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English, Arts, 238 seasons, 267 episodes, 6 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes
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Jake Meeks' mostly weekly tattoo podcast answering viewer questions, interviewing artists and waxing philosophical to promote better tattooing and more informed collectors. He is often joined by fellow tattooers, artists of other mediums, professionals in other fields and collectors. We hope you enjoy! Also, we offer courses from artists on the show at firesidetattoo.com if you are interested! Thanks for supporting our show!
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"Money! How Does That Work?!" A Practical Finance Panel | Mindset Monday | Fireside Chats! EP 280

We’ve got something exciting for you today! The Inside Fireside Tattoo Club hosted a panel discussion focusing on finance and money management tailored for tattoo artists. Originating from our popular Mindset Monday conversations, this particular session delves into topics such as passive income opportunities, strategies to supplement tattooing income, savings tactics, and beyond.  We really tried to gear the conversation towards people who are just starting to think about their long term finances and aren’t sure where to start. So this is more of a conversation to get you on the right track and looking into resources that will help you get started making better financial decisions. Disclaimer: The information provided during this talk is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial advice. We are not licensed financial advisors, and any financial discussions should not be construed as personalized financial advice or recommendations. We encourage you to consult with a qualified financial advisor or professional before making any financial decisions. We disclaim any liability for any loss or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, arising from reliance on the information provided during financial conversations. Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get  10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
5/15/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 54 seconds
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Side Hustle Gone Wild! | Thom Bulman | EP 279

Check Out the Deep Dive On FiresideTattoo.com: https://www.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-library/side-hustle-gone-wild-thom-bulman-ep-279~29247 After COVID and the world had shut down Thom, a 17 year tattooer, was struggling to figure out where he was in tattooing. Between making custom shoes and not not knowing when tattooing might freeze up again he felt like he had to make some real decisions. In this interview he shares his journey of transitioning from tatt slanger to full time sneaker smuggler, reflecting a trend of artists exploring new career paths.  From hobby to business, Thom navigates challenges in scaling up, including outsourcing production to China and tackling legal issues like licensing and cease and desist orders.  He also emphasizes the importance of delegating and hiring the right team to support business growth, envisioning a recognized brand in the custom shoe market. Thom also discusses the creative process, challenges faced by major brands like Nike, and his vision for the future of his company We hope you enjoy this exceptionally wide ranging conversation.
5/8/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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Urgent vs Important: The Tattooer's Struggle | Inside Fireside | EP 278

This is a sneak peak of what you can find in the Inside Fireside Tattoo Club. We’ve curated this particular conversation because we think it exemplifies one of the pillars of what the group is trying to achieve as a whole. Creating conversations and provoking discussions that help tattooers get out of their own head and into their careers to make progress. Groups like ours have started to appear more regularly as tattooing has grown year after year. It’s clear that support, community, and education is much needed in order to keep tattooing moving forwards and evolving into a proper industry. We really hope that you enjoy this conversation and get as much out of it as the members who were a part of it. And if you’re interested in learning more check out the links below. We hope that you come join us in trying to make tattooing better than we found it! You can Find the Deep Dive for this video here: https://www.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-library/urgent-vs-important-the-tattooers-struggle-inside-fireside-ep-278~29243 Timestamps: [00:00] Opening Salvo [02:04] The Cost of Discounting YOURSELF [11:33] The Purpose of The Decision Determines The Effect [17:37] Your Creativity Is Not Just Art, It's the Whole Package [22:52] You Can Do Anything, But You Can't Do Everything [27:01] The Power of Thinking in Timelines [33:22] The Magic of Thinking Big [36:56] Tattoo Industry Education Needs an Upgrade [42:14] Theory Of Constraints & Setting Expectations [45:08] Finding Ways to Give Back to The Industry [48:09] Having Multiple Voices In Education Is Necessary [56:00] Having A Support Group Is Crucial, And The Idea of Letting Go [1:00:42] Projects Vs Pieces, and The 80/20 Principle [1:05:21] Catering To A Higher End Client Without Losing Creative Control [1:08:11] Everyone Feels That Way All the Time In Tattooing… It Sucks, Let’s GO! [1:12:03] If You Have "Priorities" Then You Have No "Priority" [1:14:41] Creating A Small Team To Support Your Weaknesses [1:19:34] Interested in Inside Fireside? Come Check us Out   Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get  10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
3/20/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Mentor's Role for Apprentice Success | Kurt Jacobsen

Join Tattoo Tips Tuesday for FREE! https://www.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-library/tattoo-tips-tuesday~29102 Tattoo Apprentice's Toolkit https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-apprentices-toolkit Tattooers Toolkit https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/tattooers-toolkit The current landscape of tattooing is inundated with a surge of new and untrained tattooers, facilitated by the accessibility of resources like YouTube tutorials, Instagram, and online courses. The once formidable barriers to entry have crumbled, resulting in a heightened demand for mentors. But what does it mean to be a mentor? What does it look like to give someone a good apprenticeship? This brings us to a conversation with one of our esteemed mentors, Kurt Jacobsen, a cherished member of the Fireside Tattoo Network. In this article, we delve into Kurt's perspectives on the significance of apprenticeships, the qualities of a commendable mentor, and the nuanced disparity between knowledge and understanding in the realm of tattooing. Check out the Deep Dive Page at https://www.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-library/the-mentors-role-for-apprentice-success-kurt-jacobsen-ep-277~29189 Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
2/7/202454 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ahoy Wealth! Tattoo Pirates Hoisting the Flag of Financial Freedom | Ryan Roi | EP 276

Check out the Deep Dive Page on Firesidetattoo.com: https://www.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-library/ahoy-wealth-tattoo-pirates-hoisting-the-flag-of-financial-freedom-ryan-roi-ep-276~29185 In the dynamic world of tattooing and artistry, financial literacy is often overlooked. And while being a pirate is all well and good, hoarding your cash in a box under your bed isn’t exactly going to help you with retirement. However, Jake has brought on Ryan Roi to shed light on the transformative power of coaching and sound money management practices. This interview unveils crucial insights into why being financially savvy is a game-changer for tattoo artists and how coaching can be the catalyst for this transformation. Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get  10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
11/29/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 29 seconds
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What Makes a Great Tattoo Apprenticeship? | Tim O'Connor | Ep 275

Join us in the  Inside Fireside Tattoo Club https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/inside-fireside Apprenticeships are a hot topic in the tattoo industry, often emphasized for aspiring artists. While many have valuable insights into this process, there's a facet that tends to fly under the radar but holds significant weight – mentorship.  Strangely, it's one of the least discussed subjects in the tattoo world, likely because it demands substantial time, effort, and comes with a hefty dose of responsibility. Consequently, many seasoned tattooers are hesitant to take on this vital role. This week, we sit down with Tim O'Connor of Ten Thousand Foxes in Queens, New York to take a deep dive into his apprenticeship process. Along the way, we detour into his affection for coil machines and a handful of other topics that you won't want to miss. Keep up with Tim at the links below: https://www.10kfoxesqueenstattoo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/10kfoxes_queens https://www.instagram.com/toc_tattoo Check out the Deep Dive Page on Firesidetattoo.com: https://www.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-library/what-makes-a-great-tattoo-aprenticeship-tim-oconnor-ep-275~29184 Check out our Tattoo Courses for all skill levels Tattoo Apprentice's Toolkit https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-apprentices-toolkit Tattooer's Toolkit https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/tattooers-toolkit Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get  10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
11/29/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 16 seconds
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Trials of a Tatttoo Machine Builder| Neuma 5 With Carson Hill

Check out the full Deep Dive page for this episode at: https://www.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-library/trials-of-a-tattoo-machine-builder-neuma-5-with-carson-hill-ep-274~29180 Carson Hill is a real pioneer in tattoo machine technology. Since he has turned his attention to pen style rotary tattoo machines, and we are all better because of it. In today's episode, we talk about his latest and best iteration, the Neuma 5. Unlike many large tattoo machine manufacturers, Carson works daily with his machines and communicates regularly with the artists who use them. Because of this, he is able to really pin down improvement points and make significant changes quickly. During our conversation, Carson and I talk about the issues that arose in previous versions of the machine and how he and his team went about correcting them. Enjoy! Also, you can get 10% off the Neuma 5 or any other machine with the code "Fireside" Here's the link: https://neumatattoo.com Join us in the Inside Fireside Tattoo Club: https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/inside-fireside You can also get discounts on the other supplies you are already buying and support Fireside at the same time at the links below: Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
10/25/202347 minutes, 40 seconds
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Translating Graffiti Writing To Tattoo Composition | King Ruck

