Monday, November 28, 2011

Video: Freddy Corbin Profile for Tattoo Age

This month’s Tattoo Age focuses on artist Freddy Corbin. In the first installment of the series we get familiar with Freddy's tattoos as well as see his two Oakland tattoo parlors, Temple and Tattoo 13. Freddy's style is further explained by his right hand man and fellow tattooer, Jason Mcafee. We also got a chance to speak with another Oakland legend, pro skater and chopper guy, Max Schaaf, about understanding Mr. Corbin's coolness.

Freddy has a long history in tattooing. Having worked with people like Dan Higgs and Ed Hardy early on in his career, Freddy has witnessed and made some important tattooing throughout his career. The second episode also has some great archival, courtesy of Michael O. Stearns, from some tattoo documentaries in the early 90's.

In the third and final part of the series and what might be the most personal of all the Tattoo Age episodes, Freddy talks about his family, the birth of his son, and what it took to get him clean from drugs. Freddy also opens up about an epic trip to India to tattoo the people of Varanasi for free on the banks of the Ganges River.

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