It was years ago at the San Francisco Academy of Arts- The Disney Co. was looking for the school’s most talented students to recruit to their team, an exciting opportunity for any student about to graduate. Frank Schuler was a different case all together. “I had a job offer from Disney but before I was offered the position, they asked me to remove the Guinness Label tattooed on my inner arm. As polite as I could be, I told them to go f@#k themselves and got an apprenticeship at Sacred Tattoos in Oakland California.”
IA: Besides Sacred Tattoo and your current shop, where have you worked?
FS: The Illustrative Man Tattoo and Lucky Boys Tattoo.
IA: And what is the current shop you work at?
FS: Never Say Die Tattoo in Harrisburg, PA.
IA: How long have you worked there?
FS: A year and a half.
IA: How many total years have you been tattooing?
FS: Eight years.
IA: How would you describe your tattoo style?
FS: Fast and loose. Meaning I tattoo the way I draw- usually based on traditional but a little more “cartoony”.
IA: What would you say is your favorite thing about working in this industry?
FS: Its great doing what I love, and working with some great guys.
IA: And what do you like to do in your free time?
FS: I love hanging out with my 1 1/2 year old daughter, Mary Scarlet, working on hot rods, and pin striping what ever I can get my hands on.
Awesome – Thank you so much Frank for taking time out of your day to talk to us!
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