Check out the Deep Dive Page on Firesidetattoo.com: https://www.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-library/from-bad-apple-to-tattoo-royalty-king-ruck-ep-274~29179 [09:57] “I would Just grab a marker, and start drawing on someone. Being a graffiti artist and a heavy visual illustrator, it just made it real easy for me to do that” — King Ruck Tattooing on skin demands a unique understanding of values, highlights, dramatic shadows, and other elements that set it apart from traditional art forms. The abstract shapes, structural elements, and compositional techniques of graffiti bring a distinctive flavor to tattoo design. This fusion of two art forms enriches the tattooing process, offering a unique perspective that traditional drawing backgrounds may not provide. The experience of working with diverse layouts, such as tall walls, narrow spaces, and different shapes, in graffiti art, can prove invaluable when designing large-scale tattoos. The compositional skills acquired in the world of graffiti might not seamlessly translate to the art of tattooing, but they can definitely give you an advantage early on. Even if you aren’t a Graffiti writer yourself, taking time to study these designs might be beneficial. Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
10/9/202354 minutes, 11 seconds
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Creatures, Acrylics and Pop-Ups?! Oh My! | Tom Strom & Jackee Sandelands

Can't get enough Fireside? Take it to the next level. Join the Inside Fireside Tattoo Club https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/inside-fireside and Tattoo Tips Tuesday https://www.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-library/tattoo-tips-tuesday Huge thanks to Tom Strom and Jackee Sandelands for taking the time to share their art brains with us. You can keep up with them at https://www.artoftomstrom.com/ https://sandelandspaintings.com/
9/13/202355 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tattooing Through a Painter's Eye | Chris Dingwell EP 271

Chris Dingwell has been tattooing a long time. Chris Dingwell has been painting a long time. In today's episode, we sit down with Chris to discuss his approach to tattooing and how painting and other fine art mediums have molded him into the tattooer he is today. Enjoy! Join Chris at the Paradise Tattoo Gathering October 12-15, 2023! https://tattoogathering.com/ Join us in the Inside Fireside Tattoo Club https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/inside-fireside Or simply sign up for Tattoo Tips Tuesday! It's free! https://www.firesidetattoo.com/tattoo-library/tattoo-tips-tuesday~29102   Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
8/23/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 46 seconds
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Are Tattooers Losing Control of Tattooing? | Carson Hill

Tattooing has obviously been through an incredible period of growth over the last couple of decades. But at what cost? As large corporations and investment groups buy their way into our industry and gain influence, the tattooers, artists and innovators who contributed so much to this craft get swallowed up or drowned out. In today's episode, we sit down with a true innovator from the tattoo community, Carson Hill, to discuss this topic. Enjoy Join the Inside Fireside Tattoo Club! https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/inside-fireside Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
8/16/202345 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tattooing Through the Decades | JD Crowe | EP 269

7/19/202353 minutes, 20 seconds
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Is it Worth the Trade-off? Coil Tattoo Machine Talk with BJ Johnson (Soba One) | EP 268

See You at the Paradise Tattoo Gathering. Sign up below https://tattoogathering.com/ Join us in the Inside Fireside Tattoo Club https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/inside-fireside The rotary machine craze came fast. In fact, if you began tattooing in the last 10 years, there is a good chance you have never used a coil machine at all. In today's episode we talk with long-time coil machine builder and co-founder of the super popular "Workhorse Irons", BJ Johnson (Soba). BJ is best known for his Mini-Rusto liners and Pilot shaders which were (and are still) used by thousands of tattooers ( including me!) We discuss the rotary revolution, why and how it took place, pros and cons of both rotaries and coils, and try to answer the question "Is it worth the tradeoff?" Enjoy!  
7/5/202343 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Cartridge Dilemma | Cooper | EP 267

5/31/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 38 seconds
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Tattooing with Purpose Pt 2 |Patrick Paul O'Neil

Today we continue the conversation with Patrick O'Neil. If you haven't listened to part 1 of this interview, make sure to do that first.  
5/17/202353 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tattooing With Purpose | Patrick Paul O'Neil (Pt 1)

Purpose, purposeful, intentional. These seem to be good descriptors for Patrick Paul O'Neil. Patrick is tattooing beautiful, large scale illustrative designs that are carefully thought out and fit the client perfectly. In today's episode, Patrick shares his tattoo experiences and how they helped to form his approach to his own work. This is the first part of a 2 part series so be sure to check back next week for part 2
5/10/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tattoo Like a Painter | James Hall | EP 265

The traditional tattoo approach of lining, shading and coloring (in that order) never appealed much to James Hall (or Jake for that matter). James has spent the majority of his tattoo career moonlighting as an oil painter and it definitely comes across in his tattoo work. In today’s episode we talk about the value of working in other mediums, James’ annual art show focused on encouraging tattoo artists to pick up a paint brush and how to create a studio environment that attracts the clientele you are looking for. Tons of great nuggets in this episode. Be sure to keep up with James at the links below and check out his latest art show "Pixel" if you are in the Austin area. https://jameshallcreative.com/ https://aura4tattoo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jameshallcreative/ Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison’s Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
4/12/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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REGULATORS...Tat Em! | Tattoo Regulations with Ben Shaw

We have all heard about new tattoo regulations coming down the pipeline. It's no longer a matter of if but when these new laws will affect tattooer's day to day lives. With this in mind, it's important to adopt a mindset that views these upcoming changes as opportunities for improvement and potential breakthroughs rather than the more common fear based mindset we tend to default to. In an effort to facilitate that, we sat down with tattooer Ben Shaw who has kept his finger on the pulse of these new laws. Together, we'll break down what tattooers can expect in the coming months and what we can all do to have a greater impact on the lasting results. Keep up with Ben and find tons of useful resources at his discord server https://discord.gg/f32N7CFZ Join the Alliance of Professional Tattooists at https://safe-tattoos.com/about-us Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
3/29/202334 minutes, 15 seconds
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Community Growth And Abundance Mindset | Russ Abbott | EP 263

Russ Abbott is a true innovator in tattooing. He is always looking for a way to find creative solutions to challenges in our craft. Todays, episode was really not intended to be an episode at all. It was a simple "catch up" call between Russ and Jake that they decided to record. After the call, we immediately knew that the topics discussed and opinions expressed would be useful for you guys. Hope you enjoy. You can find Russ at all the links below. Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below!  Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
2/22/202336 minutes, 52 seconds
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Power Supplies and Needle Depth | Aaron Williams | EP 262

Sharpen your pencils and get ready for this deep dive into tattoo gear and technology with Aaron Williams of Tattcom Keep up with Aaron and Tattcom at www.tattcom.us Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison’s Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
1/18/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 12 seconds
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3D Modeling for Realistic Tattooing

Javi Antunez @Javi_TattooedTheory specializes in beautifully rendered illustrative realism in tattooing. He is very well versed in ZBrush and other 3D modeling software and often uses these methods in his tattoo design. In today's episode, we take a deep dive into Javi's tattoo design and thought processes. We discuss tips mixing color accents in black and grey tattoos and even dive into his awesome Bored to Death Club NFT projects. Enjoy! Keep up with Javi at the links below https://www.instagram.com/javi_tattooedtheory/ www.tattooedtheory.com Did you know we have tattoo focused courses, workshops and even a tattoo club? Learn more about them all at the link below https://explore.firesidetattoo.com/fireside-tattoo-network-courses
12/21/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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Smashing Mags | Mattlock Lopes | EP 260

This week we welcome Mattlock Lopes to the show. out of @inkredible_Tattoo_vb We cover a ton of topics in this episode that will surely be of interest to tattooers of all levels.
12/8/20221 hour, 37 seconds
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Pioneering Color Realism | Nikko Hurtado | EP 259

Nikko Hurtado’s impact on tattooing over the last 15-20 years has been pretty extraordinary. In today’s episode, Nikko sit’s down with Jake to discuss his journey, his approach to color realism, his current relationship with tattooing, and much more. We want to give a special thanks to Jagermeister for arranging this interview! Enjoy! Learn more about Jagermeister and Nikko’s chosen charity, "Pauly’s Project" at the link below. https://www.paulysproject.org/ Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison’s Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
10/14/202244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Fine Art Printing for Tattooers

Today's episode is all about the art of printing. As tattooers, we often print stickers, shirts, flash and fine art to sell at tattoo conventions, our shops and online. So we sat down with our friend Jason Leeser to pick his brain on everything we should consider when making or ordering prints. Here are links to some of Jason's favorite printing supplies: Epson Surecolor P900 https://epson.com/For-Work/Printers/L... Favorite Paper Brands hahnemuhle https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/index.... Canson Infinity https://www.canson-infinity.com/en Camera Slide rail for photographing larger pieces https://a.co/d/37OC4JH Contact information for Jason if you'd like to learn more Instagram - @phillyink Email for prints or printing questions: [email protected] Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetat... Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
9/26/202256 minutes, 16 seconds
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Who Gives a Torque About Tat Guns?

