Dave Boisineau, formerly of Absolute Art in Richmond, VA and multiple episode podcast guest is back for a new episode to check in and see what's been up. After leaving Richmond and hitting the road, the global pandemic kept him from settling back down, so now he's here with a bunch of stories from living out and about in his van. There's tons for Nick to discuss with Dave and it's all great. If you haven't heard any of Dave's former episodes, they're definitely worth checkin' out, but it's not necessary to enjoy listenin' to this one. Enjoy.
It's the Nick & Andrew show again for Shop Talk, but they do have a pick for y'all from Porter. So there's that. Listen up and learn about great tattoos and the people who make them.
Back on the show after a good long while is local Rocktown legend Andy Sherman, back to hang out with Nick and talk about all kinds o' paintin' and tattoos and music and movies and just all around general good for ya homemade bullshit. There's never a lull in the mouth runnin' with these two and just to keep it interesting, Alley Cat Tattoo's very own Richie Stutler stops by around the second half to kick things up a notch and join in on all the talk. It's a great time and a good listen, especially when you throw in a world-famous segment of the NLJBS Shop Talk. Porter ain't around this time, so listen as Nick and Andrew discuss some very well done tattoos. Stop lookin' at the bad ones!
Thad Hockman lives up north a ways from Alley Cat Tattoo and is known by many from miles around as Coach Hockman and is the father of strapping young Alley Cat rookie (of several years) the kickass Jake Hockman. Nick's got 'em both in the NLJBS studios this time for some great story sharin' and just a great conversation about all kinds o' things you didn't know you wanted to know. It's a good one, so crack a brew and check it out. Porter & Andrew join Nick in the latter half for another excellent edition of Shop Talk. You're learnin' something, whether you like it or not. Enjoy.
Brian French, known in the tattoo industry as "Frenchy" has been tattooing quite a long while. And it turns out he ain't too far away from Alley Cat, so he finally stopped in for a visit and sat down with Nick to connect some stories and share some information and get into some roots in the Shenandoah Valley with some great tattoo tales along the way. It's a long one, and it's great to hear about parts of the lifestyle that have changed so much but got us to where things are today. Andrew and Porter join Nick for another great segment of Shop Talk this week as well. Thanks for listenin'.
Alley Cat's own veterans of the game Chris "Big Tats" Porter and Sara "Sindi-Ray Boustier" Pennington imbibe and get right with Nick for a wild episode full of stories you may or may not have heard before, but you've never heard anything like. If there's every been a need for some education in your life on the ways of the strip club and all that goes down around 'em, this is the one for you. Strap in and strap on and listen to the antics from these old hands of the glitter empire. Shop Talk wraps things up in the usual educational fashion as Andrew joins Nick & Porter for some good analysis of great tattooing. This is where you wanna be.