Episode 30

Tony Bonetti


June 18th, 2020

1 hr 18 mins 29 secs

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About this Episode

Giant's interview with his old friend Tony Bonetti. Recorded at Tony's home in Sunnyvale, CA on Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Topics discussed include: Ramon Altorre, tattoo trip to New Mexico, ultra violence, San Jose, the Tech Boom, initial links to the tattoo world, The Skullz Press storefront, being an excellent tattoo collector, Chris Trevino, “A Tattoo You Can Read from Across the Room”, the unwritten rules of tattooing, seasonal mistakes, “Suited”, Amuletic, tattoos as markers of life experience, Greg Rojas birdcage, growing up around firearms and hunting, Nature Deficiency Disorder, Great Out Doors, Open Awareness, conservation, wild game, ethical harvesting, process of buying a gun from a licensed dealer, self defense concerns, avoiding mainstream media, sobriety, trigger awareness, Glock and shotgun, AR-style rifles, requirements for firearm purchase, written test, background check, customer cross-section, Tech immigrants, refusing stupid customers, long lines, teaching ladies to shoot, various types of ammunition, advantages of a shotgun, safety restrictions, suicide by firearm, mental health issues, self protection laws, semi-auto versus pump shotguns, "$500 Gun and $4500 in Training”, tie-dye, Positive Mental Attitude, the power and satisfaction of creating things, residential rehab program, recognizing when alcohol is a problem, building confidence through creativity, incremental steps, therapists, seeing and sharing the things that work, Alcoholics Anonymous and Zoom meetings.


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