Tattoo artist Taki Kitamura (@stateofgracetaki) discusses how he organizes the Bay Area Tattoo Convention that features the highest caliber of work, being surrounded by inspiration at State of Grace, and how he looks toward the future of tattooing while still increasingly embracing traditions of the past. This episode was filmed at State of Grace Tattoo in San Jose, California. BOOKS CLOSED is hosted by Andrew Stortz (@andrewstortz) The full video version of this episode can be view on YOUTUBE THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: LUCKY SUPPLY @luckysupply High quality products that help you make high quality tattoos RIVER VALLEY PRINTING CO @rivervalleyprintingco For all your printing needs; high quality giclee prints, stickers and pins catering to the tattoo community. PLEASE support our sponsors, and let them know you heard about them on BOOKS CLOSED Theme music is "HARP" and Ad music is "Bedroom Mist" by SAKURA @fazekas.dani