Who are your influences and who do you trust with your own ink?
Rudy, Kari Barba, Julie Moon
BAW: Do you have a particular artist you would be interested in working with or
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?
Its 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 didnt hurt and I didnt
believe him until he came back to get the other side done the next day
BAW: 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 70s 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
PC: The face and hands because it
is not right to be judged by the way you look and you cant hide that from your jobs.
BAW: Do you support supply co. that sell to the general
PC: No I dont. 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 dont, 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
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 dont Im 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.