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 2 Louie invites The man, the myth, the legend of Hollow Victorian styling himself, Sam Taylor. Catch up on Episode 1 with Terrible Terrible Things here.
There are plenty of talkers out there – in any space, not just the tattoo world – but few can back up their talk quiet like Sam Taylor. Since stomping into the industry with an apprenticeship in 2015, Sam has gone on to become one of Australia’s – if not the world’s – premium stop for vivid, stunning lettering. Over the years, Sam has refined his art, developing an unrivaled ability to bring words to life in a way that’s both stunning, poetic and functional. Indeed, cutting his teeth as an actual signmaker proved to be key to his unique Hollow Victorian tattooing style.
It’s not just his art that makes Sam a rare breed in the tattoo world, but his mentality and work ethic. Don’t let the often seen cigarette in his hand fool you, Sam isn’t one to take breaks or slack off, but rather continuously push the boundaries of his style, furthering his legacy with one hand, while helping usher in the next wave of stand out artists with the other.
In Episode 2 of The Blunt Mag Tattoo Podcast, streaming now, we unpack how Sam got to his coveted position as one of the most in-demand artists currently handling a machine, and how he keeps a cool head about it all.
Before you tune in, take a scroll through some of his choice works – We’ve picked 6 of them here for you but be warned – You’ll want to make a booking once you’ve scrolled.