The StoryMen welcome JR.’s tattoo artist and friend Lars Van Zandt to talk about the world of tattooing. We discuss the history of tattooing, how the industry has changed and what they’re all about. Plus, Pixar’s Grand Unified Theory, just because we can.
In this Episode:
0:00 – Where in the World is Matt Mikalatos? 03:00 – Lars Van Zandt: Tattoo Artist to the StoryMen 10:00 – The History and Culture of Tattooing 20:00 – What Not to Ask a Tattoo Artist 26:00 – The Ins and Outs of Tattooing as Art 31:00 – The Spirituality of Ink 42:00 – The Pixar Grand Unifying Theory 48:00 – Matt’s Questions 51:00 – What does the future of tattooing hold?
JR. lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Amanda. In addition to exploring the wonders that are the Lone Star state, JR. is the teaching pastor at Catalyst Community Church, a writer and blogger. His book, Empathy for the Devil, is available from InterVarsity Press. He's haunted by the Batman, who is in turn haunted by the myth of redemptive violence.