Why The Old School Tattoo Industry Is Dying

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lydia : but for real this is a super interesting video - would love to see more in this kinda style :)

chaseified : I guess i’m lucky because none of the tattoo artist i’ve met has ever told me “i won’t do this or that” or actually tried to change the tattoo to fit their taste. Also, in italy (where i live) the only tattoos an artist can refuse to make by law are on the face and with nazi/fascism theme (in italy it’s a crime to endorse fascism). And many of them don’t actually care about that. I agree that the traditional industry is dead, But new artists and enlightened old ones are using new medias pretty well so i’m not worried about the future of the industry. It’s survival of the fittest after all.

Timothy Turner : It’s very clear you know nothing about tattooing.

Callie Hagood : Your message definitely hit home. With tattoos becoming much more mainstream, it's strange that the industry isn't finding a niche that isn't all about sex. I don't have any tats yet but I have a bunch i'm dreaming about one day. Thanks for sharing your views. Also, I want to win! 😉

Peter James : “i’m gonna light a cigarette on my eyeball” 😂😂

José Feld : I mean, yeah. Tattoos can look appealing and sexy on a beautiful woman ( or man 🤣 ), but your video really hits the nail on the head. Its just pure sexism. Could aswell look up the tattoo section in pornhub instead of buying one of those mags. I am interested in the art of tattooing if I want softporn I could aswell buy something different. sucks. Great video though 👍

upthereishappier : sick job Kurtis!! The message of the video came through strong. tattoos are and always have been about art and self expression and it's a shame that the advertising of the industry has become sexualized just so people stay engaged. Getting people to understand that it's still about the art is important to note and i hope you continue making videos in this style :) go inkbox!

ShaansLife tm : Lmao she got drake on her head 😂. She coulda used freehand ink

lydia : oh kurtis noone could ever rip you apart

Ali Allen : im so glad this was brought up bc i have lots of tattoos/ideas for tattoos that im scared to show people or tell people about sometimes bc i feel theyll judge me bc they arent “tough enough” or theyre too “feminine” or whatever and its lame. tattoos are art that stick w you forever so whatever it is as long as u like it thats all that should matter. that being said check out the artist @auto_christ on instagram bc they do incredible work that is SUPER non-conventional and i love every bit of it

FreeRider1959 : My issue with old school tattoos are the lack of detail, subtlety, and innovation.

Kate : Dude!! Didn’t expect to see Kurtis!!

Star Cherry : You made a lot of points about the sexism in the tattoo industry BUT You left out people of colour! For years now tattoo artists have been leaving out people of colour for years now! I can't tell you how many times I've been turned away for having dark skin As a woman of colour it seems more like the tattoo industry was made to cater more towards white men

IPG : Thats very interesting. Im waiting for loved one to try and experimental with her gift of inkbox because i bought her a fullset with shading and double ink and tracing paper pencil and different size needles

Mandy Rarsh : a twelve year old talking about old school?

Maite breurkens : I want to win!! I am sorry that I comment so much but I really want to win this


IPG : You wont get hate from us, i dont think so. Celebration of and semi permanent

Maria Glus : I really want to win :)

Jianna Sandoval : I'm a big fan of people vlogging and talking but this video is great and so is Kurtis! Inspires me to get a tattoo!

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La Pasta : I think that tattoo artist is from NY

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juzkful : could u post a link to the documentary with this guy who doesn`t like owls ?

Mia Garcia : I've seen that clip of the guy saying why would you want an owl. Bro what's wrong with owls lol? Like why does he have to get an eagle

Kristofers : why you have a girl piercing in your nose?


JCprodutions808 : I mean there's a reason why they are called "old school" or "Traditional" tattoos. they have been around for a very long time. for example the eagle or the panter is almost 100 years old, but it's been drawn and redrawn so many times that it changes, that's how Neo-traditional came to be. my shop and alot of my artist friend's shops aswell are getting waay more oldschool motives done than anything else. Flipping through a magazine is like scrolling through facebook thinking that that everything is accurate. just because you have a little tattoos on your arm doesn't make you an expert. sorry for my poor English