Artists Are Fighting Back Against Stereotypes In Tattoo Culture
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Artists Are Fighting Back Against Stereotypes In Tattoo Culture

Unable to play video. HTML5 is not supported! Content loading… Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy is an entrepreneur, a best-selling author and the face of the ever-expanding Bang Bang Tattoo empire. He’s one of the most famous tattoo artists on earth, responsible for tattoos on people like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Kylie Jenner. Which means that even if you don’t know McCurdy by name, chances are you’ve seen his work. But he is also one of a growing number of tattoo artists changing the experience of getting tattooed. McCurdy honed his craft at age 18 outside a trailer park in his hometown in Delaware. By his early 20s, he’d made his way to New York City and was working in some of the city’s best tattoo shops. He quickly realized he was often uncomfortable in many mainstream tattoo parlors. HuffPost “I didn’t feel very welcomed when I was a younger person that wanted tattoos and I would go into a tattoo shop,” McCurdy says. “I felt very nervous and in a really vulnerable spot.” When it came time for McCurdy to open up his own shop ― Bang Bang Tattoo ― he took his experience to heart. Tattooing is […]

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