Thursday August 12, 2010

Meet the Off the Map Staff #2: Brian Copperthite

Meet Brian, everyone's best friend, sales man extraordinaire, Mary's favorite whiskey drinking partner, but officially he's the TattooNOW Manager and front desk staff for Off the Map Tattoo!


1. How long have you worked in the tattoo industry and how did you get started?

Since 2009. I have been around the industry a while, A friend owns Off The Map and he begged me over an over to work with him. One day I woke up in a bathtub full of Ice and had a Tattoo. So here I am.

2. What is your favorite style of tattooing?

Hrmm I like A lot of styles, I like realistic black and grey , and stylized full color when it is fantastical and done well. I really just like well thought out well done Tattoos. I see artwork everyday that is creative and executed so well it just boggles my brain.

3. Who have you been tattooed by and who's on your wish list?

My first Tattoo was done by Joshua Carlton and I have another by Bob Tyrrell. I would love to get something from Robert Hernandez, Oleg Turyanskiy, Dee Dee, Seruga, and the list could go on for a long time.

4. If I wasn't working in the tattoo industry I would probably be:

Probably painting houses I did that for about 12 years and is probably going to be the fall back if I ever need One, Or some sort on sales job.

5. One piece of advice for someone looking to get tattooed?

I am not sure I am qualified to give that advice Because I am always floundering on what to do next and where and why and from whom and all that. Doing good research is probably a safe bet. Research the shops and artists you are interested in talk to some folks in the industry and then make an educated choice.

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