SOCIAL GUNS: CULTURE FOCUS – THE FORGE TATTOO BY SHADOWBOX MVMNT / BOXER EXPOSE
Its a blessing to live within a community where artists collaboratively pride in creating an explosively enjoyable culture through the services they provide. That blessing takes an influential leap when this artistic movement is an original concept, adding new value within the environment it settles. Adding new value fosters the growth of collision and development across social and professional boundaries which is simply radical in our book. Within the community of Fairfax, CA, The Forge Tattoo (@theforgetattoo) has achieved a sustainable and social approach to ink, by achieving this leap the day their shop opening, was declared and announced.
On the topic of value, in our opinion Forge displayed tactful market entry in a fresh and innovative manner by stamping the first parlor in Marin County’s west end town of Fairfax, just outside of San Francisco, CA. Booking up since doors opened, not only did they deploy strategy within a customer friendly environment, they came equipped with house specialists from apprentice to artist that love the craft they specialize in. Its apparent to many people in the community, they are dedicated to the art, wish to extend the creative experience outside of shop doors and hours, and truly enjoying the craft at hand.
In our opinion, at the end of the day….whether your creative niche is gangster rap or oil painting, if you’re a dedicated artist, and work with a clear concept of team, manners of operation and growth naturally fall into play. The Forge Tattoo came on the scene in a method that was well receipted by the community. Why?… you might ask? Because just like Fairfax….this enterprise arrived organic, genuine, laid back, and true to its roots in every manner.
PLEASE NOTE: FOR THE MOST UPDATED AND CURRENT INFORMATION ON THE FORGE TATTOO, INCLUDING THEIR ARTISTS, BOOKS, SPECIALTIES, BOOKINGS. PLEASE VIST THE OPTIONS BELOW. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEKING A SOCIAL GUNS PART 2 FOR THIS PIECE, FOR ENGAGEMENT AND INTERVIEW PURPOSES – (comments by The Forge Tattoo TBD).
SOCIAL: (Facebook & Instagram) @theforgetattoo
INFO / ART / CREW / COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/theforgetattoo/photos
If you’re passing through, check out the books, introduce yourself, and from there organically embrace this great atmosphere. If its not the ink and artists, Forge houses positive vibes and a dedicated demeanor for curating all that’s expressive within the local community by rocking a cohesive mentality fused with a sincere commitment to every facet of their operation. Their dedication supports the extension your own personal style, mission, and existence for a lifetime to come. I am still clinching fists under cold water for 5-10 minutes periodically as instructed, as I was lucky to have Marcello place Carpe Diem across my knuckles, with a small heart on the final thumb. I kiss that piece every morning when I wake. Much respect..
Shadowbox drops a huge dose of gratitude to Marcello and The Forge Tattoo, Fairfax, California, for their artistic assistance and support while branding the credo with a distinct taste of artistic respect, professionalism, and stoke for the body art desired. Pictures forthcoming on the Shadowbox MVMNT Piece: Carpe Diem, in our September Issue. Please check it out – as this piece is here to focus on them –
THE FORGE TATTOO
1906 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
ARTICLE: BY JOHN WHITMAN SHADOWBOX FOUNDER & CO-EDITOR IN CHEIF
SHADOWBOX DEDICATION TRAXX: TO THE FORGE “COME ORIGINAL” BY 311….AND AS BROADWAY SITS AT THE FOOT OF THEIR COMMUNITY – “POSSE ON BROADWAY” BY SIR MIX A LOT – MILLENNIAL WHAT? #SHADOWBOX
POSSE ON BORADWAY / SIR MIX A LOT
COME ORIGINAL / 311
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