Artist: Jack Rudy, Piece: Swirl-O-Matic Disintegrating Skull, Method: Drawing. The inspiration and determination of tattooing hit Jack early in his childhood. In awe of the work that adorned the arms of on-leave sailors walking Nu-Pike Amusement park in Long Beach, California, Jack eventually took matters (one of his mom's sewing needles) into his own hands and "hand poked" his middle finger with a spider. A few years later at The Pike, Jack met Goodtime Charlie and several years later he started working for him in his shop in East L.A. In 1984 Jack opened his own shop, Good Time Charlie's Tattooland in Anaheim, and has been there ever since. Known as the Godfathers of OG fine line black and gray tattooing, Jack and Goodtime Charlie are currently working on a book chronicling the medium that started in their East L.A. shop some 35 years ago. Artist: Jack Rudy, Piece: Oh Sure You Say That Now, Method: Drawing. Artist: Jack Rudy, Piece: Mooneyes Girl, Method: Drawing. Artist: Jack Rudy, Piece: Plenty of Junk But No Trunk, Method: Drawing. Artist: Corey Miller, Piece: Kurt Cobain, Method: Oil on canvas. With his roots in punk music, Corey found himself awe-struck in the most hardcore of punk rock tattoo shops, Spotlight Tattoo in Hollywood, California, Determined to step up from his homemade tattoo machine and handle one of the quality machines being used at Spotlight, Corey honed his skills and eventually scored the proper tools for the job and started working on his friends until he eventually fell in place at Fat George's Tattoo Gallery in La Puente. In 1989 Jack Rudy hooked Corey up with a spot at Good Time Charlie's, where he studied the art of black and gray from mentors Jack Rudy and Mike Brown. Currently Corey can be found at his own shop Six Feet Under in Upland, California, which he opened in 1997. You can also see him pushing ink on TLCs TV hit LA Ink. Aside from being a highly recognized tattoo artist, Corey is also handy with a pair of drumsticks. Artist: Corey Miller, Piece: Flash, Method: Linen texture reproduction. The wooden display cases are just as amazing as the art that's inside them. Artist: Corey Miller, Piece: Dragon Back Piece (center), Flash (top and bottom), Method: Linen texture reproduction. Artist: Corey Miller, Piece: Dragon Back Piece (center), Flash (top and bottom), Method: Artist: Robert Atkinson, Piece: Phoenix, Method: Watercolor. Artist: Robert Atkinson, Piece: Dragon, Method: Watercolor. What, you think artists like this drive Kias? Black and Gray curators and gracious hosts Claudia and Tom. Smile Corey, this is going in your permanent file. 'Sup, dog? « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Eric Ellis Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!