Books Closed: Tattoos And The Internet Collide, Hosted By Andrew Stortz

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Synopsis

Tattoo artists will be quick to tell you that things aren't the way they used to be. We sit down with a different tattooer on each episode to discuss how technology, social media and the internet in general have totally changed the way we approach the job.

Episodes

  • 029: Lyle Tuttle: The Lost Tapes (Pt. 1)

    02/12/2019 Duration: 01h14min

    This is a special episode of BOOKS CLOSED! Listen to a never-before-heard interview from 2004 between Taki Kitamura and  the legendary tattoo artist, Lyle Tuttle. For more info about Lyle: Lyle Tuttle Collection This was all made possible by Taki (@stateofgracetaki)!Make sure to follow him and let him know how much you enjoyed this tape.  BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew StortzMusic by SAKURA @sakura.beatzBooks Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662booksclosedpodcast.com THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS:ETERNAL INK (eternaltattoosupply.com)@eternalinkUse coupon code BOOKSCLOSED to get 20% off your order of Eternal Inks! MACHINEMACHINECO (machinemachine.co)@machinemachine.coProfessionally crafted video courses made by professional tattooers.  Get an exclusive look at what's behind some of the best work in the tattoo community.

  • 028: Extended ft. Gunnar

    27/11/2019 Duration: 01h31min

    Didn't get enough on Ep 028? This is the full interview with Gunnar that you heard a segment from in this week's full episode. He discusses mental health in tattooing and his own personal journey with it through his career.Ep 028 Extended is brought to you by:GoRemindersEliminate no-shows, save time & increase revenue with GoReminders: Simple, automatic appointment reminders via text message & email (with optional online booking for no extra charge). GoReminders pays for itself with one saved no-show appointment.Get 10% off by following this link: GoReminders.com/booksclosed

  • 028: Psychological Tattooing

    25/11/2019 Duration: 01h32min

    Issues of mental health are as prevalent in tattooing as anywhere. NYC tattooer, Virginia Elwood, guest co-hosts this week, along with a segment with Ohio tattooer, Gunnar.Virginia talks about her entrance into tattooing, and about how she has worked to balance her mental health, career and life in general.Gunnar discusses why he is interested in being a conversation-starter with issues of mental health in tattooing, and details his own quest of happiness.Check out:Virginia ElwoodSaved Tattoo, Brooklyn NYGunnarEnso Tattoo, Columbus, OH Watch this episode on YOUTUBEBOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz)Music by SAKURA @sakura.beatzBooks Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662booksclosedpodcast.com THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: ALLIANCE TATTOO SUPPLY (alliancetattoosupply.com)@alliancetattoosupplyTattooers supporting tattooers! Premium tattoo equipment from people who know.Use coupon code BOOKSCLOSED to get 10% off your first order and FREE SHIPPING! BRIAN KELLY ARMY TATTOO FLASH (shop.briankellyarmy.c

  • 027: LIVE in San Francisco

    18/11/2019 Duration: 01h09min

    Debra Yarian, Freddy Corbin and Henry Lewis are the guests this week on a special LIVE episode of the show! Recorded at the Bay Area Tattoo Convention, 10/19/19.Follow:Deb YarianFreddy CorbinHenry LewisWatch this episode on YOUTUBE BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 booksclosedpodcast.com  THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: MR. FLASH MACHINE (mrflashmachine.com)@mrflashmachineUse coupon code BOOKSCLOSED to get FREE SHIPPING within the US! HOMESTEAD MACHINERY@homesteadmachineryHandmade tattoo machines by Heath Rave

  • 026: Extended

    13/11/2019 Duration: 43min

    Andrew responds to some listener feedback, and a conversation with Ep 026's guest co-host Bradley Farrell, after the camera turned off. Check out Ep 026: Adaptive Tattooing if you haven't yet. It'll give a bit more context for this bonus episode. 

