Nick was scheduled to attend the 2022 Asbury Park Tattoo Fest in New Jersey this year, but he was not able to make it. Instead, Alley Cat's own Sara Pennington made the trip and was able to record a legendary round table discussion with some true legends of tattooing. For the first hour of this episode, you'll get to hear stories from Sailor Eddie, Mike Schweigert, Rich Montgomery, Gordon "Wrath" McCloud and Robert Ryan. With almost 200 years combined experience between them, you won't want to miss this. Then, to make things even better, the NLJBS Shop Talk crew has gotten the band back together! Yes, Andrew Conner and Chris Porter join Nick to discuss the legendary talk and what it means for tattooing. Richie Stutler and Jake Hockman join in the talk as well and you won't want to miss what all five of them have to say. Don't skip this episode.
The entire crew from Serpent and the Rainbow Tattoo in Asheville, NC hit the road and their first stop was Alley Cat Tattoo in H-Burg, VA. The first voice we get to hear from these great guys is Nick Hall, and after sitting down with NLJBS Nick for over two hours, you get some great stories that more than make up for our first week off in years. We hope the new release schedule isn't too disappointing for y'all. But the quality is just going to keep getting better as we hit you with these next few after the amazing Nikki Balls episode 300, and we sail on into next month with Pagoda. We certainly hope that you will continue to enjoy and hang out with us. Let us know what's up on the HOTLINE!