Circumstances beyond our control made us delay last weeks video round up, but fret not, we’re back! To round out January, watch videos with Jared Preslar (Lucky Bamboo Tattoo), Jeff Gogue, Myke Chambers, Ty Pallota (Premium Blend Tattoo) and more!
Tattooing for 14 years, Jeff Gogue has emerged as a massively talented and influential artist in the tattoo community. Completely self taught, he networked and absorbed the huge amount of tattoo knowledge and history, Gogue values Japanese tattooing due to it’s rich and deep history, meaning, and complexity. Gogue believes large scale tattoos that flow with the human canvas are the most dynamic and meaningful tattoo journey. “Perseverance” is a series made in conjunction with the Japanese American National Museum.
For over ten years now, Tattoo Artist Magazine has been providing artists and enthusiasts with quality content, informative articles, and spotlighting the best artists in the world. In this preview interview to the latest issue of TAM, Myke Chambers talks about his rough childhood, vagabond traveler ways, and the trials and tribulations he faced before winding up one of the most positive and talented traditional tattoo artists in the world. It’s a beautiful, open and emotional interview that might make you tear up. To quote Crash from TAM, “His story, like all the stories we feature in TAM & TCM, is about celebrating the transformative power inherent in the art & craft of tattooing to leave more than just a physical “mark” on our lives.”
Ty Pallotta is an award winning tattoo artist out of Premium Blend Tattoo in New Jersey. His specialty in color realism and portraiture has earned a reputation as a highly sought after artist and it’s clear that his work speaks for itself. No dialogue here, just an awesome video with a great artist and questionable music choices, but still very well done. For more information about Ty and Premium Blend, read our interview with the man himself.
In this 13+ minute video conclusion, we are shown a unique window into the modern Russian tattoo culture. Throughout the video, five or six different artists talk about virtually all things tattoo; from how they got into tattooing, to their parents’ reactions, styles, placement, social stigma, character, integrity, and almost everything in between. Captivating, engaging, entertaining, and most importantly, with subtitles, this is a great video of a region that we rarely get to see.
There you have it! Until next week!
by Leo Gomon