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Books Closed: Tattoos and the Internet Collide, Hosted by Andrew Stortz

Andrew Stortz

Tattoo artists will be quick to tell you that things aren't the way they used to be. We sit down with a different tattooer on each episode to discuss how technology, social media and the internet in general have totally changed the way we approach the job.
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Is tattooing a performance art? What if the performance is more highly regarded than the tattoo itself? Bill Rocha (@billychop) sits in for this episode to discuss one of the most unique tattooers on Instagram: @RixardTattoo

Links to the videos discussed in this episode:

Bicycle

Feet/Head tattooing

Fencing

Drone

Cello

Trampoline

BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz)

Music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz

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Steve Byrne joins the show again to talk about the legal battle between Sailor Jerry’s widow and a big liquor company, art ownership, intellectual property, and why he wants bootleggers to eat their copies of his work.

Steve works at Rock Of Ages Tattoo in Austin, TX.

Buy his book Non Stop Tattooing from Atonement Books

BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz)

Music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz

Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662

This episode's sponsors:

ETERNAL INK

Use coupon code BOOKSCLOSED to get 20% off your order of Eternal Inks! eternaltattoosupply.com
@eternaltattoosupply

MACHINE MACHINE CO

Use code: BOOKSCLOSED
for $50 off enrollment to Seth Ciferri's Machine Mechanics & Tuning Workshop
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Professionally crafted video courses made by professional tattooers. Get an exclusive look at what's behind some of the best work in the tattoo community.

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Work/life balance for tattooers is a never ending challenge. Since it was just Valentine's Day, let's talk about relationships with the most special of guests...my wife, Rachel. We also hear from Greg Christian and Cindy Stroemple about what it's like when two tattooers tie the knot.

I have always felt the pressure of keeping my obsession with tattooing in check. It has had repercussions in my personal life, and is something that I still strive to balance as we speak. My wife sits in on the show to get personal about our own situation.

You can find Greg and Cindy in North Olmstead, OH at Tattoo Faction or in a city near you!

BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz

Music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz

Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662

booksclosedpodcast.com

THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS:

ETERNAL INK
(eternaltattoosupply.com)
@eternalink

  • Use coupon code BOOKSCLOSED to get 20% off your order of Eternal Inks!

MACHINEMACHINECO
(machinemachine.co)
@machinemachine.co

  • Professionally crafted video courses made by professional tattooers. Get an exclusive look at what's behind some of the best work in the tattoo community.
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Hannah Wolf drops some knowledge about tattoo ink and Billy White tells us why he will always cover racist tattoos for free.

Hannah Wolf works at Occult Tattoo in Oakland, CA.

Check out her book The Science of Tattooing

Billy White works at Red Rose Tattoo in Zanesville, OH.

Watch the documentary he is featured in: Beneath The Ink

BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz)

Music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz

Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662

booksclosedpodcast.com

THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS:

Cream Tattoo Supply (creamtattoosupply.com)
@creamtattoosupply

  • Use coupon code BOOKSCLOSED at checkout for 20% off your order!

HOMESTEAD MACHINERY
@homesteadmachinery

  • Handmade tattoo machines by Heath Rave
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I talked to Alex Kass and Zac Scheinbaum, a couple tattooers who pursue tattoo related projects in addition to their day to day work.

Alex runs the instagram page @tattoogear4sale, which has become the top place to buy, sell and trade (yes, you guessed it) tattoo gear. We talked about how he started the page, and some of the challenges that come with keeping it running.

Zac created Afterlife Press, an independent publishing company that has put out two amazing books focusing on some of the greatest and most prolific tattooers of our time. We talked about his approach and why he is so interested in presenting a closer look at these tattooers.

Alex Kass tattoos at Electric Panther Tattoo in San Antonio, TX.
@alexkass_ep
@tattoogear4sale

Zac Scheinbaum tattoos at Seventh Son Tattoo in San Francisco, CA.
@zacscheinbaum
@afterlifepress

BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz

Music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz

Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662

booksclosedpodcast.com

THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS:

ETERNAL INK
(eternaltattoosupply.com)
@eternalink

  • Use coupon code BOOKSCLOSED to get 20% off your order of Eternal Inks!

TATTOO SMART
@tattoosmart

Digital design tools and tutorials for tattooers!

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Didn't get enough on Ep 032? Here is more with Doreen Garner.

Doreen works at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn, NY.

This extended episode is sponsored by:

GoReminders

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Tamara Santibañez talks about what it is like to be stretched between two "worlds" within tattooing, and the weight of tattoos on those who get them and those who do them.

Tamara's Informed Consent and Trauma-Aware Tattooing brochure can be found here.

Doreen Garner shares what drew her to tattooing, and the positive effect that increasing diversity can have on the industry.

You can get tattooed by Tamara and Doreen at Saved Tattoo in NYC.

BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz

Music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz

Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662

booksclosedpodcast.com

THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS:

ETERNAL INK
(eternaltattoosupply.com)
@eternalink

  • Use coupon code BOOKSCLOSED to get 20% off your order of Eternal Inks!

TATTOO SMART
@tattoosmart

Digital design tools and tutorials for tattooers!

  • Check out the Spit Shading Toolkit to give your digital art the look of classic traditional hand-painted flash!
  • Use coupon code BOOKSCLOSED to get 15% off your order!
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