  • 026: Adaptive Tattooing

    11/11/2019 Duration: 01h08min

    This episode of the BOOKS CLOSED Podcast features guest co-host, Bradley Farrell, and tattooer, Zack Hunter "Southpaw." I found a handful of parallels between these two conversations, and this episode weaves the two together to tell a larger story. Bradley was a guest on the show last season as a retired tattooer, and his since started tattooing again. We catch up about what it's like to blow the dust of his tattoo machines and how hard it is to make a tattoo happen.Zack shares the details of a serious car accident he was in at the age of 19, and how he fought to reclaim his life. Bradley Farrell: @_allmyghosts_Zack Hunter: @southpawtattoosWatch this episode on YOUTUBE BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 booksclosedpodcast.com  THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: ETERNAL INK (www.eternaltattoosupply.com)@eternalinkUse coupon code BOOKSCLOSED to get 20% off your order of Eternal Inks! MACHINEMACHINECO (www.machinemachine.co)@mach

  • 025: Extended

    06/11/2019 Duration: 17min

    Didn't get enough in Ep 025? Here are some bonus clips to hold you over until next episode!Includes unaired segments with Justin Weatherholtz and Shanzey Afzal!@andrewstortz@justinweatherholtz@inkminxtattoo

  • 025: Disruptive Tattooing

    04/11/2019 Duration: 01h05min

    Welcome to Season 3 of BOOKS CLOSED! We are joined by tattoo artist Justin Weatherholtz (Kings Ave Tattoo, NYC)  this week to discuss a handful of tattooing's industry disruptors. One of those disruptors, Shanzey Afzal (Ink Minx Tattoo) also stops in to talk about her journey into and out of tattooing. The episode ends with a field trip to an NYC bar that puts drinks and tattoo machines in the hands of the public. Justin Weatherholtz: @justinweatherholtzShanzey Afzal: @inkminxtattooFIB Tattoo Bar: @fibtattoobar BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 www.booksclosedpodcast.com  THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: ETERNAL INK (www.eternaltattoosupply.com)@eternalinkUse coupon code BOOKSCLOSED to get 20% off your order of Eternal Inks! ATONEMENT BOOKS (www.atonementbooks.com)@atonementbooksGet the new book NON STOP TATTOOING by Atonement/Steve Byrne!  

  • 023: Dax McClellan and the Tattoo Marketing Machine

    18/03/2019 Duration: 01h14min

    Andrew digs into the offerings of tattoo business guru, Dax McClellan. Does tattooing need online courses about how to post on Instagram? This investigative report tells a story of self-discovery. Dax McClellan - Social Media Savage TJ Forte Justin Brown BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) All music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 www.booksclosedpodcast.com The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: MACHINE MACHINE CO. @machinemachine.co Online Video Workshops that teach you how to be smarter than your tattoo machine Use code: BOOKSCLOSED for $50 off your enrollment! TATTOOING ÜBER ALLES @tattooinguberalles Documentary films focused on the craft of tattooing. No drama, no bullshit. Watch free clips: Tattooing Uber Alles on YouTube Full Documentaries: TattooingUberAlles.com or Amazon

  • 022: Juli Moon

    11/03/2019 Duration: 01h08min

    Legendary tattoo artist, Juli Moon, joins the show this week to discuss traveling with a carnival, attending some of the first ever tattoo conventions, expanding her skill set into cosmetic tattoo through trial and error in the 80's, and why she wears her own tattoos as "psychic armor." BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) All music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 www.booksclosedpodcast.com The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: TATTOO SMART Use discount code: BOOKSCLOSED for 15% off any tools on the site (one use per customer) www.tattoosmart.com Tattoo Smart is a marketplace for forward-thinking tools to tattooers, artists, and designers, empowering them to learn new digital skills and improve their design workflows. They collaborate with tattooers to create brush sets for Procreate and Clip Studio Paint, reference eBooks, digital color tools like the Abbott Color Wheel, and design and software

