Episode 32

Joy Shannon - Pt. 2


August 8th, 2020

48 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

Part two of Giant's interview with his friend Joy Shannon. Recorded in Mike's studio in San Diego, California on July 5, 2020.

Topics discussed include: Ed Hardy changing sanitation standards in tattooing, latex gloves, the Old Timer Splotch, tattooing in photo booth, re-using needles, Crown Needles, cartridge needles, loupe, fineline tattooing, carving and printing, support from her students, support from fans, apprenticeships, Nalla Smith, teaching, wardrobe, wig making, learning from Black girls, difficulties for college teachers, concussion, first meeting with Mike, Gifts from the Universe, the LA “Springboard” mentality, moving to Italy, tattoo tribes, side gigs going full-time, Shanti the service dog, Florence Tattoo Convention, Kai Uwe Faust, Druid tattoos, punks, throat tattoos, Laguna College of Art and Design, Ed Swanson, learn what not to do, private/public spaces for tattooing, shops full of specialists, tattoo TV shows, backstory, Karen Roze, private ritual tattooing, benefits of a support system, Paper Crane Studios, COVID restrictions, side projects to maintain a living, Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks, the “Liam Neeson” video, vocalizing to relieve pain.

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