SullenTV headed down to Long Beach California for another year at Ink n Iron. SullenTV host Bernadette Macias caught up with a few artist well she was there such as Randy Engelhard, Murran Billi, Remis, Liz Cook, Tim Hendricks and George Mavridis.
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I’m Randy and have been tattooing since August 2001. First I was employed, but since 2005 I’ve got my shop: “Heaven of Colours”. I specialized in colour-realistic-tattoos and I’m widely guided by my role models Boris, Mike De Vries, and Roman Abrego. Since a couple years ago, I attend international tattoo trade fairs and also work as a guest tattoer, f.i. in California, Las Vegas, Australia, Moscow, etc. Therefore, my schedule book is really tight and it might be a little tricky to catch a free appointment, but I can tell you, your efforts will be rewarded ☺”Cheers Randy”
Billi Murran has been tattooing since 2000, born in St. Tropez France in 1973. Since then he has been traveling around the world and been interested in art. “I now have my own studio near Florence, Italy, but have not lost my love for traveling, to be able to attend all the best studios. My style is Realistic, for the past few years I have added a renaissance touch in a modern version. I love black and white but I still have fun using colors. I think that sharing visions and thoughts with other artists provides the knowledge to grow spiritually, technically, and stimulating from new things.”
Remis Tattoo has enjoyed the art of drawing ever since he was an adolescent. Then when he got his first tattoo, a simple initial done on the inside of his arm by his cousin, he was instantly drawn to the idea of applying his art to skin. He like the allusion of the tattoo being a painting and being a part of a persons skin. After that he began to research how to be a tattoo artist. He wasn’t sure if he needed to attend college or courses but he was determined to learn. It was a year after this while he was doing a barman course in Kaunas city that he got an apprenticeship after they saw his artwork. Remis stayed there for 3 years before going to Spain to further his art. At this point in his career he now had about 10 years of experience, a steady clientele list as well as a nice new studio in Dublin, Ireland.
Liz Cook: Artist and tattooer based out of Dallas TX. I work by appointment only out of my own studio Rebel Muse, located at 570 S Edmonds Lane, Lewisville 75067. I specialize in Realism, Portraits, Horror and Pin up style tattoos. Although I’m based out of Dallas Texas, I try to do as many conventions and guest spots as possible, in the states and international. To get an appointment with me give me the ideas for your tattoo, placement, size, as well as any reference material you have. This will help me get a better idea of what you are wanting out of your tattoo and make sure that I’m the right artist for you.
Tim Hendricks is a second-generation artist, taught by his father at a young age. Since Tim was old enough to grip a pencil and ride a surfboard he has been pursuing a life of art and leisure. Tim has been tattooing since the early nineties, he got his start by tattooing in the neighborhood he grew up in during his mid-teens tattooing local hispanic hoodlums and punk rockers. Tim’s lust for life and his continuing pursuit of knowledge, growth and travel combined with his background of a lengthy tattoo career have shaped his style of art into something described as unique and diverse. Now days Tim spends most of his time drawing, painting, skateboarding and surfing away his days and nights, and at the moment is working on some new art involving pin-ups, painting some new large scale mixed medias and building as many tattoo machines that his free time will allow. With a perfect amount of art and tattooing sprinkled upon his luscious life of leisure, he is quite possibly the happiest man he knows.
George Mavridis was born in 1978 in Thessaloniki where he lives up to today. At the age of 18 he began tattooing as an amateur, applying graffiti skills that he earned from his experience. In Piraeus at the year of 1999, he establishes his first tattoo studio, but the urge to make a new one in the heart of Thessaloniki makes him move on after seven months. In 2007 after a successful career of 8 years of non stop tattooing at Mitropoleos Str. 78 he moves to a much bigger and stylish studio at Georgiou Theohari Str. 5-7 where he is based now with his Tattooligans team.