SullenTV presents Tattoo Topic. In this episode we ask tattoo artists: “Do you use numbing products on your tattoos?”
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Charlie Cartwright was born in Anaheim, CA. Charlies specializes in Black and Grey. He is the owner of Good Time Charlies Tattoo studio in LA and has been tattooing for over 35 years with artists such as Jack Rudy.
London Reese- “I am merely a man; suffocated by art.” London is a southern California native who loves life and all of the art in it. He is a self-taught tattoo artist. He did his first few tattoos in 2006 while studying art in college. He began tattooing full-time in 2008. Graphic realism and illustrative tattooing have become his main interest and focus in his work.
Corey Miller – is a tattoo artist and television personality. He began tattooing at the age of 15. He is the owner of a tattoo shop in Upland, California called Six Feet Under. He was one of the core tattoo artists on the reality television show LA Ink. Miller specializes in black and gray portraits and dragon art influenced by traditional and classic styles. He is also known for his freehand work and his talent for drawing directly on the skin without any stencils.
Johnny Quintana was born on April 6, 1979 in San Bernandino, California. His family then moved to Guanajuato, Mexico, where he lived for the first ten years of his life. Most of Johnny’s early works and drawings reflect the colorful and diverse Mexican culture: Art became his constant outlet for expression.
Mario Rosena: Co-owner of Art Junkies and creator of Stencil Stuff. Some call Mario a ‘Mad Sentience’ Mario is always thinking of ways to improve himself as an artist and has changed the entire tattoo industry. Mario’s Stencil Stuff products have forever changed the way every tattoo is done today. Mario has been tattooing for the past 10 + years.
Freddy Negrete was incarcerated in the CA Correctional system for most of his teen years. While imprisoned, he began to apply considerable drawing skills to tattooing other inmates, using hand poke or home-made tattoo machines fashioned from cassette player motors, guitar strings and batteries. Upon release he became the first professional Chicano tattoo artist. Freddy also featured in the movie Tattoo Nation.
Jeremiah Barba Tattoos at Outer Limits Tattoo Long Beach, CA. Specializing in the Dark Art style. Has been Tattooing for over 14 years. Has one over 60 awards from conventions all over the world. Also been featured in the industries best tattoo magazines.
Abey Alvarez – Born in East LA and raised in Pomona, California, Abey has a family of three kids and his girlfriend. In his twenties, Abey managed to end up in prison, and that’s when it all started. His celly, Beto, from East LA, introduced him to tattooing. Abey now works for Lowrider Tattoo specializing in Black and Grey Realism.
Mike DeMasi: Tattoo Artist at Art Junkies Tattoo Studio. Yoda, the nickname awarded by some of Mike DeMasi’s closest friends. Mike would argue this statement that he is still the student trying out new things, trying to make himself better, but one does not give yourself the title of master, it is your peers that do. Mike currently tattoos at Art Junkies Tattoo Studio.
Jasmine Rodriguez: born and raised in Yonkers and for the past 16 years has been earning a living tattooing in the Bronx. At 15, she begged the owner of Champion Tattoo for a job. Eventually she was hired as the shop runner, and eventually apprenticed with the owner. This rising star prides herself in her artistic versatility and the ability to ink a complex tattoo in a short period of time. She’s known for her neo-traditional art and her elaborate script writing.
Big Gus: was born and raised in the streets of Los Angeles. Big Gus’ mother gave him his first set of paint brushes at the young age of 5 years old. He began tattooing at the age of 14. He started tattooing professionally at age 22 and has become world renown for his specialty; black and grey photorealism. His work has garnered over 300 awards and he has a two year waiting list at his Southern California studio, Art Junkies. His art can be seen on the Sullen clothing line.
Allan Rivera has been tattooing for 7 years, and his talents range from portraits and black and grey fine line tattooing, to Japanese traditional and full color custom work. Allan Rivera owns and operates Renaissance Studios with close friend Joe Diorio.
Ryan Mullins has been tattooing since 2010 and he has already inspired and motivated Tattooer’s and Painters from around the globe. Living a drug free Straight Edge lifestyle his hard work and dedication to his art is definitely reflected in the amazing drawings and paintings that he produces.