Tattoo Age 2: Valerie Vargas Part 2 (plus bonus)
Online today is Part 2 of the fabulous Tattoo Age video series featuring Valerie Vargas of Frith Street Tattoo. In this episode, a great deal of the footage discusses the studio itself and its owner, Dante DiMassa. Dante talks about encouraging the young artists who work there, including Valerie whose own "pretty lady head" style developed at Frith.
Valerie became known for her particular twist on Traditional and Neotraditional work early on in her career. You'll see, when she goes through her portfolio on camera, that her earlier book isn't filled with a lot of the other genres. This focus has allowed her to hone her style and further her reputation. Currently, she has about a three-month waiting list. As in all the Tattoo Age episodes, there are lots of photos of art, the shop, and those personal shots that tell a lot of the tattooist.
As mentioned in our post on Part 1 on Valerie, she'll also be working the London Tattoo Convention, Sept. 28-30, and then in California at the 8th Annual Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts, Oct. 26-28.
For more Tattoo Age goodness, check the bonus short film Vice posted over the weekend.