Hosted by tattoo artist Louie Tattooie, The Blunt Mag Tattoo Podcast is a series which dives deep into the philosophy of tattooing featuring some of the industries most prolific identities. For Episode 3 Louie invites the genius of blackwork, Eddy Lou. Catch up on Episode 2 with Sam Taylor Tattoos.
It’s awfully popular these days for tattoos to be blasted with colour. Hell, some of the more recent pieces you’ll see doing the rounds on social media are void of any black line work at all. And sure, it looks great – but there’s another reason many artists will steer clear of devoting their time to black work – it’s bloody hard.
Void of the smoke and mirrors that tend to illuminate a technolocour piece, black work leaves little room for error, daring only some of the most talent artists to venture into it’s realm – such as Eddy Lou – tattoo artist, illustrator owner of FLT Tattoo Studio and host of the Not Just A Girl Podcast. Eddy Lou doesn’t need the glitz and the glam of over the top additions for her art to shine – More often than not, she just needs the one colour.
Featured as an esteemed guest on the latest episode of The Blunt Mag Tattoo Podcast, Eddy Lou was kind enough to bring us into the machinations of her career, detailing some of the more regressive attitudes that hinder the tattoo space, while also carrying the spear of a more positive message – that change is possible, indeed, it’s probable.
To set the scene, we’ve picked six of Eddy Lou’s best pieces – according to us at least, but strongly put her portfolio in our ‘Stop whatever you’re doing and look” category.
Tune in next every Thursday for a brand new episode of The Blunt Mag Tattoo Podcast.