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Before you ask me for an apprenticeship....(updated version)

The original version of this article was written in 2009, at the time I was getting asked for apprenticeships all the time, usually via email, usually by people who clearly were not in love with tattooing. 3,449 more words

Tattoo Stuff

Sharpening the pencil

For a long time now I have been answering the question “how long you been tattooing?” By saying “15 years”, I said it without thinking, and without really counting. 1,054 more words

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Gift Horses and their mouths

An old zen story goes like this:

“There was once a man who loved his horse more than anything on earth (not that kind of love you sickos), it was some kind of thoroughbred and he loved this thing to the exclusion of everything else.

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Buddhism And Life

How to use reference without stealing pt.2

In almost any art form directly copying another artists work, particularly if said artist has a distinctive look to their work, is considered wrong and a sign that the copier has both a lack of creativity and scruples. 1,552 more words

Tattoo Stuff

How to use reference without stealing pt1

When getting critiqued most of us hear “you should use reference “, its right up there with ” needs more black” in the advice you will hear the most. 1,790 more words

Tattoo Stuff