Vimby Video – Norm AWR MSK

One of the names that popped up in the interview requests was Norm so it was great timing that his Vimby video just surfaced. I figured I’d post it, like I do with all of Vimby’s Tattooer Videos over here on Modblog to tied you over until BME can do it’s own interview with him. Norm’s script work has to be some of my favorite lettering out there. He’s developed a very beautiful style which gives a whole new meaning to black and grey lettering. He tattooed the palm of my hand a month ago which I’ve included after the jump.

You can check out more on his myspace or at Spotlight Tattoo in person here in Hollywood, California.


It’s not the best quality photo since I took it with my iPhone but like I said, his script is really beautiful. There is something elegant yet still jailhouse about it. The “Norm” on his palm and the “LA” on my wrist are both by Jack Rudy of Good Time Charlie’s TattooLand

Vimby Video: Master Carlitos

Kick ass Videographer Willie T sent me this video the other night. I almost missed it entirely until I was scanning through emails and I saw it. So thanks to Willie for sending over another one of his awesome videos!

Master Carlitos is a Los Angeles Fire fighter who spends his days putting out the massive infernos that LA is well known for, especially after this summer, and his nights working as a tattoo artist.  You can find him here in LA at Last Laugh Tattoo.

I’m off to pick up Trevor McStay from Dynamic Tattoo in Richmond, Australia. He’s making a quick trip to lay down some of his artwork on a very grateful and lucky recipient before he heads out to the San Jose Tattoo Convention which I’ll post about shortly!

VIMBY – Master Carlitos

VIMBY Video: Paul Booth

Friend of BME, Ary from VIMBY Video, just sent us this new piece profiling a man who needs no introduction, Paul Booth, at his Last Rites studio in New York City. Paul discusses trades he’s made for tattoo work (example: a torture chair), tattooing rock stars, shows off “Skeleton Christ,” and more.