Why should we care about torque when it comes to Rotary Tattoo Machines (aka Tat Guns)? Well, today we welcome Carson Hill of Neuma Tattoo back to the show to talk about the role that torque plays in rotary machines. I hope you get some value from this episode. Thanks
7/27/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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Launching Your First NFT for Tattoo Artists Pt 3

In this 3rd and final episode of our Tattooing and NFT series, we dive deeper into the various NFt marketplaces and talk about the moving parts of both launching and buying NFTs. Thanks again to our guests Jason So, Jesse Smith, Frank La Natra and Nick Baxter for sharing their knowledge.
3/25/202227 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tattooing and NFT PT 2

Today we continue our discussion on NFT technology and what it might mean to tattooers. We will dive a little deeper into utility, generative art and some of the problems with NFTs
3/18/202226 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tattooing and NFT Pt. 1

We tattoo artists have all been hearing about NFT, blockchain, crypto and metaverses lately. Every time I turn around, it seems someone I follow is dropping their latest NFT. So, I thought we would put together a series with some of our favorite artists who have some experience in the space.
3/18/202216 minutes, 7 seconds
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Plein Air Painting with Pumas! | Renee Little | EP 256

Our final show from the ParadiseBYOB is also our final show of 2021. We sat down with the incredibly talented artist, Renee Little for a super fun conversation about everything from tattoo cover-ups and building tattoo reference libraries to the dangers of painting with pumas! This is a really entertaining episode, we hope you enjoy it! Thanks for all the support over the years! Don't forget to like, subscribe and comment! Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/reneelittletattoos/ https://www.goldfanggallery.com/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
12/22/202146 minutes, 43 seconds
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Nick Mitchell Wants To Mess Your Face Up! | EP 255

This was a super fun conversation with the incredibly talented, Nick Mitchell (@nickmitchellhatesyou). We sat down with Nick at the recent ParadiseBYOB in Jiminy Peak, MA and discussed all things caricature, tattoo and zombie...how could this one not be interesting? Points for naming the tattooers Nick zombified in this episode. We know you'll get some value out of this one so kick back and enjoy. Thanks for supporting what we do...dont forget to like, subscribe and comment! Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/nickmitchellhatesyou/ https://nickmitchellhatesyou.bigcartel.com/ https://www.instagram.com/seangardnerisawesome/ http://caricature.org/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
12/8/202136 minutes, 36 seconds
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2021: A Space Tattoo Odyssey with Haley Adams | EP 254

We had such a great conversation with Castro Tattoo owner, podcaster, seminar presenter and bad ass tattooer, Haley Adams, who quickly became one of our favorite new friends we met at the recent ParadiseBYOB. We wind through a number of interesting topics in this one so sit back and enjoy! Like and comment below, let Haley know who she needs to have on her show! Check out our latest course and Simplify your design process so you can get to the fun part of tattooing: https://www.firesidetattoo.com/courses/fireside-simplify/ Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get 10% off your order from Raw Pigments with code "fireside" https://rawpigments.co/ Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/haleyadamstattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/CastroTattooSF/ https://www.instagram.com/liveinthecastrotattoo/ https://courses.reinventingthetattoo.com/courses/outer-space-tattoos-and-drawing/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
12/1/202143 minutes, 47 seconds
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Invent Your Own Inspiration! | Jesse Smith | EP 253

We're back to one of our favorite series with one of our favorite artists, Jesse Smith! We filmed this after the recent Paradise BYOB, where Jesse gave his latest seminar (available at https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fireside if you want to check that out). We sit down and talk all about Jesse's history, process and brilliant creation, Carkayous! It wouldn't be Fireside without audio issues, Jesse's mic died so we shared a mic, its not bad, there's so much gold here, just turn it up a notch! Sit back and enjoy, we think you'll like it, Jesse is always awesome! Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fireside Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/jessesmithtattoos https://www.instagram.com/carkayous https://www.instagram.com/loosescrewtattoo https://www.manchess.com/ https://www.markryden.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bugsartwork Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
11/17/202144 minutes, 8 seconds
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Large Scale Like A Champion | Andy Chambers | EP 252

Our latest in the Illustrative Artist Series features one of our favorite tattooers, Andy Chambers! There is a ton of great info in this episode. We hope you enjoy it and pull some knowledge from Andy's process! Let us know your experiences and who some of your favorite illustrative artists are in the comments! Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fire... Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Links for this episode: To find out when the next course is available, signup below: https://link.tsmpro.co/widget/form/5KpglOYbtc3gWbBZsgrd https://www.instagram.com/andechambers/ https://quillandtalon.art/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
9/22/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 38 seconds
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Can a Rotary Feel Like a Coil? | Carson Hill | EP 251

Carson Hill from Neuma Tattoo Machines returns! Put your thinking caps back on, its time for a little bit of a deep dive into the differences between rotary and coil machines and if you can bridge the gap! Ever think about machine center of mass, stroke profiles? We do in this episode! This is the first of a few talks we have planned with Carson so keep an eye out for more in the future. Let us know your thoughts on rotary vs coil and share your experience below! We hope you enjoy this episode! Links for this episode: https://neumatattoo.com/ https://www.paradisebyob.com/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
9/8/202152 minutes, 14 seconds
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3 Days to Smarter Tattooing...hint, it's a process! | Cooper | EP 250

We are really enjoying this illustrative series and hope that you are too! Today we have a real treat with some great knowledge drops from killer artist and good buddy of mine, Cooper. Coop is very much about his process, he's very thoughtful, plans very thoroughly and is extremely process oriented. So, if you're curious about how really high level illustrative style tattooers plan their tattoos out and execute, this is the episode for you. Cooper has a very specific kind of order of operations that he goes through with each and every tattoo and was kind enough to lay it out for us, sit back, take notes and enjoy! Let us know what your process is, how it's similar or different? Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/the_superstition/ https://thesuperstition.com/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
8/25/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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Creating Memorable Narratives | Adam Shaw | EP 249

Adam Shaw is not only an award-winning painter, illustrator, and comic creator; he's also a long-time friend of the show and even longer-time friend of Jakes. There are tons and tons of nuggets in this episode, too many links and tips to list, but we hope/know you'll enjoy watching this episode! We hope you enjoy and remember to like, comment, share, and subscribe! Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/abshaw_figurativeart/ https://www.instagram.com/abshaw_illustration/ https://www.adamshawart.com/ https://www.abshaw.com/ https://x6ud.github.io/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
8/6/202148 minutes, 45 seconds
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Keeping Recurring Themes Fresh | Rich Wren | EP 248

Continuing our Illustrative Tattooing Series this week we talk with one of our favorite and certainly one of the most prolific tattooers, Rich Wren. Rich puts out a lot of great work and always finds ways to keep his subject matter fresh and engaging. There are tons of nuggets and interesting stories in this one, we think you'll enjoy it! Let us know your tips for keeping subject matter fresh and interesting in the comments! Keep up with Rich's work at these links: https://www.writchcraft.com/ https://www.instagram.com/therichwren/ Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fireside Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
7/28/202146 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Apprenticeship Diaries | Amy Nichols | EP 245

What happens when 2 tattooers with podcasts sit down for an episode? Long format! Grab a drink, get comfy and settle in for our chat with The Apprenticeship Diaries Podcast creator, Amy Nichols! Subscribe, comment, and like...but don't be that one guy! Links for this episode: https://theapprenticeshipdiaries.com/ https://www.instagram.com/the_apprenticeship_diaries/ Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com. Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside." https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fireside. Get $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
7/1/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 44 seconds
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Power supply vs Batteries. Pros, Cons and Things to Consider | Carson Hill | EP 244

Battery-powered tattooing has taken the industry by storm lately. In fact, it has happened so fast that many of us have failed to consider just what we might be giving up when we leave our traditional power supplies behind. In this final episode with Carson Hill of Neuma Tattoo Machines, we discuss the considerations tattooers should have when choosing how to power their tattoo machines. Keep up with Carson at https://www.instagram.com/tattooistcarsonhill/ Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fireside Get a $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
7/1/202128 minutes, 55 seconds
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Most Forgiving Machines for Beginning Tattooers | Carson Hill | EP 243

What makes one machine more forgiving than another? What defines a "forgiving" tattoo machine? What factors should beginning tattooers consider when buying their first machine? In today's episode we sit back down with Machine building pioneer Carson Hill to tackle these questions and more. Enjoy! Support us while buying the stuff you need at the links below! Get 10% off the Neuma 4 with code "Fireside" at checkout https://neumatattoo.com Get 10 % off all S8 Tattoo products with promo code "Fireside" https://s8tattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing the Tattoo annual subscription at the link below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fireside Get a $50 discount on TSM Pro automation services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
4/28/202145 minutes, 8 seconds
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From Prison Apprenticeship to Tattoo School | Ryan Grieve | EP 242

There are no shortage of paths that artists find themselves on while pursuing a life as a professional tattooer. Today's guest Ryan (@grievinginktattoo), is proof of that. Ryan has had a journey worth talking about, from homemade machines and guitar string needles and prison mentorships to modern tattoo schools. Don't forget that the best way to support us is by supporting our sponsors. You might as well get a discount while buying the products and services that you need as a professional tattooer, right? Check out today's sponsors below. Get 10% off the Neuma 4 at the link below https://neumatattoo.com/. Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing The Tattoo Subscription below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fireside. Huge $50/mo discount on TSM Pro services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
4/15/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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Which Machine Should You Buy? | Carson Hill | EP 241

Buying a new tattoo machine can be a stressful decision. There are so many choices these days. What are the variables you should consider? Today, we sit down with machine builder Carson Hill to discuss the topic. Enjoy! Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/tattooistcarsonhill/ https://www.instagram.com/neumatattoomachines/ Support us by supporting our sponsors Get 10% off the Neuma 4 at the link below https://neumatattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing The Tattoo Subscription below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fireside Huge $50/mo discount on TSM Pro services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
4/14/202130 minutes, 37 seconds
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What Voltage Should You Run Your Machine At? | Carson Hill | EP 240