  • 021: Shawn Barber, Matthew Knopp, Beau Brady, Robert Ryan

    04/03/2019 Duration: 01h22min

    This episode features a group panel of tattooers Shawn Barber, Matthew Knopp, Beau Brady and Robert Ryan discussing, tattoo TV shows, internet fundraisers, maintaining positive outlooks, and more! BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) All music by SAKURA @sakura.beatz Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 www.booksclosedpodcast.com The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: TATTOO SMART Use discount code: BOOKSCLOSED for 15% off any tools on the site (one use per customer) www.tattoosmart.com Tattoo Smart is a marketplace for forward-thinking tools to tattooers, artists, and designers, empowering them to learn new digital skills and improve their design workflows. They collaborate with tattooers to create brush sets for Procreate and Clip Studio Paint, reference eBooks, digital color tools like the Abbott Color Wheel, and design and software tutorials. THE ORIGINAL TATTOO PILLOW Create a more sanitary work space by replacing cloth pillows wi

  • 020: Lindsey Carmichael

    25/02/2019 Duration: 01h31min

    Tattoo artist Lindsey Carmichael joins the show this week to talk about what tattooing for 27 years means to him, what it's like to watch his son now become a tattooer, and how the quest for knowledge has become a totally new beast. Follow Lindsey on INSTAGRAM Find him at CLASSIC TATTOO in Fullerton, CA. BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: TATTOO SMART Use discount code: BOOKSCLOSED for 15% off any tools on the site (one use per customer) www.tattoosmart.com Tattoo Smart is a marketplace for forward-thinking tools to tattooers, artists, and designers, empowering them to learn new digital skills and improve their design workflows. They collaborate with tattooers to create brush sets for Procreate and Clip Studio Paint, reference eBooks, digital color tools like the Abbott Color Wheel, and design and software tutorials. MACHINE MACHINE CO. @machinemachine.co Onl

  • 019: Lee Roller

    18/02/2019 Duration: 01h22min

    In response to Episode 015, Andrew talks to Lee Roller, owner of Custom Tattoo Design. Lee saw the segment about his company, and didn't love a lot of the points made. Should non-tattooers have a place owning tattoo-related companies? Are tattooers just missing out on opportunities that others see first? BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: TATTOO SMART Use discount code: BOOKSCLOSED for 15% off any tools on the site (one use per customer) www.tattoosmart.com Tattoo Smart is a marketplace for forward-thinking tools to tattooers, artists, and designers, empowering them to learn new digital skills and improve their design workflows. They collaborate with tattooers to create brush sets for Procreate and Clip Studio Paint, reference eBooks, digital color tools like the Abbott Color Wheel, and design and software tutorials. ALLIANCE TATTOO SUPPLY Use promo code: boo

  • 018: Robert Ryan

    11/02/2019 Duration: 01h14min

    Tattooer and painter Robert Ryan discusses reluctantly being encouraged to start tattooing, the important of humility, symbolism in tattooing, and how he holds it all together with meditation. This episode was filmed in Asbury Park, NJ Follow Robert on INSTAGRAM Follow Electric Tattoo BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: TATTOO SMART Use discount code: BOOKSCLOSED for 15% off any tools on the site (one use per customer) www.tattoosmart.com Tattoo Smart is a marketplace for forward-thinking tools to tattooers, artists, and designers, empowering them to learn new digital skills and improve their design workflows. They collaborate with tattooers to create brush sets for Procreate and Clip Studio Paint, reference eBooks, digital color tools like the Abbott Color Wheel, and design and software tutorials. FELDMAN MFG. @brandynfeldman High quality handmade tattoo mach

  • 017: Russ Abbott

    04/02/2019 Duration: 01h15min

    Tattooer Russ Abbott joins the show this week to talk about being at the forefront of digital design in tattooing, how he turns his ideas into reality, and proves that a tattooer CAN organize their time successfully to make the most of it. Follow Russ on INSTAGRAM Ink & Dagger Tattoo Tattoo Smart BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: FELDMAN MFG. @brandynfeldman High quality handmade tattoo machines by Brandyn Feldman SPLIT ARROW PRINTS @splitarrowprints Print like you give a shit! A tattooer and artist owned print house that works with artists to make the best possible prints, stickers and promotional materials PLEASE support our sponsors, and let them know you heard about them on BOOKS CLOSED All music by SAKURA @fazekas.dani

