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Necessary Constructive Criticism Drives Tattoo Artists

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On March 8, 2018
Criticism Is Necessary For A Tattoo Artist Is it weak to define yourself by saying what it is that you are not? Is it negative, in its very essence, to explain things this way? Probably so. Probably weak. Definitely negative. But here it goes anyway! Constructive criticism is needed in the tattoo world right now, […]
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Meet the True Tattoo Artist

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On February 22, 2018
Can’t believe I’ve been a Dallas tattoo artist 23 years now. Sometimes it just amazes me- that’s over 8000 days. Yep, tattoo artists can do math, especially percentage-based math, as we give a percentage of what we do every day to the shop we work for. That is why we accept tips in the tattoo […]
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The Best Tattoo Artist in Dallas

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On February 8, 2018
We are all at a different point in the path of becoming tattooed. We come across fellow travelers on this path, those who are at a similar spot in their journey towards the tattoo. The bonds we form here are very often very deep. The visceral experience of seeing or getting tattooed makes this almost […]
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Joe Haasch: Best Tattoo Artist in Dallas

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On January 25, 2018
As in any of the art forms, there really is no “best” tattooist. The great tattoo artist from the 20th century, Paul Rogers summed it up by saying- allow me to paraphrase, “Tattooing is a few great guys sitting atop a middle layer of competent artists, sitting atop a sprawling mass of more bad tattooist […]
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Separating the Traditional Tattoos from the Impostors

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On January 23, 2018
The tattoo of the month column here on my site highlights one of my favorite tattoos that I have recently had the pleasure of doing. In these columns, I then delve deeper into the makeup of the tattoo, what it is that makes it great; what it is that makes me love it so. All […]
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Japanese Tattoo is an Art for All Seasons of Life

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On December 29, 2017
Brad wears the tattoo of the month this time around; a Japanese half sleeve tattoo that depicts a single Peony and its bud blowing in the wind and being tossed about by a wave. The Peony is one of the main flowers used in the Japanese tattoo, also known as Irezumi, or Horimono. The Peony […]
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The Best Tattoo Artist in Dallas

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On December 12, 2017
Man, if you don’t know this then I guess you have been living under a rock for the last 25 years! While I thoroughly believe that tattooing is not a competition, definitely not a sport- and we need to make sure it stays like this. You must have an eye for quality in this deal […]
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5 Best Tattoos in Dallas History

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On November 22, 2017
Promoting something like one of the best tattoos in Dallas is a pretty big deal. Lucky for me, I have had the opportunity to witness what I believe to be five of the best tattoos in the history of our fine city. These are purely based on my personal tattoo artistry and style and likes, […]
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Tattoo of the Month: The Passion of the Traditional Tattoo Artist

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On November 12, 2017
The tattoo of the month this time around is another traditional tattoo that I hope you have come to expect out of my work as a traditional tattoo artist. It was Mike Malone, the great tattooer who took over Sailor Jerry Collins’ shop after his passing, who said that is what the craft needs “consistent […]
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Allen and Kellie: Big Announcement

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On October 26, 2017
Please check out the chemistry between my newlywed friends here as they talk about life, love, and…...
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