Podcast #3 “Marked”: The Art of the Tattoo.

https://mastersandmodpod.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/artgarage-podcast-marked1.wavhello_sailor_collo Tattoos have a fascinating history and can be amazing works of art.  This episode, Suzanne and Teresa talk about the latest exhibit at The Art Garage, “Marked”, which celebrates the art of tattoos.  For the months preceding this show, Teresa (a big fan of tattoos) went around to some of North Jersey’s well known tattoo parlors, including Powerhouse and Jinx, to get some information on the artists of tattoos and have them participate. Before we start talking about the artwork and the artists who make this art form, Suzanne asks, “how exactly do you make a tattoo?” to which Teresa gives a brief tutorial on the inks, the machines and the sanitary practices. Teresa suggests that you always make sure the tattoo parlor that you are at uses only the most clean and sanitary practices. That segues into a discussion of Sailor Jerry, or Norman Keith Collins, the American tattoo artist who developed and perfected a true American style of the art form.  Taking influences from Vargas and Betty Page, Sailor Jerry turned tattooing into a business as well as an art. img1889smAfter his passing in the 1970’s, his apprentice, Ed Hardy, began building a following and also took the art of the tattoo to yet another level, adding T-shirts, sneakers, handbags and other items with the Ed Hardy label.  What else made tattooing the craze that it is today? Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Kat Von D, basketball star Denis Rodman and soccer star David Beckham displaying “flash”, has helped make it more mainstream. Finally, Teresa introduces the famous woman tattoo artist, Sunny Buick!  Sunny has been tattooing the rich and famous for years from her tattoo parlor in Paris. The art show, “Marked”, will be on display at The Art Garage in Montclair, NJ from April 7th- May 1st.  An artist reception will be on Friday, April 19th from 6-9pm.  211 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair NJ. https://mastersandmodpod.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/artgarage-podcast-marked1.wav

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