Mick’s Letter From Berlin (June 2013). I have begun contacting them about appearances they might be making over here, and the chances of me getting some ink at a local show.
I’ll still defend the American artists to the very end, but you gotta give credit where credit is due.
I can say without hesitation that I am a better artist today because of Nate Beavers and his column in Skin&Ink. I feel like I am in a one-on-one seminar when I turn to the column in each issue. He breaks down techniques and takes the reader through the entire tattooing process—from planning, to outline, and finished work. It is the first column I turn to when I get the newest issue in my hand, and I soak in the information like a sponge.
I am not kidding myself that I am going to be as good as Nate Beavers any time soon. Still, because of what I have learned from Nate in Skin&Ink, I am a lot further along than I used to be.
Chaz M. Akron, OH