Adam Lauricella: Thom deVita Pop-Up Gallery Review

By Adam Lauricella The “pop-up gallery” is a phenomenon that is refreshing yet pragmatic. It’s something doable for artists who may not have the resources to establish a long-standing art gallery yet, still show their work or the work of others. Often times these galleries take shape in empty spaces or

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode V (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig-Oar78Os0&w=590&h=415] In the final part of Thom deVita's Tattoo Age series we have to cover a lot of ground. So please sit back and prepare to go from the days before tattoo artists wore gloves while working to Thom's current life as an artist. Enjoy. [More info on expanded page] 15335

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode IV (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ2jGgeyEoc&w=590&h=415] In the new episode of the Thom deVita Tattoo Age series we explore the neighborhood in which Thom live and worked, the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We also go into the types of tattoos Thom did, and what it took to talk someone into getting tattoos that were

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode III (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSybXw8eneo&w=590&h=415] In part three of Thom deVIta's epic Tattoo Age series, we take look at his personal history and how he came into tattooing. We also hear from tattoo legend Angelo Scotto on the history of tattooing in New York City... [More info on expanded page] 15134

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode II (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAYX0hj5yig&w=590&h=415] In the second part of the Thom deVita Tattoo Age series we focus on the touching and often hilarious relationship he has with Nick Bubash. Thom and Nick met in the early 1970s and soon after Thom started to tattoo Nick, he also started to teach him how to

Vice: Tattoo Age Thom deVita Episode I (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l1mqYQuNf8&w=590&h=415] Thom deVita began tattooing in the late 60s in New York's Lower East Side, when the practice was illegal. He quickly began to forge his own styles, drawing influence from Puebla Indian designs to Lord and Taylor shopping bags. In this episode, we hear from Ed Hardy, photographer Clayton

Vice: Tattoo Age Valerie Vargas Bonus Footage (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0TEKPJ1J6Q&w=590&h=415] While we're waiting for the premiere of Tattoo Age's Thom DeVita killer episode, we just released some Valerie Vargas Bonus Footage. Vargas takes us to meet the legendary English tattooer Lal Hardy who has been tattooing since 1975 and is generally considered to be one of the people who

Adam Lauricella: My Visit with Thom deVita

By Adam Lauricella I woke up Saturday and prepared for work. Grabbed my coffee and went through my other daily rituals then settled in at the tattoo parlor; I realized I wasn't scheduled to work. I thought I should stay and most likely I'd pick up a few walk ins. Like

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age Mutsuo Episode III (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnbCk-ZsYcE&w=590&h=415] In Part 3, Mutsuo reflects on the blurry line of legality of tattooing in Japan, along with the prejudice against tattooed individuals that still lingers within society today, where people with tattoos are not welcome in public baths, beaches, pools, etc. He muses on why tattooing makes him happy

Vice Magazine: Tattoo Age Mutsuo Episode II (VIDEO)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzJ0L1rnnAw&w=590&h=415] In this episode of Tattoo Age we delve into the history of Three Tides Tattoo. We hear from Mutsuo, Chris Garver, and Masa Sakamoto, as they give us insight into how western-style tattooing gained ground in Japan after the 1999 Tokyo Convention. We also hear about all the guest