Season 2 of Vice’s Tattoo Age has landed with the first Valerie Vargas episode streaming now. The folks behind the series made a promotional short film starring Troy Denning and Dan Santoro doing their best tattoo film noir. Kind of silly, but it’s still better than Dave Navarro.
The folks at VICE have released an ‘out-take reel’ of footage cut from the Dan Santoro episodes of Tattoo Age; centering mostly around their shop guy Craig and his aversion to seafood, his lack of desire for eating, and about that time he crucified a dead deer…
Adios, Mr. Santoro.
The first episode of Marcus Kuhn’s GYPSY GENTLEMAN has premiered; focusing on NYC and featuring Kuhn, Virginia Elwood and Thomas Hooper this 30 minute episode comes fresh on the heels of Vice’s Tattoo Age (and features a brief visit to Dan Santoro’s coffee/antique shop) and is another example of the possibilities of tattoo documentation.
Kuhn gives us a walkthrough of NYC’s Bowery area and brings Elwood and Hooper to a Tibetan/Himalayan art museum; work on drawings and finally tattoo them on a few lucky tattoo collectors.
I recommend taking a half an hour out of your evening tonight, relaxing and devoting yourself to watching GGep1. I assure you that you won’t be disappointed!