I’m giving 2 of my new prints away for free! Reblog this pic and text (and of course be a follow my Tumblr) for your entry.
I’m also having a Facebook giveaway, so like & share for more chances to win! http://www.facebook.com/AnissaBryantArt
Once the contest has ended (May 31st), I will be selling these on my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AnissaBryant
Check out Tuesdays special episode of Needle Boys, in fact it’s the second episode on a day for the show. If you didn’t know its a tattoo show on starting Clint Cummings, Cody Dresser, Jeramy Kitchens, and a few others.
Did You Know…
Boris Karloff is only one of many legendary actors that portrayed Frankenstein’s Monster in numerous Universal productions featuring the character? Beginning with Frankenstein (1931), Karloff, along with the iconic make-up designed by Jack Pierce, set the precedent to which we recognize the famed movie monster on-screen today. Karloff also portrayed Frankenstein’s Monster in the follow-up films The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939).
Do you recognize any of the other actors portraying Frankenstein’s Monster? One actor, who originally played the Wolf Man in The Wolf Man (1941) appears as Frankenstein’s Monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942). Also, Universal’s original Count Dracula takes the role of Frankenstein’s Monster in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). This actor, strange enough, was originally cast by the studio for Karloff’s role in the original 1931 production.
Following these portrayals, another actor famous for his career in westerns would play Frankenstein’s Monster in three Universal productions: House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). Along with other interpretations of the famed monster in the Hammer Films franchise, we would see another modern version of Frankenstein’s Monster in Van Helsing (2004).
With the popularity of tattooing and the rising awareness that you need a formal education, “tattoo schools” are popping up around the country, guaranteeing they’ll teach you how to tattoo in as little as two weeks. And, of course, it’s a scam.
Here are some photos from one of the bigger tattoo schools in Michigan, and why you can’t trust shit.
A formal apprenticeship takes 3-5 years. During that time you’ll mostly be learning how to eat shit from the established tattoo artists in the shop, cleaning/setting up for them, and generally learning about tattooing. Apprenticeships weed out the weak. Plus, they’re super hard to come by. Tattoo schools are a short cut for those who don’t want to invest in this formal education, or who won’t be accepted. Do you really want to be tattooed by someone who isn’t invested or good enough?
In a formal apprenticeship, you also learn about safety. Why shops shouldn’t have fabric chairs for clients. Why you wear gloves. Most tattoo schools will cover this because of how widely the importance of it is understood, but do you want to trust your body to someone with years of understanding of bloodborn pathogens, HIV, infections, and sanitation—or two weeks?
More importantly, tattoo schools cheapen the value of real artists. Formal apprenticeships are the equivalent to an undergrad. They take the same time commitment and demonstrate the same level of understanding.
You wouldn’t trust a stranger with a calculator to do your taxes. Don’t trust someone with a tattoo machine to do your tattoos unless they have the background and experience to be a tattoo artist.