Episode 45 – Triangle Tattoo & Museum
SnapSessions! presents Episode 45, featuring an interview with the tattoo artists of the Triangle Tattoo & Museum in Fort Bragg, CA. We also offer a SnapSessions! homage to the classic 1950s variety show Your Show of Shows, featuring the hilarious Sid Caesar and an incredible cast of characters.
Episode 45 opens with the tribute to Your Show of Shows, starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris. This program, and the later Sid Caesar Comedy Hour, had one of the greatest writing teams in show biz history, including Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner, and Woody Allen. We include highlights from some of its greatest skits, and anecdotes about the show’s cast and writing team.
Our interview features a history of Triangle Tattoo and Museum related by Mr. G, its co-founder with Chinchilla. Mr. G talks about his childhood in Indiana, his time at college in North Carolina in the late 1960s and early 1970s, his spiritual explorations in New York City, his activity as a Vietnam War resistor, his work in construction and sign painting, and his introduction to tattooing in Seattle in the late 1970s where he met Chinchilla. He relates his adventures in the marijuana trade and apprenticeship with Tattoo teacher, Burt Rodriguez, and how he and Chinchilla established Triangle Tattoo, built its tattoo museum, and wrote books on the history and culture of tattooing. Then we spend time with working artists Nikki Needles and Nicola Beatts, providing commentary as they create tattoos in the studio.
Episode 45 is 1 Hour and 35 minutes long and includes an intro, the tribute to Your Show of Shows (starts at 3:45), and our interview with Mr. G and the artists of The Triangle Tattoo and Museum (starts at 21:13)
SnapSessions! includes original music by Marshall Brown, production by Marshall Brown and Ken Krauss, voiceovers by Ken Krauss and Doug Nunn, and articles and interviews by Doug Nunn. Our SnapSessions! artist and logo maker is caricaturist, Daniel Stieglitz.
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