Dan Santoro

Tattoo Age Short Film

Tattoo Age Short Film @ Vice.com

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 REAL last Santoro

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 last Santoro

Don’t forget that the last episode of the first arc of VBS’s TATTOO AGE (featuring Dan Santoro) will hit on 27th July.

It’s a great  episode; features more antiquing than tattooing and gives you a really personal insight into Dan’s life and collecting habits.  You get the feeling that if it weren’t for his store, he might get overrun with ephemera.

I’m never someone who thinks that tattooers should be famous; hell, I don’t even think most celebrities should be famous. But respected is a whole ‘nother story. I’ve only met Dan once, very briefly while my armpit was getting tattooed by Robert Ryan, but these episodes gave me a much appreciated peek into someone else’s life, and if the rest of the series ends up being this good….

Tattoo Age: Dan Santoro ep3 will be available on VBS on July 27th: http://www.vbs.tv/



Gypsy Gentleman episode one!

The Gypsy Gentleman – Episode 01: New York City from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.

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!

Tattoo Age: Dan Santoro

The premiere episode of TATTOO AGE is coming up in three days and will feature Brooklyn, NY tattoo artist Dan Santoro. Make sure to check it out at http://www.vbs.tv/

The Dan Santoro broadcast schedule is as follows:
Pt. 1 July 13 | Pt. 2 July 20 | Pt. 3, July 27

You can find out more about Dan at http://smithstreettattoo.com


I just watched a sneak peak at the first episode of Tattoo Age….
It’s exactly as good as most of us were hoping it would be. Total geek stuff here; no drama or contrived reality tv vibe; just banter from a bunch of guys who know each other a little too well (the Smith Street crew) and a lot of ‘in the shop’ scenes that will remind you of time you’ve spent at the shop talking about tattoos, breaking balls and having a good time.

The best thing I can say about it is- It will have very limited appeal outside of the tattoo community. I really can’t wait for the rest of the episodes to air!

Tattoo Age Press Release

Dan Santoro. Tattoo Age

I’m someone who gives a lot of credence to meaningful coincidence; synchronicity has been a very strong influence in my life for the last decade, one that’s guided me in the right direction when I was lost, taken me in when I needed it and introduced me to some really amazing folks.

When I was getting tattooed Monday at Electric, I was introduced to a gentleman named Dan. Earlier this morning, I posted the Tattoo Age promo here on OV. A few minutes ago I received a press release for the Tattoo Age series, which features the very same Dan Santoro.

Nice and smooth, just how I like it. Follow the break to find the showtimes/information on Tattoo Age.