Results tagged “Markus Kuhn”

Feb201315
05:36 AM

The Gypsy Gentleman - Episode 06: Paris from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.

In the latest installment of Markus Kuhn's The Gypsy Gentleman series, the veteran tattooer travels to Paris to hook up with his renowned colleagues (and good friends) Laura Satana and the inimitable Tin Tin. There, he shows us the sights of the city, talks tattoos, and draws some skulls. Because of his closeness with Laura and Tin Tin, and Paris itself, it feels like you're watching a more intimate, personal video -- but one that is beautifully produced. Check it.
Jan201217
11:26 AM

The Gypsy Gentleman - Episode 02: Austin, Texas from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.

Taking us on a tattoo tour through different cities and experiencing them through renowned tattooists, The Gypsy Gentleman video magazine by Marcus Kuhn has just released its second episode. In this 30 minute production, Marcus hits Austin, Texas to explore the "birth of tattooing in America in the mid-twentieth century" along with Steve Byrne and Tony Hundahl of Rock of Ages Tattoo.

The three artists visit The National Museum of the Pacific War, filled with WW II memorabilia and imagery that largely inform traditional Americana tattooing. They then each create tattoos based upon what inspired them in the museum. Really interesting work. There's also discussion on the essence of what traditional tattooing is, beyond subject matter.

Also throughout the video, you'll hear Marcus offer some fun facts on Austin and visit other sites like the Cathedral of Junk and the studio of master sign painter Gary Martin.

A fun trip the whole ride through.

Check our first post on The Gypsy Gentleman here.
Jul201115
02:28 PM

Earlier this week, we featured the first episode of a new tattoo show by Spike TV called Tattoo Age. We're happy to post that there's another series without the faux drama, featuring the adventures of a tattooist who reveals the realities of tattooing along with cultural highlights of different cities beyond the art.

Markus Kuhn says of The Gypsy Gentleman project:

Each episode will present the city that it was shot in. We will go to the streets and give you the city as it feels to us.

Marcus will be profiling one cool spot per city, a record store that sells coffee and antiques, or an Italian shoe maker in Buenos Aires that has been there for a 100 years, or a sumi shop in Kyoto that has been there 500 years.

Each episode will conclude with a feast involving all the great people who have come together for that city's filming. The message being- human interaction is the most important point; it is that moment together that is most important. Too often we miss the real highlights of being here.

This first episode features Virginia Elwood and Thomas Hooper in NYC. Check it.

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