We are back with Carson Hill of Neuma Tattoo to discuss machine voltage and power. If you've ever wondered how to determine proper voltage for your tattoo machines, we cover the variables you should consider in today's episode Check out our tattoo focused courses and workshops at the link below https://inside.firesidetattoo.com/ Support us by supporting our sponsors at these links: Get 10% off the Neuma 4 at the link below https://neumatattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing The Tattoo Subscription below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fireside Huge $50/mo discount on TSM Pro services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
3/24/202124 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why Do We Care About Give? | Carson Hill | EP 239

This week we are back with segment two of this awesome series with Carson Hill of Neuma Tattoo Machines. We dive deeper into more information on digital give vs mechanical give and so much more. We hope you enjoy this video. Support us by supporting our sponsors Get 10% off the Neuma 4 at the link below https://neumatattoo.com/ Get 10 % off Guy Aitchison's Reinventing The Tattoo Subscription below https://reinventingthetattoo.com/fireside Huge $50/mo discount on TSM Pro services at the link below https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside_Automation Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
3/24/202138 minutes, 32 seconds
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Unique Colors To Stand Out In The Crowd | Kira Bishop | EP 237

Kira is an Austin-based tattooer with really cool, unique color choices and a traditional approach to some really interesting not-so-traditional subject matter. This was a super fun conversation where we cover everything from how to approach new projects to needle configurations to how to make millions in real estate...we cover it all! Tons of great info here; let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/kirabishoppp https://www.instagram.com/dovetailtattoo https://www.instagram.com/chrisbishop12 https://www.instagram.com/davetattoos Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
3/11/202157 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Trouble with Instagram | Kevin Miller from TattooSnob | EP 236

TattooSnob is one of the best curated and most popular tattoo pages on Instagram. Today we sit down with its founder Kevin Miller to discuss how they built a follower base of 500k, why they started the page to begin with (Kevin is not a tattooer), how they developed such a keen eye for great tattoos, the problems with Instagram, the challenges of migrating followers to other platforms and plenty more. Keep up with TattooSnob at the links below https://www.instagram.com/tattoosnob/​ https://www.youtube.com/TattooSnob​ Links for this episode: Simplify your Tattoo Life with TSM Pro - https://tsmpro.co/a/FiresideLoyaltyn​ (Client Rewards Program) https://tsmpro.co/a/Fireside​ (Overview of TSM Pro services) Reinventing The Tattoo: Tattoo Education Platform Get 10% off at the link below https://bit.ly/2NH4vBX
2/18/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 57 seconds
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Full Back Stencils On One Sheet?! | Andre Malcolm | EP 235

Check out today's sponsor TSM Pro at the link below and get a $50 discount with the code FIRESIDE When we saw how Andre Malcolm was using his large format printer to make full back stencils, we had to reach out to learn more. In today's episode, we talk to Andre about his approach to designing large scale work, his process for measuring and making stencils and much more. You can learn more about Andre and see more of his work at the links below Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/andremalcolm_tattoo/ https://www.andretattoos.com/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
2/10/202157 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Craziest Procreate Brush Set You've Ever Seen! | Brad Wooten | EP 234

Brad Wooten is a mad scientist. His Cyberfluidics brush set created with TattooSmart introduces advanced concepts in digital design and simplifies them to a level that even Jake can understand. If this brush set doesn't spark your imagination...it might be time to find a new gig! Links for this episode: https://tattoosmart.com/products/brush-set-cyberfluidics Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
2/10/202156 minutes, 39 seconds
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P.A.C.T. Tattooers Get Involved! | Alex Eubank | EP 233

We welcome Alex Eubank from PACT, the Professional Association of California Tattooers, to discuss the purpose for the group and their goal that starts with rights and representation for California tattooers but no doubt effects the entire industry. PACTs success will open the doors for more local lobbying and advocacy groups with tattooers and the tattoo industry's best interests in mind. Links for this episode: https://joinpact.org https://linktr.ee/p.a.c.t_official http://www.afdo.org/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
12/28/202040 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tattoo Sisterhood Revolution! | Shelly Dax | EP 232

Sit back and enjoy a great episode with tattooer, author, professor and all-around art entrepreneur Shelly Dax! Shelly is a veteran tattooer who runs Garden of Ink Tattoo Studio and School in Oregon and is currently hosting a number of great, informative and entertaining interviews with her Tattoo Sisterhood Revolution platform. Check out everything that Shelly has to offer and while you're here, give us a like, subscribe and comment about your thoughts! Thanks for supporting what we do! Help support us by checking out this week's sponser... https://www.tattooseo.com/ Links for this episode: https://shellydax.com/ https://tattoosisterhoodrevolution.com/ https://gardenofinktattoo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/shellydax/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
9/30/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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SEO, SEO, Its Back To Work We Go | Tony Sink - TattooSEO | EP 231

In this show, we sit down with Tony Sink from tattooseo.com to discuss what exactly SEO is and how you can use it to help pull in new clients. It may be a while before conventions are able to open in person again but shops are starting to get the greenlight and Tony can help connect you with those stir crazy clients that have been waiting for new work! Links for this episode: https://www.tattooseo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/tattoo_seo/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
9/23/202035 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Fine Art of Tattooing | James Hall | EP 230

Blurring the line between fine art and tattooing has always been a tagline for Fireside since the beginning and today we further blur that divide with tattooer, painter, shop owner, event organizer and all around great guy, James Hall! Tons of art and tattoo talk in this gem, we know you're going to dig it! Be sure to like, subscribe and comment below to let us know your thoughts and ideas! Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/jameshallcreative/ https://jameshallcreative.com/ https://aura4tattoo.com/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
9/16/202049 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tattooing From A World Away | Julia Richey | EP 229

Check out our latest episode as we chat with Julia Richey from way down in Australia about the similarities and differences in tattooing, from apprenticeships to quarantines and a whole lot more in between. We hope you enjoy this episode! Like and subscribe, will ya! Links for this episode: https://www.instagram.com/juliaricheytattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/tattooflashers/ Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
9/9/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 47 seconds
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What's new with Neuma!? | Carson Hill & Ty Pallotta | EP 228

Get out your TI-83 and put your thinking cap on...this one gets techie but oh so good. We welcome Carson Hill, owner of Neuma Tattoo Machines along with our resident machine guru, Ty Pallotta, to get down and nerdy with tech talk. Tons of great info here, its 2 hours but loaded with info. We hope you enjoy! Links for this episode: https://neumatattoo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/tattooistcarsonhill/ https://www.instagram.com/typ.art/ Keep up with us at : https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
8/26/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 39 seconds
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Short Stroke VS Long Stroke Machines | Talking Tech with Ty Pallotta | EP 227

Huge thanks to virtualtattoogathering.com for including us in their most recent gathering. Today's episode with our friend Ty Pallotta (@typ.art) covers all sorts of nerdy tattoo tech talk. Short vs long stroke, standard needles vs bugpins, reading skin trauma, ink characteristics and much more. We would also like to thank our friend Million McGough (@artofmillion) for sending in some great questions. Keep up with us at : https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
8/5/202057 minutes, 3 seconds
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Advanced Sleeve Design | Ande Chambers | EP 226

Today we welcome @andechambers to discuss advanced concepts in large scale tattoo design. We also discuss Ande's ideas on color and several exercises for tattooers looking to develop their skills in an illustrative style. Keep up with Ande at the link below https://www.instagram.com/andechambers/ Keep up with us at : https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/FiresideTattoo/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
7/16/202043 minutes, 19 seconds
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3 Minutes To Better Tattoos? | Virtual Tattoo Gathering 2020 Part 3 | EP 225

In the final part of our conversation from the Virtual Tattoo Gathering, we talk tips, techniques, what the future of conventions could be...and 3 minutes to better tattooing?? Tons of great info here from some truly gifted artists. We hope you enjoy and we look forward to more Virtual Tattoo Gatherings in the future! Keep up with us at : https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
6/24/202032 minutes, 54 seconds
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Deep Diving On Machines and Lube | Virtual Tattoo Gathering 2020 Part 2 | EP 224

In the second part of our episode from the Virtual Tattoo Gathering, we deep dive into machine reviews and other equipment that has been helpful for us and some that weren't so great. There is a ton of useful information here, we hope you enjoy the episode and gain some insight from it. Let us know your setup in the comments! Keep up with us at : https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
6/17/202037 minutes, 47 seconds
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Little Covid Talk, Lot of Tattoo Talk and Capri Sun! | Virtual Tattoo Gathering 2020 Part 1 | EP 223

We participated in the first ever Virtual Tattoo Gathering, it was a great event and perfect way to interact with other artists. More gatherings are planned so head over to virtualtattoogathering.com to see other events and what is scheduled next! Keep up with us at : https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
6/10/202025 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tattoos Have To Hurt | Markus Lenhard pt2 | EP 222