  • 016: Bradley Farrell

    28/01/2019 Duration: 01h32min

    Is there life after tattooing? Bradley Farrell sits down to talk about his tattoo career working alongside some of the greats, and then giving it all up to pursue other passions. Film making, developing a social network and marketing are just a few of the hats Bradley has worn in his lifetime and it all started with the skills he learned from tattooing. Follow Bradley on INSTAGRAM BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: MACHINE MACHINE CO. @machinemachine.co Online Video Workshops that teach you how to be smarter than your tattoo machine Use code: BOOKSCLOSED for $50 off your enrollment! Split Arrow Prints @splitarrowprints Print like you give a shit! A tattooer and artist owned print house that works with artists to make the best possible prints, stickers and promotional materials PLEASE support our sponsors, and let them know you heard about them on BOOKS CLOSED

  • 015: Custom Tattoo Design & Soundwave Tattoos

    21/01/2019 Duration: 01h04min

    Tattooing has become an "industry" whether we like it or not. This week, friend of the show, Jason Scott, sits in to discuss a business that wants to provide clients Custom Tattoo Designs before they even set foot in a tattoo shop. Then, Andrew tries to figure out what is up with Soundwave Tattoos by talking to their creator, Nate Siggard. Find everyone on Instagram: Jason Scott Nate Siggard BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: Blue Letter Books @blueletterbooks Bringing you tattoo books full of history and classic reference Split Arrow Prints @splitarrowprints Print like you give a shit! A tattooer and artist owned print house that works with artists to make the best possible prints, stickers and promotional materials PLEASE support our sponsors, and let them know you heard about them on BOOKS CLOSED All music by SAKURA @fazekas.dani

  • 014: Heather Bailey

    14/01/2019 Duration: 01h02min

    Tattooer Heather Bailey joins the show this week to talk about developing her style, staying focused on ambitious projects, and why women in tattooing are simply treated differently. Follow Heather on INSTAGRAM and check out her store on BIG CARTEL and get tattooed by her in Los Angeles! BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: Kōsei Publications Kōsei Publications have joined forces with Atonement Books to bring you 108 Dragons by the legend of traditional Japanese tattooing from Hungary, Iván Százi also known as Hori-iban. A great, inspirational and portable reference guide to Japanese dragons, drawn by the master. It also includes previously unreleased photos taken by Alex Reinke Horikitsune, all in a pocket sized book. Available for £50 plus shipping at www.atonementbooks.com Alliance Tattoo Supply Use promo code: books closed for 10% off your first order! Tatt

  • 013: Ami James (Part 1)

    07/01/2019 Duration: 01h12min

    (This is Part 1 of 2) Season 2 of the show kicks off with guest Ami James. We talk about his background in tattooing, what it was like to become the most famous tattooer in the world during the height of “Miami Ink,” and how social media has changed the way we see tattooing. Follow Ami on INSTAGRAM Check out TATTOODO BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: MR FLASH MACHINE @mrflashmachine 400+ production tattoo flash sheets that could make your money during a whole career and cover an entire shop VICTORIOUS FINDS @victoriousfinds A one stop shop Instagram page for antiques, oddities, and collectibles. Handpicked items to make your home or workplace more fun to look at! PLEASE support our sponsors, and let them know you heard about them on BOOKS CLOSED All music by SAKURA @fazekas.dani

  • 013: Ami James (Part 2)

    07/01/2019 Duration: 01h02min

    (This is Part 2 of 2) Season 2 of the show kicks off with guest Ami James. We talk about his background in tattooing, what it was like to become the most famous tattooer in the world during the height of “Miami Ink,” and how social media has changed the way we see tattooing. Follow Ami on INSTAGRAM Check out TATTOODO BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) Books Closed Voicemail Line: (857)444-0662 The full VIDEO version of this episode can be viewed on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: MR FLASH MACHINE @mrflashmachine 400+ production tattoo flash sheets that could make your money during a whole career and cover an entire shop VICTORIOUS FINDS @victoriousfinds A one stop shop Instagram page for antiques, oddities, and collectibles. Handpicked items to make your home or workplace more fun to look at! PLEASE support our sponsors, and let them know you heard about them on BOOKS CLOSED All music by SAKURA @fazekas.dani

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