January 31, 2012

The Gypsy Gentleman Episode 2

The Gypsy Gentleman - Episode 02: Austin, Texas from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.

Taking us on a tattoo tour through different cities and experiencing them through renowned tattooists, The Gypsy Gentleman video magazine by Marcus Kuhn has just released its second episode. In this 30 minute production, Marcus hits Austin, Texas to explore the "birth of tattooing in America in the mid-twentieth century" along with Steve Byrne and Tony Hundahl of Rock of Ages Tattoo.

The three artists visit The National Museum of the Pacific War, filled with WW II memorabilia and imagery that largely inform traditional Americana tattooing. They then each create tattoos based upon what inspired them in the museum. Really interesting work. There's also discussion on the essence of what traditional tattooing is, beyond subject matter.

Also throughout the video, you'll hear Marcus offer some fun facts on Austin and visit other sites like the Cathedral of Junk and the studio of master sign painter Gary Martin.

A fun trip the whole ride through.

Check our first post on The Gypsy Gentleman here.

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