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Artist Connection Podcast

The Artist Connection Podcast has been offering long form audio interviews with artists from the past, present, and future since 2011. Hear what inspires them to get out of bed each morning and practice the craft that they love. My guests include people that I truly respect from many different backgrounds. Each episode provides a unique mix of music and conversation. Enjoy!

Mar 18, 2012

The return of my favorite tattoo artist, Mr. Steve Lemak! Steve is the owner of The Quillian in Allentown, Pa. I first introduced him to you back in Episode 020. That interview took place during one of his appointments, and my goal there was to give you an idea of the conversations that take place in a tattoo shop. I received a lot of positive feedback, and I was eager to have Steve on again for a one on one interview. My son and I met Steve in a local diner for lunch, and we had another great conversation. His Skindustry Expo 2012 is coming up in the next few weeks, and the timing felt right. We talked about what it was like to set the Expo in motion, his reasons for doing it, and his focus on making it an event that people want to come back to year after year. We also talked about his life, the impact of the economy on the tattoo world, and politics. Steve is such an intelligent guy, and always keeps things interesting.  Talking with him is one of the things that I look forward to the most when I have work done at his shop. On top of that, he is a fantastic artist that keeps you involved in every step of the tattoo process. Skindustry Expo 2012 takes place on from 3/30-4/1. Learn more at You can also visit Steve at Check him out, and tell him Matt sent you!  Enjoy!

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