Gypsy Gentleman ep3

The Gypsy Gentleman – Episode 03: San Francisco from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.

I don’t know how I missed it, but another episode of Marcus Kuhn’s Gypsy Gentleman has landed online; this time featuring interviews with Jason Kundell and George Campise. It’s great stuff; the perfect alternative to the vapid nonsense (how does it swim?) that plagues cable television.

The beauty of Kuhn’s project is that it’s informative to people who’re aren’t ‘tattoo people’ while still appealing to nerds like us who love the culture; the intro on San Francisco’s role in American tattooing covers points that we all know, but not in a pandering way. It’s clear that Marcus and crew really want this project to appeal to everyone while not compromising.

Well done.

And thanks to Scott from Yellowbeak for the heads up!

Gypsy Gentleman Part 2

Happy New Year everyone.
OV is still only eleven months old, but I’ve had a heck of a time so far.
2011 was a very full year for tattoo culture including Vice’s TATTOO AGE and Marcus Kuhn’s Gypsy Gentleman. Both were a welcome retreat from the glut of tattoo related programming (the various Inked series, Tattoo School, etc) that many folks feel exploit tattooing in the name of ratings. They let us have a glimpse into the lives and careers of Thomas Hooper, Fred Corbin, Grime, Dan Santoro, Virginia Elwood and other really next level tattooers with no drama, screaming or “If we can make it here… we can make it anywhere” rambling.

While Tattoo Age has finished it’s first season, Marcus still has more Gypsy Gentleman coming.

Episode 2, Austing Texas, features Tony Hundahl and Steve Byrne with music by Lucero and should be airing over at any day now is currently live on