In the 2nd part of my chat with Markus, we pick up right where we left off. This is another great episode with a ton of tips and info including Markus' list for tattooing! Keep up with us at : https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
6/3/202041 minutes, 7 seconds
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Turn Your F#^%* Lines Into Edges! | Markus Lenhard pt1 | EP 221

I first met Markus on an episode of drunkcritique.com and knew he would be great for the podcast. This is the first of a two part conversation where we cover his unique style of bio-mech which leads to a number of interesting topics and tips. We hope you enjoy this show and dont forget to like, comment, and subscribe! 
5/27/202035 minutes, 52 seconds
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Handling Skin Tones Like A Pro | Killian Moon | EP 220

In our final episode from the Space City Tattoo Expo, I mean Tat Con, we have an incredibly insightful conversation with Killian Moon who started in a street shop in Honduras, tattoos around the world and finally landed in the well known Ink and Dagger Studio. Killian drops a ton of knowledge about tattooing abroad, practicing different styles and planning for skin tones, along with a number of other gems. This is a great conversation...we hope you enjoy and remember to like, comment, and subscribe! Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
4/29/202036 minutes, 24 seconds
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YOU Are The Secret Ingredient To Your Success | Shykeim Rashidah | EP 219

We sit down with one of the hardest working guys in the business and the mastermind behind the Space City Tattoo Expo, Shykeim Rashidah. This was a fun conversation as Shy is never at a loss for words although we do catch him off guard momentarily in this episode! We hope you enjoy the show and remember to like, comment, and subscribe! Keep up with us at : http://www.TattooImprovement.com https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://instagram.com/tattooimprovement/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
4/23/202023 minutes, 46 seconds
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Keys To Successful Client Relationships | Sailor Jesse | EP 218

For the last few years, our friend Sailor Jesse has been a traveling tattooer and has held seminars helping other traveling artists have more success. In this episode from Space City Tattoo Expo, we talk a little about his latest seminar and deep dive into the importance of building trust in your clients and how Jesse has been able to accomplish this while always on the move. Conversations with Jesse are always a pleasure and this one is no exception, we hope you enjoy this super informative episode!
4/17/202036 minutes, 57 seconds
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Fresh Out of Apprenticeship...Now What? | Fabz | EP 217

It's been awhile since we've had a newer tattooer on the show so we're super excited about this episode. We caught up with Fabz at Space City Tattoo Expo who recently completed her apprenticeship at Art-i-Facts Tattoo Gallery. It's always great to go through some of the struggles that newer tattooers face and get a view of tattooing and tattoo education from a perspective we haven't had in a long time. There is a ton of great info here for apprentices, mentors and everyone in between. Leave us a comment below and let us know what you are currently working on or struggling with! We hope you enjoy the show! If you find value in our channel, be sure to like, share and comment and most importantly, be sure to support the sponsors who keep us going. Today's sponsor is TattooSEO who are the absolute best source to help you build your ideal clientele. Check out their available plans and get 50% off your first month at the link below. https://www.tattooseo.com/tattoo-advertising-agency/
3/25/202038 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Tattooing Can Change Your Life | Matt Brumelow | EP 216

In our latest episode from Space City Tattoo Expo, we sit down with new friend of the show and yet another badass tattooer from Georgia (it must be something in the water), Matt Brumelow. Matt has a great story on how tattooing has changed his life and provided a positive path for him. We cover a number of topics and drop some useful knowledge along with some laughs. This is a great episode, so sit back and we hope you enjoy it! If you find value in our channel, be sure to like, share and comment and most importantly, be sure to support the sponsors who keep us going. Today's sponsor is TattooSEO who are the absolute best source to help you build your ideal clientele. Check out their available plans and get 50% off your first month at the link below. https://www.tattooseo.com/tattoo-advertising-agency/
3/19/202038 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Coronavirus Affects The Tattoo Industry | Dane Smith | EP 215

Huge thanks to our friends at TattooSEO for sponsoring today's episode. Let TattooSEO help you build your ideal clientele by clicking the link below. Mention that you are a Fireside Subscriber for 50% off your first month. https://www.tattooseo.com/tattoo-advertising-agency/ This episode has it all, from shoe collecting to coronavirus to black and grey to running a supply company and back again. Friend of the show and one of the nicest tattooers around, Dane Smith shares his thoughts on all these and gives some invaluable tips for fellow tattooers and shop owners. Tons of great info here, we hope you enjoy the show! And while you're at it, check out Dane's supply company www.creamtattoosupply.com
3/11/202043 minutes, 12 seconds
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Making Sense of Mixed Styles | Oscar Zornosa | EP 214

Huge thanks to our friends at TattooSEO for sponsoring today's episode. Let TattooSEO help you build your ideal clientele by clicking the link below. Mention that you are a Fireside Subscriber for 50% off your first month. https://www.tattooseo.com/tattoo-advertising-agency/ We are back in Huntsville at the 2020 Space City Tattoo Expo! In this episode we talk with show regular and all around great guy, Oscar Zornosa. The first 10 minutes is all about convention banners and woodworking which leads nicely into our main topic of mixed style tattoos. There is a ton of great info here and some solid tips...we hope you enjoy our conversation!  
3/5/202047 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tattooing Is Hard! | Kelly Severtson | EP 213

Huge thanks to our friends at TattooSEO for sponsoring today's episode. Let TattooSEO help you build your ideal clientele by clicking the link below. Mention that you are a Fireside Subscriber for 50% off your first month. https://www.tattooseo.com/tattoo-advertising-agency/
2/13/202042 minutes, 54 seconds
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Choosing Tattoo Conventions | Cory Claussen & Ryan Tieszen | EP 212

Huge thanks to our friends at TattooSEO for sponsoring today's episode. Let TattooSEO help you build your ideal clientele by clicking the link below. Mention that you are a Fireside Subscriber for 50% off your first month. https://www.tattooseo.com/tattoo-advertising-agency/
2/6/202030 minutes, 58 seconds
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Digital vs. Printed Reference | Million McGough | EP 211

Huge thanks to our friends at TattooSEO for sponsoring today's episode. Let TattooSEO help you build your ideal clientele by clicking the link below. Mention that you are a Fireside Subscriber for 50% off your first month. https://www.tattooseo.com/tattoo-advertising-agency/
2/6/202048 minutes
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Using Your Art Heroes to Create Your Style | Scotty Munster | EP 210

1/12/202029 minutes, 22 seconds
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Finding the Tattoo Shop that Fits You | Jesse Smith | EP 209

12/15/201943 minutes, 7 seconds
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More Research = More Unique Tattoos | Gary Villarreal | EP 208

12/15/201941 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tricks to Build Your Creative Process | Esao Andrews | EP 207

12/15/201946 minutes, 24 seconds
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Using Multiple Instagram Accounts to Build Your Tattoo Brand | Rudy Lopez| EP 206

12/15/201942 minutes, 15 seconds
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Digital Tattoo Tools | Russ Abbott | EP 205

12/15/201941 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Tattooing and Fishing Connection | Matt Driscoll | EP 204

12/15/201934 minutes, 54 seconds
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Fashion Based Tattoo Design | Ryan Ashley | EP 203

10/9/201926 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tips for Great Black and Grey Tattoos | Adam Stoner | EP 202

10/9/201953 minutes, 28 seconds
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Pattern Based Tattooing | Laura Jade | EP 201

10/9/201936 minutes, 22 seconds
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Our Clients Have Evolved | Tommy Altman | EP 200

10/9/201932 minutes, 36 seconds
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Cutting Inks With Vodka | Garrett Rautio | EP 199

Thanks to this week's sponsor GoReminders. Eliminate no shows with Goreminders simple, fully customizable scheduler. Perfect for tattooers! Get 2 weeks free at the link below https://www.goreminders.com/Fireside After you decide it is the perfect scheduling solution for you, enjoy 10% off for life by signing up with the same link.
8/12/201932 minutes, 19 seconds
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Howie Makes Awesome Tattoos...But it Wasn't Always That Way | EP 198

Thanks to this week's sponsor GoReminders. Eliminate no shows with Goreminders simple, fully customizable scheduler. Perfect for tattooers! Get 2 weeks free at the link below https://www.goreminders.com/Fireside After you decide it is the perfect scheduling solution for you, enjoy 10% off for life by signing up with the same link.
8/2/201935 minutes, 56 seconds
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From Tattoo School to Evergreen Invitational | Terrah Wilmot | EP 197

7/18/201920 minutes, 37 seconds
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Tattooing Mixed Styles | Jamy Carreno | EP 196

7/3/201930 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Future of Tattoo Education | Rob Smead | EP 195

6/6/201933 minutes, 44 seconds
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Robyn's Clients Don't Really Want Tattoos | Robyn Pallotta | EP 194

6/6/201928 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tattooing Realism | Poch | EP 193

6/6/201925 minutes
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Testing Tattoo Inks | Jesse Smith | EP 192

6/6/201940 minutes, 6 seconds
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Want to Make Unique Tattoos? | Ulyss Blair | EP 191

6/5/201930 minutes, 51 seconds
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Tattooers Aren't Pirates Anymore | Oscar Zornosa | EP 190

6/5/201936 minutes, 16 seconds
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Efficient Travel for Tattooers | Sailor Jesse | EP 189

