Why The Old School Tattoo Industry Is Dying

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DISCLAIMER: We here at inkbox have the utmost respect for artists and their work, this is just a simple commentary video about the industry and the problems that are present. Old school tattooing is dying. There are new styles and techniques being developed by young, diverse artists everyday, and the old style of tough, masculine, and intimidating tattoo shops are falling by the wayside. The tattoo scene has grown immensely over the past ten years, and there are more women, POC, and LGBTQ members thriving in the new community; which is desperately needed. In this video, we analyze the hypocrisy and the entitlement of the old school tattoo community, and explore ways the industry can be improved. Like the video if you enjoyed it, and let us know if you want to see more videos like this! follow us: https://www.instagram.com/inkbox/ http://facebook.com/getinkbox get inkbox here: https://inkbox.com/ #inkbox #inkboxlove


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

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

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!

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

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

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! 😉

Ciscos Ink : 7:10 💯Tattoos will keep evolving, Not only the art but also the idea of what tattooing is ! Great Video 🔥🔥🔥

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

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.

lydia : oh kurtis noone could ever rip you apart

Ciscos Ink : 2:15 🤔 Someone hasn’t been around tattoos in the 90s and it shows 😂

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

Rania Chem : you guys are the best company for temporary tattoos, but i can't afford it i want to try your tattoos soo baad, i loooove tattoos but i can't get them so please please please i want too wiiiin🖤🖤🖤🖤❤️

InkAndReality : Talking shit about the traditional tattoo artists? without them, you probably wouldn't have tattoos. Make tattooing underground and great again!

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

La Pasta : I think that tattoo artist is from NY

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

Slackbabbath : That’s Steve Boltz, and in his defence he was standing up for traditional flash based tattoos as a valid and worthwhile facet of tattoo culture. This is in opposition to the idea that a tattoo has to be custom to be good. Smith Street is a “street shop” based on the idea of flash sheets and good solid designs. It doesn’t mean they’re gonna tell you to fuck off just because you want something custom. I’ve been getting tattooed for over a decade now and have never had an artist turn me down for my design choices. Or anyone I know for that matter. Great video though man, liked it and I agree with the sensational sex sells attitude needing a serious overhaul.

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!

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

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Victoria Dayes : Artist's have the right to refuse to do a tattoo. If they don't want to tattoo it, they don't have too. Move on and find an artist who will. As for changing the design, listen to what your artist has to say about changing the design, it might be in regards to making last longer or help in making it become a better tattoo design, but if they change it for their own gratification then go to someone else. Tattoos are not a need, they are a want.

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

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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 👍

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