So, Stan, How long have you been tattooing?
Going on lucky 13yrs.
What did you do before you were a tattoo artist?
What got you interested in being a tattoo artist?
My Grandfather had some pretty gnarly WWII Navy tattoos. Always was interested in them after seeing those.
Did you do an apprenticeship? If so, how long?
About 2 yrs
How old were you when you got your first tattoo?
18. It was some tribal shit, yay 90's!
Who would you say influenced you as an artist, tattoo or otherwise?
Skateboard art, Traditional tattoo art mostly
What do you like to do besides tattooing?
Spend time with my Wife, and twin boys, Shoot guns, and collect Star Wars and horror props.
What is your favorite “style” of tattoo to do?
I like it all really. Have the most fun with horror themed.
What is the strangest tattoo you have ever done?
Would definitely say a butt with a pirate hat, and a patch that says "Swab me poop deck"
What is your favorite part of being a tattoo artist?
Being able to enjoy what you do.
What is your least favorite part?
Dealing with the occasional asshole.
What do you think about “scratchers?”
Broken hands can't tattoo.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Still tattooing?
Damn sure hope so. It's a riot, makes going to "work" not such a bad thing.
Seeing as how my blog is Tattooed Gunner, how do you feel about firearms and the 2nd amendment?
I think they are essential to the country, and for our freedom. 'Merica!!!
What is your favorite gun (that you actually own or otherwise)?
Probably my Glock 30s, it's always with me.
Thanks to Stan for doing the interview.
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