Body Tattoos Biography
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I signed on as the guide to this website in August of 1999. I was already writing about the things I was learning through my tattoo apprenticeship on a free webpage I had created for fun, and I was recruited by About.com to share my knowledge about body art here. Since then, I have created over 6000 pages of content on this site!
Am I a Tattoo Artist/Where is My Shop:
No, I am not a tattoo artist - but that is by choice. I served an apprenticeship and I did do a few tattoos, but then I started writing about it and got my position here at About.com. It was then that I realized that writing about body art - not performing it - was my true calling. But the things I learned throughout my apprenticeship is what drove me to begin writing and realize why I was placed on this earth. There are hundreds of excellent tattoo artists out there, but only a handful of safety and acceptance advocates.
My Personal Body Art Collection:
Yes, I do have several tattoos and piercings myself. I have had to remove a few of my piercings over the years due to migration/rejection, but I have loved every one of them and would feel very plain without my body art! You can see my tattoos here.
Future Plans for More Tattoos and Piercings:
I'm working on a few ideas! I recently got my feet tattooed with sugar skulls, which I absolutely love. Now I'm working on a plan for a Zen/Buddhism spiritual theme for my right arm. I am also throwing around a few different ideas for a tattoo on the back of my neck that centers around my strong Gemini personality. Always something in the works, and never enough money for it all!
Tattoo Artists Whom I Admire Most:
There are so many fantastic artists out there, but my personal favorites have to include Megan Hoogland, Brandon Bond, Henning Jorgenson, James Kern, Pat Fish, Deano Cook, Paul Booth and Kat Von D, to mention only a few. I also have a few favorites that aren't famous like my own artist, Kym Tongate. An artist doesn't have to be famous or have a TV show to be good!
Contemporary Artists Whom I Admire Most:
I'm a big fan of Luis Royo - his fantasy art is just stunning. I also love H. R. Giger, Brian Froud, David Bollt, Mark Ryden, Amy Brown, Myka Jelina, Salvador Dali,
Too many to count! I love riding my motorcycle, cooking/baking, entertaining, scrap-booking, singing/karaoke, making jewelry, gardening and lots more - never enough time for it all! I also love to travel and have many destinations I hope to visit some day including Scotland, Ireland and Australia.
I have just as much enthusiasm about being the guide to this site as the day I signed on over 10 years ago. This is not just a job for me - it's a passion. I saw a need back then, to educate people about body art safety and the difference between bad and good artwork - and I feel that need still exists today. The more people I reach and the more people learn and come to expect nothing but the best, the more we all contribute to a positive evolution of this art form and the industry that supports it.
Murphy greets you first, his charcoal grey feline body jumping swiftly on to the glass counter in front of the door of Vincent’s tattoo and piercing shop. He then steps from behind the black curtain of his tattooing section and into the waiting room, appearing like a tattooed surgeon with black latex gloves suctioned to his hands.
Vincent Tricozzi Jr. is a tattoo artist, body piercing specialist and sole owner of his self-titled shop “Vincent’s,” located on Clinton Street in Plattsburgh, Tricozzi, a Fine Arts graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, shamelessly refers to himself as the man who brought piercing to the North Country.
"“I sold my car to start my own piercing shop,” Tricozzi says. “That is my success story.”
“It was in 1994, a friend of mine and I went to Montreal and got our tongues pierced. I remember my friend lost his ball [a part of the hardware for the tongue ring] and we called all around the North Country and Vermont and couldn’t find anywhere that did piercing,” Tricozzi says.
Years after being an apprentice at In Living Color, a tattoo shop in Plattsburgh, and graduating from the piercing school, Body Designs, in Long Island in 1995, Tricozzi opened his own tattoo and piercing parlor.