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Makers Month // Meet the Tattoo Artist

In our quest to speak with makers of all kind this month, we met Andrew Conte of Purple Panther Tattoo in Hollywood, CA. He's been at it for a few years now and he's serious about the craft. We had him stop by Apron HQ for a quick interview!

Andrew Conte Tattoo Artist for Hedley & Bennett

Tell us about yourself in 3 sentences.
I grew up in Newbury Park, Ca. I currently work in hollywood at Purple Panther tattoo. In addition to tattooing, I love making Zines, Illustration and motorcycles.

How long have you been tattooing?
3 years 
Purple Panther Tattooist
What's your favorite style to tattoo?
Traditional Black and Grey and Fine Line 

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Do you wear an apron when you work?

Do you cook?
Yes, my dad is Italian and taught me how to cook at a young age.  If so, what's your favorite thing to cook? I love cooking a low and slow Meat sauce with homemade meatballs.


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We were happy to have Andrew come in. It's bad ass to see how other makers rock their aprons! #apronsquad!!


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