Freddy Negrete on Marked Tonight
06:49 PM
freddy negrete tattoo.jpgTonight, at 9PM EST, is the third episode of Marked on the History Channel, a show that seeks to reveal the dark underbelly of tattoos.

Tonight, they look at Chicano style tattooing. The black & grey stylings that rose from the LA streets and prisons, and have been refined by tattoo legends like Good Time Charlie Cartwright, Jack Rudy, Brian Everett, and Freddy Negrete (whose work is shown right).

In fact, Negrete is featured in tonight's episode. Here's what director Robert Palumbo says about it:

"Artist Freddy Negrete, one of the originators of the Chicano style, takes viewers on an exclusive journey, deep into this unknown world where we decode the ink that decorates the bodies of current and former Chicano gangbangers."

For the full schedule of Marked episodes, check the History channel site.  

watching on great story
RIP Frosty way 2 young

My boyfriend DVR this for me and thought I would appreciate it since I grew up in ELA/Boyle Heights, which I did appreciate watching the entire program. I love ink and what they stand for as I have 16 tatts myself and want more. Thank you Freddy for telling us your life and showing others there's another way of life you just have to take it and all will be alright. Very sorry to hear about your son and the pain you went through. May he rest in peace. God bless you!

hi freddie I would like to speak to you about somethings concerning the jewish roots maybe we can go to lunch

hi freddie. my son israel and i watched your history channel show. our country is called Aotearoa, also known as New Zealand. loved your work. great story of your life and my son was inspired by your work. The Maori word for traditional tattoing is Ta Moko.

Kia kaha e hoa, kia manawanui

be strong friend, be big hearted.


I love the art work that
i seen on marked . Anything that has to do with CHICANO PRIDE I'm down with . I teach my chavalos to always TEll anybody that their CHICANOS . I hope one day that I'll be able to get up there to get a tattoo from Freddy . I live in WEATHERFORD TX

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