Chad Sinkhorn Interviewed!

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.

***ATTENTION NYS TATTOO ARTISTS AND SHOPS!***

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!

I Like to Paint MONSTERS! Chet Zar Interviewed by Keith Ciaramello

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.

K

Durb Morrison Interviewed!

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!

Joshua Carlton interviewed about his upcoming book

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.

 

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Halo Jankowski Part 2 (of2)

Keith interviews Halo Jankowski. They discuss Halo’s stint on ink master, how personality and character can affect the outcome of your life, and tips for being functionally homeless. Check out part one of this intense interview. Please share it, and feel free to leave comments and questions below. Halo will be returning soon to answer your questions.

Halo Jankowski Interview part 1 of 2

Keith interviews Halo Jankowski. They discuss Halo’s stint on ink master, how personality and character can affect the outcome of your life, and tips for being functionally homeless. Check out part one of this intense interview. Please share it, and feel free to leave comments and questions below. Halo will be returning soon to answer your questions.

Selina Medina Interviewed

Keith and Scot interview tattoo artist Selina Medina from Black Hive Tattoo in Jacksonville, FL. Selina is an awesome artist, cancer survivor and has many interesting stories about being a female tattoo artist on the circuit. Check it out.

Selina Medina Website