North America

Featured Artist: Will Card

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Will Card (insta @willcardltd)…. Currently tattooing at Saints & Sinners in Dallas, TX…
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1.Where are you from??
El Paso, TX
 
2. Where do you currently live??
Dallas, TX
 
3. Where did you get your first tattoo?
Diablo Graphics in Texas. I was 17 yrs old, sketched out a devil head and got it on my shoulder blade.
 
4. How did you start tattooing?  How long have you been tattooing?
I’ve been tattooing for 13 yrs. Started out as a homeless street artist in Dallas. One of the guys from the crew took me in and he had a tattoo machine. I started tattooing out of his house and eventually got a spot at a shop. This is not a recommended method just happened to be my path.
 

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Featured Artist: Cris Cleen

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Cris Cleen…. Currently tattooing at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn, NY…

1. Where are you from?? i’m from the midwest originally but spent, up until recently , my whole adult life in California.

2. Where do you currently live?? i currently live and work in Brooklyn , New York.

3. What Made you Want to Get your First Tattoo?/When did you first become interested in getting tattooed? i remember wanting to get tattooed and be heavily tattooed as soon as i was old enough. after getting the first one and seeing the inside of a tattoo shop and the designs, i knew i wanted to be a part of it. i wanted to live in it and dive into the strange mystery of those images.

4. Where did you get your first tattoo? i got my first tattoo when i was 18 in California on my leg of a logo i drew for a punk rock band that i never got going. haha

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Featured Artist: Pauly Lingerfelt

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Pauly Lingerfelt….Currently tattooing at Downtown Tattoos in New Orleans!
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Photo credit: Johnny Gembitsky/Posted by Pauly on Instagram @paulylingerfelt

1. Where are u from??
I was born and raised in New Orleans,Louisiana.
2. Where do you currently live??
I currently live in New Orleans Louisiana.
3. What Made you Want to Get your First Tattoo?/When did u first become interested in getting tattooed?
I always wanted to get tattooed. From as early as i can remember. Lots of my family members had tattoos so i always envisioned i’de get them.
4. Where did u get your first tattoo?
I got my first tattoo at my friend Nina Nichols bedroom when i was 16.
5. How did you start tattooing?
 I started tattooing at a shop called Hubba Hubba. My mentor was Patrick Cox. We became friends threw him tattooinlingerfelt_pauly_artist_traditional_black_blackgrey_bicycle_psychedelic_drugs_neworleansg me and a mutual interest in antique collecting.
6. When you are not tattooing, how do you like to spend your free time?
When im not tattooing i like to spend my free time wilding out at shitty bars to good jukeboxes and generally enjoying my deep and heavy romance with New Orleans.

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Featured Artist: Baylen Levore

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levore_baylen_artist_headshotBaylen Levore….
Currently tattooing at Freaks & Geeks in Asheville, North Carolina.
1. Where are u from?? I am originally from a suburb of Houston called Cypress, TX
2. Where do you currently live?? Right now I’m living in Asheville, North Carolina
3. What Made you Want to Get your First Tattoo?/When did u first become interested in getting tattooed? I’ve wanted a tattoo since I knew about them pretty much. I got my first tattoo when I was about 16. Illegally. Ha. And of course its a kanji symbol. I still have it. I don’t think I’ll ever cover it.
4. Where did u get your first tattoo? I got it at some guy’s house. I was very uneducated at the time so I didn’t understand the dangers of doing that!

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