"Tattoo Age" Video: Troy Denning Part II
We're hooked on Vice TV's Tattoo Age series for its fun and fascinating look into the art and personal lives of tattooists. We're particularly loving the videos on Troy Denning -- a made-for-TV character with a portfolio to justify the airtime.
As with the Dan Santoro & Grime, Troy's profile is in three parts. We lauded Part I here and Part II [video above] is equally compelling.
This video starts off with footage of Troy & Jeb Maykut making bank by stumbling into the Cash Cab in NYC. It establishes Troy's smarts but goes on to discuss how the artist is self-taught in many facets of his life. There are also photos of him as a child, then as a punk rocker, and then images of his early days tattooing as the narrative follows his path from a kid who drew those cartoons from the TV Guide to a sought-after tattooist. As with all of Vice TV videos, we highly recommend watching it.