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The folks at Vice TV are offering one last piece of Tattoo Age goodness with this bonus video from their Freddy Corbin profile. [See Part I, Part II, and Part III.]
In this wonderful footage, you'll find Freddy's return to Varanasi, India in January 2010 where he tattooed local people there for free in a small temple on the Ganges River. He explains that he returned for "good juju" with the birth of his son. I particularly love the photos of smiling faces from those who received one of the seven religious symbols Freddy drew up. While the whole video is touching, the story of Freddy tattooing a deaf boy who couldn't speak is especially moving. Once again, I highly recommend it.
Another treat from Vice is their Dan Santoro print giveaway, which we posted last week, asking y'all to comment on the Needles & Sins Syndicate FB page or by Tweeting at us to win. Randomized.com picked four winners, and a screen cap of that pick can be found on Facebook.
I'm really hoping the series gets picked up for a second season. I'll be following @Tattoo_Age on Twitter for updates.
Two weeks ago, we posted the first episode of Vice TV's "Tattoo Age," a series that looks at the work and personal lives of tattooists without the love triangles, dead dogs, and televised colonics.
The first artist featured is Dan Santoro of Smith Street Tattoo, who is followed in a three-part video, which offers close-ups into his tattooing, but also looks into his other passions like antiquing and taxidermy, and his record store, Black Gold Records. This video above, Part III, focuses heavily on his life outside of tattooing and highlights his amazing collection of Americana and "cultural vomit" that inform his artwork.
If you missed the previous episodes: here are Part I and Part II. The next episode, featuring Grime, will go live on Vice TV on August 3rd.
UPDATE: Here's Part 2 of the Dan Santoro feature.
As we posted last month, we've been excited to see the debut of a show that pays respect to the art without the faux drama of current tattoo TV offerings: Tattoo Age on Vice TV.
Today, the show went live and has most definitely met our expectations. This first episode is Part 1 of a feature on Dan Santoro of Smith Street Tattoo in Brooklyn, NY. It looks at his daily life as a tattooer and his approach to Americana folk-art tattoos and paintings, which make up a great deal of his portfolio. His colleagues at Smith Street offer their thoughts on Dan's work and personality as well. But it goes beyond close-ups of tattooing and musings on the craft. It follows Dan on his antiquing trips, another one of his passions and business, and other aspects of his life outside of the shop, giving the viewer an intimate look at this well respected artist.
Check the full episode below. You can find the schedule for upcoming episodes on our original post, as well as the show's trailer.
Vice's VBS.TV will soon be airing a new series called Tattoo Age focusing on tattooers and their personal histories, and based on the trailer above, it looks like reality programming that is actually based on reality.
Tattoo Age profiles renowned tattooists and has them tell their own stories -- not the sob tales of clients that make up so much of tattoo TV today. It also includes the artists commenting on one another, which I think adds another interesting dimension.
The show premiers July 13th. Here's the line up: