Why isn’t mental health the NUMBER ONE domestic issue? Epidemic anxiety and depression. Most drug use is self medication, and now you get to add addiction to the insecurities that lead you down the dark path. I’ve had deaths like these hit too close to home for too long. Suicide, overdoses, hangings… DAMN IT. Our dollar chasing, star fucking culture has produced people who think they are what they DO. You have tremendous value as a person. Wether you succeed or fail in life isn’t about your career and your bank account. Its about love and the effect you have on other people. None of us are perfect. Far from it. Let’s try and love each other and stop crushing each other in the rush toward temporary treasures. Peace and love to all of you.
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So, next week is the deadline to join us for the new mentoring session. Hundreds of you and your friends have watched the FREE WEBINAR HERE, but only the bravest and boldest have signed up! The discount code in the webinar is only good until this FRIDAY. Don’t miss the opportunity to level up in your art, business and life as a creative entrepreneur . Just remember, if you are mentoring yourself you are LOST.
My goal as a mentor is to help you maximize your success and growth. You can ask me anything you want during your mentoring term, and I won’t withhold any information or “secrets” that are impeding your progress. You’ll also have access to the private Facebook group, and the family of former participants to support you, answer questions, and collaborate with you in a safe environment.
Let me leave you with this final thought to help you with your decision…
“You become an average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”.
Who are you spending your time with? Are they building you up or tearing you down?
I’m here for you, in your corner. LET’S DO THIS!
Tattoo Mentor Q&A with Scot Winskye and Keith Ciaramello
Jason Stephan and Will Gonzalez
Jesse Smith and Kenneth Brown-The Richmond Tattoo and Arts Festival 2016
Stefano Alcantara and Jesse Smith with Keith Ciaramello
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Q&A With Keith 2016
Brennan speaks with Keith about his tattooing, painting, parenthood and his independent comic book “Prat”. Enjoy!
Q & A with Keith Ciaramello
Keith answers your submitted questions about tattooing and being a professional artist.
Chris 51From EPIC INK interviewed by Keith Ciaramello 2016
Had to tweak this one quite a bit for audio to be doable, but you won’t regret it. A MUST LISTEN.
Civil War and Soapy Reveals…(w/Scot Winskye)
Hope all is well. I know your busy but, I wanted to pick your brain about a painting I’m working on. Its in the beginning stages, in oils. I’m sending a photo of the refrence as well. My main concern is about the shadows on the side of the helmet. I value your opinion and hope to hear from you soon. Thank you
Looks really nice! Be careful of your light source, and the separation of the light and dark side (no pun intended) of the object. The red circles represent a simply lit sphere over the object. Nothing in the dark side should have any high key values from the light side. Look at the color samples lifted from the reference. the brightest colors on the dark side are the medium dark colors from the light side. The large image is just a layer on top with a quick airbrush pass to knock those values back. I know you can do it way more controlled in paint.
Hope this helps,
Thom Bulman Interviewed
Nick Malasto Part 2!
Nick Malasto 2016 Interview Part 1
Ernesto Nave and Christian Perez discuss their painting event and more!
Justin Buduo Interview
I was introduced to Chad Sinkhorn years ago by Scot Winskye. I’ve always been impressed with his artwork, but it doesn’t stop there. Chad has always been ambitious and progressive. Always ready to try the newest advancements in tattooing, he has an open mind and a willingness to take chances on new tools and technology. A few years ago he impressed many in the tattoo community by holding his first tattoo convention.
Guy Aitchison Interview 2016!
OK! I’ll be sending out a discount code to my list, but that probably won’t happen until next week. Rather than make everyone wait, you can get it NOW for $10!
Keith Ciaramello gives an overview of tattoo safety cartridge technology, and uses seven popular brands as examples. This informational video is designed for consumers and manufacturers alike. The hope is to elevate the awareness of safety cartridge construction, quality and materials, so that the products can improve more rapidly in a constructive, creative setting. (Running time Aprox. 2 hours 30 min).
Inkmaster JIME LITWALK interviewed by Keith Ciaramello
Josh Bodwell Interviewed!
Christmas Message From Keith Ciaramello!
SEE THE LOST PILOT NOW!!!!!
Dave Wah interviewed with special guest Halo!
Getting deep into painting technique and the effects of anxiety inducing chemicals, more information than the average brain can possibly handle. More Jesse Smith! Special Skype Bomb by Dan Hazelton.
Lalo Tattoos and Jesse Smith of Inkmasters in studio… Also joined by artist Melody Mitchell!
