Freshly Inked Interview with Jason Elliott
How did you learn to tattoo?
I had a formal apprenticeship but the guy told me then that I would probably pass everyone up at the shop pretty quick and then It would rely more on my determination to get better but they would show me what they could.
Would you say tattooing was something you were born to do or more like something you stumbled onto?
I never thought about tattooing, honesty I was dirt poor as a kid and drew constantly on boxes and goodwill clothes which my parents hated. I’d often draw my favorite band album covers on the backs of jackets and pants and then sell them at school. Later in life friends really pushed me to try out tattooing as a last resort from constantly getting laid off from jobs I decided to give it a shot. The first tattoo I did I knew then I was always meant to do this.
What style of tattooing do you focus on? Realism/surrealism/abstract.
I like fusion art. I want it to make a statement and to go against the norm of what we usually see in tattoos.
Would you consider yourself more of a movie buff or comic book nerd?
Who is a pop culture inspiration to you?
Do you prefer tattooing fictional characters or people?
But fictional characters are nostalgic for everyone who sees it.
Do you have any movie/tv inspired tattoos on yourself?
And hunterxhunter is an anime thing.
What was your experience like on Ink Master?
What's your advice on how to make your tattoos stand out?
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