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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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Feb 27, 2024

It's another edition of the No Lies Just Bullshit Hotline where Nick takes your calls. But y'all gotta keep makin' those calls. This one is a bit short, but the calls are great, so we hope you enjoy hearing another few stories from listeners and what Nick has to say about 'em. Hell yeah.

Feb 20, 2024

The weekend of the Philly Tattoo Convention, once again Nick's hotel room across the way is where the stories get told in order to preserve the words of another industry great. This time it's Angelo Scotto, come down from Champion Tattoo in the Bronx to bullshit with Nick for a few hours. Big George joins in the conversation and the tales told from both of these long time tattooers are ones that you don't want to miss. Sit back and take in some history. We'll keep bringing it to you.

Feb 13, 2024

It's another Hotline. Nick answers questions and expounds upon all of the bullshit y'all call in again. And we love it. This is a great one with six different calls and some fun and cool stories to pass the time until we talk with more legends. Hell yeah.

Feb 6, 2024

Nick's hotel room across from the Philly Convention is where we recorded with three legends recently. The first guest is Timmy Tats from just up the road in State College, PA at King Cobra Tattoo which has been around for almost thirty years. It's another great record of tattoo history recorded so the stories don't get lost as time goes on. It's a great conversation of yet another legend in the industry and how he got started and then weaving in and out of a lot of places you're gonna want to hear about and some recognizable names involved along the way.

Jan 30, 2024

Just back from a trip to Philadelphia to record with some legends during the tattoo convention, Nick is back to bring you an off-week episode of call-ins and they are great. We've got some good, quick stories that lead to some great topic discussions for this Hotline episode, so check it out and don't hesitate to give us a call and join in the talks. We'd love to have ya'!

Jan 23, 2024

If you've been listening for a while, you've probably heard an episode with this week's guest, Dave Boisineau. He's got a few. Well, he came down from Maryland to hang with Nick for a while and get caught up on what's been going on with him. It's a great episode that gets into some more history of Richmond tattooing and some other places that have come up in stories on the show. Steve-O shows up after a while and it's just a great hang with some great friends. Don't skip this one.

Jan 17, 2024

It's time once again to hear your calls, for those who took the time to hit up Nick on the ol' Hotline. It's a great one even though there's only a few. You're gonna wanna hear what all Nick has to say. Annette returns to the show after not having been on in a while. There's also a surprise live caller this time. Just a really fun way to fill in these off-weeks and share in the documentation of tattoo history and storytelling. Good times.

Jan 9, 2024

It's been a little while since the last time they were on the show, but Old Heavy Hands returns to talk about their new album coming out this month called Small Fires. Nick travelled down to Roanoke where they were performing a show at Martin's bar and grill and talked to the boys at Flying Panther Skate Shop where they hung out for a while and played a few songs. Friend of the show, Schuyler, is there for the hang as well. It's a great way to kick off 2024 with some music and musical conversation.

Dec 26, 2023

This episode of the No Lies Just Bullshit podcast will wrap up another killer year of guests and stories by hanging out back at the base with Alley Cat's own Chris Porter. Nick chats with the Tatter about all kinds of things you'd expect and a bunch more. Fellow crew member Jake Hockman steps in around the halfway point and pontificates upon some shared travels this year and it's just an all-around good time as we say goodbye to twenty twenty-three and get ready for another amazing year of tattoos in the Shenandoah Valley and bringing this show to the world.

Dec 19, 2023

It's that time again, the ol' off-week and that means a call-in episode. Thanks to everyone who hit Nick up with some stories and questions. They're all over the place this time, but they're great. So check out the Hotline this week and we'll see you next time with another guest.

Dec 12, 2023

Nick recently attended the 20th Anniversary party for Tattoo Paradise in nearby Washington D.C. and had the pleasure of sitting down with yet another legend from the tattoo industry; none other than Frank Ball himself who traveled from All Saint's Tattoo in Austin, TX. It's a great conversation spanning from a time long gone and a million names you'll recognize all the way up to today and new projects like the We Are Those People nonprofit set up by Frank and his family. You don't want to miss this one. It's fast and gets right into the history and doesn't stop for a second. Keep these artists alive by listening.

Dec 5, 2023

It's another exciting release on the off-week for No Lies Just Bullshit. Nick answers the questions, so of course you're here to hear what he has to say, but let's thank the folks who actually took the time to call in too! It could be you next time. What are you waiting for?

Nov 28, 2023

From the beginning of NLJBS, Nick has known that he wanted to get Shahn Anderson on the show to talk about his tattooing story and this year at the Richmond Convention it finally happened. Coming from Great White North of Hopkins, Minnesota Mr. Shahn Anderson owns Dragonland Tattoo out there which will celebrate its thirtieth year in business next year. Hear all about how he got there and much more as Nick and Shahn discuss some great stories from the past as well as celebrate this great industry we all have right now. Don't miss this one. It's freakin' great.

