Ink&Dagger‘s Russ Abbott was thrilled to be a guest on Michele Wortman and Guy Aitchison’s Hypercast hosted on TattoonowTV.com. In an exclusive, double length interview (two hours!) the team covered a broad range of topics from illustrative techniques, contrast and color use, to connections with clients and how to be authentic within your art.
“When I started my apprenticeship in the late 90’s, Guy Aitchison’s work was some of the first to capture my imagination. He was and continues to be a huge inspiration to myself and countless other tattooers.” Abbott said about the opportunity.
The mutual respect and real talk made the Hypercast a pretty cool moment in time. The tone of the interview was intimate and reverential, the conversation between the seasoned and passionate tattoo artists with different artistic objectives covered a broad range of subjects in a detailed manner. Ink&Dagger tattooer Kelly Doty and Best Ink champion Teresa Sharpe sat in on the last half of the interview and the group critiqued audience submitted tattoos as well as each other’s work.
“All in all,” said Abbott. “It was a great experience, and I’m really excited about the discussion and the ideas that we got to share!”
Hypercast streams live every other Sunday at 11pm at TattooNowTv and invites some of the brightest minds and hands in tattooing to discuss and share in an extraordinary air of open conversation. It is preceded by TattooNow interviews, and is followed with TattooNow‘s “Tattoo of the Day” and news. If you missed the live Hypercast streaming, no worries, here it is on Guy & Michele’s YouTube channel TattooTelevision.