Apr201205
PBS Off Book Episode on Tattoos
05:30 PM


I've gotten some backlash from last week's "Best Ink" post for daring to even mention reality TV, so what better way to make it up to you than by sharing this tattoo video by the people who bring us Sesame Street and Downton Abbey (addicted!).

PBS's Off Book is a web series on the arts and those who make it and share it online. One of their latest videos is "Tattoos, the Permanent Art," which explores tattoo culture through interviews with super-skilled NY artists: Vinny Romanelli of Red Rocket Tattoos; Kiku of Invisible NYC; and Stephanie Tamez of Saved Tattoo.

Here's what PBS says of the video:

It seems that no matter how far we advance into the digital age, our bodies remain a place where we want to express ourselves. In this episode, we talk to three tattoo artists of differing styles. Vinny Romanelli embraces pop culture, tattooing detailed portraits of entertainment idols, Kiku works with the traditional Japanese form, and Stephanie Tamez embodies an eclectic mix of influences, with the occasional use of nice typography.
It's a fantastic discussion of tattooing with thoughtful artists and a quick look into their work. And as expected of PBS, no drama.


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