The Last Pinky Yun Interview?

 

As many of you probably know, the legendary Pinky Yun sadly passed away last year in December. This was a great loss to tattooing, especially at a time where many people think “fame” equals talent, as he was such a great example of what a real master of the art is.

Before he died, Pinky did an interview with Tattoo Artist Magazine, which is a trade only magazine from America (though you can get a subscription from pretty much any country, I believe!). The interview, which is out in the magazine now, is published unchanged, despite Pinky’s death. This is something that’s really special, as I think it could be the last interview he ever did.

From the TAM Blog:

Throughout his life Pinky maintained a series of correspondences with many legendary figures in tattoo history, such as Sailor Jerry in Hawaii, and had pen pals as far away as Europe and even Australia. It was at the first tattoo conventions that he made an impact, stunning crowds by drawing with both hands at once on paper and tattooing dragons without stencils.

After tattooing in Japan and being exposed to Japanese tattoo styles, his repertoire broadened beyond military tattoos into Japanese designs. Ironically a Hong Kong kid doing sailor tattoos on Americans and Europeans traveled to Japan, not unlike Ed Hardy and other Western artists, and was so inspired by the dragons and koi fish he encountered there that he incorporated what he saw into his own work, ultimately procuring him as the archetype of Oriental tattooing.

Generous, intelligent, well-traveled and a courteous gentleman Pinky is humble and doesn’t have airs about him. He is the Godfather of the Oriental style of sailor tattooing.

 

If you’re a tattoo artist, you’ll be able to get a copy of the magazine through this blog post. If you’re not a tattoo artist, click on it anyway for some more about the interview and some pictures!

Image above is also from Tattoo Artist Magazine.

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9 Responses to “The Last Pinky Yun Interview?”
  1. John says:

    This article can be seen in its entirety by purchasing Tattoo Artist Magazine #26 (see link below) and thanks for re-posting this… I do believe this was the last article he did before his passing…

    Click here to purchase TAM #26: http://www.tattooartistmagazine.com/issue/order/id/26

    Cheers!

    John
    Tattoo Artist Magazine
    Web Content Editor/Social Media Director
    john@tattooartistmagazine.com

    http://tattooartistmagazineblog.com/

    • Mel Noir says:

      Ah, I thought it would have been the last article he did- this is a real gem, then. I may have to run away with this issue the next time I see a friend who has subscribed to your magazine so I can have a read!
      Thanks for posting the link for everyone, and you’re more than welcome for the post- if you want anything else up on this site at any time, feel free to get in touch!

      Mel

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