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The First Ever Podcast

Sep 23, 2020

Jeremy talks to Dan Smith, musician and tattoo artist known for his work on the LA Ink series. 

During this episode they discuss Dan’s experiences moving from Middlesbrough in the UK to New Zealand when he was 6 years old, how he first got into drawing by sketching soccer team logos, Dan’s dad’s impressive record collection, discovering punk and hardcore as a teenager, playing bass in a high school band, finding community in Auckland’s thriving punk scene, moving to Adelaide and working in a tattoo studio, giving his first tattoo to his girlfriend’s step-dad, moving to California and touring with Day Of Contempt, the rise and fall of The Dear and Departed, connecting with Kat Von D and accepting her offer to appear on LA Ink, opening Captured Tattoo in Orange County, and more. 

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