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Qtattoo of Toronto Canada

Qtattoo of Toronto Canada

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Our Artist Spotlight is with Dongkyu Lee, better known as Qtattoo of Forever Young Ink in Toronto, Canada. Qtattoo is originally from Seoul, South Korea and has been taking the tattoo community by storm. A storm of killer tattoos that is. We caught up with Qtattoo to discuss tattooing.

How long have you been tattooing for?

I started my apprentice in 2011, so I been tattooing for approx 5 years now.

Did you always want to be a tattoo artist? Have you always been into art?

I have majored in Art from the University and decided to be a tattoo artist while I was serving in the army.

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How old were you when you got your first tattoo? What was it? An story behind it? Continue reading Qtattoo of Toronto Canada

Joie Sunshine

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Joie Sunshine


Joie Sunshine Tattoo
Photographer : Raul Shoots
Instagram : @raulshoots
Website: www.raulshoots.com

This week’s artist interview is with Joie Sunshine of The VIP Room in Miami, Florida. Joie has only been tattooing for a short period of time but her work reminded me of the old “street” shop tattoos. We caught up with Joie Sunshine between appointments and trips to Disney.

How long have you been tattooing for?

I’ve been tattooing professionally for three years.

Have you always want to be a tattoo artist?

No, I didn’t always want to be a tattoo artist. It was something I just sort of fell into. As a child, I always loved to draw and color. Once I started school I always made sure to take an art class from elementary school all the way to college. I love going to museums and art galleries. I’m always looking for inspiration.

How old were you when you got your first tattoo?  

I was sixteen years old. Ugh ! It’s a tribal on my lower back. It was a birthday gift from the late Rob G. No funny or interesting story to accompany it lol. I have plans to cover it up once I start my back piece. Continue reading Joie Sunshine

Empire State Tattoo Expo 2015 Coverage

Empire State Tattoo Expo 2015 Coverage

The Empire State Tattoo Expo was GREAT; as to be expected. First, we would like to thank the event organizers for the hospitality and allowing us to cover such an awesome event. As soon as we hit the convention floor we were met with the sound of buzzing tattoo machines and the smell of green soap. Anyone who has ever attended a convention can tell you those two things go together like warm apple pie and ice cream.

On Sunday some lucky tattoo collector won a tattoo collaboration with Paul Booth and Nikko Hurtado – what a lucky guy!

Empire State Tattoo Expo Paul Booth

 

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