n-fox asked: I really enjoyed reading your commentary on where tattooing is going. One thing I feel is important that has gone missing is the notion that you can love tattooing, be passionate about tattooing and NOT be a tattooer. It has fascinated me since I was 12 years old and was stealing tattoo magazines from the grocery store. I am a bicycle mechanic in Austin, I make good money and I get tattooed...
I was talking with a friend the other day about the state of tattooing today, comparing it with how things were just 10 or 15 years ago. He made a really good point…a lot of people say “yeah tattooing going mainstream sucks but now there are more people getting tattooed so we’re all making a lot more money” but he then reminded me that yeah, 15 years ago there weren’t as many...