Don’t forget about the old school. Respect your elders. I’m sure that’s something that’s been told to many a tattoo artist throughout the years. How many young, up and coming tattooists do exactly this, well I can’t say. I do know that it is wholly beneficial for anyone trying to improve their abilities to listen and respect those who came before them. After all, if it wasn’t for the pioneers, the trailblazers, the people who swallowed their own fair share of shit in the process of trying to do something worthwhile, there wouldn’t be a next generation of tattooists.
With that in mind, I invite you to check out this documentary that deals with some of the greats of the tattoo world and the vanishing history of tattoo.