The Unexpected Inspiration Behind Your Favorite Tattoos | Tattoo Artists React

Where does inspiration come from? In this video, our panel of artists talk about all the folks who have influenced them to create art over the years. For some, they’ve been raised in an artistic environment. Others turn to music to get the creative juices flowing. And one member of our panel is heavily influenced by a pincushion man running wild through a town of balloon people. Something tells us you know who we’re talking about.

Normally we film Tattoo Artists React at a tattoo convention. We spend two days running around, grabbing people from their booths and asking them a bunch of different questions. COVID obliterated all of our plans, but we pressed on! During lockdown the only way the Inked team talked to each other was via video chat, so we figured, why not do the same thing for our beloved Tattoo Artists React series. Naturally, there were some challenges. It’s a little awkward not being in the room with our friends. And everybody’s home technology set-up is wildly different, so the perfectionist in us was a bit peeved about video quality. That being said, connecting and speaking with some of our favorite tattooers was invigorating. It was especially nice to talk about all of the nutty experiences that take place in tattoo shops around the world at a time when they were all closed. This season looks a lot different from any of the prior seasons, but that’s OK. You’ll still be laughing until your insides hurt at Kelly’s stories, you’ll still coo at every pet that ends up on screen and you’ll still be able to argue with each other in the comment section. New episodes will be posted every Friday. This is Tattoo Artists React – Pandemic Edition.

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This season’s stars:
Sara Fabel
Danny Lepore
Kelly Doty
Travis Ross
Lemeir Mitchell
Miryam Lumpini
Gian Karle
Landon Morgan
David Corden
Cavan Infante
Bobby Cupparo
Zac Scheinbaum
Jimmy Snaz
Nikki Simpson
Kevin Laroy
Robbie Ripoll
Jerrel Larkins
Omar Fame
Luca Font
Killian Moon

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  1. Man, I love Kelly Doty! She's always my favorite part of any Inked video. (Just FYI, though, it's Ub Iwerks, like tub. Not U.B. Iwerks. Still love you!)

  2. if Kelly likes pin cushion man, gamer or not Cuphead would be amazing for your interests. that games visual cartoon style is totally pin cushion man esque

  3. "I love when its like…"or "like this…", "you know like…" "god damn…it so turns me off when someone cannot talk without hundreds of "like" into their speech…come on….

  4. You aren't telling me that this balloon town massacre was Pincushion Man's first violent offence!!? social services and his parole officer should never have housed his next to the balloon village, you are right Kelly, some of the blame and responsibility falls on the local authorities here 🤣😍

    You are too cool

  5. Job boy tattoo… way to name drop at every given moment … I don’t know if you know … nobody cares … y’all about you as an artist smdh

  6. The you know/healer/model/tatoo artist/empty speech chick is the kind of person i don't want near me. Kelly on the other hand, fuck yeah, no bullshit in your face what you see is what you get is the best vibe.

  7. I love them all but Kelly is the best together with Giancarle. And WTF is the lady who talks and has no idea what she is talking about, the one who comes up again at the end? She cracks me up