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“Back to Basics” Tattoo Tools of The Trade

“Back to Basics” Tattoo Tools of The Trade

The east display window of Studio 21 Tattoo Gallery in Las Vegas has been decked out with a bit of nostalgia for a couple of months now. “Phil Luck”, our resident tattoo artist/ historian, has set up the long narrow space to resemble a mid 20th century tattoo parlor, it has all the necessary equipment to paint flash, cut stencils, and solder needles. The vignette is complete with antique medical furniture, vintage tattoo machines, power supply, mid century tattoo flash and a bucket and sponge to make it all official. Phil Luck has a plethora of tattoo stories of his own to take you down memory lane in the early years of tattooing in New York. If you are in the area take a moment to cruise by and take in a moment of tattoo history. For more information on Phil Luck see our previous post “Cultural Dynamic of Tattooing…New York City Roots”.