In the current culture it would seem everyone from the pre-school teacher to the top-level CEO is proudly showing off their ink. Even at home, it’s hard not to change the channel without seeing David Beckham’s sleeves on display in an H&M ad, or one of the many shop-based reality programs hosted by the likes of Dave Navarro and Pete Wentz.
There is only one tattoo that is truly looked down upon, and that’s the one you regret. Since not everyone is lucky enough to have a friend in the business, we ventured to Scott Campbell’s Brooklyn shop, Saved Tattoo, to chat with veteran artist Anderson Luna about his advice to first-timers, how to talk with your artist, and why you should know exactly what you want before they fire up the machine. We may have also taken advantage of the opportunity to put his fine-line skills to the test.
(Author getting some new ink during the interview. Photo by Michael C. Dumler)
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