One of my favorite things to do in this life is to have a chat with older tattooers that have been around the block...and who know a lot more than I do. This morning we stopped by New York's one and only tattoo wonderstore Unimax to visit our hero Wes Wood, who was one of three major players in legalizing tattooing for NYC in 1997.
Wes has been tattooing for almost thirty years and has supplied his fellow artists with hard-to-come-by tattoo equipment for almost as long. In addition to playing tenor sax for American Bandstand and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, Wes put his brains to good use by not just being an expert businessman and stand-up tattooer, he has led the fight for legitimacy and legalization practically his whole career.
Wes and Unimax helped me out big time during the shooting of Tattoos After Dark with an ample supply of his bright, solid and superior Electra Pro Inks. Read more about Wes and his fine team of artists and craftspeople at Unimax (and his Chinatown tattoo shop and art gallery) Sacred Tattoo.
Tattoos After Dark has it's season finale tonight at 9pm only on Oxygen!