Not all of the those on my list, men and women who are deemed “important” and “influential,” are tattoo artists. In fact, some, while being outside the industry, have had a tremendous positive effect on the public’s perception and acceptance of the ancient art form. Whether the majority of these “outsiders” are good for tattooing or bad is debatable, but there is no doubt that one in particular had an enormous effect on me personally and, I would hope, the tattoo world as a whole. It is with great respect and admiration that I submit the next entry.
19. When I was hired by Larry Flynt to be Editor-in-Chief of his only tattoo magazine, Skin&Ink, he published thirty-five or so other titles, including, of course, Hustler, Barely Legal and a host of adult titles featuring various fetishes that catered to an enormous worldwide readership. … read more