6/5/201931 minutes, 25 seconds
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Leaving Your Clientele Behind | Dan Whipkey | EP 188

6/5/201938 minutes, 29 seconds
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Starting a Tattoo Supply Company | Dane Smith | EP 187

6/5/201931 minutes, 28 seconds
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All About Tattoo Removal | Holly & Aaron Della Vedova | EP 186

5/6/201935 minutes, 36 seconds
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How Ink Really Gets Into Skin | Coop | EP 185

5/6/201943 minutes, 1 second
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Large Scale Tattooing | Champ Grubbs | EP 184

5/6/201932 minutes, 7 seconds
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Evergreen Tattoo Invitational 2019 (Plus Special Announcement) | EP 183

5/6/201938 minutes, 29 seconds
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Drawing Angry Animals | Kevin Dickinson | EP 182

5/6/201931 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tribal Tattooing | Rory Keating | EP 181

4/28/201928 minutes, 50 seconds
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Blackwork, Dotwork Specialist Charlie C | EP 180

4/28/201922 minutes, 24 seconds
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Simplify Your Tattoo Process | Fibs | EP 179

4/28/201927 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trusting the Process | Nick Baxter | EP 178

4/28/201916 minutes, 28 seconds
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A History of BioMech | Guy Aitchison | EP 177

4/28/201954 minutes, 49 seconds
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A Tattooers Most Important Quality | EP 176

4/28/201920 minutes, 36 seconds
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Can TattoSEO Help Drive the Perfect Clients to Your Studio? | EP 175

4/28/201926 minutes, 3 seconds
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Stars, Stripes and Tyler Andrews | Evergreen Invitational EP174

3/3/201925 minutes, 34 seconds
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Judge Me! - Taking the Positives From Critiques | Michael McGough | Evergreen Invitational EP 173

3/3/201936 minutes, 55 seconds
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Inspiration and How to Approach Multi-session Pieces | Brady Payton | Evergreen Invitational EP 172

3/3/201918 minutes, 17 seconds
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Acknowledging Your Weaknesses to Strengthen Your Craft | Tommy Altman | Evergreen Invitational EP171

3/3/201927 minutes, 43 seconds
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Light Sources, Focus and Shop Equality | Rember Orellana |Evergreen Invitational EP 170

3/3/201931 minutes, 48 seconds
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Streamlining Your Shop | Nate Laff of Rev23 | Evergreen Invitational EP 169

3/3/201922 minutes, 16 seconds
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Breaking Rules the Educated Way | Corey Bernhardt | Evergreen Invitational Ep 168

9/26/201831 minutes, 21 seconds
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Overwhelming the Flash Book | Rich Wren | Evergreen Invitational EP 167

9/26/201821 minutes, 31 seconds
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Edgar Marquez | Evergreen Tattoo Invitational | EP 166

9/26/201826 minutes, 56 seconds
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Back Pieces, Small Towns, and Appreciating the Pain|Jeff Gogue|Ep 165

Back Pieces, Small Towns, and Appreciating the Pain|Jeff Gogue|Ep 165
4/11/201840 minutes, 50 seconds
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No Introduction Needed: Talkin Needles and Style | Evan Qualls (again) | Ep 164

No Introduction Needed: Talkin Needles and Style | Evan Qualls (again) | Ep 164
4/4/201844 minutes, 16 seconds
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After School Special: Cartoon Style Tattooing | Eddy Arg | Ep 163

After School Special: Cartoon Style Tattooing | Eddy Arg | Ep 163
3/28/201820 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Transition from Coil to Rotary | Oscar Zornosa | Ep 162

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeT3qycBPYe/?taken-by=oscarzornosa
3/21/201824 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tips for Full Tattooing on the Road...Full Time EP 161 | Manny Valerio

Tips for Full Tattooing on the Road...Full Time EP 161 | Manny Valerio
3/15/201824 minutes, 2 seconds
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Apprenticing Your Spouse? Eva Huber and Ulyss Blair | 160

Apprenticing Your Spouse? Eva Huber and Ulyss Blair | Ep 160
3/15/201830 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to Market Yourself at Conventions | Mat Purdy | EP 159

How to Market Yourself at Conventions | Mat Purdy | EP 159
3/15/201822 minutes, 51 seconds
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Want to Host a Tattoo Convention? Shykeim Rashidah| EP 158

Want to Host a Tattoo Convention? Shykeim Rashidah| EP 158
3/15/201818 minutes, 27 seconds
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Joe Stamp Talks Overcoming Tragedy & Tattooing | EP 157

Joe Stamp Talks Overcoming Tragedy & Tattooing | EP 157
3/15/201845 minutes, 57 seconds
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Forget Everything You Know About Your Tattoo Process | EP 156

Forget Everything You Know About Your Tattoo Process | EP 156
3/15/201814 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sexual Harassment in Tattooing | EP 155

Sexual Harassment in Tattooing | EP 155
1/8/201828 minutes, 44 seconds
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Making Big Changes in Your Tattoo Career? | EP 154

Making Big Changes in Your Tattoo Career? | EP 154
1/8/201818 minutes, 47 seconds
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Developing Your Personal Brand With Lisa Mac | EP 153

Developing Your Personal Brand With Lisa Mac | EP 153
1/8/201834 minutes, 50 seconds
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Aaron Della Vedova - Hell City 2017

Aaron Della Vedova | Hell City 2017 | EP 152
1/8/201838 minutes, 29 seconds
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Yushi - Hell City 2017

Japanese Tattooing with Yushi - Hell City 2017 | EP 151
12/1/201728 minutes, 44 seconds
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Evan Qualls - Hell City 2017

Evan Qualls - Hell City 2017 | EP 150  
12/1/201740 minutes, 4 seconds
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Teresa Sharpe - Hell City 2017

Teresa Sharpe - Hell City 2017 | Ep148  
12/1/201755 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dave Koenig - Hell City 2017

Dave Koenig - Hell City 2017 | EP 147
12/1/201727 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ty McEwen - Hell City 2017

Ty McEwen - Hell City 2017 | EP 146
10/3/201724 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mel Ferranto - Business and Marketing for Tattooers

Mel Ferranto - Business and Marketing for Tattooers | EP 145
10/3/201721 minutes, 23 seconds
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Angela Russell - Blazing a Path In Art Focused Tattooing - Memphis Series

Angela Russell - Blazing a Path In Art Focused Tattooing - Memphis Series | EP 144
10/3/201732 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dustin Schild - Where Should You Open Your Tattoo Studio - Memphis Series

Dustin Schild - Where Should You Open Your Tattoo Studio - Memphis Series | EP 143
10/3/201737 minutes, 1 second
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Nathan Parten - Tattooing in a New Town - Memphis Series

Nathan Parten - Tattooing in a New Town - Memphis Series | EP 142
10/3/201734 minutes, 33 seconds
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Overcoming the Mental Hurdles of Your Tattoo Apprenticeship

Overcoming the Mental Hurdles of Your Tattoo Apprenticeship | EP 141
10/3/201712 minutes, 14 seconds
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Why 'Memorial' Tattoos Usually Look Crappy and How to Improve Them

Why 'Memorial' Tattoos Usually Look Crappy and How to Improve Them | EP 140
10/3/201713 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Often Should I Have My Tattoos Touched Up

How Often Should I Have My Tattoos Touched Up - EP 139
9/12/201713 minutes, 14 seconds
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Hey Tattooers! You Are Not Paid By The Hour

Hey Tattooers! You Are Not Paid By The Hour - EP 138
9/12/201722 minutes, 39 seconds
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Aaron Springs - Swear Jar Special

Aaron Springs - Swear Jar Special - EP 137
9/12/201736 minutes, 33 seconds
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You Cant Grow By Doing The Same Thing All The Time

You Cant Grow By Doing The Same Thing All The Time - EP 136
9/12/201716 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jeff Ensminger - Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2017

Jeff Ensminger - Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2017 - EP 135
9/12/201726 minutes, 38 seconds
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Dave Wah - Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2017

Dave Wah - Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2017 - EP 134
9/12/201728 minutes, 38 seconds
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Amy Shandick - Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2017

Amy Shandick - Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival - EP 133
9/12/201730 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ty Pallotta - Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2017

Huge thanks to our good friend Ty for taking the time. Check out Ty's work at http://www.tyatx.com/ We would also love for you to take a look at our new Fireside Foundations Course. Designed to break the tattoo design process into a predictable and manageable process. Click the link below for more info http://www.firesidetattoo.com/foundations-landing/ Keep up with us at : http://www.firesidetattoo.com https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://instagram.com/tattooimprovement/ https://plus.google.com/+TattooImprovement Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
2/27/201729 minutes, 40 seconds
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Aaron Hodges – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2017

This episode features tattooer/painter Aaron Hodges. Aaron shares how he tries to set himself apart from other traditional tattooers. We also talk a little about how Aaron's painting influences his tattooing. Great guy and a great episode
2/16/201726 minutes, 20 seconds
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Guy Aitchison Part 1 - Hyperspace Studios

Guy Aitchison Part 1 - Hyperspace Studios | EP 122
1/10/201738 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dax McClellan - Tattooing Portraits

Dax McClellan - Tattooing Portraits | EP 118
11/22/201643 minutes, 18 seconds
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Krystyna Havens - Life Drawing

Krystyna Havens - Life Drawing | EP 117
11/22/201639 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Future of Fireside

The Future of Fireside | EP 116
11/18/201617 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to Evaluate Tattoos

How to Evaluate Tattoos | EP 115
11/18/201640 minutes, 59 seconds
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Controlling the Consultation

Controlling the Consultation | EP 114
11/17/201621 minutes, 29 seconds
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Drawing Fundamentals for Tattooers

Drawing Fundamentals for Tattooers | EP 113
11/17/201629 minutes, 23 seconds
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Value of Greywash Under Color Tattoos?