Sign the petition!!! www.change.org/p/andrew-cuomo-david-carlucci-kenneth-zebrowski-new-york-state-department-of-health-change-nys-bill-s1421-2015-to-allow-the-use-of-disposable-ink-caps-in-tattooing?recruiter=368545516&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
ATTENTION NYS TATTOO ARTISTS AND SHOPS!
New laws have been passed in NY effective December 12th that will require the used of single use prepackaged ink cups instead of the usual disposable ink caps.
EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS! CONTACT YOUR LAWMAKERS!
SIGN THE PETITION! SHARE WITH OTHER TATTOO ARTISTS
To: Senator Carlucci, NYS Department of Health, Governor Cuomo, Assemblyman Zebrowski and whomever else it may concern,
This petition is regarding the wording on the new tattoo laws that were passed, bill S1421-2015. The wording regarding single use inks is complicated and may lead to completely unnecessary and expensive measures.
The new bill (http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/s1421-2015) defines “SINGLE USE INK” SHALL MEAN A SEALED AND PRE-FILLED PACKAGE OF INK THAT IS ONLY INTENDED FOR A SINGLE USE”
The standard procedure by any properly trained tattoo artist involves purchasing large bottles of inks, and pouring them into small plastic, single use, disposable “ink caps”, just enough for the procedure, which are thrown away during clean up. The original large bottle is to be stored away from the client and the work station, and therefore away from any possibility of contamination.
The way the law reads now, would not work with these proven safe, common-practice procedures. They have single use, prepackaged inks, but they are incredibly expensive and not offered by any of the better quality brands of ink (really just a couple brands), and only available in a limited palette. For many artists, switching to a lesser-quality ink, is just not an option. For permanent makeup pigments (which is very much tattooing as well) there are no brands packaged for single use. These single-use inks, are impractical and unnecessary, since standard precautions are designed to eliminate the possibility of cross-contamination.
We would like to propose that better wording would be something that specifies that pigments are required to be poured into single use disposable receptacles aka ink caps.
Example: “single use ink” shall mean all inks are poured into disposable single use containers, and disposed of after each procedure.
The key to safe tattooing is annual education requirements, teaching artists in the industry to use universal precautions and learn the newest and best practices to prevent cross-contamination and prevent the spread of dangerous infectious diseases. This is already a requirement through federal OSHA laws, which many other states have chosen to reiterate.
Rewrite NYS BILL S1421-2015 before it goes into effect!
Dan Hazelton Interview with Keith Ciaramello!
The last few weeks I’ve been reading and listening to the writings of Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, and Wallace Wattles. What happened to the great thinkers and doers in our generation? It seems like everyone is in a competition to be the biggest DUMBASS.
Ant Iannucci Interviewed.
Part one of Keith’s interview with Jesse Smith! Listen up people! Art Nerdy GOODNESS!!!
Franco Vescovi Interviewed
Ebook version of my Summer Sketchbook is up Now!
Take a slow boat to Pooch Island! Tattoo artist and painter Michael “Pooch” Pucciarelli speaks to Keith Ciaramello about all things tattoo, painting and where to get great ribs in his home town. Listen up!
I Like to Paint MONSTERS! Chet Zar Interviewed by Keith Ciaramello
I love the opportunity to bring interviews to you from artists I admire how exist outside of the tattoo community. I’m not sure that statement totally applies in this case, considering the Chet Zar has made a second home in the tattoo community. Chet started very young in his pursuit of the creation of “all things creepy”. His movie magic career culminated in a position at Rick Baker Studios. After becoming disenchanted with the nature of Hollywood projects, Chet made a decision to bring his creepy creativity to the fine art world.
Affectionately known as a “painter of monsters”, he couldn’t have been less monstrous during our interview. Getting to know Chet during this conversation reinforced my belief that he is truly a warm, compassionate, and loving human being. I hope you guys enjoy this interview is as much as I enjoyed speaking with him that day.
Listen to Keith interviewed Durb Morrison, arguably one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the tattoo business. The mind behind the HELL CITY tattoo conventions, and the creator of true grips, true tubes, and Ergo-Squish! He’s also a successful publisher in print and digital media. Get ready to feel lazy!
Frank LaNatra Part 3! You want it? You got it!
Conan Lea and Scot Winskye discuss Detroit Tattoo Convention 2015 and more with Keith Ciaramello!
Joshua Carlton joins Keith Ciaramello to talk about his upcoming book about anxiety and panic disorders in artists and creatives. We also discuss his 25 year career, and what lies ahead for him in his art, music and life.