Newly released, this is the third in a series of films chronicling the travels of the gypsy gentleman. A travel documentary profiling the world’s greatest tattooers and the world’s most fascinating places.
Episode 3 features a tour of San Francisco and several of its not so known wonders and interviews with tattooers Jason Kundell (of AWR fame) and George Campise.
Jason Kundel was born and raised in Southern California, but his mustache hails from an El Paso Rancher’s upper lip. In 2009, he migrated north, as he left San Francisco to bring the Pacific Northwest his brand of Japanese inspired tattooing in his reincarnation of the world renown Art Work Rebels tattoo studio. Outside of tattooing Jason enjoys Jiu Jitsu, porchetta sandwiches, & Neurosis, but puts spending time with his daughter, Lula, above everything else. Jason can often be spotted towing Lula on his bike around the city on his days off.
George Campise works at and owns War Horse Tattoo in Berkeley California. Originally from southern New Jersey, he moved to San Francisco in 1991 & started tattooing in 1993. He has no formal instruction in art (beyond high school) except for the example set before him by the incredible gallery of artists & tattooist He’s been fortunate enough to work with over the last 19 years. Through his shared experiences with these people as co-workers, at times clients & often as jackasses he feels he has been able to find his voice & develop a style which in equal measure has been influenced by the imagery of his childhood (comics, movies, skate art) and the genius he’s been fortunate enough to witness.
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Also, if you are in the Portland Oregon area be sure to check out Jason’s shop Art Work Rebels. Nice guys and a great shop.