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Shane Woodward

Name: Shane Woodward



Location: Austin, Texas / Boca Raton, Fl 

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How many years in the biz:9

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Hobbies & Interests: Drawing, painting( oil & water) guitar, skate boarding,
traveling, FISHING, fulci movies, and Motorcycles ( choppers, old school
BAW: What made you want to become a Tattoo Artist?

Artist: at first, it was all about the ego......... I saw the " Cool" tattooist having money and girls, etc..... But that prophecy was short lived.... The appreciation and inner talent that I found encourage me to keep going and learning.. I love it for the art, because God knows I am a Po living man......

BAW: Who are your influences?

Artist: Harley Goodson, Watson Atkinson, Don Hardy, Mark Ryden, Timothy
Hoyer, Grime, and Freddy Corbin

BAW: What is your favorite style of work?

Artist: Traditional Americana, with a little Tibetan and oriental influence......

BAW: Tell us about your first Tattoo Inkspierence?

Artist: Very Shaky... hehehehe

BAW: What is your favorite piece you own?

Artist: My Virgin Mary, My Tibetan wrathful eyes, and my swallow.... Basically my neck tattoo's.

BAW: What is your most memorable Tattoo given and why?

Artist: Probably the first time I tattooed a tattooist... I was in Athens Georgia, tattooing at Pain and Wonder, and Mitch, one of the owners, asked me to tattoo a swallow and traditional roses on the back of his neck and head. The image wasn't really that special, but tattooing another tattooist for the first time was very character building and a huge step in my confidence as an artist...

BAW: Is there a part of the body you won't Tattoo and why?

Artist: Not really, but it is very dependent on who is wanting the particular tattoo and in what area of the body.. I am not gonna tattoo some ones face unless their place in life warrants that action...

BAW: How do you feel about female Tattoo Artists?

Artist: I would like to feel them all, hehehehe.... I think it is great. Some of the best tattooist here in Austin are Female. I know a few that are out standing artist and they definitely are NOT light handed....

BAW: Do you support supply co. that sells to the public?

Artist: yes and no... If it weren't for those kinds of Supply company's, I wouldn't have gotten my first machines. No, because usually they sell ink and equipment that is less than average. Mix that with an unknowledged user, Total disaster..

BAW: Do you feel there now should be mandatory schooling for soon to be tattoo artists?

Artist: That's a tough call.... What kind of time limit would you put on learning this trade?

BAW: Do you feel Tattooing has changed over the years, and if so why?

Artist: Most certainly.... The equipment and the level of artistic application has highly evolved since my introduction to the business in 1995.

BAW: Do you think it is important to do as many conventions and shows as possible?

Artist: It is an excellent form of promotion, but I don't do allot... I may in the future. I think they are great for seeing artists that you might not get a chance to see, work..... If you are new to the business, go and watch your idols at work. You will learn allot and you will see many sides of this

BAW: What advise can you give to someone who is starting or looking to get into the tattoo business?

Artist: Tie your shoes real tight and take your feelings off of your shoulders and be ready for a roller coaster.... Be open to all and any criticism and be Ready to learn who you are.....

BAW: What could you say to someone who has had a bad first Inkspierence?

Artist: There are better artists out there and allot of us specialize in fixing wrong doings...... Now, it is easier to avoid that " bad tattoo experience". Use your resources and find a reputable artists. If a bad tattoo experience happens in this " Mass Communication internet world" that we live in now, I would have to say it is their own fault..... Think before you act.. It is permanent. Well, to a degree, these days.....

BAW: Please share any other comments or views or questions to the public you might have.

Artist: as we all know, tattoo's and there meaning are very addictive. PLAN
your tattoo's and TIP TIP TIP TIP TIP your
artists..... Thanks Gillan, see you in Bermuda

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