- Tattoo machine: Tall Tales True Stories and my Life in Ink
- Author Jeff Johnson
- 4.3 out 5 stars
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The Life of a Tattoo Artist
If you’ve ever sat down with a tattoo artist, they have a lot to tell and are filled with a lot of life. I have the privilege to know a lot of artists and I always love to listen to them tell their stories.
I wrote an article Tattoo Inks; Expand your Knowledge which talked about tattoo history. Many moons ago tattoos were mainly worn by certain people, but with the huge explosion in the ink world, all walks of life are getting inked.
The artist will deal with every kind of personality there is, so the stories today have gotten even better. Jeff Johnson is a master tattoo artist and co owner and manager at the famed Sea Tramp Tattoo Parlor in Portland Oregon. With over 20 years in the business you could pretty much say he’s seen it all In the tattoo world.
The tattoo industry is a world of it’s own and Jeff brings you in to hear it straight from an artist. You will learn everything that goes on in a tattoo studio, from the drunk guy to the quiet client, Jeff tells it all and doesn’t hold any punches. You won’t be able to put this book down once you start reading it.
This is definitely not a book if you want to learn how to tattoo. Once this book is read you will have a new respect and understanding of some of the things your artist goes through. Through the book Jeff does also give some tips and some quite funny tidbits like ensuring you know the correct spelling before you have it tattooed on you.
Jeff really knows how to write a book and keep the reader entrigued. This book has been read by many people who will never get a tattoo but are curious at why tattoos have become so popular. If you read the reviews, they were definitely happy to have read it.
They realized that old stigma is gone and you don’t walk in a studio to find a big biker looking guy giving tattoos. Well, of course you still can, but it has changed and you often meet some very intelligent, well-educated artists. After reading this book you will agree. So buckle up put your helmet on and enjoy the ride you won’t regret it.
Rock your Journey,
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