madc- female graffiti artist does a complete wall that is near 50-60 yards maybe more. does the entire wall by herself with a ladder and paint. took her 4 month and putting in 10 hour days. this wall in my opinion is crushing most of the burners the top crews out there are producing!
This is the apex of the whoring out of our craft. Not only is a two week tattoo school completely absurd and totally irresponsible but a television show promoting it is the ultimate insult to the horrendous injury. Please let TLC know this form of media is not welcome in our craft by both tattooers and collectors alike. It’s time to take the wheel back from the parasites and the gluttonous pigs who devalue a timeless art that is steeped in tradition and has one of the most interesting and rich cultural histories shared by people all over the world. FUCK YOU TLC!-Robert Ryan
Belles & Whistles: Here’s a little background to this whole ordeal; TLC is producing a show about a “Tattoo School” in Albany New York that gives a two week crash course in the art of tattooing over a period of two weeks, all for a tidy sum of $4800. This is unbelievably demeaning to artists of any craft to bypass all patience, practice, and dedication and be able to call yourself a “certified” artist within that field. Click here to get an idea of what kind of tattooing is being taught and to see what level of ability these students are demonstrating.
And if you’re thinking “hey man, teaching people to tattoo can’t be a bad idea, it’s better than them teaching themselves!”. It’s not better. So much is lost from an artform so rich in culture and history. Apprentice somewhere. Study under a master tattooist. Learn the craft.
I don’t even know where to begin with this. I will be following up on this post, as soon as I formulate my thoughts.