Artists: Dean Barlow
What year did you start tattooing: 2011-01-01
Do you have any special training: No i pretty much have self taught myself everything to.do with art outside of tattooing i air brushed for three years before i ever got.the opportunity for. tattooing
Conventions usually worked: None hopefully go.to.one soon always have wanted to go Im gettin married august 3rd were talking about taking our honeymoon to the wildwood nj convention the 8th
Where did you apprentice?: I pretty much have am self taught but i got alot of help from local artists in the area Brian stanton and Jeremy. force were like my un official teachers they both are amazing and pretty much laid the road for.me to learn
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Bob. tyrrell and victor Portugal. i envy both of them. i see their work and think to myself that's where i want to get to.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: I have a reputation for being brutally honest about tattoos. I've had so many clients come in and get a rib piece and ill look at them and say " you sure about that this because you are going to hate life in about ten minutes"
How did you get into tattooing: I have always wanted to since i was a kid i started out just tattooing face skin and grapefruit watching YouTube videos of Bob tyrrell and Mario barth i finally got up the nerve to do skin and well that didn't go well "I've long fixed that tattoo ;]" a friend. Introduced me to Brian stanton and Jeremy force and from there they have unofficially guided me through everything to where i am now. i
What inspires you to be an artist: Photo realism i see that and its amazing i get yelled at some time because i push to try to learn that style its just amazing to see how far tattooing has come
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Black and grey portraits i can't wait to start doing them I've always had a thing for black and grey but portraits are my goal in.my career
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Yea about a million i see things everyday and think to myself yup i need to find someone to do.that on. alot of my friend have these random tattoos from me.