A day late and a dollar short, but we’ve compiled a brand new tattoo video round up to ring in the new year. We hope you all had a happy holiday season, celebrating with your families and taking some much needed time off, but it’s a new year and we’re off to bigger and better things. In this installment, we take a look inside the life of Champion Grubbs of Guru Tattoo in San Diego, take a look at a music video homage to tattooed females, watch as Mike DeVries demonstrates inkjecta machines and much, much more. Enjoy!
One of San Diego’s most prestigious tattoo studios is the critically acclaimed Guru Tattoo. With 12 artists on board, there is never a shortage of world class talent to tackle any style you can imagine. Champion Grubbs, who has been tattooing for 13 years, is the subject of this mini-doc. A compelling and well done video that chronicles his tattoo journey from the beginning of his tattoo career to his move to the west coast.
Mike DeVries, an award winning tattoo artist out of MD Tattoo Studio in Northridge, CA, has been a longtime supporter and endorser of Inkjecta Tattoo Machines. Clearly, with such high caliber artists supporting these machines, Chris Cashmore and Inkjecta must be doing something very right. Watch as Mike tattoos and talks about the features that come with his inkjecta machine, and why he feels they are the best rotaries on the market.
Henry Hate, who made a name for himself tattooing the likes of the late Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty, and Boy George and others, originally started his tattoo career practicing on a leather boot. In this video, Hate talks about his experience with celebrities, the prestige of tattooing on high quality Oliver Sweeney leather shoes, and how his career has come full circle.
London Reese, who hails from Vatican Studios in Orange County, CA, has emerged as a talented and in demand tattoo artist for his vivid color saturation and ability to handle photo realism with extreme precision. his recently launched youtube channel shows off some of his techniques and philosophies when it comes to his tattooing and passionate devotion to art. It’s more or less a timelapse, but always cool to watch London work.
The Breaking Bad series achieved a global popularity that few shows or movies have ever realized. Naturally, this spawned a flurry of Breaking Bad related tattoos. Specifically with Walter White, the polarizing anti-hero, many have attempted to tattoo his face, but few have made it look true to the character. Chris Block, a tattooer out of Germany, demonstrates his black and grey skill with a flawless Walter White portrait in another tattoo timelapse.
It goes without saying, but this is not the greatest song in the world, rather closer to the opposite. In any case, we figured we’d end the round up on a novelty note; a cheesy rap video with tons of scantily clad, tattooed ladies. Take it for what it's worth.
Until next week! Thanks for watching!