Category Archives: Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight – Interviews with the world’s greatest artists.

Rodrigo Canteras of Wooster Street Social Club, NY

Rodrigo Canteras of Wooster Street Social Club, NY

Our Artist Spotlight is on Rodrigo Canteras of Wooster Street Social Club, located in the SOHO section of New York City.  You might recognize Rodrigo from the hit TV series, NY INK on TLC.

We caught up with Rodrigo after the Cape Fear Tattoo & Art Expo last month to talk about tattoos and life in the city.

AnoTat2:  I know you have been tattooing for a few years, how did you start?  Who did you do your apprenticeship with?

Rodrigo:  I started my apprenticeship under Luis Segatto in 1999, while I was living in Miami Beach. My second apprenticeship was with Emerson Forth. Continue reading Rodrigo Canteras of Wooster Street Social Club, NY

John Slater of Little John’s Tattoo of NC

John Slater

Our Artist Spotlight is on John Slater of Little John’s Tattoo.  The shop is located in Greensboro, NC on S Aycock St,.  John’s not only a talented artist whose work is clean, sharp and very impressive but like the original tattoo artists of yesterday he crafts his own machines.

We caught up with John between conventions and banging out custom tattoos for his clients:

AnoTat2:  How long have you been a tattoo artist?

John:  I have been tattooing (in a tattoo shop!) for over a decade.

AnoTat2:  Where did you do your apprenticeship?

John:  I was fortunate enough to have a traditional apprenticeship under Lino Gil. a very traditional apprenticeship. I learned to tattoo, spitshade flash, make my own needles, tune machines; a lot of things that seem to be forgotten sometimes. Continue reading John Slater of Little John’s Tattoo of NC

Sarah Miller INK Master Runner Up Season 2

Sarah Miller INK Master Runner Up Season 2

Our Artist Spotlight is on Sarah Miller Artist/Managing Partner Wyld Chyld Tattoo in Pittsburgh, PA.  Most people know Sarah from INK Master(season 2) on Spike TV.

We caught up with Sarah after she cleaned house at Ink Life Tour in Oklahoma City winning Best of Day and Best Color Portrait.

AnoTat2:  We know you have been working in the Art Industry since 2005 and about 4 years later began tattooing?  Tell us what brought you into tattooing? Was it a big leap going from paper to skin?

Sarah:  I actually started tattooing in 2006, when I was still in school.  My roommate was a tattoo artist, Ashley Claypool, and she saw my paintings.  It took her a few months to convince me but she did and she taught me how to tattoo.  I did my apprenticeship with her.  It wasn’t a huge jump for me to start using skin instead of paper, but it took awhile to learn how to use the new materials. Continue reading Sarah Miller INK Master Runner Up Season 2