Who is Bryce Oprandi?

George: So how long have you owned and operated The Martlet ? Bryce:  It’s going to be 6 years in October. George:  When did you start Tattooing? Bryce:  I got my apprenticeship in 2007, then one year later I started working at Red Hot Tattoo with Joe Caram, Pat Sweeney and Jen Mclellan. Jen was the one who taught me. George: Did you go in there and get tattooed a lot and then all of a sudden they saw potential? Bryce:  Yeah, I would be getting tattooed there and a couple of other spots and I didn’t know shit about...

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10 Pounds of Shit in a 5 Pound Bag

I had a friend complain to me about a client once who wanted to get a lion tattooed on his arm to symbolize courage. My friend spent a really solid chunk of time drawing this lion out. He had sketched it out in different angles, really worked on making a beautiful mane that would stand out, wanted to make sure the face captured “courage”. When my friend presented the drawing to the client, he did not approve. He demanded it be redrawn with a million other things added to it. He proceeded to ask my friend if he could include...

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Hell City Killumbus Tattoo Festival Recap

In the past 9 years traveling and working convention booths for TATSoul, I have only attended a Hell City event, one time prior to this past show. Back in early 2009 we released our first Envy Needle and all we really sold at the time was a few different model chairs. I was working as THE outside sales rep for TATSoul. Hell City was one of the very first shows I attended, and my job was to pass out sample needles. The show was held at the beautiful, historic Biltmore Hotel and Spa. It has been said that nearly every...

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