Fabian Iezzi Brought His Artistic Background to Tattooing 20 Years Ago and Never Looked Back
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Fabian Iezzi Brought His Artistic Background to Tattooing 20 Years Ago and Never Looked Back

Laguna Tattoo’s art master. Before Fabian Iezzi even embarked on his 20-year tattooing career, he was already more qualified than many of the artists in the tattoo industry today. “Because I’d done art for so long and created graphics for skateboard companies and clothing companies, my friends told me that I should get into tattooing,” Iezzi says. “It wasn’t something that I was looking for, it just kind of fell into my lap.” After all, as someone who pursued art on both an academic and professional level, Iezzi had the kind of artistic background that most tattooers will never know. After so many years of studying all types of art, it only took the lifelong artist about six months of learning to tattoo by trial and error on friends before he felt he was good enough to take his portfolio to a bonafide tattoo shop in 1996. “The first shop that I went to, I showed them the tattoos that I had been doing and landed a job instantly,” Iezzi says. “I had no formal apprenticeship. I’m 100 percent self-taught. To the tattoo community, this isn’t the way to do it. But in ‘96, there was a strongarm on […]

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