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Paul Grace

Artist Interview


Artist of the Month


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BAW: Who are your influences and who do you trust with your own ink?
PC: Jack Rudy, Kari Barba, Julie Moon

Do you have a particular artist you would be interested in working with or meeting?
PC: Julie Moon

BAW: What is your favorite style of work?
PC: Black and Gray, color, I guess I like it all.

BAW: Tell us about the first tattoo you gave?
: It’s on me and it is done with art ink with a homemade by my machine.

BAW: What is your most memorable / outrageous tattoo given and why?
PC: The side of the head the guy said it didn’t hurt and I didn’t believe him until he came back to get the other side done the next day

Have you ever inked anyone famous and what type of work did you do on them?
PC: His name was Gary and he was a guitar player (I drew up his flying v Gibson and tattooed it on him) and opened for Peter Frampton in the 70’s and also a WCW wrestler (I put a skeleton holding a sickle on his forearm)

BAW: What could you say was or is your greatest technical challenge in the business?
: Trying to convince people that it is not the same as drawing with a pencil.

BAW: Is there a part of the body you won't Tattoo and why?
: The face and hands because it is not right to be judged by the way you look and you can’t hide that from your jobs.

BAW: Do you support supply co. that sell to the general public?
PC: No I don’t. When I started out I used plastic stencils and charcoal and shitty ink why should people starting out use the best I made a lot of stuff I use and I tuned my own machines.

BAW: Do you feel that there now should be mandatory schooling for soon to be tattoo artists?
PC: No I don’t, but there should be mandatory apprenticeships.

BAW: Do you feel Tattooing has changed over the years, and if so why?
PC: It use to be a hard business to get into, now all you do is go the back of a magazine.

BAW: Do you think it is important to do as many conventions and shows as possible and if you do attend do you make it a point to attend guest lectures and seminars?
PC: No I don’t I’m disabled and it is hard for me to tattoo anywhere I like to and yes and I go to seminars.

BAW: What could you recommend the best way to go about getting a tattooing apprenticeship?
PC: The old way learn the business first then learn to tattoo, not the other way.

BAW: Do you have any ideas or thoughts about how the business can eliminate scratchers.
PC: There is no way there always going to be there as long as people sell equipment.

BAW: Please share any other comments or views or questions to the public you might have.
: If you are going to get tattooed look at the work that they have done now, older tattoos they did and how they hold up. There are scratchers that own studios or just work at them and there are artists that are real good that work out of there houses that have all the equipment.



Paul Crace or Gizmo or inkslinger96


Pitman, NJ

Years in the Biz:


Contact Phone:

(856) 218-1113


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