Complex: Corey Miller’s 25 Favorite Tattoo Artists

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By Justin Korkidis, Words by Corey Miller
To see/read the full list of Corey Miller’s 25 favorite tattoo artists on Complex magazine click here
Tattoo artist Corey Miller was in town the other week and stopped by the Complex offices to give us his 25 favorites tattoo artists. If you know tattoos, you know Corey as a guy who has been killing it in the game for years, a master at freehand black and gray work and sought after for his dragon tattoos. If you don’t know tattoos, you might know Corey from his appearance on the TV Show LA Ink. Either way, Corey is a good dude, and chopping it up with him was both a lesson in the history of tattooing and an interesting run through of the different artists who have influenced his work. Click on to read about Corey Miller’s 25 favorite tattoo artists, in the artist’s own words.
#23 Jack Rudy
“Where I came up in Los Angeles, and in the style of black & grey tattooing, he was the guy. Back in the day, in the mid-‘80s he was the only one doing portraits. He was the black & grey master and came from Goodtime Charlie’s Tattooland. And he was just the best of the best and I was very lucky that was the 2nd shop that I worked in.”
#8 Goodtime Charlie Cartwright
“A visit from Charlie is like a visit from the Pope. Everybody’s around and just wants to listen to what he has to say. Goodtime Charlie was Jack Rudy’s teacher. He sold his shop to Ed Hardy back in the day. This is the old blood of East L.A. He’s just old school. He’s one of those guys that doesn’t do tattoo shows. When he’s talking you should listen, you should absorb it.”
To see/read the full list of Corey Miller’s 25 favorite tattoo artists on Complex magazine click here