Brutal Black describes its ritualistic approach to the needle as a "big fuck you" to soulless corporate tattoo culture.
Tattoos mixed with human hair, cremated remains, and DNA are spawning a nascent industry in “morbid ink."
The industry consensus is that practicing on fake skin is bullshit. "You gotta fucking tattoo yourself," said John Reardon of Greenpoint Tattoo. "It's just something you gotta do."
Every tattoo tells a story and has a story—that’s two stories per tat! So every month we stop someone on the street and ask them to “tell us ’bout them tats!” This month we stopped Gordon Penniweather in Park Slope, and he filled us in on the story...