It's a perfect time to have Mr. Perfect on the podcast once again. Coming off the amazing twentieth anniversary weekend of Alley Cat Tattoo, Eric Perfect comes by the shop to hang out and talk some crazy tattoo tales with Nick. He brought along his son and apprentice to knock out some killer tattoos for the public while it all went down. Mr. Andrew Conner joins the conversation as well to fill in the gaps for our host.
There will be more about the 20th in a future episode, but thank you to everyone involved in making it a truly special event. And thanks to Eric for swinging by afterward to keep it comin'!
Just before the big Alley Cat Tattoo Twentieth Anniversary Celebration in Rocktown - Harrisonburg, V.A. - Nick got a visit from a good friend Evan and his brother Corey from back in the day. This is an episode of memories and stories and talkin' shit about cops and folks and just kickin' it for a damn long and entertaining bullshit session. If you're a fan of the show, you will be right at home in the setting of this one, and if you're new you're gonna hear about a wild place nestled in the mountains of Virginia and the cast of characters that populated it. Not much tattoo talk, but that ain't the only thing this is about. Enjoy y'all.
It has been a while, but Joe Capobianco is back on the podcast to hang out with Nick to drink some whiskey, unload some stories and tell it like it is about quite a few things. When these two get conversin' it just doesn't slow down until it's over. Tons of tattoo history talk here and lots of discussion about the way things were and how they're goin' now. Alley Cat's very own Trevor Smith is hanging around for a good long bit of the first half, then the man across the way from him, Mr. Richie Stutler sits in on the tail end. A great time is had by all, leading right into the big Alley Cat Tattoo Twentieth Anniversary Celebration. Hell yeah.
Now that we're right up in the celebrations of Alley Cat Tattoo's twentieth anniversary, Nick recorded with someone who was there right at the beginning while he was visiting Richmond. Keith is a long time friend of the shop and was around when things were just kickin' off. You get to hear about some of the old days when there was a quite different crew and the barber shop next door was still swingin' and Chris "Big Tats" Porter went by a different nickname and was still a fresh faced starter learnin' from Nick and Keith and all the other characters around back in the day. It's a great time, so give it a listen.