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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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Now displaying: March, 2022

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Mar 29, 2022

Nick has been tryin' for a while to get this gentleman on the show ever since Brian Bruno told him they need to talk. Well, it finally worked out and Adam Marton drove up to Harrisonburg to see Nick at Alley Cat and hang out in the NLJBS studio surrounded by killer artwork and great booze. And this one was worth the wait. It's around four hours of amazing tattoo talk as Adam shares a ton of stories of names you've heard a lot on this show. He tells us about his days starting out at Empire Tattoo in Asheville, NC. Then there are a ton of stories in Richmond leading up to opening his own shop, Civilization Tattoo. It's just an all around awesome hang out with a great guy. Check it out.

Mar 22, 2022

On this episode, Nick heads up Interstate 81 to meet up with good friend Gary Gearhardt from Key City Tattoo, and they travel over to Annapolis, MD to the Orange Tattoo Company where they sit down and have a killer conversation about the Maryland / D.C. / Virginia tattoo scene and how it came to be. You are primarily listening to Brady Duncan and Jowe Nasatka with a bit from Franky Orange who we hope to have back on the show one day. There are a ton of great stories and a lot of history on this one, so check it out for sure.

Mar 15, 2022

J Ranno is a name that is talked about constantly at Alley Cat Tattoo, usually whenever something gets posted to Instagram by this gentleman. As in - did you see what he just posted - holy shit! We've always said here at No Lies Just Bullshit that this is what IG should be used for. Show people things you like. Things that are great. Don't look at negativity. Well, here's a great example because J came down from his private studio in Baltimore to do some tattooing at Alley Cat and now you also get to hear from him and about his art as Nick shoots the shit with him. Andrew hangs out for a while as well and it's a great conversation. We hop you enjoy it.

Mar 8, 2022

Joe Capobianco is back on the show again and just as awesome as last time. This time he's been travelling with Elliot Wells from Edinburgh, Scotland who does some killer tattooing and art. The guys join Nick at Alley Cat and have a great discussion of old tattoo shops and stories, great whiskey, popular bands, Lord of the Rings and international curiousities. Not to mention forced Cadillac driving and the associated ridicule. It's a great one you won't want to miss. And go check out these guys' art. For sure.

Mar 1, 2022

While still recovering from the hangover from Alley Cat's 20th anniversary party almost six months ago, Chris Fox comes back down south to hang out again. This time he's tattooing several members of the crew and recording with Nick. Chris owns Fish Ladder Tattoo in Lansing, Michigan and is a member of several bands. Porter is around for the ride, and you also catch a bit of Trevor, Richie and Jake in there as well. So enjoy.

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