Coming in mid-2010, Connecticut tattoo master, Joe Capobianco gives us The Bride of Frankenstein. See the sneak peek preview of this luscious piece of Kidrobot, plus The Baroness caught up with Joe to ask him about how he got started and what makes up his collection.
How long have you been tattooing?
In February ’10, it will be 17 years.
What was your first introduction to art? What mediums did you work with before you started picking up a tattoo machine?
As long as I can remember I’ve been creating art in one way or another. But my first actual introduction was in grade school, 5th grade to be exact. And every year following through 12th grade I was very active in art classes. Having not continued on to college, or art school, I feel this was a huge leg up.
My primary art tool before tattooing was, and still is the airbrush.
What made you switch to tattooing as your art of choice?
It’s a great job, I get to be creative in a very unique medium, and meet interesting people from around the world. That, and when I was out of work I was asked to apprentice…
What do you collect?
To be honest I’ve tried to cut way back on collecting stuff. I’ve huge book collection (both art, and reading). I’ve a ton of queer nick nacks that are on display in my workstation at Hope. Anything from Elvis memorabilia, to Japanese toys (these cool Japanese Demons), not to mention art. Lots and lots of art.
This May will mark the release of your very own vinyl figure. How does it feel to finally have one of your “Capo Girls” in 3D form?
I don’t even know where to begin. I’m insanely excited, and really can’t wait.