Friday, April 3, 2009

Jack Rudy tattooing at The Last Laugh Store Thursday April 9th

Next Thursday April 9th, in conjunction with the Downtown LA Art Walk, The Last Laugh Store is proud to have the legendary Jack Rudy as a special guest.

For those who don't know, Jack Rudy is an American tattoo artist notable for his reinvention of the 'Black and Gray' style of tattooing, realistic portraits, and single-needle use. He is considered to be one of the top tattoo artists in the world and we are honored to have him tattooing here next week.

After leaving the Marines in 1975, Rudy began is career as an apprentice at Goodtime Charlie’s Tattooland, in East Los Angeles. Under the watch of Charlie Cartwright, a friend of his from bootcamp, Rudy and Cartwright began to hone their craft of single-needle, Black and Gray style tattoos. As the client base of East Los Angeles began requesting this 'penitentiary-style', the pair decided to create a single-needle tattoo machine.

Jack Rudy is currently the president of the Beatnik's Car Club - a car club which requires the members to own 50s-styled hot rods and 'lots of tattoos'. He is the owner of Tattooland, and 'old school' street shop, located in Anaheim, California.

Here's an interview with Jack on

The Last Laugh Store
129 E. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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