Video Profile: Broken Heart Tattoo
Top tattoo by Soda Pop and bottom by Sky Cris.
As part of their San Diego small business series, The Circus Cartel produced this video (embedded below) profiling Broken Heart Tattoo. In the 5-minute film, tattooer and shop owner Sky Cris talks about what drew him to the art form and his path along that way, but what I really enjoyed was listening to him discuss some points on the business aspect of running a tattoo studio. As their portfolios are not really highlighted here as much as other tattoo docs we've featured, this discussion, and also that of the genesis of the shop, was the most engaging for me.
I particularly smiled when Sky explains how he came to the name Broken Heart Tattoo -- how people often get tattooed when they are down and out to feel better. He also references a song in which one of the lines inspired him: "There's a man on the corner who fixes broken hearts..." And that's seems to drive their work.
You can find Sky's tattoos, as well as that of resident artist Soda Pop, on the Broken Heart site and Facebook page.