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5 QUESTIONS- KELLY SCOTT ORR

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5 QUESTIONS- KELLY SCOTT ORR

We Interviewed California Based Artist Kelly Scott Orr otherwise known as 'Teen Hearts Tattoos' and asked 5 Important Questions... 1)How long have you been tattooing? What was the main reason behind the choice to become a tattooer? I have only been tattooing for 5 years. I got into the industry a little late as I have a graphic design background. I was doing that for 10+ years, working for every band, record label and clothing brand under the sun before I finally realized I wanted to start tattooing. Since the first time I got tattooed the passion to tattoo was always...


5 QUESTIONS - JOEL SOOS

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5 QUESTIONS - JOEL SOOS

We Interviewed Stockholm Based Artist Joel Soos and asked him 5 Important Questions... 1) How long have you been tattooing? What was the main reason behind the choice to become a tattooer?  I’m on my 13th year at this point. I chose tattooing because I was never able to find anything else that was equally challenging and rewarding. Plus it kinda consumes you once you get into it so there’s really nothing else that seems viable as a full time job. 2)What are your influences/who inspires you the most?  Definitely my best friend Judd Ripley. I‘ve stolen everything off him, from his...


5 QUESTIONS- ARTIST AYDEN THOMAS

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5 QUESTIONS- ARTIST AYDEN THOMAS

We Interviewed Australian Based Artist Ayden Thomas and asked him 5 important questions: 1)How long have you been tattooing? What was the main reason behind the choice to become a tattooer? I’ve been tattooing full time for 4 years and I started because a friend Lauren Melina got me into it and helped me get my first apprenticeship. That lasted 9 months and i quit. After that I moved to Canada and just worked on my painting/drawing. One year later I moved back to Australia and got my next apprenticeship at bloodlines ink where I still work now.  2)What are your influences/who...


5 QUESTIONS- ARTIST MIKE MENDES

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5 QUESTIONS- ARTIST MIKE MENDES

We Interviewed Toronto Based Artist Mike Mendes and asked him 5 Important Questions: 1)How long have you been tattooing? And what was the main reason behind the choice to be a tattooer? 10 years. I can't do anything else. Makes me think about this old boxer interview where he gets asked what he'd be doing if he wasn't boxing and his answer was "Probably robbing your house". Life before tattooing was a dead end for me. 2) What was your journey to your current style? Who inspires you? I completely respect classic traditional tattooing, and could happily tattoo it for the...