Some arts and crafts with my neice Sophie Bean. Rose on knee
A great write up and photo essay on yours truly in one of the best luxury and fashion blogs in the world. The Coveteur.
When I started in tattooing in the late 90′s I made it my life, I figured if this is what I’m doing for a living I had to go all in. As I grew up on my own since I was about 15 I was forced to have a strong work ethic. I made tattooing my passion, even though my main passion was to be stable and not broke. As a child my mother made my clothes or bought them at the thrift shops, I didn’t feel embarrassment about that until my early teens. Luckily I grew up around the younger brothers of gang members and fell into some of the dress codes that were clean, cheap, and coordinated. Fancy brands and hot trends were out of my finacial reach so I found a presentalble smooth style that worked for me as I started to make my own money. Converse, Dickies, plain AAA tee shirts, saved the day. I was lucky to grow up around a lot of well dressed and always stylish black dudes and owe a lot of my eye for style to them. Lorenzo, Kenneth, Mikey P, Lawan…
Fast forward to now, NYC a inspiring place for style and fashion. I’ve been involved with sportswear and fashion only slightly the last 20 years but always have pay a little attention to it as I feel how you dress and personal style is a form of art, mixing colors, textures, and patterns. I love the freedom of style, especially in ny. Anyway Im rambling, I just want to thank the good people of the Coveteur for the brilliant photo essay and write up. I love it.
Full Article Here
Had the pleasure of sitting down with some of the great people of The Coveteur for a up coming feature. Keep yours eyes peeled for that.
I had the pleasure and honor of being featured on a great new site for women called Porn For Women Thank you Sarah.
“Luke Wessman is a gentleman, in every sense of the word. The self-made tattoo artist hailing from Southern California, works at Wooster Street Social Club in New York City. At the Beverly Hills home of fashion designer Max Azria, we sat down to discuss his philosophy on being a gentleman, friendship, and one of his most important tattoos.”
Where I come a man has to answer for the things he says, but in the web people are free to hate and hide. This new modern age of keyboard comfort, people really feel comfortable getting out of line, throwing all manners and class out the window. Now, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but openly insulting a stranger on the internet is weak and cheap. Who has time for that nonsense, good luck haters, you’re gonna need it.