Video: Excerpt from ‘Tattooing Reality’

Before the name DON ED HARDY became (regrettably) tied to overpriced clothing and media overexposure, it was synonymous with pushing the boundaries of the craft and art of tattooing.

From his relationship with Sailor Jerry Collins, his Tattoo Time series of books, his spotting and encouraging talent in an industry known for exclusion, Ed pushed tattooing out of “parlors” and into the mainstream.  If you’re wearing “custom” tattoos right now, you have Ed Hardy to thank for it.

This excerpt comes from a 1980s documentary called “Tattooing Reality” and features Ed and his mentor Phil Sparrow.

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