Wonder Mark

In this beautifully shot short by Ivan Olita, the man who inked famous folks like Brad Pitt and Tupac is the epitome of timeless cool. Mark Mahoney started tattooing in Boston in 1970’s when it was still illegal. Was part of the punk scene and is considered the founding father of single needle black and grey style. He also starred in several Lana del Rey music videos. Dressed to the nines we see the man at home and at his Shamrock Social Club tattoo parlor on Sunset Boulevard. We hear his gritty voice talk about life, Catholic guilt and the meditative nature of the act of tattooing.

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Still from Lana del Rey’s Shades of Cool
(via: Nowness)