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The fourth in a series of films chronicling the travels of the gypsy gentleman. A travel documentary profiling the world’s greatest tattooers and the world’s most fascinating places.
My name is Bill Canales and I was born in Couhuila, México. My biological mother passed away when I was two years old. After I was adopted, I lived with my new family in El Paso, Texas.
My tattoo career started at Renegade Tattooing in 1992. Years later, after I moved to Europe, my tattoo career reached a turning point. What I found there moved my work toward the direction of my current style, which is mainly based in Asian techniques.
When I decided to come back to the United States, I moved to San Diego, California and started working at Avalon Tattoo, a staple of the San Diego tattooing community.
In 2008, I opened Full Circle with the help of my beautiful wife, Becky, and two amazing kids, Maya and Mateo. I hope to give back to the craft that has given me so much in my life.
Thank you Marcus for this amazing opportunity to be a part of something great!
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I learned to tattoo in Chicago, Illinois under the master tutelage of the infamous Fat Joe Scapin. I relocated to Southern California in 1996. I now own and operate the world famous Flying Panther Tattoo studio in sunny San Diego, CA. I specialize in classic style western tattooing and raising a family of five. My aim is to preserve and perpetuate classic tattoo technique, culture and style.
I am very proud of what we have achieved on just a belief in something real, and how we used our determination and our time and our voice to affect human change. Please go to www.gypsygentleman.com and support us.
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(Marcus Kuhn is featured in Tattoo Artist Magazine #22)