As a tattooist, I am very fortunate to work with the clients that I do. Tattooing a majority of my clients for many sessions, larger scale pieces, I end up being around them for quite a long time, some for years. I have been fortunate enough to tattoo Mike and Katie Warechowski for over 4 years now. They are everything you could want from a client, amazing people that love the tattoos that they get.
I was recently fortunate enough to write a blog for Tattoo Artist Magazine on tattoo collectors. We divided it into three different parts, and the last one recently just went up. The last one was about an amazing collector named Y`all. Here are is a small exert from it,
Recently I was lucky enough to write a blog for Tattoo Artists Magazine profiling some tattoo collectors I have been fortunate enough to know. The most recent one is on Jason Cornell. Here’s a quick exert from the blog.
“I had been keeping up with Jason Cornell for quite a bit longer than I originally thought. I had been a huge fan of Shawn Barber’s work and have always followed when he puts new stuff online, which I am sure is a practice of amount a million people, because he is amazing. He did a tattoo of a small group of skulls on the side of a knee, and it just looked so dang awesome. It is one of those pieces you tend to always remember.
I recently wrote a new blog for Tattoo Artist Magazine on tattoo collectors. They are separating it three different installments, each being on one of the collectors that I profiled. The first is on my good friend Jason Taylor. Jason is an awesome guy and a good friend of mine. Here’s a little bit of the piece I wrote on him.
“My first interests in tattoos and being tattooed stemmed from my grandfather. He had the classic crawling black panthers on both biceps. I was into art as far back as I can remember and it fascinated me that you could have it on you permanently. At probably 13 I tried to give my self a tattoo with a needle wrapped in thread and some India ink I acquired from art class. I still have a small black blob on my thigh from it. Initially it was a cross. From there I was tattooed by a biker shortly after my 18th birthday, and then some lady in Texas while I was in the Air Force less than a year later. Both of these tattoos were nothing to be proud of and nothing like the images in the tattoo magazines that I bought whenever I could find them. ”