SullenTV presents Tattoo Topic. In this episode we ask tattoo artists: “If you could only have one machine, would it be Rotary or Coil?”
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Ryan Jenkins: Originally from Los Angeles, Ryan has tattooed in major cities across the U.S. including Las Vegas, Houston, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange County. Ryan’s most notable for realism in fine art and reflects in his tattooing.
Tony Linville: People call me Tbones. I started tattooing in 2011 after a two year Apprenticeship in Las Vegas and California. I’ve been tattooing at Goodfellas Tattoo studio in Orange California for the past year. I Love tattooing, it’s taken me all over the world to learn and do art. It’s my passion and my life. I’ve tattooed in countries from the UK to Scandinavia(Norway, Sweden, And Copenhagen) Amsterdam, Germany and some others to name a few. I Specialize in Color Traditional, Neo-Traditional and black and grey. I focus on doing Bold, Bright and Solid tattoos. I paint and draw in different mediums but Water coloring is my favorite. I am an Artist. Cheers.
Rich Pineda: I got my start in tattooing through my friend Jeff Cooper in March of 2010. So I have been tattooing a relatively short time. I absolutely am in love with this art form over any I have done in the past. I have been getting tattooed since I was 15 and have loved it since then. I had a few friends that tattooed when I was growing up and one of them was my good friend Todd Townsend who was like a big brother to me. I always admired what a great artist he was as I was an artist myself and appreciated good work. I never thought that years later I would be a tattoo artist as well.
With Integrity, iron will and perseverance, Ryan Mullins is taking the scene by storm . Tattooing only since 2010 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. Tattooing has become a rite of passage to him and become second nature; he strives for excellence and puts 100% into everything he creates. The heart of a lion and his positive attitude has already makes him one of the elite group of artist that will surely influence many for years to come.
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.
JJ Sawyer: Owner of the Players Club Tattoo Parlor in Huntington Beach, CA.
Isaiah Negrete: Son to Freddy Negrete, works at Shamrock Social Club in Hollywood, CA.
Tattoo ISH: born on a small Island in the Caribbean called Curacao. This Island is part of the Netherlands Antilles, which is a Dutch Colony from the country Holland. Only have a couple years under his belt; ISH is a self-taught Artist. His Artistic Foundation transcends from various forms of Education, Culinary Arts, Architecture education, Surreal Art, Digital Art, Airbrushing and many more. Ish has also studied the techniques of Salvador Dali, Rembrandt, DaVinci and Micheal Angelo among many others. For now his true calling lies in the Art of Tattooing. Ish Specializes in realism, either color or Black and Grey. Most of his work is custom, freehand and involves a lot of preparation by the Collectors part and by ISH, as he calls it a “Collaboration by the Individuals involved”
Lyle Tuttle: started tattooing in 1949, at 17 years of age. He is commonly credited with introducing the art to the mainstream and helping legitimize it as an art form. Tuttle got his first tattoo when he was 14, a heart with the word “Mother”. Lyle Tuttle Tattoos, the shop he ran in San Francisco for 30 years, welcomed thousands of clients over the course of its existence. Tuttle effectively retired from tattooing 15 years ago, but he can still be found at tattoo conventions around the world, giving seminars and telling his fantastic stories wherever he goes.