No Lies Just BS

Listen to Nick Swartz tell stories about his life. From growin' up in the small VA mountain town of Clifton Forge to his entry into and career in the tattoo industry. All the rough upbringin', punk rock, family, country, skateboardin', good eatin', blues, ass-kickin', tattooed, hard to believe but addictin' to perceive bullshit that can be packed into each episode. His brother Josh helps out and the guests are the best of the best.
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Nov 30, 2016

*...formerly titled "Bunkhouse"

This episode takes you to a tattoo convention before cell phones were around to back up the crazy shit you're gonna hear about.

Then we lament the lack of halfpipe and skate session documentation of the ramp we built up in the holler with Tony.

You'll feel like you're in the bunkhouse with Nick on Cripple Creek when you get immersed in the unusual shit that went down one night.

Finally, a few animals might be abused in the last section of our talk today, but it's really just about doin' some hard work and the crazy things that might happen while it's happenin'. You know - bullshit.

Have at it.

Nov 25, 2016

*...formerly titled "Jedi"

Hear how we ended up in the little mountain town we grew up in. Some of the experiences that shaped us make us wonder how to implement those ordeals without havin' to recreate them.

We get into not knowin' one dad all the way up to the culture shock of livin' with our new one.

This episode also includes the second installment of our new segment "Shop Talk." Enjoy!

Nov 17, 2016

*...formerly titled "Tough"

Yeah, I made y'all wait a couple extra days on this one, but it's worth it!

Nick remembers what got him fascinated with tattoos way back in the day. Josh, unsurprisingly, struggles to share that memory. That leads to talk about ink-pen tattoos done by Josh on several people, all the way up to how Nick met the legend they call 'GRIZ.'

His name can still be seen around Alley Cat on old flash here and there, and meeting him led to the Griz & Troy partnership that eventually became Alley Cat and the rest of the story you've been gettin' pieces of.

Stick around towards the end of this episode because we have a brand new segment for you that all you tattooers are going to LOVE, and everyone else will find entertaining, too. It's called Shop Talk and this first one is with Andrew Conner who was featured on two earlier very popular episodes, and Chris 'Tatter' Porter. They bullshit with Nick and it's excellent.

Check it out now.

Nov 9, 2016

*...formerly titled "Buckle"

Hey bullshitters - this one's gonna sound a bit weird after those great Conner episodes. See - we're still figurin' this shit out and this one was recorded before we got Andrew on here. So I think we call it episode five and we talk about just getting our name and website.

Ignore that shit and enjoy the stories. It's a bit short, but I think talk about our new president is gonna be fillin' everyone's days for a bit anyway. Use this as a break from the insanity and enjoy!

That's Poor Farm playin' in the intro. You'll be hearing more from them and hell - maybe even live on on an episode. Keep listenin' - we're havin' a kick-ass time makin' em!

Nov 4, 2016

*...formerly titled "Damie"

I won't waste time with a long description on this one. If you didn't catch Episode Five, it was part one of Nick talkin' with the amazingly talented and loyal Andrew Conner.

This is Part Two.