Tattoo Age

Tattoo Age: Thom deVita (Part 5/5)

Tattoo Age: Thom deVita (Part 5/5)

January 9, 2013

Can’t believe we missed this… This is the final part of Vice’s Tattoo Age video series with legendary tattoo artist Thom deVita. Sit back and prepare to go from the days before tattoo artists wore gloves while working to Thom’s current life as an artist. Enjoy.

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Tattoo Age: Thom deVita Part 1 (Video)

November 27, 2012

Tattoo Age is very proud to be featuring Thom deVita. Even though Thom has been tattooing and creating art for almost 50 years, there isn’t much information out there about him. He started tattooing in New York City’s Lower East Side in the mid 60s—when tattooing was illegal in the city—and quickly began to forge [...]

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Tattoo Age : Valerie Vargas (Bonus Footage)

Tattoo Age : Valerie Vargas (Bonus Footage)

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 [...]

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Tattoo Age: Mutsuo (Part 3/3) Video

November 5, 2012

Mutsuo wraps up his Tattoo Age series by taking a little trip to his hometown. After a brief tour of the local temples, and a quick trip to his house, Vice sit down with Mutsuo for a philosophical take on what tattooing means to him. Enjoy.

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Tattoo Age: Mutsuo Part 1 (Video)

October 13, 2012

This series revolves around an artist named Mutsuo who tattoos at the world-famous Three Tides Tattoo in Osaka, Japan. Mutsuo went from being one of the shop’s first customers to its first apprentice, and now he is considered its most senior tattoo artist. He learned the trade from all the American tattoo masters who visited [...]

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Tattoo Age: Valerie Vargas (Part 3/3)

October 10, 2012

In the last part of our Valerie Vargas episode, Vice take a closer look at the tattoo power couple that is Stewart Robson and Valerie Vargas. When they began shooting this piece, they didn’t know how close these wonderfully talented artists were and found themselves pleasantly surprised by their shared pleasure in tattooing. P.S. Be [...]

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Tattoo Age Season 2 Trailer

Tattoo Age Season 2 Trailer

September 8, 2012

Tattoo Age is back. In Season Two we’ll be featuring three vastly different artists from all ends of the tattoo spectrum, and the world, for that matter. First up, on September 12, we have Valerie Vargas, who lives and works in London and is widely know for doing the most beautiful “lady head” tattoos around. [...]

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Tattoo Age: Freddy Corbin (Part 2)

Tattoo Age: Freddy Corbin (Part 2)

November 14, 2011

Freddy Corbin has a long history in tattooing. Having worked with people like Dan Higgs and Ed Hardy early on in his career, Freddy has witnessed and made some important tattooing throughout his career. This episode also has some great archival, courtesy of Michael O. Stearns, from some tattoo documentaries in the early 90′s. Check [...]

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Tattoo Age: Freddy Corbin (Part 1)

Tattoo Age: Freddy Corbin (Part 1)

November 8, 2011

In the first installment of the Freddy Corbin series, Vice get familiar with Freddy’s tattoos as well as see his two Oakland tattoo parlors, Temple and Tattoo 13. Freddy’s style is further explained by his right hand man and fellow tattooer, Jason Mcafee. They also got a chance to speak with another Oakland legend, pro [...]

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Tattoo Age: Mike Rubendall (Part 3)

October 21, 2011

At this point you must be wondering how Mike does it. With 2 shops, 3 children, and his own tattoo schedule to contend with, we find out how Mike makes it all work. This is such an inspiration to watch. Much respect to Mike. Enjoy the video above ya’ll.

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Tattoo Age: Mike Rubendall (Part 2)

October 20, 2011

In part 2 of the Mike Rubendall series Vice got to hear how Mike began his career in the wild world of tattooing with the help of his mentor, Frank Romano. Also featured in this episode is some rare archival of Mike getting tattooed by one of his major influence, Filip Leu. Enjoy ya’ll!

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Tattoo Age: Mike Rubendall (Part 1)

October 7, 2011

“Mike Rubendall is different than all the artists we have featured so far on Tattoo Age, and what makes him so different is that he primarily works in the suburbs. One would not think of Massapequa, New York, as a hot bed of tattooing, but it probably has more quality tattoos per capita than any [...]

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