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The Transition.

Haram is past the honeymoon phase at the shop. She has plenty to do and knows what is expected of her.  It is obvious that she is up for the challenge. Teaching someone to tattoo […]

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The Sketchbook

The learning process can happen so fast.  Successfully absorbing all the new information is overwhelming.   I have gotten in the habit of keeping Mole notebooks handy to write notes and sketch pictures. These provide […]

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Fancy Door Bells…

The Tattoo Machine. The first tattoos were hand poke. Humans used sharp instruments to rip tiny pockets under the skin.  A repetitive popping motion that was performed by hand. Pop Pop Pop. Some people say […]

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Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals. 

My friend Haram is wanting to learn how to tattoo. After learning a bit about the history of tattooing, she took quickly to studying the designs of the past.  It is important to understand what […]

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Haram’s Approach to Success

The greatest thing about working with others is watching them grow.  Perspective and comfort zones are put to the test as we merge into a new way of life.  Tattooing is just that: A Lifestyle. […]

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Haram’s Next Step to Tattooing

If you have been following my posts, I have taken on a young lady who would like to learn how to tattoo.  We are still young in our relationship so she is not the apprentice […]

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Lessons Learned

My SELFJournal has a few parts to it. There is an opening of the day that includes writing your Itinerary, a Gratitude lList, Targets and daily Goals. Upon closing the day, you write Lessons Learned, […]

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Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 26

Learning to Tattoo Recently I have been hanging out with Haram. She wants to learn how to tattoo. But first she must understand what it is she is asking for. Matt Hodel  

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The Beginning.

The two most important things to learn in the beginning of any tattoo journey is: A. What is a good tattoo. B. Who came before you. Starting with Sailor Jerry covers both.  Haram is starting […]

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Meet My New Friend

Never have I had a prospective practitioner present themselves in such a positive way.  A young lady approached me about learning the craft of tattoo. I have a pretty standard reply to those who have […]

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