Value of Greywash Under Color Tattoos? | EP 112
11/17/201633 minutes, 13 seconds
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Rik Sharp – Space City Tattoo Expo 2016 (Bonus Episode)

Rik Sharp – Space City Tattoo Expo 2016 (Bonus Episode) | EP 111
11/17/201645 minutes, 55 seconds
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Alex De Pase - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016

Alex De Pase - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016 | EP 110
9/1/201615 minutes, 2 seconds
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Durb Morrison - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016

Durb Morrison - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016 | EP 109
9/1/201623 minutes, 48 seconds
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Gabe Ripley - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016

Gabe Ripley - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016 | EP 108
9/1/201628 minutes, 40 seconds
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Fast Ali - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016

Fast Ali - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016 | EP 107
9/1/201624 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dan Marshall - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016

Dan Marshall - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016 | EP 106
9/1/201630 minutes, 54 seconds
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Nick Baxter - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016

Nick Baxter - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016 | EP 105
9/1/201623 minutes, 53 seconds
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Paul Booth - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016

Paul Booth - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016 | EP 104 *Odd Nerdrum talk!
9/1/201624 minutes, 7 seconds
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David Kassan - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016

David Kassan - Venetian Tattoo Gathering 2016 | EP 103
9/1/201632 minutes, 17 seconds
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Matthew Gasca – Space City Tattoo Expo 2016

Matthew Gasca – Space City Tattoo Expo 2016 | EP 102
9/1/201624 minutes, 10 seconds
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Drawing Fundamentals For Tattooers

Drawing Fundamentals For Tattooers | EP 101
9/1/201633 minutes, 29 seconds
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EPISODE 100!!!!! Who would have thought it?

6/16/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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Shykeim Rashidah – Space City Tattoo Expo 2016

Shykeim Rashidah – Space City Tattoo Expo 2016 | EP 99
6/16/201631 minutes, 50 seconds
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Oscar Zornosa – Space City Tattoo Expo 2016

Oscar Zornosa – Space City Tattoo Expo 2016 | EP 98
6/16/201634 minutes
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Sir Twice – Space City Tattoo Expo 2016

Sir Twice – Space City Tattoo Expo 2016 | EP 97
6/16/201614 minutes, 48 seconds
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Isaac Bales - Space City Tattoo Expo 2016

Isaac Bales - Space City Tattoo Expo 2016 | EP 96
6/16/201613 minutes, 51 seconds
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Caroline Westmeyer - Space City Tattoo Expo 2016

Caroline Westmeyer - Space City Tattoo Expo 2016 | EP 95
6/16/201618 minutes, 39 seconds
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Evan Qualls - Space City Tattoo Expo 2016

Evan Qualls - Space City Tattoo Expo 2016 | EP 94 Shoutout!
6/16/201621 minutes, 47 seconds
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Chris Fitzgerald - Tips for Becoming a Full Time Artist

Chris Fitzgerald - Tips for Becoming a Full Time Artist | EP 93
6/16/201628 minutes, 18 seconds
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Abel Sanchez – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016

Abel Sanchez – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016 | EP 92
6/16/201615 minutes, 11 seconds
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Zulu – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016

Zulu – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016 | EP 91
5/13/201620 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ty Pallotta – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016

Ty Pallotta – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016 | EP 90
5/13/201624 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cory James – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016

Cory James – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016 | EP 89
5/13/201612 minutes, 57 seconds
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Alexis Cheetah – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016

Alexis Cheetah – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016 | EP 88
5/13/201622 minutes, 24 seconds
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Marvin Silva and Roly Viruez – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016

Marvin Silva and Roly Viruez – Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016 | EP 87
5/13/201624 minutes, 14 seconds
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Aaron Springs - Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016

Aaron Springs - Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2016 | EP 86 y!
5/13/201625 minutes, 14 seconds
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Nico Roussin - Mandalas and Dots and Lines, Oh My!

Nico Roussin - Mandalas and Dots and Lines, Oh My! | EP 85
5/13/201649 minutes, 36 seconds
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Tips for designing tattoos for hairy bodies

Tips for designing tattoos for hairy bodies | EP 84
5/13/201638 minutes, 12 seconds
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David's Apprentice, Jimmy Tightpants Gives Us Great Insight And Perspective

David's Apprentice, Jimmy Tightpants Gives Us Great Insight And Perspective | EP 83
5/13/201645 minutes, 28 seconds
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In-Depth Apprenticeship Talk and Clarity on Our Home Tattooing Episode

In-Depth Apprenticeship Talk and Clarity on Our Home Tattooing Episode | EP 82
1/11/201640 minutes, 29 seconds
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Babak Tabatabai - Keeping Tattooers Out of Art Districts?

  Babak Tabatabai - Keeping Tattooers Out of Art Districts? | EP 81  
1/11/201637 minutes, 51 seconds
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Should Tattoo Artists Dictate Where to Put a Tattoo?

Should Tattoo Artists Dictate Where to Put a Tattoo? | EP 80
1/11/201623 minutes, 26 seconds
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 Kerry Dunn - Invaluable insight into Realism

 Kerry Dunn - Invaluable insight into Realism | EP 79
1/11/201640 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jacob Cuccia - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Jacob Cuccia - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | EP 78
1/11/20169 minutes, 23 seconds
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Workhorse Irons - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Workhorse Irons - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | EP 77
1/11/201614 minutes, 35 seconds
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Cara Mia - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Cara Mia - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | EP 76
1/11/20168 minutes, 59 seconds
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Amanda Grace - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Amanda Grace - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | EP 75
1/11/201619 minutes, 53 seconds
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Shawn Patton - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Shawn Patton - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | EP 74
1/11/201616 minutes, 25 seconds
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Nathan Underneath - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Nathan Underneath - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | EP 73
1/11/201615 minutes, 55 seconds
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Liz Venom - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Liz Venom - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015
12/29/201515 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ryan Willingham - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Ryan Willingham - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | EP 71
10/27/201516 minutes, 23 seconds
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Tyson McAdoo - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Tyson McAdoo - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | Ep70
10/27/201512 minutes, 20 seconds
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Todo - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Todo - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | EP 69
10/27/201517 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tim Phelps - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Tim Phelps - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | EP 68
10/27/201514 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ty Pallotta - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015

Ty Pallotta - Ink N Iron Nashville 2015 | EP 67
10/27/201517 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Apprenticeship Dilemma

The Apprenticeship Dilemma | EP 66
10/27/201529 minutes, 7 seconds
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Paolo Chiezzi - An Engineers Approach to Fine Art - Atlanta Series

Paolo Chiezzi - An Engineers Approach to Fine Art - Atlanta Series | EP 65
9/10/201545 minutes, 21 seconds
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Clinton Lee and Brandon David - 2 Contrasting Paths to a Tattoo Career - Atlanta Series

Clinton Lee and Brandon David - 2 Contrasting Paths to a Tattoo Career - Atlanta Series | EP 64
9/10/201538 minutes, 46 seconds
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Kristopher Meadows - If You Can Learn To Drive, You Can Learn to Draw - Atlanta Series

Kristopher Meadows - If You Can Learn To Drive, You Can Learn to Draw - Atlanta Series | EP 63
9/10/201550 minutes, 50 seconds
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Russ Abbott - An Inside Look at the Abbott Color Wheel - Atlanta Series

Russ Abbott | An Inside Look at the Abbott Color Wheel - Atlanta Series | EP 62
9/10/201542 minutes, 8 seconds
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Kyle Payne (KP) - The Road to Becoming a Professional Tattooer

Kyle Payne (KP) - The Road to Becoming a Professional Tattooer | EP 61
9/3/201541 minutes, 7 seconds
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Reducing Your Color Palate

Reducing Your Color Palate | EP 60
9/3/201535 minutes
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Symbolism In Tattooing

In this episode David and Jake discuss how to incorporate symbolism and allgegory in your tattoos to tell a story, personalize or give meaning to your work. For the video version, go to tattooimprovement.com
9/1/20150
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Krystyna Havens - Problem Solving For Artists

Krystyna Havens - Problem Solving For Artists | EP 58
8/17/201526 minutes, 27 seconds
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Painting From Life with Jeff Hein

Painting From Life with Jeff Hein | EP 57
8/8/201527 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tattooing from Home?

