Posts tagged "tattoo"

Live Free or Die Artshow

Cheri Basak, co-owner and curator at Revolution Tattoo, recently hosted an incredible art opening – with the theme being “Live Free or Die” with the support of Northdown. I asked her to expand a bit on why she choose that theme, (which is covered nicely in her curator statement below) and how she  determined participating... Read more »

Speakeasy Custom Tattoo - Chicago

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Seeing all of the changes, expansion and staff increases with one of my favorite Chicago tattoo shops, I revisited Speakeasy Custom Tattoo here in Chicago.. the purpose was to meet some of the new artists and film the action for a day in the ubiquitous Flat Iron building on North Avenue in Chicago. Patrick and... Read more »

The Congregation of Forgotten Saints, Preachers and Fools in LA

The Congregation of Forgotten Saints, Preachers and Fools in LA
FROM LOS ANGELES: I had the incredible opportunity to talk to Cody Varona, fashion designer and the owner of Forgotten Saints and Sara Lou, who is the tattooist at Preachers and Fools, both under the Congregation of the Forgotten Saints regime. Uniqueness is the absolute best description of the shop, art gallery and all it... Read more »
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Family Tattoo on Belmont in Chicago

Family Tattoo on Belmont in Chicago
Family Tattoo on Belmont in Chicago invited us in for a little Q & A, a lot of visuals and some fun. The first thing I noticed is the vibe I felt when I was only at the shop a short time, a very relaxed atmosphere that was warm and welcoming. I met all the... Read more »

Sailor Jerry Event at Chicago Tattooing

I had the pleasure of being invited to cover the Sailor Jerry event at Chicago Tattooing this past Saturday. Chicago does not get the “event “ hype LA or NYC does, so it was great that the Midwest was represented as Sailor Jerry and Chicago have a unique history. The event was centered around original... Read more »

Ben Wahhh- Deluxe Tattoo Chicago

I had the wonderful experience of interviewing Ben Wahhh- he shared his knowledge and wit when we spoke at his shop, Deluxe Tattoo in Chicago. Ben, I do want to get some background information and a bit of personal history.  Did you, as many of the artists I have spoken to, have any drawing interests... Read more »
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Revolution Tattoo and Art Gallery

Revolution Tattoo and Art Gallery
I had the great pleasure of spending time with Cheri and Omar, owners of Revolution Tattoo and Art Gallery, a merge of gallery and tattoo shop.  They had quite an adventure on the long and winding path to realizing a dream, including the inevitable problems of licensing and permit issues in our windy city, neighbors... Read more »