"Tattoo Age" Video: Freddy Corbin Part 1
With today being the celebration of the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos), it seems fitting that the artist who popularized its Sugar Skull tradition in tattoo art is now featured in the Vice TV series Tattoo Age.
Here's Part 1 of the Freddy Corbin profile.
Owner of Temple Tattoo and Tattoo 13, both in Oakland, CA, Freddy earned his reputation for more than just religious iconography, but he does discuss his passion for it (particularly black & gray Chicano style) in this video, which charts his career from rising star in the late eighties to a veteran revered by new generations of tattooers as well as his contemporaries.
Freddy is also known as a "fuckin cool dude," and there's plenty of footage of fellow tattooers like Tim Hendricks and Jason Mcaffee attesting to it. But you can easily gleen that from the interviews with Freddy alone. See for yourself on Vice TV or YouTube.