We had the good fortune of connecting with Josh Schneider and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Josh, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
All I ever wanted to do since I could hold a pencil was draw & create art. Originally the idea was to do comics, then that evolved into medical illustration. After getting tattooed on my 18th birthday, it became crystal clear what I wanted my path to become from there out. After 4 years of hard work & drawing every day, I finally got my apprenticeship & began tattooing in 1999. Every year that passes I appreciate my career even more than the previous year.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve been tattooing for a lil while, & the thing I notice now, is how much of outside influences make their way into my tattooing. Punk icons, skateboard art, horror & metal imagery all find their way into my design process, along with the influence of many Tattooer’s that I respect & look up to. The longer I stay true to what I love, the more fun I have with my clients ideas & my own.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well that’s a tricky question given the current state of the pandemic. If it was usual, we would hit up: 101 coffee shop, Amoeba records, maybe Dukes in Malibu. Check out a show at the Echo or Hollywood Bowl. I’ll be curious to see what our options are when everything re-opens

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
With tattooing there are always a lot of people who help form the artist that you become. Angelina Pelano gave me my start, & I did my apprenticeship at her shop, working under her, Evan Conklin & Kent McKnight. Stephan Lanphear was the first to share any kind of information regarding tattooing with me, during his time working there as well. All of these folks had a very important part in my formative years of tattooing in Ny, before I moved to Los Angeles….

Website: Marginalizedtattoo.com

Instagram: Joshschneidertattoo

Facebook: Josh Schneider

Yelp: Marginalized Tattoo

Image Credits
Photo by Randall H Proffit of me tattooing

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