Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Video: Mutsuo Profile for Tattoo Age – “Part’s 2 & 3”

Here are parts two and three of the Mutsuo profile from season 2 of New Era and Vice’s series Tattoo Age. Part two focus’ on the Japanese artist’s personality and the origins of his entrance into the tattoo world and working at Three Tides Tattoo. We hear from Mutsuo, Chris Garver, and Masa Sakamoto, who is a rare example of a tattoo parlor owner who doesn't actual tattoo himself.  We get some insight into how western-style tattooing gained ground in Japan after the 1999 Tokyo Convention. We also hear about all the guest artists who have contributed to making Mutsuo the artist he is today.

In part three Mutsuo wraps up his Tattoo Age series by taking a little trip to his hometown where he provides a brief tour of the local temples and a visit his house where we meat his mother and father.  Mutsuo also provides his philosophical take on what tattooing means to him.

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