "Tattoo Takeover"
Throughout all this week, Fox News Magazine will feature their "Tattoo Takeover," a special series in which the content on the site will focus on various aspects of tattoos, from artist spotlights to after care to some tattoo history and naturally pop culture today.
And naturally, I'm skeptical, just as I am when any major media outlet (especially Fox, which isn't tattoo friendly) tries to write about the "tattoo trend." On first glance, the typical fodder is all there: the tribalized promo, the celebrity tattoos, the word "tats," and a reality tattoo star, this time Megan Massacre.
However, there are some strong points that are giving me hope for this series. I love that they chose esteemed artist Mike Rubendall as one of their first artist features, which includes a Q&A and a good sample of his tattoo work. He's a great representative of the tattoo community and what the highest standard of tattooing is all about.
I didn't think that I would be a fan of the Guidelines For a Tattoo Virgin but they got Khani Zulu of Zulu Tattoo in LA to offer her advice and she lays it down in a way that gives a good picture of what someone new to tattoo can expect from the process.
As for the history section -- The Origin of Ink: Tattoos Through Time -- they couldn't have done any better than tattoo anthropologist Dr. Lars Krutak, the go-to source for tattoo history. Lars provides an accessible overview of the art, from tattooed mummies to indigenous cultures that still practice the tattoo traditions of their ancestors. I wish this section could've been longer, but consider it a cheat sheet or a jumping point to inspire people to find out more.
We'll be watching how the "Tattoo Takeover" progresses throughout the week, but so far, it's definitely worth a look.
In working on my upcoming Black & Grey Tattoo book, I came across rockin realism in the form of tattoo artist portraits, including Paul Booth, Bob Tyrrell, Jack Rudy, Tim Kern (above), and other greats. And so I had to learn more about the man who pays tribute to these artists with his own skin. Here's the story of Broken from the UK:
Please tell me about your tattoos and who did them.
I have some horror-inspired tattoos from different artists in the 80s/early 90s. But, about 10 years ago, thanks to the internet and increased number of tattoo magazines, my passion for tattoos was re-awakened. Paul Booth and Bob Tyrrell were top of the list, although I never thought for one moment I would ever be tattooed by them. Then in 2005, London started with a new tattoo convention and the following year, I decided to take a chance and email Bob Tyrrell. I knew I wanted a portrait tattoo and horror movie stars were the obvious choice for me, but having seen so many, I wanted something more unique. Then it hit me. Tattoo artists! These guys were creating masterpieces and yet tattooing was still seen as something only criminals, bikers and the lower end of society would get.
So, as Paul Booth was top of my list, I asked Bob to do a portrait of him [shown right]. Ten minutes later, I got a reply and it was all set for the London Convention. It was also very important to me to have Bob tattoo the Paul Booth portrait because they are close friends. With all my portrait tattoos, I have the same philosophy. I think that a close bond with the subject they are tattooing makes for a more personal and unique tattoo. [Also at that convention I met Tim Kern and got a severed wrist tattoo.]
The following month I had decided on getting a tattoo sleeve of tattoo artist portraits. I met Bob in New York and he was more than happy with the artists I had in mind. So, over the next few years, I got portraits of Filip Leu, Jack Rudy and Robert Hernandez, from Bob. Before the Hernandez portrait, I needed to find a suitable artist to tattoo a portrait of Bob. The obvious choice was Robert Hernandez. He was very happy to do it and he ended up doing it at the London Convention 2008, with Bob watching.
Very interesting experience.
He told me he was honored to be part of my project. The following year at the convention, Bob tattooed the portrait of Robert on, with Robert watching. Again, it was a surreal experience, but that made it even more special.
[In between the portraits, another artist who I was desperate to get a tattoo from, was Milosch. His black and grey is amongst the best in the world. In 2008, I planned to set up an appointment with him in the Czech Republic. After emailing him, he told me was doing a convention in the UK and a guest spot at a studio beforehand. When I found out the studio was 20 minutes from my house, I knew it was fate. He created an amazing demon on my calf and we have become good friend