Paul Booth and Brandon Bond learn to tattoo.





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Published on Oct 26, 2010


Q.) Your instructional seminar DVD series, "The Whole Enchilada" has become a household name in tattooing, talk to me about the reselling, pirating, transfer of information, and the vol 3 we have all been waiting for.

BB.) Joshua Carlton, Nate Beavers, and I were all working at All or Nothing, and we were getting a lot of the same questions from other artists about the techniques we were executing. Wrong questions, like "what kind of ink makes that so bright" and dumb sh*t like that. I was already touring, teaching seminars live, and I couldn't show the tattoo process up close. Also, I was covering so much material in only two hours, that students and young tattooers were having trouble keeping up, and retaining all of the information. Enter, the "zoom and rewind" buttons. All of a sudden, we could shoot straight to an example, up close with editing, and people could rewind and and watch it again and again. It was genius in theory, and paid a lot better than travelling! All from the comfort of being in Atlanta.

Click here to purchase The Whole Enchilada Volume One

We would supply specific seminars to specific artists only, and it worked. I created an online company and a technical forum specifically to help those along who were participating in our series of videos.

The project was a resounding success and many artists, including several of my own artists, have benefited from the discs.
Specifically for the purpose of not allowing the DVDs to get into the wrong hands, we regulated every single disc that was sent out. I never agreed to allow distributors to get a hold of it, not even Kingpin Tattoo Supply, so that we could control everywhere the disc ended up. Sales were incredible and everything was awesome until the bootleggers came into the equation. We thought that might happen and prepared in advance for it. The discs are digitally imprinted and match each order so, every time something is distributed without our permission, that order is forwarded to the attorneys. Several other very well known tattoo artists are involved in a large infringement of both civil and criminal interests. People seem to forget that IP addresses, order numbers, eBay, torrent downloads; all of that is digital like "The Matrix" and sh*t. I am not involved in any way, other than to donate the information on stolen materials. We are not "Metallica", and while piracy is expected these days, I'm still surprised at the minority that abuses what is being shared in light of WHAT is on those discs!

I, too, have an iPod or 3, full of stolen music and porn, and an itouch and an iPhone, all with stolen crap probably, just like everyone, but the information included in tattoo seminars is not exactly "sweet home Alabama" if you know what I mean. It is meant for a specific few, privately licensed, and distributed by my companies only. If it is redistributed and gets in the wrong hands or ends up on EBAY or some sh*t, guess who gets flooded with HATE MAIL the next morning?

If you ordered it, keep it, refer to it in your library once a year, as your tattooing evolves so will your perception of a lot of the information. And yeah, F*ck Lars Ulrich [drummer for Metallica] (laughter). But, KILL EM ALL is an amazing record. And "Master of Puppets" is my all time favorite from them. "Ride the Lightning" was good too.

Vol 3? We get a lot of mail about that too, probably not. Why should I? If sh*theads can't respect the information? (laughter) I have spoken at length with Nikko, and many of the "seminar dvd guys" coming out about this exact thing. Piracy and redistribution. Nobody likes a sh*thead. For now, I'm out of that game. Sales continue, and will until we are out of stock, which will be soon. Once they are gone, they might be gone forever


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