November 17, 2012
When Vice filmed the Valerie Vargas Tattoo Age series, she took them to meet the legendary English tattooer Lal Hardy. Lal has been tattooing since 1975 and is generally considered to be one of the people who elevated tattooing in the UK in the 1980s. Lal is also an amazing storyteller, and he entertained them for quite some time at his shop, New Wave Tattoo Studio. Vice were so enamored with Lal’s stories that they kinda got off track and ended up talking more about English tattoo history than Ms. Vargas. Oh well. What you have here is just a snippet of their conversation with Lal that will hopefully turn into something bigger in the future. Enjoy.