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Traditional Tattooing is the Rock of Ages

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On March 11, 2019
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is nice to have the opportunity to speak with you again! I have been away from the typewriter as I have been quite busy behind the tattoo machine. The Japanese Tattoo Work, or Irezumi, has been in heavy focus this week in my studio. I had the honor of starting a […]
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The Best Tattoo Artist in Dallas, Episode 13

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On November 15, 2018
The jumping off point is important in all things. Do we plan endlessly, or rush in without a single thought? Are we the kind to just talk about it? Or are we the type to attack and achieve the desired action? When the task is complete, do we pat ourselves on the back, tear ourselves […]
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The Unique Artist Canon Of Traditional Tattooing

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On September 20, 2018
I work in the traditional tattoo style. This is a style that is made for tattooing. It has its own artistic canon and excludes copying other art forms. I have of course translated just about every medium into a tattoo throughout my 23 years of practicing the art of tattoo. I have realized over time […]
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Trust Your Traditional Tattoo Artist

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On July 30, 2018
As a beginner at getting tattooed for the first time, you, of course, are going to be unfamiliar with the process. Allow me to shine a light on some areas that are still unknown to many aspiring traditional tattoo collectors. The tattoo design is drawn as an outline only. The shading and color are added […]
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Ever Wonder How Much To Tip A Tattoo Artist

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On July 27, 2018
I get the “how much to tip a tattoo artist” question often from my customers. It isn’t an easy conversation to have! I always appreciate them asking though, and I always explain the situation as thoroughly as I can. The last time I was counseling a customer on the appropriate tipping procedure for a Dallas […]
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True Tattoo People: Who Are They?

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On June 22, 2018
Tattoo People Give Off An Energy Tattoo people, it struck me the other day, have that lust for life you just dont encounter in everyone you meet. Down at city hall, down there at the bank, in the halls of your school- they dont all have that energy, that hunger. Those wide eyes, looking for […]
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The Best Tattoo Artist in Dallas

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On May 25, 2018
I have shifted the focus of my column this month to include a very well respected artist from outside the tattoo industry. I took the opportunity to interview him last year when he came in for a traditional tattoo from me. I had planned on asking him five quick questions, and was going to call […]
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What Is A Traditional Tattoo?

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On May 21, 2018
A Traditional Tattoo is a tattoo that has a history, a past, a precedent. Traditional tattoos are now known by this name because they were handed down to us by our forefathers. These are the designs that have been used in American tattooing since the invention of the electric tattoo machine in 1891. What Were […]
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Stepping Back To Look At Traditional Tattooing

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On April 26, 2018
You know, taking a step back from anything for a little while always seems to have the effect of renewing the way I approach it. There is strength in consistency, and yet, there is an undeniable energy in change. I suppose in many ways I have always been afraid of change. But as I delve […]
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The Best Tattoo Artist in Dallas

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On March 20, 2018
One Of The Smartest Men In Tattooing I used to call him “The second smartest man in Tattooing.” I mean, hey, no one can be smarter than Scott “Welt” Harrison. Well, maybe Hardy. Yeah, Hardy’s probably the smartest. Alright! So our hero has been demoted, but number three out of three hundred thousand ain’t nothin […]
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