Nov 14, 2023

The man needs no introduction. It's the one and only Good Time Charlie. Nick sat down with Charlie at the Richmond Tattoo Convention and what results is an informative couple of hours that you will not want to miss. 

Oct 31, 2023

Flying over to join us on the East Coast from Smile Tattoo over there in Oregon, it's Jason Tyler Grace. His story will take you places you are not expecting to go, but in the end he's got the killer travels and shop experience you expect to hear about on NLJBS. Nick shares a ton of family stories on this one too, most you've heard, some you haven't. It's a long episode and a great time. Don't miss it.

Oct 24, 2023

It's time to hear some phone calls from artists, listeners and friends - usually all three! It's another great edition of the NLJBS Hotline where you call Nick and leave him a message relaying a story or some wizened bit of important knowledge. Tell a joke or ask a question. This has become a fun way to interact with some additional content now that the Bullshit comes in every other week. Keep 'em comin' and we'll keep on hittin' y'all with the HOTLINE.

Oct 17, 2023

Back again on the NLJBS podcast, we've got great friend of the show  Mr. Ben Proudman hanging out and talkin' shit with Nick. Ben comes down to Alley Cat Tattoo in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley from Frederick, MD and Black Label Tattoo. It's a wild and varied volley of conversation between these two that goes all over the place, so there's sure to be something of interest to you in there. Enjoy and we'll see you this weekend at the Richmond Tattoo Convention in the capital of Virginia. Keepin' it real.

Oct 3, 2023

It's time once again for Nick to sit down with his good friend and industry veteran, Mr. Angelo Miller while attending the 2023 Pagoda City Tattoo Festival in PA. It's a great discussion of many parts of Angelo's history in tattooing covering many of the places he's worked and all of the people you expect to hear about throughout his career. You will hear tons of information about Inksmith & Rogers and before as Nick questions Angelo about his enormous success in the world of tattooing. It's a great talk that you won't want to miss and will hopefully not be the last time we get to hear from this legend. So check it out.

Oct 3, 2023

It's time once again for Nick to sit down with his good friend and industry veteran, Mr. Angelo Miller while attending the 2023 Pagoda City Tattoo Festival in PA. It's a great discussion of many parts of Angelo's history in tattooing covering many of the places he's worked and all of the people you expect to hear about throughout his career. You will hear tons of information about Inksmith & Rogers and before as Nick questions Angelo about his enormous success in the world of tattooing. It's a great talk that you won't want to miss and will hopefully not be the last time we get to hear from this legend. So check it out.

Sep 26, 2023

It's time for your favorite call-in, question and answer, hit up ya boy, tell it like it is, off-week podcast episode of No Lies Just Bullshit where you - the listener - the bullshit artists - call up Nick and talk some shit, tell him a story, ask him a question or - in the case of this episode - make some weird fuckin' noises and that's it. But if that's what it takes to bring y'all some content: Nick's on it.

Sep 19, 2023

Whilst attending the Pagoda City Tattoo Festival up in PA, Nick got a chance to have a long conversation with an excellent English gentleman tattooer, the one and only Henbo. What's with the name? Where in England, Tattoos? You'll hear all of these things discussed and more. Along for the ride is friend of the show Mike Boyd with a slightly different accent. They're both currently at Good Luck NYC and the stoires and names you'll hear on this one are epic indeed. Special surprise appearance by Mr. Pagoda himself, Justin Weatherholz, toward the end. It's a great episode.

Sep 12, 2023

Y'all made it happen once again by calling Nick on the ol' Hotline and givin' us some good questions and anecdotes. For this very special episode of the No Lies Just Bullshit Podcast Hotline we have a very special guest, the one and only Uncle Dave. Get ready for some great back and forth with Uncle Dave and Nick and for the first question we also have world renowned artist, frequent guest of the show and Alley Cat Tattoo crew member: Mr. Andrew Conner stops by the studio to reply to a personal question from a listener. It's a great episode, so tell your tribe.

Sep 5, 2023

Long time friend of the show and amazing tattoo artist Jesse Strother sat down with Nick at Pagoda City Tattoo convention up in PA and they had a hell of a time sharing stories that take us all over the place. The entire Alley Cat crew was in attendance at Pagoda and it's such a great time and Nick is able to get amazing podcasts like this one. Enjoy.

Aug 22, 2023

Mr. Will Lollie is back with yet another killer episode of stories from his travels as he sits down with Nick for a few hours and you all get to hear it. It's a lot about being in Japan, but you know when these two get together you're going to hear about all kinds of great tattooing and everything in between. It's a great one.

Aug 15, 2023

Here we go again with the NLJBS Hotline. Thank you to everyone who called Nick on this one and shared stories and information. It's another great one with some excellent tales from the world of tattooing and some fun questions. There's also some important information we want to share with our listeners as well, so please check it out. And stick around for Shop Talk with Porter and Andrew joining the show to fill you in on some really cool art.

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