Tattooing from Home? | EP 56  
8/8/201536 minutes, 41 seconds
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Stealing Tattoo Designs

Stealing Tattoo Designs | EP 54 We apologize for the slight audio issues in this episode but thought there was enough value to post it anyways.   
8/8/201522 minutes, 43 seconds
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Developing your own style as a tattoo artist | EP 53

Jake and David discuss what it means to develop your own personal style. When are you ready as a tattoo artist to put your own flair into your work. Keep up with us at: https://firesidetattoo.com/ https://www.patreon.com/Fireside https://www.facebook.com/Tattooimprovement/ https://www.instagram.com/firesidetattoo/ Jake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pluguglyart/
8/8/201529 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tattooing Knees and Elbows

Tattooing Knees and Elbows | EP 48    
8/8/201524 minutes, 28 seconds
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Allegory in Tattooing

Allegory in Tattooing | EP 59
7/12/201536 minutes, 6 seconds
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Adam Shaw and Dean Zachary - Comic Arts and Tattoos!

Adam Shaw and Dean Zachary - Comic Arts and Tattoos! | EP 55
5/29/201555 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Finish Large Tattoos with guest Jeff Ensminger | EP 52

Jeff Ensminger joins Jake to discuss how he turns good tattoos into great tattoos. The discussion centers around finishing large, multi-sitting tattoos and the steps that Jeff takes to push his work to the next level. Tons of great tips in this short episode
4/29/201520 minutes, 30 seconds
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Avoiding Your Local Maximum In Tattooing?

Avoiding Your Local Maximum In Tattooing? | EP 51
4/9/201532 minutes, 7 seconds
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Paul Look - Making the Jump From Small Tattoos to Big Pieces

Paul Look - Making the Jump From Small Tattoos to Big Pieces | EP 50
4/3/201546 minutes, 52 seconds
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Freehand Tattooing

Freehand Tattooing | EP 49  
3/29/201535 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tips for Pain Management When Getting Tattooed

Tips for Pain Management When Getting Tattooed | EP 47  
3/13/201528 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tips For Becoming a Better Tattoo Artist

Tips For Becoming a Better Tattoo Artist | EP 46  
3/6/201528 minutes, 45 seconds
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Considering Taking On An Apprentice? Listen To This First (Pt. 2)

Considering Taking On An Apprentice? Listen To This First (Pt. 2) | EP 45
2/26/201558 minutes, 8 seconds
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Considering Taking On An Apprentice? Listen To This First (Pt. 1)

Considering Taking On An Apprentice? Listen To This First (Pt. 1) | EP 44
2/19/201520 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tips on Tattooing Dark Skin and How to Handle a "Dead End" Apprenticeship

Tips on Tattooing Dark Skin and How to Handle a "Dead End" Apprenticeship | EP 43
2/12/201556 minutes, 55 seconds
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Curious About Tebori (Traditional Hand Poked Tattooing)? / What Can Cause Raised Skin and Scarring?

Curious About Tebori (Traditional Hand Poked Tattooing)? / What Can Cause Raised Skin and Scarring? | EP 42  
2/11/201537 minutes, 51 seconds
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Tips To Build a Client Base for Tattooers

Tips To Build a Client Base for Tattooers | EP 41
1/29/201545 minutes, 36 seconds
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What is in the Ink Going Into Your Body?

What is in the Ink Going Into Your Body? | EP 40
1/22/201538 minutes, 25 seconds
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Why Do People Still Get Bad Tattoos?

Why Do People Still Get Bad Tattoos? | EP 39
1/15/201548 minutes, 23 seconds
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Outgrowing Your Clientele? What Does That Even Mean?

Outgrowing Your Clientele? What Does That Even Mean? | EP 37
10/26/201439 minutes, 37 seconds
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Viewer Questions - Palm Tattoes? Tattooing Difficult Spots? Homework Before an Appointment

Viewer Questions - Palm Tattoes? Tattooing Difficult Spots? Homework Before an Appointment | EP 34
9/20/201414 minutes, 43 seconds
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White Ink Tattoos and Finding a "Real" Meaning

White Ink Tattoos and Finding a "Real" Meaning | EP 32
8/22/201433 minutes, 15 seconds
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Viewer Questions - Trendy Tattoos, Removal and That Twitchy Feeling While Being Tattooed

Viewer Questions - Trendy Tattoos, Removal and That Twitchy Feeling While Being Tattooed | EP 31
8/11/201425 minutes, 19 seconds
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White Tattoos and Linking Smaller Tattoos Into Larger Pieces

White Tattoos and Linking Smaller Tattoos Into Larger Pieces | EP 28
7/22/201439 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tattoo Aftercare & What To Wear For Your Tattoo Appointment

Tattoo Aftercare & What To Wear For Your Tattoo Appointment | EP 27
7/14/201437 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ivy Dinosaur - Viewer Questions - Portfolio Tips, Needle Configuration

Ivy Dinosaur - Viewer Questions - Portfolio Tips, Needle Configuration | EP 26
7/7/201442 minutes, 57 seconds
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Viewer Questions - Sanitation Tips, Used Machine Running Too Hot

Viewer Questions - Sanitation Tips, Used Machine Running Too Hot | EP 25
6/29/201453 seconds
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Tattoo Cover Ups from the Artist's Perspective

Tattoo Cover Ups from the Artist's Perspective | EP 24
6/21/201457 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tattoo Cover Ups from the Client's Perspective

Tattoo Cover Ups from the Client's Perspective | EP 23
5/29/201442 minutes, 12 seconds
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Dealing With "Spotty" and Dull Color in Your Tattoo Work

Dealing With "Spotty" and Dull Color in Your Tattoo Work | EP 22
5/14/201438 minutes, 25 seconds
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Paul Look - Tattoo Schools and the Information Age's Impact on Tattooing

Paul Look - Tattoo Schools and the Information Age's Impact on Tattooing | EP 21
5/2/201447 minutes, 16 seconds
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Texas Tattoo Project - Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2014

Rachel Wyatt and Craig Nigh - Texas Tattoo Project - Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2014 | EP 20
4/14/201418 minutes, 7 seconds
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Marcy Molkenthin - Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2014

Marcy Molkenthin - Star Of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2014 | EP 19
4/2/20148 minutes, 38 seconds
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Viewer Questions - Trying New Tattoo Styles With a Limited Portfolio / Scarred and Pitted Skin

Viewer Questions - Trying New Tattoo Styles With a Limited Portfolio / Scarred and Pitted Skin | EP 18
3/13/201437 minutes, 50 seconds
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New Years Episode - Resolutions For Your Creative Side

New Years Episode - Resolutions For Your Creative Side | EP 17
3/4/201457 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tips For Working Your First Tattoo Convention

Tips For Working Your First Tattoo Convention | EP 16
2/9/201459 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dealing With Difficult Clients

Dealing With Difficult Clients | EP 15
2/3/201445 minutes, 31 seconds
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Viewer Questions - Licensing, Shop Quality, Tipping, Handling Mistakes

Viewer Questions - Licensing, Shop Quality, Tipping, Handling Mistakes | EP 14
2/1/201449 minutes, 11 seconds
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Adam Shaw - Importance of Working in New Mediums

Adam Shaw - Importance of Working in New Mediums | EP 13
1/13/201439 minutes
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Chris Fitzgerald - More Tattoo Photography Tips!

Chris Fitzgerald - More Tattoo Photography Tips! | EP 12
12/23/201345 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dealing With and Overcoming Artist's Block

Dealing With and Overcoming Artist's Block | EP 11
12/8/201332 minutes, 50 seconds
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How To Choose a Tattoo Artist

How To Choose a Tattoo Artist | EP 10
11/26/20131 hour, 13 minutes, 6 seconds
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Paul Look - Viewer Questions - Stagnation in Your Work, Basics of Rotary vs Coil

Paul Look - Viewer Questions - Stagnation in Your Work, Basics of Rotary vs Coil | EP 09
11/19/201332 minutes, 28 seconds
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Working With Color For Beginning Tattooers

Working With Color For Beginning Tattooers | EP 02 This was our second episode that was put on hold because of audio issues. We did the best we could but the first 20 minutes are a little rough. I wanted to put it out though because there is some good info that, I believe, will help new tattooers deal with color. 
11/11/201348 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ivy Dinosaur - Earning a Tattoo Apprenticeship

Ivy Dinosaur - Earning a Tattoo Apprenticeship | EP 07
10/22/201356 minutes, 3 seconds
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Lisa Mac - Tips on Photographing Tattoos

Lisa Mac - Tips on Photographing Tattoos | EP 06
10/10/20131 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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Tattoo Preparation From Consultation to Finished Design

Tattoo Preparation From Consultation to Finished Design | EP 05
9/30/20131 hour, 4 minutes, 34 seconds
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Paul Look - What Makes a Design "Tattooable"?

Paul Look - What Makes a Design "Tattooable"? | EP 04
9/23/201353 minutes, 29 seconds
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Designing and Stenciling Large Tattoos

Designing and Stenciling Large Tattoos | EP 03
9/11/20131 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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Avoid the Common Pitfalls of Beginning Tattoo Artists

Avoid the Common Pitfalls of Beginning Tattoo Artists | EP 01
9/2/20131 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds