The Life of a Twentieth Century Tattoo Artist: Charles ‘Red’ Gibbons

Most early tattoo artists were attracted to the ancient craft of tattoo artistry because of a burning desire to express their creative artistic ability. The appeal of freedom of an unencumbered profession.  They were their own boss, answering to no one. DREW WINNER, Tattoo Artist at “Electric Tiger Tattoo” painted the picture of Charles Gibbons Read more about The Life of a Twentieth Century Tattoo Artist: Charles ‘Red’ Gibbons[…]

Smith Street Brooklyn Comes to Chelsea

If someone asked me, “What’s your problem?”  I’d have to say “skin.”   Andy Warhol Eighty Eight degrees inside on a sub zero-freezing night outside. Which was good. An abundance of arms necks legs with multicolored designs of dragons skulls clowns snakes pin up girls and geometric patterns floated around the space. Mostly old school Read more about Smith Street Brooklyn Comes to Chelsea[…]

All Tomorrow’s Parties

We went down to the Bowery or maybe the Lower East Side last week. That’s the area near Orchard, Ethridge, and Chrystie streets. Our old memory of that area is dropping an inebriated drummer named Walter off at Ludlow and Stanton, a crime and drug addled corner.  All changed now. New galleries, restaurants, and a Read more about All Tomorrow’s Parties[…]